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Valve Engineering & Process Measurement (LAI/MEP)

Valve Engineering & Process Measurement (LAI/MEP)

October 29-31, 2013
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$400 (LAI/MEP members), $1,200 (non-members)
Location: ETL 111

This three-day course explains how to match the valve, actuator, and accessories to the process and to other equipment.  This course covers general applications and emphasizes the sizing and selection methods for a broad variety of control valves and actuators.  We will also discuss the engineering aspects of flow, pressure, and temperature measurement.

Day One- Emerson's Valve Engineering
  • Specifications and Terminology
  • Sliding Stem Valve Design Options
  • Sizing Sliding Stem Valves, Liquids
  • Sliding Stem Actuators
  • Valve Characteristics
Day Two- Emerson's Valve Engineering 
  • Sizing Sliding Stem Valves, Gases
  • Sliding Stem Actuator Sizing
  • Butterfly Valves
  • Ball Valves
  • Rotary Actuators & Positioners
  • Sizing Rotary Valves & Actuators
  • Sliding Stem Positioners
  • Accessories for Actuators
  • Course Evaluation
Day Three- Rosemount Process Measurement
  • What is Smart
  • Hart Protocol
  • 3051 Pressure Transmitter
  • 3144P Temperature Transmitter
  • Flow Fundamentals
(More details about topics covered are available. Please contact us if you would like a more-detailed outline.)
 Jake Walahoski, is the lead instructor for Control Valve Engineering I and II.  Jake started his career with Emerson Process Management in 2010 as a sales engineer for Fisher focusing on control valve sizing and selection for various industry applications.  He joined Educational Services as an engineering instructor in 2013.  Jake utilizes his background in engineering and his work experience with control valve applications to effectively communicate with valve users from various industry and professional backgrounds.  Jake has a degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Iowa State University and resides in Marshalltown, Iowa.
Leo Paz started his career with Rosemount Service / IVS in August of 1992 as a Field Service Specialist.  In 1999 he became a Certified Instructor for Rosemount Measurement products.  In this role he performs Field Service and Customer Training to customers in Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana and elsewhere in the US as needed.
FEES: $400 per individual for members of LAI/MEP $1,200 per individual for non-members.
(For information on your company becoming a member of LAI-MEP, please email

REGISTER BY:  October 14, 2013

Laptops are required for the course, and participants are encouraged to bring their own.  A limited number of laptops will be available at McNeese.  IF YOU WILL NEED A LAPTOP FOR THE CLASS, PLEASE NOTIFY US BY ENTERING "LAPTOP NEEDED" NEXT TO YOUR NAME ON YOUR REGISTRATION FORM. 

2.4 CEUs and 24 PDHs awarded to participants

Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover accepted
Checks should be made payable to: McNeese State University Foundation
Mail to the following address:
McNeese State University
Institute for Industry-Education Collaboration
Box 91834
Lake Charles, LA 70609
Phone: 337-562-4139          Fax: 562-4272          Email:
To download a registration form, click the link below. Please return the completed form via email to: or fax to: 337-562-4272
Registration form LAIMEP.pdf