Seminar Overview

With ever increasing demands from top management to do more work and decrease costs, investing in predictive maintenance and condition monitoring makes more sense today than ever. While many organizations still rely heavily on time based maintenance, it’s a proven fact that condition monitoring maintenance requires less personnel and saves money and downtime.

This course provides the fundamentals of PdM and condition monitoring applicable to plants, facilities and manufacturing lines. Predictive Maintenance & Condition Monitoring will provide students with a framework to make the right decisions on what equipment needs condition monitoring, what technologies to use to meet their needs and how to measure the effectiveness of their decisions. In addition to exposing students to the principles and options for a program, they will learn about real world applications that have benefited other successful maintenance programs.

This 2-day seminar is just $1100

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Day One - Discussion Topics

Predictive Maintenance Program Types

  • Predictive Maintenance Program Types
  • Break down
  • Preventive
  • Predictive

Failure Rate vs. Time

  • Bathtub Curve
  • Definition: Weibull Distribution Curve of Failure Rate vs. Time

Sixteen PdM Program Benefits

  • How to Develop a PdM Program Worksheet with Microsoft Excel

Four Foundations for Improving Reliability

  • Developing and Fostering the Culture of Reliability
  • Product Mission
  • Reliability Specifications
  • Defining Universal Failures

Comparing Maintenance Strategies based on Cost and Availability with “Large Truck Case History”

  • Run to Failure
  • Scheduled Repair/Replacement
  • On-Condition Inspections
  • Case History

Basic Concepts of FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis) and FMECA (Failure Modes and Effects with Cause Analysis)

  • Ten Basic FMEA Steps

Techniques for Identifying Probability and Costs of Equipment Failure

  • Recovering CMMS Data
  • FMEA Data - Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
  • IEEE 493 Standards of Electric Motors

Using Maintenance Log Data

  • Times-To-Failure
  • Suspension Time
  • Times-To-Repair
  • MTBF - Mean Time Between Failures

Root Cause Analysis for Beginners

  • What Happened? How? Why?
  • How to do Cause Charting for Root Causes Possible Causes
  • Recommendations
  • Implementation Action Steps

Interactive Exercise - 1.5 Hours

How to Sell Root Cause Analysis to Management

  • Preserving Evaluation Data
  • Building the Analysis Team
  • Analyzing the Data
  • Communication of Findings and Recommendations
  • Tracking Cost Savings
  • Calculating Bottom Line Results
  • Case History: How to Set Up a Seal Failure Analysis Program
  • Four Step Process used by Predictive Maintenance Services Inc.

The Role of Reliability Centered Maintenance

  • NASA’s Guiding Principles of RCM
  • Five RCM Strategies
  • Review of FMECA
  • Review of RCFA-Root Cause Failure Analysis


Day Two - Discussion Topics

PdM for Manufacturing Plant Operators

The Relationship between Availability and Reliability

  • Relationship Chart
  • Profit benefits of Operational Availability
  • How to Calculate Up-time Value in Profit Dollars

Down-Time Analysis

  • F.R.E.D. Reporting - Failure Reporting, Evaluation and Display Reporting

A Review of PdM Technologies - Four Hour Presentation

  • Bearing Failure Analysis with Case History
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Preventive
  • Predictive

How PdM Technologies Integrate with RCM-Reliability Centered Maintenance

How to Write a PdM Return On Investment Report

  • Interactive Exercise - 1.5 hours

On-Line Monitoring for Instant Machine Condition Diagnostics

  • Monitoring Machine Conditions
  • How to Make Recommendations for Repair

The Future of Predictive Maintenance

Miscellaneous: How to Use Conformance Testing for Contractor Suppliers

  • Case History by Predictive Maintenance Services Inc.


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Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a certification of completion with 8 classroom hours (.8 TPC Training CEUs) per day attended. Visit our continuing education units page to determine if this class is accepted by  your state licensing agency.

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