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New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center | Evaluated Learning Experience

Machinery Alignment (MWT344)

Location: 
The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY.
Length: 

Version 1 and 2: 35 hours (1 week).

Dates: 
Version 1: March 2004 - October 2013. Version 2: November 2013 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss why proper coupling alignment of stationary and rotating components is critical to machine function; discuss circumstances under which alignment checks should be performed, other than initial machinery installation; measure and correct angularity to square the coupling face; perform all phases of machinery alignment using three measurement methods: feeler gauge and straightedge alignment, dial indicator alignment, and laser alignment.

Instruction: 
Version 1 or 2: Precision alignment is critical to the successful installation and operation of the large-scale machinery on which millwrights work. During the course, students learn to perform a coupling alignment of a motor and a pump to within 1/1000th of an inch, using multiple methods, including laser alignment. Students learn to troubleshoot common alignment problems associated with Babbitt and roller bearings.
Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour as a laboratory in Millwright or Construction Technology (11/08). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours as a laboratory in Millwright or Construction Technology (11/13 revalidation) (1/19 revalidation).

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