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Control Valve Basics

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Control Valve Basics
Note: This is a recorded video presentation and does not qualify as a live interactive course.
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH video presentation discusses the basics of control valves and describes the terminology, components and the function of the different types of valves used in various engineering applications.


Every engineering process requires the ability to stop, start, and regulate (throttle) flow. Valves are thus a fundamental part of any system that conveys gases, liquids, or solids. Because of the diversity of the types of systems, the fluids used, and the environments in which valves operate, a vast array of valve types have been developed throughout the years, with each type of valve designed to meet specific needs. But what are valves? How do they work? And why do they have such weird names? This course will help you answer all of these questions.


This 2 PDH online video presentation is intended primarily for mechanical engineers, as well as engineers of different backgrounds who are interested in learning more about control valves, their primary components and the different types of valves used in various engineering applications.
Learning Objectives

This continuing education video presentation is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with the different types of valves, valve nomenclature and terminology
  • Understanding the reason behind the names associated with valves
  • Learning about linear and rotary valves
  • Knowing the main components of the most common types of valves
  • Learning how to use the correct valve for certain applications
  • Familiarizing with pros and cons of each type of valve
Course Document
For this course, you will need to watch the video presentation titled, “Control Valve Basics”. To access the video presentation, you will need to log in or register and purchase the course.  Following course purchase, please click on the link provided in your account history to view the video presentation. The duration of the video presentation is approximately 90 minutes.
Please note that you will be watching the video presentation via YouTube or another video streaming platform which will be streaming though
Course Quiz
Once you are finished watching the PDH video presentation, you will need to close or minimize the video portal to return to your account and click on “Take Quiz”. You will need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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