Valves - Advanced Level (CPD Certified)

Training Provider:
Course Date: Monday 22nd April 2024
Location: Banbury
Programme: 2 day duration Banbury - 12.00 noon start on the first day and finish 2.30pm on the second day
Price: £726 + vat (per person)
BVAA Member Price: £484 + vat (per person)
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2-day course building on existing basic technical knowledge of valves, and providing time for discussion and clarification of specific valve issues. It will focus on basic standards, pressure envelope design, materials and corrosion, testing, installation and repair.

Course Objectives

  • Introduce basic design principles and important standards.
  • Broaden knowledge of valve pressure envelope design, seal technology and operation.
  • Gain an understanding of corrosion mechanisms and the selection of valve materials.
  • Highlight end user best practice in inspection and testing, installation and service and repair of industrial valves.

Who Should Attend

This course is aimed at individuals who already have a basic technical knowledge of valves and would like to broaden their knowledge with a greater understanding of valve technology, from specification and design, through to operation and servicing.

Course Presenter

Course presenter Peter Dix is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. He has over thirty years’ experience in the valve industry, working as a Technical Director and General Manager for some of the industry’s biggest companies including IMI, Dresser, Tyco, Alco and Kent Introl. He is currently working as a consultant to the valve industry, and as BVAA’s principal technical consultant and leading lecturer.

 Further information relating to course content..

Address: British Valve & Actuator Association
1A Banbury Office Village
Noral Way
OX16 2SB
United Kingdom
Telephone: 01295 221270

How to find us

  • Exit M40 at Junction 11, Banbury (A422/A361).
  • Follow Hennef way to the Tesco roundabout
  • At that roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Southam Road  (A423)
  • Enter the roundabout – take the 3rd exit onto Noral Way
  • Take the first left turn into Banbury Office Village
  • Park in visitor parking for BVAA

Please note that parking is very limited, and ensure you park in the allocated visitor spaces for the BVAA, 1A.

Peter Dix CEng MIMechE - Co-opted Board Member

Peter Dix CEng MIMechE - Co-opted Board Member
Principal Technical Consultant & Leading Lecturer

Peter Dix is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. He has over thirty years' experience in the valve industry, working as a Technical Director and General Manager for some of the industry's biggest companies including IMI, Dresser, Tyco, Alco and Kent Introl.

Peter is the Chairman of BSI's technical committees on valves, and the UK's representative to international standards organisations. He is hugely experienced in the design and manufacture of gate, globe, check, quarter-turn, safety-relief and control valves. Peter has devised PED compliant systems and worked with the PED since its inception.

Classroom based training

Our one-day classroom-based courses will follow a similar format:

  • Offices open from 8.30am onwards
  • The course will start at 9.00am prompt
  • There will be a break for lunch, usually 12.30pm - 1.00pm
  • Each course will finish at 5.00pm at the latest

We provide a buffet lunch and would be grateful if you could inform us if you have any dietary restrictions or preferences on booking.

Course Materials

Full notes and course materials are supplied. Delegates will also receive a BVAA Manual specific to the course they attend.


Our training facility is on the first floor, with no wheelchair access. On both the ground floor and first floor we have an accessible toilet.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss your specific requirements before your visit, please contact us on 01295 221270 or email

Where to stay

Premier Inn, Castle Quay, Banbury, OX16 5UN
Tel: 0330 175 9013
Parking: Chargeable off-site parking is available at Castle Quay Shopping Centre (OX16 5UN). Parking is charged at £6.50 for over 5 hours Monday - Saturday. On Sundays & bank holidays parking is charged at £1.00 all day.

Premier Inn, Stroud Park, Ermont Way, Banbury, OX16 4AE
Tel: 0333 321 9439

Best Western, Wroxton House Hotel, Wroxton, Banbury, OX15 6QB.
Tel: 01295 73077

Parking is limited, so if you are staying at a local hotel with your colleagues, it may be worth considering a taxi to our offices.

Need a taxi?

Royal Cars Banbury
Tel: 01295 255555

Castle Cars Ltd
Tel: 01295 270011

Online Courses

When participating in an online course, you should ensure that you have the hardware and software required in place. You must have an Internet-connected computer with:

  • Audio capability - You will need to hear our trainer and be heard.
  • Microsoft Teams - All online courses are delivered via Microsoft Teams.


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