Valves Made Easy

Valves Made Easy

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Valves Made EasyA valve is a device that regulates, directs or controls the flow of a fluid (gases, liquids, fluidized solids or slurries) by opening, closing or partially obstructing various passageways. Valves are technically fittings, but are usually discussed as a separate category. Valves are found in virtually every industrial process, including water and sewage processing, mining, power generation, processing of oil, gas and petroleum, food manufacturing, chemical and plastic manufacturing, and many other fields. Valve types include ball valves, gate valves, globe valves, butterfly or wafer valves, check valves, diaphragm valves and more. The number of valves can vary greatly in a system depending on the purpose of the piping system. Valve selection is often an afterthought only considered after pipes and fittings. However, valves are critical to any successful system due to their importance in controlling the flow. Also, because a system is only as strong as its weakest component or joint, valves deserve much greater attention when considering material options.

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The book Valves Made Easy is an endeavor to bring together the information about all the types of valves that are used in the oil and gas/energy industry which is otherwise scattered in different documents and hard to find. This book has used the simplest language that even a novice to the industry will find easy to understand the types of valves and its functions. This book supplements the previously authored book titled Process Piping Components Quick Reference Flash Cards, and an individual who reads one book after the other would surely get an excellent grip over the understanding of piping components in general and valves in particular.

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Senior Construction Manager

Nirmal Surendran Menon, PMP®, is the author of the book, Valves Made Easy, along with a coauthor, who is an industry expert as well as a project management professional with 17-plus years of experience in the oil and gas/energy facility construction. He currently works as a senior construction manager overseeing the Pipe Pressure Testing and Pipe Cleaning portfolio with an EPC company with a distinguished reputation in the industry. Menon’s interests include pipe integrity, pipe cleanliness, loss prevention, and human factors for process facilities. He has authored 11 articles and two books, and has sustained national and international acclaim in the industry, having been part of major LNG project construction execution in different geographical locations.

 

 

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Quality Manager - Sempra Infrastructure

Ashish Goyal, coauthor of the book Valves Made Easy, is a quality manager at Sempra Infrastructure, a leading energy infrastructure company in North America. With a bachelor’s degree in engineering and over 20 years of experience in the energy industry, he has been involved in all phases of EPCI project delivery.

Collaborating with another industry expert, Menon and Goyal have cowritten this book to share insights and best practices related to valves used in process industries. Their rich and diverse experience aims to inspire and educate readers interested in pursuing a career or enhancing their skills in this field. This book serves as a comprehensive reference for engineers and technicians working with valves across various process industries.

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