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Mechanical Drive

By: Sandhills Consulting Nigeria Ltd

Lagos State, Nigeria

21 - 25 Nov, 2016  5 days

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NGN 330,000

This training has been designed to examine most mechanical drives such as belts, chains and gears in terms of improved lubrication, proper alignment and fastening techniques. Finally, there is detailed coverage of troubleshooting techniques so that you can identify symptoms of failure well before the event and thus correct the problem.

Course Outline


  • Mechanical Power Transmission
  • Laws of motion
  • Mechanical advantage
  • Basic machines
  • Friction
  • Prime Movers
  • Introduction and general types
  • AC synchronous motors
  • Induction motors
  • Operating characteristics
  • Selection considerations


  • Bushings, Keys, and Keyways
  • Square, flat, tapered, Woodruff keys
  • Tapered, QD, and split bushings
  • Splines
  • Sizing and fit
  • Symptoms of failure
  • General Lubrication Considerations
  • Oil vs. grease
  • How much
  • How often
  • Bearings
  • Types and construction
  • Bearing loads
  • Numbering systems
  • Installation and removal
  • Bearing clearance and pre-loading
  • Bearing failure
  • Bearing life
  • Bearing material
  • Troubleshooting


  • Chains
  • Precision roller chain
  • Sprocket selection
  • Silent chain
  • Engineering chains
  • Chain lubrication
  • Installation and maintenance
  • Belt Drive Systems
  • V-belt, flat belt, synchronous/timing
  • Principles of operation
  • Determining proper tension
  • Belt selection
  • Miscellaneous belts


  • Gear Drive Systems
  • Open and closed systems
  • Parallel, concentric, and right angle
  • Load factors and selection
  • Service factoring
  • Installation and Maintenance
  • Angular errors, Backlash adjustment and alignment considerations
  • Lubrication
  • Gear material
  • Troubleshooting
  • Couplings
  • Rigid and flexible couplings
  • Universal joints
  • Load factors
  • Chain couplings
  • Installation and alignment
  • Hydraulic couplings


  • Clutches and Brakes
  • Mechanical, friction, centrifugal, and plate clutches
  • Clutch selection
  • Torque converters
  • Mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electric brakes
  • Mechanical Variable Speed Drives
  • Open and closed
  • Variable speed belt drives, gear boxes, hydrostatic drives
  • Installation and adjustment
  • Belt materials
  • Troubleshooting
  • Service factoring

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the training, participants will learn to:

  • Install and maintain drives correctly
  • Align drives correctly
  • Apply correct lubrication techniques
  • Select bearings correctly
  • Troubleshoot and fix drives
Siemens Power Academy, Ikeja - Lagos, Nigeria Nov 21 - 25 Nov, 2016
NGN 330,000.00(VAT Inclusive)
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08185131363, 08061277967

PROFESSOR PENDER GBENEDIO (CEO/ CHIEF CONSULTANT SANDHILLS CONSULTING NIG. LTD). B.Sc. Accounting, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio USA; MBA and Ph.D. Accounting, University of Cincinnati Ohio USA; Doctoral Secondary Fields, Finance and Industrial Management. Worked as Financial Specialist at the Corporate Headquarters of the National Cash Register Company (NCR) in Dayton, Ohio USA. He was later appointed a Professor of Accounting and Chair of the Department of Accounting and Associate Dean of the Business School at North Carolina Central University, in Durham, North Carolina, USA; Campus Dean at Strayer University, Colombia Campus, South Carolina, USA. He has taught numerous courses, multiple times in Accounting, Finance and Industrial Management. He is also a visiting Professor at Covenant University (Sango Ota) teaching Ph. D and M.SC Environmental, International and Oil &Gas Accounting. His strengths are in Accounting, Finance, Industrial Management, Functional, Soft Skills and Leadership Courses.ENGR. KAYODE V. FOWODE, MSc (OSH), B.Eng, CMOISH, RMAPS, MNSE, M.CSSE, M.ASMEKayode is a COREN registered Engineer and a Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner (CMIOSH) with hands-on experience in managing Corporate Health, Safety, Security and Environmental (HSSE) risks including Construction, Process Safety and Loss Prevention issues. He is a NEBOSH, IOSH, ABIOSH, Oil and Gas Safety (OGSC) approved Tutor/ Assessor and Registered CDM Coordinator with the Association for Project Safety (APS), UK. He has previously worked with Vascroft Contractors UK, G4s Secure Solutions (UK) Limited, Regency Security (UK). He was headhunted from Turner &Townsend Plc, UK where he worked as a CDM Coordiantor/ HSE Consultant before joining Jagal Group (Gulf FZE, Jagal Nigeria & Nigerdock) as HSE Advisor then progressed as Project Manager. He possesses diverse experience in Occupational Health &Safety, Oil & Gas Safety, and HSSE.