Motor Vehicle Engineering: The UPK for NVQ Level 2 by Tom Denton

By Tom Denton

Tom Denton's e-book presents all of the underpinning wisdom (UPK) required for an NVQ point 2 in motor vehicle Mechanical and digital platforms. The textual content highlights keyword phrases and studying projects to assist figuring out of all of the very important matters. of completion of the educational initiatives is a perfect means of establishing facts for inclusion in portfolios. plenty of diagrams, pictures and tables are used, making the e-book effortless to take advantage of. lots of the textual content covers motorcar know-how, yet element concerning the and motorcar businesses can be integrated

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It makes it a better place to work. ■ Detergents 3. It gives a better image to your customers. ■ Granules ■ Warning signs ■ Disposal Servicing and fixing motor vehicles can be a dirty job. But if you clean up after any dirty job, your workshop is a much more pleasant place to work. The HASAW Act makes the employer provide a safe and clean place of work. Further requirements are contained in the Factories Act. ■ The workshop and floor should be uncluttered and clean to prevent accidents and fires as well as maintaining the general appearance.

This is in effect an adhesive which sticks the threads together. When the correct compound is applied with care, it is a very secure way of preventing important components from working loose. Adhesives A very wide range of adhesives is used in today’s automotive industry. The number of applications is increasing constantly, replacing older methods such as welding. There are too many types of adhesives to cover here, but most of the basic requirements are the same. Manufacturers’ instructions must always be followed because: ■ many adhesives give off toxic fumes and must be used with care ■ most types are highly flammable ■ adhesives are often designed for a specific application.

These are hollow rivets which are already mounted on to a steel pin. The rivet is placed through the holes in the parts to be joined. Then a special rivet gun grips the pin and pulls it with great force. This causes the second rivet head to be formed. When the pin reaches a set tension it breaks off, leaving the rivet securely in place. The great advantage of this method is that you can work ‘blind’ – you don’t need access to the other side of the hole! 9 Different types of rivets LEARNING TASKS ➠ Look back at the key words.

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