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"The Future of Industrial Training: the New Digital Classroom"

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At TPC Training Systems, we’ve been on the hunt for ways that our industrial skills training solutions can evolve to meet the needs of all of our customers, and we’ve learned some things in the process. In this webinar, we’ll share what we’ve learned and give you a preview of the future of industrial training.

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    Nonmetals in the Plant

    Nonmetals in the Plant

    Introduces major nonmetal materials and how they are most frequently used. Describes properties, characteristics, and classifications of each material. Covers synthetic and natural materials. Examines various paints and coatings, their proper use, preparation, and application. Surveys industrial chemicals. Chemical safety precautions are covered, along with the proper use of protective equipment.

    TPC Training Systems is authorized by IACET to offer 1.0 CEUs for this program.

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    Lesson 1 - Introduction to Nonmetals


    Properties and behavior of solids, liquids, and gases; Boyle's Law; Laminar and turbulent flow; Mixed-phase systems

    Learning Objectives:
    – State the definition of a solid, a liquid, and a gas.
    – Demonstrate how to change a liquid to a solid.
    – Demonstrate buoyancy.
    – Identify an object less dense than water, and an object more dense than water.
    – List six possible combinations of matter.

    Lesson 2 - Plastics


    Characteristics; Processing; Molding; Casting; Extruding; Reinforcing; Machining; Welding; Patching

    Learning Objectives:
    – State the definition of a thermoplastic and a thermoset.
    – Describe injection molding, foam molding, and extrusion.
    – Select the best bonding agent for joining polyethylene parts.
    – Describe the steps in patching a damaged area with glass-plastic material.

    Lesson 3 - Rubber


    Properties; Processing; Kinds and uses; Vulcanizing; Foam rubber; Hose and tubing; Tank linings; Reclaiming rubber

    Learning Objectives:
    – Name four properties of rubber.
    – Explain the vulcanizing process.
    – Select the best hose for handling oils or gasoline.
    – Describe how to use a pinhole locator.
    – List the kinds of sheet rubber that should be kept on hand in the storeroom of an industrial maintenance department.

    Lesson 4 - Wood


    Properties; Grades and defects; Measuring lumber; Plywood; Choosing wood; Joints; Preservation; Industrial uses; Fasteners

    Learning Objectives:
    – State the definition of hardwood and softwood.
    – Name the grades of softwoods and hardwoods.
    – Describe a radial cut, a crosscut, and a tangential cut.
    – Demonstrate how to calculate the number of board feet in a piece of 2 x 8 lumber 10 ft long.

    Lesson 5 - Construction Materials


    Concrete; Masonry units; Brick; Mortar; Patching and repairing; Wallboard; Plaster; Glass

    Learning Objectives:
    – List the ingredients in concrete.
    – State the definition of spalling, crazing, and dusting.
    – Explain how to remove an oil stain from concrete.
    – Demonstrate how to mix a small batch of mortar.
    – List the steps in repairing a hole in wallboard.

    Lesson 6 - Insulating Materials


    Heat flow; Thermal, loose-fill, blanket, low-density, and acoustic insulation; Vapor barriers; Electrical insulation; Fire prevention

    Learning Objectives:
    – Name the ways by which heat can be transferred.
    – State the formula for determining the thermal conductivity coefficient (k value) of a thermal insulator.
    – Demonstrate how to install blanket insulation.
    – Select the best materials for use an electrical insulation where resistance to flame and high temperature is important.
    – List the safety rules that should be followed when working with insulating materials.

    Lesson 7 - Paints and Coatings


    Protective materials; Substrates; Paint; Primer; Choosing a coating; Surface preparation; Application; Using colors; Special coatings

    Learning Objectives:
    – List the factors to consider in selecting a protective coating.
    – Name the qualities and characteristics of pigments and vehicles.
    – List the safety precautions to follow when using paints containing solvent thinners.
    – State the definition of primer.
    – Demonstrate how to prepare a metal substrate for coating.

    Lesson 8 - Industrial Chemicals


    Safety; Soaps and detergents; Solvents; Acids; Aerosols; Oils; Refrigerants; Water-treatment chemicals; Fuels; Fire-fighting chemicals

    Learning Objectives:
    – List the safety precautions to follow when working with liquid and solid chemicals.
    – Name the general classifications of cleaning agents.
    – Select the best acid for cleaning stainless steel and aluminum.
    – State the reasons why aerosol spray cans are potentially dangerous.
    – List considerations in selecting an oil for a particular use.

    Lesson 9 - Adhesives


    Kinds of adhesives; Glues; Plastic welding; Acrylic-based adhesives; Other adhesives; Strength of adhesives; Tapes

    Learning Objectives:
    – State the definitions of adhesiveness, curing, drying, joint, pot, life, and tack.
    – List the characteristics of thermosetting and themoplastic adhesives.
    – Demonstrate the plastic-welding process.
    – Select the best tapes for insulating and protecting electrical connections and wires.

    Lesson 10 - Carbon


    Forms and properties; Electrodes and resistors; Carbon brushes; Industrial diamonds; Carbon seals; Graphite packing; Chemical resistivity

    Learning Objectives:
    – List four uses of carbon and fabricated carbon products in industry.
    – List three properties of carbon that make it useful in electrical and mechanical applications.
    – Describe the carbon-arc welding process.
    – List the most common causes of brush noise.
    – Demonstrate the correct method of cutting individual rings from a continuous length of braided packing.

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