MODULE DETAILS

 

Lubrication and Mechanical Seals DMELMS607

 

Nominal duration: 36 hours total time commitment

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, and attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

 

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

 

This module covers lubricant management, design applications, operations, maintenance and management issues, then covers the fundamental principles of seals and their classification and design, special seal types, and the materials used to construct seals ranging from elastomeric materials to cemented carbides.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of the module is for participants to develop up-to-date knowledge of the fundamentals of lubrication engineering and best practices, along with confidence to select correct seal types, analyse failed seals, determine the cause/s of failure and propose practical remedial action.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Combines modules 8 and 13 from 2016 (52810WA).  This version: V4.0 (version numbering aligned with other modules for clarity)

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules and units that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

 

AC Electrical Motors and Drives DMEEMD605

Pumps Compressors Turbines DMEPCT606

 

Modules that must be delivered concurrently with this module:

 

None

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

1.    Explain the basic principles of tribology

2.    Identify the fundamental properties of lubricants and common lubricant additives

3.    Outline key aspects of lubricant stability and associated storage considerations

4.    Outline the types, functions, installation and selection of mechanical seals

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1

Explain the basic principles of tribology

1.1

Explain the principles of friction, heat and wear

1.2

Distinguish between the various types of lubrication

1.3

Predict lubricant characteristics under different load, temperature and viscosity conditions

1.4

Identify appropriate lubricants for typical industrial applications

2

Identify the fundamental properties of lubricants and common lubricant additives

2.1

Identify fundamental lubricant properties

2.2

Outline types and appropriate applications for common lubricant additives

3

Outline key aspects of lubricant stability and associated storage considerations

3.1

Outline the root causes and control of lubricant failures

3.2

Identify and explain lubricant storage considerations

4

Outline the types, functions, installation and selection of mechanical seals

4.1

Outline the basic principles of seals

4.2

Identify seal design and classification

4.3

Compare the type and function of seal materials

4.4

Identify and explain best practices for handling and installation of seals

4.5

Outline causes of seal failures

4.6

Select appropriate seals for given applications

4.7

Outline methods to maximise seal life

DELIVERY MODE

 

Online and/or face-to-face

SPECIALISED RESOURCES

N/A

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

 

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

 

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

 

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required.

 

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

 

Assessments will be open book assessment and may be completed off-campus. Invigilation software will be used for some assessments to ensure authenticity of work completed.

 

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different assessors.

 

 

 



Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • SMC PneuDraw 

Hardware

  • Remote Lab