ETEC2570 Advanced Mechanical Systems

Course Description

This course teaches students a higher level knowledge and skills required to install, and maintain pumps, compressors, hoists, and rigging. Students learn all the skills required for working in industry such as pipe fitting, pipe sweating, proper fasteners. Students become skilled using advanced predictive maintenance equipment, such as infrared thermography, and vibration analyzers.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Identify major components of mechanical drive systems.
  • Disassemble, inspect, refurbish, and reassemble mechanical mechanisms.
  • Perform coupling and shaft alignment using three different procedures.
  • Check and adjust belt and chain drive tensions, along with belt pitch, size, and materials.
  • Identify different chain sizes and functions.
  • Perform vibration analysis. Monitor and analyze vibration data, and offer recommendations on replacement.
  • Perform routine maintenance of mechanical mechanisms. Gather PM data and analyze information.
  • Demonstrate proper rigging equipment and setup procedures for different applications.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and analyze mechanical systems.
  • Identify and apply appropriate safety procedures.


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3 credits: 1 lecture / presentation, 2 lab, 0 other