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Training material

"Pneumatic Valve Actuation" Training Course

The training course “Pneumatic Valve Actuation” consists of two parts:

Part 1 explains how pneumatic actuators function, how they are selected for use on particular types of valves or dampers and how they can be accurately monitored and controlled.

Part 2 of the course is likely to be of more general interest as the subjects of ingress protection, hazardous areas, fieldbus systems, and safety integrity levels are introduced.

The documents currently available are as follows:

Part 1.

Operating characteristics and sizing of pneumatic actuators

Pneumatic actuator speed control

Introduction to the different switch types used for actuator monitoring

Switches that rely on mechanics for their operation

Inductive proximity switches

Reed switches

Position transmitters

Solenoid control of pneumatic actuators

Positioners (Pneumatic, Electro pneumatic, I to P converters)

Pneumatic actuator equipment interfaces

Part 2.

Enclosure environmental protection ratings

The explosion risk in hazardous areas

Electrostatic discharge sparks

Zoning, methods of protection and equipment marking in hazardous areas

Simple apparatus and temperature classifications in hazardous areas

Equipment Protection Levels (EPL's)

Introduction to field bus systems

The application of field bus in hazardous areas

Introduction to safety integrity levels (SIL 1 to 4) (IEC 61508/61511)

EC Declarations of conformity

Other training material

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