Sealweld takes great pride in our philosophy that knowledge is meant to be shared. This has been the cornerstone of our training division for over 40 years.

Technology Transfer is a two way process. For all the ideas and procedures we provide to our students they return in kind all their ideas and experiences – what works and what doesn't. Over the past 40 plus years and from proudly training to over 25,000 field technicians we have collected and documented hundreds of effective site specific procedures, ideas and proven methods that work around the problem thus avoiding a shut down.

We can deliver proven and effective valve technician training developed and refined over hundreds of instructor led sessions.

We offer:

  • Basic Valve Technician Training
  • Repair and Maintenance of High Pressure Grease Guns and Sealant Pumps
  • Valve Actuator Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Advanced Troubleshooting Techniques

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Education: Training Seminars

ValvePro Certified Education

ValvePro is a training program designed to help students acquire advanced knowledge of valve components and functions, and to practice hands-on skills to properly maintain valves and increase overall pipeline integrity. ValvePro graduates will gain the knowledge and skill set to increase valve life span, reduce fugitive emissions and optimize efficiency at their facility. They will also benefit from enhancing their awareness of potentially hazardous situations and improving work practices.

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Education: Valve Training

The Sealweld Valve Training and Safety Seminar is a comprehensive training program that teaches operations personnel a safe and effective method of servicing on-line valves. The seminar provides useful information that will prolong valve life.

Session 1
This 3 1/2 hour session, which includes the use of cut-away models of valves, videos slides and actual working models of equipment involved, covers the following topics:

  • The proper methods of loading, using, and maintenance high pressure hand held grease guns with an emphasis on safety.
  • How to read a pressure gauge (the "stethoscope" of valve maintenance).
  • The proper use and care of power operated injection guns.4.Valve Cleaners, lubricants, sealants and packings - their makeup, purpose, and methods of application.
  • Safety aspects of button head fittings and insert check valves in all types of valves common to pipelines, gas plants, pump and compressor stations.
  • Identifying dangerous two-piece button head fittings.
  • Proper amounts of lubricants and frequency of lubrication for all types of valves.
  • Working parts and lubricant areas of plug, ball and gate valves, presented from the operator and maintenance point of view.
  • Safe and effective lubrication procedures for all types of valves under pressure, helpful tips that will keep valves in service longer.
  • Question and answer period.

Session 2 (afternoon session)
This "hands-on" field demonstration takes approximately 3 hours to complete. Often the valves "saved" during this session offset the entire cost of the seminar. The field demonstration also provides an opportunity for field personnel to ask questions which occurred to them after the formal classroom session.

Session 3 (follow up)
On a mutually agreed upon date a Sealweld technician will return to the location to address specific situations with an additional "hands-on" tutoring. The Sealweld Valve Maintenance and Safety Seminars teaches personnel to save valves, stop fugitive emissions and prevent accidents. Our instructors are trained valve technicians with extensive field experience which enables them to present the information in practical, easy-to-understand terms. WE WILL BRING THE SEMINAR TO YOUR SITE and work with problem valves and injection equipment familiar to your operations personnel. No need to go to the expense of sending them to a distant school. Work performed is based on valve manufacturers recommended procedures and can be accomplished by the use of standard maintenance equipment. The Handbook of Valve Maintenance is available to all participants and is considered a valuable future reference. Check out the new, improved and updated Digital HANDBOOK! For further information or to book a seminar contact us today. If you would like a colour brochure mailed out to you, drop us a line.

Education: Actuator Training

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Education: Custom Training

Sealweld's Valve Maintenance training is based on OVER 40 years of service experience. We cover ALL manufacturers equipment and can CUSTOMIZE your training to your sites specific requirements.

We now offer actuator service & repair training!

Fittings
Common fittings found on gate, ball and plug valves and how to spot dangerous fittings.

Their design, functions and how to utilize these fittings when performing valve maintenance and troubleshooting procedures.

Lubrication Equipment
Instruction covering the most common equipment used in the gas and oil industry.

Pump capacities, max discharge pressure and loading techniques if needed.

Valve Lubrication Capacities
How much grease, flush and sealant should be injected when performing annual maintenance.

How much to use on a problem valve.

Injection Pressure
Students will learn pressure gauge reading techniques and a basic understanding of what effects injection PSI and what is considered too high and too low.

Plug Valves
We will discuss the most common plug valves in the industry, the assemblies, annual maintenance and troubleshooting the most common field problems such as hard to operate plug valves.

Ball Valves
Topics covered include annual maintenance and recommendations on troubleshooting the most common problems found with ball valves such as seat leakage.

Also specific design features will be discussed using the more common found ball valves found in the industry, Cameron, Grove and Orbit.

Gate Valves
In this session the two most common gate valves will be covered. (Slab and Expanding Gate Valves) also, annual maintenance of gate valves and the troubleshooting operating conditions of a gate valve including stem and seat leaks as well as proper body draining techniques.

Classroom Group Session
Training is received best when classes are kept to a maximum of 12 students. Students are divided into small groups to discuss and workout best repair scenarios given by the instructor. Scenarios will be based on problems and topics discussed during prior sessions.

Field Demonstration
Sealweld utilizes a mobile training trailer in which air is used to simulate gas pressure. Or if weather permits and facilities are available close by, a field demonstration and/or a walk through can be used to reiterate the information covered in the class.

Education: Technical Papers

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  • Enhancement of pipeline integrity through proper valve commissioning.
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  • Preventative Maintenance Treatment of Pipeline Ball Valves in Natural Gas Pipelines.
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  • Modifying Pipeline Engineering Standards for Sealant Injection Fittings in Pipeline Valves.
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  • Destructive Testing of Ball Valve Seals and Effective Sealing Procedures in High Pressure Natural Gas Pipelines.
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  • Economic Benefits of Valve Commissioning During Pipeline Construction
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  • ValveWorld Commissioning (Spanish Version)
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  • Preventative Procedure Audit and Rehabilitation
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