The following technical Workshops & Seminars are outstanding training opportunities which are open to all visitors to Flow Control Exchange at no charge IF THEY REGISTER IN ADVANCE ONLINE.

Attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

All Workshops & Seminars are one hour long with the exception of the Casting & Forging Seminar which takes two hours.  All Workshops and Seminars will be hosted by experts twice per day; see the schedule on-site to plan your attendance.

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Emission control and packing – a road map

Hosted by JD Jones

This workshop will provide knowledge about fugitive emission and its control and measurement including factors affecting emission, contribution of different sources on emission of VOC and relevant international and plant standards.

• Introduction to Flow Control
• Types of valves and its packing/sealing material
• Emission of Volatile Organic compound- Sources
• What is Fugitive Emission?
• History of Fugitive Emission & it’s relevant norms
• Individual plant standard
• Best available control technology
• International Standard
• Factors affecting emission levels
• Prototype Qualification
• Production Test
• Third Party Test
• Tie up with packing manufacturer having in-house test & it’s benefits
• Benefits of Low Emission Compliance
• Technician’s training and documentation

Safety Relief Valves - Application based solutions

Hosted by LESER India

Workshop Description:

  • Basic principles of safety valves: Learn the basics to choose the right safety valve.

–          Purpose of a safety valve

–          Function of a safety valve

  • Product certifications: which certificate valve you need for your operations.

–          ASME Type test

–          UV certification

–          IBR certification

–          PESO certification

  • Codes and standards applicable: Understand the various codes linked to safety valve.

–          ASME, API, IBR, SMPV rules


  • Valve selection based on applications – Select the right safety valves for your requirements.

–          Safety valves types for different fluids.

–          Availability of various options to meet process requirements (variable backpressure, High back pressure, thermal expansion etc.)

–          Level concepts for selection of materials based on corrosion resistance.

  • LESER solutions to customers

Smart Valves

L&T Valves Asset Management Programme (LAMP)

Hosted by L&T Valves

LAMP is an IoT-ready remote valve performance monitoring system with integrated diagnostic and communication modules. The system continuously analyses key performance parameters to present real-time valve availability and reliability information. Over the years, valve maintenance had moved from reactive to preventive; LAMP is a pioneering solution in the domain of predictive maintenance.

The workshop would cover:

  • Design philosophy, system architecture
  • Flow-control, actuation and control elements
  • Parameters and sensors
  • Field communication protocols
  • User interfaces and apps
  • Implementation challenges
  • Safety and reliability benefits
  • Customer perspective

The workshop would provide participants an overview of the solution and its impact on safety, performance and sustainability. It would also equip them with the knowledge and skills required to carry out a study on the feasibility of implementing a remote valve performance monitoring system at their facility.

Variable Speed Electric Actuators

Hosted by AUMA

The objective of this workshop is to provide participants with sufficient knowledge on settings, commissioning and maintenance aspects of electrical actuators and also provide information on proper storage and handling.

Topics covered:

  • Setting valve travel stroke & torque (demo with working model)
  • Protections provided in an electrical actuator
  • Commissioning procedure (demo with working model)
  • Introduction to Field Programmable Parameters and Functions (demo with working model)
  • Understanding event and fault signals
  • Understanding warning signals and data logging (demo with working model)
  • Introduction to commissioning & diagnostic tool and demo

through laptop and blue tooth (Demo with working model)

  • Maintenance aspects of electrical actuators
  • Storage and handling of electrical actuators

Fail Safe Actuator Solutions

Hosted by Rotork

Applications in critical process control often demand a high-speed fail safe or emergency shutdown (ESD) of valves operating in harsh operating conditions under certain circumstances (e.g loss of signal or power, changes in process parameters etc.) to ensure protection against possible harm to people, environment, equipment or the assets. Industry has long been accustomed to using pneumatic actuators for fail safe applications. Electrical actuators are generally not considered for these applications as they are considered to be only ‘stay put’. Are there other options available?

This workshop will focus on the various possibilities within electrically powered actuators which can be used to achieve reliable fail safe positions besides offering the possibilities of offering unrestricted modulations, low power solar panel driven, fully self-contained features etc.

The session will include practical demonstrations of the options discussed. At the end of the workshop we expect users to aware of options available to decide right solution for their process. This workshop also covers Intelligent Asset Management (iAM), a new predictive maintenance system from Rotork.

The iAM system collects data from actuators in the field and utilises advanced analytics to improve operational stability. Multiple sensors in actuators gather huge amounts of helpful data and allow for proactive action which will help keep assets running smoothly, reducing costly and inconvenient downtime. With iAM, actuators intelligently report symptoms and assist in intervening before failure or downtime.

Through iAM, Rotork will make it easier to get data out of actuators and act on it to improve their performance. The analysis of operational data pulled from actuators on-site will mean increased reliability and availability, allow targeted and specific servicing, result in fewer unplanned shutdowns and demonstrate process visibility.

The iAM system is part of the Internet of Things (IoT)- devices that are connected and able to provide detailed data about their performance and activity.
Existing data collection processes can be fundamentally flawed; it can be physically difficult to collect (if the actuator is in a confined space or a hazardous area), time consuming and complicated. But iAM, with multiple data points and easy transfer through the Rotork Gateway microcomputer, provides easy and accurate reporting of the condition of actuators throughout their entire lifecycle and enables proactive maintenance. The iAM interface is capable of displaying analysis of multiple data sets in a variety of different ways including graphs, figures and pie charts.

Maintenance can be planned, prioritised and even perceptive. There is potential for not only the reduction of regular maintenance and associated costs- no more wasted engineer trips- but for the reduction of loss of production and to decrease hugely costly downtime and unplanned shutdowns.

The security standards of iAM are high. Rotork has developed an iAM security system that protects at all stages; from data extraction at actuator level all the way to user access, there is secure encryption and authentication. The iAM technology is compliant with ISO 550000.

Applying IIoT Methods to Valves in Process Plants

Hosted by Metso

The IIoT is not entirely new to the world of valves.  Smart positioners have been monitoring plant conditions for more than 20 years.  Despite this massive effort to collect data and diagnostics, studies show that less than 1% of data collected in plants has actually been analyzed.

This seminar will show how existing valve and instrument data can be used to improve reliability, and also to make significant improvements to production and quality.  Attendees will learn how to leverage the data coming from smart devices, and also to measure the performance of traditional “non-smart” analog instruments and valves.

The seminar will show how plants can gain the benefits of IIoT, without significant investment in additional hardware and sensors, and without subjecting themselves to cybersecurity concerns. Practical case studies will show benefits achieved in modern process plants – including oil refineries, chemical, pulp & paper, and more.

Attendees will also be given basic assessment tools, with which they can start to understand the performance of valves in their plants.

Valve Handling Post-Delivery: Storage, Transport, Installation, etc

Hosted by Advance Valves

This workshop will cover a wide range of important information and pitfalls to avoid when handling valves after they are delivered from the manufacturer/supplier.

Topics covered include:

  • Packing: Including correct packaging as per customer requirement / company procedure, protection of the valve, correct storage protocols.
  • Transportation: Including protecting valves during transport, correct handling/moving of valves before and during transport, appropriate signage on packaging.
  • Storage: Including correctly storing valves, managing the storage area, hazards to avoid, keeping valves in pristine condition.
  • Installation: Including use of manuals, cleaning, preparing the valve for installation and commissioning, correct installation procedures.

Paint Coatings for Valves

Hosted by Prof. A.S. Khanna, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, IIT Bombay & Chairman of SSPC India

Paint coatings are essential to extend the lifetime of the valve and protect it from the operating environment. This workshop will cover four main aspects:

  1. Introduction to paint coatings
  • Paint system
  • Surface preparation
  • Application method
  1. Requirements for valves in flow systems
  • Corrosion protection
  • Wear and abrasion
  • Temperature requirement
  1. Comparative paint systems
  • Generic coating systems
  • Paints available commercially
  1. Quality assurance of valve coatings
  • Thickness control
  • Mechanical properties
  • Wear & abrasion

Ensuring & Improving Casting & Forging Quality

Hosted by Raymond Cordewener, Independent Consultant, The Netherlands

This extensive two hour technical seminar will cover:

  • Casting alloys
  • Casting repairs and understanding the risks
  • Forgings
  • Difference in overlay welding on Castings and Forgings
  • Quality assurance – Special processes
  • Heat Treatment
  • System compliance
  • Quality policy for sourcing castings from foundries
  • Controlling quality
  • Quality Management
  • Advantages of Simulation Software
  • The minimum standard in India
  • Customers are ready to pay for better quality