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2-Day Preventive and Predictive Maintenance

This class covers the basics of PM and PdM in a convenient 2-day format. All aspects of PM are considered including engineering, economics, management and psychology. This course offers a basic foundation for any organization wanting to improve or set-up a PM system.

Course Agenda Day 1:

  • Groundwork

    • Goals of program
    • Report card
    • How much is enough?

  • PPM Economics

    • Past sins
    • Costs of setup and ongoing costs
    • True breakdown costs
    • Case study

  • Justifying (selling) PM and PdM expenditures

    • Some benefits of PPM
    • Selling PM/PdM
    • Benefits of PM/PdM

  • Basic Understanding of Preventive Maintenance

    • What is PM?
    • Understanding what PM is supposed to accomplish and the critical event
    • Appropriate PM strategy for the 3 equipment life cycles and 6 failure modes
    • Maintenance improvement curve- how to get the most bang for your buck

  • CMMS approaches to PPM

    • Steps to install a PPM system
    • Survey instructions
    • PM and PdM systems increase professionalism

  • Short repairs and high productivity


  • Reliability enhancement programs

    • RCM
    • PMO

Course Agenda Day 2:

  • PM Details for effectiveness

    • Four types of task lists
    • PM frequency and its effect on breakdown

  • Task list development


  • TLC (Tighten, Lubricate and Clean)


  • Guidelines for involvement with predictive techniques

    • Questions to ask before PdM
    • Oil analysis
    • Vibration analysis
    • Temperature measurement
    • Ultrasonic inspection
    • Advanced visual techniques
    • Other methods of predictive maintenance
    • TLC-Tighten, Lubricate, clean

  • Management of PM activity

    • Planning and Scheduling PM activity
    • Access to Equipment
    • Interruptive maintenance and non-interruptive maintenance
    • Metrics
    • Outsourcing PM

  • Task list analysis

    • Complete analysis of task lists (line by line)

  • Advanced Concepts- PM at the next level

    • P-F Curve
    • Statistical Analysis
    • PCR

  • Personnel issues

    • Staffing the PM Effort
    • What kind of personality to look for in a PM inspector
    • How to insure that PMs are done as designed

  • Developing a unique action plan


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