#703 - Machinery Failure Analysis and Prevention

Course Objective

Upon completion of this course, participants will gain an understanding of structured, results-oriented, root cause failure analysis methods for all types of machine components and entire machinery systems. Participants will also learn how parts fail, why they fail in a given mode, and how to prevent failures. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of making the best possible use of available failure statistics and how these can be used in a conscientiously applied comprehensive program of specifying, purchasing, installing, commissioning, and operating machinery.

Who Should Attend

Maintenance and machinery engineers, supervisors, and technicians involved in machinery operation and troubleshooting. Also, personnel from all process industries (refining, petrochemical, chemical, mining, pharmaceutical, fertilizer, food processing, and utilities).

Course Description

This course presents a systematic approach to fault diagnosis and failure prevention in a broad range of machinery used in the process, manufacturing, power generation, and mining industries. The key routes to preventive maintenance are demonstrated through both overview and the study of examples in metallurgical failure analysis, vibration analysis, and a sequential approach to machinery troubleshooting and problem solving.

Equipment failure events will be reviewed and participants are encouraged to bring relevant assembly drawings to the course or such components as failed bearings, gears, mechanical seals, and similar machine elements for failure analysis discussion.

Course Outline

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Course Text

Practical Machinery Management for Process Plants, Volume 2, Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting; H.P. Bloch and F.K. Geitner

Course Duration - 3 days