Mechanical Maintenance Training

Shaft Alignment

Shaft Alignment Courses

Mechanical Maintenance Training

Duration: 1.00 Hr

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

Machines that are not maintained can break down overtime and cause significant production delays. Precision alignment and balancing will directly increase asset life and increase the machines’ Mean Time Between Failures. This interactive online course will teach you how alignment and balancing fits into the overall reliability and Asset Condition Management (ACM) Program. You will learn about the technologies used in alignment and balancing procedures. Additionally, you will be presented with sample machinery case histories addressing practical considerations for the alignment and balancing procedures.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify causes of misalignment
  • Describe how to perform an alignment procedure
  • Describe when imbalance occurs
  • Identify tools used in balancing procedures
  • Identify issues in field balancing

Duration: 2.00 Hrs

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

This course is designed to familiarize participants with equipment and procedures for aligning shafts using the reverse dial method and using a laser system. After completing this course, participants should be able to prepare and set up equipment for a reverse dial alignment and for laser-based alignment. They should also be able to measure shaft misalignment and determine how the misalignment should be corrected. Finally, participants should be able to correct shaft misalignment so that the alignment is within specified tolerances.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the basic types of shaft misalignment.
  • Describe the arrangement of instruments used to perform a reverse alignment.
  • Describe the general types of preparations required for a shaft alignment using the reverse dial method.
  • Explain how to measure misalignment in the vertical plane using the reverse dial method.
  • Explain how to construct a graph representing misalignment in the vertical plane that is measured by the reverse dial method.
  • Describe how to correct misalignment in the vertical plane.
  • Explain how to measure misalignment in the horizontal plane using the reverse dial method.
  • Explain how to construct a graph representing misalignment in the horizontal plane that is measured by the reverse dial method.
  • Describe how to correct misalignment in the horizontal plane.
  • Explain how to determine if a shaft alignment is within tolerances.
  • Describe the basic parts and operation of a laser alignment system.

Duration: 1.00 Hr

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

Whenever two pieces of rotating equipment, such as a pump and a motor, are coupled together, the shafts of the two components must be properly aligned. In other words, the shafts of the two components must form one continuous straight line. If shafts are misaligned, excessive vibration and equipment wear can occur. These conditions can lead to premature equipment failure and extra maintenance costs. This course will cover basic knowledge and skills necessary for proper shaft alignment.

Learning Objectives

Alignment Methods

  • List common alignment methods.
  • Describe advantages, disadvantages, and common sources of error for various alignment methods.
  • Explain the laser alignment method.

Alignment Preparation

  • Describe preparations to take before an alignment is performed.
  • Name some items that may appear on a pre-alignment checklist.

Soft Foot

  • List two effects of soft foot.
  • Describe several types of soft foot.

Duration: 1.00 Hr

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

Whenever two pieces of rotating equipment, such as a pump and a motor, are coupled together, the shafts of the two components must be properly aligned. In other words, the shafts of the two components must form one continuous straight line. If shafts are misaligned, excessive vibration and equipment wear can occur. These conditions can lead to premature equipment failure and extra maintenance costs. This course will the cover basic knowledge and skills necessary for proper shaft alignment.

Learning Objectives

  • State the goals of shaft alignment.
  • Discuss the types of shaft misalignment.
  • List the causes of shaft misalignment.
  • Identify the tools used for shaft alignment.

Duration: 2.00 Hrs

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

This course is designed to familiarize participants with the basic principles associated with measuring and correcting shaft misalignment using the rim and face method. After completing this course, participants should be able to describe the basic types of misalignment, describe general preparations for a rim and face shaft alignment procedure, and explain how to use the rim and face shaft alignment procedure. They should also be able to explain how to use the rim and face method to measure and correct misalignment on horizontally mounted equipment and on vertically mounted equipment.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the basic types of shaft alignment.
  • Describe the arrangement of dial indicators and their mounting brackets for a rim and face shaft alignment.
  • Describe equipment checks and adjustments that are generally made before alignment readings are taken using the rim and face method.
  • Explain how to take measurements on horizontally mounted equipment for a rim and face alignment.
  • Explain how to measure misalignment in the vertical plane using the rim and face method.
  • Explain how to construct a graph representing misalignment in the vertical plane that is measured by the rim and face method.
  • Describe how to correct a misalignment in the vertical plane.
  • Explain how to measure misalignment on the horizontal plane using the rim and face method.
  • Explain how to construct a graph representing misalignment in the horizontal plane that is measured by the rim and face method.
  • Describe how to correct misalignment in the horizontal plane.
  • Explain how to take measurements on vertically mounted equipment for a rim and face alignment.
  • Explain how to measure misalignment on vertically mounted equipment using the rim and face method.
  • Explain how to construct graphs representing misalignment measured by the rim and face method.
  • Describe how to correct misalignment on vertically mounted equipment.