Author(s): Balaraj M, A M Shivaprakash Swamy
Published in: International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology
License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Volume/Issue: Volume. 6 - Issue. 07 , July - 2017
Objective of any industry is to reduce the production and maintenance cost to enhance the quality of product for consumer needs. The production loss due to machine breakdown has made a critical factor in modern industries. Today, with the developments of special purpose and sophisticated machines and equipments will cost more and there downtime is more expensive. Therefore there is a necessity to reduce the cost of production without affecting the quality of the product. Maintenance of machines helps to run round the clock without fail .Maintenance ensures the plant and equipments available for production at minimum cost for the scheduled hours and operating at specified standards with minimum wastage. Predictive maintenance is a more condition-based maintenance approach which is based on measuring of the equipment condition in order to assess the equipment failure during production. Preventive maintenance is a planned maintenance schedule aimed to prevent breakdowns and failures. The primary goal of preventive maintenance is to prevent the failure of equipment before actually it occurs. Splicing is an important process in tube production. It is the process of joining the tube open ends to form a closed loop. Splicing must be performed as efficiently as possible, since splice open faults contributes major rejections of tube. Hence it required to prevent such tube defects to increase the production of quality tubes. The main objective of this project is to study breakdown details of splicing processes, equipment reliability, availability, failure rate and maintainability rate were calculated based on root causes for the breakdowns using brainstorming technique. Action plans were suggested to correct them by implementing predictive and preventive maintenance checklists.
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