Rotating Equipment for Operators Overview

Classroom based course with study materials, lecturer support and CPD Hours included

London Training For Excellence


£4,200 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
5 Days
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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This course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals and techniques underlying the assessment of rotating machinery reliability detection and diagnosis of faults, and best practices for cost effective reliability improvement.


Day 1- Maintenance methods and strategies

  • Breakdown , preventive, predictive and proactive maintenance
  • Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM)
  • Precision Maintenance
  • Computerised maintenance management systems
  • Failure mode analysis

Day 2- Vibration in Rotating Machinery

  • Vibration fundamentals
  • Vibration in condition monitoring
  • RMS broad band vibration meters
  • Shock pulse technology
  • Narrow band vibration analysis

Day 3- Machinery component failure and analysis common causes of component failures- bearings-seals-shafts-

  • Operating practices
  • Maintenance practices & quality
  • Wear failure analysis
  • Troubleshooting guidelines
  • Metallurgical failure analysis

Day 4- Causes of Failures

  • Conditions that cause failures
  • Fabrication and welding defects
  • Residual stress
  • Metal stress
  • Embrittlement due to hydrogen graphitization and sensitization
  • Flaw propagation, creep deformation, fatigue, shock loading, stress, corrosion, erosion and thermal cycling, base metal defects including lamination and forging tears.

Day 5- Case studies of maintenance, failures and repair decision making

  • Methodology for failure investigation
    • The three phases of activity
    • History -1
    • Failure evidence experience -2
    • Experience -3
    • Data collection & analysis-4
    • Investigators- 5
    • Failure of oil-lubricated paired and double row bearings
    • Failed pump caused by bearing seizure
    • Examination of a failed component.

Course will be supported by:

  • Student work book (manual)
  • Power point presentations
  • Case studies- using multimedia interactive support & reference system
  • Group studies


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