MECHANICAL DRIVES AND TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS

This course is designed to equip your company’s engineering personnel and electricians with knowledge on the fundamentals of “Mechanical Drives and Transfer of Power”. Basic concepts of mechanical power transmission by addressing the principles of power transmission, calculations of speed and force and how they affect a power transmission systems ability to perform work will be introduced. This program emphasizes the basics of mechanical drawing, safe work practices for working around machinery, common hand tools associated with maintenance work and some of the more common terms and definitions.

In addition, trainees will utilize overlapping instructional models to master the theory, practice, application, and troubleshooting of the three primary systems. Utilizing a coordinated classroom and hands-on instructional model, the trainees will apply the theory as required while assembling “Belt”, “Chain”, and “Gear” transmission systems. Safety procedures are to be taught and reinforced throughout the program.

The Trainees will gain exposure to theory and concepts, simulate the applications, participate

in interactive assessments outside of the traditional classroom. The in-class activities will be focused on ‘Hands-On’ activities that build upon the theory and concepts studied. Trainees knowledge and skills will be measured by outcome-based rubrics during the in-class period.

At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Ascertain basic design principles of mechanical drives and transmission systems.
  • Understand how these systems are operated, used and can be maintained
  • Adopt and apply overhaul technology in their daily activities
  • Recognize and avoid common safety hazards associated with mechanical drive system
  • Identify reasons for rotating machinery to have a specific ratio between driver and driven components
  • Identify and use common mechanical drive train fasteners
  • Properly install V-Belts and chains
  • Identify common bearings by proper name and application
  • Explain purpose for lubrication and interpret lube specifications to match specific applications.
  • Analyze symptoms of wear to troubleshoot system failure
  • Describe a basic proactive approach to implement a preventive maintenance program.

DAY ONE:

MODULE 1: Introduction to mechanical drives maintenance

  • Definition:
  • Safety associated with industrial activities:
  • Maintenance management
  • Types of maintenance
  • Introduction to rotating machinery
  • Driving machines (engines or prime movers)
  • Transmission machines
  • Driven machines
  • Operation principle of rotating machinery
  • Mechanism
  • Balancing
  • Transmission
  • Alignment
  • Guards

MODULE 2: Bushings, Keys, and Keyways

  • Splines
  • Tapered, QD and split bushings
  • Square, flat, tapered, Woodruff keys
  • Sizing and fit
  • Symptoms of failure

MODULE 3: Shafts

  • Factors for designing a shaft
  • Classification of shaft
  • Actions of the load on the shaft
  • Characteristics of shafts
  • Materials for shafts
  • Installation of Shafting
  • Shaft Alignment

MODULE 4: Introduction to bearings

  • Categories of bearings
  • Important points concerning all bearings
  • Types of bearing loads
  • Basic skills for bearing mounting
  • Typical causes of bearing damage
  • Maintenance of bearing
  • Pitch diameter
  • Installation of chain drives
  • Advantages of chain drives
  • Disadvantages
  • Maintenance of chain drive
  • Chain lubrication
  • Troubleshooting chain drives

DAY 2:

MODULE 5: Friction

  • Causes of friction
  • Advantages of friction
  • Disadvantages of friction
  • Nature of friction
  • Types of friction
  • Lubrication

MODULE 6: Belt drives

  • V-Belts
  • Belt installation
  • Toothed belt and pulleys
  • Pulley ratio
  • Troubleshooting v-belt drives

MODULE 7: Chain drives

  • Chain drives definition
  • Drive sprockets
  • Driven sprocket
  • Chain pitch
  • Centre distance
  • Chain length
  • Chain rating
  • Ultimate strength

MODULE 8: Gears Drives

  • Gears drives definition
  • Alignments
  • Lubrication
  • Gear drives
  • Types of gears
  • Major types of gear tooth wear & failures

DAY 3:

MODULE 9: Couplings

  • Functions of couplings
  • Types of couplings
  • Shaft alignment on couplings
  • Installation of couplings
  • Failure patterns on couplings

MODULE 10: Seals

  • Types of seal / Gaskets
  • Sealing principles
  • Gasket materials
  • Methods of marking out gasket shapes
  • Fitting a flat seal
  • 0-rings / Sealants
  • Introduction to lubrication
  • Types of lubricants /Types of grease
  • Bearing not requiring lubrication
  • Characteristics of lubricants
  • Characteristics of grease

MODULE 11: Clutches and brakes

  • Mechanical, friction, centrifugal, and plate clutches
  • Clutch selection
  • Torque converters
  • Mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electric brakes

MODULE 12: Additives

MODULE 13: Common mechanical faults

  • Vibration
  • Overheating

Module 14: Wrap Up and Closing

The course will be conducted along workshop principles with formal lectures and interactive worked examples. The emphasis in the course will be on the explanation of all technical phenomena and providing answers to problems that are encountered in everyday industrial practice. Each learning point will be combined with practical examples. There will be ample opportunities for active discussion that will help solidify the gained knowledge. All course materials will be provided.

  • D.McKINSEY AND ASSOCIATES Ltd Certificate of Completion for individuals who attend and complete the Mechanical Drives & Transmission Systems
  • Candidates who desire International Certifications shall be registered through our platform for such an examination.

5 DAYS

D.Mckinsey is licensed to train and issue certificates by the following bodies;

–           Nigerian Council for Management Education, (CMD).

–           OGTAN (Oil and Gas Trainers Association of NIGERIA).

Kindly confirm space availability by calling +234 (0) 8023192104 or +234 (0) 9062386530 or send an email to info@dmckinseyandassociates.com, dmckinseytraining@gmail.com.   For In-House training programs / on request, please contact us using above contact details.

JUN 19-21

OCT 21-25

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