MOVs – Developing a maintenance strategy for Motor Operated Valves with emphasis on coker structure, tank farm and emergency block valves

This one day course includes steam purge maintenance, monitoring temperature, torque requirements, lubrication, electrical spikes, safety interlocks, pipe growth and establishing a baseline. The tank farm is unique since it has 30% of the MOVs, but they rarely get operated or monitored so they are more at risk.

RefComm® - MOVs – Developing a maintenance strategy for Motor Operated Valves with emphasis on coker structure, tank farm and emergency block valves

Tue, May 9 2017

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You Will Learn

  • Predictive monitoring methods
  • Preventive steps for typical MOV problems
  • Identify the greatest opportunity at your site
  • Establish best practice for your PM program

Who Should Attend

Instrument Technicians, Instrument Engineers, Process Engineers, Unit Operators and Unit & Maintenance Supervisors concerned with Motor Operated Valve reliability.


Attendees should have a basic understanding of some of the MOV concerns at their facility.

Your Instructor

Charlie Smith Charlie Smith received his initial education in Electrical and Electronic Theory and Application from the US Air Force AETC, Biloxi, Mississippi.  After completing 4 years of military service, he spent the next several years maintaining radar, communication, and navigation systems.  In 1985 Charlie became the President of Harbor Electronics in Blaine, Washington until joining the Instrument & Electrical Reliability group at the ARCO (now BP) Cherry Point Refinery in Washington State in 1991.

While working in the Cherry Point Refinery Charlie had a broad range of responsibilities with Instrumentation and Electrical systems.  He helped author the site I&E Mechanical Integrity Policy, the Electrical Safety Policy, and in developing critical instrument PMs.  Charlie developed routes, frequencies, and testing methods for predictive and preventive maintenance of motors, transformers, MCCs, and other plant electrical equipment.  He has participated in all phases of substation construction from design to commissioning, and developed material and taught Primary and Advanced Power Distribution classes to Cherry Point I&E personnel.


Payment is due prior to the start of the seminar by Visa, Master Card, American Express, bank wire transfer or corporate check. Training fees will be charged to your credit card at the time of registration unless other arrangements have been made. Make checks payable to “ Inc”.

Refund Policy

Fees are fully refundable until April 17, 2017 (three weeks before the event), after which a $200 USD fee will be charged for cancellations. Registering for this training course prior to April 17, 2017, will help maximize the probability that the course will proceed as planned.  Cancellations after May 1, 2017 (1 week before class until 24 hours before class) are charged a 50% fee. All other cancellations and no-shows are non-refundable.  Substitutions are allowed.  Submit all cancellations and transfers in writing, by email or by fax.

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