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Professional development training course

Elastomer technology and seal design for diesel/aero engines
A one day professional development course

Seals are often neglected at the design stage but are frequently identified as being responsible for failure in critical sealing applications. The use of cost effective, high performance sealing components is crucial to the optimal functioning of modern Diesel and Gas engines. Extended service intervals, reduced emissions and decreased warranty claims, all combine to offer both engine-builder and engine operator a lower cost of ownership .

Course aim
This course will focus on real-life applications. Its aim is to ensure all participants acquire a fundamental of understanding elastomer sealing technology and performance within the Diesel Engine and Gas Turbine sector. The course will include case studies with practical suggestions on implementing improvements to the delegates own applications. 

Course objectives
At the end of the training session, delegates will be able to:

  • Explain how O-rings seal.
  • Define the range of elastomers available and understand their inherent strengths and weaknesses.
  • Ask appropriate questions of elastomer manufacturers in order to compare and evaluate the suitability of elastomer materials.
  • Specify the optimum elastomer material for any given application.
  • Calculate optimum O-ring and seal sizes to fit existing hardware.
  • Design optimum new hardware for seal applications to improve engine efficiency.
  • Combine the latest materials technology with modern design techniques to d esign a more competitive product.
  • Identify and diagnose potential sealing problems early thereby reducing any possible downtime.
  • Specify the causes of seal failure and take appropriate action to eliminate future occurrences and potential warranty claims .
  • Extend preventative maintenance (PM) cycles.
  • Estimate how differences in service environment may affect seal performance.
  • Understand how to achieve cost savings by informed seal material selection, avoiding over-specification.
  • Write a robust sealing specification.

Who should attend?
This seminar is designed for:

  • Service and Maintenance Engineers
  • Design Engineers involved in engine design or seal specification
  • Quality Managers and Engineers
  • Technical Managers
  • Technical Purchasing
  • Material Engineers
  • Engineering Apprentices/Trainees/Graduates

Personal impact
Attendance at the workshop will result in individuals developing their knowledge, understanding and skills in various aspects of elastomer technology, seal design and how this impacts on applications they are involved with. They will be able take this knowledge and apply it in their day-to-day activities to achieve cost savings, more robust designs and display to their own customers a greater depth of knowledge.

The seminar is based on a combination of interactive activities - group and individual exercises, case studies, hands-on problem solving tasks and discussions - along with formal technical input from the course trainers. Each delegate receives a certificate of attendance and a course handbook which provides a valuable source of information for future reference.

To enrol on this course or for more information please contact us for more details.

“A valuable experience providing an exchange of ideas and knowledge which will be very useful for the future”.

 “A professional, informative and comprehensive course”.

“Very knowledgeable instructors. We were made very welcome by all PPE staff at their Headquarters”.

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