CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENMM20031 Condition Monitoring and Tribology
Condition Monitoring and Tribology
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General Information

Overview

This unit is focused on the tribological principles to understand fundamentals of friction, wear and lubrication aspects of a machine. The knowledge of tribology will help student analysing root cause of failures and also in selecting an appropriate condition monitoring technique to predict failures. The unit will provide adequate knowledge to use condition monitoring as a maintenance strategy. Students will acquire adequate skills to select a suitable condition monitoring technique from a variety of techniques such as; sensory and function inspection; vibration monitoring; infrared thermography; oil analysis; acoustic emission; stress, strain, displacement; non-destructive testing/inspection; electrical equipment performance analysis; and performance monitoring in general.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 8
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: ENMM20023 & ENMM20025

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2022

Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
3. Presentation and Written Assessment
Weighting: 60%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Have your Say

Feedback

All the study contents, the guiding notes, and the feedback were very good. The only improvement would be on recording the Zoom lectures.

Recommendation

Good teaching practices will be maintained. If the recording quality of the lecture is not good, old recordings will be uploaded on the Moodle website.

Feedback from Have your say

Feedback

Thanks to the lecturer, I enjoyed this module.

Recommendation

Good teaching practices will be maintained and the unit will be improved on a regular basis.

Feedback from Via Zoom Session

Feedback

This unit is very industry focused, it is worth doing Masters choosing a topic from this area.

Recommendation

Industry focus will be maintained and students will be encouraged to articulate to Masters studies.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Identify the range of condition monitoring techniques suitable in a plant.
  2. Establish tribological principles for deciding condition monitoring techniques.
  3. Investigate the standards associated with condition monitoring techniques.
  4. Justify the use of condition monitoring in a plant.

n/a

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 20%
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment - 60%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
8 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 20%
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment - 60%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Study Guide electronic copy on the Moodle website
  • Online lecture sessions via Zoom
  • Web Links of different topics
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Subhash Sharma Unit Coordinator
s.sharma2@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 07 Mar 2022

Module/Topic

Module 1

Chapter

Introduction to Condition Monitoring and tribology

Events and Submissions/Topic

Upload your introduction and background on the discussion forum. First lecture will be about overview of the unit and a general discussion. Visit moodle website of the unit for lecture and tutorial schedule of the unit.

Week 2 Begin Date: 14 Mar 2022

Module/Topic

Module 2 to 3

Chapter

Topic: Introduction to Tribology and Oil analysis 

Events and Submissions/Topic

View power point slides on Principles of Tribology and Oil analysis before coming to class for lecture.


Week 3 Begin Date: 21 Mar 2022

Module/Topic

Module 2 to 3

Chapter

Used Oil Analysis techniques and ASTM 
Lubricant testing standards notes and websites.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Search for ASTM standards website before coming to the lecture. Lecture on: Oil analysis and ASTM standards.

Week 4 Begin Date: 28 Mar 2022

Module/Topic

Module 3

Chapter

module 3 and lecture notes on Oil cleanliness. 

Events and Submissions/Topic

Group and forum discussion. Your assignment is due Friday next week, ask questions in the zoom session on demand or in the tutorial via phone.

This week Tuesday 29th March is the Census Date, after this day you cannot drop this unit.

Week 5 Begin Date: 04 Apr 2022

Module/Topic

Module 4

Chapter

Vibration Analysis

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment due Friday this week ask questions in the class. 

Self study Vibration Analysis slides and study guide, come prepared with questions to ask the guest speaker next teaching week.

WATCH FOR TIME CHANGE- DAY LIGHT SAVING ENDS


Written Assessment-1 Due: Week 5 Friday (8 Apr 2022) 11:45 pm AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 11 Apr 2022

Module/Topic

NON-TEACHING WEEK

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

NO LECTURE THIS WEEK 

Week 6 Begin Date: 18 Apr 2022

Module/Topic

Module 4

Chapter

Vibration Monitoring

Events and Submissions/Topic

GUEST speaker will speak on Vibration Analysis Principles followed by industrial applications and will discuss Assignment 2.

Week 7 Begin Date: 25 Apr 2022

Module/Topic

Module 5

Chapter

Vibration Monitoring

Events and Submissions/Topic

No Lecture this week, students can self study Module 5. However, the guest lecturer can be contacted for assignment related Vibration analysis questions via email/phone. 

Week 8 Begin Date: 02 May 2022

Module/Topic

Module 6

Chapter

Causes of Vibration

Events and Submissions/Topic

Discussion on Assignment 2, the assignment is due this week on Friday.


Written Assessment-2 Due: Week 8 Friday (6 May 2022) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 09 May 2022

Module/Topic

Module 2

Chapter

Parameters and symptoms limits. and Non Destructive Testing.

Guest lecture on Internet of things lecture notes on moodle.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Visit suggested web links for the Non Destructive testing.

Next week a specialist lecture by a guest lecturer on Internet of Things (IOT) with possible application to Condition monitoring. Read  lecture notes before coming to  the class.


Week 10 Begin Date: 16 May 2022

Module/Topic

Advanced Condition Monitoring

Chapter

Advanced Condition monitoring techniques and current trends.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Discussion on Non-Destructive, testing techniques and questions on Assignment 3.


Week 11 Begin Date: 23 May 2022

Module/Topic

Financial Aspects of Condition Motoring

Chapter

Return on investment- lecture slides and study guide

Events and Submissions/Topic

Discussion on Assignment 3, ask questions on Assignment 3 via phone or pre-booked zoom session.

Week 12 Begin Date: 30 May 2022

Module/Topic

Revision

Chapter

Mini-project queries

Events and Submissions/Topic

Finalize Mini-project, ask questions 

Assignment due next week Monday


Presentation and Written Assessment - 3 Due: Week 12 Friday (3 June 2022) 11:45 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 06 Jun 2022

Module/Topic

Chapter

Assignment submission

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 13 Jun 2022

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment-1

Task Description

The written assessment will cover introduction of condition monitoring principles and fundamentals of Tribology (friction, wear and lubrication) connecting with used oil analysis. Students must have good knowledge of ASTM standards for oil testing. Details of  assessment will be available in the question sheet posted on the Moodle web page of this unit. The assignment will be based on information gathered from your industry reports or interviews. Your interpretation of the information will demonstrate your knowledge of oil analysis practiced in industries and understanding of tribology principles in machines working around you.  The resources required for this assignment are not limited to the Learning Guide only, company reports, information from websites and books will be necessary.  


Assessment Due Date

Week 5 Friday (8 Apr 2022) 11:45 pm AEST

Use standard file name format Please see the unit moodle webpage for the assessment criteria. A rubric will be available to explain the assessment criteria explicitly. Proper referencing is essential, use diagrams tables and charts as much as you can to beat the word count limit. Plan your assessment before writing so that it meets the assessment criteria and no part of the question is left unanswered. Quality of the contents carry marks.


Return Date to Students

Week 7 Friday (29 Apr 2022)

It is expected that marked assignments will be returned within 2 weeks of the due date of submission when submitted on time.


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

The assessment criteria for this assignment is based on the clarity of the problem definition and quality of the contents. Provide overall clarity of expression, by using figures and tables, use them as a picture to control the word count limit. For other information such as, marking criteria, assignment question and the marking scheme for each question please visit the moodle web page of this unit. 


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit your assignment electronically in "MSWord" format NOT pdf, Ensure filename is formatted as (example): John Smith_S000111_ENMM20031_Assignment_1.doc

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Identify the range of condition monitoring techniques suitable in a plant.
  • Establish tribological principles for deciding condition monitoring techniques.
  • Investigate the standards associated with condition monitoring techniques.
  • Justify the use of condition monitoring in a plant.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment-2

Task Description

Assessment deals with the basic principles of vibration monitoring , vibration data collection and its analysis. Assignment questions will be posted on the Moodle Web page of this unit. Question may require theoretical answers or based on the data that you collect from your work place. Students are expected to research resources listed on the Moodle web page, interviews and company reports. Please note that reading will not be limited to the Study Guide only. 


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Friday (6 May 2022) 11:45 pm AEST

Use standard file name format Please see the unit moodle webpage for the assessment criteria. A rubric will be available to explain the assessment criteria explicitly. Proper referencing is essential, use diagrams tables and charts as much as you can to beat the word count limit. Plan your assessment before writing so that it meets the assessment criteria and no part of the question is left unanswered. Quality of the contents carry marks.


Return Date to Students

Week 10 Friday (20 May 2022)

It is expected that marked assessment will be returned within 2 weeks of the due date when submitted on time


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

The assessment criteria will be explained in the Assignment Question sheet posted on the Moodle web page. Marks will be assigned for each question in the question sheet. Each part of the question must be answered, part answered question will result in lower grade.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit your assignment electronically in "MSWord" format NOT pdf, Ensure filename is formatted as (example): John Smith_S000111_ENMM20031_Assignment_2.doc.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Identify the range of condition monitoring techniques suitable in a plant.
  • Establish tribological principles for deciding condition monitoring techniques.
  • Investigate the standards associated with condition monitoring techniques.
  • Justify the use of condition monitoring in a plant.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management

3 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Presentation and Written Assessment - 3

Task Description

This assessment is a mini-project report where the project will be based on a condition monitoring plan that can be applied to establish a new CM system or to upgrade the existing condition monitoring practices at your own workplace. You may be required to use CMMS data from your company, interview stake holders, collect information from CMMS or information available in books and websites. In case the data is confidential, inflate it  or deflate it, as CQU  does not take responsibility for the data security. Make use of tables and charts as a picture to minimize word count as a limit applies. You will be required to present less than 10 power point slides on a problem related to advanced technologies practiced in CM. 


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (3 June 2022) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (17 June 2022)

Marks posted in the grade book for this assignment may be delayed, marks are also subjected to change due to moderation process.


Weighting
60%

Assessment Criteria

The assessment criteria will be explained in the question sheet available on the Moodle web page. In this assignment a word count limit will apply. A rubric will be provided in the moodle webpage to explain the marking criteria explicitly. Proper referencing is essential.  Answers should be short but to the point highlighting your own interpretation to reflect the workplace experience. Plan your assessment before writing so that it meets the assessment criteria and no part of the questions asked is left unanswered. Quality of the contents is important to score high marks. 


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit your assignment electronically in "MSWord" format NOT pdf, Ensure filename is formatted as (example): John Smith_S000111_ENMM20031_Assignment_3.doc.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Investigate the standards associated with condition monitoring techniques.
  • Justify the use of condition monitoring in a plant.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

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