3 PM and PdM (Preventive and Predictive Maintenance) ‑ 100% Online


The purchase of books required for each module will be the responsibility of individual students.  Books may be purchased online from Amazon, or Chapters.

Module III - Complete Guide to Predictive and Preventive Maintenance, Second Edition by Joel Levitt, published by Industrial Press, NY


Session 1

  • Safety as a driver
  • Groundwork 
  • The goal of Maintenance
  • PM, PdM Defined for this course
  • PM Report Card
  • 10 Questions
  • How much is enough?
  • Iatrogenic failure
  • PM as a percentage of hours

Session 2

  • PM Basics
    • Task lists
    • Common PM Tasks
    • Other aspects of the PM system or Program
    • Mandatory versus Discretionary
    • A special kind of failure:  Hidden Failures
    • How things fail and the kind of PM needed for each failure style
  • PM Details for effectiveness
    • Different types of task lists
    • Where to get the original Task List
    • PM frequency
    • PM clocks in use
  • TLC (Tighten, Lubricate, Clean)
  • Advanced Concepts- PM at the next level
    • P-F Curve
    • Statistical Analysis
    • PCR (Planned Component Replacement)

Session 3

  • Reliability Enhancement Programs
    • RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance)
    • PMO (PM Optimization)
  • Task List development
  • Task list analysis
  • Analysis of a task list

Session 4

  • Predictive Maintenance
    • Questions before you start
    • Chemical and particle Analysis Predictive tasks
    • Vibration
    • Temperature
    • Visual techniques
  • Management of PM activity
    • Planning and Scheduling PM activity
    • Access to Equipment
    • Interruptive maintenance and non-interruptive maintenance
    • Metrics
    • Outsourcing PM
    • CMMS approaches to PM and PdM
  • Short Repairs and high productivity
  • People issues
    • Staffing the PM Effort
    • What kind of personality to look for in a PM inspector
    • How to insure that PMs are done as designed

Session 5

  • Special issues for:
    • Factories
    • Fleets
    • Buildings