Live Streaming – Valve Troubleshooting

If you have ever wanted to know how to identify and repair an irrigation valve failure, this training module is for you.  First, the class will cover the operational process of an irrigation valve; with a good understanding of how a valve works, it is much easier to determine why it is not working.  Next, the class covers three primary valve failures: valve won’t open, valve weeps water when closed, valve stuck open.  For each of these failure types, you will see some of the common causes, tips to narrow down those causes, and the repair methods.

Course Outline

Unit 1 Valve components and construction

Unit 2 Valve operation

Unit 3 Valve failure: won’t open

Unit 4 Valve failure: weeping

Unit 5 Valve failure: stuck open

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Describe the operation of an irrigation valve

2. Identify the differences between a forward flow and reverse flow valve

3. List the three primary failures of an irrigation valve

4. Perform the steps necessary to determine and repair an irrigation valve failure