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An international petrochemical products manufacturer wanted to increase the skill base of their engineering team, expanding their knowledge of rolling element bearings specific to the refinery. NSK was consulted and after a review of the plant designed a bespoke training course, tailored around product knowledge, lubrication, bearing application and failure analysis. The training was delivered in 3 sessions over 2 days to 20 engineers. The customer was very satisfied with the content of the course, its interactivity and the tutor.

Key Facts

  • Petrochemical Industry
  • Large engineering team to expand their bearing knowledge
  • Required bespoke training on rolling element bearings specific to the refinery
  • NSK designed training specifically around the needs of the customer

Petrochemical plant Petrochemical plant

Background Information

  • Sector: Petrochemical
  • Country: UK
  • End-product: Refined crude oil

  • Application: Refinery
  • Problem: Engineers ranging in experience and bearing product knowledge required training on rolling element bearings specific to the refinery

Value Proposals

  • NSK was requested by the customer to provide a bespoke training course around the needs of their engineers for maintenance
  • NSK discussed with the customer the type of course content required to satisfy the engineering team

  • A unique training course was then developed together with service packs assessment criteria

Product Features

  • Product Training - training to provide an overview of the range and capability of NSK bearings with the benefits of applying them
  • Application of NSK Bearings - Modular training menu focussing on those issues associated with the use and application of bearings

  • AIP Training - Introduction to NSK's Added Value Programme and how it can be used to solve machinery and plant problems
  • Industry Specific Training - Specific training courses covering common issues, applications and processes for bearings in Industry Sectors such as Food & Beverage, Pumps & Compressors, Quarrying & Mining, Paper, Metals, Machine Tools and Railways, etc.

Cost Saving Breakdown

Before Cost p.a. NSK Solution Cost p.a.
Customer uses own methods for fitting and removal Three training sessions organised and completed - each session consisting of half day training.
Specialised training course created with full supporting material for 20 candidates.
Total cost including travel and expenses for 2 days = €15.215
Fitters spend an average of 1,75 hours per week changing bearings using their own methods of fiting and removal. Applied to 20 maintenance engineers à €20/hour € 36.400 After extensive training with NSK Experts, the fitting and removal time was dramatically reduced to 1 hour / week. Applied to 20 maintenance engineers à €20/hour
€ 20.800
Total Costs € 36.400 € 20.800

Reference: SS-E-2056

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