Essential Fluid Power Skills 1
What can you expect to learn?
The essential premise of any hydraulic system is: force applied at one point, is equally transmitted to another, using an incompressible fluid. Most fluid power problems are the result of: poor installation practices, a “replacement” approach to troubleshooting, an improper adjustments of fluid controls. These strategies are found to be ineffective in improving asset reliability, consume un-needed time/resources and reduce manufacturing quality/throughput.
Class participants will have a thorough understanding of practical fluid power operation principles, common failure modes for fluid and pneumatic assets with field tested techniques to prevent failure. Attendees will be ready to apply and demonstrate the identification problems including the effects of poor fluid conditioning, pump and actuator assembly errors, cavitation and aeration, incorrect control adjustments, excessive temperature, fluid conductor leaks, and provide a “performance” report that states as found and as left condition with the use of dynamic measurement tools to extend asset reliability. In-class hand-on activities provide proper techniques to place equipment in a more reliable and precise state, Attendees will be introduced to a logical troubleshooting approach by understanding symbols, schematics and correctly interpret machinery operating data. Class focus is not on fixing or replacing but in preventing fluid power issues from happening in the first place.
It is highly recommended that Craft personnel have previously successfully attended and field applied techniques discovered in Essential Craft Skills 1 & 2
5 days of formal training for 15 participants. Recommended class make-up is 10 crafts personnel and 5 from the other mentioned roles.
Essential Pumping System Skills
What can you expect to learn?
Manufacturing reliability, production quality/quantity and maintenance cost are greatly affected by centrifugal pump performance. Today’s “remove and replace” mentality has left little room for correct identification and elimination of design, process, and maintenance errors. This class focuses on error detection and prevention with best-in-class techniques to improve “Reliable Manufacturing®”.
This class uses a dynamic process approach to recognize and significantly reduce common pump and sealing problems/failures. This allows attendees to recognize, explain and describe; different pump types with operational differences for correct utilization. Attendees determine and demonstrate hands on performance activities, best efficiency point (BEP) with considerations for; specific gravity, pressure, head determination, flow and flow restrictions. Participants understand and describe operational issues and component damage caused by vaporization, air entrainment, turbulent flow, recirculation, vane pass, double pumping, piping configuration, impeller system modifications, common maintenance impeller system modifications, common maintenance practice errors and their effects/influence on pump performance and reliability. The class discusses and proves how to measure, determine, demonstrate and correct the effects of; system errors, incorrect valves, fittings/piping within a dynamic system. Various packing types, arrangements, calculations, ring number, length and cuts are covered. Students install, correctly tension, and dynamically measure packing/seal application results. Classroom hands-on exercises comprise approximately 50% of the class.
Participants are encouraged to have completed “Essential Craft Skills, Machinery Assembly and Installation” and have a mechanical craft background.
5 days of formal training for 15 participants. Recommended class make-up is 10 crafts personnel and 5 from the other mentioned role.
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