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




Non-Course Prerequisites:


Co-requisite Statement:


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


Grading System: Percentage


Passing Grade: 70 %


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.