Introduction to Engineering Maintenance Procedures and Techniques
The correct maintenance of engineering systems results in improved efficiency and saves organisations time and money. Therefore, this unit introduces learners to a range of commonly used engineering maintenance procedures and monitoring techniques. As such, learners may encounter these in any manufacturing, plant or process environment. Furthermore, the unit will also help learners understand how the data gathered from monitoring engineering systems can be used.
Additionally, learners will examine the consequences of maintenance and maintenance planning in terms of cost. Furthermore, learning implications for production, personnel, the environment and safety. Moreover, gaining an understanding of engineering maintenance and process planning and develop the skills needed to plan scheduled and preventative maintenance activities on engineering systems.
The Engineering Maintenance Procedures and Techniques unit has been designed to reflect the multidisciplinary nature of maintaining manufacturing plant and process engineering systems. That is, rather than being confined to specialist knowledge of a single discipline. Additionally, learners will need to produce a maintenance plan for an engineering system. This will involve two or more interactive technologies from mechanical, electrical, fluid power, process control or environmental systems.
Furthermore, learners will be required to know about the methods, procedures and documentation that must be completed before handing over maintained systems, and how to confirm that the system is ready to run in a safe and operable condition.
Lastly, learners will gain an understanding of the basic techniques of condition monitoring and how computerised maintenance systems can be used to capture data and predict specific failure trends in plant, machinery, equipment and systems. For further information, please visit here.
On completion of this unit a learner should:
- Know about the types of maintenance associated with engineering plant, equipment and systems
- Know about maintenance frequency, the cost of maintenance and its effects on production
- Be able to produce a maintenance plan for a specific engineering system
- Understand how data gathered from monitoring the performance and condition of engineering plant, equipment and systems can be used.