Course Description: The course covers primarily Foundation Brake Systems. The course covers at the introductory level theory (physics), inspection and maintenance, troubleshooting and repair as well as guided hands on exercises to reinforce learning outcomes.
Course Benefits: This course is designed such that successful course completers will be capable to apply the principles of repair and basic troubleshooting of Transit Foundation Brake Systems in the work place. The course focuses on the most commonly performed maintenance and trouble shooting work on W Series Transit S-cam brakes. Additionally, students will be able to complete an S-cam brake reline in accordance with the APTA foundation brake reline procedures authored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Brake Committee.
Who Should Attend: All those responsible for Transit Brake maintenance, troubleshooting and repair in the workplace.
What You Will Learn:
Braking Theory (Physics)
- How the W-series foundation brake operates
- Foundation Brake system inspection and maintenance including brake adjustment
- Foundation Brake system troubleshooting and repair
- APTA foundation brake reline procedure authored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Brake Committee.
- Brake System overview and operation
- Introduction of system and operation
- Viewing of introduction video
- Explanation of physics relating to Brake operation.
- Detailed PowerPoint presentation with photos/diagrams
- Explanation of Brake component operation.
- Review of day 1 subject material
- Schematic interpretation
- Viewing of Brakes training video part 2
- Digital multi-meter operation relevant to Brakes
- Electrical troubleshooting skills development
- Equipped bus troubleshooting
- Final test and Mandatory Evaluation
Number of Days: 16 Hours over 2 Days
Continuing Education Units (CEU): 0