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

About the Webinar:
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.

You’ll learn about:
  • The best uses of webcast and simulcast training formats
  • The advantages of blended online and live training
  • Virtual reality (VR) training environments, including an exclusive sneak peek inside a VR simulation

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    Reading Blueprints

    Reading Blueprints

    Covers all types of blueprints used in industrial plants. Discusses machine parts and machine drawings. Features drawings of a compound rest and a clutch-brake control. Examines hydraulic, pneumatic, piping, plumbing, electrical, air-conditioning, and refrigeration drawings. Introduces sketching used in industrial plants.

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

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    • Online Course & Test $85.00
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    Lesson 1 - Introduction to Blueprints


    Detail drawings; Notes and dimensions; Assembly and pictorial drawings; Orthographic projections; Auxiliary views; Sections

    Learning Objectives:

    – Identify details, markings, and machine parts from an assembly drawing.
    – Identify an object from an orthographic drawing.
    – Identify elements located within the title block of a detail drawing.
    – Explain why more than one orthographic projection is needed to show an object on a blueprint.

    Lesson 2 - Machine Parts


    Simple machines; Screw threads; Heads; Rivets; Welds; Pins; Keys; Springs; Gears; Bearings; Belts and pulleys

    Learning Objectives:

    – Describe what a machine is, and explain what it does.
    – Name the two basic methods of joining machine parts.
    – Name and identify from an exhibit several types of threaded fasteners.
    – Name the two basic methods of permanent joining.
    – Identify gears, bearings, and belt drives on drawings.
    – Identify types of screw threads from a specification.

    Lesson 3 - Machine Drawings


    Machine tools; Exploded views; Assembly and detail drawings; Drafting techniques

    Learning Objectives:
    – Name the main parts of a lathe.
    – State the definition of an exploded view.
    – Identify an assembly drawing.
    – Identify a compound rest swivel on an assembly drawing.
    – Identify a specific part on an assembly drawing.

    Lesson 4 - Sheet Metal Drawings


    Sheet metal; Ventilation systems; Ductwork; Parallel, miter, and radial development; Extra metal for assembly

    Learning Objectives:
    – Describe the difference among coils, strips, and sheet metal.
    – Describe how a ventilation system works.
    – State the purpose of an arrow on a duct symbol.
    – Demonstrate how to lay out a development.
    – Define a radial development of a truncated pyramid.

    Lesson 5 - Building Drawings


    Buildings and building sites; Symbols and conventions; Plant, site, and floor plans; Working drawings

    Learning Objectives:
    – Name building materials, given their standard symbols.
    – Explain how to find useful information on a flow diagram.
    – Explain how to find useful information on an industrial plant.
    – List the contents of a set of building drawings.
    – Describe the purpose of a structural drawing.

    Lesson 6 - Hydraulic and Pneumatic Drawings


    Fluid systems; Pascal's Law; Multiplying forces; Pistons and cylinders; Fluid system components; Symbols

    Learning Objectives:
    – Name the components represented by common symbols on hydraulic and pneumatic drawings.
    – Name the components in a simple hydraulic power system.
    – Name the components in a simple pneumatic power system.
    – State Pascal's Law.
    – Discuss the purposes of the components of hydraulic systems.

    Lesson 7 - Piping and Plumbing Drawings


    Piping and plumbing materials; Kinds of joints; Drawings; Joining metal pipes

    Learning Objectives:
    – State the definition of piping.
    – Explain why joints are sometimes brazed instead of soldered.
    – Explain how to assemble a screwed joint.
    – Identify different types of pipe joints.
    – Identify piping-system components shown in a single-line drawing.

    – Define electrochemical corrosion.

    Lesson 8 - Electrical Drawings


    Importance of electrical drawings; Electric power; Electrical drawings and wiring; Using electrical drawings

    Learning Objectives:
    – Identify different electrical symbols on a drawing.
    – Identify the power distribution panels in your plant.
    – Identify different types of conduit and cable.
    – Select the best electrical drawing to use when looking for a faulty circuit between the basement and the first floor.
    – Explain how electricity at 480 volts is reduced by a transformer to 120/240 volts.

    – Define the terms voltage, current, and power.

    Lesson 9 - Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Drawings


    Principles of refrigeration; Component drawings; Principles of air conditioning; Air conditioning systems

    Learning Objectives:
    – Explain how a refrigeration system works.
    – Describe the types of ac controls.
    – Name three kinds of condensers used in air conditioning systems.
    – Explain the difference between unitary and central air-conditioning equipment.

    – Explain how to find useful information on a duct drawing.

    Lesson 10 - Sketching


    Using and making sketches; Kinds of sketches; Orthographic, isometric, and perspective sketches

    Learning Objectives:

    – Name the four kinds of sketches.
    – Identify an isometric sketch.
    – Describe the appearance of a perspective drawing.
    – Discuss how to sketch straight lines and curved lines.
    – State the definition of a vanishing point

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