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Machinery Diagnosis and Analytical Skills

Classroom based course with study materials, lecturer support and CPD Hours included

London Training For Excellence


£4,200 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
5 Days
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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The objective of this course is to present an analytical approach to fault diagnosis and failure prevention in a broad range of machinery used in the process, manufacturing and power generation industries. The key routes to predictive maintenance are demonstrated through both overview and study of examples in: Metallurgical failure analysis Vibration analysis A sequential approach to machinery troubleshooting and problem solving.


Day 1 – The Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting System

  • The causes of machinery failure
  • Contributing factors overlooked
  • Metallurgical Failure Analysis Methodology
  • Failure analysis of bolted joints- shaft failures and their origins
  • Ductile and brittle failures of shafts

Day 2- Machinery Component Failure

  • Analysis and Reliability Improvement
  • Redesign opportunities
  • Analysing wear failures
  • Bearing in distress
  • Roller element bearing failure
  • Journal and Tilt –Thrust bearings
  • Gear failure analysis
  • Mechanical seal selection strategies.

Day 3- Continuous Reliability Improvement

  • Optimised lubrication for pumps and electric motors
  • Economics of dry sump oil mist lubrication
  • Lubrication considerations for pumps and electric motors
  • Major lubrication management
  • Vendor selection and reliability review methods
  • Centrifugal pump selection examples
  • Compressor reliability review examples

Day 4- Machinery Troubleshooting

  • The matrix approach to machinery troubleshooting
  • Pumps, centrifugal compressors blowers and fans
  • Reciprocating compressors, engines
  • Gas turbines and others
  • Vibration analysis- Multi-Media
  • Oil & Lubrication Analysis- Multi-Media
  • Specific machinery problems
  • Monitoring and analysis methods
  • Structured Problem Solving
    • Situation analysis
    • Cause analysis
    • Action generation
    • Decision making
    • Root Cause Failure Analysis - RCFA principles.

Day 5- Formalised Failure Reporting.

  • Actual cases cited
  • Examinations of failed components
  • Bearings , gears mechanical seals
  • Process/ Mechanical/Technical Interface
  • How PMT Teams work
  • Turnaround management
  • Preventive Vs Predictive maintenance

The course will be supported by:

  • Supporting Powerpoint Presentation
  • DVD for GE Turbines- how they work and the components
  • Multimedia For Diagnosing Machinery Failures- Methodology
  • Multimedia Program For Compressors- Animated Movement
  • Vibration Interactive Program- New Standard Institute
  • Oil & Lubrication Analysis Interactive Program- New Standard Institute
  • Class Group Studies

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