Identify Shafts Miss-alignment and the Methods of Shaft Alignment

Start Date: 1 Dec 2019
End Date: 5 Dec 2019
Duration: 5
Country: Kuala Lumpur / Malaysia
Category: Engineering and Technical Programs

Course Description

This course discusses the importance of alignment, how to: correct soft foot, check runout, align two pieces of rotating machinery using dial indicators, and to review all the currently used alignment equipment and techniques (e.g. lasers and electromechanical systems).  It also discusses the types of shaft misalignment

Course Objectives

·         Being able to identify machine components that have failed due to misalignment

·         Understanding the common types of shaft misalignment

·         Learning the steps to prepare for a shaft re-alignment

·         Being able to detect and correct soft foot conditions

·         Learning how to use basic tools to achieve rough alignment

Who Should Attend?

·         Maintenance personnel who require the necessary skills to perform precision shaft alignment

·         Technicians involved in the operation and maintenance of all plant rotating machiner

·         Those who are responsible for the health and reliability of rotating equipment

·         Anyone who is in charge with designing, installing, troubleshooting or repairing any rotating machinery.


·         Introduction to Shaft Alignment

·         Types of misalignment

·         Alignment tolerances

·         Alignment process overview

·         Alignment procedure

·         Pre-alignment

·         Precision alignment

·         Alignment methods

·         The importance of shaft alignment as well as the effect of alignment

·         The benefit of precise shaft alignment to the rotating machinery

·         Shaft Alignment : Calculation for Horizontal Shaft Alignment

·         Step-by-step approach to use dial indicator in alignment methods

·         Reverse dial indicator method

·         Rim and face indicator method

·         Alignment correction for machines not subject to thermal growth 

·         Pre-alignment

·         Base preparation for Pre-alignment

·         Procedures and precaution for taking accurate readings and measurement

·         Machinery soft foot - how to do measurement, nalysis and correction

·         Measuring run out due to coupling eccentricity and bent shaft

·         How much run out is too much?

·         Rough Alignment

·         Procedure of rough alignment

·         Preparation for alignment challenge

·         Dynamic Movements

·         Thermal growth effect

·         Determining final desired alignment reading for machines subject to thermal growth

·         Alignment correction for machines subject to thermal growth

·         Reverse Dial Method Exercise

·         Applying graphical drawing/techniques

·         Learn to do adjustment from graphical drawing

·         Finding the optimum moves when bolt bound or base-bound

·         Finding the optimim moves when there is thermal effect

·         Pre-alignment checks

·         Soft foot determination and correction

·         Fixture assembly

·         Taking and recording accurate readings

·         Compensating for thermal growth in one or both of the machines

·         Precision movement of the machinery

·         Precision Shaft Alignment : Laser Alignment-Tools and Techniques

·         The tools and equipments

·         Setting up procedure

·         Taking the reading procedure

·         Case studies and Overview of shaft alignment practices

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