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RNET-131 - Practical Hydraulics - 2.00 Credits

RNET-131 - Practical Hydraulics - 2.00 Credits

Course Details
This course builds on the information taught in Wind Turbine Systems. This course is designed to provide the student with the fundamental skills required to repair and maintain mechanical and hydraulic systems associated with Wind Turbines. This course will also provide the student the opportunity to properly use the various shop toolsfound in the Renewable Energy field and theirproper use. Disassembling and reassembling various hydraulic and mechanical components will also becovered. The student will fully understand the operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of hydraulic systems. The reading and interpretation of schematic drawings will form a large part of the above understanding. All theoretical concepts covered in Wind Turbine Systems is reinforced by practical lab work.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Renewable Energies Technology Diploma Program - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : RNET Program Admission
    Corequisites : RNET-130 , RNET Program Admission
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master’s Degree and at least 5 years relevant experience
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 60
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    • apply the course learning outcomes included in the associated theory course, MECH-1116 – Wind Turbine Systems;

    • demonstrate the correct use and care of common mechanical shop tools including proper tool inspection and inventory control and the removal from service of defective tools;

    • identify and correctly apply common fasteners used in mechanical systems;

    • demonstrate hydraulic component identification and function including pumps, valves and cylinders;

    • understand the function, implementation, disassembly and assembly of hydraulic components including pumps, valves and cylinders;

    • identify and troubleshoot hydraulic system problems including the ability to read and interpret schematic diagrams;

    • practice effective lubrication techniques to extend the life of mechanical and hydraulic systems;

    • demonstrate the safe use of various torqueing and tensioning equipment;

    • identify common causes of bearing and gear failure; identify common types of gear wear; complete a visual inspection of bearings and gears, lubricate and replace as necessary;

    • perform, in the proper sequence, the procedures for various shaft alignment methods including, dial indicator and laser alignment.

    • complete in the proper sequence a procedure for correct machine vibration analysis;

    • utilize a thermography imaging camera to assist in identifying “hot spots” in mechanical equipment in order to facilitate preventative maintenance methods; and

    • understand and apply the principles of predictive and preventive maintenance to include the differentiation between scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.

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