Workshop on Safety and Control Valves

April 8-9, 2015

von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics


The Workshop entitled “ Safety & Regulation Valves” was held at the von Karman Institute on 8-9 April 2015,  to make the state of the art of  the latest developments in this field.


In particular, modelling of flows through industrial valves is of  great scientific and practical interest, with a wide range of applications such as power generation, chemical, oil/gas ,  LNG  and heating.
Emphasis will be given to two phase, non Newtonian and cryogenic  flows. Studies conducted on  small and large scale experimental systems and CFD simulation will be presented. All the devices such as safety valves, control valves, non return valves or micro–valves  when operating under two phase or complex fluid flow conditions are concerned.
The workshop is intended to acquaint young researchers with this  contemporary field, to  promote collaboration and consolidate this area of research in Europe.”

The registration fee is 350 € (TVAC) until 1st March 2015, 400€ for late registration. This includes the cocktail, the lunch and the coffee breaks.

Not exhaustive list of typical  topics to be addressed;  

  • Cavitation in valves
    • Pressure loss
    • Erosion
    • Materials
  • Compressible flows
    • Vapour and Gas in regulation valves
    • Coupled Mechanical/hydraulic dynamic approach
    • Operation/flow coupling
    • Behaviour of valves connected to pipes
  • Applications by end-users
    • Reliability and SIL
    • Materials
    • Sealing
  • Application to special-valves e.g.
    • Micro valve
    • LNG cryogenic valve
    • Aortic valve

Interested people are invited to submit an abstract of one A4 page (with figure included) as soon as possible.

Key Dates - Extended Deadlines

- Abstract submission: October 30, 2014
- Notification of abstract acceptance: November 15, 2014
- Full paper submission: February 15, 2015
- Early bird registration: March 1, 2015
- Notification of full paper acceptance after review: February 28, 2015
- Final paper submission: March 15, 2015