Seminar Overview

Available in both virtual and in-person, instructor-led formats, this course provides the fundamentals of Predictive Maintenance and Condition Monitoring applicable to facilities and manufacturing production lines. With ever increasing demands from top management to accomplish more work and decrease operating costs, investing in predictive maintenance and condition monitoring tools makes more sense today than ever before. While many organizations still rely heavily on time-based, preventive maintenance, it’s a proven fact that condition-based monitoring increases personnel productivity, reduces equipment downtime and saves money. Predictive Maintenance (PdM) & 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 $1,195. 

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What is Virtual Instructor-led Training (VILT)?

Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) is a live audio and video classroom experience over the internet with 100% interaction with the instructor, from the comfort of your own home or workplace. All you need is an internet connection, a microphone, and a webcam, and you can join the session from anywhere. With full audio and video capabilities, you are equipped with the tools you need for maximum learning. Visit our Virtual Instructor-Led Training page to learn more about the benefits of VILT.

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Day One - Discussion Topics

Classroom Introductions and Establishing Seminar Goals

The Aberdeen Group Study (2006)

Understanding Maintenance Program Types & Their Effectiveness

  • Break down
  • Preventive
  • Predictive
  • NASA’s Guiding Principles of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)

The Need to Identify Critical Equipment

Root Cause Analysis Tools; Examining In-House Processes

  • Elements of Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Applying the “5-Why?” Tool
  • The Ishikawa (Fishbone) Diagram
  • Root Cause Analysis Data Collection Forms
    • What Happened? How? Why?
    • How to do Cause/Effect Charting for RCA
    • Implementation Steps

How to Sell Root Cause Analysis to Management

  • Building the Analysis Team
  • Preserving Evaluation Data
  • Analyzing the Data
  • Communication of Findings and Recommendations
  • Tracking Cost Savings
  • Calculating Bottom Line Results

Four Foundations for Improving Reliability

  • Developing and Fostering the Culture of Reliability
  • Product Mission
  • Reliability Specifications

Dr. W. Edwards Deming & The Shift to Quality

  • The Need to Consider Quality vs. Cost Controls
  • Success in Post-1945 Japan
  • Success in American (late-1970’s Ford Motor Company)

Cost/Benefit Analysis Tools

Exercise:  Comparing Maintenance Strategies Based on Costs/Availability with “Truck Fleet Case History”

  • Run to Failure
  • Scheduled Repair/Parts Replacement/On-Condition Inspections
  • Applying Reliability Centered Maintenance
  • A Positive Financial Impact

Day Two - Discussion Topics

Determining Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE)

  • Another Metric for Equipment Performance
  • Focusing the Process Improvement Effort

Understanding Return on Investment (ROI)

Predictive Maintenance (PdM) Tools

  • Vibration
  • Oil Analysis
  • Infrared
  • Ultrasound

How PdM Technologies Integrate with RCM-Reliability Centered Maintenance

On-Line Monitoring for Instant Machine Condition Diagnostics

  • Monitoring Machine Conditions
  • How to Make Recommendations for Maintenance/Repair
  • The Future of PdM

Introducing FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis) and FMECA (Failure Modes and Effects with Cause Analysis)

  • The “Flip Side” of Root Cause Analysis
  • Recovering CMMS Data
  • Basic FMEA Steps & Application

The Maintenance-Operations Planning Meeting:

  • Facility-Wide Inputs; Gather your Subject Matter Experts
  • Prioritizing Critical Equipment
  • Equipment Availability
  • Labor Utilization
  • Final Maintenance Schedule Recommendation

Using Maintenance Log Data

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

Review of Seminar Goals and Addressing Remaining Questions


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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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