Course NumberCH-02-210
PDH Hours4
Introduction to Valves

Introduction to Valves

This course provides a detailed review of the various types of valves, their construction, and their primary functions. The training material provides information about the main types of valves in common use: the globe, gate, plug, ball, needle, butterfly, diaphragm, pinch, check, safety/relief, and reducing valve. Also presented is a general discussion of the relative advantages and disadvantages of each type of valve. Valves are widely used in fluid piping systems to shut off or throttle flow, as well as to prevent backflow, reduce pressure or relieve pressure. Students who complete this course will gain an understanding of the basic types of valves, their use, and the applications they are best suited for.

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty-five (25) questions to earn 4 PDH credits.

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Basic components of valves and their function, including the body, bonnet, stem, actuator, packing, seat, and disk
  • Basic uses and applications of a valve
  • Gate, globe, plug, ball, needle, butterfly, diaphragm and pinch valves
  • General construction and operation of the different types of check valves, reducing valves, and relief valves
  • Construction and principle of operation of manual, electric motor, pneumatic, hydraulic, and solenoid valve actuators

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We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This course is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.