This unit covers performing routine bearing checks during operations and non-operation, diagnosing bearing faults, identifying bearing requirements for replacement or installation, and removing and installing bearings.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


MEM09002B - Interpret technical drawing

MEM18001C - Use hand tools

MEM18002B - Use power tools/hand held operations

MEM18003C - Use tools for precision work

MEM18006C - Repair and fit engineering components

MEM18055B - Dismantle, replace and assemble engineering components

MEM12023A - Perform engineering measurements


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - reading, interpreting and following information on standard operating procedures, manufacturer specifications, and other applicable reference documents; - planning and sequencing operations; - checking and clarifying task-related information; - measuring bearings and components to specified tolerances; - numerical operations and calculations/formulae within the scope of this unit; - performing routine bearing checks including of seals, lubrication and lubrication devices; - diagnosing bearing faults; - identifying bearing requirements for replacement or installation; - removing bearings; - installing bearings, and; - checking for conformance to specifications.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - procedures for checking bearings and seals; - procedures for checking bearing lubrication/lubrication devices; - manufacturer specifications; - engineering principles relating to fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings; - reasons for deciding to replace/not replace given bearings; - common causes of bearing failure and their indicators; - procedures for determining the appropriate clearances for a range of plain bearings; - procedures for 'sizing' plain bearings; - lubricants and lubrication requirements within the scope of this unit; - hazards and control measures associated with fault diagnosis, installation and removal of bearings; - use and application of personal protective equipment, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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