Dixon Valve and Coupling Co. of Chestertown, Md., is offering cryogenics training, company officials said.
Dixon is a leading manufacturer and supplier of hose fittings, fluid control products and accessories. The company serves a broad range of industries – including the agricultural, chemical, construction, fire prevention and suppression, food and beverage, industrial, mining, petrochemical and pharmaceutical segments.
The company held its first cryogenics training course in early September at the Dixon Innovation Center in Chestertown. 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 — U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the Pipeline and 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 the second day, course participants explored the cryogenic design of valves including a rigorous focus on performance requirements, testing, and operating maintenance, company officials said.
The course was taught by Jim Shifrin, Dixon’s director of new product development and innovation, with course training provided by David-John Roth. A designated Subject Matter III Expert in the field of cryogenics, Roth was the recipient of the Cryogenic Design and Development Award presented at NASA headquarters in 2012. In addition to his teaching activities, Roth continues to provide cryogenic expertise for NASA at the Kennedy Space Center.
Further information about cryogenic training at Dixon can be obtained by contacting Jim Shifrin at 443-282-2021 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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