This session focuses on specific issues that surround the practices and components that commonly fail, i.e. bearings, lubrication, power transmission and sealing systems. The class includes learning the proper manner to disassemble failed machines to effectively and efficiently document failure symptoms and then use those symptoms to assist in determining the failure root causes. Fit charts in-class interpretation exercise identify bearing failure resources with a working practical knowledge of; application, identification, removal and installation techniques. Focus continues on the application of proven lubrication best practice skills including; selection, properties, types, housing, delivery systems. Session correction emphasis is then placed on the smaller “balance of plant” machines that represent the majority of the total facility asset base. The power transmission section introduces correct selection, installation, inspection and lubrication of common couplings. We finish with an introduction to various shaft sealing systems to better recognize and field correct typical failure modes. Key elements of this seminar include immediately applicable knowledge, with “hands-on, performance based dynamic” class exercises. Classroom system “performance” measurements provide technicians immediate feedback on application results and the value of applied techniques. These hands-on-exercises comprise approximately 50% of the class.