Valve Training - Home & Away

Presentation Skills held at Severn Unival, Brighouse delivered by Dr Martin Haigh, MBE

Valves: Advanced Level Course at BVAA HQ Banbury with
‘the man who wrote the book,’ Martin Greenhalgh, CEng FIMechE.
The BVAA’s campaign to re-skill, up-skill and multi-skill the valve and actuator industry continued over the summer and autumn periods, with a wide range of courses being delivered, but this time at venues across the country.

‘Getting people to understand the power and complexity of their valve portfolio is a big issue,’ writes BVAA’s CEO Rob Bartlett. ‘The hazards and risks - and indeed outright dangers - inherent in some systems need to be completely understood before reaching for the spanners. Of course, system designers try to design these out these days, but nevertheless there remains a core of legacy and haphazardly extended plants. With ignorance comes a massive potential for incidents and accidents, as the Step Change in Safety website can confirm.’

So it is that BVAA delivered courses on: -

• Introduction to Valves
• Introduction to Actuators
• Safety Valves
• PED & ATEX Directives
• Valves: Advanced Level
• Valve Metallurgy
• Casting Design for Valves
• Presentation Skills.

The latter two courses were delivered at AMRC/CTI to give a full practical casting experience, and Severn Unival in Brighouse to be right at the heart of the valve industry. The Valve Metallurgy course was delivered at a leading O&G service provider’s facility in Aberdeen.* ‘We appreciate how important Continued Professional Development is for our delegates,’ added Rob. ‘This is why we are currently submitting several of our courses for formal assessment and we are confident that these will shortly carry CPD points.’

‘We were also delighted to learn that a major integrated energy company had recently – without fanfare – internally classed our training as “recommended” – not doubt after a successful course delivered at one of their nuclear facilities. We are quite happy to go on the road with our courses if necessary.’

*BVAA’s independent courses on ‘Introduction to Valves,’ ‘Valves: Advanced Level’ and ‘Control Valves’ are slated for March 20/21/22, 2018, at Emerson’s Aberdeen facility.

A full schedule of courses for 2018 at our Banbury HQ can be found on page 5.

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 43

Spring 2020 // Issue 52
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