The cost of running plant/machinery would continue to increase and may possibly become unbearable unless those in charge of maintenance are well informed and are able to apply the skills needed to reduce this cost to an acceptable level.
The course is for experienced maintenance personnel, such as maintenance engineers, supervisors, production engineers and plant managers. Those who have attended an introductory aspect of the course in the past will find the course immensely rewarding. Nine significant learning will come out clearly:
1. Analyse rotating equipment and its operational parts
2. Usual operational problems associated with gears, belts, chains, shaft couplings
3. Correct selection of bearing
4. Tracing bearing faults and recommending remedy
5. Shafts and machine parts alignment
6. Appropriate lubricants for machine parts
7. Adoption of condition-based maintenance system, where necessary
8. Enforcement safety measures for plant and equipment maintenance
9. Take effective decisions in running the plant to meet organizational objectives.
• Review of prime movers, driver and driven machines
• Equipment Drive components
o Power transmission: Gear drive, belt drive, chain drive, coupling drive.
o Principles of operation, maintenance, faults and remedies of drive components.
Gears (spur, spiral, helical, bevel etc.)
Belts (V-, multi-groove, flat/plain, toothed/timing, clogged etc.)
Chains (single, double etc.)
Shaft couplings (solid, finger, yoke, gear etc)
• Major types
• Effects of shaft misalignment
• Methods of shaft alignment.
Equipment lubricants and lubrication
• Frictional effect on equipment drives
• Functions of lubricants
• Classification /Types(oils and greases)
o Selection of lubricants
- Methods of lubrication
- Fault tracing
Sealants and sealing principles
• Functions of seals and gaskets
• Types of seals and gaskets
• Materials for seals and gaskets
• Maintenance of seals and gaskets
• Condition-based maintenance system
• Machine and maintenance personnel safety
• Review of rotating equipment
• Power transmission (belt, gear, chain, couplings)
• Bearings: General functions
- Major types and applications
- Selection process
- Fault tracing and remedies
- Causes of misalignment
- Effects of misalignment
- Remedies of misalignment
• Equipment lubricants and lubrication
• Frictional effects on machine parts and components
• Purpose of machine lubrication
• Seals and sealants
• Methods of lubrication
• Fault tracing in lubrication defects and remedies
• Condition-based monitoring system maintenance
• Maintenance personnel and safety issues
Registration: 8.30 – 9.00 a.m.
Class Session: 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.