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Industrial Training

Why Boiler Control Training?

March 15, 2011

Boiler systems are often the most commonly used steam or hot water generators in an industrial plant. As a result, great care and attention should be given to ensure that they continue to operate efficiently and safely while responding rapidly to changes. By incorporating boiler training into your plant’s training program, it will allow your employees to develop better control techniques, as well as enable you to have greater flexibility in deciding...

Industrial Skills Training for Small Companies

September 8, 2010

People are human, we make mistakes. However, in a small or mid-sized industrial plant mistakes can be extremely costly. These errors are usually committed because of omissions or lack of knowledge on your employees’ part. A good strategy to reduce errors is to provide industrial skills training to your employees. Many small and mid-sized companies can benefit from addressing their employee needs and finding out what subjects they need to be taught....

Industrial Lubrication Training

August 18, 2010

In an industrial plant it’s important to maintain proper lubrication. Since most large equipment is oil lubricated, knowing the right type of oil to use is a critical part of keeping your machinery in good working condition. Plus, it’s important that your mechanics, oilers, and other employees know the best type of lubricant to select. Not only that, but they should know how to properly store and handle the lubricant during delivery,...

When Accidents Happen

August 16, 2010

After 87 days the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has finally been plugged. This unfortunate accident is the biggest example of what happens when equipment such as valves and other instruments are not maintained properly. It’s possible that if the companies involved had a worst case scenario plan for their employees to implement, the disaster would not have been so catastrophic. But industrial companies can take note and use this disaster as...

Industrial Troubleshooting 101

August 12, 2010

Knowing how to devise a solution to a problem and implement it is a skill that is much valued, especially by industrial organizations. Because equipment malfunctions for a variety of reasons skilled mechanics and maintenance personnel who know how to troubleshoot problems will always be in high demand. When mechanical seals and other parts wear out, wires overheat, and centrifugal pumps start to operate erratically, a mechanic will be needed to repair...

What’s Determines Your Maintenance Strategy?

June 14, 2010

When you become sick and have to visit the doctor, the first thing he or she wants to know is what your symptoms are. It’s necessary for a doctor to know this so they can make an accurate diagnosis. In predictive maintenance, equipment operators do the same thing except they have a more hands on approach. They observe and note the indicators that may signal that there might be a problem. From...

How to Identify your Industrial Training Needs

June 10, 2010

You know when to walk your dog, change your eye contact solution and take your car to the mechanic. These things come naturally to us………… or the directions tell us when it’s time. But do you know when your employees need training? You can identify whether an industrial training program is need by asking yourself: • How well are we doing? • How productive are our employees? • If there is already...

Visual Aids in Training

June 3, 2010

Humans are visual creatures. Most people prefer to see a picture than have to read the story, that’s why for years Google and Yahoo! have included images in search results of a search. With that said, you can see why visual aids are an important tool in teaching people in any field, even those in manufacturing environments, about a specific topic. ITC Learning has incorporated this teaching principle into its online, CD-ROM,...

How To Begin An Industrial Training Program

May 27, 2010

If you needed to get to work but you don’t know how to drive, would you get into a car with someone with good intentions but no license and driving experience? Would you hire an account with no experience to do your taxes or one who has done taxes his entire life? The answer to these two questions is, of course, a definite no. It would prove detrimental to you and your...

What’s your excuse for not having an Industrial Training Program?

May 11, 2010

Most people know what’s good for them. We know it’s better to slow down at the yellow light than to speed right through. We know it’s better to pay attention to the road than to text or talk on the phone while driving. Yet we still multitask while operating a vehicle going 45 miles per hour or more although we know it’s not safe. We like to think we know what’s best...

Training for Simple Mechanical Skills

May 7, 2010

Hand tools are commonly used in everyday life by everyone. We use them to change a flat tire, repair the sink drain, and put the bookcase together. But this doesn’t mean that your employees don’t require mechanical skills training. Some of the hand tools used by mechanics in an industrial setting are used in a different capacity and are even held differently. A few of the topics covered by ITC Learning’s mechanical...

Why a Manufacturing Company should utilize Online Training

February 10, 2010

With today’s technological advances, training doesn’t have to always take place in a traditional classroom setting. By working with ITC Learning, your manufacturing company will have the ability to utilize our comprehensive online training programs. Our e-Learning classes allow you to have greater flexibility and control over the delivery of the program. Rather than having to miss work while training takes place, your employee can train around their jobs. Plus, you have...

Equipment Operations Training

February 8, 2010

Any individual or business involved in the manufacturing industry needs common equipment training. Training is needed in order for your employees to become confident about operating the different equipment and deal with the challenges of their job. Common equipment vary from the extremely large machinery–the centrifugal pumps, steam turbines, and demineralizers— to the smaller equipment– electrical equipment, and strainers. For operators to become skilled and knowledgeable about using these types of equipment,...