American Trainco Seminars
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Predictive Maintenance & Condition Monitoring On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

Learn how to develop a Predictive Maintenance program & monitor the results!

Course Description/Agenda

Purpose of Seminar:

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.

By the end of this seminar, students will be able to go back to their facility and immediately apply what they learned to help make their maintenance process more efficient and less expensive. Training like this never costs – it pays!
Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course students will receive a personalized American Trainco Certificate of Completion and 1.4 CEU’s (Continuing Education Credits) approved by the Maintenance Training Association of the Americas indicating that he or she has learned how to:

  • Identify Why Time Based Maintenance Doesn’t Work
  • Describe the Benefits of a PdM & Condition Monitoring Program
  • Identify What Equipment to Monitor
  • Understand Different PdM Technologies
  • Predict What Maintenance Needs to be done and When
  • How to Choose the right PdM Technologies for You
  • Measure the Effectiveness of Maintenance Decisions
  • Communicate the Condition Monitoring Program through the Facility
  • How to Choose a PdM Service Provider
  • How to Implement a PdM Program
  • Who should take this course:

    This seminar is a must for anyone who is involved with maintenance at industrial plants, utilities or commercial and private building facilities. Attendees come from a wide variety of industries, skill-levels, company sizes, and job titles, so if you’re not sure you’ll fit in or will benefit from the class, don’t worry – you will! People who will benefit from attending this seminar include…

    • Maintenance, Operations & Purchasing Managers & Personnel in:

      • Manufacturing Plants
      • Commercial Buildings
      • Utilities
      • Hospitals
      • Waste Water Facilities
      • Schools
      • Government Buildings
      • Shopping Centers
      • Office & Apt Buildings

      • Maintenance Personnel
      • Maintenance Managers
      • Purchasing Agents
      • Operations Managers
      • Plant Managers
      • Manufacturing Managers
      • Production Managers

    What you will take home:
    • American Trainco Seminar Manual - detailing all presentation material covered n the class
    • Personalized Training Certificate with 1.4 American Trainco Continuing Education Units for attending this two-day seminar, approved by the Maintenance Training Association of the Americas
    • All the information you need from asking our instructors specific questions about your own equipment or facility
    Course Outline / Agenda:

    PdM or condition based maintenance attempts to evaluate the condition of equipment by performing periodic inspections while the equipment is still in service. The ultimate goal of PdM is to perform maintenance “just in time”, before the equipment fails in service. This two-day course is for maintenance personnel, operators and managers who desire to understand how condition monitoring can increase the efficiency of their maintenance program while reducing costs. This course will teach you what equipment to monitor, what technologies to monitor it with and how to measure your success. Students will gain an understanding of real world applications to help them implement a PdM program at their facility.

    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 Benifits
  • 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 Excercise - 1.5 Hours

    How to Sell Root Cause Analysis to Managment
  • 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 Priciples of RCM
  • Five RCM Strategies
  • Review of FMECA
  • Review of RCFA-Root Cause Failure Analysis

    PdM for Manufacturing Plant Operators

    The Relationship between Availability and Reliability
  • Relationship Chart
  • Profit benifits of Operational Availability
  • How to Calculate Up-ti


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