Rotating Equipment Balancing, Alignment and Condition Monitoring DMERCM608

MODULE DETAILS

 

Rotating Equipment Balancing, Alignment and Condition Monitoring DMERCM608

 

Nominal duration: 60 hours total time commitment

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, and attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

 

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

 

This module covers the application of maintenance and costs of breakdowns, vibration and vibration measurement, balancing, misalignment and other machinery faults, particle and chemical analysis, temperature monitoring and failure analysis.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of the module is for participants to develop the basic skills and ability to recognise and solve precision maintenance issues in a structured and confident manner in working towards improving the reliability and performance of rotating machinery.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Original module approved in 2010 (52243); 2013 (52606WA); 2016 (52810WA).  This version: V4.0

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules and units that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

 

AC Electrical Motors and Drives DMEEMD605

Pumps Compressors Turbines DMEPCT606

 

Modules that must be delivered concurrently with this module:

 

None

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

1.    Outline technical and financial implications of appropriate vs inappropriate maintenance

2.    Identify fundamental principles of mechanical vibration

3.    Explain techniques for vibration measurement

4.    Explain techniques for balancing

5.    Explain techniques for alignment

6.    Outline best practices for condition monitoring tasks

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1

Outline the technical and financial implications of appropriate vs inappropriate maintenance

1.1

Outline the fundamental purpose of maintenance

1.2

Identify and evaluate popular maintenance philosophies

1.3

Explain the characteristics of precision maintenance

1.4

Outline the cost implication of breakdowns

2

Identify the fundamental principles of mechanical vibration

2.1

Identify and explain the fundamentals of mechanical vibration, with emphasis on:

(a) Vibration waves

(b) Overall vibration

(c) Vibration spectrum
(d) Natural and forcing frequencies

3

Explain techniques for vibration measurement

3.1

Explain the basic operation of vibration sensors

3.2

Outline vibration sensor selection and specification procedures

3.3

Explain specifications for appropriate mounting of sensors

3.4

Explain the use of spectrum analysers and other basic measurement instrumentation

4

Explain techniques for balancing

4.1

Identify indicators of unbalance in rotating machinery

4.2

Outline practical procedures for correct balancing

4.3

Define balancing-related terms

4.4

Outline and compare the characteristics of methods of balancing

4.5

Identify appropriate procedures for balancing of overhung rotors

4.6

Outline the sources and applications of relevant balancing standards

5

Explain techniques for alignment

5.1

Identify methods for identifying and measuring misalignment

5.2

Identify and explain techniques of alignment

5.3

Identify and assess permissible alignment tolerances according to application

6

Outline best practices for condition monitoring tasks

6.1

Outline the Tighten, Lubricate and Clean (TLC) approach

6.2

Identify approaches to condition monitoring

6.3

Explain the merits of failure analysis

DELIVERY MODE

 

Online and/or face-to-face

SPECIALISED RESOURCES

N/A

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

 

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

 

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

 

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required.

 

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

 

Assessments will be open book assessment and may be completed off-campus. Invigilation software will be used for some assessments to ensure authenticity of work completed.

 

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different assessors.

 

 

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • tribology

Hardware

  • Online