Course Outline

4 Days

9 Core Modules

The Business Case For Precision Maintenance Management

  • Macro and microeconomic benefits for your organization
  • Your journey to world-class, proactive maintenance

Taking A Microscope Look At Precision Maintenance Fundamentals – An Introduction

  • Fastening to reduce mechanical vibration
  • Lubrication to cushion the effects of mechanical vibration
  • Alignment to reduce mechanical vibration
  • Balance to reduce mechanical vibration
  • How managing Precision Maintenance to reduce vibration and improve lubrication extends machine life
  • Electrical applications of Precision Maintenance management

The Physics Of Machine Failure

  • Failure mechanisms connect failure modes to failure causes
  • Right design and operation to manage stress-strength interference
  • Understanding mechanical failure modes and mechanisms
  • Understanding electrical failure modes and mechanisms

Modern, Machine Condition Monitoring – A Must For Precision Maintenance Management

  • Proactive versus predictive condition monitoring and condition-based maintenance
  • Vibration analysis fundamentals
  • Lubricant analysis fundamentals
  • Thermographic analysis fundamentals
  • Ultrasonic acoustic emissions fundamentals
  • Motor evaluation fundamentals
  • Non-destructive testing techniques
  • The “eyeometer” – visual and sensory inspections should create your foundation
  • Designing a machine condition monitoring program
  • The P-F interval for determining how and how often to monitor machine health
  • How condition monitoring drives down maintenance costs
  • How condition monitoring drives down maintenance inventories

Reliability Engineering Methods For Precision Maintenance Management

  • The basics of reliability engineering
  • How to manage risk over the life cycle of equipment assets

Fasteners

  • Bolting theory – how fasteners really work to hold machines to together
  • The difference between tension and torque
  • How much tension? – Hooke’s Law
  • How friction and lubrication influence torque and tension
  • Proper bolting sequence
  • Bolt basics – grades, standards and strength
  • Wrong and right choices for washers
  • Torque wrenches – 101

Lubrication

  • Lubrication basics – the many roles of a lubricant
  • Lubrication basics – the anatomy of a lubricant – it’s a bundle of performance properties
  • How a lubricant protects the machine under full film, mixed film and boundary contact conditions
  • Extending machine life with contamination control
  • Machine set-up for lubrication maintainability
  • Grease – not too much, not too little, but just right and just at the right time!
  • Precision greasing with ultrasonic tools

Alignment

  • The consequences of angular and offset misalignment
  • How misalignment influences bearing life
  • How misalignment influences coupling life
  • How to detect misalignment with vibration analysis
  • Laser alignment
  • Managing pipe strain with alignment

Balance

  • The basics of balancing
  • Causes of imbalance
  • How imbalance induced relative centrifugal force (RCF) robs your machines of life
  • Balancing standards – ISO and API
  • Single plane field balancing

Learning Objectives

Who should attend

Takeaways

Snapshot

The Business Case For Precision Maintenance Management

Taking A Microscope Look At Precision Maintenance Fundamentals – An Introduction

The Physics Of Machine Failure

Modern, Machine Condition Monitoring – A Must For Precision Maintenance Management

Reliability Engineering Methods For Precision Maintenance Management

Fasteners

Lubrication

Alignment

Balance

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Your Instructors

Drew Troyer

Drew Troyer

Principal Director

Bootleg Advisors

30+ years of expertise in sustainable manufacturing, asset management, energy & reliability engineering. Renowned author & keynote speaker. Certified Reliability Engineer & Energy Manager.

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Mike Greyling

Mike Greyling

Adjunct Principal

Covaris

Seasoned asset management leader with 35+ years in aviation, smelting, mining. Proven excellence in maintenance, reliability, risk management, stakeholder engagement, Six Sigma expertise, SAP leadership.

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