Mechanical Maintenance Skills (Course 700)

About The Course

This course provides personnel with the necessary skills to perform mechanical maintenance, including the removal and replacement of equipment (pumps, gearboxes, motors and power transmission systems) and identification and rectification of bearing faults within these systems.

Course Participants

Designed to benefit anyone required to undertake mechanical maintenance on production/process equipment. This course is equally suitable for production operatives or for craft personnel already involved in maintenance activities.

Course Presentation

The course format is very much ‘hands-on’ – the emphasis being on the development of sound practical skills within the context of safe working practices.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, participants will be able to

  • apply safe working practices and understand the principles of preventive and first-line maintenance
  • correctly diagnose a range of mechanical faults and plan a suitable course of action
  • understand the principles of power transmission systems; recognize, remove and refit taper-lock bushes, keyed shafts, belts, chains & couplings; install & align shafts; tension drive train components
  • correctly remove and refit various types of bearings (roller, ball, etc) identify various bearing types, understand their typical applications & recognize common defects
  • practice methods of removing broken studs
  • recognize stripped threads and correctly use thread repair equipment
  • manufacture gaskets and understand how to remove and replace seals and gland packing
  • understand the operation of various gearboxes, (helical, spur and worm-wheel)
  • correctly dismantle and replace drive belts
  • recognize various types of conveyor systems and their main components
  • identify typical faults and correctly remove, replace and track a conveyor belt.

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