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GEG7054 - Machine condition monitoring and fault diagnosis

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader: R Beebe


Gippsland Full year 2007 (Off-campus)


What CM is and its benefits. Techniques: visual inspection techniques. Non-destructive testing. Analysis techniques for wear debris/contaminants in lubricants; CM of electrical machines. Performance analysis and obtaining data: application to pumps, boilers, heat exchangers, steam turbines, air compressors. Vibration analysis: overall level, assessment of severity, frequency analysis, phase angle. Appreciation of balancing methods. Getting the condition monitoring program going: justification, resources available to help. Fault diagnosis techniques applied to maintenance activities.


Assignments: 60%
Examination 40%. Students are required to pass both components to pass the unit.

Contact hours

150 hours