Course Description

Our Mechanical Maintenance series contains numerous courses for power plant mechanics.

Expand section below for curriculum details.

Curriculum

  • Principles of Centrifugal Pump Operation
  • Performance Issues in Centrifugal Pumps
  • Cavitation in Centrifugal Pumps
  • Centrifugal Pump Components
  • Centrifugal Pumps in Power Plants
  • Identification of Sealing Mediums Used in Pumps
  • Centrifugal Pump Disassembly
  • Centrifugal Pump Inspection
  • Identification of Defective Parts in Centrifugal Pumps
  • Centrifugal Pump Reassembly
  • Centrifugal pump overhaul
  • Horizontal Single-Stage, Centrifugal Pump Overhaul
  • Horizontal Multi-Stage Centrifugal Pump Overhaul
  • Vertical Single-Stage Centrifugal Pump Overhaul
  • Vertical Multi-Stage Centrifugal Pump Overhaul
  • Lubrication for Sliding and Rolling Surfaces
  • Types and Uses of Lubricants
  • Identification of Lubrication Characteristics by Bearing Types
  • Proper Lubrication Techniques
  • Loading and Bearing Types
  • Bearing Selections
  • Bearings by Type
  • Bearing applications by classifications
  • Bearing Operating Characteristics
  • Sliding Surface Bearings
  • Principles of Rolling Contact Bearings
  • Bearing Component Matching by Type
  • Identification of Seals Used with Bearings
  • Use of Seals
  • Removal of Sliding Surface Bearings
  • Installation of Sliding Surface Bearings
  • Bearing Disassembly
  • Bearing Reassembly
  • Sliding Surface/Rolling Contact Bearing Inspection
  • Bearing Inspections
  • Sliding Surface and Rolling Contact Bearing Repair Procedures
  • Replacement of Defective Parts
  • Removal of Rolling Contact Bearings
  • Installation of Rolling Contact Bearings
Grinding Wheel Dressing and Truing
Grinding of Parts Parallel and to Size
Saw to Layout Lines on Band Saw
  • Piping and Instrumentation Drawing Symbols
  • Interpreting Piping and Instrumentation Drawings
  • Types of Piping
  • Piping Applications
  • Fittings
  • Pipe Hangers and Support Systems
  • Pipe Hanger and Support System Operation
  • Pipe Joining Methods
  • Fitting Applications
  • Pipe Joining Applications
  • Pipe Joining Methods Explained
  • Use of Pipe Fittings
  • Erecting Piping Runs
  • Piping Symbols
  • Gasket Creation
  • O-Ring Creation
  • O-Ring Selection
  • Removal of Sealing Mediums
  • Installation of Sealing Mediums
  • Principles of Heat Exchanger Operation
  • Heat Exchanger Types and Characteristics
  • Heat Exchanger Fouling, Corrosion, and Erosion
  • Heat Exchanger Testing
  • Heat Exchanger Inspections
  • Heat Exchanger Repairs
  • Heat Exchanger Tube Cleaning
  • Removal and Replacement of Heat Exchangers
  • Heat exchanger repair
  • Gauge Glass Repair
  • Measurement of Coupling Hubs for Outside Diameter (O.D.) Offset and Face Angular Misalignment
  • Procedure for Shimming to Compensate for Angular Face and Offset (O.D.) Misalignment
  • Alignment with Straight Edge and Taper Gauge
  • Indicator Bar Sag Prevention Techniques
  • Dial Indicator Setup and Graph Paper Plotting
  • Determination of Misalignment Conditions
  • Alignments to within 0.002 Inch Tolerance
  • Rim and Face Formulas
  • Setup of Alignment Equipment to Instruction Booklet Specifications
  • Calculation of the Formula to Determine Repositioning
  • Alignment for Vertical and Horizontal Misalignment
  • Reverse Alignment
  • Proper and Safe Usage of Scaffolding
  • Selection Scaffolding Components for Their Correct Usage
  • Scaffolding and Stay Assembly
  • Scaffolding and Stay Disassembly
  • Safe Usage of Personnel Lifting Devices
  • Personnel lifting devices such as 'spiders'
  • Operating personnel lifting devices such as mobile work platforms
  • Proper Use of the "Riggers" Handbook
  • Safe Working Loads for Various Types of Slings and Hardware
  • Types of Rigging and Lifting Equipment
  • Inspecting the Rigging Equipment
  • Planning a Rigging and Lifting Job
  • Types of lifts that can be made with various lifting devices
  • Proper Use of Rigging and Lifting Equipment
  • Safe Performance of Lifts Using Manually-Operated Lifting Devices
  • Safe Performance of Lifts Using Electric-Powered Lifting Devices
  • Safe Performance of Lifts Using Hydraulic-Powered Lifting Devices
  • Safe Performance of Lifts with Air-Operated Lifting Devices
  • Safe Performance of Lifts with a Mobile Crane
  • Safe Movement of Materials/Equipment with a Mobile Crane
  • Safe Performance of Lifts with a Boom Truck
  • Safe Movement of Materials/Equipment with a Boom Truck
  • Selection & inspection of scaffolding components for correct usage
  • Scaffolding Terminology
  • Types of Scaffolds
  • Fractional Inch Graduations - Steel Rule
  • Outside Micrometer Thimble Ratchet Use
  • Precision Measuring "Feel"
  • Micrometer "Zero" Calibration
  • Outside Micrometer Measurements
  • Measuring Device Orientation
  • Vernier Scale Readings
  • Measuring with a Vernier Caliper
  • Measuring with an Inside Micrometer
  • Measuring with a Small Hole Gauge
  • Errors in Transferring Measurements
  • Measuring with a Telescoping Gauge
  • Measuring with a Depth Rule and a Depth Micrometer
  • Measurement with depth micrometers
  • Measuring with a Protractor
  • Measuring with a Dial Indicator
  • Measurement with dial indicators
  • Measuring with a Radius Gauge
  • Measuring with a Thickness Gauge and a Taper Gauge
  • Measurement with taper gauge
  • Checking Concentricity
  • Measuring with a Screw Pitch Gauge and a Thread Micrometer
  • Measuring with a Wire and Sheet Metal Gauge
  • Measuring with a Dial Caliper
  • Measurement with thread micrometers
  • Using a Go/No Go Gauge
  • Types of Conveyors
  • Plant Conveyor Usage
  • Conveyor Adjustments
  • Conveyor Adjustment Techniques
  • Conveyor Fastening/Connecting Methods
  • Conveyor Fastening and Connecting Techniques
  • Conveyor Misalignment Safeguards
  • Drive Belts Used in the Plant
  • Use of Drive Belts (V-Belts, Gear Belts, Flat Belts)
  • Sheaves Used in the Plant
  • Use of Sheaves in the Plant
  • Drive Belt Adjustments
  • Drive Belt Replacement
  • Feeder Belt Replacement
  • Conveyor adjustment
  • Conveyor Component Replacement
  • Conveyor Component Repair
  • Valve Theory
  • Valve Types and Characteristics
  • Operation Characteristics of Selected Valves
  • Components of Selected Valves
  • Characteristics of Valves to Applications
  • Sealing Mediums Used in Valves
  • Valve Disassembly
  • Valve Inspections
  • Replacement of Defective Parts that are Critical in Valves
  • Valve Part and Component Repair
  • Valve Reassembly
  • Globe Valve Overhaul
  • Gate Valve Overhaul
  • Safety Valve Overhaul
  • Relief Valve Overhaul
  • Ball Valve Overhaul
  • Plug Valve Overhaul
  • Diaphragm Valve Overhaul
  • Butterfly Valve Overhaul
  • Check Valve Overhaul
  • Control Valve Overhaul
  • Plug, Gate, and Globe Valve Operating Characteristics
  • Components of plug gate & globe valves
  • Replacement of Defective Parts
  • Positive Displacement Pumps
  • Components of positive displacement pumps
  • Types of Safety Devices Used for Positive Displacement Pumps
  • Positive Displacement Pump Applications
  • Positive Displacement Pump Disassembly
  • Positive Displacement Pump Reassembly
  • Visual Inspection on Positive Displacement Pumps
  • Defective Part Replacement
  • Overhaul a Positive Displacement Pump
  • Screw pump overhaul
  • Gear pump overhaul
  • Piston Pump Overhaul
  • Diaphragm Pump Overhaul
  • Lobe Pump Overhaul
  • Vane Pump Overhaul
  • Liquid Ring Pump Overhaul
  • Shaft and Pumping Element Repair
  • Procedure to Drill Holes to Layout Lines
  • Procedure to Drill Holes Through the Center of Round Stock
  • Procedure to Countersink, Counterbore, and Spotface on a Drill Press
  • Procedure to Ream Holes to Size on a Drill Press
  • Tap Types and Thread Classifications
  • Procedure to Tap Holes Using a Drill Press
  • Selection of Correct Speed to Drill Size and Material
  • Compressor Theory and Classifications
  • Operating Characteristics of Selected Compressors
  • Positive Displacement Compressor Components
  • Positive Displacement Screw Compressor "Wet" or "Dry" Type
  • Matching Characteristics of Compressors to Applications
  • Air Compressor Intercoolers
  • Air Compressor Aftercoolers
  • Compressors with Dryers
  • Air Compressor Sealing Mediums
  • Air Compressor Disassembly
  • Air Compressor Inspections
  • Replacement of Defective Parts on Air Compressors
  • Air Compressor Reassembly
  • Single Stage Piston Air Compressor Overhaul
  • Multi-Stage Piston Air Compressor Overhaul
  • Screw Type Air Compressor Overhaul
  • Shaft and Impeller Repair
  • Positive Displacement Reciprocating Compressor Components
  • Incompressibility of Fluids
  • Basic Components Common to Fluid Power Systems
  • Fluid Power System Diagramming
  • Purpose of Actuators
  • Basic Operations of an Actuator
  • Fluid Power System Control Valves
  • Valve Operation in Fluid Power Systems
  • Functions of Valves in Fluid Power Systems
  • Purpose of Accumulators
  • Types of Accumulators
  • Identification of Fluid Power Pumps
  • Operating Principles of Fluid Power Pumps
  • Fluid Power Pump Applications
  • Fluid Power Pump System Routine Maintenance
  • Identification of Fluid Power Motors
  • Operating Principles of Fluid Power Motors
  • Fluid Power Motor Applications
  • Fluid Power Motor Routine Maintenance
  • Identification of Fluids and Additives Used in Hydraulic Systems
  • Fluid Characteristics
  • Fluid Applications
  • Fluid Power System Reservoirs
  • Purpose of Filters
  • Hydraulic System Heat Exchangers
  • Fluid Power System Vendors Manuals
  • Identification of Fluid Power Component Malfunctions
  • Fluid Power System Problems and Possible Remedies
  • Hydraulic system troubleshooting
  • Location of Various Components of a Fluid Power System
  • Types of Repairs Made to Selected Fluid Power Components
  • Replacement of Parts and Fluid Power Components
  • Fluid Power Component Replacement
  • Stacker Reclaimer Hydraulic System
  • Rotary Car Dumper Hydraulic System
  • Bowl Mill Hydraulic System
  • Fluid Power System Routine Maintenance Activities
  • Rough Layout of a Workpiece
  • Precision Layout of a Workpiece
  • Sawing Stock with a Hand Hacksaw
  • Straight and Draw Filing of Metal
  • Sizing Holes with Hand Reams
  • Tapping Threads by Hand
  • Hand Methods of Deburring Parts
  • Hand Methods of Removing Broken Studs
  • Cutting Threads by Hand Using a Threading Die and Tap
  • Broaching a Keyway Using an Arbor Press
  • Operate a Powered Keyway Cutter
  • Cutting Threads by Machine Using a Threading Die
  • Grind a Right Hand Turning tool
  • Operator Control of Engine Lathe
  • Remove and Install Chucks and Face Plates with Cam Locks
  • Rough Centering Work in a 4-Jaw Chuck
  • Facing in a Chuck
  • Center Drilling in Chucks and Collets
  • Alignment of Lathe Centers
  • Mount Workpieces Between Centers
  • Straight Turning Between Centers
  • Knurling a Workpiece
  • Taper Turning with Tailstock Off-Set Method
  • Straight Turning Work Held in a Chuck on an Engine Lathe
  • Precision Centering Work in a 4-Jaw Chuck
  • Cutting Steep Tapers and Chamfers
  • Drilling on a Lathe
  • Machine Reaming on a Lathe
  • Parting and Grooving on a Lathe
  • Grind a 60 Degree Threading Tool
  • Cutting External Unified Standard Screw Threads
  • Grind a Radius Tool
  • Grind a Round Nose Form Tool
  • Radius and Fillet Turning
  • Boring on a Lathe
  • Cut Internal Unified Standard Screw Threads
  • Center Drill Work Between Centers
  • Grind a Right Hand Facing Tool
  • Taper Turning on a Lathe with a Taper Attachment
  • Mount, Face, and Turn Work on Mandrel
  • Reverse the Jaws in a 4-Jaw Independent Chuck
  • Change the Jaws in a 3-Jaw Universal Chuck
  • Reverse the Jaws in a 3-Jaw Universal Chuck with Cap Screw Mounted Jaws
  • Use a Steady Rest
  • Straighten a Shaft
  • Vertical Milling Operations Control Familiarity
  • Install and Remove a Collet and End Mill
  • Align Spindle Perpendicular to the Table
  • Mount and Align a Vise on the Mill Table
  • Square a Workpiece Clamped to the Mill Table
  • Square a Workpiece Held in a Vise on Vertical Mill
  • Locating, Drilling, and Reaming Holes by Coordinated Method
  • Locate and Bore Holes by Coordinated Method
  • Step Drill Holes Accurately to Size
  • Mill a Slot or Pocket
  • Countersinking, Counterboring, and Spotfacing
  • Mill a Square on a Workpiece
  • Mill a Hexagon on a Workpiece
  • Machine a Flat Surface Using a Flying Cutter
  • Mill Multi-Level Surfaces
  • Mill a Fillet With Ball End Mill
  • How Cutting Tip Size is Selected to Obtain a Neutral Flame
  • Proper Setup for Oxy-Acetylene Cutting Equipment
  • Safe Usage of Oxy-Acetylene Cutting Equipment
  • Oxy-Acetylene Cutting
  • Proper Flame Settings in Relation to Welding Tip Size and Material Thickness
  • Setting Proper Oxy-Acetylene Flame for Fusion Welding
  • Matching Proper Filler Metals to Base Metals
  • Matching of Filler Metal Requirements to Base Metals for Fusion Welding
  • Oxy-Acetylene Fusion Welding on Carbon Steel
  • Flame Setting for Oxy-Acetylene Brazing for Various Silver Alloy Fillers
  • Reducing/Carburizing of the Flame for Brazing Various Metal Alloys
  • Matching of Proper Filler Metals to Base Metals to Achieve Strength and Integrity
  • Matching of Filler Metals for Brazing to Various Types of Base Metals
  • Oxy-Acetylene Brazing on Various Metal Alloys
  • Proper Flame Setting for Braze Welding Various Thickness of Carbon Steel and Cast Irons
  • Braze Welding Various Joint Configurations
  • Proper Braze Welding of Various Bead Configurations
  • Braze Welding on Various Base Metal Types
  • Matching of Braze Welding Filler Metals with Various Base Metals
  • Oxy-Acetylene Braze Welding on Carbon Steel and Cast Iron Base Metals
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding on Carbon Steel Plate to A.W.S.-BU-2A Prequalified Joint Weld Procedures
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding on Carbon Steel Pipe
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding on Carbon Steel Pipe with Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Root
  • SMAW on Carbon Steel Tube, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Root with Carbon Steel Filler
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding on Carbon Steel Tube with Stainless Steel Filler
  • Electric Arc Welding Process for Welding in Various Positions
  • Electric Arc Welding Filler Metal Selection Based on Positions
  • Matching of Electric Arc Welding Filler Metals to Their Application Positions
  • Selection of Electric Arc Filler Metals Based on Application and Positions
  • Welding Positions and Their Orientations
  • Usage of Polarities (DC) and Current Flow in Electric Arc Welding with Covered Electrodes
  • Setup of Electric Arc Welding Equipment for SMA Welding in Both Polarities on Steel Plate
  • Welding Positions and Their Orientations for Pipe Welding
  • Setup of Pipe Coupons for SMA Welding in the 2G, 5G, and 6G Fixed Pipe Positions
  • Fit-Up Procedures for Chill Rings on Selected Size Pipes
  • Fit-Up Procedures for Chill Rings on Various Pipe Sizes
  • Differences between Mild Carbon Steel Filler Metals and Stainless Steel Filler Metals
  • Differences in Weldability between Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel
  • Explain the Setup of GTAW Equipment for Straight Polarity Welding with Argon Shielding Gas
  • Demonstrate Setup of GTAW Equipment for Straight Polarity Welding with Argon Shielding Gas
  • Joint Fit-Up Procedure for Welding Proper Size GTAW Root Pass on Pipe
  • Proper Joint Fit-Up Procedure for Welding GTAW Root Pass on Pipe
  • Argon Backing Gas Purge Systems for Root Protection Against "Sugaring" Pipe
  • Electric Arc Welding Process for Welding in the Flat Position
  • Electric Arc Welding Filler Metal Selection Based on the Flat Position
  • Matching of Electric Arc Welding Filler Metal Application to the Flat Position
  • Fundamentals of Lubrication
  • Lubrication Sampling Fundamentals
  • Maintenance, Purification, and Filtration of Oil and Grease Lubricated Systems
  • Failure Mode Indicators
  • Lubricant Testing and Analysis
  • Shaft Alignment
  • Identifying and Correcting Soft Foot
  • Shaft Alignment Using Laser Based Systems
  • Laser Alignment Safety and System Operating Information
  • Laser Alignment Troubleshooting
  • The Function of Couplings and Major Coupling Types
  • Non-powered Hand Tools - Part 1
  • Non-powered Hand Tools - Part 2
  • Power Tools
  • Measuring Tools
  • Fasteners
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