Proper training in product, maintenance and system startup was an essential part of a successful startup of the heat tracing system at the power plant. Valin Corp. provided the power plant educational classes through Valin University, its value-added training and educational offering.

Valin offers the education courses to the process industries. Certified staff and suppliers provide advice and training for programming, operating and safeguarding the company’s industry solutions. Topics covered range from liquid flow in control valves to machine safeguarding seminars. Programs offered may be certified and include hands-on workshops, “lunch-and-learns” and webinars.

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Like most coal-fired power plants, a large plant in Arizona received its coal by railcar, which was off-loaded, crushed and sent to a storage yard. But freezing winter conditions created hazards for employees. Heat tracing cable proved to be the best answer for process temperature maintenance.