MODULE DETAILS

 

Control Valve Sizing, Selection and Maintenance DIACVS604

 

Nominal duration: 24 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 identification of control valves for process plant applications, valve sizing, the materials, actuators and positioners for control valves, and best practice installation and maintenance.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of the module is for participants to develop knowledge of core principles involved in the sizing, selection and maintenance of industrial control valves in an industrial plant.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Original module approved in 2007 (51935); June 2011 (52403WA); 2014 (52708WA).  This version: V4.0

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

Instrumentation for Automation and Process Control DIAIAP601

Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering (for Non-Chemical Engineers) DIAFCE603

Modules that must be delivered concurrently with this module:

None

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

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

1.    Identify control valves for a range of process plant applications

2.    Specify valve sizing for high pressure drop applications

3.    Compare materials, actuators and positioners for control valves

4.    Explain best-practice installation and maintenance procedures for control valves

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

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

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

1

Identify control valves for a range of process plant applications

1.1

Explain the methods of operation, characteristics, and related principles of:

(a) Globe valves

(b) Butterfly valves

(c) Eccentric disc valves

(d) Ball valves

(e) Rotary plug valves

(f) Diaphragm valves

(g) Pinch valves

1.2

Compare and select valves for a given application

2

Specify valve sizing for high pressure drop applications

2.1

Identify problem areas and formulate remedial design approaches for high pressure drop applications

2.2

Select the effective valve size for high pressure drop applications

3

Compare materials, actuators and positioners for control valves

3.1

Compare and contrast hydraulic, pneumatic and electric actuators

3.2

Outline materials and quality standards applicable to control valve construction

3.3

Select and justify materials for valve bodies, trims, gland packings and gaskets

3.4

Select and justify actuators for valve control

3.5

Identify the characteristics and effective applications of positioners, including SMART positioners

4

Explain best-practice installation and maintenance procedures for control valves

4.1

Outline the modes of valve failure

4.2

Outline effective installation, commissioning and routine maintenance procedures applicable to control valves

DELIVERY MODE

 

Online and/or face-to-face

SPECIALISED RESOURCES

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

 

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.

 

 

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • Autodesk Plant 3D 

  • SMARTDRAW

Hardware

  •  N/A