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Course Number:
APR 266
Course Title:
Predictive Maintenance Technologies
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Course Description

Covers the theory and application of Predictive Maintenance (PdM) for heavy industrial equipment and machinery. Covers maintenance procedures that are based on regular monitoring of equipment and machinery condition rather than on regular, planned, time-interval maintenance procedures(PM). Includes the use of up-to-date monitoring technologies especially infrared thermometers, infrared thermal imaging, ultrasonic detection, high speed vibration analysis, and machine oil analysis. Includes data application to the creation of PdM Plans. Emphasizes OSHA safety procedures while collecting data or maintaining industrial equipment and machinery. Prerequisites: APR 264, and (WR 90 and RD 90) or IRW 90 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement or department permission. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Required Course for Apprentices registered in the Millwright/Industrial Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship Program. It is open to any other student but requires Department Permission to take this course.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Determine the appropriate monitoring technologies that are applicable to a site specific piece of industrial equipment and/or machinery.
  • Collect data using appropriate instrumentation, such as Infrared Thermography Cameras and Ultrasonic Detectors, for a site specific piece of industrial equipment and/or machinery.
  • Use computer software to create a written PdM plan based on data collected  from site specific industrial equipment and/or machinery.
  • Apply appropriate maintenance procedures, using a PdM plan, to Industrial equipment and /or machinery
  • *Define lubrication processes with trade-specific industrial materials and equipment (*required statewide outcome).
  • *Develop machine shops skills in troubleshooting (*required statewide outcome).

Course Activities and Design

The Course Design is primarily lecture with in-class demonstrations of monitoring technologies, instrumentation, and tools; and the application of computer software to develop written PdM plans.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment will be accomplished using skills' checklists filled out by an adequate sampling of Millwright/Industrial Maintenance Technician Training Agents and/or an Apprentice's Journey Person.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Define Predictive Maintenance (PdM)
  • Define Preventative Maintenance (PM)
  • Developing a PdM plan using software
  • Developing a data collection plan: select locations for analysis, select what data is relevant, obtain additional training if necessary, catalog required skills
  • Use air bourn ultrasonics  and structural  ultrasonics; correct ultrasound practices; creating an ultrasound report
  • Infrared Thermal Imaging applied to electrical and mechanical inspection; creating a Thermography report
  • Vibration analysis: gear mesh; resonance and harmonics; motor issues; unbalance; displacement/velocity/acceleration; shock pulse; misalignment
  • Machine oil analysis: oil sampling and chemical analysis; creating an oil analysis report
  • Following the PdM plan and conclusions when performing maintenance procedures
  • Safe work practices around machinery and equipment with moving parts