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Pneumatic Tires: Tire Defects

$180.00

The Pneumatic Tires: Tire Defects course is designed to provide learners in the tire industry, including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), salespeople, distributers, suppliers, and tire service personnel, and any other interested individuals with a basic understanding of pneumatic tire defects.

Learning Hours: 2

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Course Description

The Pneumatic Tires: Tire Defects course is designed to provide learners in the tire industry, including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), salespeople, distributers, suppliers, and tire service personnel, and any other interested individuals with a basic understanding of pneumatic tire defects. Through helpful animations and interactives, learners are introduced the manufacturing defects and the operational and functional defects that affect tires after sales.

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Who will benefit from this Pneumatic Tire Defects course?

Tire industry, including original equipment manufacturers (OEM), salespeople, distributers, suppliers, and tire service personnel, and any other interested individuals.

Course Classification

This manufacturing course by THORS eLearning Solutions covers application of the included topics.

*THORS uses the Bloom’s Taxonomy Methodology for our course development.

Certificate Awarded for Pneumatic Tires: Tire Defects

Example of certificate awarded upon successful completion of the course.

*upon successful completion

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Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the different manufacturing defects and how they can occur.
  2. Identify the various types of defects that occur during manufacturing.
  3. Recognize the potential factors that may cause operating and functional defects to occur.
  4. Describe the differences between each type of operating and functional defect.
Example of a tread cracking defect on a pneumatic tire.
Pneumatic Tires: Tire Defects

Table of Contents

  1. Manufacturing Defects
    1. Inadequate Design
    2. Inadequate Control of Humidity
    3. Inadequate Preparation of the Tread Undersurface
    4. Dryness or Less than Required Tackiness of Components
    5. Wetness or More than Required Tackiness of Components
    6. Inadequate Venting of Evaporable Solvents
    7. Inadequate and Uneven Cure Inputs
      1. Cure Input
      2. Factors Affecting Cure Inputs
      3. Preventing Inadequate and Uneven Curing
    8. Air Entrapment between Plies and Belts
    9. Uneven Cutting of Ply Edges
    10. Uneven Calendering
    11. Uneven Frictioning
    12. Improper Application of Release Agents
      1. Inside Surface of a Tire
      2. Outside Surface of a Tire
      3. Tire Mold
    13. Inner Liner Damage during Tire Building and Curing
    14. Poor Splicing of Joints during Production
    15. Unskilled and Poor Inspection
    16. Careless Workmanship
    17. Improper Equipment
    18. Poor Equipment Maintenance
    19. Uneven Heating or Cooling of Tools
    20. Tire Mold and Curing Defects
      1. Misaligned Molds
      2. Molds with Blocked Spew Venting Holes
      3. Dirty Molds
      4. Damaged or Malfunctioning Bladders
      5. Undercure
      6. Failed or Inadequate Post Cure Inflation
    21. Contamination
    22. Liner Markings on Plies
    23. Use of Substandard Raw Materials Due to Cost Compulsions
    24. Use of Over-Aged Components
    25. Improper Process Control
    26. Uncontrolled Use of Rework Materials
  2. Operating and Functional Defects
    1. Road-Related Factors
    2. Tire-Related Factors
    3. Installation-Related Factors
    4. Tube-Related Factors
    5. Flap-Related Factors
    6. Valve-Related Factors
    7. Rim and Wheel Related Factors
    8. Vehicle-Related Factors
    9. Drive Factors
    10. Miscellaneous Factors

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