June 7-8 2023 | Houston, Texas | George R. Brown Convention Center

2021 Courses

October 12th, 2021 - George R. Brown Convention Center 



Industrial valves are complex applications and in order to ensure they perform safely and efficiently, it is crucial to not only understand how a valve works, but also all the processes associated with it, including design, manufacturing, inspection and operation.

Industrial Valve Essentials course focuses on valves as pieces of equipment, exploring how they work and the main types commonly used in the Oil & Gas industry. The course will focus on:

•             Definition of an industrial valve
•             How a valve works
•             Main valve types for Oil & Gas
•             Main parts of a valve and their variations
•             Pressure class rating
•             Materials selection
•             Standards & organizations
•             Selection & application
•             Actuation
•             Installation
•             Operation

Trainer: Ron Merrick

Room: 320A               


The Master Class was designed to give a broader view of the different ancillary processes that surround a valve application, such supplier auditing and prototype testing. The Master Class focuses on:

•             Recap of valve types and how they work
•             Fugitive emissions
•             Procurement / supply chain
•             Specification
•             Inspection
•             Control valves
•             Design & supplementary requirements
•             Design validation & prototype testing
•             Safety
•             Refurbishment
•             Fire-safe testing
•             Maintenance
•             Supplier qualification
•             Manufacturing
•             Shipping & handling
•             Troubleshooting

Trainer: Davi Sampaio Correia 

Room: 320B


For industry professionals concerned with equipment, environmental issues, and industry standards and practices, this course will cover the basics of fugitive emissions and refresh your knowledge.

The course will include:

  • The history of fugitive emissions testing
  • Terms and definitions
  • Industry practices & implementation
  • Types of equipment
  • Implementation of practices
  • Manufacturing process improvements
  • Packing Manufacturer’s Fugitive Emission “Best Available Control Technology (BACT)”
  • Improvements for the future
  • Problems, installation and maintenance

Trainer: Rodney Roth

Room: 320C


This course will provide an overview of pipeline valves, their design, manufacture, testing, and documentation for pipeline ball, check, gate, and plug valves for pressure ratings up to ASME class 2500.

This course covers:


  • •Basic introduction to Pipeline Valves
  • •Design features, basic operation, seat sealing principles, stem seal designs, maintenance, troubleshooting, and applications for the following valves:
  • •Ball Valves
  • •Full Bore Thru Conduit Gate Valve
  • •Plug Valves
  • •Check Valves
  • •Testing
  • •Documentation
  • •Safety


Trainer: Gilbert Alonzo, Mike Buras & Yhonny Flores

Room: 322A



  • Valve Installation Best Practices for Fugitive Emissions Service 9:00AM-12:00PM
  • Flange Sealing Installation Best Practices 1:00PM-4:00PM


Trainer: Ron Frisard, Chair of the Packing Division of the FSA

Room: 322B