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Troubleshooting Mechanical Drive Systems & Rotating Equipment On-Site Training

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A Practical Course Designed for Building Facility and Industrial Plant Maintenance Technicians

Workshop Description/Agenda

Purpose of Seminar:

It is no secret that downtime is expensive. Regardless of the precautions you’ve taken and preventive maintenance practices you’ve implemented, sometimes things just go wrong and you need it fixed now. But in order to fix it you must know how to isolate and define the problem, and that’s what this course is all about – teaching you how to quickly and accurately troubleshoot so that you can avoid costly downtime.
In this course we’ll provide the student a new perspective on troubleshooting mechanical and rotating equipment. Rather than teaching about “equipment specific” situations we’ll take a more novel approach. We’ll teach you to troubleshoot based on the common components that make up a piece of specified equipment so that you can go back to the workplace and troubleshoot just about anything regardless of its function, design or manufacturer. You will learn about basic mechanical applications, failures, life expectancy and maintenance of shafts, bearings, couplings, chains, sprockets, bushings, gears, belts, sheaves and other mechanical components. You’ll learn what data to measure, track and trend, so that when equipment fails you can get quick answers to what is wrong. Most importantly you will learn how to find and fix the real problems with your equipment, and not just the symptoms. No matter what type of equipment you may confront on the job, after attending this seminar you will have the tools & skills to properly troubleshoot just about any problem you may encounter.
Who should take this course:

This seminar is a must for anyone who works with mechanical and rotating equipment at industrial plants, utilities or commercial and private building facilities. General maintenance personnel, workers in cross-training programs, electricians and engineers will find this course extremely useful. Attendees come from a wide variety of industries, skill-levels, company sizes, and job titles, so if you're not sure you'll fit in or will benefit from the class, don't worry - you will - as long as you work with mechanical or rotating equipment!
People who will benefit from attending this seminar include...

Maintenance Personnel in:
  • Manufacturing Plants Commercial Buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Waste Water Facilities
  • Schools Government Buildings
  • Research Facilities
  • Shopping Centers
  • Apartment Buildings

  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Apprentices
  • Mechanics
  • HVAC Technicians
  • Electricians
  • Machine Operators
  • Engineers
  • Alarm Technicians
  • Building Engineers
  • Stationary Engineers
  • Maintenance Supervisors
  • Electronic and Instrumentation Technicians
  • Multicraft & Cross Training Personnel
  • What you will take home:

    - American Trainco Seminar Manual - detailing all presentation material covered in the class

    - Handy reference materials and guides to help you with everyday decisions, calculations and applications in the field.

    - Personalized Training Certificate – You will receive personalized American Trainco Certificate of Completion and 1.4 CEU’s(Continuing Education Units)approved
    by the Maintenance Training Association of America.
    Course Outline / Agenda:

    DAY 1
    Understanding Machine Components and Failure Mechanisms

    I. Introduction
    a. Overview of Rotating Equipment
    b. What is Common to All Types of Equipment?
    II. The Maintenance Educational Component (MEC)
    a. Definition
    b. Application
    c. Understanding How Equipment Works
    III. Bearings
    a. Anti Friction
    b. Plain
    IV. Measurement of Critical Components
    a. What to Measure
    b. How to Measure
    c. Watching for Trends
    V. Shafting
    a. Types of Shafts
    b. Uses and Applications
    c. Repair and Maintenance
    VI. Housing
    a. Types of Housing
    b. Re-machining and Repairs
    VII. Lubrication
    a. Importance of Lubrication
    b. Types of Lubrication
    c. What Needs to be Lubricated
    d. How & When to Lubricate
    VIII. Shaft Couplings
    a. Component Overview
    b. Errors of Omission
    c. Maintenance
    IX. V-Belts
    a. Uses for Equipment
    b. Failure Modes
    X. Chain Drives
    a. Component Overview
    b. “Pitching” a Solution
    XI. Positive Drive Belts
    a. Reducing Tension Headaches
    XII. Gears and Gearing
    a. Removing the Mystery
    b. Repair and Maintenance

    Day 2:
    Troubleshooting Faults and Applying Corrective Action

    I. Vibration Analysis
    a. Simple Measurement Practices
    b. Using Data for Troubleshooting
    II. Fast Fault Finding
    a. Vibration as Your Tool
    III. Acoustical Troubleshooting
    a. Using Sound as a Tool
    b. What to Listen for
    IV. Infra-red Inspection
    a. Methods & Devices
    b. When to Use it
    c. What Your Readings Mean
    V. Oil Analysis
    a. Hidden Problems Revealed
    b. Analyzing Your Oil
    c. Corrective Action
    VI. Motors
    a. Using the Nameplate for Information
    b. Sizing the Motor to the Job
    VII. Megger Testing
    VIII.Troubleshooting Trees
    a. Types and Uses
    b. How They Work
    IX. Basic Troubleshooting
    a. Best Practices
    b. Minimum Changes to get
    c. Maximum Results
    X. Pumps, Blowers and Fans
    a. The Most Common Problems
    b. Looking for the Obvious
    c. Noise and Capacity Changes
    XI. Other Rotating Equipment
    XII. Review
    a. What Applies to Your Job
    b. What Will You Do when You Return to Your Job?

    About our Instructors:

    "Real World Training...for Real World Needs" is not just our slogan, but also our mission statement. At American Trainco, we approach our students as if they were our own employees. We instruct them and guide them in practical knowledge that allows them to immediately go back to their workplace and apply what they have learned. Our instructors are seasoned veterans with years of real world experience, and the students who attend our seminars often get more from a single week of training than an entire year of reading textbooks or watching videos. How do we know? They tell us.

    Anyone can teach theory, but there simply is no substitute for experience. What sets American Trainco apart is our ability to communicate that experience into the brains of our students. As one attendee told us at the end of hi

    Who Should Attend

    Anyone who works with mechanical and rotating equipment at industrial plants, utilities or commercial and private building facilities

    Additional Information

    Training Provider: TPC Trainco

    Course Topics: Industrial Training > Electrical

    Training Course Summary: A Practical Course Designed for Building Facility and Industrial Plant Maintenance Technicians

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