What can you expect to learn in Essential Asset Care 1b - Fluid Power?
 
Preface:
 
This course covers the essential eight major functional blocks of industrial fluid power equipment; fluid, reservoirs, electric motors, pumps, compressors, pressure controls, directional valves, actuators, and fluid conductors.  It demonstrates, though the use of hands-on activities, the most common types of failures in hydraulic and pneumatic systems and how to recognize the loss of equipment efficiency before the machine fails.  Guiding an operator forward in this competency provides a crucial foundation building block as to the recognition of the difference between loss of equipment efficiency and asset failure, before either occurs, on their own.
 
Objectives:
 
Session attendees will be ready to apply and demonstrate specific fluid power and pneumatic system component inspection techniques. These techniques include audible, tactile and visual inspection instruments to quantify and trend these values. Session information covers the essential functional block of industrial fluid power equipment; fluid, reservoirs, electric motors, pumps, compressors, pressure controls, directional valves, actuators, and fluid conductors. Participants then apply this to understand reliability principles and make up of fluid power systems including hydraulic and pneumatic components, to assist in the elimination and/or reduction of historical failures that include: abnormal heat, improper lubrication, base and frame errors, incorrect shimming, asset contamination, system aeration, cavitation, to provide new field inspection views, tips, ideas and techniques. This leaves the operator not only with the ability to identify and react to potential catastrophic failures that could lead to significant downtime, but also the proactive solutions to notice subtle changes in system operation to avoid it in the first place.
 

Subjects (included but not limited to):

  • Introduction to Reliable Manufacturing®

  • Sources of Machine Failure

  • Prime Mover Operation and Troubleshooting

  • Introduction to Fluid Power System Components

  • Contamination Control and Fluids

  • Common Fluid System Components

  • System Condition Inspection Techniques

  • Common Fluid Power Symbols

  • Common Fluid Power Accidents and How to Avoid Them

 

Target Participants:

Operators, Operations Crew Leaders, Maintenance/Operations Coordinators, and selected maintenance employees (Technicians, Planners, Schedulers, Material Coordinators, and Maintenance Crew Leaders)

 

Prerequisite:

None

 

Duration:

Multiple two day training modules are tune to the facility and area types.

Essential Asset Care 1b

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