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FPA - Fundamentals of Precision Alignment


Are you familiar with the concepts of softfoot, thermal growth, multiple train alignment and pipe strain?

If precision alignment is not an essential part of your maintenance program your machinery will not be running at their optimum.

This course provides you with effective alignment procedures that will enable you to correct all common alignment problems.

Course Duration:

1 day


  • What is precision alignment?
  • Why you need to do it
  • Common causes of poor alignment
  • Pre-alignment checklists
  • Softfoot, thermal growth, pipe strain
  • Measuring modes
  • Practical examples and assessment

Who Should Attend

  • Mechanical fitters
  • Mechanical technicians
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Mechanical Engineers

Participants will learn how to:

  • Communicate the importance of correct alignment
  • Identify causes of poor alignment
  • Plan effectively for an alignment
  • Choose the right measuring mode
  • Perform a precision alignment