2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Oct 04, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

INST 45050 - Control Valve Lab

1 CR
The student will become familiar with how control valves function, the different types of control valves, and what signals are needed to control them. The student will also learn that a control valve is the final control element that regulates the flow of liquids or gases in a process loop. The student will also understand the effect a control valve has on a process and ultimately on variables such as pressure, flow, level, or temperature.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Become familiar with different types of control valves.
  2. Understand how I/P (current to pressure) loops work.
  3. Install a control valve into a process loop.
  4. Calibrate a control valve.
  5. Understand the different control methods (i.e. pneumatic versus electric control).