Air Brake System and Foundation Brakes

Two day course
On-site or classroom based
IMI approved course

The brake course is split into two areas, the air system and the foundation brakes. The air system will cover types of components and their location along with piping layouts and port designations. Foundation Brakes will cover the Wabco PAN Series of Disc Brakes and the Knorr Bremse SN & SB Disc Brakes. A separate two day ABS course is offered, which, if completed in conjunction with this Brake course, will give participants a comprehensive understanding of the modern braking systems and components fitted to the current Alexander Dennis “Enviro” range of buses.

This two day course is aimed at all competent Technicians involved in the maintenance and repair of the major braking system components. Delegates will be encouraged to develop their understanding by participating in practical exercises & discussion throughout the two days.

Delegates will learn to carry out maintenance and repair procedures in line with the recommended service schedule and to recognise wear patterns and determine if repair or renewal is necessary. This includes full strip and rebuild of disc brake and carrier assemblies.

Course content

  • Classroom presentation using components for demonstration, identification and testing.
  • Detailed video presentation on re-build of each caliper assembly.
  • New caliper assemblies in workshop for strip and repair exercise using correct tooling for replacing guide pins.
  • General maintenance and adjustment.
  • Air brake component board – to be correctly piped by delegates.
  • Practical assessment including identifying wear patterns and when to repair or renew.
  • Written assessment.
  • All Students will receive full course material on a CD.

Additional Information

  • Students must provide their own clean safety shoes for workshop areas.
  • Joining instructions and site information will be sent to you.
  • Results of individual assessments are available to employers on request.
  • Certificates issued to successful delegates. Valid for three years unless stated otherwise.
  • IMI certificate awarded to successful delegates. 80% pass rate required on assessment.

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