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Our training product line consists or far more than just realistic training hardware. We offer a complete system of collateral materials in order to create a complete training experience.

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The Link is a easy-to-follow outline of learning activities designed to organize individual training modules for use in both instructor-lead and self-directed learning applications.

Using a simple outline format with identifying "action logos", the student is guided through a balanced blend of related learning activities (usually using a textbook), in-plant activities, hands-on exercises, review questions and optional elements such as corresponding videos.

This simplistic format allows the student to easily follow the activities in a meaningful sequence. A building-block approach is often used.

This same simplistic format can be adopted by instructors when using DAC devices in a instructor-led setting.

Every effort is made within each module, to minimize review of unnecessary theory and maximize the amount of hands-on activity.


  • Can be used as a self-paced learning program or as course outline for instructor-led training.
  • Includes related (informational), hands-on, in-plant, and optional activities.
  • Uses icons to establish the format of each learning activity.
  • Reproducible. A site license is provided.
  • Modifiable. Can be provided on disc allowing for adaptation to suit local training needs.

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DAC Training aids are designed to provide a realistic "industrial-grade" learning experience. Each device is designed to be used in a variety of configurations and to support a broad range of exercises.

All devices have the "look" and "feel" of real equipment. Full-size industrial quality components are included. Their design is based on the input of our industrial training customers and our own experience relating to mechanical design, petrochemical plant design and industrial design.

Each device, while allowing for a range of related learning experiences, is task-specific. In this way several topics can be taught simultaneously and a complete program can be developed over time, according to your training priorities and budget.

In general, each device has been created with the objective of providing the student with enough realistic experience to be able perform effectively, immediately, in the field.

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  • Industrial-grade, heavy-duty construction.
  • Real industrial-quality components.
  • Multi-functional design allowing for use in a variety of configurations.
  • Allows for training outside the distracting, and sometimes dangerous, production environment.
  • Task-based, allowing for the economical purchase of multiple units and the ability to train in several topics concurrently.
  • Often includes all tools necessary for use.
  • Has the "look" and "feel" of real equipment.

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The related (informational) component of our training system is most often provided through the economical, yet in-depth, maintenance training manuals and handbooks outlined elsewhere on this site.

Each manual addresses a range of related topics in one inexpensive book. These technically-rich, recently published, books eliminate the need and expense of more common single-topic training materials.

Most importantly the manuals, or identical smaller format handbooks, can be used as a convenient toolbox reference once training has been completed. In this way important terms, tables and technical data covered in training (and often forgotten) are always at the technician's fingertips when in the field.

All manuals include review questions, which form a part of the complete training experience.

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  • Spiral-bound, horizontal format allows for convenient use.
  • In-depth and up-to-date treatment of all topics.
  • Multi-topic format allows for reuse in several related training modules.
  • Heavily illustrated, 150-250 illustrations per book.
  • Contains many useful tables and charts applicable to training and ultimately useful in the field.
  • Available in a even more economical, handbook format, making distribution possible after training has been completed.

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Perhaps the most important element of the DAC training system are the exercises provided with each device. These exercises can be used, not only as a part of the Link-based training program, but as stand-alone exercises for use in courses developed by others.

Each exercise includes carefully written measurable performance objectives, lists of enabling competencies, prerequisite exercises, necessary components, necessary tools, as well as a goal-focused introductory discussion. A complete step-by-step sequence of activity is provided, including photographs of each primary step.

These exercises, in combination, give the student a complete, well-rounded experience in the applicable topic. Many exercises can be used as standard plant procedures for generic and equipment-specific tasks, if desired.

A single comprehensive and representative examination exercise is provided separately, should a performance-based test be desired. This exercise depends heavily on the objectives provided in each related training exercise.


  • Carefully written, goal-oriented performance objectives.
  • Thorough lists of enabling competencies, necessary related reading, tools, components as well as sources of material.
  • Introductory goal-focused discussion.
  • Step-by-step procedures for each task, with photos.
  • Can be used as procedures for use in-plant use.
  • Reproducible. A site license is provided.
  • Can be used stand-alone or as part of the Link-based programmed learning system.

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