Mechanical Maintenance Training

Basic Plant Science - Mechanical

Basic Plant Science - Mechanical Courses

Mechanical Maintenance Training

Duration: 0.50 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

This interactive training is designed to introduce you to some of the basic principles associated with heat and heat transfer. In this course, we will describe some of the effects of heat, the relationship between temperature and thermal energy, and the Law of Energy Conservation. We will define the terms “sensible heat” and “latent heat.” Also, we will discuss the effects of pressure on the temperature at which a substance undergoes a phase change.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe some of the effects of heat
  • Explain the relationship between temperature and thermal energy
  • Discuss the Law of Energy Conservation
  • Define sensible heat and latent heat
  • Identify the effects of pressure on the temperature at which a substance undergoes a phase change

Duration: 2.00 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

This course is designed to introduce participants to the characteristics, components, and operation of fluid systems. After completing this course, participants should be able to explain, in general terms, what a plant system is and what a fluid is. They should also be able to explain the basic layout of a liquid system and describe energy conversions in a liquid system. Participants should also be able to describe the basic parts of a compressed air system and the basic operation of several gas and vapor system devices.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain, in general terms, what a plant system is.
  • Explain what a fluid is.
  • Describe the effects of pressure changes on a static fluid.
  • Describe the four basic parts of a liquid system.
  • Describe the effects of energy conversions on a fluid under steady-state conditions.
  • Describe some of the energy conversions that take place in liquid systems.
  • Describe the basic parts of a typical compressed air system.
  • Describe the operation of a jet pump.
  • Describe the operation of a nozzle.
  • Describe the operation of a condenser.

Duration: 2.00 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

This course is designed to introduce participants to scientific principles associated with applied forces and the operation of basic machines. After completing this course, participants should be able to define work, power, and efficiency; and explain the mechanical advantage of this inclined plane and the lever. They should also be able to explain the hydraulic principle and the relationship between friction and the operation of machines.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define the term “work” and explain its relationship to energy.
  • Define the term “power.”
  • Explain why efficiency is important to plant operation.
  • Define the term “mechanical advantage.”
  • Explain the mechanical advantage of the inclined plane.
  • Explain the mechanical advantage of the lever.
  • Explain the hydraulic principle and give examples of where it applies.
  • Discuss some of the effects of friction.

Duration: 2.00 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

This course is designed to familiarize participants with basic concepts associated with the properties of gases and flowing liquids. After completing this course, participants should be able to describe the major properties of gases and explain how these properties are related. They should also be able to explain how pressure can be measured and to describe the effects of flow, velocity, and friction on the head pressure of a liquid.
 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the effects of temperature and pressure on gases.
  • Explain how Boyle’s Law and Charles’ Law relate to the pressure and volume of gases.
  • Explain how the General Gas Law relates to temperature, pressure and volume of a gas.
  • Explain how atmospheric pressure can be measured.
  • Describe the effects of pressure on a manometer.
  • Explain how various scales can be used to measure pressure.
  • Define the following terms: “flow,” “flow rate,” “steady-state conditions,” “static conditions,” “head,” and “head pressure.”
  • Describe the effects of flow on pressure.
  • Describe the effects of velocity on pressure.
  • Describe the effects of friction on pressure.

Duration: 2.00 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video, MobileReady

This course is designed to familiarize participants with basic scientific principles that relate to solids and liquids. After completing this course, participants should be able to describe the general molecular structure of solids, liquids, and gases. They should also be able to describe specific properties associated with solids and liquids.
 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the three forms of matter and explain how they are structured.
  • Give a general description of the molecular structure and the characteristics of solids, liquids, and gases.
  • Compare and contrast the molecular structures of different solids.
  • Explain why liquids can flow.
  • Define the following terms: “mass,” “density,” and “stress.”
  • Identify five types of stress and their effects on solids.
  • Define the following terms: “elasticity” and “temperature.”
  • Describe the effects of temperature on solids.
  • Describe how liquids seek their own level.
  • Define the term “viscosity.”
  • Describe the property of wetting and explain why it occurs.
  • Describe buoyancy and explain why it occurs.
  • Describe specific gravity and how it relates to density.
  • Describe the effects of temperature and pressure on liquids.