Mechanical Training Seminars

M400 Achieving Excellence in Maintenance Management

Seminar Duration:  2-3 Days


The purpose of this seminar is to  present the maintenance professional with a solid resource of  information that will enable him or her to better manage, maintain, and  improve the operation of their plant or facility through the effective  and efficient use of their maintenance department resources, both human  and material.


Some of the key topics covered are:


The process of effective and efficient management
The art of being a successful leader
The 10 Keys to a successful maintenance department
Proper and effective Preventive Maintenance programs
How to optimize PM efforts, and measure their effectiveness.
Predictive Maintenance programs:  How and when to use this technique.
Computerized Maintenance Management Systems:  How to choose and use.

Storerooms that make “cents”
Realistic budgeting, the use of contractors, and much, much more!

M401 Environmental Compliance

Seminar Duration:  2-3 Days


This general course heading includes training from Asbestos and Lead,  to OSHA regulations regarding Hazardous Waste. A variety of subjects  include:


OSHA Hazardous Waste Training

Lead Abatement
Asbestos Handling 

M402 Confined Space Entry

Seminar Duration:  2-3 Days


This course covers the OSHA guidelines for confined space entry safety. Some of the key topics covered are:


Hazards
Types of Confined Spaces
Reasons for Entering Confined Spaces
Flammable Atmospheres
Toxic Atmospheres
Irritant (Corrosive) Atmospheres
Asphyxiating Atmospheres
General Safety Hazards

  • Mechanical
  • Communication Problems 
  • Entry and Exit

Physical Hazards

  • Thermal Effects 
  • Noise
  • Vibration

General/Physical

  • Scaffolding
  • Surface Residues 
  • Structural Hazards 

M500 Basic Shop Math Refresher

Seminar Duration:  2-3 Days


This course is designed to refresh the student’s math skills, so that  they can perform calculations related to maintenance in industry. Some  of the topics include:


Working with Positive and Negative Integers
Fraction/Decimal Conversions
Order of Operations
Angles
Working with a Calculator
Temperature Conversions
Formulas 

M501 Mechanical Troubleshooting Techniques

Seminar Duration:  2-3 Days


This course is designed to teach the student techniques to become a  better troubleshooter. They learn the correct use of instruments and  devices to diagnose problem areas. Some of the topics covered include:


Bearings Basics
Lubrication Basics
Basics of Drive Systems
Components

  • V-belts
  • Chain drives
  • Coupling types
  • Electric motors
  • Applications
  • Proper installation

Preventative Maintenance Techniques
Root Cause Failure Analysis
Predictive Maintenance Techniques

  • Ultrasonics
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Thermography

M502 Bearings

Seminar Duration:  1 Day


This course covers the various types of bearings and their  applications. Reasons for bearing failure and how to apply the  principles of preventive and predictive maintenance are discussed. The  principles and techniques of bearing lubrication are also covered.


Bearings  M502 is a one-day course, but is usually coupled with Lubrication M503  and presented as a two-day seminar. Some of the topics include:


Bearing Construction
Application
Proper Maintenance
Precision Measuring of Bearing Housings and Fits (Hands-on) 

Bearing Numbering Systems
Failure Analysis
Proper Maintenance Techniques

M503 Lubrication

Seminar Duration:  1 Day


This course is intended to teach the student to distinguish between when  it is appropriate to use grease and when it is appropriate to use oil  when lubricating machinery. The different types of lubricants will be  discussed. Several lubrication techniques will be covered. Some of the  topics include:


Lubrication Types
Applications
Proper Schedules
Failure Analysis
Lubricant Oil Analysis

How the Lubrication Plan for a Machine can Increase its Reliability

M504 Maintenance of Mechanical Drives

Seminar Duration:  2-3 Days


This course covers the different mechanical components that drive  machinery. It includes gears, chain drives, v-belt drives, types of  couplings, and their proper applications. Troubleshooting and preventive  and predictive maintenance techniques are discussed. Sizing of drives  and increasing reliability of drive components are covered in detail.  See our other related mechanical training seminars, i.e. bearings, lubrication, alignment.

Some of the key topics covered are:


Basics of Mechanical Drive Components - increasing life and adding reliability
Bearings - types, numbering, installation, and maintenance.
Couplings - types, purpose, and applications
Gear Drives - types, ratios
V-Belt Drives, types, sizing and alignment
Chain Drives - design, types, and maintenance
Proper Lubrication Techniques
The Importance of Proper Alignment - the Four Step Method of Precision Alignment is
demonstrated.

M505 Precsion Alignment

Seminar Duration:  2-3 Days


This course stresses the importance of shaft alignment. Students are  taught how to use precise, accurate methods to achieve precision  measurements and thereby increase equipment life.


This course  includes how to use dial indicators, micrometers, Vernier calipers, and  other precision tools necessary to measure and compare fits and  tolerances of machine components with the proper measurements necessary  for effective, reliable repair.


The 4-Step Rim and Face technique  is practiced and perfected. The Reverse Dial and Laser methods are also  explained and discussed.


This is a hands-on course where the  student actually aligns mock-up drives in the classroom. It is a lot of  fun and the key to all successful mechanical repairs.


This class  is sure to add reliability and reduce mechanical breakdowns. According  to an ITTT study, as many as 43% of all mechanical failures are the  direct result of the misalignment of mechanical components. Some of the  key topics covered are:


Precision Measurement Methods

Reading Micrometers
Reading Vernier Calipers
Dial indicators
Fits and Tolerances
Basic Math Refresher
Alignment - The Four Step Method (hands-on), Reverse Dial Method, and Laser

M506 Centrifugal Pumps

Seminar Duration:  2-3 Days


This course teaches the student the basic principles of centrifugal and  positive displacement pumps.  Theory is taught and then applied.  Troubleshooting is taught by checking measurable parameters such as  discharge pressure, suction pressure, and amperage.  Performance of the  pump is then matched to design limits and the Pump Curve becomes  a valuable troubleshooting tool.  Proper application and maintenance are  stressed.  Various sealing methods are covered, and several types of  packing and mechanical seals are discussed.


All topics are discussed in simple, easy to understand and apply language.


Proper  maintenance techniques and lubrication are covered in detail; along  with basics of electric motors, bearings, seals, and alignment.


Cavitation, Recirculation, Net Positive Suction Head and Vibration are discussed and defined.


This course is bound to add reliability to your pumping systems.  Some of the key topics covered are:


History of Pumping
Theory of Centrifugal and Positive Displacement Pumps
Proper Application of Pumps
Pump Curves
Troubleshooting Pumps and Systems
Pump Affinity Laws
Understanding NPSH (Net Positive Suction Head)
Proper Installation
Vibration Analysis as a Valuable Tool
Proper Maintenance Techniques
Basics of Proper Alignment
Cost of Pumping
Variable Frequency Drive Advantages, Energy Savings, and Applications

M507 Fans and Blowers

Seminar Duration:  1-2 Days


This course explains the basic operating principles of fans and blowers  and how to apply them to troubleshooting and predictive maintenance  techniques. Fans and Blowers #507 is usually combined with Air  Compressors #509 for a 2-day session that would include the following:


Basic Theory
Fan Laws
Air Density and Temperature Relationships
Efficiency
Energy Requirements
Applications
Recommended Maintenance Practices.
Includes both preventative maintenance and predictive maintenance in the form of
vibration analysis, balancing, and oil analysis.​

M508 Vibration Analysis

Seminar Duration:  1 Day


This course teaches the student the importance of identifying the  source and/or cause of vibration in machinery. Devices and techniques  for performing vibration analysis are covered. Topics include:


Vibration Analysis as an Effective Predictive Maintenance Tool

Devices
Techniques 

M509 Air Compressors

Seminar Duration:  1 Day


This course covers the principles of air compressors. The different  applications for air compressors are also discussed. Proper maintenance  is stressed. Air Compressors M509 is usually combined with Fans and  Blowers M507 for a 2-day session that would include the following:


Basic Theory
Fan Laws
Air Density and Temperature Relationships
Efficiency
Energy Requirements
Applications
Recommended Maintenance Practices.
Includes both preventative maintenance and predictive maintenance in  the form of vibration analysis, balancing, and oil analysis.

M510 Precision Measurement

Seminar Duration:  1 Day


This course stresses the importance of precise measurements in the  industrial environment. Students are taught how to use a variety of  instruments and devices used in precision measurement applications.  Topics include:


History
Vernier Calipers

Micrometers
Dial Indicators

M511 Air Conditioning and Heating Basics

Seminar Duration:  5 Days


This is a five-day intensive course designed to teach the maintenance  professional the basic thermodynamic principles of air conditioning and  heating. It is also designed to familiarize the student with the  operation and maintenance of various air conditioning and heating  systems and system components.


This course additionally teaches  the student the safety and environmental aspects of working with  refrigeration gasses. It includes training to prepare the student to  take the EPA test for Refrigeration Technician certification, which is  also offered as part of this course.  Some of the key topics covered are:


Working with Refrigeration Systems - tools, practices, soldering, brazing principles

Basic Thermodynamic Principles
Temperature and Pressure
The Refrigeration Cycle
System Components
Refrigerants - blends
Refrigerants - recovery and recycling
Troubleshooting Refrigerant Problems
Compressors - flow controls, lubrication
Basic Electrical Controls
Basics of Gas Heat with Air Conditioning
Basics of Oil Heat with Air Conditioning
Basics of Electrical Heat with Air Conditioning

Heat Pumps

M512 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Seminar Duration:  3 Days


This course covers the principles and applications of air  conditioning and refrigeration. The methods of maintaining AC&R  systems is also covered, as well as the environmental laws that control  these methods.


This course additionally teaches the student the  safety and environmental aspects of working with refrigeration gasses.  It includes training to prepare the student to take the EPA test for  Refrigeration Technician certification, which is also offered as part of  this course. Topics include:


Working with refrigeration systems, tools, practices, soldering, brazing principles

Basic thermodynamic principles
Temperature and pressure
The refrigeration cycle
System components
Refrigerants - blends
Refrigerants – recovery and recycling
Troubleshooting refrigerant problems
Compressors, flow controls, lubrication
Basic electrical controls
Basics of gas heat with air conditioning
Basics of oil heat with air conditioning
Basics of electrical heat with air conditioning

Heat pumps

M513 EPA Exam Preparatory Course

Seminar Duration:  3 Days


This course is designed to prepare the student for their Type I, Type  II, and/or Type III certification in refrigerant purchase and handling.  Upon completion of the course work, the student is offered the  opportunity to sit for the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Exam  administered by Industrial Trainers of America, Inc. Actual  certification is granted by ESCO INSTITUTE. Topics include:


Types of Refrigerants

Applications
Refrigerant Recovery

Safety
Federal Clean Air Act

M514 Boilers

Seminar Duration:  2-3 Days


This course is designed to familiarize the student with the different  types of steam boilers and systems.  It covers the equipment and  accessories, instruments, water treatment, operation and maintenance of  boilers.  Topics include:


Steam Boilers
Fittings and Accessories
Basic Boiler Room Systems

Fuel Burning Equipment
Draft
Combustion
Instruments
Boiler Water Treatment
Operation

M515 Welding

Seminar Duration:  2-3 Days


This is a three-day course designed to familiarize maintenance  personnel with different types of welding, their processes, and safety  issues
regarding welding.  Some of the key topics covered are:


Introduction to Welding

  • Oxyacetylene Processes
  • Basics of metallurgy
  • Welding and cutting processes
  • The physics of welding
  • Variations of weld joints and positions
  • Welding safety

Shielded Metal Arc Welding

  • SMAW welding equipment and supplies
  • SMAW welding equipment adjustment and assembly
  • Welding electrodes
  • What process and technique to use and when
  • Hands-on setup and practice exercises, and fabrication using several techniques

Oxyacetylene Processes

  • Oxyacetylene setup and safety
  • Equipment and supplies
  • Assembly and adjustment
  • Welding and cutting techniques
  • Welding joints, and positions
  • Brazing
  • Oxyacetylene cutting
  • Hands-on projects and fabrication exercises

Tungsten Arc Gas Welding-TIG,Heliarc

  • TGAW welding safety
  • TGAW welding theory
  • TGAW welding equipment/materials
  • TGAW uses and techniques
  • Hands-on practice exercises and fabrication projects

M516 Pipefitting

Seminar Duration:  3 Days


This course is designed to provide the maintenance mechanic with the  information to safely complete the repair procedures on fuel gas, steam,  condensate, stock, air, hydraulic, fire, city and mill water piping  systems. Topics include:


Introduction
Piping Standards
Reading and Interpreting Piping Drawings

Pipe Properties and Characteristics
Valve  Selection and Maintenance

Piping systems

Plumbing Fixtures

Hands-On Piping Labs