VMA Offers Valve Basics Course in Las Vegas

Sept. 12, 2014
The Valve Manufacturers Association’s next Valves, Actuators & Controls 101 course will takeplace Oct. 30-31, 2014 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

The Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA)’s next Valves, Actuators & Controls 101 course will take place Oct. 30-31, 2014 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

The seminar brings together employees and supervisors of the plants that use valves, actuators and controls with distributors and sales reps who want to better understand the products they sell. Personnel from valve manufacturing companies are in the classroom with staff that specify and purchase valves and related equipment. They learn together with engineers in the early phase of their careers, as well as advanced-level mechanical engineering students (for whom scholarships are available).

The Valves, Actuators & Controls 101 course consists of lessons that guide attendees through the world of valves and the systems they help control, starting with simplest types of valves and moving into the more complicated automated products, including actuators and controls. The two newest lessons cover solenoids and actuator accessories.

The cost is $725 for the first person from a company and $695 for each subsequent registration from the same company. Participants receive a certificate from VMA indicating they have earned 12 hours of continuing education. Breakfast, lunch, breaks and a reception, as well as a manual and CD, are also included. VMA also offers Valve Basics Online Training, a shorter course for those unable to attend the longer event.

For more information, visit www.vma.org

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