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PSM-102 Practical Shop Math and Measurement for the Multi-Craftsman

SKU : PSM-102

Location: Maintenance Troubleshooting Hands-On Training Center 2860 Ogletown Road Newark, DE 19711 Phone: (302) 690.0871 Email:

Description: It is not uncommon for many of today’s higher tech maintenance training to involve the use of both shop math and precision measurement. Too often, the last math or measurement course attended by the multi-craftsman was back in high school or trade school—a long time ago. This course is a comprehensive review of the basics of shop math and use of precision measurement instruments with a hands-on approach. The course provides the multi-craftsman with the math/measurement tools needed to attend advanced maintenance seminars in topics like reading a pump curve, calculating pressure head, collinear shaft alignment, dynamic balancing, and circuit voltage and amperage calculations and well as how to used precision measurement tools for bearing fits, thread engagement, dial indication TIR check and the use of a taper gauge for coupling alignment. This course guarantees much better success for the craftsman who must tackle future calculations or measurements involved in today’s world of more complicated technology. The attendee will leave the course with an very comprehensive review of shop math and precision maintenance measurement skills learned by doing using hands-on techniques.

Use of a calculator
The function keys
Recalling a number
Storing in memory
Working with Whole Numbers
Working with Simple Fractions
Working with Complex Fractions
Working with Decimals
Common decimal equivalencies
Rounding off
Working with Percentages
Sales taxes
Increasing or decreasing
Working with Measurements
Working with Exponents
Motor magnetics
Bearing life
Working with Ratios and Proportions
Sheave and belt calculation
Gear calculation
Cross multiplication
Scaling a drawing
Plane Figures
Working with Plane and Solid Figures
Pythagoras theorem
3-4-5 triangle
Volume in a pipe or tank
Working with Graphs and Curves
Construction of Data Tables

 Early measurement tools—foot, cubit, yard, span, hand
 Standardized measurement—Eli Whitney—a revolutionary in the world of measurement
 English system of measurement vs. Metric system
 Using a ruler-rules for measuring length, width and height
 Graduations in rulers
 Measuring circumferences of pipes, tanks and other cylinders
 Direct and indirect measurement–calculation of dimensions
 Using calipers-inside, outside, and transferring measurements
 Measuring fasteners: nuts, bolts, and screws—the pitch gauge
 Standards for fasteners—NC (National Course), NF (National Fine), SAE, NPT (Pipe Threads)
 Metric Threads
 Determining the strength of fasteners—torque measurement Vernier caliper-0.001” accuracy
 Outside micrometer—0.001 and 0.0001” accuracy
 Understanding the reading line, thimble, and spindle
 Inside micrometer
 Adjusting a micrometer and recalibration
 Using telescope gauges and bore gauges
 Depth micrometer
 Feeler gauges and taper gauges
 Dial indicator measurements for concentricity and run out
 Reading an analog meter scale and eliminating parallax
 Use of a ranging switch
 Measuring voltage, resistance, and current flow
 Temperature measurement—Fahrenheit and Celsius
 Speed measurement — mechanical tachometer and strobe light
 Measuring V-Belts and sheaves
 How to record measurements — making data acquisition sheets
 How to chart measurements — XY Plotting of data

More than 50% of the course will be “hands-on” and each student will receive math work books (including a CD-ROM disk, 0-1”
micrometers (to keep), precision measurement course book, scientific calculator and supervised instruction as well as individual one-on-one assistance to make sure they can accomplish the tasks assigned. It is expected that an attendee will leave the class with the basic knowledge and skill to handle any shop math or precision measurement task assigned. Class books can be
used on the job site in the future to refresh the tasks that need to be done.

Two day duration (8 hours each day) and up to 12 students may attend. Call or email for dates of next scheduled session. Phone: (302) 690.0871 Email:
Revision Date: 11/22/2015

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Price  $995.00 $895.00