1.3 Repair Techniques and Methods


Where the method, technique aims?

  • The methods and techniques covered here aim at developing a closed loop design methodology of feeding information from maintenance to design. This is achieved through analysis of failures and generation of lessons that can prevent such failures from re-occurring. The emphasis will be on generic lessons that can be applied to other similar cases.

What are the benefits for the company? (why to use it?)

  • The main benefits of such approach are that it will help to improve design of systems and artifacts as well as improved working practice. Currently maintenance domain is an environment of rich data related to failures. There seems to be no formal methods of feeding back this data to the designers of the systems. This module will help users to appreciate different Case Studies related to failures in both maintenance and design functions, and discuss lessons learnt.

Are there any preconditions, limitations?

  • It provides cases from some industries. However, it doe not cover all industries.

Learning objectives for the trainees?

  • After reading this module you will be able to analyze failure using advanced techniques in maintenance and reliability in order to extract lessons for prevention and improvement.

Learning Outcome

Upon completion of this chapter the trainee will be able to:

  • Appreciate maintenance and reliability related terms
  • Use techniques for fault fining and analysis

Prerequisites / Related Topics:

Related Topics: Maintenance involvement in design, procurement and operation of assets, and, Condition monitoring