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WTMT112 - Wind Turbine Gear Maintenance and Inspection
This course introduces the students to the maintenance procedures required to install, maintain and troubleshoot power transmission systems. The course covers a variety of power transmission configuration including spur, helical, herringbone and planetary systems.

Hours: 60 (Lecture Hours 40; Laboratory Hours 20)

Total Weeks: 2

This course is offered online: No

Pre-Requisites: None

Course Content:
- Power transmission function
- Gearing configurations
- Power transmission schematic drawings
- Lubrication principles
- Bearing removal and installation
- Seal removal and installation
- Gearing alignment
- Troubleshooting techniques
- Contamination detection

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

- Describe power transmission functions
- Identify gearing configurations
- Describe lubrication procedures in standard gear configurations
- Interpret gearing schematic drawings
- Remove and reinstall bearings
- Remove and reinstall seals
- Align gears in the lab
- Inspect gearboxes for contamination

Passing Grade: 70%

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 20 %
Quizzes and Tests: 70 %
Lab Work: 10 %

Course Offered in Other Programs: No

Supplies: Coveralls, footwear having CSA approved safety-toe protection, CSA approved safety glasses with clear lenses, learning modules, notebooks, and calculator.


Textbooks: Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.

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