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Basic Pump Maintenance: Keeping a problem from happening in the first place

On the surface, pumps seem like pretty simple things. But combining electrical and mechanical operations to move water from one place to another is complex and can be rife with problems. In this free 1 hour webinar, instructor Wade Heisler helps take some of the mystery out of basic pump maintenance. We'll discuss maintenance strategies and techniques to help keep pumps from failing in the first place.

Implementing Preventive Maintenance

Implementing Preventive Maintenance

This online maintenance management course covers what preventive maintenance (PM) is and why it is necessary. Develops procedures for setting up a practical PM program, and describes effects of PM on scheduled and unscheduled work. Explains the requirements and advantages of the program as it applies to maintenance management. Provides information on the relationship of PM to production and quality control. Implementing Preventive Maintenance is available in online and course manual formats.

TPC Training Systems is authorized by IACET to offer 0.5 CEUs for this program.

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  • Online Course & Test $85.00
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Lesson 1: The Need for PM


The scope of PM; Good programs pay off; Costs  cut dramatically; Inspections; Establishing maintenance routes; Steps in planning; Review; Decide; Implement; Maintenance job orders; Priorities; Scheduling

– List the six functions of a typical PM Program.
– List the major benefits of PM.
– Explain the three stages involved in the planning process.
– Describe the function of the maintenance job order.
– Explain the use of a priority system.

Lesson 2: Setting Up a PM Program


Strategies for gaining support; Setting up the program; Organizing for action; Checklists; Securing cooperation; Setting up a lube program; Lubricating follow-through

– Describe the elements needed to establish a preventive maintenance program.
– List the data that can be obtained from review of inspection reports.
– Distinguish between preventive and predictive maintenance.
– Explain the preparation of inspection checklists.
– Explain how to set up a lubrication program.

Lesson 3: Scheduling PM


Scheduling—what it is and isn’t; Long-range planning; Forecasting; Forecasting tips; Short-range scheduling; Scheduling meetings; Conducting the scheduling meeting; Measuring schedule compliance; Using work orders in scheduling

– Describe the importance of scheduling to the maintenance program.
– Describe the role that the production department plays in maintenance scheduling.
– Explain the uses of forecasting and long-range planning.
– List the types of jobs that should appear on a weekly schedule.
– Explain how and why weekly scheduling meetings should be held.
– Measure compliance with scheduling.

Lesson 4: Controlling Work


Control of emergency work; Control of unscheduled work; Repetitive preventive maintenance services; Using the standing work order; Forecasting scheduled work; Forecasting planned scheduled work; Using the schedule effectively; Work order flow; Handling work assignments; Reporting labor and material use; The engineering work order; Span of control; Communications and control; Controlling specific types of work; Maintenance management network

– List the criteria for assigning emergency status to a situation.
– Describe the use of the master schedule and standing work order.
– Describe the techniques for controlling emergency, scheduled, unscheduled, and preventive maintenance work.
– Explain the role forecasting plays in planning and scheduling.
– Report labor and material use.

Lesson 5: Quality Control


Before the job starts; Organizing materials; Tool control; Transportation and rigging; Contact with planning; Sizing up labor requirements; Control during the job; Actions at the worksite; After the work is completed; Follow-up report

– List short cuts for obtaining spare parts and other materials that are often used in routine repairs.
– Estimate crew labor necessary for efficient job execution.
– Describe the supervisor’s role at the work-site in terms of labor control, accident prevention, and quality control.
– Explain the role of quality control.
– Describe the steps involved in evaluating a completed job.

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