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CODE 107816
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-IND/17
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Bimonthly
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

In the 20th century, the economic value of industrial maintenance was first recognized. Today, it is one of the few strategies for lowering production costs and total cost of ownership for physical assets. The need for maintenance specialists in the industry has risen as a result.

The goal of the maintenance course is to increase the learners' competence, knowledge, and skill sets. It covers areas like maintenance introduction, equipment failure statistics, equipment failure probability distributions, maintenance types and their comparison, safety and its objectives.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides the basic elements and technical operational skills aimed at maintenance management (in Italian MAGEC) and the identification and mitigation of major industrial risks with reference to current legislation on Worker Health and Safety (Legislative Decree 81/2008).

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to deliver the following learning objectives:

  1. The understanding of the importance and challenges of industrial maintenance management.
  2. Demonstrate the importance and objectives of safety procedures and types of equipment.

TEACHING METHODS

The course would utilize various tools- Books, Journal Papers, Popular Readings, Case Studies and Simulations. The classroom session would involve a discussion of the critical concepts, case study discussions and quantitative simulations. This would be supplemented with assignments and exams.

  • Extra readings and cases will be provided separately by the instructor.
  • Instructions will be given in class on preparation before and after each session.
  • The examinations will be based on class discussions, cases and quantitative decision-making based on simulated scenarios.
  • The instructors will follow participative methods in the class. The instruction will predominantly be through interactive lectures and case discussions. 
  • The students are expected to come prepared to the class whenever a case or a reading is prescribed. The instructors can call upon any student for his/ her comments (cold call) during the case discussions.
  • The students will be required to learn Excel to explore case simulation, develop strategies and prove the effectiveness of their recommended decisions. No programming language prior knowledge is required for the use of the software.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Course Outline: Session/Topic/Reading Material/Reference

 

 

Session

Topics

Learning Outcomes

Readings and Cases

1-2

Introduction to Maintenance: Types and Comparison

In this lecture, an introduction to Maintenance and its types is given. Specifically, the following points are reviewed in the chapter. Maintenance background, four questions in maintenance, management role in maintenance, cost comparison between breakdown and preventive maintenance

Production and Operations Management by N G NAIR (chapter 07)

3

Failure statistics

Importance of failure statistics, failure statistic types, bath-tub contour, related exercises and Weibull's probability distribution

Production and Operations Management by N G NAIR (chapter 07)

4-5

Equipment Effectiveness,

In this lecture, the following topics have been covered Equipment Effectiveness, Equipment losses, Maintainability, Reliability and Availability. Maintenance efficiency, ways of scheduling PM

Exercises related to Reliability

 

Competitive Manufacturing Management

TATA McGraw-Hill edition (chapter 07)

6-7

Maintenance Repair & Replacement Plan (MRRP)

In these lectures, details of the Maintenance Repair & Replacement Plan (MRRP) are discussed—specifically, the benefits of a Maintenance Repair & Replacement Plan (MRRP). In addition, replacement problems/exercises have been added.

Production and Operations Management by R. Paneerselvam (chapter 19)

8

Preventive Replacement

Preventive replacement and its exercises, managing maintenance information and the role of operators for the above

Competitive Manufacturing Management

TATA McGraw-Hill edition (chapter 07)

9

Safety

In this lecture, the following topics have been covered safety objectives, workplace safety, hazardous material handling, ladders, and scaffolds.

 

Industrial Maintenance by Michael E. Brumbach and Jeffrey A. Clade (Second edition, Chapter 01)

10

Mechanics and structures

The objective is to examine some of the principles and how they relate to safety.

Operators must consider the types and amounts of forces that act or may act on systems, equipment, and products to make them safe.

Safety and Health for Engineers, Roger L. Brauer 3rd edition (chapter 10)

11

Tools and machine hazards

Most injuries are caused by equipment and tools. About 8% of lost-time occupational accidents are caused by hand tools; machines account for a larger portion. Injuries are frequently more severe while using powered tools and equipment than when using hand-operated ones because they require significant amounts of energy and power.

Safety and Health for Engineers, Roger L. Brauer 3rd edition (chapter 13)

12

Fire Protection and Prevention

This lecture discussed importance of fire Protection, alongside its causes and costs.

The physics and chemistry of the fire.

Safety and Health for Engineers, Roger L. Brauer 3rd edition (chapter 16)

13

Noise and Vibration

Sound is an important characteristic of the environment and provides information and communication. This lecture is about the difference between sound and noise, their physics and propagation.

Safety and Health for Engineers, Roger L. Brauer 3rd edition (chapter 23)

14

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

PPE is the last solution if one cannot eliminate or control hazards. This lesson is about PPEs for different organs.

Safety and Health for Engineers, Roger L. Brauer 3rd edition (chapter 28)

15

Ergonomics

Ergonomics has become an important element of safety. This lesson aims at different parts of ergonomics and safety and health applications for them. Different sections include anthropometry, displays and controls, work physiology and biomechanics

Safety and Health for Engineers, Roger L. Brauer 3rd edition (chapter 33)

16

Law

Introduction to Dlgs 81/2008 (Except Titolo IV)

D.Lgs 81/2008 smi

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Course Reading Material:

  • Specific readings and case studies are to be distributed by the Program Office/ Library.

 

References:

  1. Chary, S. N. (2017). Production and operations management. McGraw Hill Education.
  2. Nicholas, J. M. (1998). Competitive manufacturing management: continuous improvement, lean production, customer-focused quality. McGraw-Hill/Irwin.
  3. Panneerselvam, R. (2010). Production and Operations Management.
  4. Brumbach, M. E., & Clade, J. A. (2013). Industrial maintenance. Cengage Learning.
  5. N. G. Nair (2002). Production and Operations Management. McGraw-Hill Education. ISBN, 0074622935, 9780074622933.
  6. D.Lgs 81/2008 smi

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ROBERTO REVETRIA (President)

LESSONS

Class schedule

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam is composed of three main parts:

  • 20 multiple-choice quiz for a total of 25 points over 30
  • assignments for a total of 7 points over 30
  • oral examination for a total of 32 points over 30

The final grade is the average of (quiz + assignments) and oral examination.

The oral examination is based on a presentation on a course topic chosen by the student and 3 open questions by the teacher.

The exercises (assignments) must be delivered to the address: assignments.revetria@dime.unige.it by the exam day. Late exercises are not accepted. The exercises done in groups must report on all in the name of the group members. Similar exercises that do not correctly name the group members will be waived.

For every wrong question given at quiz time -0.5 points are subtracted.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Assignment (individual):

Deliverable: Report to be submitted before the examination.