Valve Manufacturers Association To Offer Free Seminars

The Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA) will be presenting two informative educational sessions on the use of valves and actuators in the chemical processing industry during the New Chem Show, Nov. 17-19 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Designed for both newcomers to the process industries as well as experienced engineers who need a refresher course in valves and actuators, attendees will benefit from the free three-hour session that is divided into two parts:

Valves 101 – Starts with a broad overview of the valve industry and then narrows its focus on key elements such as valve standards, basic piping information and application issues that are critical to effective valve specification and usage. Detailed discussions of the major valve types, including gate, globe, check, ball, butterfly, plug, control and pressure relief, will provide attendees with valuable knowledge that can be applied in their daily PVF work, whether in sales, as a specifying engineer or an end-user.

Actuators 101 – Begins with a description of the various actions, such as linear, rotary, etc., that are employed to operate the valve types discussed in Valves 101.  Each actuator type (electric, pneumatic, hydraulic) is defined in expanded detail to impart an understanding of their variations, characteristics and relative technical matters. It provides sufficient information to educate users about their options and to gain a firm understanding of how each actuator type may apply to their specific needs.

For information on the 2009 New Chem Show, visit http://www.chemshow.com or call (203) 221-9232.

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