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Bearing Selection & Lubrication

Industrial Maintenance & Technology


Course Length

8 Hours

Max Attendees


Course Description

Provides an introduction to bearings and lubrication. Activities will include identifying bearing types and their application, bearing installation, and removal. Additional topics include lubrication intervals, bearing life expectancies, and failure mode identification.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Understand different types of bearings and applications.
  2. Proper bearing installation.
  3. Lubrication types, methods and frequency.

Course Outline

  1. Types of loads
  2. Bearings
    • Plain Bearings
    • Rolling-Contact Bearings
  3. Proper Bearing Selection
  4. Bearing Installation
  5. Bearing Removal
  6. Lubrication        
  7. Bearing Life Expectancy
  8. Bearing Failure Investigation