Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Industrial and Managements Systems Engineering
Electrical motors are the major energy consuming equipment in US industries. They drive an innumerable number of processes that keep the industry running resulting in production of various consumer goods. A large number of motors (more than 40%) fail before reaching their design life.;Maintenance of motors is an important area of concern. A total productive maintenance model is designed and developed in Microsoft Access for electrical motors. The model takes input from the user regarding motor information, predictive tests data etc. The received data is processed and the output is displayed in the report. The report has a set of periodic recommendations providing guidelines on what to do and how often to do, it will have test results indicating the condition of the motor and giving appropriate recommendations. The report will also give maintenance cost details, periodic maintenance cost and predictive maintenance cost separately. The model also keeps track of the motor history by saving the previous test data in the database and displaying in the report.;The model can predict problems within the motor before the actual failure. This feature will go a long way in helping the industry personnel in preventing sudden failures, thereby reducing costs incurred due to stoppage of production. The periodic maintenance recommendations given by the model, when adhered to, will ensure that the motor life is taken closer to design life as much as possible.
Muniswamy, Aruna, "Development of a computer based total productive maintenance model for electrical motors" (2008). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 4407.