MODULE DETAILS

DEICVS615 : Control Valve Sizing, Selection and Maintenance

Nominal duration: 36 hours total time commitment

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, and attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

This module covers the specification, design, installation, commissioning and troubleshooting of instrumentation systems used for the measurement of pressure, level, temperature and flow in the oil and gas industries.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of the module is for participants to develop knowledge that will enable them to effectively participate in the sizing, selection and maintenance of industrial control valves in oil and gas facilities.

MODIFICATION HISTORY Original module approved in 2010 (52368WA); April 2014 (52684WA).  This version is Version 3.0

PRE-REQUISITE MODULES/UNIT(S)

Modules that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

  • Process Control Basics DEIPCB613

Modules that must be delivered concurrently with this module:

  • N/A

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

 

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessor Requirements:

Assessors must satisfy the assessor requirements in the standards for registered training organisation (RTOs) current at the time of assessment.

Assessors must also hold a tertiary qualification in engineering or related field.

The RTO must also ensure that trainers and assessors keep their industry knowledge up to date through ongoing professional development.

Assessment Conditions:

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required.

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

Assessments may be open book assessment and may be completed off campus. Invigilation software will be used for some assessments to ensure authenticity of work completed.

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different assessors.

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

  1. Outline the essential characteristics and capabilities of control valves
  2. Summarise the sizing, actuation, and essential accessories of control valves
  3. Compare materials, standards, applications, maintenance and installation of control valves

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1. Outline the essential characteristics and capabilities of control valves

1.1.  Outline basic theoretical principles of control valves

1.2.  Distinguish between different types of control valves

1.3.  Compare the characteristics of control valves used in oil and gas

1.4.  Identify issues related to high pressure drop applications of control valves

2. Summarise the sizing, actuation, and essential accessories of control valves

2.1.  Apply computer programs for valve sizing

2.2.  Evaluate examples of high pressure drop applications

2.3.  Outline the construction and determine applications of:

(a) Actuators

(b) Positioners

(c) Pneumatic circuits

3. Compare materials, standards, applications, maintenance and installation of control valves

3.1.  Compare materials used for control valves

3.2.  Outline quality standards applicable to control valves

3.3.  Evaluate severe service applications of control valves

3.4.  Explain the operation of pressure relief valves

3.5.  Explain best-practice installation and maintenance issues related to control valves

Delivery Mode

Online and face-to-face

Specialised Resources

N/A

  

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • PC-Control LAB3

Hardware

  • Remote Lab