VALVES – HOW TO TEST THE “UNTESTABLE”
Speaker: Elizabeth Waterman, Senior Engineer, CEng MIMechE
Host: Michael Williams, Managing Director, CEng FIMechE
Valves form an integral part of all pressure control systems across a huge range of industries. These critical components are often exposed to onerous operating and flow conditions which, in a lot of cases, are either incredibly difficult or simply impossible to recreate by physical testing prior to the valve going into service.
This webinar will look at the analysis techniques and methods that can be used to prove the structural integrity and functional performance of a valve before it is put into the field. Most of the examples that we will show will be from the oil & gas industry, but the same analysis techniques and methods can be used across all industries.
This technical webinar will give you some invaluable insight into how to apply some of the relevant design codes, e.g., ASME VIII, DNVGL-RP-F112 (HISC) & API 17TR8 (HPHT) to a valve in practise, followed by a review of the analysis techniques that you can use to determine the functional performance of the valve in service, e.g., operability and sealing. You will get:
1. An insight into the key things that you should consider when assessing a valve.
2. An overview of the analysis techniques and methods that you can use to verify the structural capacity of a valve.
3. An understanding of how to assess the functional performance of a valve in service.