This is a hands-on introductory course intended to acquaint students with basic skills and knowledge required as a part of the Industrial Systems Technology program. This course is specifically designed to provide knowledge and skills required for installing, maintaining, and replacing various process equipment and systems. Specific instruction in this class will cover moving and rotary equipment including terminology, function, components and purpose. Heavy emphasis will be placed on drives, belts, chains, gears, couplings, alignment, lubrication, packing and seals. Safety practices and procedures regarding the use of hand and power tools for equipment installation, repair and replacement will be stressed. The proper use of equipment and installation manuals and standards will be addressed. This course is recommended for students who have little or no industrial equipment experience.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Identify motion equipment such as conveyors, pumps, drives, gears, etc.
Select and install appropriate fasteners such as nuts, bolts, snap rings, pins, etc.
Describe the primary function of motion equipment as it relates to a manufacturing or an industrial processing system.
Describe and demonstrate various methods of shaft alignment.
Research and explain manufacturer's specifications, i.e., installation, operation, maintenance, service and repair.
Define the criteria for measurement, usage, and application of various measuring instruments commonly found in industrial facilities.
Interpret and use Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID's) for various pieces of mechanical equipment, to include instrumentation, piping and other devices.
Describe equipment maintenance with regard to planning, scheduling, selection of parts, power and hand tool requirements with a strong emphasis on environmental, accident prevention, and health issues.
Select the proper tools, equipment and instruments to install/align a drive unit and coupling.
Compare and contrast belt, chain and gear drives.
Calculate various drive ratios for speed and torque.
Classify industrial drive systems and their applications.
Utilize manufacturer's specifications to determine replacement parts.
Analyze lubrication and packing seals to assure appropriate equipment performance.
Plan, schedule and employ practical preventive maintenance for various pieces of equipment as part of an industrial system.