The Valve Manufacturers Association of America is presenting its Valve Basics Seminar and Petting Zoo on Nov. 9-11 in Pasadena, Texas. The three-day program consists of non-proprietary content that covers the common types of valves used in multiple applications, an advanced look at flow-control technology beyond the common valve used in specific markets, and how valves continue to evolve based on new industry standards and current trends. The “petting zoo” lets attendees handle, operate and investigate various valve and actuator samples in a small group with presenters available to demonstrate and answer questions.
In addition to reviewing the applications, operation and benefits of common valves and materials, this year’s program will also offer a session on key standards for specific valve types, and ways in which the industrial Internet of things (IIoT) and automation are being successfully implemented. VMA adds the seminar is unique because so many of its presenters are recognized as experts on specific valves and actuator types.
“The Valve Basics Seminar and Petting Zoo is the perfect event for professionals new to the valve industry, those who sell or distribute valves and actuators, and end-user marketers who use valves in their products.,” says Heather Rhoderick, VMA’s president. “Not only will attendees learn about the fundamentals of valves and actuators, but they’ll also have the opportunity to interact with real samples, alongside our presenters who will be available to answer questions about the operation of the valve, as well as address specific applications and scenarios that may be unique to each attendee’s experience.”