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Mechanical Training Seminars 

Industrial Trainers of America, Inc. specializes in hands-on  on-site industrial technical mechanical maintenance training seminars tailored to meet the needs of your particular plant or facility.  

To further satisfy the requirements of our clients, Industrial Trainers of America, Inc., is uniquely willing to provide custom development and writing of training materials.  

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M400 Achieving Excellence In Maintenance Management
The purpose of this course is to present the maintenance professional with a solid resource of information that will enable him or her to better manage, maintain, and improve the operation of their maintenance department.  Details

M401 Environmental Compliance
This general course heading includes training ranging from Asbestos, and Lead, to OSHA regulations regarding Hazardous Waste.  Details

M402 Confined Space Entry
This course covers the OSHA guidelines for confined space entry safety.  Details

M500 Basic Shop Math Refresher
This course is designed to refresh the student's math skills so that they can perform calculations related to maintenance in industry.  Details

M501 Mechanical Troubleshooting Techniques
This course is designed to teach the student techniques to become a better troubleshooter. They learn the correct use of instruments and devices to diagnose problem areas.  Details

M502 Bearings
This course covers the various types of bearings and their applications. Reasons for bearing failure and how to apply the principles of preventive and predictive maintenance are discussed. The principles and techniques of bearing lubrication are also covered.  Details

M503 Lubrication
This course is intended to teach the student to distinguish between when it is appropriate to use grease and when it is appropriate to use oil when lubricating machinery. The different types of lubricants will be discussed. Several lubrication techniques will be covered.  Details

M504 Mechanical Drives
This course covers the different mechanical components that drive machinery. It includes gears, chain drives, v-belt drives, types of couplings, and their proper applications. Troubleshooting and preventive and predictive techniques are discussed. Sizing of drives, gear tooth forms, and speed ratios are also covered.  Details

M505 Precision Alignment
This course stresses the importance of shaft alignment. Students are taught how to use correct, accurate methods to achieve precision shaft alignment. This course includes how to use dial indicators with the rim and face technique and explains the reverse dial method. This is a hands-on course where the student actually aligns mock-up drives in the classroom.  Details

M506 Centrifugal Pumps and Sealing Methods
This course teaches the student the basic principles of centrifugal pumps. Theory is taught and then applied to troubleshooting by checking measurable parameters such as discharge pressure, suction pressure, and amperage. Sealing methods are covered. Packing and several types of mechanical seals are discussed.  Details

M507 Fans and Blowers
This course explains the basic operating principles of fans and blowers and how to apply them to troubleshooting and predictive maintenance techniques.  Details

M508 Vibration Analysis
This course teaches the student the importance of identifying the source and/or cause of vibration in machinery. Devices and techniques for performing vibration analysis are covered.  Details

M509 Air Compressors
This course covers the principles of air compressors. The different applications for air compressors are also discussed. Proper maintenance is stressed.  Details

M510 Precision Measurement
This course stresses the importance of precise measurements in the industrial environment. Students are taught how to use a variety of instruments and devices used in precision measurement applications.  Details

M511 HVAC
This course covers the principles and applications of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. The methods of maintaining HVAC systems is also covered, as well as the environmental laws that control these methods.  Details

M512 AC&R
This course covers the principles and applications of air conditioning and refrigeration. The methods of maintaining AC&R systems is also covered, as well as the environmental laws that control these methods.  Details

M513 EPA Preparatory/Certification Course
This course is designed to prepare the student for their Type I, Type II, and/or Type III certification in refrigerant purchase and handling. Upon completion of the course work,, the student is offered the opportunity to sit for the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Exam administered by Industrial Trainers of America, Inc. Actual certification is granted by ESCO INSTITUTE.  Details

M514 Boilers                                                                            This course is designed to familiarize the student with the different types of steam boilers and systems.  It covers the equipment and accessories, instruments, water treatment, operation and maintenance of boilers.  Details 

M515 Welding                                                           This course is designed to familiarize the student with different types of welding, their processes, and safety issues regarding welding.  The basics of metallurgy, welding and cutting processes, the physics of welding, variations of weld joints and positions, and welding safety will be covered.  Details

M516 Pneumatics                                                                   This course is designed to familiarize maintenance personnel with pneumatics as they relate to industrial machinery.  Students will learn how and why pneumatic components work and how to properly maintain pneumatic systems.  Details

M517 Hydraulics                                                                     This course is designed to familiarize maintenance personnel with hydraulics as it relates to industrial machinery.  Students will work with fluid power principles and experience the functional characteristics of hydraulic components.  Proper maintenance and troubleshooting of hydraulic systems will be covered.  Details

M518 Pipefitting                                                                      This course is designed to provide the maintenance mechanic with the information to safely complete the repair procedures on fuel gas, steam, condensate, stock, air, hydraulic, fire, city and mill water piping systems.  Details

 

Course Description Details

 

 

M400 Achieving Excellence In Maintenance Management

Seminar Code:  M400

Seminar Duration:  3 Days                 

The purpose of this seminar is to present the maintenance professional with a solid resource of information that will enable him or her to better manage, maintain, and improve the operation of their plant or facility through the effective and efficient use of their maintenance department resources, both human and material.  

Some of the key topics covered are:

  • The process of effective and efficient Management
  • The art of being a successful Leader
  • The 10 Keys to a successful Maintenance department
  • Proper and effective Preventive Maintenance programs
  • How to Optimize PM efforts, and measure their effectiveness.
  • Predictive Maintenance programs, how and when to use this technique.
  • Computerized Maintenance Management Systems, how to choose and use.
  • Storerooms that make “cents”
  • Realistic budgeting, the use of Contractors and much, much more!

M401 Environmental Compliance 

Seminar Code:  M401

Seminar Duration:  3 Days                 

This general course heading includes training from Asbestos and Lead, to OSHA regulations regarding Hazardous Waste.  A variety of subjects include:

  • OSHA Hazardous Waste Training
  • Lead Abatement
  • Asbestos Handling

M402 Confined Space Entry 

Seminar Code:  M402

Seminar Duration:  3 Days                 

This course covers the OSHA guidelines for confined space entry safety.  Some of the key topics covered are:

  • Hazards
  • Types of Confined Spaces
  • Reasons for Entering Confined Spaces
  • Flammable Atmospheres
  • Toxic Atmospheres
  • Irritant (Corrosive) Atmospheres
  • Asphyxiating Atmospheres
  • General Safety Hazards
    • Mechanical
    • Communication Problems
    • Entry and Exit
  • Physical Hazards
    • Thermal Effects
    • Noise
    • Vibration
    • General/Physical
      • Scaffolding
      • Surface Residues
      • Structural Hazards

M500 Basic Shop Math Refresher

Seminar Code:  M500

Seminar Duration:  3 Days                 

This course is designed to refresh the student’s math skills, so that they can perform calculations related to maintenance in industry.  Some of the topics include:

  • Working with Positive and Negative Integers
  • Fraction/Decimal Conversions
  • Order of Operations
  • Angles
  • Working with a Calculator
  • Temperature Conversions
  • Formulas

M501 Mechanical Troubleshooting Techniques

Seminar Code:  M501

Seminar Duration:  3 Days                 

This course is designed to teach the student techniques to become a better troubleshooter.  They learn the correct use of instruments and devices to diagnose problem areas.  Some of the topics covered include:

  • Bearings Basics
  • Lubrication Basics
  • Basics of Drive Systems
  • Components
    • V-belts
    • Chain drives
    • Coupling types
    • Electric motors
    • Applications
    • Proper installation
  • Preventative Maintenance Techniques
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis
  • Predictive Maintenance Techniques
    • Ultrasonics
    • Vibration Analysis
    • Thermography

M502 Bearings 

Seminar Code:  M502

Seminar Duration:  1 Day                  

This course covers the various types of bearings and their applications.  Reasons for bearing failure and how to apply the principles of preventive and predictive maintenance are discussed.  The principles and techniques of bearing lubrication are also covered. 

Bearings #502 is a one-day course, but is usually coupled with Lubrication #503 and presented as a two-day seminar.  Some of the topics include: 

  • Bearing Construction
  • Application
  • Proper Maintenance
  • Precision Measuring of Bearing Housings and Fits (Hands-on)
  • Bearing Numbering Systems
  • Failure Analysis
  • Proper Maintenance Techniques

M503 Lubrication

Seminar Code:  M503

Seminar Duration:  1 Day                  

This course is intended to teach the student to distinguish between when it is appropriate to use grease and when it is appropriate to use oil when lubricating machinery. The different types of lubricants will be discussed. Several lubrication techniques will be covered.  Some of the topics include:

  • Lubrication Types
  • Applications
  • Proper Schedules
  • Failure Analysis
  • Lubricant Oil Analysis
  • How the Lubrication Plan for a Machine can Increase its Reliability

M504 Maintenance of Mechanical Drives 

Seminar Code:  M504

Seminar Duration:  3 Days

This course covers the different mechanical components that drive machinery.  It includes gears, chain drives, v-belt drives, types of couplings, and their proper applications.  Troubleshooting and preventive and predictive maintenance techniques are discussed.  Sizing of drives and increasing reliability of drive components are covered in detail.

Some of the key topics covered are:

  • Basics of Mechanical Drive Components - increasing life and adding reliability
  • Bearings - types, numbering, installation, and maintenance.
  • Couplings -  types, purpose, and applications
  • Gear Drives - types, ratios
  • V-Belt Drives, types, sizing and alignment
  • Chain Drives - design, types, and maintenance
  • Proper Lubrication Techniques
  • The Importance of Proper Alignment - the Four Step Method of Precision Alignment is demonstrated.

M505 Precision Alignment

Seminar Code:  M505

Seminar Duration:  2 Days

This course stresses the importance of shaft alignment.  Students are taught how to use precise, accurate methods to achieve precision measurements and thereby increase equipment life.

 

This course includes how to use dial indicators, micrometers, Vernier calipers, and other precision tools necessary to measure and compare fits and tolerances of machine components with the proper measurements necessary for effective, reliable repair.

 

The 4-Step Rim and Face technique is practiced and perfected.  The Reverse Dial and Laser methods are also explained and discussed.

 

This is a hands-on course where the student actually aligns mock-up drives in the classroom.  It is a lot of fun and the key to all successful mechanical repairs.

 

This class is sure to add reliability and reduce mechanical breakdowns.  According to an ITTT study, as many as 43% of all mechanical failures are the direct result of the misalignment of mechanical components.

Some of the key topics covered are:

  • Precision Measurement Methods
  • Reading Micrometers
  • Reading Vernier Calipers
  • Dial indicators
  • Fits and Tolerances
  • Basic Math Refresher
  • Alignment  - The Four Step Method (hands-on), Reverse Dial Method, and Laser

M506 Centrifugal Pumps 

Seminar Code:  M506

Seminar Duration: 2 Days

This course teaches the student the basic principles of centrifugal and positive displacement pumps.  Theory is taught and then applied. Troubleshooting is taught by checking measurable parameters such as discharge pressure, suction pressure, and amperage.  Performance of the pump is then matched to design limits and the Pump Curve becomes a valuable troubleshooting tool.  Proper application and maintenance are stressed.  Various sealing methods are covered, and several types of packing and mechanical seals are discussed.

 

All topics are discussed in simple, easy to understand and apply language.

 

Proper maintenance techniques and lubrication are covered in detail; along with basics of electric motors, bearings, seals, and alignment.

 

Cavitation, Recirculation, Net Positive Suction Head and Vibration are discussed and defined.

 

This course is bound to add reliability to your pumping systems.

Some of the key topics covered are:

  • History of  Pumping
  • Theory of Centrifugal and Positive Displacement Pumps
  • Proper Application of Pumps
  • Pump Curves
  • Troubleshooting Pumps and Systems
  • Pump Affinity Laws
  • Understanding NPSH (Net Positive Suction Head)
  • Proper Installation
  • Vibration Analysis as a Valuable Tool
  • Proper Maintenance Techniques
  • Basics of Proper Alignment
  • Cost of Pumping
  • Variable Frequency Drive Advantages, Energy Savings, and Applications

M507 Fans and Blowers 

Seminar Code:  M507

Seminar Duration: 1 Day

This course explains the basic operating principles of fans and blowers and how to apply them to troubleshooting and predictive maintenance techniques.  Fans and Blowers #507 is usually combined with Air Compressors #509 for a 2-day session that would include the following:

  • Basic Theory
  • Fan Laws
  • Air Density and Temperature Relationships
  • Efficiency
  • Energy Requirements
  • Applications
  • Recommended Maintenance Practices. 
  • Includes both preventative maintenance and predictive maintenance in the form of vibration analysis, balancing, and oil analysis.

M508 Vibration Analysis

Seminar Code:  M508

Seminar Duration: 1 Day

This course teaches the student the importance of identifying the source and/or cause of vibration in machinery.  Devices and techniques for performing vibration analysis are covered.  Topics include:

  • Vibration Analysis as an Effective Predictive Maintenance Tool
  • Devices
  • Techniques

M509 Air Compressors

Seminar Code:  M509

Seminar Duration: 1 Day

This course covers the principles of air compressors.  The different applications for air compressors are also discussed.  Proper maintenance is stressed.  Air Compressors #509  is usually combined with Fans and Blowers #507 for a 2-day session that would include the following:

  • Basic Theory
  • Fan Laws
  • Air Density and Temperature Relationships
  • Efficiency
  • Energy Requirements
  • Applications
  • Recommended Maintenance Practices. 
  • Includes both preventative maintenance and predictive maintenance in the form of vibration analysis, balancing, and oil analysis.

M510 Precision Measurement

Seminar Code:  M510

Seminar Duration: 1 Day

This course stresses the importance of precise measurements in the industrial environment.  Students are taught how to use a variety of instruments and devices used in precision measurement applications.  Topics include:

  • History
  • Vernier Calipers
  • Micrometers
  • Dial Indicators

M511 Air Conditioning and Heating Basics (HVAC)

Seminar Code:  M511

Seminar Duration:  5 days

This is a five-day intensive course designed to teach the maintenance professional the basic thermodynamic principles of air conditioning and heating.  It is also designed to familiarize the student with the operation and maintenance of various air conditioning and heating systems and system components.

This course additionally teaches the student the safety and environmental aspects of working with refrigeration gasses.  It includes training to prepare the student to take the EPA test for Refrigeration Technician certification, which is also offered as part of this course.

Some of the key topics covered are:

  • Working with Refrigeration Systems - tools, practices, soldering, brazing principles
  • Basic Thermodynamic Principles
  • Temperature and Pressure
  • The Refrigeration Cycle
  • System Components
  • Refrigerants - blends
  • Refrigerants - recovery and recycling
  • Troubleshooting Refrigerant Problems
  • Compressors - flow controls, lubrication
  • Basic Electrical Controls
  • Basics of Gas Heat with Air Conditioning
  • Basics of Oil Heat with Air Conditioning
  • Basics of Electrical Heat with Air Conditioning
  • Heat Pumps

M512 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 

Seminar Code:  M512

Seminar Duration: 3 Days

This course covers the principles and applications of air conditioning and refrigeration. The methods of maintaining AC&R systems is also covered, as well as the environmental laws that control these methods.

This course additionally teaches the student the safety and environmental aspects of working with refrigeration gasses.  It includes training to prepare the student to take the EPA test for Refrigeration Technician certification, which is also offered as part of this course.  Topics include:

  • Working with refrigeration systems, tools, practices, soldering, brazing principles
  • Basic thermodynamic principles
  • Temperature and pressure
  • The refrigeration cycle
  • System components
  • Refrigerants - blends
  • Refrigerants – recovery and recycling
  • Troubleshooting refrigerant problems
  • Compressors, flow controls, lubrication
  • Basic electrical controls
  • Basics of gas heat with air conditioning
  • Basics of oil heat with air conditioning
  • Basics of electrical heat with air conditioning
  • Heat pumps

M513 EPA Exam Preparatory Course 

Seminar Code:  M513

Seminar Duration: 3 Days

This course is designed to prepare the student for their Type I, Type II, and/or Type III certification in refrigerant purchase and handling.  Upon completion of the course work, the student is offered the opportunity to sit for the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Exam administered by Industrial Trainers of America, Inc.  Actual certification is granted by ESCO INSTITUTE.  Topics include:

  • Types of Refrigerants
  • Applications
  • Refrigerant Recovery
  • Safety
  • Federal Clean Air Act

M514 Boilers 

Seminar Code:  M514

Seminar Duration:  3 Days

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the different types of steam boilers and systems.  It covers the equipment and accessories, instruments, water treatment, operation and maintenance of boilers.  Topics include:

  • Steam Boilers
  • Fittings and Accessories
  • Basic Boiler Room Systems
  • Fuel Burning Equipment
  • Draft
  • Combustion
  • Instruments
  • Boiler Water Treatment
  • Operation

M515 Welding 

Seminar Code:  M515

Seminar Duration:  3 Days

This is a three-day course designed to familiarize maintenance personnel with different types of welding, their processes, and safety issues regarding welding.

Some of the key topics covered are:

  • Introduction to Welding
    • Basics of metallurgy
    • Welding and cutting processes
    • The physics of welding
    • Variations of weld joints and positions
    • Welding safety
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
    • SMAW welding equipment and supplies
    • SMAW welding equipment adjustment and assembly
    • Welding electrodes
    • What process and technique to use and when
    • Hands-on setup and practice exercises, and fabrication using several techniques
  • Oxyacetylene Processes
    • Oxyacetylene setup and safety
    • Equipment and supplies
    • Assembly and adjustment
    • Welding and cutting techniques
    • Welding joints, and positions
    • Brazing
    • Oxyacetylene cutting
    • Hands-on projects and fabrication exercises
  • Tungsten Arc Gas Welding-TIG,Heliarc
    • TGAW welding safety
    • TGAW welding theory
    • TGAW welding equipment/materials
    • TGAW uses and techniques
    • Hands-on practice exercises and fabrication projects

M516 Basic Pneumatics

Seminar Code:  M516

Seminar Duration:  3 Days

This is a three-day course designed to familiarize maintenance personnel with pneumatics as they relate to industrial machinery.  Students will learn how pneumatic components work and how to properly maintain pneumatic systems.

Some of the key topics covered are:

  • Force Transmission Through a Fluid
  • Energy Transmission Using Pneumatics
  • Control of Pneumatic Energy
  • Compressor Types
  • Air Distribution Systems
  • Operation of Pneumatic Components - cylinders, etc.
  • Directional Control Valves
  • Flow Controls
  • Regulators
  • Various Hands-On Exercises to Demonstrate Principles

M517 Basic Hydraulics 

Seminar Code:  M517

Seminar Duration:  3 Days

This is a three-day course designed to familiarize maintenance personnel with hydraulics as it relates to industrial machinery.  Students will work with fluid power principles and experience the functional characteristics of hydraulic components, which include pumps, flow control valves, pressure valves, directional control valves, cylinders, etc.  Proper maintenance of hydraulic systems along with troubleshooting techniques will be discussed.

Some of the key topics covered are:

  • Hydraulic Transmission of Force and Energy
  • Hydraulic Fluids
  • Operation of Hydraulic Pumps
  • Hydraulic Actuators – cylinders, motors
  • Control of Hydraulic Pressure
  • Check Valves, Flow Control Valves
  • Directional Control Valves
  • Pilot Operated Control Valves
  • Reservoirs, Coolers, Filters
  • Various Hands-On Props and Exercises to Demonstrate Principles

M518 Pipefitting 

Seminar Code:  E518

Seminar Duration:  3 Days

This course is designed to provide the maintenance mechanic with the information to safely complete the repair procedures on fuel gas, steam, condensate, stock, air, hydraulic, fire, city and mill water piping systems.  Topics include: 

  • History
  • Systems
  • Maintenance
  • Repair
  • Safety

 

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Mechanical Training Seminars

M400 Achieving Excellence in

Maintenance Management

M401 Environmental Compliance

M402 Confined Space Entry

M500 Basic Shop Math Refresher

M501 Mechanical Troubleshooting Techniques

M502 Bearings

M503 Lubrication

M504 Mechanical Drives

M505 Precision Alignment

M506 Centrifugal Pumps and Sealing Methods

M507 Fans and Blowers

M508 Vibration Analysis

M509 Air Compressors

M510 Precision Measurement

M511 HVAC

M512 AC&R

M513 EPA Exam Preparatory Course

M514 Boilers

M515 Welding

M516 Pneumatics

M517 Hydraulics

M518 Pipefitting