IN Valve Maintenance and Piping System Protection

  • 3.50 Hour Course
  • $35.00

After completing this course, the licensee should be able to: 

• Discuss the factors that affect the selection of valve materials.

• Describe the various methods of connecting valves to piping.

• Identify the various types of common valves and the operating characteristics of each.\Explain general maintenance and repair procedures for different types of valves.

• Identify several types of special valves and the operating characteristics of each.

• Discuss the installation, maintenance, and repair of special valves.

• Explain the function and operation of a valve actuator.

• Identify various types of valve actuators and describe the installation, maintenance, and repair of each.

• Discuss the operating characteristics of various accessories, including gauges, meters, accumulators, and air receivers.

• Name the five major uses of valves in piping systems and identify the types of valves best suited for each.

• Identify and explain the factors that determine the selection of a valve for a given application.

• Identify various valve markings and symbols.

• Describe several types of valve-to-pipe connections.

• Discuss the selection and proper use of tools in valve installations.

• Explain the importance of the correct installation of valves in well-chosen locations.

• Describe the methods by which heat transfer occurs.

• Discuss the methods of tracing process lines.

  • Course ID(s): PWST22-7984
  • Approved By: Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Instructor Bio

Ralph Stevens

Ralph Stevens is a water Subject Matter Expert, licensed in California, Nevada and Arizona as a Grade 3 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. Ralph has worked in wastewater for almost 50 years, starting as an operator in a wastewater treatment plant and serving most recently as the Maintenance Reliability Supervisor for the Clark County Water Reclamation District. He is a certified Class Trainer for the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) and has served as the Operations and Maintenance Chairperson for the same organization. He has won a number of awards for his work, including CWEA Electrical and Instrumentation Person of the Year (2015), Safety Plant of the Year (2017), and the WEF Burke Safety Award (2019). Ralph goes out of his way to help and protect staff and the environment.