Introduction to Mechanical Maintenance

Introduction to Mechanical Maintenance

Course ID: 202    Duration: 5 Days


An introduction to practical mechanical maintenance, this course provides instruction in techniques relevant to safe, first line maintenance. Instruction takes place both in the classroom and in Seta’s state-of-the-art workshop facilities.

This course is ideally suited to those with little or no mechanical maintenance experience.


  • Safety relevant to mechanical maintenance
  • Interpretation of engineering drawings and symbols
  • Measuring instruments relevant to mechanical maintenance
  • Tools and equipment: safe use of standard hand tools and equipment
  • Dismantling techniques: correct isolation from power sources; dismantling sequence; and marking and protection of parts
  • Re-assembling techniques: re-assembly sequence and commissioning
  • Bearings: identification of bearing types, codes and cross references; common bearing faults; and removal and fitting of bearings
  • Belt and Chain Drives: identification of flat, vee and tooth belts; removal and replacement of belts and chains; checking pulley alignment; and belt/chain tensions
  • Drives and Couplings: types; removal and assembly of couplings; and ensuring drive shaft alignment
  • Drive Keys: identification of key types, key applications


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