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VALLIAMMAI ENGEINEERING COLLEGE

(S.R.M.NAGAR, KATTANKULATHUR-603 203)


DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

QUESTION BANK

V SEMESTER

III SEMESTER

ME 6012 MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING

Regulation 2013
Academic Year 2017- 2018

Prepared by
Mr.K.P.Manikandan, Assistant Professor/ Mechanical
VALLIAMMAI ENGINEERING COLLEGE

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

ME 6012 MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING

SEMESTER / YEAR : VII / IV

QUESTION BANK

UNIT-I PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF MAINTENANCE PLANNING


PART-A

1. Define maintenance. (BT1)


2. Define reliability. (BT1)
3. List any four maintenance objectives. (BT1)
4. Define the term MWT. (BT1)
5. Define Mean Time to Failure. (BT1)
6. Describe Mean Time between Failures (MTBF). (BT2)
7. Describe Mean Time to Repair (MTTR). (BT2)
8. Discuss the main factors of maintenance cost. (BT2)
9. Discuss the role of maintenance budget. (BT2)
10. What are the basic principles of maintenance planning? (BT2)
11. Differentiate between MTBF and MTTR. (BT2)
12. Give the advantages of life cycle cost analysis. (BT2)
13. Classify the types of maintenance organization. (BT3)
14. Write the use of computer based maintenance system. (BT3)
15. Illustrate the benefits of sound maintenance system. (BT3)
16. Point out the types of maintenance budget. (BT4)
17. Order the components of maintenance cost. (BT4)
18. Explain the maintenance action rate. (BT4)
19. Explain the challenges in maintenance? (BT5)
20. What is maintenance economics? (BT6)

Part-B

1. Write at least ten maintenance system importance and benefits of availability of reliability (BT1)
information.
2. (i) Discuss the different areas that can be considered for good maintainability and
improvement in maintainability. (BT1)
(ii)What is the difference between reliability cost and maintenance cost.
3. Discuss the role of R&D in maintenance organization and state the functions and activities (BT1)
of maintenance organization .
4. Describe the objectives of maintenance organization and what are the different types of (BT2)
organizations?
5. Briefly explain the objectives and principles of planned maintenance and the important (BT2)
elements of MTTR.
6. Mention the maintenance functions and activities. (BT2)
7. Drive an expression for determining the mean time to failure. (MTTF) and state the various (BT3)
objectives of maintenance planning.
8. Explain in detail maintenance organization and maintenance economics. (BT3)
9. Explain MTBS, MTBF, MTTF, MTTR and failure rate? (BT3)
10. State the steps necessary to reduce the maintenance cost in an industry and the benefits of a (BT4)
sound maintenance management system.
11. (i). Explain Productivity and maintenance. (BT4)
(ii) Describe the various levels of maintenance functions. (BT4)
12. Discuss the different areas that can be considered for good maintainability and (BT5)
improvement in maintainability.
13. Derive the basic reliability model equation by assuming constant failure rate for a specific (BT5)
period of time.
14. (i) Explain the various types of availability. (BT6)
(ii) What is life cycle cost analysis and state its advantages? (BT6)

UNIT-II -MAINTENANCE POLICIES PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

PART-A

1. Define the term preventive maintenance. (BT1)


2. Tell the merits of condition based maintenance. (BT1)
3. Define Predictive maintenance. (BT1)
4. List out the objectives of corrective maintenance. (BT1)
5. Define environmental impact. (BT1)
6. Define TPM. Give the benefits. (BT1)
7. List out the objectives of Corrective maintenance. (BT1)
8. Discuss reliability centered maintenance (RCM). (BT2)
9. Give some condition based monitoring techniques. (BT2)
10. What are the principles of lubrication? (BT2)
11. Discuss safety, health and environment pillar of TPM aims at? (BT2)
12. Name the five S principles used for implementation of TPM. (BT2)
13. Illustrate various stakeholders of maintenance scheduling. (BT3)
14. Classify various planned maintenance approach. (BT3)
15. Differentiate between Breakdown maintenance and Corrective maintenance. (BT4)
16. Explain risk based maintenance. (BT4)
17. Rank the various pillars of TPM. (BT5)
18. Explain the benefits of implementing preventive maintenance. (BT5)
19. Explain repair cycle. (BT5)
20. What is meant by Maintenance Scheduling? (BT6)

PART-B

1. (i) Describe the repair cycle of metallic materials.


(ii) Write a brief notes on JISHU HOZEN and its benefits. (BT1)
2. Describe the purpose and importance of preventive maintenance and List out the (BT1)
sequencing of activities carried out in machine shutdown.
3. Briefly discuss about the evolution of TPM. (BT1)
4. Discuss in brief the roles of various stakeholders of maintenance scheduling communication (BT2)
chain? Write down the basic steps in condition monitoring.
5. Illustrate functions of lubrication and explain the different methods of lubrications. (BT2)
6. Demonstrate the steps involved in preventive maintenance why preventive maintenance is (BT2)
better than reactive maintenance.
7. Explain with sketch various types of maintenance approach? (BT3)
8. Distinguish between fixed time maintenance and connect based maintenance. Give the (BT3)
merits and demerits.
9. Compare TQM and TPM, their objectives and explain how they are achieved . (BT4)
10. What do you understand by maintenance categories? Explain common types and explain the (BT4)
basis of their selection.
11. (i) Name the five S and explain what they refer to. (BT4)
(ii) Write short notes on KAIZEN. (BT5)
12. (i) With the help of flow diagram explain break down maintenance. (BT5)
(ii)With an example explain maintenance schedule. (BT5)
13. (i) List out the sequencing of activities carried out in machine shutdown. (BT4)
(ii) What are all the steps involved in preventive maintenance. (BT6)
14. Explain the methods of analysis of oil and lubricants in detail with a suitable diagram. (BT6)

UNIT-III -CONDITION MONITORING

PART-A

1. Define condition monitoring. (BT1)


2. List the techniques used in condition monitoring. (BT1)
3. Name the instruments commonly used for condition monitoring methods. (BT1)
4. Describe briefly pistol thermometer. (BT1)
5. List down the key features of condition monitoring. (BT1)
6. Differentiate on load testing and off load testing. (BT2)
7. Give the applications and limitations of thermisters. (BT2)
8. Discuss the various costs involved in costing of condition monitoring mainly. (BT2)
9. Demonstrate the basic steps in condition monitoring. (BT2)
10. Examine various methods of corrosion monitoring. (BT3)
11. Illustrate principles very important for the study of eddy current test? (BT3)
12. Classify condition monitoring. (BT3)
13. Point out the advantages and disadvantages and disadvantages of condition monitoring. (BT4)
14. Classify pyrometers. (BT4)
15. Point out the application and limitation of thermisters. (BT4)
16. Tabulate the uses of infrared thermography. (BT4)
17. List down the advantages of infrared thermography over other inspection methods. (BT5)
18. Write a short note on wear-debris analysis. (BT5)
19. What is shock pulse meter? (BT5)
20. What are the benefits of condition monitoring? (BT6)

PART-B

1. Describe leakage monitoring and explain some of the leakage mediums used for condition (BT1)
monitoring.
2. Examine wear debris analysis what are the three wear debris analysis techniques commonly (BT1)
used and compare their performance and uses?
3. Discuss the different instruments used for condition monitoring and explain off line (BT1)
condition monitoring system.
4. What is condition monitoring and explain condition monitoring what type of condition (BT1)
monitoring are normally used in industry.
5. Describe thermal monitoring and what thermal monitoring are used in industries Explain (BT2)
principle and uses of thermograph.
6. Explain on-load and off-load testing used in condition monitoring with its flow chart and (BT2)
Detail the methods and instruments of CM.
7. Describe the six categories of equipment condition monitoring methods and explain with a (BT2)
neat sketch the construction and working of pistol thermometer.
8. Explain how cost comparison is done in condition monitoring and explain on load and off (BT2)
load testing used in condition monitoring with its flow diagram.
9. Briefly explain various methods and instruments for condition monitoring. (BT3)
10. How system approach to condition monitoring can be useful? Explain. (BT3)
11. (i) Describe the benefits of condition monitoring. (BT3)
(ii) How the monitoring of wear debris analysis in the lube oil is achieved? (BT4)
12. (i) Discuss how infrared thermography inspection is more advantages over other (BT4)
temperature monitoring techniques.
(ii) Write short notes on pistol thermometer. (BT5)
13. (i) Describe briefly the objectives of cost estimating in the condition monitoring. (BT5)
(ii)Discuss the benefits from condition based maintenance. (BT6)
14. Describe the various types of Non- destructive testing techniques for condition monitoring. (BT6)

UNIT-IV REPAIR METHODS FOR BASIC MACHINE ELEMENTS

PART-A

1. Define Fault tree diagrams. (BT1)


2. Define Event Tree Analysis (ETA). (BT1)
3. List the design consideration of guide ways. (BT1)
4. Define Root Cause Analysis (RCA.). (BT1)
5. List the steps of Event Tree Analysis (ETA)? (BT1)
6. What are the repair methods for bearings. (BT2)
7. Write about sequential fault location. (BT2)
8. List the design consideration of guide ways. (BT2)
9. Define FCFA. (BT3)
10. Write short note about Ferrograpgh. (BT3)
11. Repair methods for slideways and bearings applied. (BT3)
12. Give any four repair methods for spindles. (BT3)
13. What is the role of FMECA in system analysis? (BT3)
14. Differentiate between Fault tree diagrams and Reliability Block Diagrams. (BT4)
15. Discuss briefly the role of corrective maintenance. (BT4)
16. Explain predictable Failures? (BT4)
17. What is fault analysis? (BT5)
18. How to repair broken gears? (BT5)
19. What is the drawback of Fault Tree Analysis? (BT6)
20. What is the role of FMECA in system analysis? (BT6)

PART-B

1. With a neat sketch explain repair method of lathe bed guides and how the repair method of (BT1)
bearing is done.
2. List a few causes of failures in an electromechanical system like compressor, pumps and (BT1)
elevators.
3. Discuss the steps involved in performing FEMA and details about sequential fault location (BT1)
methods.
4. (i) Describe the fault tree method with examples. (BT2)
(ii) Explain the repair methods for gears.
5. (i) Describe the following symbols associated with the fault tree analysis methods.(a) (BT2)
Diamond (b) Rectangle (c) circle.
(ii) Discuss the methods of guideways repair.
6. Explain the repair method for lead screws and the logical fault location methods. (BT3)
7. Briefly discuss on following as regard to bearings: (i) failures (ii)characterization of failures (BT3)
(iii) causes (iv) solutions.
8. Discuss about the types of failure mechanisms and the merits of criticality matrix. (BT4)
9. With the aid of suitable sketches, describe the method of repairing cracks in machine bed by (BT4)
(i) riveting (ii) hot clamping.
10. What are the methods followed to repair spindles, gears, lead screw and slide ways? (BT4)
Explain.
11. Explain the failure analysis of a machine element of your own interest. (BT4)
12. Briefly explain the repair methods of machine beds. (BT5)
13. Explain the concept of event tree analysis with a suitable example. (BT5)
14. (i) Discuss briefly the possible factors contribute to failures. (BT6)
(ii) Describe the various failure model. (BT6)

UNIT-V REPAIR METHODS FOR MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENTS

PART-A

1. Why lubricants are required? (BT1)


2. List any four repair methods for material handling equipment. (BT1)
3. List the material handling equipment records. (BT1)
4. Define work order system. (BT1)
5. Define the term CMMs. (BT1)
6. List computing hard ware required for maintenance. (BT1)
7. List any four material handling equipment. (BT1)
8. Discuss the degree of maintenance required for cranes. (BT2)
9. Mention the use of work order backlog. (BT2)
10. What is meant by central workshop organization? (BT3)
11. State the major stages in preventive maintenance of material handling equipment. (BT3)
12. Why lubricants are required? (BT4)
13. Point out the various phases present in a good maintenance management system. (BT4)
14. What is work permit? (BT4)
15. State the objectives of CMMs. (BT5)
16. What is job order system? (BT6)
17. What is meant by central workshop organization? (BT6)
18. List the important benefits of computer in maintenance. (BT6)
19. What is the use of equipment records? (BT6)
20. State the benefits of keeping equipment records. (BT6)

PART-B

1. Discuss in detail any four material handling equipment repair methods. (BT1)
2. Describe the general structure of six phases of good maintenance management? (BT1)
3. Discuss the maintenance procedure for various small equipment for material handling (BT1)
purpose like chain block, chain, rope, trolley and R.G.B.
4. Explain the work order flow diagram and what is job card system? State its benefits. (BT2)
5. Describe the general structure of computerized maintenance management system? (BT2)
6. Explain the preventive maintenance strategies for cranes and detail about maintenance (BT2)
monitoring, execution and control.
7. Explain the need and importance of equipment record with suitable example. (BT3)
8. Explain the job order system and write the role of computer in maintenance. (BT3)
9. Discuss briefly the structure of a computer-assisted maintenance system and any two (BT3)
methods of job evaluation in detail.
10. Discuss briefly the maintenance requirements for belt conveyors and hydraulic lift. (BT4)
11. (i)Describe the repair methods for material handling equipment of elevator.. (BT4)
(ii) Discuss about store layout design. (BT5)
12. (i)Describe the applications of computers in maintenance management. (BT5)
13. Explain various hydraulic and pneumatic equipment used in material handling purpose. (BT6)
How to maintain it.
14. Explain various methods very commonly followed to repair material handling equipment? (BT6)