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BME-025: Condition Monitoring and Maintenance Management

IGNOU via Swayam


This course “Condition Monitoring and Maintenance Management” comprises of three modules and ten chapters will be covered in eight weeks.The Module 1: Maintenance Concepts, deals with functions and objectives of maintenance, maintenance strategies, maintenance scheduling and organization and spare parts management and also deals with various methods and policies of maintenance engineering.Module 2: Condition Based Maintenance, describes the methods of fault diagnosis, condition checking and inspection and trend monitoring methods. This module also explains various methods of machine fault identification and its diagnosis.Module 3: Reliability Centered Maintenance, discusses about maintenance division models, reliability oriented maintenance systems, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Benchmarking. Finally it concludes with procedures of JIT maintenance, zero defect maintenance and zero breakdown maintenance systems. Course Credit: 2


Course layout

Week No.


Week 1

Unit 1: Functions and Objectives of Maintenance

Week 2

Unit 2: Maintenance Strategies

Week 3

Unit 3: Maintenance Schedules

Week 4

Unit 4: Spare Parts Management

Week 5

Unit 5: Diagnostic Maintenance

Week 6

Unit 6: Condition Monitoring

Unit 7: Trend Analysis

Week 7

Unit 8: Maintenance Models

Unit 9: Reliability Oriented Maintenance Models

Week 8

Unit 10: TPM and Japanese Concepts: Kaizen

Taught by

Dr. N.Venkateshwarlu

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