Actuation Basics - Electric and Pneumatic Actuators for Quarter-turn Valves Webinar
Actuation Basics – Electric and Pneumatic Actuators for Quarter-turn Valves
September 24 at 1 pm CDT
Free webinar for members
This one-hour webinar will introduce the basics of actuation that will appear in MEP Design focusing on quarter-turn style valves. The presentation will delve into how the actuators operate from a mechanical standpoint while highlighting the codes and standards that apply to design. Electric and pneumatic actuation will be discussed in detail – highlighting the differences in styles of actuators, their varying applications, cost, as well as reliability. A detailed analysis will be conducted as to the benefits as well as disadvantages of each style of actuator.
Upon successful completion of the course learners will be able to:
• Know the differences between the three types of actuation styles – hydraulic, electric, and pneumatic.
• Understand the basics of design for electric actuators.
• Understand valve selection, installation, and operation performance ratings (NEMA) for valve actuators.
• Understand the basics of design for pneumatic actuators –discussing in detail spring return and double acting actuators.
• Be able to list a comparison of electric and pneumatic actuation.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, certain ASPE Education events are complimentary to ASPE Members.
Members - FREE!
Nonmembers - $130
National Specification Manager
Lauren Berenato has been with Jomar Group since February of 2019. She is the national specifications manager for the commercial plumbing division of the company. She connects their manufacturer’s representative agencies in the United States with Jomar to help advance the plumbing and hydronics industries to the most efficient methods of developing their systems. Prior to working with Jomar, Lauren served as the national business development manager with a valve manufacturer. She has been involved in the plumbing and hydronics industries since 2016.
She is a member of ASPE, ASA, and AIM/R; within ASA she is involved in the emerging leaders division, plumbing division as well as women in industry division. Lauren serves on the ASPE Region 1 Board as the affiliate liaison member.
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