Practical Balancing, Alignment and Condition Monitoring of Rotating Equipment

THE WORKSHOP

This is a comprehensive, highly practical and interactive course. You will have an opportunity to discuss precision maintenance for rotating machinery and associated applications, operations, maintenance and management issues. The focus will be on the most up-to-date information and best practice. Towards the end of the workshop, you will have developed the skills and ability to recognize and solve precision maintenance issues in a structured and confident manner, in working and improving the reliability and performance of their rotating machinery.

After an introduction to the application of maintenance and costs of breakdowns, the important issue of vibration and vibration measurement is detailed. The important topic of balancing is then discussed drawing on practical examples. Alignment and other machinery faults are then covered. Other often neglected areas of particle and chemical analysis, temperature monitoring and failure analysis are covered in practical detail. The workshop is concluded with a set of practical rules for a precision maintenance program including such issues such as machines to monitor, managing the data usefully and scheduling maintenance.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Consulting engineers
  • Design engineers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Plant engineer managers and supervisors
  • Plant operations and maintenance personnel
  • Process control engineers and supervisors
  • Process technicians
  • Pump operators
  • Pump service contractors
  • Pump sales engineers

CONTENT OUTLINE

INTRODUCTION

  • The mission of maintenance
  • Maintenance philosophies
  • Cost of breakdowns
  • The role of precision maintenance

VIBRATION BASICS

  • What is vibration?
  • Vibration waves
  • Overall vibration
  • Vibration spectrum
  • Natural and forcing frequencies

VIBRATION MEASUREMENT

  • Vibration sensors
  • Which to choose?
  • Sensor specifications
  • Sensor mounting
  • Spectrum analysers
  • Why spectrum analysers?
  • Other instrumentation

BALANCING

  • Why balance?
  • Identifying unbalance
  • Practical aspects
  • Definitions
  • Single-plane balancing
  • Four-run method
  • Overhung rotor
  • Balancing standards

ALIGNMENT

  • Introduction
  • Identifying misalignment
  • Measuring misalignment
  • Rough methods
  • Reverse dial method
  • Face-rim method
  • Laser alignment
  • Alignment tolerances

OTHER COMMON MACHINERY FAULTS

  • Rotating machinery
  • Piping, bases and supports
  • Natural frequencies and resonance
  • Modal and deflection shape analysis
  • Troubleshooting unwanted vibration

RELATED TASKS FOR PRECISION MAINTENANCE

  • Tighten, Lubricate, Clean (TLC)
  • Chemical and particle analysis
  • Ultrasonic inspection
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Performance monitoring
  • Failure analysis

MANAGING YOUR PRECISION MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

  • Baselines and trending
  • Which machines to monitor
  • Managing the data
  • Scheduling maintenance
  • Outsourcing
  • Selling to management: a new mindset

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