TRM - Training Courses

Courses are specifically designed to meet each client's requirements for vibration and ultrasonic analysis, diagnostics (i.e., Predictive Maintenance "PDM") and corrective (i.e., Proactive Maintenance). It will provide the necessary tools to aide in the identification of equipment in need of repair and/or maintenance. The engineers will use IMPACT's vibration-alignment training simulators for "hands-on" operation of the CSI Model 2120 vibration machinery analyzers, MasterTrend software, SDT Model 150 Ultrasonic detectors as well as dial indicator and laser optical alignment kits. Fault case histories and live demonstrations will be utilized to show the various diagnostic techniques used in successful PDM programs.

This course was developed to give the highest degree of training possible with direct hands-on simulators and actual equipment used at the client's site. Please note that not only detailed vibration analysis will be covered, but also Proactive Maintenance (i.e., Corrective techniques) specifically related to past and present experience within each client's plant.

Each attendee receives and is encouraged to personalize their own copy of the Class Notes / Course Manual. The course currently includes three and one half (3 ) days, with each daily session encompassing approximately eight (8) hours of instruction. The course is conducted in Federal Way, Washington.

As part of the Total Reliability Management training course, the following topics will be covered:

A comparison between the different maintenance methods currently utilized will be discussed. Information provided will demonstrate the positive and negative aspects to each of the methods. The benefits of reduced maintenance costs and lower "down time" through the use of these methods will be also outlined.
Covers the different types of technologies available to predict machinery faults prior to failure. An overview of the following will be presented: vibration analysis, ultrasonic detection, thermographic inspection and lube oil analysis.

Participants will learn the major applications, common sources and instruments necessary to detect ultrasonic noise. They will also learn the advantages of incorporating ultrasonic testing into periodic condition monitoring.

Participants will be introduced to the SDT Model 150 Detector and Probes. They will have an opportunity to apply the knowledge they have learned with hands-on labs that allow them to collect data on simulators and analyze the data. The labs will include fault case histories as well as live demonstrations utilizing created "fault" conditions on the classroom training simulators.
Throughout the course, an emphasis will be placed on the causes and measurement of vibration. Terminology, units of measure and monitoring techniques will be introduced, as well as applied. Participants learn how to identify different types of faults: mis-alignment, imbalance, looseness, wear/damage all often leading up to a failure.

A demonstration of the use of CSI Model 2120 Analyzer as well as the CSI MasterTrend software will be given. This will provide them with the knowledge necessary to incorporate the Reliability Management Program into their work. Hands-on labs will allow participants to communicate between a computer and an analyzer, to load routes, collect data on simulators, dump routes and plot/trend data.

Diagnostic techniques will include both past fault case histories and live demonstrations utilizing created "fault" conditions on the classroom training simulators.

This topic will include a discussion on basic alignment theory as well as the benefits of proper alignment of all rotating machinery. Terminology, tolerances and various alignment methods will be covered. Participants will have the opportunity to use proper alignment techniques using both the dial indicator and laser optical alignment systems to correct "mis-alignment" conditions on the classroom simulators.

Both class and lab sessions will introduce machinery imbalance theory and proper balancing procedures/techniques will be explained. Participants will learn the various sources of machinery imbalance and the effects on vibration and machinery life.

Participants will be provided with an outline of the goals of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) PDM program, a description of the different methods accepted by ABS and detailed explanation of the survey process. Copies of ABS documentation are provided and reviewed for later use. Participants are furnished with a sample Continuous Machinery Survey (CMS) Record Book and briefed on its use to track machinery credits.

The course will begin on Tuesday morning and run through Friday Noon. Training will begin each morning at 8:00 a.m. and continue until approximately 5:00 p.m. daily with two (2) fifteen minute breaks and a one (1) hour break for lunch. The last day of the class will end at 11:00 a.m. to allow participants to travel back home. Please encourage the attendees that you send to this class not to schedule travel until at least one hour after the class is scheduled to conclude. This will allow for them to receive the full benefit of all training offered and will allow everyone undisturbed training until the course is over.

Formalized "Class Notes" bound into a D-ring binder will be provided to each attendee. Everyone will be encouraged to personalize their copies of the manuals and class notes during the training sessions. Each participant will receive a Certificate of Completion which states that they have attend and completed our "Total Reliability Management" Training course.

The course will be held at a Conference Center at a local hotel in Federal Way, WA. The Hotel is located approximately 15 minutes south of SeaTac airport. Transportation to and from the Hotel to the Airport is provided by the Hotel.

The course cost will include a continental breakfast (including coffee, bagels, muffins and donuts) and lunch each day (no lunch on the last day).

IMPACT Engineering charges a flat fee per person for the course (Note: Each course must have a minimum of ten participants to be held). This fee covers materials, audio visual aids, lunch, refreshments, instructor fees and other related course costs. The Hotel charges are the clients additional responsibility.

Below is a typical agenda which can be altered based upon the client's needs:

DAY 1 - Tuesday
  • Morning
    • Introduction
    • Reliability-Based Maintenance Methods
    • Vibration Fundamentals
  • Afternoon
    • Vibration Measurements
    • Machinery Analyzer/MasterTrend Software
    • Vibration Machinery Lab
DAY 2 - Wednesday
  • Morning
    • Ultrasonic Detection/Analysis
    • Lubrication Issues
    • Ultrasonic Machinery Lab
    • Shaft Alignment Fundamentals
  • Afternoon
    • Shaft Alignment Lab
    • Balancing Demonstration
DAY 3 - Thursday
  • Morning
    • PDM Survey Procedures
    • Data Acquisition Lab
    • Fault Diagnostics
  • Afternoon
    • Case Histories
DAY 4 - Friday
  • Morning
    • Course Review / Additional Case Histories
    • Summary
    • Questions & Discussion
    • Present Certificates

Several comments taken from the Evaluation sheets of the courses administered within the last two (2) years:

"My original intent of learning vibration analysis equipment was vastly exceeded - thanks for the extras!" Maintenance Engineer

"The course was very enlightening. It was presented in an excellent manner and the course content was thoroughly covered" Preventive Maintenance & Logistics Manager

"Course content was clearly presented. Valuable presentation of vibration philosophy contained its effectiveness on improving my understanding of PDM analysis and other tools that can be implemented during onboard operations." Assistant Engineer

"Very informative, introduced to the latest equipment and techniques available to predict repairs and problems" Chief Engineer

"Hands-on instruction was the best part of the course" Chief Engineer

"ABS requirement training associated with vibration condition monitoring was excellent" 2nd Assistant Engineer

"Case studies were very good. Good presentation skills" Maintenance Manager

"Very interesting and informative. The specific examples of vibration and alignment were beneficial." Maintenance Engineer

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