Fundamentals of Valves for Professional Engineers


The objectives of this course are to provide a fundamental overview of valves as outlined by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the American Petroleum Institute (API). All engineering disciplines will be involved with valves at some juncture in their career. Professional Engineers need more than just how to select a valve based on a need, valve construction, application, and purpose. This training will widen an engineer’s perspective even if they do not directly deal with the design of valves.

These standards apply to many industries beyond potable water and petroleum manufacturing. Example industries are nuclear, pharmaceutical, agricultural, chemical, commercial, residential, mining, and food processing. Valves touch every aspect of our lives, and all engineers will benefit from learning about the fundamentals of valves.