Alignment
Alignment

Alignment

Areas of Study: Maintenance

This course covers the basic principles of alignment, how to perform an alignment using the traditional method, and how to perform laser alignment. Edumine and HumEng International are collaborating on the delivery of online courses for mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance, and conditional monitoring for mining applications.

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This course includes online delivery for one person and a HumEng Certificate of Completion after requirements are met. It is viewable for up to 90 days.

  • Audience Level:
  • Technical
  • Enrollment:
  • Not Applicable
  • Course Fee:
  • Not Available
  • Duration:
  • 2 hours

Course Summary

Introduction

Many factors have contributed to the need for more precise equipment alignment. Some of these include: increased rate of production, increased rotation speed of coupled equipment, and reduction in manufacture tolerances of equipment.

This course covers the basic principles of alignment, how to perform an alignment using the traditional method, and how to perform laser alignment.

The main goal of alignment is to increase the life of rotating equipment. An adequate alignment of equipment increases the life of bearings, stability of rotors, decreases wear of couplings, and therefore increases their life. It also decreases the mechanical failures of seals, maintains adequate space between rotors, eliminates the possibility of shaft ruptures and decreases vibration levels.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • preparation for alignment,
  • correction of soft foot,
  • alignment steps,
  • alignment methods,
  • alignment including the thermal expansion factor,
  • laser alignment, and
  • suggestions for practical exercises.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the basic principles of machine alignment.
  • Employ traditional methods to align a machine.
  • Employ a laser alignment instrument to align a machine.

Recommended Background

  • This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance, or conditional monitoring for mining applications.

HumEng International

HumEng provides online courses and assessments for mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance, and condition monitoring for applications in mining.

The HumEng mission is to design, develop and implement training solutions that increase operational efficiency and productivity, and to sustain these improvements through training best practices.

The HumEng approach to training is based on skills management. Experience has proven that the acquisition of key skills, and the transfer of these skills to the shop floor, increases a company's competitiveness. This is even truer today, when operations must often rely on fewer employees, due to rationalization or to recruiting challenges.

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