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Training Program Description

The Mechanical Skills training program includes a variety of modules aimed at proper use, maintenance, and design of mechanical equipment in today's industrial and commercial workplace.

This program is fully customizable to suit your needs, in terms of content and program length.

Troubleshooting & Heat Exchangers - 4 hrs.

  • Troubleshooting Safety
  • Approach to Troubleshooting
  • The Troubleshooting Process
  • Using Your Four Senses
  • The Process of Continuous Improvement
  • The 5 Whys
  • What will, Keep You Safe, You See, You Hear, You Feel, and You Smell
  • Open and Closed Heat Exchangers
  • Heating and Cooling Uses
  • Air and Water Cooled

Bearings & Seals - 4 hrs.

  • Bearing Loads
  • Bearing Life
  • Bearing Classification
  • Bearing Types, Sleeve, Ball, Roller, Tapper, Needle
  • Bearing Thrust
  • Bearing Mounting
  • Seal Types
  • O-Rings
  • U-Cup Seals
  • Mechanical Seals

Pipe Materials & Components - 4 hrs.

  • Iron, Galvanized, Copper, Stainless Steel
  • PVC, CPVC, ABS, PP
  • Nominal Pipe sizes
  • Pipe Anatomy and Threading
  • Fittings
  • Valves, Kinds and Uses
  • Tubing and Fittings
  • Hoses and Their Maintenance

Drive Belts & Sheaves, Chain & Cog Drives - 4 hrs.

  • Identifying belt types 
  • Belt sheave design
  • Cog belts and cog pulleys
  • Belt alignment and tensioning
  • Align a belt drive and tighten in the lab
  • Identify chain and cog types
  • Chain alignment and tensioning
  • Understand types of chain damage
  • Chain lubrication
  • Align a chain drive and tighten in the lab

Gears and Gear Boxes - 4 hrs.

  • Gear Anatomy
  • Proper gear mesh and backlash
  • Reducing gears and compound gears
  • Spline shafts
  • Worm gears and worm gear boxes
  • Miter gears and miter gear boxes
  • Hypoid gears
  • Spur gears
  • Proper lubrication
  • Gear wear and damage
  • Open gear boxes in the lab if available

Power Transmission Couplings & Pumps - 4 hrs.

  • Identify types of couplings
  • Installation and alignment
  • Straight edge and dial indicator alignment methods
  • Importance of good alignment
  • Lubrication of couplings
  • Align a coupling in the lab
  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Parts of the pump
  • Operation of the pump
  • Hydraulic Pumps, piston, gear vane,
  • Parts of the pump
  • Operation of the pump

Hydraulics & Pneumatics - 16 hours

  • Basic Hydraulic Principals
  • Hydraulic Oil and Contamination
  • Hydraulic Oil Filtering
  • Actuators
  • Cylinders
  • Rotary Actuators
  • Directional Valves
  • Three  and Four Way valves
  • Pressure control valves
  • Flow controls
  • Accumulators
  • Intensifiers
  • Pressure Gauges and Flow Meters
  • Hydraulic Circuits
  • Force and Pascal's Law
  • Molecular Energy
  • Potential and Kinetic Energy
  • Compressed Air (compression process)
  • Safety relief Valves
  • Safety / Lockout valve
  • Needle Valves
  • Directional Control  and Check Valves
  • Pressure regulation
  • Actuators, Cylinders and Rotating
  • Filters and Dryers


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