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Valves - All You Need To Know

Learn everything there is to know about valves with this extensive free online course.

Free Course
If you are planning on becoming an engineer, or you are an existing engineer, then this free online course about valves is for you. Inside this course you'll learn valve functions, their components, valve types and how to choose the right valve for the right application. Start this course today as learning all about valves is tremendously beneficial because valves are used in every engineering industry in the world.
  • Duration

    3-4 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

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The free online course Valves: All You Need To Know is designed to help you build an extensive knowledge about valves. Even if you already have some background knowledge, this course will serve as an efficient refresher. Whatever your level of understanding, or engineering background (oil & gas, mechanical engineering, HVAC, chemical engineering, power engineering etc.). This is a complete course that will teach you almost everything you need to know about valves.

The course starts by defining what valves actually are, about their purpose in various engineering industries and why there are so many types. The course then teaches about each valve type in detail, including about their advantages and disadvantages as well as which applications they are suitable for.

Interactive 3D models are used extensively to show you exactly how valves and their components work. The course is packed with images, 2D animations, 3D animations and high-quality written content. Start the course today and learn everything there is to know about valves and how they are used in engineering industries.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • List different types of mechanical valves
  • Describe the different functions of valves
  • List the various valve components
  • Identify common valve types
  • Recognize the pros and cons of each valve type
  • Select a suitable valve for any application


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