Training

SHAFT ALIGNMENT FOR ROTATING MACHINERY

This course delivers comprehensive knowledge of the principles of machinery shaft alignment and the various methods to measure and correct alignment, with emphasis on laser shaft alignment technology. It is designed for millwrights, repair technicians, supervisors, and engineers who must become proficient in alignment techniques, correct soft foot problems and troubleshoot complex alignment problems. The course is an intensive mix of hands-on practice and in-depth instruction in alignment methodologies.

  • Best training, I have received. It was very interesting and it was on something I can apply. This summer, I am going to surprise the guys at PPL when I can show them how to use a laser alignment tool. I know for a fact that most of them do not know how to use one.

    –A Williamson Technical College Student

Syllabus

  • Importance of machinery shaft alignment to improve asset reliability and reduce safety risks
  • Preparing for the Alignment Task
    • Machine, Foundation, and Base Preparation.
    • Required tools for the task
    • Shims and shimming best practices
  • Shaft Alignment: Principles, Practices and Methodology
    • Understanding and visualizing alignment geometry.
    • Understanding alignment tolerances and tolerance formats.
    • Requirements for repeatability
  • Machinery Alignment Problems
    • Gross Misalignment: coupling strain & shaft deflection
    • Becoming bolt-bound and base-bound.
  • Soft Foot
    • Measuring Soft Foot: Principles and Objectives.
    • Diagnosing and Correcting the Soft Foot problem.
    • Measuring the effects of pipe strain on shaft alignment.
  • Target Specifications and Thermal Growth
  • Alignment Applications
    • Setting up on spool pieces, spacers and jackshafts.
    • Aligning multiple machines in a train
  • Documentation and reporting
  • Student’s special interests or problems.

Requirements:
Student should have some experience with the alignment system and should preferably have some field experience in alignment.

BRING US TO YOUR FACILITY

Onsite Group Training
We can bring this class to you, classes are limited to 6 participants. You furnish an instrument to be used in the training course, a classroom with a large erasable marker board, 4 color markers, a projector and projection screen. We furnish two additional instruments, three training simulators* and all training materials.

*Equipment rental available. Contact us or call us at (305) 591-8935 for pricing.

AVAILABLE CLASSES

3-DAY ROTALIGN® ULTRA

HOUSTON, TX

March 28 – 30
June 27 – 29
August 8 – 10
November 14 – 16

3-DAY ROTALIGN® ULTRA

BATON ROUGE, LA

March 7 – 9
August 1 – 3
October 17 – 19

3-DAY ROTALIGN® ULTRA

CHARLESTON, SC

March 28 – 30
June 20 – 22
October 3 – 5

3-DAY ROTALIGN® ULTRA

DALLAS, TX

March 14 – 16
June 13 – 15
August 22 – 24

3-DAY EASY-LASER® E710

Miami, FL

April 4 – 6
August 15 – 17
October 10 – 12

3-DAY OPTALIGN® SMART

CHARLESTON, SC

November 7 – 9

ALIGNEO, MASTERLIGN, ROTALIGN, OPTALIGN, SHAFTALIGN and SMARTALIGN are registered trademarks of PRÜFTECHNIK Dieter Busch AG. EASY-LASER is a registered trademark of Easy-Laser AB.