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An Introduction to Basic Mechanical Components

COURSE NO: M03-043
An Introduction to Basic Mechanical Components
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of the purpose, types and operation of several basic mechanical components.


These components which include air compressors, boilers, cooling towers, steam traps, filters and strainers; are found at the heart of many plants and have widespread applications in several industries.


This 3 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical and industrial engineers, operators, maintenance personnel, and other technical staff who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the operation of the different mechanical equipment.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the various types of air compressors, operation and safety hazards
  • Familiarizing with boilers
  • Learning the purpose of the cooling tower and its various types
  • Learning the fundamentals of steam traps and their different types
  • Distinguishing between filters and strainers and learning their different types
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled,  "An Introduction to Basic Mechanical Components " adapted from  the DOE-HDBK-1018/2-93, Volume 2, Module 5 "Miscellaneous Mechanical Components" published by the U.S. Department of Energy.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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