Course Overview

  • 4.5 Hours

  • All Levels

  • All Devices

  • 12 Months Access

  • Quiz

  • Certificate

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What will you learn in this course?


Valves are used in every engineering industry on the planet. When you wash your hands, you open a valve. When you shower, you open a valve. Valves are required any time you want to start, stop, or control flow within a system. But have you ever wondered?

  • Why do we need so many different valve types?
  • What kind of valve is correct for x,y,z application?
  • What are the pros and cons of each valve type?
  • Why do valves have such weird names e.g. butterfly valve?

This engineering course will help you answer all these questions and many more! 

The course is designed to take you from zero to hero concerning valve knowledge. Even if you already have some background knowledge, this course will serve as an efficient refresher. Whatever your level of understanding, or engineering background (oil & gas, mechanical engineering, HVAC, chemical engineering, power engineering etc.), we can guarantee you will have never taken an engineering course like this one (unless you have taken one of our other courses...).

Interactive 3D models are used extensively to show you exactly how valves and their components work.

The course is packed with images, 2D animations, 3D animations and high-quality written content. Written content has been read aloud so that you can 'learn on the go' without needing to watch the screen constantly.  

Enjoy the course!


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  • 3
    Introduction to Valves
  • 4
    Valve Types (Basic Course)
  • 5
    Valve Components (Advanced Course)
    • Body
    • Bonnet
    • Trim
    • Disc and Seat
    • Stem
    • Actuator
    • Packing
    • Valve Functions and Basic Parts Summary
  • 6
    Valve Actuators (Advanced Course)
    • Introduction to Valve Actuators
    • Valve Actuator
    • Manual, Fixed, and Hammer Actuators
    • Handwheels Fixed to Stem
    • Hammer Handwheel
    • Gears FREE PREVIEW
    • Electric Motor Actuators FREE PREVIEW
    • Pneumatic Actuators
    • Hydraulic Actuators
    • Self - Actuated Valves
    • Solenoid Actuated Valves
    • Speed of Power Actuators
    • Valve Position Indication
    • Valve Actuators Summary
  • 7
    Valve Types (Advanced Course)
    • Gate Valves
    • Gate Valve Disc Design
    • Solid Wedge
    • Flexible Wedge
    • Split Wedge
    • Parallel Wedge
    • Gate Valve Stem Design
    • Gate Valve Seat Design
  • 8
    Globe Valve
  • 9
    Ball Valves
    • Ball Valves
    • Ball Valve Advantages
    • Ball Valve Disadvantages
    • Ball Valve Port Patterns
    • Ball Valve Materials
    • Ball Valve Stem Design
    • Ball Valve Bonnet Design
    • Ball Valve Position
  • 10
    Plug Valve
    • Plug Valves
    • Plug Ports
    • Multiport Plug Valves
    • Plug Valve Discs
    • Diamond Port Plug
    • Lubricated Plug Valve Design
    • Non-Lubricated Plugs
    • Manually Operated Plug Valve Installation
    • Plug Valve Glands
  • 11
    Diaphragm Valves
    • Diaphragm Valves
    • Diaphragm Construction
    • Diaphragm Valve Stem Assemblies
    • Diaphragm Valve Bonnet Assemblies
  • 12
    Reducing Valves
    • Reducing Valves
  • 13
    Pinch Valve
    • Pinch Valves
    • Pinch Valve Bodies
  • 14
    Butterfly Valve
    • Butterfly Valves
    • Butterfly Valve Seat Construction
    • Butterfly Valve Body Construction
    • Butterfly Valve Disc and Stem Assemblies
  • 15
    Needle Valve
    • Needle Valves
    • Needle Valve Applications
    • Needle Valve Body Designs
  • 16
    Check Valve
  • 17
    Relief and Safety Valves
    • Relief and Safety Valves
    • Pilot-Operated Relief Valves
  • 18
    • Types of Valves Summary
  • 19
    Final Thoughts
    • Final Thoughts
  • 20
    • Interactive 3D Models
    • Offline Quiz Booklet
    • Swing Check Valve Infographic
    • Gate Valve Infographic
    • Butterfly Valve Infographic
    • Ball Valve Infographic
    • Plug Valve Infographic
    • Globe Valve Infographic
    • Diaphragm Valve Infographic
    • Air Operated Pneumatic Control Valve
    • Ball Valve
    • Gate Valve (Sluice Valve)
    • Pressure Relief Valve (PRV)
    • Safety Relief Valve (SRV) Cross Section