Couplings
Couplings

Couplings

Areas of Study: Maintenance

This course covers the function of the various types of couplings, the selection of the correct size of coupling for the speed of rotation and the power of the motor, and the assembly and disassembly of couplings using schematic diagrams and established safety standards. 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

Couplings are used to link and transfer energy from a power source (motor) to a driven piece of equipment (pump). A mechanical coupling is a mechanism which provides linkage connecting both items.

This course covers the function of the various types of couplings, the selection of the correct size of coupling for the speed of rotation and the power of the motor, and the assembly and disassembly of couplings using schematic diagrams and established safety standards.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • categories of couplings;
  • criteria for selecting a coupling;
  • disassembly and assembly procedures;
  • causes of coupling failure;
  • troubleshooting hydraulic couplings;
  • inspection, cleaning, alignment, and lubrication of couplings;
  • tightening the torque of a coupling; and
  • suggestions for practical exercises.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and describe the function of the various types of couplings.
  • Select a coupling of the right size for the speed of rotation and the power of the motor.
  • Disassemble/assemble a coupling using schematic diagrams and following established safety standards.

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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