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ECITB Approved Introduction to Bearing Failure Analysis and Maintenance

Price: £850.00 + VAT

Course Description

This course concentrates on the maintenance requirements, theory of operation and failure analysis of a range of commonly found industry bearings. This course will equip attendees with the necessary information to gain an understanding of troubleshooting and operation requirements of a range of rolling element and white metal bearings. The course is assessed through both theoretical and practical elements with an 80% pass mark.

Who Should Attend?

Engineers and Technicians who will be involved in the maintenance and troubleshooting of bearings in all industries.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction to:
    • Health and Safety Policy
    • COSHH
    • Risk Assessments
  • What is a Bearing
  • Plain Bearings (Radial and Thrust)
  • White Metal Composition – Bearing Materials
  • Fixed Geometry Profiles (lemon Bore, Pressure Dam, Multi-lobe, Offset Half)
  • Tilting Pad Bearings
  • Thrust Bearing Introduction
  • Tapered Land Thrust Bearings
  • Bearing Lubrication plus Preload
  • Bearing Faults and Failure Signatures
  • Early Failure and Prolonged Use Failures

Day 2

  • Lubrication Breakdown Faults
  • Identifying Lack of Lubrication
  • Wiping – White Metal Wiping
  • Wear and Erosion – Cavitation Erosion
  • Misalignment Bearing Faults
  • Fatigue Damage and Cracking
  • Over Temperature Failures / Thermal Effects
  • Manufacture Errors

Day 3

  • Rolling Element Bearing Theory
  • Deep Groove Bearings
  • Cylindrical Rolling Element Bearings
  • Taper Rolling Element Bearings
  • Angular Contact Bearings
  • Thrust Ball Bearings
  • Fluid Damped Bearings
  • Bearing Materials and Wear / Stress Considerations
  • Troubleshooting Rolling Element Bearings

Day 4

  • Maintenance Strategies
  • Definition of Maintenance (Breakdown, Preventative, Predictive)
  • Bearing Life
  • Guide to Bearing Lubrication – Lubricant Properties
  • Grease Types and Handling Bearings
  • Bearing Storage – Considerations

Day 5

  • Bearing Vibration Analysis
  • What is Vibration and Why We Measure it
  • Characteristics of Vibration
  • Amplitude, Displacement and Velocity
  • Phase and Transducers
  • Simple and Complex Waveforms
  • FFT Spectrum
  • Troubleshooting Bearing Vibration Problems
  • Course Completion and Feedback

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On-Demand ECITB Approved Introduction to Bearing Failure Analysis and Maintenance 09:00 5 Day(s) Nationwide £850 + VAT Enquire
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