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6006 - Failure Analysis

Course number
On-site or at our offices

Duration: 1 day

Following this training, the participant will understand the concepts of equipment and mechanisms likely to cause parts to break, in order to identify the causes of defects and take the necessary corrective action to reduce and eliminate defects.

Intended for

Technicians, engineers and professionals working in the field of industrial maintenance and equipment design.



Course Content

1. Introduction to defect analysis
  • Root cause analysis (RCA)
  • ​Human error
  • Benefits and savings 
2. A few general considerations for failure analysis
  • Mechanisms causing defects
3. Sources of equipment fatigue
  • Stress, elasticity, plasticity, tenacity, fatigue
4. Overload defects
  • Unusual conditions
5. Fatigue defects
  • Categories of failure due to fatigue
6. Interpretation of types of fatigue
  • Analysis of different types of equipment fatigue
7. Understanding and recognizing corrosion
  • Type of corrosion
  • Effect of pH 
  • Effects of temperature 
8. Lubrication and wear 
  • Type of contact
  • Manufacturing a lubricant
  • Lubricant functions
9. Analysis of belt transmission systems
  • Design and efficiency
  • Defect analysis
10. Analysis of antifriction bearings
  • Bearing and equipment parts
  • Deterioration mechanisms
  • Detailed bearing analysis procedures
11. Gear analysis
  • Types of gears
  • Load and stress fluctuations
  • Useful life, design and degradation mechanisms
  • Defect analysis
12. Analysis of attachments and parts
  • Bolts
  • Defect analysis

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