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Start Date : 2 June,2024
End Date   : 6 June,2024
Duration    : 5 Days
Price          : $ 3,995 ( SAR 14,981.25)




This course will provide an overview of coupling designs and applications for transferring the torque and rotation from the driver shaft to the rotating machine: pump, compressor or turbine. The course will indicate the importance of good installation, maintenance and failure analysis of couplings. The topics are specially designed for engineers and technicians that have had limited exposure to couplings and need to upgrade their technical knowledge about coupling characteristics and various operating loads. The focus in the training workshop will be on problem detection, root cause analysis and failure prevention. 

 This course will provide an integral training knowledge and experience of shaft alignment to solve misalignment problems in rotating machinery. Emphasis will be on the ways to analyze, identify and correct the root causes of misalignment, unbalancing and vibration in order to achieve smooth operation, and improved machine performance. 


Course Objectives: 

At the end of this course, participant will be able to: 

  • Guidelines for good coupling installation 

  • Solving common coupling problems and failure prevention 

  • Vibration monitoring related to coupling health and machinery performance 

  • Methods and practices for efficient alignment of rotating machine 

  • Use of classical reverse dial methodology and modern laser optic technique 



Course Content: 


1- Couplings: Types, Application & Operation 

  • Classification & Application of Couplings 

  • Characteristics of Rigid Couplings 

  • Characteristics of Flexible Couplings 

  • Selection of Parameters of Couplings for Pumps & Compressors and Turbines 

  • Advantages & Disadvantages of Different Types 


2- Couplings: Installation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting 

  • Installation Best Practices & Safety Issues 

  • Coupling Inspection in Operation 

  • Vibration Monitoring and Analysis 

  • Preventive Maintenance & Condition Monitoring 

  • Failure Prevention & Troubleshooting


3- Shaft Alignment Basics 

  • Need for Shaft Alignment 

  • Effects of Shaft Misalignment 

  • Types of Misalignment: Offset and Angularity 

  • Measuring Techniques 

  • Rim and Face Alignment Method: TIR Determination 


4- Alignment Measurement Methods 

  • Reverse Dial Methodology 

  • Correcting Misalignment: Foundation and Soft Foot 

  • Thermal Growth Determination 

  • Laser Optic Technique 

  • Misalignment Detected by Vibration Monitoring 


5- Effect of Misalignment on Bearings & Seals 

  • Effect of Misalignment of Bearings 

  • Vibration Monitoring Results as Indication of Misalignment 

  • Effect of Misalignment on Seals of Pumps and Compressors 

  • Leakage Control & Prevention 

  • Summary and Conclusions 


Targeted Audience:

  • Professionals dealing with the operation and maintenance of rotating equipment 

  • New technicians who wish to improve knowledge and skills 

  • Those who are involved in condition monitoring and vibration analysis 

  • Maintenance technicians who are in charge of correcting the machinery problems 

  • Engineers and maintenance planners involved in machine’s condition monitoring 

Couplings and Shaft Alignment: Installation, Inspection and Control

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