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Rotating Machinery Alignment Techniques: City & Guilds Scqf Level 6

Duration 3 days
Time 08:30 - 16:30
Cost £735.00 + VAT
Venue Clinterty


Date Time Cost Venue Places  
18 Sep - 20 Sep 2017 08:30 - 16:30 £735.00 + VAT Clinterty 9
19 Mar - 21 Mar 2018 08:30 - 16:30 £0.00 + VAT Clinterty 9
23 Jul - 25 Jul 2018 08:30 - 16:30 £0.00 + VAT Clinterty 9
20 Aug - 22 Aug 2018 08:30 - 16:30 £0.00 + VAT Clinterty 9
17 Sep - 19 Sep 2018 08:30 - 16:30 £0.00 + VAT Clinterty 9

About this course

Practical Content 80% Theoretical Content 20%

Target Audience

Engineers and technicians from a non-mechanical discipline requiring multi-skill or refresher training, mechanical engineers and technicians wishing to refresh or enhance existing skills in a practical yet non-production environment.

Course Aims

To provide knowledge of shaft drive coupling methods and the associated problems caused by misalignment conditions, how these problems are mitigated by design and reliably accurate alignment techniques. Delegates will obtain the necessary skills to carry out full alignment of a single driver/driven unit using reverse periphery (with dial indicators) and laser optic alignment techniques, making allowances for thermal & dynamic growth of casings.

Course Content

  • Introduction to various power transmission devices
  • Use of dial test indicators to measure face & rim runout on drive hubs
  • Definitions of misalignment conditions & how to accurately determine these using dial test indicators for 'face & periphery' and 'reverse alignment' techniques. Practical exercises concentrate on reverse alignment and calculation of shim requirements
  • How to position offsets to allow for thermal & dynamic growth of machine casings
  • Preparing alignment records & reports
  • Alignment of machine shafts using modern laser alignment equipment, practical exercise


The majority of this course is practical hands on training delivered by fully qualified and experienced ex industry personnel using equipment replicated from the onshore and offshore oil and gas working environment


City & Guilds SCQF level 6 Certificate

Minimum Instructor Qualification/Experience

  • Trade qualifications
  • Minimum 5 years experience in industry
  • A1 or equivalent Workplace Assessor.

Min/Max Number of Delegates Required per Event


Times of Training

08:30 to 16:30.
Course duration and times may vary depending on delegate numbers.

Special Requirements

Delegates are required to supply their own PPE.


North East Scotland College, Aberdeen Clinterty Campus Clinterty, Kinellar, Aberdeen AB21 0TZ.


Although being apprehensive about attending the course, I was made to feel at ease and enjoyed the overall experience. I would not hesitate to recommend to others

Roger Murray
Petrojarl Floating Production (uk) Ltd

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