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Course module: 201200146
Maintenance Engineering & Management
Course infoSchedule
Course module201200146
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. A.J.J. Braaksma
dr. A.J.J. Braaksma
Contactperson for the course
dr. A.J.J. Braaksma
dr. M.C. van der Heijden
Lecturer T. Tinga
Academic year2022
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
After the course, the student should be able to:
1. Describe ME&AM in practice: the approaches and performance indicators used for ME&AM:
  • Asset Management
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
2. Describe the goals, inputs and outputs of various analyses to be performed in Maintenance Engineering and Asset Management (ME&AM).
3. Explain the relations between various analyses in ME&AM and what this means for decisions resulting from these analyses and the final maintenance plan.
4. Use models and solution approaches for various analyses to be performed, e.g.:
  • Failure modes, effects(, and criticality) analysis (FME(C)A)
  • Reliability centred maintenance (RCM)
  • Maintenance Feedback Analysis (MFA)
  • Mechanism Based Failure Analysis (MBFA)
  • Spare part optimization (LORA)

In this course, we cover the complete process of developing a maintenance and support plan for an asset. This process starts with aligning the operation and maintenance of the asset with the strategic goals of the organization (Asset Management) and making a plan to improve the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) of an asset by making use of maintenance practices such as TPM and Life Cycle impact analysis.
This is followed by reliability predictions based on the analysis of the failure behavior. To this end, failure modes, effects, and criticality analysis (FMECA) are used during the development phase of the asset. When new predictions are required during the exploitation phase of the asset, these analyses may be performed again, and in addition Maintenance Feedback Analysis (MFA) can be performed.
Using the available knowledge on failure behavior, reliability centered maintenance (RCM) is used to decide on how to maintain the asset: should components simply be run-to-failure, or should they be maintained preventively? And should preventive maintenance be performed annually or only when the monitored condition of the component asks for this? When these questions have been answered, the maintenance tasks are detailed by performing a maintenance task analysis (MTA) a. Finally, we discuss the planning of spare parts needed to perform maintenance.
During the course, we refer to other specialized courses in which some of the analyses and problems are discussed in more detail (e.g., sparing analysis is treated briefly only in the current course). Therefore, this course can be regarded as an introduction to the broad field of maintenance. Using many examples from practice, including those given during guest lectures by practitioners, we show how the analyses from theory are implemented in industry. The assignments also focus on applying the analyses.

Participating study
Master Mechanical Engineering
Participating study
Master Industrial Engineering and Management
Participating study
Master Industrial Design Engineering
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