Course: Methods and tools for maintenance optimization

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Course title Methods and tools for maintenance optimization
Course code MTI/OPU
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kamenický Jan, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Zajíček Jaroslav, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures: 1. Introduction to the theory of maintenance and spare parts - history, evolution, standards. 2. Maintenance tasks - types, relation to probability distribution of failure. 3. Maintenance costs - categories, production losses, relation to spare parts. 4. Periodical maintenance - optimal interval evaluation. 5. Predictive maintenance and diagnostics - relation between predictive maintenance and diagnostics, condition monitoring, monitored parameters, optimal monitoring interval evaluation. 6. Diagnostic methods, proactive maintenance 7. Logistics in maintenance and spare parts management. 8. Maintenance optimization according to RCM - maintenance planning, schema of RCM inputs and outputs, secondary usage of RCM outputs. 9. Maintenance plan according to required values of reliability and availability. 10. Types of approaches in analysis - specification and comparison of qualitative, semi-quantitative and full-quantitative approaches, selection of critical equipment. 11. K out of N systems - design, operation and maintenance, evaluation of dependability parameters. 12. Spare parts -number of spare parts according to required availability, different approaches by turnover. 13. Maintenance and spare parts management - material and financial sources, benchmarking, outsourcing. 14. Software for maintenance optimization. Practices: The topics are practiced according to the lectures, the emphasis is put on the ability to apply the knowledge gained in the lectures to solve real problems.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments), Lecture, Practicum
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The maintenance, spare parts and their logistic support are the means to control the reliability and the availability of the items, its function and functions of the systems. The maintenance can affect lifetime of systems and the life cycle costs. This course contains complex information about maintenance and spare parts and it focuses on the experience from industrial practice.
Students will gain knowledge of the principles and tools of maintenance and spare parts management with relation to reliability and economics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined examination

The essential condition for successfully completing the subject is activity on the practice lectures and elaboration of semester work. The exam is both written and oral.
Recommended literature
  • ČSN EN 60300-3-11 Management spolehlivosti - Část 3-11: Pokyn k použití - Údržba zaměřená na bezporuchovost.
  • LEGÁT, Václav. Management a inženýrství údržby. Praha, 2013. ISBN 978-80-7431-119-2.
  • MOUBRAY, John. Reliability-Centred Maintenance. 1999. ISBN 9781493302833.
  • PECHT, Michael. Product reliability, maintainability, and supportability handbook. 2009. ISBN 978-0-8493-9879-7.

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