Valve Maintenance and Repair

This course will provide the trainee with the knowledge necessary to understand and enhance their mechanical aptitude in the area of Valve Maintenance and Repair.

The purpose of this course is to develop a working knowledge of various valves as well as the different procedures and regulations associated with maintenance and installation. With the completion of this course the participants are equipped with the basic knowledge required to identify valves, the construction and as well as repair of valves and associated components.

Technicians in the Petroleum Industry are required to have good technical knowledge of Valve Maintenance and Repair.  The technicians that participate in this training will be better equipped to repair and maintain these components that are within their responsibilities as well as increasing the knowledge within the maintenance team.  This will increase the safe and efficient productivity of the mechanical systems.  With further on-job training and experience the technician will be able to attend more advanced training in this area therefore enhancing the maintenance team’s capabilities and knowledge. 

  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Technical Information

The following Topics will be covered allowing the Technician a much stronger understanding of the Operation and Maintenance of Machinery and Equipment in the Petroleum Industry
The course will begin with a review of the course outline and the daily activities scheduled for each day.

Day 1 – Identification and Construction

  • Describe the materials and service ratings for valves.
  • Explain valve terminology.
  • Identify the principle types of valves and describe their purpose, design, components, operation and applications.
    • Gate
    • Globe
    • Ball/plug
    • Butterfly (gear or lever)
    • Check
    • Temperature/pressure relief
    • Pressure reducing
    • Float operated
    • Diaphragm
    • Mixing


Day 2 – Installation

  • Describe procedures used to install valves
    • Position
    • Location
    • Accessibility
    • Joining methods


Day 3 – Maintenance and Repair

  • Describe the types, construction and operation of control valves
    • Two-way
    • Three-way
    • Actuated
  • Describe the care and maintenance of valves.
    • Disassembly/reassembly
    • Replacement of parts
    • Re-packing
    • Tools


This course will provide the trainee with a good understanding of valves and their associated components including repair and the theory behind the construction, design and application. The trainee will learn information and construction, design including maintenance and diagnostics.

This course is mainly targeted to Mechanical Technicians in Oil and Gas industry working in the field as an introduction or refresher.

The course can also be applicable to employees working with equipment purchasing, procurement, storage, and job planning as well as immediate supervisors to the working technicians.

Discipline:          Mechanical Technician Course

Delivery type:   Classroom

Provider:             TPL

Possible Instructors:      Fully qualified and certified TPL instructor with a minimum of 15 years instructor experience to international delegates in client or offsite locations.

Level:    Foundation

Course Version:       0

Length: 3 days

Skills Needed to
Take Course (pre-requisites):
    Persons attending this training should have a minimum of Awareness in Mechanical and Technical Training with a strong understanding of piping and system operations.