General Maintenance

BASICS


351 Machine Guarding

Is an overview of OSHA’s regulations on machine guarding. This course discusses different types of machine guards, different actions and motions that require machine guards, how and when machine guards should be implemented, and other safety considerations regarding machine guard use.

352 Aerial Lifts

Starts with an introduction to aerial lifts and the hazards that can accompany operating them. Then it moves into giving general information on how to inspect and operate them safely, citing OSHA regulations.

357 Crane Operator Communication

Discusses the qualification, responsibilities, and communication requirements of the signal person. It also provides detailed descriptions and illustrations of voice and hand signals necessary for safe crane operations.

381 Introduction to Hand Tools: Part 1

Starts by explaining the theory behind why hand tools work and general information on how to use them safely. It then moves into discussing specific tools, their functions, and proper use.

382 Introduction to Hand Tools: Part 2

Is a continuation of Part I which explains the theory behind why hand tools work and general information on how to use them safely. It also discusses specific tools, their functions, and proper use.

383 Power Tools

Starts with a broad view of power tools by explaining the difference between electric and pneumatic tools. It then starts to narrow its focus by teaching about general safety of power tools. Finally, the course discusses specific tools and how to operate them safely.

384 Basic Rigging

Identifies the basic hardware used in rigging and identifies the basic maintenance and inspection criteria of rigging hardware. Additionally, it defines chain hoists and come-a-longs. Finally, it covers safe rigging operations and hand signals for crane operation.

385 Slings

Covers the characteristics, advantages, and limitations of the three basic types of slings. Additionally, the learner will discuss the basic principles of using, storing, and maintaining slings.

386 Scaffolds

Covers the two main types of scaffolds, supported and suspension scaffolds, and their major components. It also discusses how to construct scaffolds according to OSHA’s general scaffold specifications, safety factors for scaffold inspection, and important procedures regarding scaffold safety.

INSTRUMENTATION


417 Control Valves and Actuators

Examines types of control valves and their applications, material compatibility and durability of control valves, types of control valve actuators and their applications, and the selection process for various types of actuators.

432 Pressure Leak Testing Methods for Piping/Tubing

Examines hydrostatic and pneumatic tests, which are the primary pressure leak test methods. The course also takes a brief look at less common pressure leak test methods.

448 Controller Basics

Discusses process variables, measurement, control loops, and process control in petrochemical facilities. Controllers are discussed at length including the types of control (proportional, integral, and derivative) and tuning. The last topic covers control systems such as, PLCs, DCS, and SCADA.

PIPEFITTER


704 Fabrication of Threaded Pipe

Covers threaded pipe, its designations, connectors, common tools, quality work practices, and the proper ways to calculate installation.

712 Pipe Hangers and Supports

Explores the differences, types, and correct use of industrial pipe hangers and supports.

715 Valve Installation and Maintenance

Explores the operation, installation, inspection, and maintenance of valves. The course examines nine general types of valves, including: gate, check, ball, plug, globe, needle, diaphragm, butterfly, and relief valves.

723 Introduction to Steam Traps

Explains the fundamentals of steam trap design and operation, identifies types of steam traps and explains how they operate, and discusses the problems associated with steam trap function.

724 Thermostatic Steam Traps

Explains thermostatic steam traps and lists the different types of thermostatic steam traps and their components, including bellows, dual-range, bimetallic, and liquid expansion traps. This course also explains how each type of trap operates.

725 Mechanical Steam Traps

Defines a mechanical steam trap and examines its most common types, including float and inverted bucket traps. The operation of these traps and their associated maintenance problems are also discussed.

726 Thermodynamic Steam Traps

Explains how thermodynamic disc and piston traps work and how they are maintained, including protection from adverse weather conditions through the use of bonnet covers.

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