The use of valves and actuators in the chemical processing industry will be covered in two complimentary sessions during the Chem Show. The sessions, hosted by the Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA), are part of a comprehensive lineup of sessions offered at the Chem Show, which is scheduled for November 17-19 at the Javits Convention Center in New York.

Designed for both newcomers and experienced engineers who need a refresher course, the free three-hour session is divided into two parts:
  • Valves 101. Starts with an overview of the valve industry and then narrows its focus on key elements such as valve standards, basic piping information and application issues that are critical to effective valve specification and usage. Detailed discussions of the major valve types, including gate, globe, check, ball, butterfly, plug, control and pressure relief, will provide attendees with knowledge that can be applied in their daily PVF work.

  • Actuators 101 Begins with a description of the various actions such as linear or rotary that are employed to operate the valve types discussed in the valves presentation. Each actuator type (electric, pneumatic, hydraulic) is defined in expanded detail to impart an understanding of their variations, characteristics and relative technical matters.
The presentations were developed by members of the Valve Manufacturers Association, which represents the majority of U.S. and Canadian valve, actuator and control manufacturers.