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Circle Circle
ME - 70
5 days
Doha
30 October, 2021
10900 QAR

Bearing, Couplings & Shaft Alignment

Course Overview

This Couplings & Shaft Alignment training course will provide an overview of coupling designs and applications for transferring the torque and rotation from the driver shaft to the rotating machine: pump, compressor or turbine. The training course will indicate the importance of good installation, maintenance and failure analysis of couplings.

The topics are specially designed for engineers and technicians that have had limited exposure to couplings and need to upgrade their technical knowledge about coupling characteristics and various operating loads. The focus in the course will be on problem detection, root cause analysis and failure prevention.

Course Objective

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to

  • Guidelines for good coupling installation
  • Solving common coupling problems and failure prevention
  • Vibration monitoring related to coupling health and machinery performance
  • Methods and practices for efficient alignment of rotating machine
  • Use of classical reverse dial methodology and modern laser optic technique

Who Should Attend?

  • Professionals dealing with the operation and maintenance of rotating equipment
  • Those who are involved in condition monitoring and vibration analysis
  • Maintenance Technicians, Engineers and maintenance planners

Course Outline

Module (01) Couplings – Types, Application & Operation

  • Classification & Application of Couplings
  • Characteristics of Rigid Couplings
  • Characteristics of Flexible Couplings
  • Selection of Parameters of Couplings for Pumps & Compressors and Turbines
  • Advantages & Disadvantages of Different Types

Module (02) Couplings – Installation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting

  • Installation Best Practices & Safety Issues
  • Coupling Inspection in Operation
  • Vibration Monitoring and Analysis
  • Preventive Maintenance & Condition Monitoring
  • Failure Prevention & Troubleshooting

 Module (03) Shaft Alignment Basics

  • Need for shaft alignment
  • Effects of shaft misalignment
  • Types of misalignment: offset and angularity
  • Measuring techniques
  • Rim and face alignment method: TIR determination

 Module (04) Alignment Measurement Methods

  • Reverse dial methodology
  • Correcting misalignment: foundation and soft foot
  • Thermal growth determination
  • Laser optic technique
  • Misalignment detected by vibration monitoring

Module (05) Effect of Misalignment on Bearings & Seals

  • Effect of misalignment of bearings
  • Vibration monitoring results as indication of misalignment
  • Effect of misalignment on seals of pumps and compressors
  • Leakage control & prevention
  • Summary and conclusions

 

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