To equip students with the know-how of maintenance of process plants and safety considerations in operation.
Types of maintenance: Preventive, predictive, break down and total productive maintenance. Individual versus group replacement; Internal versus external maintenance. Scheduling of maintenance. Computerized maintenance. Organization of maintenance force. Design considerations; Layout and construction. Maintenance of rotary and stationery equipment, inspection techniques; Non-destructive testing techniques. basic of rigging and lifting. Lubrication and lubricants.
Importance of safety with increased productivity. Overall safety of plant and personnel; Accident and loss statistics. Accident analysis and prevention. Types of accidents in chemical industry. Govt. regulations for industrial safety. Difference between accident and incident. Accident rate calculations and economics of accident prevention. Safety management. Hazard and risk assessment. Accident investigation and case history. Fires and explosions. Fire triangles. Flammability characteristics. Safety equipment, fire-fighting equipment and their uses. Occupational diseases related to chemical industry.
Text and references:
Maintenance Manager’s Standard Manual by Thomas A. Wester-Kamp, Prentice-Hall.
A Guide to Effective Industrial Safety by Jack W. Boley, Gulf Publishing Company.