Dixon Valve & Coupling Company, a leading worldwide manufacturer and supplier of hose fittings and accessories, is very active in the field of LNG shipping and transport. As part of its commitment to the field, Dixon is now providing cryogenics training.
The first training course was held on September 6-7, 2017 at the Dixon Innovation Center in Chestertown, Maryland, USA. Dixon engineering and operating professionals were enrolled in the course, along with attendees from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), as well as two agencies of the U.S. Department of Transportation – the United States Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).
The first day of the training course covered a range of topics including cryogenic fluids and properties, cryogenic materials and basic pressure component design principles. On Day 2, course participants explored the cryogenic design of valves including a rigorous focus on performance requirements, testing, and operating maintenance.
The cryogenic training course was emceed by Jim Shifrin, Dixon’s director of new product development and innovation, with course training provided by David-John Roth.
(Photo: Dixon Cryogenic Class Attendees)