Predictive Maintenance and Condition Monitoring

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Inefficiencies and wastages abound in both manufacturing and service systems as a result of poor machine maintenance procedures. Moreover, technical and technological inability to monitor equipment conditions and failure to prescribe the corresponding maintenance procedures aggravate the problem.

The training course is designed to answer the needs of maintenance systems. Participants, after this training, are expected to acquire a comprehensive and integrated methodology in machine troubleshooting.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

At the end of the course, the participants are expected:

1. To have an introduction on the concepts of predictive maintenance and condition monitoring.

2. To be familiar with the various condition monitoring techniques which enhance the efficiency, reliability and safety of equipment


COURSE OUTLINE

1.0 MAINTENANCE CONCEPTS
1.1 Breakdown vs. Preventive (Time-based) vs. Predictive
1.2 Concepts of Condition Monitoring
2.0 CONDITION MONITORING TECHNIQUES
2.1 VIBRATION ANALYSIS
        Basic Concepts and Theory
        Typical Vibration Problems
   	 Detection, Diagnosis and Analysis Techniques
  	 Instrumentation and Applications

2.2 THERMOGRAPHY

      Introduction
      Basic Operating Principles
      Applications and Case Studies

2.3 APPLICATION OF NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING IN CONDITION MONITORING

      Surface Methods
         Radiography
         Eddy Current Testing
         Ultrasonic Testing
         Other Methods
         Demonstration of NDT Methods
2.4    OIL AND WEAR PARTICLE ANALYSIS
         Properties of Lubricants
         Oil and Wear Particle Analysis
         Spectographic & Ferrographic Analysis
         Analysis of Used Oil
         Interpretation of Results
2.5    PdM of ELECTRIC MOTORS
         Motor Fault Zones
         Motor Testing
         Preventive Maintenance
         Predictive Maintenance
3.0     MACHINERY ALIGNMENT
3.1     Alignment Techniques
3.2     Alignment Demonstrations
4.0     COMPUTERIZED MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (CMMS)
4.1     Advantages and Limitations
4.2     Documentation Requirements
4.3     Organizing for Computerization
4.4     Implementation

METHODOLOGY

This course incorporates group discussions and exercises to ensure that participants have mastered the content and utilize the concepts for the benefit of their organization.