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SERIES 460: AMMONIA                                             Lesson 3, Two-Stage Ammonia Systems
REFRIGERATION                                                   Topics:
This series introduces the trainee to the growing field of      Compression ratio; Compressor capacity; Two-stage
ammonia refrigeration. Beginning with the nature of             system division, Booster desuperheater, intercooler;
ammonia and the characteristics of an ammonia                   Two-stage system components, performance; Complex
refrigeration system, the lessons then cover the various        two-stage systems
components that make up the system. The final course            Learning Objectives:
offers in-depth coverage of the many safety regulations         Define compression ratio and explain its importance in
regarding the use of ammonia as a refrigerant.                  single-stage and two-stage industrial ammonia refrigeration
COURSE 461: AMMONIA REFRIGERATION                               Explain why flash gas removal, booster discharge-vapor
BASICS                                                          desuperheating, and interstage liquid cooling are desirable
Covers all aspects of using ammonia as a refrigerant.           in the two-stage system.
Describes both single-stage and two-stage ammonia               Plot a two-stage refrigeration system on an ammonia
systems. Explains the importance of accumulators and            pressure-enthalpy (P-H) diagram.
intercoolers in ammonia refrigeration. Concludes with           Name the primary and secondary components of a
coverage of liquid recirculation system operation.              two-stage refrigeration system and describe component
Available Media:                                                functions.
CD-ROM                                                          Explain why a two-stage system requires less overall
                                                                power than a single-stage system.
Lesson 1, Ammonia Characteristics
Topics:                                                         Lesson 4, Suction Accumulators and Intercoolers
Ammonia sources, uses, and chemical characteristics;            Topics:
Environmental,        hazardous       material      concerns;   Need for suction accumulators; Accumulator design
Temperature-pressure          relationships;        Materials   features;     Liquid/vapor      separation;      Intercoolers;
compatibility; MSDS criteria; Safety                            Shell-and-coil vs flash intercoolers; Alternate intercoolers
Learning Objectives:                                            Learning Objectives:
Name common uses of ammonia and describe benefits of            Explain why suction accumulators are needed and describe
ammonia refrigerant in terms of ozone depletion and global      the damage that can result from liquid entering the
warming potentials (ODP and GWP).                               compressor.
Describe the properties of ammonia and explain how they         Discuss the purposes and reasoning behind the design
affect the use of ammonia as a refrigerant.                     features, including the boil-out coil, of suction
Discuss the toxicity and flammability of ammonia and its        accumulators.
classification as a hazardous material.                         Describe the various ammonia refrigerant liquid/vapor
Discuss important features of ammonia saturation curves,        separation criteria.
reactions with metals, and MSDS criteria.                       Explain how the intercooler deals with flash gas and
Name two standards governing ammonia refrigeration              desuperheats the booster discharge.
systems and describe the four main ammonia safety               Describe basic differences between a flash intercooler and
concerns, steps for their prevention, and first aid treatment   a shell-and-coil intercooler.
in the event of exposure.                                       Describe typical configurations for alternate intercoolers
                                                                provided with internally compounded compressors.
Lesson 2, Single-Stage Ammonia Systems
Topics:                                                         Lesson 5, Liquid Overfeed (Recirculation) Systems
Positive-displacement systems; Refrigeration loads;             Topics:
Primary, secondary refrigeration system components;             Liquid overfeed, recirculation systems; Recirculation
Components in parallel; Superheat; Single-stage                 system advantages and disadvantages; Recirculation vessel
pressure-enthalpy diagram                                       design; Pumper drum system; Controlled pressure receiver
Learning Objectives:                                            system
Briefly compare absorption and mechanical compression           Learning Objectives:
systems, compare dynamic and positive-displacement              Describe the various functions performed within the
compressors, and name those generally used in industrial        recirculation vessel.
ammonia refrigeration systems.                                  Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of recirculation
Explain how a positive-displacement compressor increases        systems.
the ammonia vapor pressure.                                     Describe design features of horizontal and vertical
Define British thermal unit (Btu), specific heat, sensible      recirculation vessels.
heat, latent heat, and tons of refrigeration.                   Discuss the surge-volume requirements of a recirculation
Name four primary components in single-stage ammonia            system and reasons for high-level alarm/cutout controls on
refrigeration systems and describe their functions.             the recirculation vessel.
Describe the functions of the oil separator, high-pressure      Describe the features and drawbacks of various kinds of
liquid receiver, king valve, and suction accumulator in         liquid-refrigerant pumps.
single-stage ammonia refrigeration systems.                     Describe the operation of pumper drum (gas-pressure)
Define superheat, enthalpy, and entropy and explain how         recirculation systems and controlled pressure receiver
they are used on the pressure-enthalpy (P-H) diagram.           (CPR) recirculation systems.

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COURSE           462:      POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT               Lesson 4, Screw Compressor Units
COMPRESSORS                                                    Topics:
Begins with coverage of reciprocating compressors-their        Screw compressor systems; Drive systems; Lubrication,
design, lubrication, efficiency, and application. Covers       refrigerant/oil separation, oil cooling, economizer/side load,
rotary vane compressor operation and limitations. Details      capacity control, microprocessor control, and safety
screw compressors and the operation of related drive,          systems
lubrication, capacity control, and safety systems. Discusses   Learning Objectives:
oils and the importance of system lubrication.                 Explain why screw compressors are provided as units and
Available Media:                                               describe the main systems that make up the screw
CD-ROM                                                         compressor unit.
                                                               Explain why a vertical or horizontal oil separator may be
Lesson 1, Reciprocating Compressors                            preferred and explain why check valves are used on the
Topics:                                                        unit inlet and outlet connections.
Features of industrial ammonia reciprocating compressors;      Discuss drive methods and oil distribution methods used
Capacity control; Lubrication; Efficiency; Application data;   on screw compressors and describe tasks provided by the
Compound compressors                                           lubricant within the compressor.
Learning Objectives:                                           Explain how the refrigerant vapor/oil separation system
Briefly describe the evolution of ammonia reciprocating        operates and list the methods and benefits of oil cooling in
compressors.                                                   screw compressor units.
Describe typical design features of today's reciprocating      Discuss the beneficial uses of the side port and the
compressors.                                                   operation of the screw compressor capacity reduction slide
Explain how capacity control and proper lubrication are        valve control system.
achieved in ammonia reciprocating compressors.                 Name the codes and other criteria with which ammonia
Explain how to use volumetric and adiabatic efficiency         refrigeration systems must comply to establish and
data and the performance factor in sizing or selecting         maintain a safe work environment.
compressors for an application.
Describe the function and basic design requirements of         Lesson 5, Ammonia Systems Lubrication/Oil Management
internally compounded reciprocating compressors.               Topics:
                                                               Need for lubrication; Miscibility; Viscosity; Lubricants and
Lesson 2, Sliding-Vane Rotary Booster Compressors -            oils; Lubricant selection, handling and management;
Topics:                                                        Separators; Low-side oil recovery
Rotary vane compressor design and operation; Fixed             Learning Objectives:
volume ratio; Applicability; Limitations; Capacity control     Discuss the purposes of lubricants in ammonia systems.
Learning Objectives:                                           Define the terms used to describe and specify lubricants
Describe the basic operation of sliding-vane rotary booster    and oils and discuss the importance of the miscibility and
compressors.                                                   viscosity relationships between lubricants and ammonia.
Explain the principle of fixed volume ratio compressors.       Describe the proper methods for handling lubricants.
Describe typical rotary compressor design features.            Explain how oil is separated from the refrigerant vapor
Explain why sliding-vane rotary compressors have been          within the screw compressor system.
replaced by screw compressors.                                 Describe the IIAR-approved method for removing oil from
Discuss the reasons for rotary vane compressor speed           the system low-side oil pots.
limitations and the causes and effects of blade wear.          Name lubricants recommended for use with ammonia
Describe how capacity control is achieved in rotary            systems and explain the importance of using only specified
compressors.                                                   lubrication products.

Lesson 3, Oil-Flooded Screw Compressors                        COURSE 463: EVAPORATORS, CONDENSERS,
Topics:                                                        AND CONTROLS
Oil-flooded screw compressor operation; Fixed volume           Covers gravity feed, overfeed, dump trap, CPR, and DX
ratio; Capacity control in fixed, variable compressors;        supply systems. Describes evaporator and evaporative
Efficiency; Compound compressors; Application criteria         condenser design, selection, and operation. Discusses
Learning Objectives:                                           various defrost systems-hot gas, electric, water, and glycol
Discuss the developments that led to the use and               spray. Examines stop, shutoff, relief, check, solenoid,
acceptance of the oil-flooded screw compressor in              expansion, pressure-regulating, and float valves.
industrial refrigeration.                                      Available Media:
Describe typical design features of single-screw and twin      CD-ROM
helical screw compressors.
Explain how the compression system works within screw          Lesson 1, Liquid Ammonia Evaporator Supply Methods
compressors.                                                   Topics:
Compare fixed and variable volume machines and their           Gravity feed, liquid overfeed, pumped overfeed, dump trap,
applications.                                                  controlled pressure receiver, direct expansion, and flooded
Explain how the capacity-control slide valve and variable      liquid chiller systems
Vi slide stop function.                                        Learning Objectives:
Describe the general range of application for screw            Explain how refrigerant flows in a thermosyphon system
compressors.                                                   and describe the requirements for a surge drum in a gravity
                                                               feed system.

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List the benefits of a machine room liquid recirculation       Describe the design components of an evaporative
unit and benefits compared to direct expansion systems.        condenser and explain how they work together to provide
Describe the various level controls used in a recirculation    cooling.
unit and explain how the liquid refrigerant is pumped from     Discuss both the process of condenser selection and good
the recirculation unit through the evaporator coils.           and bad practices in locating condensers.
Describe how a dump trap functions and how it differs          Describe proper piping and equalization practices for both
from a pumped overfeed system.                                 single and multiple condenser installations.
Discuss the differences between a recirculation unit and a     Explain the need for condenser winterization and capacity
CPR system.                                                    control and discuss proper water treatment to control
Explain how a thermal expansion valve works and why a          mineral and bacterial content.
DX coil must have more heat transfer surface than an
overfeed coil.                                                 Lesson 5, Control Valves and Switches
Describe the liquid feed and operation of flooded ammonia      Topics:
shell-and-tube fluid coolers.                                  Safety relief, stop and shutoff, check, solenoid, hand
                                                               expansion, pressure regulating, and float valves; Float
Lesson 2, Evaporators                                          valve switches and controllers
Topics:                                                        Learning Objectives:
Evaporator operation and heat transfer principles; Tube        Discuss the relief valve safety requirements as specified by
design; Chillers; Air coils; Freezers; Ice makers; Specialty   the ASHRAE 15 code.
evaporators                                                    Explain why dual relief valves are used, describe proper
Learning Objectives:                                           positioning of the three-way diverting valve, and explain
Discuss basic details of evaporator operation, including the   how to calculate relief valve flow capacity.
use of secondary coolant.                                      Describe the functioning of the various stop valves used on
List basic principles affecting evaporator heat transfer       ammonia systems and explain why angle valves are
ability in DX and liquid overfeed systems.                     preferred.
Discuss the reasons for coil fins and enhanced tube            Describe the various kinds of check valves and solenoid
designs.                                                       valve uses in automatic control on ammonia refrigeration
Describe common DX and flooded liquid chillers.                systems.
Discuss the construction and operation of evaporators used     Describe the operation and functions of the hand expansion
as air coils (coolers), including the benefits of penthouse    valve and describe typical pressure regulating valve
installation.                                                  applications and methods by which the valve is controlled.
Describe the operation of various common kinds of              Discuss system high-side and low-side float valve uses and
freezers and ice makers.                                       describe the operation of mechanical float switches.
Explain how subcoolers, intercoolers, and thermosyphon         Discuss the benefits of the newer electronic level
oil coolers function as evaporators.                           controllers in the automatic control of liquid levels, safety
                                                               alarms, and system shutdown procedures.
Lesson 3, Air Unit Defrost Systems
Topics:                                                        COURSE 464: PURGING, PIPING, AND SAFETY
Reasons for defrost; Hot gas, soft hot gas, electric, water,   Explains the effects of noncondensables on an ammonia
continuous glycol spray, and room air defrost; Defrost         system and the importance of their removal. Covers a wide
cycle initiation and termination                               range of piping considerations-sizing, flow rate, pressure
Learning Objectives:                                           drop, and others. Concludes with a thorough coverage of
Explain why ice and frost form on a coil and discuss the       safety codes and programs, including ANSI/ASHRAE,
problems resulting from this formation.                        IIAR, OSHA, and EPA information.
Describe the basic process of defrosting by means of hot       Available Media:
gas from the compressor discharge.                             CD-ROM
Explain how the soft hot gas defrost system protects large
industrial coils.                                              Lesson 1, Purging Air and Noncondensables
Describe common defrost methods that do not use hot            Topics:
gas-electric, water, continuous glycol spray, and room air.    Materials to be purged; Effects of noncondensables; Power
Describe preset timer defrost methods.                         penalty; Purge point locations; Automatic purging;
                                                               Economics of purging
Lesson 4, Evaporative Condensers                               Learning Objectives:
Topics:                                                        List common noncondensable vapors and discuss their
Evaporative condenser basics and design features;              effects in a refrigeration system.
Condenser selection; Condenser location; Refrigerant           Discuss the power penalty resulting from noncondensable
piping; Winter operation and capacity control; Water           gases in terms of compression and loss of refrigeration
treatment                                                      capacity.
Learning Objectives:                                           Explain how to determine the presence of
Describe the basic differences between air-cooled,             noncondensables.
water-cooled, and evaporative condensers and discuss the       Explain how to minimize the entrance of noncondensables
main operating features of each.                               and describe common entry points.
Discuss the benefits of the evaporative condenser and          Compare the features and operation of manual and
explain why it has the lowest condensing temperature.          automatic purging equipment and name the best connection
                                                               points for the purge unit.

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Discuss the economic benefits of the purge unit in terms of     Discuss the importance of management-of-change
typical payback times.                                          procedures in keeping paperwork up to date.

Lesson 2, Ammonia System Piping                                 Lesson 5, EPA Regulations and Ammonia Safety
Topics:                                                         Topics:
Pressure drop in pipes; Laminar and turbulent flow; Line        40 CFR 68; Worst case/alternate ammonia release scenario;
sizing, flow rate, suction line pressure drop, discharge line   Elements in common with OSHA PSM; Penalties for
pressure charts; Special piping situations                      nonconformance
Learning Objectives:                                            Learning Objectives:
Discuss the relationship between pressure drop                  Describe the purposes of the EPA Risk Management Plan
requirements and pipe sizing.                                   and compare it to the OSHA Process Safety Management
Discuss the factors that affect the pressure drop in a pipe.    program.
Explain the significance of the Reynolds number and the         Explain the reasoning behind the dual hazard assessment
distinction between laminar and turbulent flow.                 requirements of a worst-case ammonia release and the
Discuss the use of various kinds of line sizing charts          more practical alternative ammonia release.
including flow rate tables, equivalence tables for fittings     Discuss the toxic end point criteria for an ammonia release
and valves, and pressure drop charts.                           and distinguish between rural and urban end points and
Explain how to select the proper suction line, discharge        differences in requirements.
line, and liquid line sizing for an ammonia system.             Discuss the importance and difficulties of presenting the
Discuss special piping situations that require alternative      required release data and plan to the community.
sizing or installation.                                         Discuss the hazards of working with ammonia and the
                                                                importance of using personal protective equipment to avoid
Lesson 3, Ammonia System Safety Codes and Guidelines            or minimize the effects of an ammonia release.
Topics:                                                         Describe correct first aid procedures pertaining to contact
Codes for ammonia refrigeration systems; ANSI/ASHRAE            with ammonia vapor and liquid.
15-1994; ASMEB 31.5; IIAR2; IIAR bulletin 111; IIAR
bulletin 112                                                    SERIES 450: CUSTODIAL
Learning Objectives:                                            MAINTENANCE
Describe the basic differences between ASHRAE and               This series is perfect for beginners in the custodial
ASME codes and IIAR standards and guidelines.                   maintenance field, but can also serve to upgrade the skills
Discuss several main points in the ASHRAE 15-1994               of experienced workers. It will be of use to trainees in
safety code for mechanical refrigeration.                       commercial, educational, institutional, and industrial
Describe code requirements based on the occupancy               settings. Its 26 lessons provide in-depth coverage of a wide
classifications, leak probability classifications, and          range of custodial care issues. It offers step-by-step
refrigerant characteristic classifications.                     instruction, stressing worker safety throughout.
Describe several requirements in the ASME B 31.5
refrigeration piping code concerning the materials and          COURSE 451: CLEANING CHEMICALS
fabrication of refrigeration piping systems.                    Covers the safe use of cleaning chemicals, including the
Name several safety requirements specified by IIAR 2 for        OSHA Hazard Communication standard. Covers the basic
ammonia refrigeration equipment.                                chemistry of cleaning chemicals, then explains the correct
Describe the kinds of information provided by IIAR              use of detergents, soaps, solvents, disinfectants, and other
bulletins.                                                      cleaning chemicals. Explains how chemicals are packaged,
                                                                labeled, mixed, and applied in order to make working with
Lesson 4, OSHA Process Safety Management                        chemicals safer and the trainee more efficient.
Topics:                                                         Available Media:
OSHA regulations; PSM requirements; Estimation of               Self-Study Textbook, Videos, Pre- and Post- Tests
ammonia inventory; PSM plan development; Process
safety information, hazard analysis; Standard operating         Lesson 1, Using Chemicals Safely
procedures; Contractor procedures                               Topics:
Learning Objectives:                                            OSHA Haz Com standard; MSDSs; Chemical hazards;
Discuss the purposes of Process Safety Management and           Exposure routes; Controlling chemical hazards; Detecting
describe the thirteen elements that make up PSM.                exposure
Describe the process for estimating a plant's ammonia           Learning Objectives:
inventory and establishing a plant ammonia library and          Identify the goals of the Hazard Communication Standard
explain why each is needed.                                     and the agency responsible for writing and enforcing the
Discuss the personnel and steps involved in developing a        standard.
PSM plan for a specific refrigeration plant.                    Explain the purpose and basic content of an MSDS.
Describe the process hazard analysis (PHA) and explain          Give examples of the health hazard information contained
how it can reduce the likelihood of ammonia accidents and       in MSDSs and how it is used.
spills.                                                         Give examples of the physical hazard information
Describe the requirements for preparing standard operating      contained in MSDSs and how it is used.
procedures (SOPs) for all normal plant service, repair, and     Describe typical MSDS instructions on special precautions
maintenance.                                                    and procedures.
Discuss contractor responsibilities for PSM.

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Define chemical hazard and name the two categories into        Explain why it is necessary to use an acid bowl cleaner on
which they are divided.                                        toilets and urinals.
Name and describe the six kinds of health hazards.             List the characteristics of a good glass cleaner.
Name the three basic routes of health hazard exposure.         Explain the purpose of absorbents.
Discuss common methods of controlling chemical hazards.        Explain where and why dust control chemicals are used.
Explain how to detect exposure hazards and symptoms.           Give three reasons for using furniture polish on unsealed
Lesson 2, Introduction to Cleaning Chemicals                   List the properties of a good hand cleaner.
Topics:                                                        Describe the necessary precautions to take when using
Cleaning chemicals, agents; Disinfectants; Selecting a         drain cleaners.
product; Correct product use                                   Name the three common forms of room deodorant.
Learning Objectives:
List the three kinds of cleaning chemicals.                    COURSE 452: FLOORS AND FLOOR CARE
Explain the advantages and disadvantages of soaps.             EQUIPMENT
Compare and contrast soaps and detergents.                     Covers many different kinds of floors and flooring
Tell what protective equipment is required when working        materials in use in many locations. Covers a variety of
with solvents.                                                 powered floor care equipment, explaining how to operate
Explain how solvent and abrasive cleaners work.                each device safely and efficiently. Explains how and why
Describe the purpose of a disinfectant.                        to use floor machines and vacuum cleaners and their
List the important factors to consider when selecting a        various attachments. Also covers the use and maintenance
cleaning product.                                              of autoscrubbers, powered sweepers, pressure washers, and
Tell where to find information about correct product usage.    sanders.
                                                               Available Media:
Lesson 3, Cleaning Agents                                      VHS
Physical and chemical characteristics of cleaning agents;      Lesson 1, Kinds of Flooring
General-purpose       cleaners;     Strippers;  Degreasers;    Topics:
Shampoos; Product selection                                    Resilient, natural hard, synthetic hard, and wood flooring;
Learning Objectives:                                           Special floorings
Name the chemicals in cleaning agents that dissolve grease     Learning Objectives:
and oil.                                                       Tell how to identify the common resilient floorings, and
Name and describe the four most important detergency           explain the characteristics of each.
processes.                                                     Name the common natural hard floorings, and explain the
Define penetration, suspension, and viscosity as               characteristics of each.
characteristics of cleaning agents.                            Explain how synthetic hard flooring is formed and
Tell how cationic soaps and detergents differ from anionic     installed.
soaps and detergents.                                          Explain why wood floors must be cleaned with care.
Name an advantage and a disadvantage of a multi-duty           List the main features of cork flooring.
cleaners.                                                      Explain where and why iron and steel, conductive, and
Tell why wetting agents are used in degreasers.                pedestal floors are used.

Lesson 4, Disinfectants                                        Lesson 2, Floor Machines
Topics:                                                        Topics:
Microorganisms; Controlling germs; Disinfectants; Product      Machine size and speed; Distribution of machine weight;
information; Preparing products for use; Cleaning and          Machine parts and attachments; Operation and care
disinfecting                                                   Learning Objectives:
Learning Objectives:                                           Identify which size floor machine to use for various floor
Define the term pathogenic.                                    areas.
List four kinds of microorganisms capable of causing           Tell which speed range is best for scrubbing, stripping,
disease.                                                       buffing, and shampooing.
Explain the difference between cleaning and disinfecting.      Explain the relationship between electric motor horsepower
List three factors that make killing germs a difficult task.   ratings and machine size.
Define the terms sanitization, disinfection, and               Describe the function and operation of the transmission in
sterilization.                                                 a floor machine.
State an advantage and a disadvantage for each of the main     Explain how to install pads, pad holders, and brushes on a
kinds of disinfectant.                                         floor machine.
Explain why it is important to follow product dilution         List the step-by-step operation and maintenance procedures
information carefully.                                         for floor machines.

Lesson 5, Special-Purpose Cleaning Chemicals                   Lesson 3, Vacuum Cleaners
Topics:                                                        Topics:
Bowl cleaner; Glass cleaner; Absorbents; Dust control          Dry-tank, wet/dry, upright, and backpack vacuum cleaners;
chemicals; Furniture and metal polish; Hand soaps; Drain       Vacuum cleaner operation and care
cleaners; Deodorants                                           Learning Objectives:
Learning Objectives:                                           Explain the basic operating principle of a vacuum cleaner.

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Describe the four most widely used types of vacuum               Name the four methods for removing dry dirt and tell when
cleaners and their main parts.                                   each is used.
Identify which machine to use for a particular vacuuming         Name the three kinds of mopping (wet cleaning) and tell
task on a particular surface.                                    when each is used.
List common vacuum attachments, and tell when each is            Explain how to clean a floor using an autoscrubber.
used.                                                            Explain why pressure washing sometimes does a better job
Explain the step-by-step operation and maintenance               of cleaning floors than scrubbing does.
procedures for the four types of vacuum cleaners.                Describe the process of disinfecting a floor.
                                                                 Explain how to dry buff and spray buff a floor using a floor
Lesson 4, Automatic Scrubbers                                    machine.
Autoscrubber types, drives, power sources, and controls;         Lesson 2, Floor Coatings
Preparing for use; Operating, cleaning, and maintaining          Topics:
autoscrubbers                                                    Strippers; Floor finishes; One-step floor care; Testing a
Learning Objectives:                                             floor finish
Name the three pieces of equipment contained in a single         Learning Objectives:
autoscrubber unit.                                               List four reasons floors need coatings.
Name the different types of drives, power sources, and           Name the two kinds of floor strippers and tell when each is
controls that a typical autoscrubber has, and explain how        used.
each functions.                                                  Describe the precautions that you must take when using
Explain when and where not to use an autoscrubber.               solvent-base strippers.
List the step-by-step procedures for preparing an                Explain the purposes of floor sealers.
autoscrubber to dry vacuum, dry buff, dry buff and dry           Tell why it is important that a sealer and finish have the
vacuum, wet vacuum, wet scrub, wet scrub and wet                 same kind of base.
vacuum, and strip.                                               List the properties of a good floor finish.
Tell how to clean and maintain an autoscrubber.                  Explain how to test and evaluate a floor finish.

Lesson 5, Other Powered Equipment                                Lesson 3, Periodic Floor Care Tasks
Topics:                                                          Topics:
Powered sweepers; Vacuum sweepers; Pressure washers;             Scrubbing; Stripping; Etching; Screening; Sanding; Sealing;
Floor sanders                                                    Refinishing; Safety
Learning Objectives:                                             Learning Objectives:
Describe the three different types of powered sweepers and       List the equipment needed and describe the procedures
tell where to use each one.                                      used for scrubbing.
Name the three sources of power for powered sweepers,            List the equipment needed and describe the procedures
and describe the advantages and disadvantages of each.           used for stripping various floor coatings from different
Identify which powered sweeper is best to use in a               kinds of floors.
particular size area, surface, and type of soil.                 Describe the processes of etching, screening, and sanding,
Explain the uses and advantages of pressure washers, and         and explain why each is used.
explain how they work.                                           Tell when to use water-base sealers and when to use
Describe the different kinds of floor sanders, and explain       solvent-base sealers, and explain how each is applied.
how to operate a floor sander.                                   Name the three basic types of floor finishes and tell how
why you need an edger when sanding wood floors.                  each is applied.
                                                                 Explain at least three safety points to remember when
COURSE 453: MAINTAINING FLOORS AND                               refinishing floors.
Covers the tasks involved in the daily, routine maintenance      Lesson 4, Choosing a Floor Care Method
of floors. Lists kinds of floor coatings and the uses of each.   Topics:
Explains periodic floor care tasks step-by-step, and tells       Resilient, natural hard, synthetic hard, wood, cork, iron,
trainees which particular methods to use on the various          and steel flooring; Conductive floors; Pedestal floors;
floors and floor coverings they will work with in their          Production floors
buildings. Covers floor care problems trainees are likely to     Learning Objectives:
encounter. Concludes with a lesson on the cleaning of            Describe the procedures and name the chemicals used for
walls, windows, furniture, and other above-the-floor             routine and periodic maintenance of resilient flooring.
surfaces.                                                        Describe the procedures and name the chemicals used for
Available Media:                                                 routine and periodic maintenance of concrete, terrazzo,
VHS                                                              marble, and other natural hard flooring.
                                                                 Describe the procedures and name the chemicals used for
Lesson 1, Routine Floor Care Tasks                               routine and periodic maintenance of synthetic hard
Topics:                                                          flooring.
Removing dry dirt; Wet cleaning; Disinfecting; Buffing           Describe the procedures and name the chemicals used for
Learning Objectives:                                             routine and periodic maintenance of wood and cork
Calculate the area of a floor.                                   flooring.
Explain why it is important to remove dry dirt before wet        Describe the procedures and name the chemicals used for
cleaning.                                                        routine and periodic maintenance of iron and steel flooring.

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Describe the procedures and name the chemicals used for         Lesson 2, Routine Rest Room Cleaning
routine and periodic maintenance of conductive and              Topics:
pedestal floors.                                                Cleaning supplies; Clearing and blocking a rest room;
                                                                Removing trash; Restocking; Cleaning plumbing fixtures
Lesson 5, Floor Care Problems                                   and floors; Equipment care
Topics:                                                         Learning Objectives:
Problems with resilient flooring, hard flooring, and wood       Explain how to gather and prepare supplies needed for
flooring; Adjusting conductive floors; Stains                   routine cleaning tasks.
Learning Objectives:                                            Explain how to clear and block a rest room for daily
Identify resilient flooring problems and explain how to         cleaning.
avoid and correct them.                                         Explain how to remove trash from a rest room's trash cans,
Describe problems encountered in the refinishing of             sanitary napkin disposals, and ashtrays.
resilient flooring and tell how to avoid and correct them.      Explain how to restock paper products and hand soap.
Identify hard flooring problems and explain how to avoid        List the correct sequence of steps for cleaning the surfaces
or correct them.                                                of a rest room.
Define warping and tell how to avoid it.                        Explain daily dry cleaning and wet cleaning procedures for
Explain how to adjust the conductivity of conductive            above-floor surfaces of a rest room.
floors.                                                         Explain procedures for daily cleaning of a rest room floor.

Lesson 6, Other Cleaning Tasks                                  Lesson 3, Cleaning Plumbing Fixtures
Topics:                                                         Topics:
Emptying trash; Dusting; Cleaning lights; Washing walls;        Equipment and chemicals for cleaning sinks, toilets,
Caring for wood furniture; Washing windows, mirrors;            showers, and tubs; How to clean
Cleaning drinking fountains; Maintaining kitchens               Learning Objectives:
Learning Objectives:                                            Explain safety precautions that you must take to protect
Explain the procedures for emptying trash cans and              yourself when cleaning plumbing fixtures.
ashtrays, and tell why it is important to empty them daily.     List the equipment and chemicals needed for cleaning
Describe the tools you need for dusting, and list the reasons   sinks.
why dusting is important.                                       Explain the proper procedure for cleaning sinks.
Discuss the cleaning procedures for lamps and lighting          List the equipment and chemicals needed for cleaning
fixtures, drinking fountains, and wooden furniture.             toilets and urinals.
Describe the two methods for washing walls, and tell when       Explain the proper procedure for cleaning toilets and
to use each method.                                             urinals.
Explain how to keep a chalkboard clean.                         List the equipment and chemicals needed for cleaning
List the steps in cleaning a kitchen.                           showers and tubs.
                                                                Explain the proper procedure for cleaning showers and
COURSE 454: REST ROOM CARE                                      tubs.
Covers the fundamentals of rest room design and
construction and the elements of routine rest room cleaning.    Lesson 4, Periodic Rest Room Cleaning
Covers the specifics of cleaning rest room plumbing             Topics:
fixtures. Describes the periodic tasks required to keep rest    Rest room ceilings, walls, and partitions; Graffiti removal;
rooms in good condition. Finally introduces the trainee to      Pressure washing; Stripping and refinishing
the topic of disinfection, its importance in rest rooms, and
methods of performing this task safely.                         Learning Objectives:
Available Media:                                                Tell how often to clean rest room ceilings, walls, and
VHS                                                             partitions.
                                                                Explain how to wash rest room ceilings by hand and with a
Lesson 1, Rest Room Basics                                      machine.
Topics:                                                         Tell which ceilings must be vacuumed and explain how to
Rest room floors, walls, and ceilings; Plumbing fixtures;       vacuum ceilings.
Sinks; Toilets; Showers and tubs; Hospital, food service        Explain how to remove graffiti from rest room walls, and
rest rooms                                                      how to wash rest room walls and partitions.
Learning Objectives:                                            Tell how to scrub, pressure wash, strip, and refinish a rest
List the three kinds of rest room surfaces that you must        room floor.
clean, and tell how to clean each type.                         Explain the difference between scrubbing and/or pressure
Describe the different rest room flooring materials, and tell   washing a rest room floor that has a drain and one that does
how to recognize and clean each one.                            not.
Describe the common types of walls and ceilings in rest
rooms, and tell how to care for each one.                       Lesson 5, Rest Room Disinfection
Name the common types of rest room plumbing fixtures,           Topics:
and describe the features of each.                              Germ size, growth, movement, and transfer; Chemicals that
Describe the differences among rest rooms in different          kill germs; Kinds of cleaner/disinfectants; Aseptic cleaning
kinds of buildings.                                             Learning Objectives:
                                                                Describe germs in terms of size and reproduction.

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Tell what conditions germs need to live, grow, and
multiply, and relate these conditions to rest rooms.             Lesson 3, Periodic Carpet Cleaning
Explain how germs move from one place to another in a            Topics:
rest room.                                                       Shampooing frequency, methods; Water extraction; Dry
List the kinds of disinfectants that kill germs, or stop them    powder, foam shampooing; Wet foam shampooing;
from growing.                                                    Sanitizing; Soil retardants
Contrast resident and transient odors in a rest room, and        Learning Objectives:
explain how to prevent resident odors.                           List the factors that help to determine how often you
Explain how, why, and when to use deodorants in a rest           should shampoo a carpet.
room.                                                            Name the four most common carpet shampooing methods.
Tell why disinfection must be done, how often it should be       Explain how to make an area ready for shampooing.
done, and how to do it correctly.                                Describe each of the following shampooing methods: water
                                                                 extraction, dry powder, dry foam, and wet foam.
COURSE 455: CARPET AND UPHOLSTERY CARE                           List advantages and disadvantages of each of the above
Covers the many kinds of carpet in use today. Explains the       shampooing methods.
importance of preventive maintenance. Gives step-by-step         Explain how to "set the pile" of a carpet after shampooing
explanations of the various carpet-cleaning methods              and tell why it is important.
available, explaining which is best to use on different types
of carpet. Covers stretching, bleeding, insect attack, and       Lesson 4, Carpet Care Problems
many other carpet problems, and suggests remedies.               Topics:
Concludes with a lesson on upholstery fabrics and their          Uneven wear; Rippling; Seam problems; Shedding and
care.                                                            pilling; Bleeding; Fading; Rapid soiling; Crushing; Mildew;
Available Media:                                                 Electric shocks; Insect attack; Stains; Burns; Spot repairs
VHS                                                              Learning Objectives:
                                                                 Describe several ways of dealing with uneven carpet wear.
Lesson 1, Carpet Materials and Construction                      Define the terms stretching, buckling, and rippling.
Topics:                                                          Describe the problems that can occur in carpet seams.
Carpet construction; Types of carpets; Carpet padding and        List the carpet problems commonly handled by a custodian
installation; Carpet color                                       as well as those that require the services of an expert.
Learning Objectives:                                             Explain how the problems of shedding, sprouting, and
Name the different parts of a carpet and explain the             pilling differ.
function of each.                                                Name the five most common causes of rapid carpet soiling.
Compare the natural and synthetic fibers used in carpet          Explain how to repair crushed pile yarns, cigarette burns,
yarns, and list the advantages and disadvantages of each.        and mildew in carpet.
Describe the construction of the major types of carpet.          Explain the step-by-step procedure for removing an
Explain why padding or cushioning is used under carpet,          unknown stain from a carpet.
and describe the different padding materials, both natural
and synthetic.                                                   Lesson 5, Upholstery Care
Explain how problems can develop in a carpet that is not         Topics:
installed correctly.                                             Upholstery fabric types; Weave and texture; Nonwoven
                                                                 fabric; Padding and filling materials; Routine care;
                                                                 Shampooing; Special problems

Lesson 2, Preventive Maintenance & Routine Carpet                Learning Objectives:
Cleaning                                                         List the natural and synthetic fibers most frequently used in
Topics:                                                          upholstery fabrics.
Dirt-catching devices; Routine vacuuming; Vacuum                 Name the tasks that you should perform as part of daily
cleaners; Static electricity treatment; Protecting carpet yarn   and weekly upholstery care.
from crushing                                                    List the procedures and materials that you should use to
Learning Objectives:                                             remove stains from upholstery.
Name the sources of soil that make a carpet dirty.               Explain why it is important to know what padding or
Name the common types of dirt-catching devices, and              filling materials are underneath upholstery before you
explain how each works and where it is used.                     shampoo it.
List the steps that you should take to police an area for        Describe the step-by-step procedure for preparing to
preventive carpet maintenance.                                   shampoo upholstery.
Explain how weekly vacuuming differs from daily                  Describe wet foam, dry foam, water extraction, and liquid
vacuuming, and tell what kind of equipment is used for           dry cleaning shampooing methods.
each.                                                            Explain how to solve common upholstery problems, and
Name the parts of a vacuum cleaner, and explain how the          recognize when to call an expert.
vacuum works.
Explain how to care for carpet in germ-sensitive areas.          SERIES 250:          ELECTRONICS
List conditions that lead to static buildup, and explain how     This series is designed to help trainees understand the
carpets can be treated to prevent it.                            basics of electronic systems, especially those used in
Describe the devices that prevent furniture and chair legs       industry. It lays the foundation for the trainee's work with
from crushing carpet yarn.

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electronic building blocks, from simple diodes to complex      Materials for boards and conductors; Single-, double-sided,
ICs. The series explains how semiconductor devices work        and multilayer PCBs; Mounting components; Soldering;
and how components are combined to perform tasks,              PCB connectors
including amplification, oscillation, and signal and power     Learning Objectives:
supply regulation. It emphasizes good practices to keep        Discuss the advantages of PCBs over direct wiring.
systems running as they should and proper methods for          Explain why both flexible boards and rigid boards are used
troubleshooting and repair if they do not. The final course    for printed circuits, and discuss the advantages and
in this series provides the foundation for an understanding    disadvantages of each.
of how logic circuits work. It progresses from simple          Explain how single-sided, double-sided, and multilayer
Boolean logic functions-AND, OR, NOT, NAND, and                boards are made.
NOR gates-to applications in today's common logic              Describe the three classes of surface mount assemblies.
systems.                                                       Compare various soldering methods and discuss the
                                                               advantages and disadvantages of each.
COURSE 251: SEMICONDUCTORS                                     Describe PCB connectors and mountings.
Covers the theory behind semiconductor operation.              Discuss PCB repair techniques and limitations.
Describes the characteristics and operation of various
diodes and transistors. Stresses the importance of proper      Lesson 4, Transistors and Integrated Circuits
environmental conditions and explains how to minimize          Topics:
electrostatic discharge (ESD) and radio frequency              Transistor purpose and structure; Symbols; Performance
interference (RFI). Discusses printed circuit board (PCB)      curves; Transistor connections, characteristics, and
and integrated circuit (IC) technology, including              specifications; ICs
connection and replacement methods. Identifies kinds of        Learning Objectives:
semiconductor packages. Explains how to interpret              Describe the differences between an npn transistor and a
manufacturers' spec sheets and how to analyze circuit          pnp transistor and identify the schematic symbol for each.
performance by Q points and characteristics.                   Discuss transistor performance in the active region,
Available Media:                                               saturation region, and cutoff region.
CD-ROM,VHS                                                     Explain how the three kinds of transistor connections affect
                                                               circuit values.
Lesson 1, Introduction to Semiconductors                       Discuss four common transistor characteristics.
Electron flow; Semiconductor materials, structure, and         Lesson 5, Packages and Performance Analysis
doping; Junction diodes; Diode characteristic curves and       Topics:
specifications; LEDs; Photoelectric devices                    Lead identification; Mounting components; Replacement
Learning Objectives:                                           methods; Maximum ratings; Transistor operating points;
Discuss the basic structure of a semiconductor atom and        characteristics
the movement of free electrons and holes.                      Learning Objectives:
Discuss the purification and doping of semi-conductors.        Describe several kinds of semiconductor packages.
Describe the p-type region, n-type region, and junction of a   Explain how to identify leads.
pn junction diode.                                             Describe methods for mounting components on PCBs and
Discuss the characteristic curves and specification ratings    chassis.
of a diode.                                                    Explain how to use manufacturers' data sheets.
Describe the operation of a light-emitting diode, a            Discuss the analysis of circuits by Q points and by
photoconductive device, and a photovoltaic device.             characteristics.

Lesson 2, Environmental Conditions                             COURSE 252: POWER SUPPLIES
Topics:                                                        Covers the four basic kinds of power supply conversions.
Temperature protection; Static electricity; Wrist straps;      Explains how to work with nonchemical cells as well as
Line power conditioning; Radio frequency and                   primary and secondary cells of various materials. Describes
electromagnetic interference                                   in detail the functions and operation of several kinds of
Learning Objectives:                                           rectifiers, filters, and voltage regulators and explains how
Discuss the importance of various environmental                they work together as power conditioners. Discusses basic
conditions to semiconductor operation.                         tools, test devices, and procedures for troubleshooting to
Discuss the effect of ESD on semiconductor devices and         solve the greatest number of problems in the least amount
list several ways of preventing ESD in any work area.          of time.
Discuss the requirements of a static-free workstation, and     Available Media:
the proper techniques for using tools at the workstation.      CD-ROM,VHS
Describe ways to minimize ESD problems during packing
and shipping.                                                  Lesson 1, Power Supplies and Power Conditioners
Explain how power conditioning prevents line power             Topics:
problems.                                                      Power supply and power conditioner functions; DC-to-DC,
Describe ways of preventing damage from radio frequency        AC-to-AC, AC-to-DC, and DC-to-AC power supplies;
interference (RFI) and electromagnetic interference (EMI).     Inverter feedback circuits; Power conditioners; Safety
Lesson 3, Printed Circuit Boards                               Learning Objectives:

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Discuss the basic functions of power supplies and power         Lesson 5, Voltage Regulators
conditioners.                                                   Topics:
Describe dc-to-dc, ac-to-ac, ac-to-dc, and dc-to-ac power       Voltage regulators; Shunt, series, integrated circuit (IC),
supplies.                                                       switching, and primary circuit regulators
Compare the operation of transformer-driven and                 Learning Objectives:
oscillator-driven inverters.                                    Discuss the purposes of voltage regulators in power
Discuss the functions of filters, voltage regulators, voltage   supplies.
dividers, switching power supplies, and ferroresonant           Explain the function of the control circuit and the current
power supplies.                                                 limiting circuit in series voltage regulators.
Explain why low voltages can be dangerous.                      Discuss the advantages of IC voltage regulators.
                                                                Describe the operation of switching regulators and explain
Lesson 2, Cells and Batteries                                   how it differs from that of other kinds of regulators.
Topics:                                                         Discuss the use of SCRs and triacs in primary circuit
Electrochemical cells; Primary, secondary, lead-acid,           regulators.
nickel-cadmium, nickel-metal-hydride, and nickel iron
cells; Maintenance, hazards, and precautions; Nonchemical       Lesson 6, Troubleshooting Power Supplies
cells                                                           Topics:
Learning Objectives:                                            General approach; Preliminary checks; Power-off,
Explain the difference between a battery and a cell and         power-on tests; Output tests; Section tests; Part tests
identify symbols for each.                                      Learning Objectives:
Describe the parts of an electrochemical cell.                  Discuss at least five kinds of test equipment and tools used
Compare the characteristics and uses of Leclanché,              to troubleshoot power supplies.
high-energy, and alkaline carbon-zinc cells.                    Describe the three main steps in troubleshooting a power
Discuss battery-recharging problems and explain how to          supply.
check for overcharging.                                         Describe the basic procedures for preliminary checks and
Discuss ways to maintain and dispose of chemical cells and      power-off visual inspection and fuse tests.
batteries safely.                                               Describe the basic procedures for power-on tests and
Discuss the use of five kinds of nonchemical energy             output tests.
sources and recent developments in cells and batteries.         Explain how to perform section tests and part tests.

Lesson 3, Rectifiers                                            COURSE 253: AMPLIFIERS
Topics:                                                         Covers the effects of gain, bandwidth, and distortion on
Diode rectifiers and ratings; Parallel and series diodes;       amplifier performance. Compares linear and nonlinear
Half-, full-wave, bridge, and three-phase rectifiers; Voltage   (switching) amplifiers. Explains how to use transistor
multipliers                                                     curves to analyze amplifier operation in terms of operating
Learning Objectives:                                            regions, load lines, operating (Q) points, and biasing.
Define the term rectifier.                                      Discusses impedance matching and compares capacitive,
Explain how to interpret diode ratings on a manufacturer's      transformer, and direct-coupled amplifiers. Describes many
specification sheet.                                            ways op amps are used today, including integrators and
Compare the effects of connecting diodes in parallel and in     comparators. Provides specific methods for troubleshooting
series.                                                         common amplifier problems
Describe the operation of a silicon-controlled rectifier.       Available Media:
Compare the operation of half-wave and full-wave                CD-ROM,VHS
Discuss the operation of bridge and three-phase rectifiers      Lesson 1, Introduction to Amplifiers
and explain how voltage multipliers work.                       Topics:
                                                                Amplifying circuits; Amplifier characteristics; Transistor
Lesson 4, Filters                                               amplifiers; Characteristic curves; Effects of temperature
Topics:                                                         Learning Objectives:
Kinds of filters; Ripple; Circuit components; Bleeder           Explain how gain, bandwidth, and distortion relate to
resistors; Bypass filters; Input filters                        amplifier operation.
Learning Objectives:                                            Compare bipolar transistor amplifiers and FET amplifiers.
Name several kinds of filters used in power supplies.           Explain how to use characteristic curves to predict
Discuss the effects of ripple and describe ways ripple is       transistor performance.
measured.                                                       Explain how to use an input/output curve to determine
Discuss the use of capacitors, inductors, and resistors in      transistor gain.
filter circuits.                                                Discuss the effect of ambient temperature on amplifier
Compare the advantages and disadvantages of capacitance,        performance.
inductance, RC, and LC power supply filters.                    Discuss the uses of operational amplifiers and switching
Explain why capacitor power supplies should include             amplifiers.
bleeder resistors.
Discuss the uses of bypass filters and input filters.           Lesson 2, Single-Stage Amplifiers
                                                                Biasing circuits; Operating points and load lines; Biasing
                                                                common-emitter, -collector, and -base circuits; Biasing

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FET amplifiers; Amplifier classifications; Push-pull           COURSE 254: OSCILLATORS
amplifiers                                                     Covers how oscillation is started and maintained.
Learning Objectives:                                           Compares LC (tuned), RC (phase-shift), and crystal
Discuss the transistor characteristics that define operating   oscillators. Compares sine-wave oscillators and
region limits.                                                 square-wave switching circuits. Discusses monostable,
Explain how to draw an amplifier load line.                    astable, and bistable flip-flop operation in detail and shows
Explain how to find the operating point of an amplifier.       expected waveforms. Explains how logic clocks are
Discuss biasing as a means of establishing a stable            generated and conditioned. Discusses Schmitt trigger
operating point in an amplifier circuit.                       circuits, frequency dividers, and ripple counters, as well as
Discuss five ways that amplifiers can be classified and        propagation delays and glitches. Describes the operation of
compare Class A, AB, B, and C amplifiers.                      low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, and band-reject filters,
                                                               including differentiators and integrators. Describes the
Lesson 3, Amplifier Performance and Multistage                 equipment and procedures for troubleshooting oscillator
Amplifiers                                                     components and circuits.
Topics:                                                        Available Media:
Power, current, and voltage gain; Distortion; Impedance        CD-ROM,VHS
matching; Multistage amplifiers; Amplifier, capacitive, and
transformer coupling; Direct-coupled amplifiers                Lesson 1, Introduction to Oscillators
Learning Objectives:                                           Topics:
Explain how to calculate amplifier power gain, efficiency,     Oscillation; Oscillators and amplifiers; Classes of
current gain, and voltage gain.                                oscillators; Common oscillator circuits
Explain how nonlinearity and clipping cause amplifier          Learning Objectives:
distortion.                                                    Describe the conditions needed to start and to sustain
Discuss the importance of impedance matching in                oscillation.
interconnecting circuits.                                      Explain how positive feedback affects oscillation.
Explain how to calculate multistage amplifier gain and         Name three kinds of feedback networks used in oscillators.
bandwidth.                                                     Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of tuned circuits,
Compare the advantages and disadvantages of                    phase-shift oscillators, and crystal oscillators.
capacitive-coupled,         transformer-coupled,        and    Describe several common oscillator circuits.
direct-coupled amplifiers.
                                                               Lesson 2, Flip-Flops
Lesson 4, Op Amps                                              Topics:
Topics:                                                        Square waves; Switching circuits; One-shots; Astable
Differential amplifiers; Typical op amp; Inverting,            flip-flops (multivibrators); Frequency of multivibrators;
summing, and noninverting amplifiers; Nonlinear op amp         Bistable flip-flops
circuits; Integrators; Comparators; Squaring circuits          Learning Objectives:
Learning Objectives:                                           Discuss the differences between sine wave oscillators and
Describe the operation of differential amplifiers.             square wave switching circuits.
Compare the properties of an ideal op amp and a typical        Explain how rise time and the time constant affect flip-flop
actual op amp.                                                 circuits.
Describe the operation of inverting amplifiers in terms of     Compare the operation of discrete transistor one-shots and
virtual ground.                                                IC one-shots.
Compare the advantages of inverting amplifiers and             Explain how IC pairs of one-shots or IC op amps form an
noninverting amplifiers.                                       astable multivibrator.
Explain how integrators and comparators work.                  Describe the operation of bistable flip-flops.
Explain how zener diodes are used in squaring circuits.
                                                               Lesson 3, Logic Clocks
Lesson 5, Troubleshooting Amplifiers                           Topics:
Topics:                                                        Combinational and synchronous logic; Clock conditioning;
Troubleshooting single- and three-stage amplifiers;            Schmitt trigger circuit; Frequency dividers; Multiphase and
Troubleshooting by DC and AC analysis; Measuring gain          real world logic clocks
and power supply performance; Troubleshooting                  Learning Objectives:
components, op amps                                            Compare combinational logic, synchronous logic, and
Learning Objectives:                                           sequential logic.
Describe basic procedures for troubleshooting single-stage     Explain how logic clocks are generated.
and multistage amplifiers.                                     Explain how negative resistance enables the UJT relaxation
Explain how dc analysis, ac analysis, and troubleshooting      oscillator to be used as a logic clock.
trees are used in amplifier maintenance.                       Discuss the effect of hysteresis on logic clock operation
Explain how to measure amplifier gain and power supply         and describe the operation of the Schmitt trigger circuit.
performance.                                                   Describe the operation of ripple counters and other
Describe the procedures for troubleshooting resistors,         frequency dividers.
capacitors, and op amps.                                       Discuss problems caused by real-world (nonideal) logic

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Lesson 4, Filters and Waveforms                                  Sequential logic; Flip-flops; Clock circuits; Schmitt
Topics:                                                          triggers; Frequency dividers; Pulse counters
Wave shaping; Simple, RC low-pass, RL low-pass,                  Learning Objectives:
high-pass, band-pass, band-reject, and active filters; Time      Describe the function of a logic clock.
constants; Differentiators and integrators; Function             Explain the operation of a flip-flop.
generators                                                       Discuss the differences among clocked R-S flip-flops,
Learning Objectives:                                             D-latches, and J-K master-slave flip-flops.
Discuss the composition of waveforms and explain how             Explain how to convert between the decimal and binary
filters change the shapes of waveforms.                          number systems.
Compare the frequency characteristics of low-pass and            Discuss the use of BCD and the octal and hexadecimal
high-pass filters and of band-pass and band-reject filters.      number systems.
Discuss the calculation of time constants in timing circuits.
Describe methods of creating and shaping complex                 Lesson 3, Medium- and Large-Scale ICs
waveforms, including the differentiator and integrator           Topics:
circuits.                                                        Counters; Serial vs. parallel data transmission; Registers;
Explain briefly how digital waveforms are generated with a       Multiplexers; Decoder/demultiplexers; Arithmetic circuits;
microprocessor.                                                  LSI memories
                                                                 Learning Objectives:
Lesson 5, Troubleshooting Oscillators                            Explain the operation of each of the following counters:
Topics:                                                          ripple, BCD, synchronous, and up/down.
Test      equipment;      Tracing     oscillator    operation;   Describe the operation of a shift register.
Troubleshooting multivibrators, one-shots, flip-flops,           Discuss the difference between multiplexers and
sequential logic circuits, clocks, and filters                   decoders/demultiplexers.
Learning Objectives:                                             Define the terms read, write, serial access, and random
Discuss the basic requirements of four kinds of equipment        access as they apply to memories.
used to test oscillators.                                        Discuss the purposes of RAM and ROM devices.
Describe good general practices in troubleshooting
oscillator components and circuits.                              Lesson 4, Functional Logic Systems
Describe the steps in tracing oscillator circuit operation and   Topics:
selecting test points for monitoring waveforms.                  Logic subsystems; Microprocessors; I/O subsystems;
Discuss the steps in troubleshooting multivibrators,             Noncontact switches; Multiple-bit I/O devices; Data codes,
one-shots, and flip-flops.                                       displays, and transfer
Discuss troubleshooting methods for sequential logic             Learning Objectives:
circuits, including clocks.                                      Describe the sections of a basic logic system.
Discuss troubleshooting methods for frequency dividers           Compare a ROM, a PROM, and a PLA.
and filters.                                                     Name the basic parts of a microprocessor.
                                                                 Describe common kinds of I/O interfaces and data
COURSE 291: DIGITAL LOGIC SYSTEMS                                displays.
Covers the comparison of analog and digital switching
circuits. Explains Boolean logic functions. Describes TTL        Lesson 5, Troubleshooting Logic Systems
and CMOS logic, as well as IC logic devices. Explains            Topics:
how flip-flops, clock circuits, counters, multiplexers, and      Gathering information; Isolating the problem; Localizing
memory circuits work. Describes the sections and                 the trouble; Interpreting logic diagrams; Timing waveforms;
interfaces in functional logic systems, including                Test equipment
microprocessors. Describes proper methods for detection          Learning Objectives:
and correction of common fault potentials.                       Describe seven external faults that can affect solid-state
Available Media:                                                 circuits.
CD-ROM,VHS                                                       List the major steps in efficient troubleshooting.
                                                                 Name information sources for identifying system
Lesson 1, Digital Logic Fundamentals                             malfunctions.
Topics:                                                          Explain how to trace a faulty component by using a
Digital logic; Boolean algebra; Logical AND, OR, NOT             troubleshooting tree.
function; Positive and negative logic; NAND logic;               Explain how to use various kinds of test equipment to
Combining logic circuits; TTL logic; IC logic devices            pinpoint system faults.Lesson
Learning Objectives:
Explain the difference between digital and analog circuits.      SERIES 370:         ENERGY CONSERVATION
Describe and, not, and or logic functions.                       This series shows how to recognize where energy losses
Explain how solid-state switches can perform logic               occur so that maintenance employees can take proper
functions.                                                       corrective measures to stop the losses. Trainees will learn
Compare equivalent nand and nor gates using positive and         about energy conservation in heating, ventilating, and air
negative logic.                                                  conditioning systems as well as in the building structure
Discuss the importance of TTL and CMOS circuits.                 itself-walls, ceilings, and floors. In addition, the program
                                                                 demonstrates how to conduct an energy audit so trainees
Lesson 2, Logic Building Blocks

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can quantify the options available and determine the            mechanical, and electrical systems; Energy conservation
payback period for each option.                                 examples
                                                                Learning Objectives:
COURSE 376: ENERGY CONSERVATION BASICS                          Recognize energy waste conditions in building structures.
Covers energy sources and the history of energy usage.          Name at least three factors that affect boiler and furnace
Examines alternative energy sources and their feasibility.      efficiency.
Identifies current energy usage patterns and places where       Give examples of energy waste in a building's mechanical
energy can be conserved. Explains how to recognize              system and how it might be eliminated.
energy waste, and includes sample corrective actions.           Explain peak demand and why it is important in electricity
Explains how to conduct an energy survey.                       costs.
Available Media:                                                Tell how computer monitoring and control can be used to
Self-Study Textbook, Pre- and Post- Tests                       save energy and lower utility costs.
                                                                Tell how computer monitoring and control can be used to
Lesson 1, Energy and its Source                                 save energy and lower utility costs.
Energy; Fossil fuels; Nuclear power; Solar energy; Wind;        Lesson 5, Conducting an Energy Audit
Hydroelectric power; Evaluating energy sources;                 Topics:
Measuring energy                                                Audit tools; Sample energy audit; Fuel usage information;
Learning Objectives:                                            Building, equipment data; Conservation opportunities
Define energy and list several potential energy sources         Learning Objectives:
Explain how fossil fuels developed and how they are             Name and describe the six segments of a detailed energy
extracted from the earth.                                       audit.
Explain, in simple terms, how uranium produces energy.          Define a mini-audit and tell when it might be used.
List at least one advantage and one disadvantage of each of     List the tools required for an energy survey of any
the following: oil, natural gas, coal, solar power, wind        building.
energy, and hydroelectric power.                                Record the data necessary to make up an energy audit.
Tell how heat and temperature are measured (what units).        Explain the procedure for assigning priorities to
                                                                energy-saving projects.
Lesson 2, Why the Energy Crisis
Topics:                                                         COURSE 377: ENERGY LOSSES IN BUILDINGS
History of energy use; Fossil fuel reserves; Alternative and    Covers physical laws of heat transfer and how they apply
synthetic fuels; Gas and oil from coal; Nuclear fuels;          to building heat losses. Discusses effects of sun, wind, and
Geothermal energy; Biomass                                      shade on energy consumption in buildings. Examines
Learning Objectives:                                            characteristics of different types of walls, roofs, windows,
Define the fossil fuel age and list the energy sources that     and flooring. Demonstrates how different forms of
made it possible.                                               insulation can improve thermal resistance. Gives sample
Name some of the factors that contributed to the greatly        applications of energy conservation measures, illustrating
increased use of fossil fuels in the past century.              how to determine cost and payback period.
Describe the outlook for fossil fuel availability in the next   Available Media:
century.                                                        Self-Study Textbook, Pre- and Post- Tests
Give examples of current efforts to develop alternative         Lesson 1, Heat Flow Principles
sources of oil and gas.                                         Topics:
Identify potential sources of future energy and describe        Detecting     heat     loss;    Insulation;   Environmental
their present limitations.                                      considerations; Windbreaks; Foundation plantings;
                                                                Building orientation
Lesson 3, Energy Consumption and Loss                           Learning Objectives:
Topics:                                                         Distinguish between heat transfer by conduction,
Using fuel to generate electricity; Energy loss; Effects of     convection, and radiation.
climate on energy use; Degree-days; Cost of saving energy;      Explain the importance of infiltration in a building's heat
ROI and payback period                                          loss/gain.
Learning Objectives:                                            Define thermal conductance, overall coefficient of heat
Tell why generating electricity is an inefficient use of        transmission, and thermal resistance and how they relate to
energy and what characteristics of electricity justifies this   each other.
inefficiency.                                                   Explain the concept of the building envelope
Compare energy use in the three categories of energy            Tell how environmental factors can affect the loss of gain
consumers.                                                      of heat in a building.
Explain degree-days and how they are used?
State why a building's HVAC system is a good place to           Lesson 2, Heat Loss/Gain Through Roofs
start looking for potential energy savings.                     Topics:
Tell how to calculate the payback period of an energy           Roof construction and insulation; Vapor barriers;
conservation plan.                                              Ventilation; Types of insulation, applications; Checking
                                                                heat leaks; Infrared scanner
Lesson 4, Practical Conservation Measures                       Learning Objectives:
Topics:                                                         Demonstrate how to arrive at the R value of a roof section.
Recognizing and correcting energy waste in buildings,

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List the principal types of roof and ceiling insulation and    Available Media:
the applications for which each is best suited.                Self-Study Textbook, Pre- and Post- Tests
Name the two most effective precautions to take against
moisture damage and give examples of their proper              Lesson 1, Conditioning the Air
installation.                                                  Topics:
Explain how and under what circumstances heat leaks can        Human comfort; Heat generation in buildings; Thermal
be detected in roof structures.                                zones; Types of HVAC systems; Guidelines for HVAC
the facts needed for payback calculations and tell how to      Learning Objectives:
use them to determine payback periods.                         Explain the various environmental factors affecting human
Lesson 3, Minimizing Heat Flow Through Walls                   Interpret the ASHRAE comfort chart.
Topics:                                                        Differentiate between sensible and latent heat.
Totaling R values; Insulating materials; Vapor barriers;       Explain the operation of the components in a basic al-air
Cold-side venting; Convective looping; Insulating              HVAC system.
foundations; Metal walls; U values                             Name the different kinds of single-path and multiple-path
Learning Objectives:                                           HVAC systems, tell how each operates, and list ways to
Evaluate the merits of the common forms of insulation as       conserve energy in each type.
applied to wall construction.
Identify at least two types of vapor barrier and tell when     Lesson 2, Managing Airflow in HVAC Systems
each would be used.                                            Topics:
Explain convective looping and how to prevent it.              Air pressure within a duct; Airflow measuring devices;
Tell why metal buildings have special insulation needs and     Building ventilation requirements; Heat recovery systems;
describe the techniques developed for them.                    Component maintenance
Use payback calculations to determine which of two             Learning Objectives:
alternatives conservation measures is the more profitable.     and contrast static pressure, velocity pressure, and total
Lesson 4, Heat Loss/Gain Through Windows and Doors             Define ventilation air and tell how to determine ventilation
Topics:                                                        air requirements.
Infiltration; Caulking; Weather-stripping; Air locks; Sealed   Calculate the amount of energy needed to heat or cool
windows; Storm windows; Draperies; Solar heat gain;            outside air.
Shading                                                        Name four types of heat recovery systems and explain how
Learning Objectives:                                           each works.
Identify two forms of infiltration.                            Explain where and why exhaust systems are used and how
Explain the valves of an air lock and describe a typical       they may be installed.
Name at least three means of reducing conductive heat loss     Lesson 3, Conserving Energy in Heating Systems
through windows.                                               Topics:
Tell why the angle of the sun is important in efforts to       Warm air furnaces; Boilers; Furnace and boiler
increase or minimize solar heat gain.                          maintenance; Stack gas analysis; Purchased steam, hot
State the reason for the lengthy payback period on most        water; Metering steam
window retrofits.                                              Learning Objectives:
Lesson 5, Controlling Losses Through Floors                    part of an energy conservation program.
Topics:                                                        Detail the types of maintenance required on various types
Above-, below-, and on-grade floors; Vapor barriers;           of furnaces.
Ground cover; Crawl spaces; Surface drainage; Floor            Tell how to locate and correct energy waste in steam and
coverings; Pipes; Duct work; Retrofits                         hot water distribution systems.
Learning Objectives:                                           Explain the importance of steam traps and describe their
Describe the principal methods of insulating existing          operation and maintenance.
above-ground floors.                                           List ways energy may be saved in humidification systems.
Tell how to test for capillary rise ion a crawl space.
Point out the value of a ground-cover vapor barrier.           Lesson 4, Conserving Energy in Cooling Systems
List two ways to insulate on-grade or below-grade floors       Topics:
Explain the special problems involved in calculating heat      Mechanical compression and absorption systems; External
losses and payback periods for on-grade and below-grade        and internal controls; Evaporator and condenser
floors.                                                        temperatures; Self-contained units; Heat pumps;
COURSE 378: HEATING/COOLING SYSTEM                             Learning Objectives:
EFFICIENCY                                                     Compare and contrast the operation of a mechanical
Covers the measurement of various environmental factors        compression system and an absorption system.
and their effect on human comfort. Introduces the concept      Define external and internal controls for refrigeration and
of zones. Covers ventilation requirements and savings          give examples of each.
possible by reducing airflow. Examines energy waste vs.        Explain how evaporator and condenser temperatures
conservation measures relating to furnaces, boilers, air       influence energy consumption.
conditioners, and refrigeration equipment.                     Name several different methods for cooling condensers.

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Describe the basic operation of a heat pump and tell how it     Improving fan performance; Compressor operation and
differs from other air conditioning systems.                    maintenance
                                                                Learning Objectives:
Lesson 5, Reducing Losses in Distribution Systems               Tell why proper pump installation is important to energy
Topics:                                                         conservation.
Fans; Air duct insulation; Hydronic system balancing;           Describe the problems that can occur if pump bearing
Piping system insulation; Maintaining pumps; Strainers;         lubrication is neglected.
Control valves                                                  Demonstrate the proper method of replacing pump
Learning Objectives:                                            packing.
Define the term fluid and discuss the importance of             List the three major maintenance items related to
reducing a fluid's resistance to flow.                          centrifugal pumps.
List several ways to reduce flow resistance in air              Identify several places where energy losses can occur in a
distribution systems.                                           fan system.
Discuss the purpose of insulating air ducting and tell how      Explain how to determine whether a fan is suited to the
insulation is applied.                                          system in which it is operating.
Explain how flow resistance can be reduced in piping            Name several maintenance procedures important to
systems.                                                        efficient compressor operation.
Name several types of control valves, tell where each is
used, and explain the importance of good valve                  Lesson 4, Elevators and Conveyor Systems
maintenance.                                                    Topics:
                                                                Drive packages; Conveyor operation; Escalators; Elevators;
COURSE          379:      MECHANICAL             ENERGY         Maintenance; Safety; Loading docks
CONSERVATION                                                    Learning Objectives:
Covers the causes and effects of friction and the               List at least two energy-saving tips to keep in mind when
importance of lubrication. Includes a discussion of efficient   dealing with conveyor operation.
operation of materials handling systems, elevators, and         Explain the purpose of a take-up in a conveyor system.
escalators. Examines ways to conserve energy by reducing        Differentiate between unit-handling belt conveyors and
vibration. Explains the importance of good maintenance of       bulk-handling belt conveyors.
pumps, blowers, and compressors. Includes a lesson on           Tell how lagging can reduce energy waste.
vehicle efficiency, with emphasis on tuneups, lubrication,      Name one type of conveyor that is not capable of wasting
and other energy-saving maintenance practices.                  energy and explain some of its uses and limitations.
Available Media:                                                List the three basic methods used to drive elevators.
CD-ROM                                                          Identify common causes of energy waste at loading docks

Lesson 1, Reducing Friction                                     Lesson 5, Improving Vehicle Efficiency
Topics:                                                         Topics:
Power transmission efficiency; Reducing friction;               Vehicle selection; Tires; Vehicle operation; Maintenance
Lubrication; Seals; Lubricating devices and systems             and repairs; The PM program
Learning Objectives:                                            Learning Objectives:
Name the three basic parts of mechanical system                 Name the three basic areas offering energy conservation
Explain the concept of mechanical efficiency.                   opportunities in vehicles.
Give examples of the three basic kinds of friction              Explain why it is important to use the correct conservation
encountered in mechanical systems.                              opportunities in vehicles.
List at least four purposes of lubrication.                     Compare and contrast the applications of IC engine and
Define viscosity, viscosity index, and pour point.              electric vehicles.
Tell why oil and grease seals are used.                         List as least ten tips for fuel-conscious vehicle operations.
                                                                Describe what a PM program involves and tell why it is
Lesson 2, Cutting Transmission Losses                           important.
Topics:                                                         Tell why air cleaner care is important to an energy
Belt, chain, and gear drives; Bearings; Clutches and brakes;    conservation program.
Drive couplings; Vibration; Balancing machinery                 Explain the importance of battery maintenance in an
Learning Objectives:                                            electric vehicle.
Explain why proper bearing lubrication is important.
Name the drive component responsible for the most power         COURSE           380:       ELECTRICAL              ENERGY
loss.                                                           CONSERVATION
List three functions of couplings                               Covers electrical energy consumers in typical commercial
Show how to check coupling alignment.                           and industrial facilities. Investigates utility rate structures
Define vibration and explain why vibration control is           and relates cost to load management. Examines power
important.                                                      factors, including how they are calculated and how they
Compare and contrast static unbalance and dynamic               affect energy usage. Shows methods of conducting lighting
unbalance.                                                      surveys and how lighting fixture and lamp selection can
                                                                impact electricity costs.
Lesson 3, Pumps, Fans, and Compressors                          Available Media:
Topics:                                                         CD-ROM
Pump installation, piping, and priming; Bearing lubrication;

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Lesson 1, Surveying Electrical Consumption                     Lesson 5, Evaluating Lamps and Fixtures
Topics:                                                        Topics:
Identifying electricity consumers; Determining system          Incandescent and fluorescent lamps; Scheduling lamp
efficiency, consumption; Meter selection                       replacement; HID, mercury, metal halide, high-, and
Learning Objectives:                                           low-pressure sodium lamps; Maintenance
Conduct an electrical energy audit.                            Learning Objectives:
Determine the efficiency of an electrical system.              Tell why cleaning lamps and fixtures is important.
Give three reasons for metering electric energy use.           Compare and contrast incandescent and fluorescent lamps.
Name the three basic types of meters used in energy            Differentiate between R lamps and ER lamps.
conservation work and explain how each is used.                Name six types of lighting in order of efficacy.
Differentiate between indicating and recording meters.         List advantages and disadvantages of each of the following
                                                               types of high intensity discharge lighting: mercury, metal
Lesson 2, Using Load Management Techniques                     halide, HPS, and LPS.
Load factor; Equipment audits; Target demand; Methods of       SERIES 150:             INDUSTRIAL             HAZARD
control; Demand controllers                                    CONTROL
Learning Objectives:                                           COURSE 151: CHEMICAL HAZARDS
Name the two metered quantities that determine the major       Covers OSHA'S Hazard Communication Standard.
part of an electric bill.                                      Discusses the physical and health hazards presented by
Define power factor and load factor and explain why each       dangerous chemicals. Explains the information contained
is important.                                                  in a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).
Show how to use meters to identify usage patterns ad peak      Available Media:
usage periods.                                                 VHS
Compare and contrast manual and automatic demand
control and give an example of each.                           Lesson 1, What the Standard Requires
Name several types of demand controllers and tell how          Topics:
each operates.                                                 Identifying and evaluating chemical hazards; Providing an
Describe the way in which electric bills are calculated.       MSDS; Labeling and listing chemical hazards; Training
                                                               employees; Writing a hazard communication program
Lesson 3, Improving Electrical Equipment Efficiency            Learning Objectives:
Topics:                                                        Identify the goals of the Hazard Communication standard
Electrical quantities; Capacitors; Induction motors; Motor     and the agency responsible for writing and enforcing the
efficiency; Variable speed drives; Transformers; Energy        standard.
saving devices                                                 Lost the eight fundamental actions required by the OSHA
Learning Objectives:                                           Hazard Communication standard and state the purpose of
Name the two familiar forms energy may take.                   each.
List three elements of impedance in an ac system.              Explain the key requirements for carrying out each
Explain how power factor is calculated in a single-phase       fundamental action.
and a three-phase circuit.
Tell why capacitors are important from an energy               Lesson 2, Types of Chemical Hazards
conservation standpoint and name three sources of              Topics:
capacitance in an electrical system.                           Physical and health hazards; Exposure routes; Factors that
Explain the information found on a motor nameplate and         affect the degree of hazard; Controlling chemical hazards;
tell how it relates to energy on a electrical system.          Detecting exposure hazards
Calculate load losses and no-load losses of motors, speed      Learning Objectives:
controls, and transformers.                                    Define chemical hazards covered by the Hazard
Evaluate the value of energy-saving devices.                   Communication standard and the two categories into which
                                                               they are divided.
Lesson 4, Conducting a Lighting Survey                         Identify the common physical forms of chemical hazards
Topics:                                                        and the industrial operations that produce or release vapors,
Lighting levels; Lighting survey; Improved switching;          mists, dusts, and fumes.
Reducing lamp size; Improved lighting controls; Task           Name the three basic routes of exposure to health hazards.
lighting; Using natural light                                  Explain the key factors that affect the degree of hazard.
Learning Objectives:                                           Discuss common methods of controlling chemical hazards.
Explain the importance of a good lighting system.              Explain how to detect exposure hazards and symptoms.
Define uniform lighting and selective task lighting and tell
how they affect energy consumption.                            Lesson 3, Material Safety Data Sheets
Determine recommended and actual lighting levels               Topics:
Distinguish between lumens and footcandles as measures         Chemical identification; Physical and chemical data;
of light.                                                      Health and physical hazard information; Fire, explosion,
Give examples of ways in which switching modifications         and reactive hazards; Special protection
can be used to reduce energy consumption.                      Learning Objectives:
Describe several ways to use natural lighting more             Explain the purpose, availability, preparation, and basic
efficiently.                                                   content of MSDSs.

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Give examples of the health hazard information contained        Explain how to hold lathe work in a chuck, and how to
in MSDSs and how it is used.                                    mount and remove a chuck from a lathe.
Give examples of the physical hazard information                Define the term swing as it relates to a lathe.
contained in the MSDSs and how it is used.                      Tell how to hold oddly shaped workpieces on a lathe
Describe typical MSDS instructions on special precautions       Explain when each of the following is used: collet chuck,
and procedures.                                                 steady rest, and follower rest.
                                                                Explain how each of the following is used to hold work on
SERIES 320:          MACHINE SHOP                               a machine table: T-slot bolts and clamps, step blocks,
PRACTICES                                                       V-blocks, C-clamps, angle plates, and planer jacks.
This nine-course Machine Shop Practices Series starts out       Tell when and how to use a vise to hold a workpiece.
with an explanation of the types of tools, then proceeds        List safety precautions for setup tools.
immediately to step-by-step setup directions for turning
and shaping operations. In-depth text materials are             Lesson 4, Setup Measurement
well-illustrated to make every point as clear as possible-all   Topics:
reinforced with the latest programmed learning techniques.      Working drawings; Dimensions; Precision; Tolerance;
                                                                Using a steel rule, micrometer, vernier caliper, sine-bar,
COURSE 315: MACHINE SHOP PRACTICE                               and gauge blocks
Covers the principles of machining, measurement, tool           Learning Objectives:
grinding, and machine shop safety. Discusses the                Explain the importance of having a working drawing when
properties of metals, how to lay out and set up a job, how      machining a part.
to use measuring devices such as the micrometer and             Define the terms section and sectional view.
vernier caliper, and how to read working drawings.              Name the three systems of dimensioning.
Explains how to grind single-and multi-point tools.             Define the terms precision and tolerance.
Available Media:                                                Define the term fit, and compare actual fit, clearance fit,
CD-ROM, VHS                                                     interference fit, and transition fit.
                                                                Name the simplest measuring tool in the shop.
Lesson 1, Principles of Machining                               Explain how to hold and read a micrometer.
Topics:                                                         Tell how to use a vernier caliper, sine-bar, and gauge
Machine tools; Metal cutting tools; Properties of metals;       blocks.
Case hardening; Cutting metals; Cutting fluids; Speeds and
feeds; Chip shape and disposal                                  Lesson 5, How to Grind Single-Point Tools
Learning Objectives:                                            Topics:
Name the two main classes of machine tools.                     Tool materials; Relief angles; Grinders and grinding
Tell how to identify ferrous and nonferrous metals.             wheels; Finishing, grooving, and threading tools;
Explain methods of identifying steels.                          Carbide-tipped tools
Define the following terms: tensile strength, compressive       Learning Objectives:
strength, ductility; and malleability.                          Describe the various materials used for tools.
Explain various heat treating processes used with metals.       Identify the parts of a single--point tool.
List the functions of a cutting fluid.                          List important specifications for single-point cutting tools.
Explain how to change sfpm to rpm.                              Name the two basic types of grinders and explain how they
Describe the information you can gather from chip color         are used to sharpen single-point tools.
and shape.                                                      Explain the standard marking system for grinding wheels.
                                                                Describe the best way to grind carbide-tipped tools.
Lesson 2, Layout Work and Shop Safety
Topics:                                                         Lesson 6, How to Grind Multi-Point Tools
Shop drawings; Scribing lines; Calipers; Measuring angles;      Topics:
Surface plates, gauge; Making a layout; Shop safety             Grinding a drill; Checking lips and relief angles; Thinning
Learning Objectives:                                            the drill web; Milling cutters; Cutter relief, clearance, end
Describe the tools commonly used for layout work in the         mills, and counterbores
machine shop.                                                   Learning Objectives:
Explain the function of a surface plate.                        Describe the construction of a twist drill, including
Define the terms bolt circle, pitch chord, and centerline.      identification of its parts.
List the steps involved in laying out flange holes.             Explain how to perform the following operations when
Explain shop safety practices relating to eye protection,       grinding: check the drill lips, check the relief angles, and
chip removal, and tool handling.                                thin the drill web.
                                                                List the three categories of milling cutters based on the way
Lesson 3, Setup Tools                                           they are mounted on a milling machine.
Topics:                                                         Name the most common type of milling cutter for
Holding devices; Supporting the workpiece; Rests; Step          maintenance work.
blocks; V-blocks; C-clamps; Angle plates; Hold-downs;           Explain how to grind end mills, counterbores, and reamers.
Magnetic chucks; Safety
Learning Objectives:                                            COURSE 316: MACHINE SHOP TURNING
Explain how to hold and drive work held between centers         OPERATIONS
on a lathe.                                                     Covers the major types of lathes and their attachments,
                                                                safety, maintenance, job preparation, and basic lathe

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operations. Discusses all facets of drilling and boring, types   Lesson 5, Threads and Threading
of drills and drill presses, milling machines, and job bores.    Topics:
Explains reaming and reamer terms. Covers threads and            Common thread series; Thread ID; Tapping; Tap sets;
threading.                                                       Drilling a hole to be tapped; Tapping pipe threads;
Available Media:                                                 Threading with dies; Measuring threads
CD-ROM,VHS                                                       Learning Objectives:
                                                                 Describe and state the uses of the following threads:
Lesson 1, Lathes and Attachments                                 National, square, Acme, and Buttress.
Topics:                                                          Explain how the sizing of pipe threads differs from the
Engine lathes; Lathe size, capacity, and parts; Holding          sizing of other threads.
work; Steady and follower rest; Preparing for lathe              Explain when to use each of the following taps: plug, taper,
operation; Safety                                                bottoming, spiral-pointed, spiral-fluted, and fluteless.
Learning Objectives:                                             Tell why cutting fields are used in tapping operations.
Explain the function of each of the following lathe parts:       Explain how to deal with long chips when tapping.
lathe bed, ways, headstock, tailstock, carriage, compound
rest, and spindle.                                               COURSE 317: MACHINE SHOP SHAPING
Name the two dimensions usually used to describe lathe           OPERATIONS
capacity.                                                        Covers types of milling machines and milling operations.
List and describe several methods of holding work in a           Covers spindles, arbors, feed rates, and safety precautions.
lathe.                                                           Discusses shaper and planer operations-setup, maintenance,
Explain the function of a steady rest and follower rest.         and safety procedures. Also introduces grinding, power
Lesson 2, Basic Lathe Operations                                 sawing, and gear cutting operations.
Topics:                                                          Available Media:
Preparing and centering the stock; Aligning and using rests;     CD-ROM,VHS
Cutting speed and feed; Turning operations; Cutting fluids
and coolants                                                     Lesson 1, Milling Operations
Learning Objectives:                                             Topics:
Describe the factors to consider when selecting and              Milling machines; Spindles; Arbors; End mill holders and
preparing a piece of stock for a lathe job.                      collets; Locating the cutter; Spindle speed, feed, and
Explain how to mount eccentric or irregularly shaped             direction; Indexing; Safety
workpieces.                                                      Learning Objectives:
Define the terms cutting speed and feed rate and list factors    Explain the difference between peripheral milling and face
that affect each.                                                milling.
Name two factors that affect the smoothness of a finishing       List the four types of knee-and-column milling machines.
operation.                                                       Explain how each of the knee-and-column machines
Explain the function of cutting fluid in lathe work.             works.
Lesson 3, Drilling and Boring                                    Explain how a workpiece is held on a milling machine.
Topics:                                                          Name and describe the three basic styles of arbor.
Drills and drill presses; Drill numbering and sizing; Setting    Explain how the speed of a milling cutter is measured.
up work; Speed and feed; Drilling compounds; Boring;             Define indexing.
Safety                                                           Lesson 2, Shaping and Planing
Learning Objectives:                                             Topics:
Identify the main parts of a twist drill.                        Shaper tooling; Cutting fluids; Cutting speeds; Setup
Explain the step-by-step procedure for drilling a hole.          procedures; Angular, internal shaping; Planer construction
Demonstrate how to convert speed in surface feet per             and tools; Safety
minute to inches per minute.                                     Learning Objectives:
Describe safety precautions to observe when working with         Compare and contrast shapers and planers.
a drill press.                                                   Explain the processes of shaping and planing.
Describe the boring procedure and tell when it is used           Explain how to select a shaper cutting fluid.
                                                                 Explain how shaper cutting speed is expressed.
Lesson 4, Reaming                                                Explain how to check alignment of the shaper vise and
Topics:                                                          ram.
Carbide-tipped reamers; Selection; Reaming speeds and            Explain how cutting fluids are applied to planer work
feeds; Cutting fluids; Chatter; Troubleshooting;
Counterboring; Spotfacing                                        Lesson 3, Grinding Operations
Learning Objectives:                                             Topics:
Identify the main parts of a reamer                              Grinding machines; Manual grinding; Grinding wheels;
Tell what reaming method is best to use when a very              Mounting, dressing, and truing a grinding wheel; Cutting
accurate hole is required                                        fluids; Grinding faults; Safety
Describe the benefits and uses of the following reamers:         Learning Objectives:
shell, hand, adjustable, expansion, taper, high speed steel,     Define grinding.
and carbide tipped                                               Name the five categories of grinding.
Explain how to remove burrs from the cutting edges or            Explain how to read the marking code on a grinding wheel.
teeth of a reamer                                                Explain how to mount a grinding wheel.
Define counterboring, countersinking, and spotfacing

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Define the terms dressing and truing as related to grinding      Lesson 2, Drilling, Reaming, and Honing
wheels.                                                          Topics:
Explain how cutting fluids id grinding operations.               Workpiece stationary, drill rotating; Workpiece rotating,
List the steps involved in surface grinding.                     drill stationary; Drill press jobs; Radial drill presses; Spot
                                                                 facing tools; Boring bars; Drill bushings and jigs; Reaming;
Lesson 4, Gear Cutting                                           Honing
Topics:                                                          Learning Objectives:
Gear types, terms, and definitions; Diametral pitch; Tooth       Describe the basic drilling process.
calculations; Cutting spur, bevel gear teeth; Repairing a        List drilling procedures for work mounted in a lathe.
gear; Cutting other gears                                        List drilling procedures for work mounted in a drill press.
Learning Objectives:                                             Explain the use of reaming in a lathe and a drill press.
Name the most common and easiest-to-make gear.                   Explain the use of honing and the type of equipment used.
Name the most widely used types of gears in plant
machinery.                                                       Lesson 3, Machining Flat Surfaces
Define the following terms: pitch diameter, circular pitch,      Topics:
diametrial pitch, working depth, and face width.                 Plain, side, straddle, profile, and face milling; Irregular
Explain how to check the first full tooth of a spur gear after   shapes; Slotting; Shaping; Broaching; Surface grinding
cutting.                                                         Learning Objectives:
Describe the pitch line of an involute rack.                     Describe the basic milling process, cutter types, and their
Explain how the teeth of straight bevel gears are cut.           application.
                                                                 List slotting procedures in a milling machine.
Lesson 5, Power Sawing                                           and milling.
Topics:                                                          Define broaching, its application, and the machines used.
Power hacksaws; Blade selection, inspection, and                 Define surface grinding, its application, and the machines
installation; Band saws and blades; Cutting fluids; Straight,    used.
contour, and friction sawing; Safety
Learning Objectives:                                             Lesson 4, Determining Tolerances and Finishes
Explain when and why cutting fluid is required when using        Topics:
a power hacksaw.                                                 Linear dimensions; Tolerances; Limits; Tolerance stackup;
Explain how to select a power hacksaw blade.                     Rough cuts; Allowances for finishing; Finish cuts; Surface
List at least three rules for good hacksawing.                   texture and finish
Contrast the operation of a hacksaw and a band saw.              Learning Objectives:
List the three factors involved in selecting the right band      Define dimensional factors, including linear and angular
saw blade.                                                       dimensions.
Explain the important points of power sawing safety.             Compute tolerances and tolerance stackup.
                                                                 Describe allowance for finishing, including procedures for
COURSE 323: MACHINE SHOP JOB ANALYSIS                            finish cuts.
Covers types of jobs likely to be encountered by the             Compute surface texture in terms of an average used for
maintenance machinist, and describes how the machinist           final machining.
decides which machine(s) to use for particular operations.       Analyze surface finish requirements as specified for the
Shows how to analyze the entire job before selecting the         job.
most efficient sequence of machining operations. Builds on
Courses 315, 316, 317, and is a prerequisite for the             Lesson 5, Variables Affecting Job Efficiency
"hands-on" projects in the courses that follow.                  Topics:
Available Media:                                                 Machinability; Chip formation; Selection and application
CD-ROM,VHS                                                       of cutting fluids; Solid lubricants; Machining efficiency;
                                                                 Selecting tooling/fixtures
Lesson 1, Machining Cylindrical Shapes                           Learning Objectives:
Topics:                                                          Define machinability of workpiece stock, including
Turning; Shoulder facing; Machining fillets; Turning             machining variables, and workpiece variables.
profiles; Knurling; Filing; Facing; Boring; Counterboring;       Explain machinability ratings.
Thread cutting                                                   Select cutting fluids, cutting lubricants, and solid
Learning Objectives:                                             lubricants.
Explain the procedures for turning single and multiple           Describe machining efficiency, including minimal
diameters, including shoulders, fillets, and relief notches.     workpiece setups and standard versus special tooling and
Compute tapers, including the use of the setover method,         fixtures.
compound rest method, and taper attachment method.               Identify the correct machine and cutting tool for a given
Show how to use the cutting tools and machines for               job.
knurling, filing, and polishing.
List the procedures for facing chucked work and work             COURSE         324:      LATHE-TURNING               WORK
mounted between centers on the lathe.                            BETWEEN CENTERS
Describe the procedures for boring and counterboring in a        Takes the trainee through a series of operations on the lathe
lathe and boring mill.                                           to make a student project (a plug gauge). Covers lathe
                                                                 setup, rough turning procedures, finish turning, and
                                                                 chamfering. Next covers shouldering, knurling, and

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notching operations. Finishes with external thread cutting      Explain how to turn a taper using the tailstock setover
and marker tapers.                                              method.
Available Media:                                                Describe how to turn a taper using a taper attachment.
CD-ROM,VHS                                                      Turn a taper using the compound rest method.
                                                                Tell how to use the dial test indicator and vernier bevel
Lesson 1, Lathe Setup and Workpiece Preparation                 protractor for close tolerances.
Setting up the lathe; Installing the faceplate and lathe dog;   COURSE 325: LATHE-MACHINING WORK IN A
Live and dead centers; Facing ends; Test running; Tool          CHUCK
selection and mounting; Speed and feed                          A sequential follow-up to Course 324 on lathe operation,
Learning Objectives:                                            covers chuck installation, boring and counterboring
Describe how to select a work mounting method.                  operations, thread cutting, and taper boring. Continues into
Install a faceplate and lathe dog in a lathe.                   special lathe operations that use faceplates, angle plates,
Select and mount a cutting tool for facing the ends of a        and boring bars. Provides several real "hands-on" projects.
workpiece.                                                      Available Media:
Explain how the optimum speed and feed are selected.            CD-ROM,VHS
Face the ends of the workpiece.
                                                                Lesson 1, Lathe Setup and Workpiece Preparation
Lesson 2, Rough and Finish Turning                              Topics:
Topics:                                                         Chuck size selection; Installing a chuck and work in a
Selecting and aligning the cutting tool; Speed and feed         chuck; Correcting misalignment; Using 3-jaw, 4-jaw,
selection; Trial cuts; Rough and finish turning; Setting        collets chuck, and mandrels; Removing chuck
controls; Chamfering                                            Learning Objectives:
Learning Objectives:                                            Select and install a chuck.
Align the cutting tool with the workpiece.                      Install and center work in a chuck.
Take a trial cut on the workpiece.                              Use a 3-jaw and 4-jaw chuck.
Rough turn the workpiece.                                       Use a collet chuck.
Finish turn the workpiece.                                      Use a mandrel.
Chamfer edges of the workpiece.                                 Lesson 2, Rough Turning and Finish Turning
Lesson 3, Shouldering, Knurling, and Notching                   Tool selection, installation, and alignment; Setting speed
Topics:                                                         and feed; Rough turning; Cutting fluids; Longitudinal feed;
Laying off shoulders; Caliper; Scriber; Turning filleted        Rough and finish turning; Facing
shoulders, large fillets, and square shoulders; Round-nose      Learning Objectives:
cutter; Notching; Knurling; Polishing                           Select, install, and align both a facing tool and a turning
Learning Objectives:                                            tool.
Describe how to lay off shoulders using the caliper, scriber,   Set the correct speed and feed for facing and turning.
and parting tool methods.                                       Rough turn a workpiece.
Turn a filleted shoulder on the workpiece.                      Finish turn a workpiece.
Explain how to notch a workpiece with a parting tool.           Face a shoulder
Knurl the workpiece.
Perform a polishing and filing operation between centers.       Lesson 3, Boring and Counterboring
Lesson 4, Cutting External Threads                              Boring tool design; Installing a boring bar and bit;
Topics:                                                         Adjusting cross feed; Rough boring; Coolants; Finish
Lathe thread-cutting parts; Lead screw; Split nuts; Screw       boring; Counterboring
thread features; Thread-cutting tools; Dial indicator;          Learning Objectives:
Setting speed and depth of cut                                  Select and install a boring bar and bit.
Learning Objectives:                                            Select the speed and feed for boring and counterboring.
Prepare and mount the workpiece.                                Make a trial cut
Describe screw thread features.                                 Rough bore and finish bore a workpiece.
Explain in detail how threads are cut on a lathe.               Counterbore a workpiece.
Set the thread cutting speed and use the thread dial
indicator.                                                      Lesson 4, Cutting Internal Threads and Boring Tapers
Determine the total depth of cut and take a trial and finish    Topics:
cut on the workpiece.                                           Tool selection; Installing, aligning, and threading the
                                                                workpiece; Checking finished threads; Boring tapers
Lesson 5, Turning Tapers Between Centers                        Learning Objectives:
Topics:                                                         Select, install, and align a thread-cutting tool.
Taper calculation; Laying off; Tailstock setover; Taper         Machine internal threads in a workpiece.
attachment; Taper turning; Machining the taper; Using the       Check finished threads.
dial indicator and bevel protractor                             Bore a taper using the compound-rest method.
Learning Objectives:                                            Bore a taper using the taper-attachment method.
Designate standard types of tapers as well as calculate
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Lesson 5, Holding Irregular and Oversize Workpieces             Lesson 4, Straddle, Side, and Face Milling
Topics:                                                         Topics:
Mounting workpiece on a faceplate; Using faceplate jaws,        Selecting, mounting, and aligning the cutters; Machine
clamps, and angle plates; Facing large diameters;               setup; Making the first cut; Using trig functions for the
Specialized mandrel; Boring                                     final cut; Face milling
Learning Objectives:                                            Learning Objectives:
Mount and true a faceplate.                                     Select, set up, and align straddle milling cutters on a Style
Use faceplate clamps and jaws.                                  B arbor.
Hold work on an angle plate.                                    Straddle mill a workpiece.
Mount work on the lathe carriage for boring.                    Cut an angular step using a side milling cutter.
                                                                Face the side of a workpiece with a shell end mill.
COURSE 326: BASIC MILLING PROCEDURES                            Face a broad workpiece surface using a face mill.
Covers the setup and use of the horizontal milling machine,
and describes the functions of basic cutters and attachments.   Lesson 5, Milling Keyseats, Squares, and Flats
Uses "hands-on" projects so trainees actually gain              Topics:
experience on the milling machine. Includes a                   Keyseats for square and woodruff keys; Selecting and
work-holding fixture project that can have practical value      installing the cutter; Depth of cut; Speeds and feeds; Using
in the shop when finished.                                      automatic feed controls; Milling squares on round work;
Available Media:                                                Milling tangs and flats
CD-ROM,VHS                                                      Learning Objectives:
                                                                Select and install a standard Woodruff keyseat cutter.
Lesson 1, Using the Horizontal Milling Machine                  Mill a keyseat with rounded ends (for a square key) and a
Topics:                                                         Woodruff keyseat (for a Woodruff key) in a workpiece.
Milling machine parts and functions; Vertical milling           Make a plunge cut with a two-fluted end mill.
attachments; Speed and feed; Depth of cut; Lubricants;          Mill a square on the end of a shaft.
coolants                                                        Mill a tang and a flat on a cylindrical workpiece.
Learning Objectives:
Identify the major parts of a universal horizontal milling      COURSE 327: INDEXED MILLING PROCEDURES
machine and their functions.                                    Covers the use of the dividing head. Covers plain,
Define the use of a vertical milling attachment.                differential, and angular indexing. Explains the use of the
Compute the milling spindle speed and the machine table         dividing head for milling hexagons. Proceeds to the cutting
feed rate.                                                      of spur gears, helical gears, and cams.
Install and align a workpiece in a V-block.                     Available Media:
Install and align a workpiece in a milling machine vise.        CD-ROM,VHS

Lesson 2, Slab Milling Procedures                               Lesson 1, Using the Dividing Head
Topics:                                                         Topics:
Slab milling cutters; Installing the arbor and cutter; Speed    Indexing; Dividing head; Indexing fractions of a turn and
and feed selection; Depth of cut; Alignment; Trial cut;         parts of a degree; Sector arms; Selecting an index plate;
Rough milling; Finish milling cut                               Angular and differential indexing
Learning Objectives:                                            Learning Objectives:
Select and install a slab milling cutter on a Style B arbor.    Describe indexing and its uses.
Install a Style B arbor with cutter, spacers, key, and          Identify the parts of a dividing head.
bearing sleeve into a horizontal milling machine.               List the four types of indexing you can do with a dividing
Complete a rough slab milling cut on a workpiece.               head.
Complete a finish slab milling cut on a workpiece.              Explain how to use sector arms to index fractions of a turn.
                                                                Select the right index plate for the job.
Lesson 3, Milling Slots and Angles
Topics:                                                         Lesson 2, Dividing Head Setup
Aligning cutter and workpiece; Milling a slot; Angle            Topics:
milling; Angular milling with a vertical milling attachment;    Dividing head center, driver, and chuck; Milling hexagons;
Milling a dovetail                                              Side and straddle milling; Setting up the dividing head;
Learning Objectives:                                            Indexing the workpiece
Mill a slot with the cutter in a horizontal and a vertical      Learning Objectives:
spindle position.                                               Mount a dividing head on a milling machine table.
Use a T-slot cutter in both a horizontal and vertical spindle   Mount work between a dividing head and footstock.
position.                                                       Mount work in a dividing head chuck.
Angle mill a bevel from both a horizontal and vertical          Index and side mill or straddle mill a hexagonal workpiece.
spindle position.                                               Use the dividing head to index a series of holes in a circle.
Use adapters for shank-type cutters.
Cut a female dovetail in a workpiece using a dovetail           Lesson 3, Milling Spur Gears
cutter.                                                         Topics:
                                                                Milling spur gear teeth; Concentricity; Aligning the
                                                                workpiece; Setting up the dividing head; Indexing with a
                                                                rotary table; Gear tooth calipers; Helical milling; Helix

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angle and pitch                                                 Demonnstrate how to set up a workpiece and make a cut on
Learning Objectives:                                            a horzontal bandsaw.
Index spur gear teeth on a gear blank.                          Describe the safety precautions to be taken when working
Use formulas to compute gear tooth dimensions.                  with a vertical bandsaw.
Select the correct cutter for specific spur gear tooth          Explain how to make an internal cut using the vertical
dimensions.                                                     bandsaw.
Explain how to use a rotary table.                              Demonstrate how to reweld the band of a vertical bandsaw.
Use the measuring over pins technique to check the
dimensions of gears.                                            Lesson 2, Drilling Operations
Define the terms helix, helix lead, helix angle, and helix      Topics:
pitch.                                                          Drill press types and components; Sample drill press
                                                                project-preparation, drilling corner, mounting, dowel holes,
Lesson 4, Helical Milling                                       sawing out the center
Topics:                                                         Learning Objectives:
Using idler gears; Milling helical flutes; Indexing;            Name three types of drilling machines in common machine
Selecting and aligning the cutter; Setting depth of cut;        shop use.
Milling a helical gear                                          List the main features of a sensitive drill press.
Learning Objectives:                                            Describe the factors used to select the best drill for a given
Use change gears to vary the lead of the milling machine.       job.
Describe the purpose of idler gears.                            Describe correct, safe practices for changing drill bits.
Compute the lead of a helix.                                    Explain how to achieve the most efficient order of drill
Index and mill helical teeth on a cutter.                       press operations.
Index and mill helical gears                                    Demonstrate how to set a workpiece perfectly level on a
                                                                drill press table.
Lesson 5, Milling Cams                                          Demonstrate how to select the correct speeds and feed rates
Topics:                                                         for a drill press.
Cam functions; Nonpositive and positive cam systems;
Uniform motion, harmonic cam systems; Incremental-cut           Lesson 3, Operating a Horizontal Shaper
method                                                          Topics:
                                                                Shaping machines; Shaper tables; Tool head and clapper
Learning Objectives:                                            box; Cutting tools; Work-holding devices; Sample project;
Describe positive and nonpositive cam systems.                  Shaping slants and slots
Define radial cam terms such as cam lobe, uniform rise,         Learning Objectives:
cam rise, and cam lead.                                         List four specific uses for a horizontal shaper.
Mill a uniform-rise cam.                                        Describe the safety precautions to be taken when working
Mill a short-lead cam.                                          with or around a shaper.
Mill a multilobe cam.                                           Demonstrate how to mount a block-shaped workpiece in a
Explain how to use the incremental-cut method to mill a         shaper vise.
nonuniform rise cam.                                            Explain how to calculate and set the proper stroke rate on a
COURSE 328: MULTIPLE-MACHINE                                    Demonstrate how to set length of stroke and correctly
Procedures Previous courses have dealt largely with the         position the ram over the workpiece.
operation of two major machine tools, the lathe and the         Demonstrate how to indicate-in on a horizontal shaper.
milling machine. This course picks up some of the other
machines found in a machine shop, some of which may be          Lesson 4, Grinding Operations
used infrequently, but which nevertheless require specific      Topics:
skills to operate. In most cases, simple projects are           Surface grinder; Preparation; Grinding basic flat, parallel
described to give trainees experience working with these        surfaces; Cylindrical grinder; Grinding parallel diameters
machines.                                                       and square shoulders
Available Media:                                                Learning Objectives:
CD-ROM,VHS                                                      Explain the purpose of a surface grinder
                                                                Demonstrate how to dress and true a grinding wheel.
Lesson 1, Power Sawing                                          Demonstrate how to set up a workpiece on a surface
Topics:                                                         grinder, and grind its surfaces to specified dimensions.
Power hacksaw; Vertical and horizontal bandsaw; Band            Explain the purpose of a cylindrical grinder.
installation; Setup; Making the cut; Safety; Filing; Internal   Demonstrate how to set up a workpiece between centers on
cutting; Welding the band                                       a cylindrical grinder.
Learning Objectives:                                            Describe the processes of traverse grinding, plunge
List the three main types of power saws commonly used in        grinding, and bumping the shoulder.
maintenance machine shops and describe their appropriate        Calculate the rpm settings for the wheel of a cylindrical
uses.                                                           grinder and for the workpiece, given the sfpm.
Explain the primary difference between a hacksaw and a          Describe safety procedures for both types of grinders.
Demonstrate how to install the band on a horizontal             Lesson 5, Boring Mill Operations
bandsaw.                                                        Topics:

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Horizontal boring mill types; Boring tools and cutters;          Describe the design and placement of blade, brush, and
Setup and alignment; Holding the workpiece; Trial cut;           plow belt cleaners and the applications for which each one
Mill operations                                                  would be used.
Learning Objectives:                                             Name and describe the different types of blade belt
Describe three different types of horizontal boring mills.       cleaners.
Explain the purpose of a rotary table, a line boring bar, slot   Describe the process of belt cleaning by rollover.
blocks, a drawbolt, and a continuous-feed (cross-slide)          Explain how devices such as wing pulleys, self-cleaning
head.                                                            return idlers, and deck plates function as parts of a belt
Explain how a boring bar is aligned on center of an              cleaning system.
existing hole in the workpiece.                                  Describe the appropriate safety precautions to take when
Describe how a facing operation works on a horizontal            installing or maintaining belt cleaners.
boring mill.                                                     List the essential features of preventive maintenance and
                                                                 inspection for a belt cleaning system.
SERIES 330:             MATERIAL            HANDLING
SYSTEMS                                                          Lesson 4, Feed and Discharge Devices
COURSE 331: BULK-HANDLING CONVEYORS                              Topics:
Covers belt conveyors that carry coal, sand, gravel, grain       Factors in loading and discharge; Skirting devices;
and other loose materials. Acquaints the trainee with the        Hoppers and accessories; Loading and discharge chutes;
terminology, basic structure, and operation of these             Spouting; Inspection; Troubleshooting
systems. Includes detailed coverage of belts, belt cleaners,
idlers, and feed/discharge devices, as well as an
explanation of how to install, maintain, replace, and            Learning Objectives:
troubleshoot these components.                                   Explain two important factors in efficient conveyor loading
Available Media:                                                 and how they are affected by the two ways (directions) in
CD-ROM,VHS                                                       which belt conveyors are loaded.
                                                                 Describe the construction and the purpose of skirtboards.
Lesson 1, Conveyor Components                                    Differentiate between a deadbed and a bed of fines and
Topics:                                                          detail the use of both in chute loading of conveyors.
Conveyor profiles, pulleys, and idlers; Bulk-handling            Name and explain the operation of three special types of
conveyor belts; Conveyor drive packages; Support                 discharge spouts.
Learning Objectives:                                             Lesson 5, Safety and Troubleshooting
Describe the basic operation of a bulk-handling belt             Topics:
conveyor and identify its major components.                      Loading and discharge points; Emergency controls;
Name and explain the function of the different pulleys used      Preparing for maintenance; Common problems, possible
in belt conveyors.                                               remedies
Describe     four   popular     conveyor      drive-package      Learning Objectives:
arrangements.                                                    Differentiate between a conveyor profile and a system
Explain the purpose and the operation of at least four of the    profile.
support components of a bulk-handling belt conveyor.             Point out the special hazards for workers at conveyor
                                                                 loading and discharge points.
Lesson 2, Bulk-Conveyor Belting                                  Explain the function and operation of the following
Topics:                                                          emergency controls: electrical interlocks, backstops, level
Belt plies; Storing and handling belts; Installation;            switches, pull-cords, and conveyor belt alignment switches.
Squaring ends, cutting; Belt fasteners; Vulcanized splicing;     Name at least five safety measures employees should take
Tensioning, repairing, and replacing the belt;                   to protect themselves when working on or near
Troubleshooting                                                  bulk-handling conveyors.
Learning Objectives:                                             Describe the three-step procedure for preventing accidental
Describe the composition and structure of the three              startup of a conveyor during maintenance work.
components of a bulk-handling conveyor belt.                     Name at least one specific shore or safety caution required
State correct storage and handling procedures for bulk           in maintenance work on each of the following: belts, idlers,
conveyor belts.                                                  pulleys, and drive systems.
Detail the installation of a belt in a bulk conveyor system,     Identify common problems (and their probable causes)
including splicing and tensioning.                               found in troubleshooting idlers, pulleys, takeup bearings,
Name the five points that require special attention in a         and conveyor drives.
preventive maintenance program for a belt conveyor
system.                                                          SERIES 340: MECHANICAL
Lesson 3, Belt Cleaners and Idlers                               Building on the ten courses of the Mechanical Systems
Topics:                                                          Series, these additional seven courses concentrate on
Blade, brush, and plow type belt cleaners; Cleaning by           practical procedures for installation, maintenance, and
rollover; Deck plates; Return idlers; Wing pulleys; PM,          replacement. Many troubleshooting guides are included.
inspection, and troubleshooting
Learning Objectives:

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COURSE            341:     MECHANICAL             DRIVE           Tell how an enclosed gear drive should be mounted on the
MAINTENANCE                                                       floor.
Covers alignment, particularly coupling alignment.                Tell how an enclosed gear drive should be mounted on the
Includes installation and maintenance of mechanical drives,       framework of a driven machine.
from chain drives to enclosed gear drives.                        Describe the two methods of lubrication used in enclosed
Available Media:                                                  gear drives.
CD-ROM,VHS                                                        Explain what should be done during the initial run-in, the
                                                                  one-week check, and the thirty-day check.
Lesson 1, Chain Drives                                            List four steps you should take to protect an enclosed gear
Topics:                                                           drive that is to be put into storage.
Installing and aligning shafts; Mounting the drive sprockets      Identify typical nameplate data.
and chain; Test running; Lubrication; PM; Chain storage;
Troubleshooting; Safety                                           Lesson 5, Drive Couplings
Learning Objectives:                                              Topics:
List four types of chain drives.                                  Installing and aligning shaft couplings; Expansion
Describe the procedure for aligning the driving and driven        allowance; Lubrication; No-load testing; Installing
shafts.                                                           universal joints; PM
Distinguish between bored sprockets and bushed sprockets          Learning Objectives:
and tell how each is mounted.                                     List three purposes of a coupling.
Tell how a drive chain is mounted on the sprockets.               List the three basic types of coupling.
List four methods of lubrication for chain drives.                Explain how to check both the angular and the parallel
Explain both no-load and full-load test running procedures.       alignment of shafts.
Describe the causes of fatigue breaks, tensile breaks, rapid      Tell how a dial indicator is used in precision coupling
chain wear, roller wear, and side plate spreading.                alignment.
                                                                  Calculate shim thickness required to align couplings in an
Lesson 2, Belt Drives                                             angular plane.
Topics:                                                           Distinguish between couplings that need lubrication and
Installing and aligning drives; Mounting sheaves and              those that do not.
pulleys; Installing and adjusting V-belts; Idler sheaves; Flat,   Describe how shaft couplings, spacer couplings, floating
positive belt drives; Maintenance                                 shaft couplings, and universal joints are installed.
Learning Objectives:
List the three general types of belt drive and explain how        COURSE 342: MECHANICAL AND FLUID DRIVE
they work.                                                        SYSTEMS
Tell how sheaves and pulleys are mounted and aligned on           Covers further details of drive maintenance, including
their shafts.                                                     brakes, clutches, and adjustable-speed drives. Also covers
Explain why all the belts in a multi-belt drive must be           maintenance and troubleshooting of fluid drives and
replaced at the same time.                                        package drive systems.
Describe two ways of taking up slack in a stretched V-belt.       Available Media:
List three ways of splicing the ends of a flat belt together.     CD-ROM,VHS
Differentiate between the way positive-drive belts and
other types of belt transmit power.                               Lesson 1, Mechanical Brakes and Clutches
Lesson 3, Open Gear Devices                                       Installing mechanical clutches and brakes; Preparing
Topics:                                                           shafting; Initial lubrication; Providing the power supply;
Aligning and preparing shafts; Handling and mounting              Test running; PM; Safety
gears; Lubricating open gearing; Preventive maintenance;          Learning Objectives:
Troubleshooting; Safety                                           Explain how friction-type and jaw-type clutches differ in
Learning Objectives:                                              construction.
Explain why open gearing requires special provisions for          Name the precautions that should be taken when mounting
feeding lubricating oil to its parts.                             body on a shaft.
Describe how to align parallel shafts, intersecting               Explain how to test-run a mechanical clutch with no load.
right-angle shafts, and nonintersecting right-angle shafts.       Explain how to install a mechanical brake.
Describe the procedure for aligning worm gearing.                 Describe the results of improper alignment between driving
List some of the problems a visual inspection of gearing          and driven shafts.
can uncover.                                                      Identify the problems that may be indicated by chatter and
Describe the appearance and causes of wear, abrasion,             excessive noise.
corrosion, scoring, pitting, spalling, cold flowing, fatigue
breaks, and cracked rims and webs.                                Lesson 2, Electric Brakes and Clutches
Lesson 4, Enclosed Gear Drives                                    Single- and multiple-disc friction clutch; Tooth-type,
Topics:                                                           hysteresis, eddy-current, and magnetic particle clutch; Heat
Preparing the foundation; Installation; Lubrication; Test         dissipation; PM; Wiring; Safety
running; PM; Troubleshooting                                      Learning Objectives:
Learning Objectives:                                              Describe how single-disc and multiple-disc friction
                                                                  clutches operate.

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Explain how the principle of hysteresis is applied in             Covers plain bearings, their parts, dimensions, functions,
electric clutches.                                                and relining techniques. Continues with installation and
List the three basic components of magnetic particle clutch.      replacement of antifriction bearings. Also covers linear
Differentiate between the static torque, pickup torque, and       motion bearings and shaft seals.
average torque of a clutch.                                       Available Media:
Identify the problems that may arise in a clutch if its heat is   CD-ROM,VHS
not dissipated.
Define decay time, pull-in time, and response time.               Lesson 1, Plain Bearings
Lesson 3, Adjustable-Speed Drives                                 Lining material characteristics; Prefab and poured bearing
Topics:                                                           liners; Measuring the bore; Installation; Lubrication;
Storage and protection of enclosed drives; Handling and           Removal; Troubleshooting
leveling enclosed drives; Repairing shafting; Vibration;          Learning Objectives:
Lubrication; Test running; PM; Safety                             Name the important dimensions of a plain bearing.
Learning Objectives:                                              State the source for learning the proper running clearance
List the precautions necessary to provide extra protection        in a plain-bearing installation and describe how to measure
for open-type drives.                                             running clearance.
Describe how to install an enclosed-type drive on a               State the characteristics of bearing and liner material and
concrete floor.                                                   explain how they influence the choice of bearing for a
Explain how to prepare the shafting when installing a new         given application.
enclosed drive.                                                   Discuss the steps involved in fabricating a poured babbitt
Describe the initial lubrication of new adjustable-speed          bearing liner and obtaining the correct finished-bore
drives.                                                           dimensions.
Describe how to test-run an adjustable-speed drive under          State the purpose and general principles of plain-bearing
no load and full load conditions.                                 installation.
Name some of the safety rules for working on an adjustable        List important factors to consider when selecting the
drive.                                                            correct lubricant for a given plain-bearing installation.
                                                                  Identify the symptoms of bearing trouble and describe how
Lesson 4, Fluid Drives                                            to remedy each situation.
Constant and variable-speed couplings; Torque converters;         Lesson 2, Installing Antifriction Bearings
Coupling drive arrangements; Installing fluid couplings;          Topics:
PM, Safety                                                        Inspecting the bearing and bearing seat; Bearing seating
Learning Objectives:                                              methods; Cold mount techniques; Temperature mount;
Explain how a fluid drive works.                                  Lubrication; Inspection
Describe how constant-speed couplings differ from                 Learning Objectives:
variable-speed couplings.                                         Describe proper procedures in handling, storing, cleaning,
Trace the fluid path through a torque converter using either      and inspecting antifriction bearings.
a drawing or a cutaway.                                           Explain how to measure, inspect, and condition a shaft
Describe the various ways of mounting a fluid coupling.           bearing seat prior to installing a new bearing.
Explain how to cool the fluid in large couplings.                 Tell where pressure should be applied to force a ball
Discuss preventive maintenance procedures for couplings.          bearing onto a shaft.
                                                                  Name the two dimensions that are important in mounting a
Lesson 5, Complete Drive Systems                                  tapered-bore bearing on a shaft.
Topics:                                                           Describe the steps involved in correctly seating an
Drive with coupling and roller chain, with two flexible           antifriction bearing.
couplings, and with right-angle shafts; Installation; PM;         Discuss how an adapter is used to mount a bearing on a
Troubleshooting; Safety                                           shaft.
Learning Objectives:                                              Describe the steps to take when using a hot-oil bath to heat
List the components used in a typical drive system.               a bearing for mounting.
Name the part of a drive system in which most of the speed        Name the three major signals of bearing failure in
reduction occurs.                                                 antifriction bearings.
Describe the construction and operation of a shaft-mounted
drive.                                                            Lesson 3, Removing and Replacing Antifriction Bearings
List the protective devices for a drive.                          Topics:
Explain the proper maintenance procedures for a drive             Retainers and seals; Press and impact bearing removal;
system.                                                           Removal with mechanical pullers and heat; Cleaning,
Describe the steps to be taken when troubleshooting a drive       inspecting, and replacing bearings
system.                                                           Learning Objectives:
                                                                  Describe the correct procedures for removing bearing seals
                                                                  and retaining devices from a bearing assembly.
                                                                  Describe the impact bearing removal technique.
COURSE 343: BEARING                 AND     SHAFT       SEAL      Explain how to use an aluminum heating ring to mount and
MAINTENANCE                                                       dismount the inner ring of a cylindrical roller bearing.

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Discuss the steps involved in inspecting and cleaning used       Compute the amount of work done when given values for
bearings.                                                        force and distance.
Describe the procedures for remounting sound used                Name the two types of energy.
bearings.                                                        Check a pump's capacity by determining the NPSHA of the
Explain how to replace a shaft seal.                             system.
List the safety precautions that are essential to working        Compute the brake horsepower required to drive a pump
with bearings.                                                   under given conditions.
                                                                 Explain how to prime a fluid-handling pump.
Lesson 4, Mounted Antifriction Bearings
Topics:                                                          Lesson 2, Maintaining Packing and Seals
Seals; Housings; Bearing inserts and mounting devices;           Topics:
Shaft misalignment; Installation; Pillow block lubrication;      Selecting packing material; Removing old, installing new
Maintenance                                                      packing;      Mechanical     seals;     Maintenance      and
Learning Objectives:                                             troubleshooting
Name the three major types of housings or mounts for             Learning Objectives:
bearings.                                                        Identify the two major functions of packing and seals.
Name the major components of a mounted antifriction              Explain the selection and installation of packing rings on a
bearing.                                                         pump shaft.
Describe the two basic types of bearing seal and name the        Identify the components of typical mechanical seals.
advantages of each.                                              Name at least three advantages of mechanical seals over
List the different methods of securing insert bearings to the    packing.
shaft and describe the mounting methods involved.                Describe how to install a mechanical seal on a pump shaft.
Discuss shaft alignment and describe bearing design              Discuss the care and maintenance of packing and seals.
factors that compensate for misalignment.
Explain why most bearing/shaft assemblies have one free          Lesson 3, Maintaining Centrifugal Pumps
and one fixed bearing.                                           Topics:
List factors to consider when selecting bearing lubricants       Installing the pump; Preparing the foundation; Checking
for pillow blocks.                                               alignment; Inspection; Common problems; Cavitation;
Lesson 5, Linear Motion Bearings and Shaft Seals                 Ring seizure; Overheating
Topics:                                                          Learning Objectives:
Installing and lubricating ball bearing screw; Shaft seals;      Explain how to align and level a pump on its base.
Temperature effects; Shaft, housing, and seal installation       Explain the needs for and uses of auxiliary pump drives.
and removal; Troubleshooting                                     Identify the major symptom of faulty packing.
Learning Objectives:                                             Identify the major symptom of cavitation on a pump
Name the major components of a ball bearing screw.               impeller.
Describe the major differences between a ball bearing            Describe the causes and remedies of common centrifugal
screw and an acme screw.                                         pump problems.
Describe the main purpose of a ball bearing screw and give       Tell how to conduct a periodic inspection of the major
an example of a typical application.                             pump components.
Describe the installation procedures for a ball bearing
screw.                                                           Lesson 4, Overhauling Centrifugal Pumps
Name the differences between contact and labyrinth seals         Topics:
and explain what creates the sealing action in each.             Preparation; Moving, disassembling, reassembling, and
List the factors that determine the choice of shaft seal.        reinstalling a pump; Inspecting parts; Checking clearances
Describe how to install a lip seal on a shaft, including shaft   Learning Objectives:
preparation.                                                     Describe the procedures involved in disassembling,
Name the major problem that arises with lip seals and list       inspecting, reassembling, and reinstalling a centrifugal
at least four conditions that can cause it.                      pump.
                                                                 Explain how to check the runout of a pump shaft.
COURSE 344: PUMP INSTALLATION AND                                Explain how to check the clearances between stationary
MAINTENANCE                                                      rings and the impeller or rotating rings.
Covers basic pumping concepts. Describes required                Describe how to make a new housing gasket.
maintenance of packing and seals. Covers maintenance and
overhaul of centrifugal pumps. Concludes with                    Lesson 5, Maintaining Rotary Pumps
maintenance of rotary pumps.                                     Topics:
Available Media:                                                 Installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting rotary pumps;
CD-ROM,VHS                                                       Aligning pump and piping; Direction of rotation; Startup;
                                                                 Scheduling inspections; PM
Lesson 1, Basic Pumping Concepts                                 Learning Objectives:
Topics:                                                          Identify the differences between the different types of
Available and required NPSH; Checking pump capacity;             rotary pumps.
Computing pump power requirements; Operational factors;          Trace the path of fluid through a rotary pump.
Priming a pump                                                   Identify the major problem areas in a rotary pump.
Learning Objectives:                                             Explain how to troubleshoot some of the common
                                                                 problems of rotary pumps.

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Create a maintenance schedule for inspections and a              Explain squareness and its importance in a welded piping
record-keeping log.                                              system.
                                                                 Name the major assembly considerations when fabricating
COURSE 345: MAINTENANCE PIPEFITTING                              flanged connections for a rolling offset installation.
Covers components and terminology used in piping                 Given a schematic drawing of this installation, compute the
systems. Also covers terminology, measurement, and               hole compensation angle to be used when positioning the
maintenance of threaded, welded, and plastic piping              flange for welding.
systems.     Explains     the     use   of    pipefitting        Name at least one accessory used to help align two sections
accessories-supports, traps, filters and strainers, and          of pipe for welding.
expansion joints.                                                Given a length of pipe and a slip-on flange with a raised
Available Media:                                                 face, align and weld the pipe and flange.
                                                                 Lesson 4, Plastic Piping Systems
Lesson 1, Piping Dimensions and Terminology                      Topics:
Topics:                                                          Thermoplastic, thermosetting pipe, Advantages and
Piping standards, dimensions, and symbols; Pipe fittings;        disadvantages of plastic pipe; Installation; Troubleshooting
Flanges; Using dimensional tables; Calculating length;           Learning Objectives:
Straight and rolling offsets                                     Name the materials used for plastic pipes and fittings.
Learning Objectives:                                             Name at least one advantage of plastic piping.
State whether ID or OD identifies a given nominal pipe           Name the two most common materials used to make
size.                                                            thermosetting plastic pipe.
Given a nominal pipe size and a copy of the American             Given two lengths of thermosetting plastic pipe,
Standard Code for Pressure Piping, find the wall thickness       demonstrate how to join then with a bell and spigot joint.
of a pipe of a given schedule number.                            Name at least one limitation of plastic piping.
Name at least four kinds of pipe fittings.                       Demonstrate how to align and install fittings on a length of
Given a schematic drawing of a piping system, identify all       plastic pipe.
fittings used in the system.
Given a drawing showing three lengths of pipe with and           Lesson 5, Pipefitting Accessories
without fittings installed, correctly name the application       Topics:
dimension for measuring the pipe length.                         Hangers and supports; Special mountings; Steam trap
Given a schematic drawing showing two parallel horizontal        installation and cleaning; Filter, strainer, and separator
pipe runs with a 45° run connection, identify the travel, set,   installation and cleaning; Expansion joints
and face-to-face length.                                         Learning Objectives:
                                                                 Name the three classes of piping supports and hangers.
Lesson 2, Threaded Piping Systems                                Explain which two types of pipe hangers are most often
Topics:                                                          used to reduce line vibration and shock.
Thread terminology; Measuring pipe threads; Measuring,           Explain the factors to be considered when installing pipe
cutting, threading, and finishing pipe; Sealants; Assembly;      hangers for different applications.
Emergency repair                                                 Name the piping system components used to compensate
Learning Objectives:                                             for pipe length changes due to temperature changes.
Given a descriptive number, identify the pipe size, thread       Explain the factors to be considered when locating (spacing)
type, and number of threads per inch on a threaded pipe.         pipe hangers in a system.
Given a length of unthreaded pipe and required thread            in locating them.
specifications, thread one end of the pipe to meet the           Explain the purpose of a line filter.
Given a length of threaded pipe and two threaded fittings,       COURSE 346: TUBING AND HOSE SYSTEM
prepare the parts, apply the proper compound, and                MAINTENANCE
assemble the components.                                         Covers tubing specifications, materials, and fittings.
State the important parts of a pipe thread.                      Explains procedures used for handling, bending, cutting,
Given actual dimensions for travel and set of a threaded         and installing tubing. Gives basics of tubing in a hydraulic
pipe and fitting assembly, use established dimensional           system. Describes hose systems and their functions.
tables to compute the total length of replacement pipe           Concludes with gaskets, sealants, and adhesives.
needed.                                                          Available Media:
Lesson 3, Welded Piping Systems
Topics:                                                          Lesson 1, Tubing Fundamentals
Welded pipe fittings; Welding rings; System alignment;           Topics:
Preparing the work; Squaring the flange; Weld cracks;            Tubing specifications and materials; Fittings; Handling,
Inspection; Repair                                               cutting, bending, sawing, filing, and deburring tubing;
Learning Objectives:                                             Calculating tubing length
Explain what steps to take to prepare lengths of pipe for        Learning Objectives:
butt and fillet welding.                                         Compare and contrast tubing and pipe.
Name the welding ring material used with stainless steel or      List factors to be considered when selecting tubing for a
nickel alloy piping.                                             specific application.
                                                                 State a common application of various tubing materials.

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Describe various fittings and tell how to select the proper      Explain the uses of gasket coatings, tapes, and strips.
fitting for a given tube.                                        Describe the application of sealants and adhesives in gasket
Tell why is it sometimes necessary to anneal tubing.             joints.
List the steps to follow when cutting, sawing, and
deburring tubing.                                                COURSE 347: VALVE MAINTENANCE AND
Explain how to calculate tubing length accurately.               PIPING SYSTEM PROTECTION
List the steps involved in bending a given length of tubing.     Covers maintenance and operation of gate, globe, ball, plug,
                                                                 check, and special-purpose valves. Details actuators and
Lesson 2, Installing Tubing                                      various accessories. Explains valve selection based on
Topics:                                                          application. Describes methods of protecting piping
Determining size; Soldered, brazed, flared, and flareless        systems.
fittings; Flaring tubing; Installing compression fittings;       Available Media:
Supports; Maintenance                                            CD-ROM,VHS
Learning Objectives:
Define the service conditions that must be taken into            Lesson 1, Valve Maintenance
account when selecting tubing.                                   Topics:
List the properties and typical uses of various types of         Threaded, welded, brazed, and flanged connections;
fittings.                                                        Installing and repairing gate, globe, angle, ball, plug, and
Explain the procedures involved in soldering and brazing.        check valves
Name several types of flaring tools and explain how they         Learning Objectives:
are used.                                                        Discuss the factors that affect the selection of valve
Explain how to install flared and flareless fittings.            materials.
Tell how and why tubing systems should be well                   Describe the various methods of connecting valves to
supported.                                                       piping.
List common causes of tubing system problems and their           Identify the various types of common valves and the
solutions.                                                       operating characteristics of each.
Lesson 3, Hydraulic Tubing Systems                               Explain general maintenance and repair procedures for
Topics:                                                          different types of valves.
Hydraulic line components; Control devices; Selecting
tubing and fittings; Installing, maintaining, and                Lesson 2, Special Valves
troubleshooting hydraulic tubing systems                         Topics:
Learning Objectives:                                             Installation and repair of butterfly, diaphragm, pop safety,
Explain the principles of force, pressure, and area as           relief,    pressure-reducing,    pressure-regulating,   and
applied to hydraulics.                                           quick-opening valves
Discuss hydraulic fluids, hydraulic circuits, and hydraulic      Learning Objectives:
line components.                                                 Identify several types of special valves and the operating
Explain how to select the proper tubing and fittings for         characteristics of each.
hydraulic systems.                                               Discuss the installation, maintenance, and repair of special
Describe maintenance and troubleshooting procedures for          valves.
hydraulic tubing systems.
                                                                 Lesson 3, Actuators and Accessories
Lesson 4, Hose Systems                                           Topics:
Topics:                                                          Actuator installation, maintenance, and repair; Bourdon
Hose construction and fitting; Measuring assembly length;        tube, bimetallic, and bellows gauges; Flowmeters; Rotating
Calculating hose length for bends; Installation; Testing;        unions; Accumulators
Inspection; Maintenance                                          Learning Objectives:
Learning Objectives:                                             Explain the function and operation of a valve actuator
Discuss the three most common applications for hoses in          Identify various types of valve actuators and describe the
industry.                                                        installation. maintenance, and repair of each.
Describe hose fitting classifications and installation           Discuss the operating characteristics of various accessories,
techniques.                                                      including gauges, meters, accumulators, and air receivers.
Explain how to calculate hose lengths for bends.
Describe the methods of testing, inspection, and                 Lesson 4, Valve Selection
maintaining hose.                                                Topics:
                                                                 Valve applications, materials, and identification; Soldered,
Lesson 5, Gaskets, Sealants, and Adhesives                       threaded, and flanged valve connections; Tool selection;
Topics:                                                          Valve positioning
Gasket materials; Critical dimensions; Making and                Learning Objectives:
installing a gasket; Preparing contact surfaces; Coatings        Name the five major uses of valves in piping systems and
and sealants; Gasket replacement                                 identify the types of valves best suited for each.
Learning Objectives:                                             Identify and explain the factors that determine the selection
Identify the types and uses of gasket materials.                 of a valve for a given application.
Name the critical dimensions of a flanged pipe joint gasket.     Identify various valve markings and symbols.
List and explain the three characteristics of contact surfaces   Describe several types of valve-to-pipe connections.
that must be considered prior to the installation of a gasket.

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Discuss the selection and proper use of tools in valve         Storage devices; Monitors; Printers; Keyboards; Pointing
installations.                                                 devices; Scanners; Modems and fax machines; ADCs and
Explain the importance of the correct installation of valves   DACs
in well-chosen locations.
Lesson 5, Piping System Protection                             Learning Objectives:
Topics:                                                        Define peripheral equipment.
Installing and maintaining insulation; Steam tracers;          Explain the function and operation of a central processing
Protection from freezing and corrosives; Active and            unit (CPU).
passive protection; Inspection; Supports                       Describe the different types of fast memory devices used
Learning Objectives:                                           by computers.
Describe the methods by which heat transfer occurs.            Discuss the function and operation of I/O devices.
Discuss the methods of tracing process lines.                  Describe the different types of mass storage devices used
Explain the various methods of protecting piping systems       by computers.
from heat, cold, and corrosion.                                Explain the term data interface as applied to a computer
Discuss the installation, inspection, and maintenance of       system.
insulation and other forms of piping system protection.        Explain the functions of an ADC and a DAC in a computer
SERIES 260:         MICROPROCESSORS                            Lesson 3, Computer Software
The importance of the computer-in every aspect of              Topics:
society-continues to increase dramatically. TPC has            Instruction sets; Algorithms; Programs; Programming
designed this series to meet the ever-growing demand for       languages; Flow diagrams; Compilers; Interpreters;
personnel       who       are     knowledgeable        about   Operating systems
microprocessor-based equipment. The content has been           Learning Objectives:
updated to reflect the advances in computer technology that    Explain the two essential elements of computer
have taken place in recent years. In an effort to make the     software-instruction sets and algorithms.
material accessible to a wider range of readers, the courses   Describe how a software flow diagram is used.
have been divided into a beginning "User" level and a more     Identify the three levels of computer programming
advanced "Technician" level. Courses 261 and 262 provide       languages.
a general introduction to computer technology and a broad      Explain what interpreters and compilers do.
overview of much of the equipment. The "Technician"            Describe the functions of an operating system.
level, with Courses 266, 267, and 268 covers some of the
same subjects, but in much greater detail and with more        Lesson 4, Computers and Microprocessors
emphasis on the internal workings of the devices under         Topics:
discussion.                                                    Physical properties; Microprocessor architecture and types;
                                                               Instruction    sets;   Co-processors    and      single-chip
COURSE            261:        INTRODUCTION               TO    microcomputers
COMPUTERS-USER LEVEL                                           Learning Objectives:
Covers a brief history of the computer and defines             Explain the elements of microprocessor architecture.
fundamental computer terms. Introduces the binary and          Discuss the different microprocessor characteristics.
hexadecimal number systems. Explains the different levels      Discuss the different physical properties of a
of programming languages. Describes microprocessor             microprocessor.
characteristics and architecture in general terms. Concludes   Explain the functions of the three kinds of buses used by
with examples of practical applications.                       computer systems.
Available Media:                                               Name the elements of a single-chip microcomputer.
                                                               Lesson 5, Microprocessor Applications
Lesson 1, Computer Basics                                      Topics:
Topics:                                                        Application categories; Logic system replacement;
Mainframes, minis, and micros; Hardware, software, and         Industrial, business, and consumer applications; Future
firmware; Bits, bytes, and nibbles; Number systems;            trends
Applications; Computer terminology                             Learning Objectives:
Learning Objectives:                                           Explain how and why microprocessors are used for logic
Explain the principal differences between mainframe            system replacement.
computers, minicomputers, and microcomputers.                  Discuss several industrial applications of microprocessors.
Define the terms hardware, software, and firmware as they      Explain how microprocessors can simplify office
relate to a computer system.                                   procedures and improve business productivity.
Define a bit, a byte, and a nibble.                            Give several examples of how microprocessors are used in
Explain three number systems used by computers.                consumer products.
List three common computer applications.

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Topics:                                                        LEVEL
CPU operations; ROM, RAM, and I/O circuits; Peripherals;       Covers many of the input/output devices that make up a
                                                               typical computer system. Explores communication-the

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successful transmission of information between                  Explain the differences between the two LAN accessing
computers-at length. Discusses both the user/machine            techniques, and between the two LAN topologies,
interface and the machine/machine interface, as well as the     discussed in this Lesson.
various network configurations. Concludes with two              Lesson 5, Specific System Applications
"real-world" examples of how microprocessors are                Topics:
connected to I/O devices.                                       Application I/O; Small-scale dedicated controller example;
Available Media:                                                General-purpose business system example; System
CD-ROM,VHS                                                      requirements; Software
                                                                Learning Objectives:
Lesson 1, Introduction to I/O Devices                           Describe two methods used by microprocessors to access
Topics:                                                         I/O devices.
Digital and analog devices; Interfaces; Keyboards; Mice;        Discuss the different functions of a small-scale, dedicated
Digitizers; Displays; Printers; Plotters; Storage devices;      microcomputer.
Limit switches; Shaft encoders                                  List some of the functions of a general-purpose business
Learning Objectives:                                            microcomputer.
State the function of input/output (I/O) devices.               Explain how hardware is selected for a small-scale,
Contrast digital and analog I/O devices.                        dedicated system.
Describe three different types of input devices that are used   Identify some of the tasks that the software used with a
by operators for entering data and commands into a              typical general-purpose business microcomputer must be
computer.                                                       able to accomplish.
Describe three different types of output display devices.
Compare floppy disk and hard disk mass storage.                 COURSE             266:       HOW           COMPUTERS
Explain the difference between binary and Gray code.            FUNCTION-TECHNICIAN LEVEL Covers the
                                                                function and basic operation of each major element of a
Lesson 2, Communication Systems                                 microprocessor. Explains the structure and purpose of
Topics:                                                         various computer buses. Examines characteristics of
Serial/parallel communication; Frequency and phase              different types of main memory in detail. Includes in-depth
modulation; Half- and full-duplex operation; Local data         discussion of both low- and high-level computer languages.
systems; LANs and configurations                                Available Media:
Learning Objectives:                                            CD-ROM,VHS
Describe the differences between serial and parallel
communication.                                                  Lesson 1, Microprocessor Structure
Explain how microcomputer systems communicate.                  Topics:
Discuss two different kinds of modulation used in data          CPU; Microcontrollers; Program counter; Branching;
communication.                                                  Instruction decoders; Subroutines; Stack pointer; ALU;
Define the term network as it is applied to microcomputer       Status bits; System clocks
systems.                                                        Learning Objectives:
Describe the components that make up a network.                 Describe the types of microprocessor elements and their
Identify several different LAN configurations.                  functions.
                                                                Describe the types of registers that a microprocessor
Lesson 3, User/Machine Interface                                system typically has.
Topics:                                                         Identify the different types of microprocessor clocks and
Data transmission standards; Monitors, keyboards, and           their functions.
encoders; USART; Character generator; CRT; Graphics;            Describe typical microprocessor bus systems.
Monitor accessories
Learning Objectives:                                            Lesson 2, Bus Structures
Discuss ASCII code and the related data transmission            Topics:
standards.                                                      Bus system block diagrams and schematics; Backplanes;
Identify and describe the main components of a display          Data, address, control, and serial buses; Multiplexing; Bus
monitor system.                                                 drivers and standards
Explain how information is displayed on a computer              Learning Objectives:
screen.                                                         Identify the different types of microprocessor buses.
Identify several accessories that can be used with a display    Discuss the functions of the different microprocessor
monitor system.                                                 system buses.
                                                                Describe the functions of the bus drivers.
Lesson 4, Networks                                              Identify the various industry standards for microprocessor
Topics:                                                         system buses.
Distributed processing; LAN accessing techniques and
topologies; Data packets; Broadband and baseband systems;       Lesson 3, Memory Devices
Ethernet                                                        Topics:
Learning Objectives:                                            Main memory; Memory-CPU communication; Expanding
Discuss the evolution of computer networks.                     memories; Memory characteristics
Explain the term distributed processing.                        Learning Objectives:
Describe the local area network (LAN) concept.                  Discuss the various types of memories and their

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Describe the different ways in which the CPU and memory        Lesson 2, Signal Converters and Processors
communicate.                                                   Topics:
Explain how single-chip memories are organized.                Weighted-resistor, binary-ladder, and typical DACs;
Describe different memory-expanding characteristics            Dual-slope, successive-approximation, and flash ADCs;
necessary for microprocessor systems.                          Digital signal processors
                                                               Learning Objectives:
Lesson 4, Low-Level Computer Languages                         Describe analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion
Topics:                                                        processes.
Data representation; Programming models; Operation             Name the different types of DACs and ADCs.
codes; Addressing modes; Data-handling instructions;           Identify the kinds of errors that might be present in an
Interrupts; Memory-mapped I/O                                  analog circuit.
Learning Objectives:                                           Explain digital signal processing in general terms.
Identify the three levels of computer programming
languages.                                                     Lesson 3, Data Acquisition Systems
Define programming models and memory maps.                     Topics:
Discuss the purpose and function of operation codes.           Multiplexers; Programmable gain amplifiers; Computer
Describe addressing modes as they relate to operation          output; Input signal variations; Isolation; Filtering;
codes.                                                         Sample-and-hold; Aliasing
Explain what machine language and assembly languages           Learning Objectives:
are and how they work.                                         List and describe the major components of a data
                                                               acquisition system.
Lesson 5, High-Level Computer Languages                        Explain the front-end operation of a data acquisition
Topics:                                                        system.
Pros and cons of high-level languages; Compilers;              Name the types of signal inputs used in data acquisition
Interpreters; Operating systems; Debuggers                     systems.
Learning Objectives:                                           Explain how aliasing occurs and how to avoid it.
Describe the characteristics and uses of high-level            Describe different data acquisition system architectures.
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of several            Lesson 4, Digital Transmission Standards
popular high-level languages.                                  Topics:
Explain how compilers and interpreters work.                   Parallel, serial, synchronous, and asynchronous data
Describe the functions of an operating system.                 transmission; Interface standards; UART; USRT; Fiber
                                                               optics; Error detection
COURSE          267:     INPUT/OUTPUT          DEVICES         Learning Objectives:
II-TECHNICIAN LEVEL Covers more fully many of the              Explain the different types of digital data transmission.
input/output devices introduced in Course 262. Describes       Tell why transmission standards are needed and how they
various magnetic and optical memory devices, including         apply to digital signals.
tapes, disks (hard and floppy), and CD-ROMs. Explains          Name some of the more important organizations that
how signals are converted from analog form to digital form,    develop digital data transmission standards.
and vice versa. Covers data acquisition systems and            Name two types of data transmission error detection
common digital transmission standards. Defines the error       techniques.
detection techniques used to ensure the accurate               Identify different types of digital transmission equipment,
transmission of digital data. Describes various types of       and explain how a modem works.
digital transmission equipment, such as modems and fiber
optics. Concludes with a practical application that            Lesson 5, Digital I/O Applications
combines all of the principles presented in previous           Topics:
lessons.                                                       Automotive engine control application; Single-chip
Available Media:                                               microcomputers
CD-ROM,VHS                                                     Learning Objectives:
                                                               Discuss the digital I/O system operation of an engine
Lesson 1, Magnetic and Optical Memory Devices                  control module (ECM).
Topics:                                                        Describe how a single-chip microcomputer is used in an
Data storage; Magnetic recording; Error correction; Tape       ECM.
cartridge devices; Helical scan tape; Rotating disk storage;   Examine the structure of timer-based inputs and outputs.
Hard and floppy disks; Optical data storage                    Identify the engine control input devices.
Learning Objectives:                                           Identify the engine control output devices.
Discuss the characteristics and uses of the different types    Explain the concept of real-time control.
of data storage devices.
Describe the different types of data storage systems and
explain their advantages and disadvantages.
Describe the functions of the controller in data storage       COURSE 268:
systems.                                                       MAINTAINING/TROUBLESHOOTING
Identify the differences between hard disk drives and          Computer Systems Covers the maintenance of
floppy disk drives.                                            microprocessor-based equipment, including preventive
Explain how optical data storage devices work.                 maintenance. Describes diagnostic procedures and takes a

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"hands-on" look at many types of test equipment, including     Identify the different types of software documentation
oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and in-circuit emulators.      required for a microprocessor-based system, and describe
Emphasizes the importance of thorough documentation in         their uses.
all areas. Discusses general troubleshooting guidelines and    Explain the necessity of operational documentation for a
covers troubleshooting aids and accessories.                   microprocessor-basedsystem.
Available Media:
CD-ROM,VHS                                                     Lesson 5, Troubleshooting Guidelines
Lesson 1, Preventive Maintenance                               Flowcharts; Using test equipment; Intermittent problems;
Topics:                                                        Aids      for    troubleshooting    software;    Hardware
Causes of component failure and malfunction; Noise;            troubleshooting
Hardware and software maintenance; Environmental               Learning Objectives:
operating conditions                                           List the basic steps to be followed when troubleshooting a
                                                               microcomputer system.
Learning Objectives:                                           Discuss the use of flowcharts and test equipment in
Describe the preventive maintenance requirements of a          troubleshooting microcomputer systems.
microprocessor-based system.                                   Identify some aids for troubleshooting software.
Identify    potential    maintenance      problems       of    Describe four hardware accessories that simplify and speed
microprocessor-based equipment and propose solutions to        up troubleshooting.
those problems.
Discuss ways to limit the undesirable effects that             SERIES 298: PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC
environmental operating conditions can have on a device.       CONTROLLERS
Develop an overall plan for a preventive maintenance           COURSE         298:     PROGRAMMABLE              LOGIC
program.                                                       CONTROLLERS
                                                               Prepares technicians to take full advantage of vendor
Lesson 2, Diagnostics                                          training on specific equipment. Covers the basic operating
Topics:                                                        principles of all PLCs, their inputs and outputs,
Hardware review; Bus timing; Logic levels; Diagnostic          programming, maintenance, and networking.
software; In-circuit debugging; Clock timing signals;          Available Media:
System self test                                               CD-ROM,VHS
Learning Objectives:
Explain the best way to go about troubleshooting hardware      Lesson 1, Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers
problems in a microcomputer system.                            Topics:
Explain what an in-circuit debugger does.                      PLC applications and limitations; Number systems;
Describe static stimulus testing.                              Binary-coded decimals (BCD); ACSII; Gray code; Boolean
Discuss the use of diagnostic and self-test software           logic
programs.                                                      Learning Objectives:
List at least five specialized component testers that can be   Describe an electromagnetic relay, and define control
used to troubleshoot microcomputer systems.                    circuit, power circuit, NO and NC, in the context of an
                                                               electromagnetic relay.
Lesson 3, Test Equipment                                       Define programmable logic controller.
Topics:                                                        Describe the general type of application in which a
Logic probes and pulsers; Current probes; Oscilloscopes;       programmable logic controller would best be used, and
Logic and signature analyzers; In-circuit emulators            give examples.
Learning Objectives:                                           Define scan time.
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using logic        Explain the purpose for using each of the following: BCD,
probes to troubleshoot microcomputer system problems.          Gray code, and ASCII.
Describe the major features of a modern digital                Explain what AND, OR, and NOT mean in Boolean logic,
oscilloscope.                                                  and identify the symbols for each.
Describe the difference between a logic analyzer and an        Identify AND and OR logic circuits in a relay ladder
oscilloscope.                                                  diagram, and construct a truth table for each.
Explain how a signature analyzer is used to isolate a
defective part.                                                Lesson 2, Examining and Programming the System
Identify the purpose of an in-circuit emulator.                Topics:
List some test instruments that are available as               Parts of a PLC system; The input and output sides; The
microcomputer-based printed circuit cards.                     processor; The program loader; Power supplies; The
                                                               instruction set; Ladder logic; Boolean programming; The
Lesson 4, Documentation                                        stack register
Topics:                                                        Learning Objectives:
Hardware and software documentation; Documentation             Name each of the blocks of the block diagram of a
problems; Operational documentation                            programmable logic controller system.
Learning Objectives:                                           Explain how each of the blocks functions with the system
Identify the different types of hardware documentation         as a whole.
required for a microprocessor-based system, and describe       Define memory and explain the different types.
their uses.

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Define stack register and state the stack rule.                 Explain how math and data-handling instructions work and
Describe the relationship of the programmable logic             why they are added to programmable controller systems.
controller system to the real world.                            Explain the operation of a high-speed counter.
Explain the basic concepts of ladder logic software.            Describe the operation of analog I/O.
Explain the basic concepts of Boolean logic software.           Define the term resolution as it relates to analog I/O.
                                                                List important items to consider in I/O expansion and
Lesson 3, Input/Output Devices                                  retrofitting.
Pushbuttons; Selector, foot, float, flow, pressure, and limit   Lesson 7, System Integration
switches;     Proximity     and     photoelectric    sensors;   Topics:
Thumbwheel switches; Encoders; RTDs; Thermocouples;             Local area networks; Uses for LANs; Transmission media;
Mimic panels; Relays; Contactors; Motor starters; Solenoid      Transmission schemes; Topologies; Protocols; LAN
valves                                                          accessing techniques; Hierarchies; Vendor offerings
Learning Objectives:                                            Learning Objectives:
Describe the relationship of an input device to an input        Define the terms local area network, baud rate, through put,
point on an input module.                                       and gateway.
Explain the function of each input device and output device     List and explain the contents of a data packet used in LAN
as they relate to the system as a whole.                        data transmission.
Identify the symbols for common input and output devices.       Name and define the three main applications of LANs.
Contrast the basic concepts of a sourcing device and a          List advantages and disadvantages of the three common
sinking device.                                                 transmission media used with LANs.
Explain the difference between light energize and dark          Describe the two common LAN topologies and the access
energize.                                                       control techniques used with each.
                                                                Describe each level in a typical five-tier hierarchy.
Lesson 4, Developing a Programmable Logic Controller
System                                                          SERIES 318:               RIGGING/EQUIPMENT
Topics:                                                         INSTALLATION
Equipment operation specifications; Sizing the system;          The rigging and installing of machinery requires critical
Assembling the documentation package; Functional model;         basic knowledge if the job is to be done with maximum
Startup; Debugging                                              efficiency and safety. With the TPC Training Systems
Learning Objectives:                                            Rigging and Installation series, your trainees will get the
Explain the importance of working with accurate                 knowledge they need. The first course introduces them to
information from a specification.                               the proper and safe use of rope, chains, hoists, and cranes.
Demonstrate how to size a system.                               The second course shows how to apply these skills to the
List the elements in a good documentation package.              moving, leveling, aligning, and anchoring of equipment.
Name the steps involved in developing the hardware and          The focus is on safety throughout this series, especially
software of a simple control system.                            when it comes to lifting, moving heavy equipment, and
Describe system startup and debugging procedures.               working in elevated positions.
Lesson 5, Maintenance and Troubleshooting                       COURSE         318:      INDUSTRIAL             RIGGING
Topics:                                                         PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES
Using hardware and software documentation; The                  Covers techniques and safeguards in the use of rope, chain,
maintenance log; Operational documentation; Routine             hoists, and scaffolding when moving heavy plant
maintenance; Batteries; Troubleshooting                         equipment and maintaining plant utilities.
Learning Objectives:                                            Available Media:
Explain the importance of good documentation.                   CD-ROM
Tell what type of information can be found in users
manuals and operations manuals.                                 Lesson 1, Introduction to Industrial Rigging
Tell what types of logs are kept and why they are               Topics:
necessary.                                                      Rigging tools; Determining weight and center of gravity;
Explain the major concepts of troubleshooting, including        Vertical and horizontal force; Slings; Hooks; Hoist hooks;
problems sometimes encountered.                                 Special-purpose rigging hooks
Describe routine maintenance procedures required by a           Learning Objectives:
programmable controller system.                                 Identify the tools used in rigging and explain the purpose
                                                                of each.
Lesson 6, System Expansion and Retrofits                        Give examples of three methods of calculating the weight
Topics:                                                         of a load.
I/O expansion; Configuring the system; The shift register;      Explain center of gravity and its importance in rigging a
Special-purpose hardware; Indexing table retrofit;              load.
Overhead crane retrofit                                         Describe four common sling arrangements and the relation
Learning Objectives:                                            between sling angle and horizontal force.
Compare local and remote I/O expansion, including the           Name five types of hooks frequently used in rigging and
procedures involved in each.                                    explain the purpose of each.
Explain what is meant by configuring a system.
Describe the operation of the shift register instruction.

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Discuss proper hook use and cite four reasons for removing       Explain the differences between single and double reeving.
a hook from service.                                             Explain the proper function and operation of an upper limit
                                                                 switch and an overload limit device.
Lesson 2, Wire Rope and Wire-Rope Slings                         Describe and contrast the construction of top-running and
Topics:                                                          underhung cranes.
Wire rope construction, classification, and strength;            Identify the three basic types of jib cranes.
Seizing, cutting, and splicing; Wire-rope slings; Inspection     Describe what the rigger's daily visual inspection should
Learning Objectives:                                             include.
Identify the component parts of wire rope and describe its       List examples, from the additional criteria given in this
construction and classification.                                 Lesson, of conditions that should warrant removal of wire
Identify and discuss the factors that affect wire rope           rope or hoist load chain from service.
Describe the basic single-leg and multiple-leg slings and        Lesson 6, Operating Practices
the calculation of their allowable loads.                        Topics:
Enumerate the signs of damage that would probably cause          Hoist and crane operation; Special heavy lifts; Pulling,
a wire rope to be removed from service.                          setting, and turning a load; Eyebolts; The thought process
                                                                 of rigging
Lesson 3, Chain and Metal-Mesh Slings                            Learning Objectives:
Topics:                                                          Enumerate the general operating practices that apply to all
Welded-link chain; Chain grades and strength; Chain slings;      tools of rigging.
Inspecting slings; Metal mesh slings; Sling materials            Explain the 11 operating practices that apply to slings.
Learning Objectives:                                             Discuss nine operating practices that should be observed
Identify the different grades of chain and name some of          when using a hoist or crane.
their applications.                                              Detail the special circumstances under which a hoist or
Define the terms working load limit, proof test, and             crane may be used to pull a load or lift a load heavier than
minimum breaking force.                                          the equipment's rated capacity.
List and discuss four factors that affect the strength of        Describe three methods of turning a load.
chain slings.                                                    Discuss the eight questions that a rigger must answer in the
Describe three types of damage you might see in a daily          thought process that should precede any lift.
inspection of chain slings that would lead you to set the
sling aside for more thorough examination.                       Lesson 7, Scaffolds and Ladders
Describe the two standard types of end fittings for metal        Topics:
mesh slings and the hitches for which each can be used.          Types of scaffolds; Guy lines; Accessories; Ladders; How
Name several advantages of, and applications for, metal          to raise and inspect a ladder; Life belts; Scaffold and ladder
mesh slings.                                                     safety
List the visible signs of damage that would cause you to         Learning Objectives:
recommend a sling's removal from service.                        Explain the construction of pole and suspension scaffolds
                                                                 and lift platforms, and the safety measures that apply to
Lesson 4, Fiber Rope and Webbing Slings                          them.
Topics:                                                          Name several scaffolding accessories and explain their use.
Natural and synthetic-fiber rope; Sling strength; Whipping       Discuss recommended usage and inspection of the three
rope ends; Splicing fiber rope; Synthetic webbing;               common types of ladders.
Inspecting slings
Learning Objectives:                                             COURSE 319: EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION
Identify the grades of manila rope that can be used for          Covers installation procedures for large plant equipment.
overhead lifting.                                                Considers factors affecting proper installation in detail,
Name the three commonly used synthetic-fiber ropes and           from preparatory relocation of underground piping and
list three of their advantages over manila.                      wiring, through equipment anchoring, aligning, and test
Discuss the factors that affect the strength of fiber rope.      running.
Name the signs of wear or damage that would warrant              Available Media:
setting a fiber-rope sling aside for more detailed inspection.   Self-Study Textbook, Pre- and Post- Tests, Spanish
Describe an encased polyester fiber sling.                       Textbook
Explain the construction of synthetic-web slings and name
four of the basic types.                                         Lesson 1, Preparing the Site
List examples of visible damage that should cause a              Topics:
synthetic-web sling to be removed from service.                  Relocating underground piping, wiring, and cables;
                                                                 Barricading the work area; Removing excavated materials;
Lesson 5, Industrial Hoists and Cranes                           Foundations and footings; Reinforced concrete; Safety
Topics:                                                          precautions for excavating
Overhead manual chain, power, and wire-rope hoists; Side         Learning Objectives:
pull; Overload limit device; Underhung and top-running           Tell who plans the installation of new equipment and list
cranes; Jib cranes; Inspection                                   the steps involved.
Learning Objectives:                                             Define the terms foundation and footing.
Describe the characteristics of the various kinds of             Tell which type of ground will support the most weight.
overhead hoists.

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Explain how steel rods are held in position when pouring a        Tell what device is commonly used to prevent excessive
concrete footing.                                                 pressure in a hot water heater.
Name the best materials for filling around a foundation.          Explain the function of a pressure regulating valve.
Explain how to protect concrete that might come into              List the steps to take before initial equipment startup.
contact with oil or chemicals.                                    Tell the usual cause of excessive temperature during
Tell how long new concrete must sit before equipment is           equipment startup.
installed on it.
                                                                  SERIES 420:          WELDING
Lesson 2, Vibration Control and Anchoring                         This series starts with the basics of both gas and arc
Topics:                                                           welding. Then, in logical sequence, it proceeds into
Selecting anchors and isolators; Isolator mounts; Anchor          specific "how-to" instructions on all types of welding
bolts; Using power hammers; Grouting                              practices. It also explains the proper procedures for brazing
Learning Objectives:                                              and cutting with welding equipment. Safety is stressed
Define vibration and tell how it enters and leaves                throughout this series.
Tell what type of isolation is best to use on sensitive testing   COURSE 417: WELDING PRINCIPLES
instruments.                                                      Covers fundamentals of welding, Discusses welding safety
Explain how to isolate anchor bolts when mounting                 considerations and precautions. Covers both oxyfuel and
equipment on pads.                                                arc welding equipment. Describes welding techniques and
Tell what type of wrench to use for tightening anchor bolts.      symbols. Discusses ways to avoid weld faults.
Name the best tool for drilling anchor bolt holes in              Available Media:
concrete.                                                         CD-ROM,VHS s
Tell why the bases of production and processing equipment
should be grouted.                                                Lesson 1, Fundamentals of Welding
Explain why you must not use a concrete mix to grout              Topics:
anchor bolts.                                                     Metals; Common and production welding processes; Kinds
                                                                  of welds and welded joints; Weld parts; Fusion;
Lesson 3, Moving and Setting                                      Penetration; Joint design and fitup
Topics:                                                           Learning Objectives:
Uncrating; Relocating; Lifting; Raising with jacks and            Describe fusion welding, resistance welding, filler rods,
slings; Crowbars; Making the move; Personal safety                and electrodes.
Learning Objectives:                                              Compare the oxyfuel and arc welding processes and
Explain the procedures involved in relocating existing            compare the SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW processes.
equipment.                                                        Describe and sketch the following kinds of joints-butt, lap,
Tell two things you must know before lifting equipment            tee, corner, and edge.
with a hoist.                                                     Describe the following kinds of welds-groove, fillet, plug,
List three things to consider when selecting a jack.              slot, spot, and seam.
Explain the operation and uses of a roller skid.                  Name and locate the parts of a weld.
Tell where to find a floor¹s allowable load.                      Discuss basic considerations in joint design and fitup.

Lesson 4, Leveling and Aligning                                   Lesson 2, Welding Safety
Topics:                                                           Topics:
Leveling devices; Wedges and shims; Checking alignment;           Fire and explosion hazards; Burns; Fumes and gases;
Aligning equipment on the foundation; Alignment screws;           Respiratory, eye, face, and hearing protection; Protective
Aligning machine tools                                            clothing; Handling cylinders; Shock
Learning Objectives:                                              Learning Objectives:
Explain the correct way to handle a master precision level.       Explain the importance of good housekeeping in an area
Explain how to check the accuracy of a level.                     where welding is taking place.
Name the greatest enemy of precision tools.                       List at least three precautions to take to avoid fires and
Explain how to level V-shaped ways.                               explosions when welding.
Tell which leveling device is used most often on small            Describe two methods of protecting yourself against the
equipment.                                                        fumes and gases associated with welding.
Name three tools commonly used to check alignment.                Describe the personal protective equipment required when
Tell how to set an alignment screw to prevent its                 welding.
movement.                                                         Explain the precautions to take when using and handling
                                                                  cylinders and regulators.
Lesson 5, Checking and Test Running
Electric, hydraulic, and pneumatic connections; Coolant           Lesson 3, Oxyfuel Welding Equipment
systems; Safety devices; Settings and adjustments; Making         Topics:
the test run; Safety                                              Gas pressure regulators; Check valves; Hoses, torches, and
Learning Objectives:                                              tips; Filler rods; Protective gear; Preparing to weld;
Explain how to test for the presence of moisture in               Making the weld; Shutdown
electrical equipment.                                             Learning Objectives:

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Briefly describe the oxyfuel welding process and the            symbol; Dimensions; Tail
components of an oxyfuel welding outfit, including the          Learning Objectives:
lighting device.                                                Identify the kind of chamfer to be cut on a joint to be
Discuss safety precautions and personal protective gear         welded, and which part is to be chamfered.
required for working with oxyfuel equipment.                    State the required dimensions of a weld.
List the steps involved in preparing to weld.                   Identify the contour required on a finished weld.
Compare the neutral, carburizing, and oxidizing flames.         State how a weld contour is to be finished.
List the steps in safely shutting down an oxyfuel welding       Differentiate between welds that are to be made at the site
system.                                                         of final assembly and welds that are to be made before the
                                                                parts are shipped to the site.
Lesson 4, Arc Welding Equipment
Topics:                                                         COURSE 418: OXYFUEL OPERATIONS
Welding with electricity; Constant current, voltage power       Covers the welding of ferrous and nonferrous metals.
sources; Welding machines, cables, electrodes, and              Describes oxygen cutting as well as brazing and soldering.
electrode holders; Safety                                       Discusses surfacing techniques.
Learning Objectives:                                            Available Media:
List similarities and dissimilarities between oxyfuel           CD-ROM
welding and arc welding.
Describe the electric welding circuit, including choice of ac   Lesson 1, Welding Ferrous Metals
or dc, dc polarity, and power sources.                          Topics:
Discuss welding machine ratings in terms of amperage and        Fusion      welding;      Fluxes;     Flame    characteristics;
duty cycle and describe features and uses of transformer,       Temperature control; Welding common mild steels,
generator, rectifier, and inverter welding machines.            stainless steel, cast iron, and wrought iron
Discuss welding cable considerations and describe the           Learning Objectives:
electrodes and electrode holders used for SMAW, GMAW,           Explain how oxyfuel welding joins metals and how it
and GTAW processes.                                             differs from arc welding.
Discuss the personal safety gear and precautions necessary      Explain how braze welding and torch brazing are different
for arc welding and explain how arc welding accessories         from oxyfuel welding and from each other.
are used.                                                       Discuss the purposes for using flux and characteristics that
                                                                make a flux suitable for an application.
Lesson 5, Welding Techniques                                    Compare the appearance and general uses of the
Topics:                                                         carburizing flame, neutral flame, and oxidizing flame.
Selecting a process; Welding positions; Oxyfuel, SMAW,          Explain why preheating and postheating are used.
GMAW, and GTAW procedures                                       List important considerations in welding common mild
Learning Objectives:                                            steels, stainless steel, and cast and wrought iron.
Explain what considerations affect the selection of a
welding process.                                                Lesson 2, Welding Nonferrous Metals
Describe the four welding positions.                            Topics:
Explain why overhead welds are difficult to make and tell       Joint preparation; Welding aluminum, copper, brass,
how to make them.                                               bronze, lead, nickel, and magnesium
Describe the preparation required for oxyfuel welding,          Learning Objectives:
SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW processes.                                 Discuss characteristics of aluminum that are important in
Describe the procedures involved in oxyfuel welding,            welding.
SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW processes.                                 Explain how to use aluminum alloy designations.
                                                                Describe procedures used in aluminum joint preparation
Lesson 6, Avoiding Weld Faults                                  and in aluminum welding.
Topics:                                                         Discuss characteristics of copper and copper alloys that are
Common weld problems; Poor fitup; Shape problems;               important in welding.
Internal defects; Effects of heat; Expansion and contraction;   Discuss procedures for welding copper, brass, and bronze.
Identifying metals                                              Discuss procedures for welding lead, nickel, and
Learning Objectives:                                            magnesium.
Describe the effects of electrode selection, current, arc       Summarize general standard procedures for making
length, and travel speed on arc welding procedures.             optimum welds.
Describe common causes of arc blow, a hard-to-start arc,
and spatter, and explain why proper fitup is important.         Lesson 3, Oxygen Cutting
Define the terms overlap, undercut, blowhole, and               Topics:
inclusion and explain the causes of each.                       Oxygen cutting process, torch, and tips; Cutting safety;
Explain how expansion and contraction can be controlled         Cutting bevels; Piercing holes; Cutting circles; Removing
when welding.                                                   rivets; Gouging; Scarfing
Name and describe the various tests used to identify            Learning Objectives:
metals.                                                         Explain the similarities and differences between oxyfuel
                                                                cutting and oxyfuel welding.
Lesson 7, Welding Symbols                                       Describe the equipment and safety precautions necessary
Topics:                                                         for torch cutting and list standard steps in the torch cutting
Welding symbol structure; Reference line; Arrow; Weld           operation.

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Describe special equipment or methods used in cutting          Lesson 2, Selecting Electrodes for SMAW
bevels, piercing holes, cutting circles, and cutting away      Topics:
rivets.                                                        Electrode identification; Current ranges; Electrode
Explain why gouging, scarfing, and washing are used.           coverings; Handling, storing, and conserving electrodes
Explain methods used on metals that are otherwise difficult    Learning Objectives:
to cut.                                                        Explain the factors involved in selecting SMAW
Lesson 4, Brazing and Soldering                                Explain how to identify different welding electrodes.
Topics:                                                        Give examples of several kinds of electrode coverings and
Filler alloys and fluxes; Brazing and braze welding cast,      tell when each is used.
malleable iron, aluminum, and steel; Safety; Soldering;        Describe correct procedures for handling, storing, and
Kinds of solder; Soldering tools                               conserving electrodes.
Learning Objectives:
Compare and contrast brazing, braze welding, and oxyfuel       Lesson 3, Gas Metal Arc Welding
fusion welding.                                                Topics:
Describe the materials and procedures used in brazing and      GMAW vs SMAW; Metal-transfer methods; Shielding
braze welding.                                                 gases; Electrode wire; Equipment and accessories; Gun
Explain important special considerations in braze welding      operation; Safety
cast and malleable iron, brazing aluminum, and brazing         Learning Objectives:
stainless steel.                                               Name and describe the three basic types of metal transfer
List the safety precautions necessary for brazing and braze    for GMAW.
welding operations.                                            Name the most common shielding gases used in GMAW
Explain how soldering differs from brazing and describe        and tell what factors influence their selection.
the materials and procedures used in soldering.                List factors that affect the selection of an electrode for
Lesson 5, Surfacing Techniques                                 Describe GMAW gun operation.
Thermal spraying; Hard facing; Flame spraying; Surfacing       Lesson 4, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
materials; Preparation; Safety                                 Topics:
Learning Objectives:                                           GTAW process, equipment, current, torches, and
Define hard face welding and thermal spraying as used for      electrodes; Shielding gases; Filler metals; Adding filler
surfacing purposes and discuss general uses of each.           metal; Spot welding; Safety
Discuss advantages and disadvantages of detonation-gun,        Learning Objectives:
plasma, and electric arc thermal spraying and explain how      List the advantages of GTAW over other welding
each is done.                                                  processes.
Describe the processes of torch hard facing and flame          Describe the equipment and supplies needed for GTAW.
spraying.                                                      Explain the purpose of the electrode in GTAW and tell
Name several common surfacing materials and discuss one        how this differs from other types of welding.
or more characteristics of each.                               Properly select shielding gases and filler metals for
List the steps, including those for surface preparation, in    GTAW.
repairing a shaft by means of thermal spraying.                Describe how to use GTAW to weld common metals.
Discuss the safety precautions necessary to prevent or
minimize hazards from surfacing processes.                     Lesson 5, Other Welding Processes
COURSE 419: ARC WELDING OPERATIONS                             Resistance, flash, percussion, flux-cored arc, submerged
Covers shielded metal arc welding, selecting electrodes for    arc, plasma arc, stud, electron beam, laser beam, friction,
SMAW, gas metal and tungsten arc welding, preheating,          and ultrasonic welding
reheating, welding ferrous and nonferrous metals, pipe         Learning Objectives:
welding, hard facing, and rebuilding.                          Describe resistance spot welding and resistance seam
Available Media:                                               welding.
CD-ROM                                                         Define flash welding, upset welding, and percussion
                                                               welding, and tell how they differ.
Lesson 1, Shielded Metal Arc Welding                           Explain how submerged arc welding and plasma arc
Topics:                                                        welding differ from other arc welding methods.
Welding current; Arc length; Welding machines; Polarity;       Describe the three forms of friction welding.
Tools and accessories; Electrodes; Setup and operation;        Describe two advantages of ultrasonic welding.
Personal protection
Learning Objectives:                                           Lesson 6, Preheating and Postheating
Explain how the shielded metal arc welding process works.      Topics:
Tell what provides the shield in shielded metal arc welding.   Stress; Changes in properties; When to preheat and
Define arc length and explain its importance.                  postheat; Preheating equipment and methods; Spot
List factors to consider when selecting an electrode.          preheating; Postheating methods
Describe the personal protective equipment necessary for       Learning Objectives:
welding.                                                       Describe the effects of uneven or rapid heating and cooling
                                                               on base metals and weld beads.

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Define the heat-affected zone and tell what changes can       List several purposes of hard facing and rebuilding.
occur there during welding.                                   Identify the different types of surfacing alloys and their
Explain the benefit of preheating and when it should be       particular uses.
used.                                                         Describe effective cross-checking and explain why it is
List several factors in welding jobs that make postheating    desirable.
advisable.                                                    Explain the special techniques used in hard facing and tell
Describe methods and materials for preheating and             why they are necessary.
postheating.                                                  Name the welding processes used in hard facing and tell
                                                              why they are adapted to this work.
Lesson 7, Welding Ferrous Metals
Topics:                                                       SERIES 390: FORCE AND MOTION
Ferrous metal identification; Edge preparation; Welding       COURSE 391: FORCE AND MOTION
cast iron, carbon steel, and alloy steel                      Covers fundamentals of force and motion, showing how an
Learning Objectives:                                          engineer thinks about these concepts. Demonstrates how
Define ferrous metals and describe their characteristics,     mathematical and graphical representations can help clarify
including weldability.                                        our thinking about mechanical force and motion.
Explain cleaning and edge preparation required prior to       Available Media:
welding ferrous metals.                                       CD-ROM,VHS
Name the welding processes and practices that are used for
different types and thicknesses of ferrous metals.            Lesson 1, Scalars and Vectors
List several different electrode types and their advantages   Topics:
for welding ferrous metals.                                   Physical quantities; Properties and components of vectors;
Explain specific procedures to use when welding alloy         Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing vectors
steels.                                                       Learning Objectives:
                                                              Explain the difference between scalars and vectors, and list
Lesson 8, Welding Nonferrous Metals                           examples of each.
Topics:                                                       Draw a vector, given a verbal description.
Nonferrous metal identification; Edge preparation;            Describe a vector verbally, given its graphic symbol, a
Cleaning; Welding aluminum, stainless steel, nickel, and      frame of reference, and an appropriate scale.
copper                                                        Define resolution, resultant, and commutative.
Learning Objectives:                                          Demonstrate how to resolve a vector into its rectangular
Name the special properties of several nonferrous metals      components.
and explain how these properties affect welding               Demonstrate how to add and subtract vector quantities in
preparations and procedures.                                  one-dimensional and two-dimensional frames of reference.
Describe some of the methods of identifying different         Multiply and divide a vector by a scalar.
nonferrous metals.
Compare seven arc cutting processes used for edge             Lesson 2, Motion Along a Straight Line
preparation of nonferrous metals.                             Topics:
Explain proper methods of cleaning nonferrous metals          Speed; Velocity; Slope; Changing and instantaneous
prior to welding.                                             velocity; Velocity-vs-time graph; Finding displacement;
Identify the welding processes that are suitable for          Using a curved graph
nonferrous metals.                                            Learning Objectives:
                                                              Explain the difference between speed and velocity.
Lesson 9, Pipe Welding                                        Define the terms instantaneous velocity, average velocity,
Topics:                                                       and slope.
Piping systems and joints; Codes; Pipe materials; Repair      Identify the delta notation, and explain how to use it in a
safety; Arc, oxyfuel welding processes; Types of welding      calculation.
joints; Edge preparation and fitup                            Demonstrate how to determine displacement and velocity
Learning Objectives:                                          from a position-versus-time graph.
Compare the advantages of welded pipe joints to bolted or     Demonstrate how to determine displacement by calculating
screwed connections.                                          the area under a velocity-versus-time graph.
Discuss pipe welding codes and what they cover.
List the welding processes used for joining pipe and their    Lesson 3, Acceleration
advantages and disadvantages.                                 Topics:
Identify some special methods and accessories that are        Directional      acceleration;  Equations    of motion;
used in pipe welding as opposed to flat welding.              Acceleration due to gravity; Upward and lateral motion
Give examples of the uses of preheating and postheating in    during free fall
pipe welding.                                                 Learning Objectives:
                                                              Define acceleration.
Lesson 10, Hard Facing and Rebuilding                         Demonstrate how to determine the magnitude of an
Topics:                                                       acceleration from a velocity-verses-time graph.
Surfacing alloys; Base metals; Preheating; Surface bonding;   Demonstrate the difference between average acceleration
Oxyacetylene, manual arc, and automatic hard facing;          and instantaneous acceleration.
Thermal spraying
Learning Objectives:

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Solve simple problems for average acceleration,                Explain why moment of inertia is calculated differently for
displacement, and final velocity.                              different objects.
Explain why the velocity-verses-time graph for all objects     State Newton;s Second Law in terms of rotational motion.
in free fall are parallel (when drawn on the same coordinate   Identify examples of the Law of Conservation of Angular
system).                                                       Momentum.

Lesson 4, How to Describe Force                                Lesson 8, Simple Harmonic Motion
Topics:                                                        Topics:
Motion; Basic forces of nature; Action/reaction pairs;         Periodic motion; Simple harmonic motion; Hooke's Law;
Newton's Third Law of Motion; Unbalanced forces;               Equations of harmony; Resonance
Resolution of forces                                           Learning Objectives:
Learning Objectives:                                           Describe the relationship between simple harmonic motion
Define force.                                                  and uniform circular motion.
Name the four basic types of forces in nature.                 Define the terms cycle, amplitude, frequency, period, and
State Newton’s Universal Law of Gravitation.                   Hertz.
Explain how and why vectors are used to represent forces.      State Hooke’s Law.
Explain Newton’s Third Law of Motion.                          Describe how acceleration and restoring force vectors
Give examples which demonstrate that forces always occur       change as an object moves in simple harmonic motion.
in action-reaction pairs.                                      Use equations to determine the period and frequency of
Demonstrate how to add force vectors.                          both a mass-spring system and a pendulum.
Describe how to resolve a force vector into its components.    Give examples of resonance.

Lesson 5, Force and Acceleration                               SAFETY MEETING KITS™
Topics:                                                        Today, maintaining a safe and healthy work environment is
Friction; Newton's First and Second Laws of Motion;            extremely important.
"Resistance" to acceleration; Units of force; Conservation     OSHA has become increasingly aggressive in establishing
of momentum                                                    and enforcing safety and
Learning Objectives:                                           health regulations. Employees are much more concerned
State Newton’s First Law of Motion.                            with their own safety and
Define inertia, and describe how it is measured.               health on the job. Workers' compensation and healthcare
Explain why a force must be applied continuously to            costs keep growing. And
objects on earth in order to maintain their motion.            the drive toward achieving more productivity continues.
Explain what happens when a net applied force is greater       Safety and health training is
than the friction force.                                       key to dealing with all of these issues. TPC's "Safety
State Newton’s Second Law of Motion.                           Meeting Kits"™ provide all of the
Solve problems using the equation F=ma.                        items needed to promote and conduct a complete safety
                                                               meeting. Each "Safety Meeting Kit"™ includes a
Lesson 6, Equilibrium                                          Videotape or
Topics:                                                        DVD, 5 Posters and 30 Employee Booklets…all designed
Forces on bodies; Particles in static equilibrium;             to work together. Kits also have reproducible Scheduling
Equilibrium of a rigid body; Center of mass                    and
Learning Objectives:                                           Attendance Forms and employee Quizzes. The kits'
State the two conditions of equilibrium, and distinguish       reasonable price makes them affordable for even a small
between static and dynamic equilibrium.                        facility or
Explain the difference between particles and rigid bodies.     department. Let "Safety Meeting Kits"™ solve your safety
Define torque.                                                 and health training problems!
Solve problems involving torque and rotational                 Safety Meeting Kits™ are available on the following
equilibrium.                                                   topics:
                                                               • Accident Investigation
Lesson 7, Rotational and Circular Motion                       • The ANSI MSDS
Topics:                                                        • Back Safety
Centripetal and centrifugal force; Rotational motion;          • Compressed Gas Cylinders
Angular displacement; Velocity; Acceleration; Tangential       • Computer Workstation
acceleration; Moments of inertia
Learning Objectives:                                           Safety
Describe centripetal force.                                    • Crane Safety
Differentiate between centripetal acceleration, angular        • Driving Safety
acceleration, and tangential acceleration, and state the       • Electrical Safety
formula for each.                                              • Ergonomics
Demonstrate how to convert degree measurements to              - Industrial
radian measurements.                                           - Office
Define the terms uniform circular motion, period angular       • Eye Safety
velocity, angular impulse, angular momentum, and               • Fall Protection
moment of inertia.                                             • Fire Extinguishers

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• Fire Prevention & Safety                                   • Moving, handling & storage.
- Industrial                                                 • Regulators, CGA’s & PRD’s.
- Healthcare
- Office                                                     Computer Workstation
• First Aid                                                  Safety
• Fitness & Wellness                                         • Ergonomic factors.
• Hand & Power Tool Safety                                   • Eyestrain & fatigue.
• Hand, Wrist & Finger Safety                                • The effect of lighting.
• Hazardous Materials Labels                                 • Is radiation a problem?
• Hazardous Spill Cleanup
• Heat Stress                                                Crane Safety
• Ladder Safety                                              • Types of cranes.
• Machine Guard Safety                                       • Equipment inspection.
• Materials Handling Safety                                  • Hand signals.
• Office Safety                                              • Rigging & lifting.
• Rigging Safety
• Safety Audits                                              Driving Safety
• Safety Housekeeping &                                      • Vehicle inspection.
Accident Prevention                                          • Mental preparation.
• Safety Orientation                                         • Driving at night.
• Safety Showers & Eye Washes                                • Adverse weather conditions.
• Sexual Harassment
- For employees                                              Electrical Safety
- For managers/supervisors                                   • How electricity works.
• Sexual Harassment                                          • Fuses & circuit breakers.
                                                             • Outlets, plugs & grounding.
Investigations                                               • Lock-out/tag-out.
• Slips, Trips & Falls
• Welding Safety                                             Ergonomics
• Winter Safety                                              2 versions; Industrial & Office
• Workplace Stress                                           • The physiology of the body.
• Workplace Violence                                         • Body movements & their
VIDEOS, DVD’S & BOOKLETS                                     • Recognizing ergonomic
“Safety Meeting Kit”™ programs are available as Videos,      problems.
DVDs, CD-ROM                                                 • Practical solutions.
and online courses.
Information covered in the courses includes,                 Eye Safety
Accident Investigation                                       • How the eyes work.
• Securing an accident scene.                                • Types & causes of eye
• Root-cause analysis.                                       injuries.
• Investigative interviews.                                  • Care & safety practices.
• Reporting “near misses”.                                   • Personal protective
• What MSDS’s do.                                            Fall Protection
• Advantages of the ANSI                                     • Hazardous situations.
format.                                                      • The Fall Protection Plan.
• Questions the MSDS                                         • Preventative measures.
answers.                                                     • Protective equipment.
• The sections in the ANSI
                                                             Fire Extinguishers
MSDS.                                                        • Classes of fires.
Back Safety                                                  • Types of extinguishers.
• How the back works.                                        • Extinguisher labels.
• Types & causes of back                                     • Using an extinguisher.
• Injury prevention & safety                                 Fire Prevention & Safety
practices.                                                   3 versions; Healthcare,
• Proper lifting techniques.                                 Industrial & Office
                                                             • Common causes of
Compressed Gas Cylinders                                     workplace fires.
• Compressed gas hazards.                                    • Classes of fires.
• Hazard labels & warning                                    • Using fire extinguishers.
signs.                                                       • Evacuation & first aid.

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                                                             • Steps & ladders.
First Aid                                                    • Proper lifting.
• Strains & muscle pulls.                                    • Safety housekeeping.
• Lacerations & bleeding.
• Broken bones.                                              Rigging Safety
• Shock & burns.                                             • Equipment inspection.
                                                             • Slings & hitches.
Hand & Power Tool Safety                                     • Hand signals.
• Matching the tool to the job.                              • Load angles.
• Anticipating hazards.
• Personal protective                                        Safety Audits
equipment.                                                   • Workplace analysis.
• Tool safety practices.                                     • Administrative controls.
                                                             • Engineering controls.
Hand, Wrist & Finger                                         • Accident investigation.
Safety                                                       Safety Housekeeping and
• The physiology of the hand.
• Identifying hazards.                                       Accident Prevention
• Proper work procedures.                                    • Excess materials & rubbish.
• Tool use & maintenance.                                    • Electric cords & ropes.
• Using PPE.                                                 • Tools & supplies.
                                                             • Hazardous chemicals.
Hazardous Materials                                          Safety Orientation
Labels                                                       • Developing "safety sense".
• OSHA's Hazcom Standard.                                    • Hazard evaluation.
• The HMIS labeling system.                                  • Tool use & maintenance.
• Hazardous waste labeling.                                  • Personal protective
• The NFPA labeling system.                                  equipment.
• DOT labels & placards.
                                                             Safety Showers & Eye
Hazardous Spills                                             Washes
• Hazcom & Emergency                                         • Types of showers & eye
Response Plans.                                              • Operating procedures.
• Personal protective                                        • Chemical splashes.
equipment.                                                   • Helping an accident victim.
• Initial spill response.
• Cleanup & disposal.                                        Sexual Harassment
Heat Stress                                                  2 versions; Employees &
• Causes.                                                    Managers/Supervisors
• Heat stress, heat exhaustion                               • What constitutes
& heat stroke.                                               harassment?
• Symptoms.                                                  • Behaviors to avoid.
• Prevention & first aid.                                    • Recognizing harassment
Ladder Safety                                                • Handling an incident.
• Basic rules for ladder use.
• Proper placement.                                          Sexual Harassment
• Ladder maintenance.                                        Investigations
• Tying off & blocking ladders.                              • A company’s legal
Machine Guard Safety                                         • Documenting allegations.
• Fixed guards.                                              • Conducting an ethical
• Interlock devices.                                         investigation.
• Light curtains.                                            • Interviewing victims &
• Trips & mats.                                              harassers.

Materials Handling Safety                                    Slips, Trips & Falls
• Planning the job.                                          • Gravity, friction &
• Potential hazards.                                         momentum.
• Proper lifting techniques.                                 • Causes of slips, trips & falls.
• Hand-trucks & carts.                                       • Avoidance techniques.
                                                             • The role of safety shoes.
Office Safety
• Slips, trips & falls.                                      Welding Safety

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• Types of hazards.                                          program “Awareness” series.
• Personal protective                                        • Understanding HAZWOPER
equipment.                                                   • The Emergency Response Plan
• Electrical hazards.                                        The four program “Operations” package is aimed at
• Fire safety.                                               workers who contain HAZMAT releases.
                                                             • Understanding HAZWOPER
Wellness & Fitness                                           • The Emergency Response Plan
• Importance of "attitude".                                  • Personal Protective Equipment
• Stress & high blood pressure.                              • Accidental Release Measures & Spill Cleanup
• Nutrition & weight control.                                Procedures
• Exercise.
                                                             SUPPLEMENTAL TRAINING
Winter Safety                                                These eight programs provide the basis for the
• Extension cords & outlets.                                 16 hours of additional training needed by
• Fires, fireplaces & chimneys.                              workers who must wear respirators in their
• Dressing for cold weather.                                 jobs, or who have already had general 24-
• Walking/driving in ice &                                   hour training and are moving to jobs requiring
snow.                                                        complete 40-hour training.
                                                             • Safety Orientation
Workplace Stress                                             • ANSI MSDS
• Situations causing stress.                                 • Heat Stress
• Recognizing symptoms.                                      • Fire Prevention & Safety
• Eliminating stress factors.                                • The Emergency Response Plan
• Stress-relieving exercises.                                • The Site Safety & Health Plan
                                                             • Dealing with the Media in Emergency Situations
Workplace Violence                                           • Electrical Safety in HAZMAT Environments
• Warning signs.
• Threats & verbal abuse.                                    EMERGENCY RESPONSE:
• Physical assault.                                          HAZMAT TECHNICIAN
• Sexual harassment.                                         During any hazardous materials emergency,
                                                             HAZMAT Technicians supply the information
HAZWOPER VIDEO/DVD SERIES                                    necessary to get the situation under control.
In 1976, the EPA created the Resource Conservation and       This 11-program series provides the basis for
Recovery Act (RCRA) to                                       the special training their jobs require.
regulate the handling of Hazardous Waste. In 1986 OSHA       • Decontamination Procedures
was given the task of                                        • Understanding Chemical Hazards
protecting HAZMAT workers. In 1990 OSHA issued the           • The Emergency Response Plan
HAZWOPER regulation,                                         • Understanding HAZWOPER
which requires a number of specific levels of employee       • HAZMAT Labeling
training, depending on                                       • Personal Protective Equipment
an employee’s involvement with hazardous materials.          • Accidental Release Measures & Spill Cleanup
TPC’s “HAZWOPER                                              Procedures
Training Series” provides employees with information the     • Medical Surveillance Programs
regulation requires                                          • The ANSI MSDS
them to receive in their training sessions. By combining     • Respiratory Protection
various programs in the series, “training packages” can be   • Monitoring Procedures & Equipment
to help meet all of the OSHA HAZWOPER training               GENERAL TRAINING
requirements.                                                This 12-program series provides the basis for
                                                             the 24-hour training required by OSHA for
ANNUAL RETRAINING                                            HAZMAT employees who are unlikely to be
This series of four “refresher” programs is                  exposed to hazards in excess of permissible
designed to provide the core content for                     exposure limits.
OSHA’s “annual retraining” requirement.                      • Decontamination Procedures
• Introduction to HAZWOPER Retraining                        • Understanding Chemical Hazards
• Understanding Chemical Hazards                             • The Emergency Response Plan
• Personal Protective Equipment & Decontamination            • Understanding HAZWOPER
Procedures                                                   • HAZMAT Labeling
• Exposure Monitoring & Medical Surveillance                 • Personal Protective Equipment
                                                             • Medical Surveillance Programs
EMERGENCY RESPONSE:                                          • Confined Space Entry
“AWARENESS”... & “OPERATIONS”                                • Monitoring Procedures & Equipment
Information that every HAZMAT worker                         • Accidental Release Measures & Spill Cleanup
should know is thoroughly covered by the two                 Procedures
                                                             • Handling Hazardous Materials

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• Work Practices & Engineering Controls                      • Definitions of hazardous materials & hazardous
COMPLETE 40-HOUR TRAINING                                    • Safe work practices & PPE.
This 20-program series provides the comprehensive            • The Emergency Response Plan.
information needed by employees who
are exposed to hazardous substances as a routine             Introduction to HAZWOPER Retraining
part of their jobs, the people who supervise                 • Definitions of hazardous chemicals.
and manage them, as well as HAZMAT                           • Standard operating procedures.
“Incident Commanders”.                                       • Medical surveillance programs.
• Understanding HAZWOPER                                     • Emergency response training.
• Understanding Chemical Hazards
• The Emergency Response Plan                                Understanding Chemical Hazards
• The Site Safety & Health Plan                              • Bloodborne diseases.
• HAZMAT Labeling                                            • The Exposure Control Plan.
• Confined Space Entry                                       • Emergency procedures.
• Personal Protective Equipment                              • Signs, labels & PPE.
• Medical Surveillance Programs
• Monitoring Procedures & Equipment                          Personal Protective Equipment &
• Accidental Release Measures & Spill Cleanup                Decontamination Procedures
Procedures                                                   • The roles of PPE, safe work practices &
• The ANSI MSDS                                              decontamination procedures.
• Handling Hazardous Materials                               • Level A through D personal protective equipment.
• Work Practices & Engineering Controls                      • PPE & heat stress.
• Respiratory Protection                                     • The “contamination reduction corridor”.
• Fire Prevention & Safety
• Dealing with the Media in Emergency Situations             Exposure Monitoring & Medical Surveillance
• Safety Orientation                                         • Direct-reading instruments.
• Electrical Safety in HAZMAT Environments                   • Sampling collection devices.
• Heat Stress                                                • Medical examinations & written medical
• Decontamination Procedures                                 opinions.

In 1976, the EPA created the Resource Conservation and       Decontamination Procedures
Recovery Act (RCRA) to                                       • Decontamination equipment & procedures.
regulate the handling of Hazardous Waste. In 1986 OSHA       • Work practices & engineering controls.
was given the task of                                        • Personal protective equipment.
protecting HAZMAT workers. In 1990 OSHA issued the           • The “exclusion zone”.
HAZWOPER regulation,
which requires a number of specific levels of employee       Personal Protective Equipment
training, depending on                                       • The role played by PPE when working with
an employee’s involvement with hazardous materials.          hazardous materials.
TPC’s “HAZWOPER                                              • Level A through D personal protective equipment.
Training Series” provides employees with information the     • PPE & heat stress.
regulation requires
them to receive in their training sessions. By combining     The Emergency Response Plan
various programs in the series, “training packages” can be   • The “chain of command”.
configured                                                   • Communications procedures & the “buddy
to help meet all of the OSHA HAZWOPER training               system”.
requirements.                                                • Personal protective equipment.
                                                             • Safe work practices.
These programs have been designed to help meet the           Medical Surveillance Programs
employee training requirements of OSHA’s Hazardous           • Definition of medical surveillance.
Waste      Operations    and     Emergency        Response   • Medical examinations.
(HAZWOPER)                                                   • Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs).
regulations. The programs include, but are not limited       • The written medical opinion.
to information on:                                           • Medical records.
                                                             Accidental Release Measures & Spill Cleanup
Safety Orientation                                           Procedures
• Good & bad mental habits.                                  • The Emergency Response Plan.
• The perils of uncontrolled emotions.                       • Personal protective equipment.
• Pros & cons of job familiarity.                            • Site characterization.
• The importance of study.                                   • Decontamination procedures.

Understanding HAZWOPER                                       The Site Safety & Health Plan
• History of HAZWOPER regulations.                           • Guidelines & goals.

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• Site evaluation.                                           • The employee’s role.
• Personal protective equipment.
• Spill cleanup procedures.

Monitoring Procedures & Equipment
• Detecting hazardous materials.
• Direct-reading monitoring instruments.
• Sampling collection devices.
• Confined spaces.

HAZMAT Labeling
• OSHA labeling requirements.
• Common labeling systems.
• Hazardous waste labels.
• Where labels are used.

Respiratory Protection
• When respirators are needed.
• Basic types of respirators.
• Proper fit-testing of respirators.
• Cleaning & maintenance of respirators.

• The importance of Material Safety Data Sheets.
• The MSDS’s role in OSHA’s Hazard

Communication Standard.
• A review of the sections in the ANSI MSDS.
Confined Space Entry
• Potential hazards.
• Duties & responsibilities of the “entry team”.
• Atmospheric testing.
Work Practices & Engineering Controls
• HAZMAT safe work practices.
• Administrative controls.
• Engineering controls.
• The Site Safety & Health Plan.

Handling Hazardous Materials
• Physical hazards.
• Flammables & combustibles.
• Acute & chronic health effects.
• Container labels & MSDSs.
Electrical Safety in HAZMAT Environments
• Uncontrolled electrical energy.
• The National Electrical Code (NEC).
• HAZMAT “area classes”.
• Electricity at emergency response sites.

Fire Prevention & Safety
• How fires start.
• The four classes of fires.
• The three components of fire.
• Fire extinguishers & evacuations.

Heat Stress
• The causes of heat stress.
• Fluids & minerals.
• Controlling heat stress.
• Heat stroke in a contaminated area.

Dealing with the Media in Emergency
• Handling the press during HAZMAT incidents.
• Preventing misinformation.

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SAFETY MEETING KITS™                                                  P.41-P.44
HAZWOPER VIDEO/DVD SERIES                                             P.44-P.46
SERIES 150: INDUSTRIAL HAZARD CONTROL                                 P.18
SERIES 298: PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS                            P.34-P.35
SERIES 330: MATERIAL HANDLING SYSTEMS                                 P.25
SERIES 390: FORCE AND MOTION                                          P.40-P.41
SERIES 250: ELECTRONICS                                               P.10-P.14
SERIES 260: MICROPROCESSORS                                           P.31-P.34
SERIES 320: MACHINE SHOP PRACTICES                                    P.19-P.25
SERIES 318: RIGGING/EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION                            P.35-P.37
SERIES 340: MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE                                    P.25-P.30
SERIES 420: WELDING                                                   P.37-P.40
SERIES 450: CUSTODIAL MAINTENANCE                                     P.6-P.10
SERIES 460: AMMONIA REFRIGERATION                                     P.3-P.6

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