This session focuses on specific issues that surround the practices and components that commonly fail in plants namely; bearings, lubrication, couplings and sealing systems. This unique approach continues to raise the bar and help place the “craft” back in craftsman. The class begins with learning correct ways to disassemble failed machines to effectively and efficiently document failure symptoms and use those symptoms to assist in determining the root cause of
failure. Having correctly identified the source of failure this seminar moves provides attendees with a real and working practical knowledge of various bearing applications, identification, removal/installation techniques and tips, interpretation of correct fit charts with exercises.
Focus continues on the correct application of proven, essential lubrication best practice skills, (selection, properties, types, housing, delivery systems), with a particular emphasis on the smaller everyday balance of plant machines that represent the majority of the asset base. In the power transmission section, attendees are introduced to the correct selection, installation, inspection and lubrication of commonly found couplings. The session finishes with an introduction to various shaft sealing systems, allowing attendees to better recognize and field correct typical failure modes. Key elements of this seminar include immediately applicable knowledge, with “hands on”, “performance based” class exercises. Where appropriate these class exercises use “working” and “dynamically running” demonstrators. System “performance” measurements are completed in the classroom and provide technicians with an immediate feedback on the results and application value of applied techniques. These hands-on exercises comprise approximately 50% of the class.