Preventive and Predictive Maintenance
- Types of maintenance
- Purpose and application
Defining terminology associated with the preventive and predictive maintenance will be the focus of day one. Participants will learn how to identify the different types of maintenance, as well as describe their purpose and applications. Breakdown, preventive, predictive, proactive, and corrective maintenance are several types that will be covered on this day.
Preventive and Predictive Maintenance (Cont.)
- Sources of developmental information
- Maintenance practices
- Procedures used to record data
The discussion of preventive and predictive maintenance will continue on this day. The focus will shift to the sources of development information, maintenance practices, and procedures used in recording data. Specific maintenance practices that will be covered on this day will include vibration analysis, non-destructive testing, fluid analysis, balancing, and thermography. Reports, checklists, manufacturer specifications, and root cause analysis will all be discussed as sources of developmental information.
- Terminology, tools, and equipment
- Hazards and safe work practices
- Causes, analysis methods, and application
Day three will cover vibration analysis. Participants will learn about the terminology, tools, equipment, applications, and procedures for vibration analysis. Hazards and safe work practices will be covered as well. Identifying causes of vibration, vibration analysis methods, and describing the application of the methods will be discussed. Participants will also learn about manufacture specification, vibration standards and charts, and regulations and guidelines regarding vibration analysis interpretation.
Testing and Detection Procedures
- Types of destructive testing
- Destructive vs. non-destructive
- Testing material toughness
Testing and detection procedures will be the focus of day four. The different types of destructive testing will be covered, along with a comparison of destructive versus non-destructive methods. Participant will learn about defining the ultimate tensile strength, the principles involved in testing steel toughness, and the free-blend test used in weld testing. Several types of testing will be discussed on this day, these will include the tensile test, bend test, impact test, radiographic, ultrasonic, magnet particle, dye penetrate, and hydrostatic.
Testing and Detection Procedures (Cont.)
- Visual inspection on pipe welding
- Dye penetrant
- Damage vibration can cause in equipment
On the last day, the discussion on testing and detection procedures will continue. An in class project and presentation will be used on this day to enhance participant learning. Participants will get the chance to perform a visual inspection on a welded pipe specimen, and then summarize their finding through a presentation. This day will cover how dye penetrant can be used to determine the soundness of a weld area in both flanges and pipe connections. Vibrations in equipment will also be discussed to include how vibrations can damage equipment.
This course is mainly targeted to mechanical technicians in the field as an introduction or refresher. The course can also be applicable to employees working with equipment purchasing, procurement, storage, and job planning, as well as immediate supervisors to the working technicians.
Participants attending this course should have attended a minimum of awareness training in mechanical and electrical systems. They should be very familiar with rotating machinery and equipment, as well as the processes associated with these operations.