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The Valve Primer

The Valve Primer

Brent T. Stojkov


This is a Print-On-Demand book and is printed upon receipt of your order. It is not returnable except for product defects. Delivery will take approximately 10 to 14 days.


Note: There is no ebook version of this title.



Written for engineers, operators, and maintenance technicians in the power generation, oil, chemical, paper and other processing industries, The Valve Primer provides a basic knowledge of valve types and designs, materials used to make valves, where various designs should and should not be used, factors to consider in specifying a valve for a specific application, how to calculate flow through valves, and valve maintenance and repair.


If you are involved in valve selection, specification, procurement, inspection, troubleshooting or repair, you will find a wealth of information in The Valve Primer.



  • Presents information on a wide variety of valves and explains the operational basics of the thousands of valves that are found in power stations, refineries, plants and mills throughout the world.
  • Includes over fifty illustrations depicting various valve types and how they operate.
  • Contains valuable information the cannot be found in any other single source.


  • Introduction
  • Gate Valves
  • Globe Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Butterfly Valves
  • Ball Valves
  • Plug Valves
  • Diaphragm Valves
  • Materials
  • Sizes, Classes, and Ratings
  • Fluid Flow Through Valves
  • Valve Operators and Actuators
  • Control Valves and Pressure Relief Valves
  • Selection
  • Maintenance and Repair
  • Miscellaneous Topics
  • Standards
  • Glossary