AHV-IV Vibrator Maintenance

AHV-IV Vibrator Maintenance

Description

Students will discuss the theory of Vibroseis operation, energy sources, data acquisition, vehicle construction and location of major components. In depth discussion of the electrical, hydraulic, and drive system, covering operations,adjustments, calibration and maintenance.

Prerequisites

An understanding and familiarity with personal computers and seismic data acquisition/collection methods. Three years experience in troubleshooting and repairing mechanical and hydraulic systems. Advanced training in proportional hydraulics or equivalent work experience is preferred.

Day 1

1. Vibroseis Theory of Operation

  • Vibroseis Theory
  • Energy Sources
  • Data Collection & Geophones
  • Force Mass & Acceleration

2. Vibrator Vehicle

  • Vibrator Vehicle Construction
  • PLS (PreLoad Series) Theory
  • Vibrator Vehicle Specification Sheet
  • Major Components
    • Frame and General Assembly
    • Engine/Pump Package
    • Drive Train
    • Vibrator and Lift Assemblies

3. Locate Major Components as discussed in class on the Vibrator Vehicle

Day 2

  1. Introduction to Basic Electricity and Electronics
  2. Introduction to AC Circuits
  3. Reading Electrical and Electronic Schematics
  4. Locate Major Components as discussed in class on the Vibrator Vehicle

Day 3

1. Vehicle Electrical System

2. DDEC IV Engine Protection System

3. Vibrator Control System

4. Locate Major Components as discussed in class on the Vibrator Vehicle

Day 4

1. Fundamental of Hydraulics

2. Reading Hydraulic Schematics Basics

3. Basic Vehicle Theory of Operation

4. Locate Major Components as discussed in class on the Vibrator Vehicle

Day 5

1. Relationship between Auxiliary, Vibrator and Drive Hydraulics Systems

2. Auxiliary Hydraulic System Theory and Maintenance

3. Auxiliary Manifold

4. Locate Major Components as discussed in class on the Vibrator Vehicle

Day 6

1. Drive System Theory and Maintenance

2. Locate Major Components as discussed in class on the Vibrator Vehicle

Day 7

1. Vibrator System Theory and Maintenance

2. Reaction Mass

3. Vibrator Maintenance and Repair

Day 8

1. Settings, Adjustment and Calibration

2. Engine Maintenance

Day 9

1. Hydraulic System Troubleshooting

Day 10

1. Air-conditioning Operation

2. Legal and Environmental Considerations

3. Recommended Lubrication and Fluid Changes

4. Contamination

5. Course Summary and Q&A

6. Final Exam

7. Course Evaluation

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