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

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    Troubleshooting Skills

    Troubleshooting Skills

    Explores the subject of troubleshooting and the importance of proper maintenance procedures. Covers working with others, aids in communication, and trade responsibilities. Outlines troubleshooting techniques and aids, using schematics and symbols. Focuses on specific maintenance tasks, breakdown maintenance, and planned maintenance.

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

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    • Online Course & Test $85.00
    • Course Manual $71.00

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    Lesson 1 - Introduction to Troubleshooting


    Troubleshooting skills, duties, aids; Mechanical and electrical troubleshooting; Maintenance organizations and personnel; Scheduling

    Learning Objectives:
    – Tell why efficient troubleshooting is important in a production plant.
    – Name the four common troubleshooting aids.
    – List the steps in troubleshooting a machine.
    – List the steps in troubleshooting a system.
    – Describe a typical maintenance organization.

    Lesson 2 - Working with Other People


    Communication; People skills; Aids to communicating; Differences of opinion; You and your supervisor; Upgrading your skills

    Learning Objectives:
    – Tell why good communication between plant personnel is needed.
    – List the ways a person usually sees himself/herself.
    – Explain the communication cycle.
    – Explain the correct method of delivering a written message from your supervisor to another person.

    Lesson 3 - Troubleshooting Techniques


    Job responsibilities; Recognizing normal operations; Testing and observation; Reducing downtime; Routine and emergency repairs

    Learning Objectives:
    – List the steps to recognizing normal machine operations.
    – List the questions you should ask yourself when a machine fails.
    – List the signs of a machine in need of service.

    Lesson 4 - Aids to Troubleshooting


    Drawings, blueprints, and sketches; Manufacturer's literature; Service reps; Planned-maintenance records; Work orders; Test equipment

    Learning Objectives:
    – Describe a blueprint.
    – List the information that should be recorded in a machine equipment record.
    – Identify calibration standards.
    – Identify a multimeter (VOM).
    – Identify different troubleshooting test equipment.

    Lesson 5 - Preparing for Troubleshooting


    Tools, parts, and supplies; Safety rules; Using charts and diagrams; Correcting malfunctions; Keeping records

    Learning Objectives:
    – List the information you must know about mechanical or electrical systems before you can troubleshoot them successfully.
    – Name the commonly used items that should be carried in every troubleshooter's tool box.
    – List the steps to follow in reading a pneumatic or hydraulic schematic.
    – List the responsibilities of a troubleshooter.

    Lesson 6 - Using Schematics and Diagrams


    Piping, compressor, and engine schematics; Hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical schematics; Lighting diagrams; Troubleshooting charts

    Learning Objectives:
    – Discuss how to use schematics when troubleshooting.
    – Identify differences in schematics.
    – Explain how to use a troubleshooting chart.

    Lesson 7 - Solving Mechanical Problems


    Bearing, pump, and piping problems; Compressed-air, refrigeration, and pollution-control equipment; Hydraulic systems; HVAC

    Learning Objectives:
    – Identify bearing wear problems.
    – Identify pump failure problems and solutions.
    – Identify types of hosing.
    – Identify different plant equipment and their problems.

    Lesson 8 - Solving Electrical Problems


    Generation and distribution; Feeders and branch circuits; Fuses and circuit breakers; Testing for continuity; Safety; Troubleshooting

    Learning Objectives:
    – State the definition of switchgear.
    – Identify current voltage characteristics of wire.
    – List the safety rules to follow when working with electrical equipment.
    – Identify a pictorial diagram, a block diagram, and a schematic diagram.
    – Explain how to troubleshoot an electric problem.

    Lesson 9 - Breakdown Maintenance


    Work-order procedures; Preparing for emergencies; Skills for emergency work; Using downtime

    Learning Objectives:
    – Explain what to do if you are the first member of the emergency crew.
    – Explain the spare parts requisition form.
    – Discuss the four main parts of practical machine maintenance.

    Lesson 10 - Planned Maintenance


    Frequency and benefits; Unscheduled maintenance; Keeping records, Lubrication charts and tags

    Learning Objectives:
    – State the definition of planned maintenance.
    – List the information that should be included on record sheets or file cards as part of the machine inventory.
    – List the benefits to be accrued from an effective lubrication program.
    – Describe the proper sag in a drive chain.
    – Explain how to service a battery properly.

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