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Bearings and Lubrication & Shaft Alignment



4 Days

3.2 CEU


At the end of this seminar students will be able to:

  1. Perform proper lubrication methods and bearing selection
  2. Correctly use laser alignment technology
  3. Demonstrate installation and maintenance methods
  4. Utilize tools and techniques to control lateral movement of machinery

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  • Why You should take this seminar

    If your machinery is misaligned by only a few thousandths of an inch, your plant energy bill may be significantly higher than necessary.

    Proper alignment and lubrication of rotating machinery can not only help cut your energy costs, but it can also increase the “in-production” time of your equipment, lower your maintenance costs and increase bearing life.

    Participants of this bearings, lubrication and shaft alignment seminar learn to create specifications to purchase, install, maintain and repair bearing based systems. In the shaft alignment seminar, learn how to align any type of machinery which will result in a significant reduction in both operating and energy costs. Gain the skill set to extend the life of rotating equipment.

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  • Who Should Take This Seminar

    People who will benefit from attending this seminar include:

    • Mechanics
    • Maintenance Technicians
    • Energy management personnel
    • Plant & facility maintenance technicians
    • Building engineers
    • Building managers & superintendents
    • Plant & facility managers
    • Stationary engineers
    • Owners & managers
  • What You'll Learn

    Topics covered during this training include:

    • Installation and maintenance methods
    • Determine proper tensions
    • Correct alignment procedures
    • Proper lubrication methods and bearing selection
    • Spot symptoms of failure
    • Select the appropriate remedy
    • Align two pieces of rotating machinery
    • Energy saving techniques
    • Recognize and correct piping induced stress problems
    • Correct soft foot and check runout
    • Symptoms of misaligned rotating machinery
  • Seminar Description


    Power-transmission physics

    • Basic concepts
    • The relationship between power, speed and torque
    • Calculate the linear velocity of a rotating component
    • Calculate speed ratio
    • Efficiency and service factors


    • Types and terms
    • Installation and maintenance of bearings
    • Troubleshoot bearing failures
    • Select bearings
    • Shaft and housing fits
    • Bearing materials of construction
    • Types and installation of precision ball bearings
    • Tapered roller bearings


    • Select the right lubricant
    • The right lubrication method
    • Terminology
    • Properties
    • How to determine the required amount of lubricant
    • Test procedures
    • Flash and fire points
    • Bearing operating environment
    • Method to apply fluid lubricants

    Couplings and Alignment

    • Selecting a coupling
    • Energy savings
    • Shaft centerlines
    • Shaft alignment process and its importance
    • Different types of soft foot
    • Shaft versus coupling alignment
    • Different types of flexible couplings
    • Coupling installation and interference fit
    • Comparison of couplings

    Power-Transmission Formulas

    • Conversions

    The Importance of Alignment

    • Align two pieces of rotating machinery
    • Correct soft foot
    • Check run out
    • Computer software programs
    • Symptoms of misaligned rotating machinery
    • Recognize and correct piping induced stress problems
    • Tools and techniques to control lateral movement of machinery
    • Alignment accuracy
    • Measure misalignment
    • Measure alignment with different coupling types
    • Checking alignment
    • Measure alignment
    • Advantages and disadvantages of alignment systems on the market
      • Laser
      • LVDT
      • Electromechanical
      • CCD sensors

    Hands-On Lab Exercises

    • Measure of run out
    • Measure and correct soft foot problems
    • Measure bracket sag and adjust shaft position measurements
    • Perform three common shaft position measurements
      • Face peripheral
      • Reverse indicator
      • Shaft to coupling spool
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    4-day Hands-on Lab + Classroom: $1,999 / participant

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