Many organizations consider the maintenance function as critical operational and decision making area which can guarantee plant accessibility and reliability. A Cost Effective Maintenance program ensures longer plant life span and promotes safe working environment for all stakeholders. Discuss and illustrate out the key stages in setting up a maintenance program in organization.
Many practitioners agree that maintenance activities involve risks since the number of defects including equipment malfunction, explosion and fire originate during such activity. In brief elaborate on key success factors in prevention of risks throughout maintenance operations.
The prevailing business environment is continuously altering with respect to the emerging complexities in the development and employ of new equipment, technologies and infrastructures. The maintenance functions are encountered with many challenges and practitioners are increasingly adopting Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) and Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) to maintain the requirements of machinery in the defined operating context.
i. Illustrate out the Reliability Centred Maintenance approach
ii. In brief illustrate out the underlying principles
iii. Illustrate out the process related FMEA
The Strategic Corrosion Management Audit is the assessment; Review and Presentation package tailored specifically to the company requires and also considers the current ‘external corrosion management philosophy’. An effective audit can aid to reduce maintenance cost reductions of 5% to 85% over the life-time of a plant. In brief elaborate on the steps for the Strategic Corrosion Management.
The Bath-Tub curve is a significant tool for understanding the reliability of engineering elements in many different applications. It is viewed as a hazard function which illustrates the variation of failure rate of elements during their life time. Illustrate out the phases of Bath-Tub curve.
In brief discuss and illustrate out the Predictive Maintenance strategy and list some of techniques employed for implementing in work environment.
Reliability Centred Maintenance is one of strategies employed for failure management and is related to condition of equipment. This strategy relies on ability of maintenance personnel to detect potential failures in advance in order to take suitable actions. A common curve which defines the behaviour of equipment as it approaches failure is the P-F curve. Elaborate with the aid of a diagram on the use of a P-F curve to enhance situation of equipment and safety in a work environment.