Failure Analysis of Mechanical Machines

COURSE OUTLINES

  •  Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting
    • Causes of Machinery Failure
    • Contributing Factors Often Overlooked
  • Metallurgical Failure Analysis Methodology
    • Failure Analysis of Bolted Joints
    • Shaft Failures and Their Origins
    • Ductile vs. Brittle Failures and Stress Raisers
    • Redesign Opportunities
  • Machinery Component Analysis and Reliability Improvement
    • Wear Failures
    • Couplings, Bearings and Gear Failure Analysis
  • Machinery Component Analysis and Reliability Improvement (Continued)
    • Mechanical Seals and O-Ring Failures – Selection Strategies
  • Machinery Component Analysis and Reliability Improvement (Continued)
    • Machinery Lubrication Management (Economics & Optimization)
  • Vendor Selection and Reliability Review Methods
    • Why Reliability Reviews are Justified
    • Centrifugal Pump Selection Examples
  • Vendor Selection and Reliability Review Methods (Continued)
    • Compressor Reliability Review Examples
  • Machinery Troubleshooting
    • The Matrix Approach to Machinery Troubleshooting (for pumps, compressors, fans, turbines, and others)
    • Examples from Litigation Cases
  • Vibration Analysis - A Management Overview
    • Specific Machinery Problems
    • Monitoring and Analysis Methods
    • Future Outlook
  • Structured Problem Solving Sequence
    • Situation Analysis
    • Cause Analysis
    • Action Generation
    • Decision Making
  • Structured Problem Solving Sequence (Continued)
    • Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) Principles I
  • Structured Problem Solving Sequence (Continued)
    • Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) Principles II