Intermediate / Level 2 - Shaft Alignment Training Course

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The three day Intermediate Alignment course and the four day Level 2 Certification Preparatory course are designed to train students ranging from those who have some experience in shaft alignment as well as people who have been doing alignment for years but ... want to understand how to detect misalignment using nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques such as vibration analysis or infrared thermography, have not been exposed to the five basic alignment measurement methods, have not understood how to check or correct a 'soft foot' condition, know all of the associated alignment graphical/modeling techniques for each of the five basic alignment methods, and would like to know about the advantages and disadvantages of all of the available alignment systems on the market today.
It is an excellent course for plant and maintenance managers; CBM-P/PM-Proactive maintenance managers, engineers, and technicians; and trades people to give them the working knowledge to achieve accurate alignment on any two machine element drive system using any of the five basic shaft alignment measurement methods.
The students in the Intermediate / Level 2 course will learn about the importance of alignment, how to: correct soft foot, check runout, align two pieces of rotating machinery using any of the five basic alignment measurement methods, and to review all the currently used alignment equipment and techniques (e.g. lasers and electromechanical systems).
Material from other courses on vibration analysis and antifriction bearings are usually interjected to supplement the course and assist the students in understanding how alignment affects overall machinery performance.

Recommended background knowledge for basic alignment course ...
- attended the Basic / Level 1 Shaft Alignment training course
- 2 years experience in CBM-P/PM-Proactive maintenance programs, or 2 years experience in the mechanical or electrical trades

Each student that attends the 3 day Intermediate course receives a copy of the Basic Shaft Alignment Workbook, a copy of the Shaft Alignment Handbook and a certificate of completion. Each student that attends 4 day Level 2 Certification Preparatory course receives a copy of the Basic Shaft Alignment Workbook, a copy of the Shaft Alignment Self Study Guide, a copy of the Shaft Alignment Handbook, and a certificate of completion.

Course Objectives

The Intermediate or Level 2 Certification Preparatory Training Course is a lecture and lab workshop where the students will be doing hands-on work with machinery alignment demonstrators. After completing this course, the students will ...

- quickly review all the material in the Basic / Level 1 Shaft Alignment Course
- practice measuring runout on alignment demonstrators
- practice measuring and correcting 'soft foot' problems on alignment demonstrators
- practice the face-peripheral shaft position dial indicator measurement technique on the alignment demonstrators
- learn how to plot the positions of machinery shafts onto scaled graphs using data from the face-peripheral method to easily visualize the vertical and lateral positions of the machinery
- practice moving machinery from calculations made using the graphing technique on the alignment demonstrators
- know how to adjust the graphing set up to plot readings from asymmetrical face-peripheral bracket arrangements
- practice the shaft to coupling spool dial indicator measurement technique on the alignment demonstrators
- learn how to plot the positions of machinery shafts onto scaled graphs using data from the shaft to coupling spool method to easily visualize the vertical and lateral positions of the machinery
- know how to adjust the graphing set up to plot readings from asymmetrical shaft to coupling spool bracket arrangements
- learn how to plot the positions of machinery shafts onto scaled graphs using data from the double radial method to easily visualize the vertical and lateral positions of the machinery
- learn how to plot the positions of machinery shafts onto scaled graphs using data from the face-face method to easily visualize the vertical and lateral positions of the machinery
- examine a wide variety of flexible coupling designs and understand which couplings are best suited for certain kinds of tasks
- learn how to properly install couplings on shafts, understand what type of interference fits are appropriate, how to specify bores for replacement of couplings, operational problems with couplings, how to measure and maintain proper shaft to shaft distances, the difference between coupling and alignment tolerances, and the types of special lubricants available for couplings
- be able to recognize shaft misalignment from vibration analysis and other nondestructive testing techniques and the role that flexible couplings have on the vibration pattern
- review new computer software programs specifically designed for shaft alignment

Course Pricing
North America (United States, Canada, Mexico)
3 day Intermediate Shaft Alignment Course - $11495.00 USD
4 day Level 2 Certification Preparatory Shaft Alignment Course - $18995.00 USD

International Pricing
(outside of North America)
3 day Intermediate Shaft Alignment Course - $15995.00 USD
4 day Level 2 Certification Preparatory Shaft Alignment Course - $26995.00 USD

We will train up to 20 people in the course. None of the above prices include shipping, travel and living expenses (contact us for these estimated costs to your location) and the cost for the certification test(s) are not included in the cost of any course.