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BHARATHIYAR COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

KARAIKAL
DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
SUBJECT: MAINTENANCE AND SAFETY ENGINEERING
11 MARK QUESTIONS
UNIT I
1. State and various properties of lubricants.
2. What are the objectives and elements of preventive maintenance?
3. Explain the importance and objectives of maintenance in detail.
4. Write short notes on lubrication and lubricants.
5. Describe in brief the procedure for preventive maintenance.
6. State and give a brief explanation of the desirable qualities of a lubricant.
7. Indicate the areas where planned preventive maintenance can be applied
effectively.
8. Discuss the need of proper handling and storing the lubricants. What precautions
are necessary for storing lubricants?

UNIT II
1. Explain briefly the processes involved in condition monitoring.
2. Describe the various stages involved in implementation of TPM.
3. Briefly explain the eight pillars of Total productive maintenance (TPM).
4. What type of condition monitoring is normally used in industry? Briefly explain
various methods and instruments for condition monitoring.
5. Explain computer aided maintenance in detail.
6. Explain in detail the predictive maintenance and state its advantages.

UNIT III
1. What are the various failures of a device in a system? Explain in detail.
2. Explain maintainability functions and availability function in detail.
3. Explain the terms: inherent availability, achieved availability and operational
availability.
4. Draw a bath tub graph and explain the significance of the graph.
5. (a) Write short notes on
(i) Failure rate
(ii) MTTF
(iii) Failure density
(iv) Maintainability
(b) List the various types of availability.
6. Five elements (a, b,c,d,and f) of a system are connected as shown in fig.which also
indicates the reliability of each element. Calculate the system reliability.

7. Why does the failure pattern of equipment not remain uniform throughout its life?
Explain.

UNIT IV
1. Give a brief description of investigation and analysis of accidents.
2. What is safety organization? Explain typical structure of a safety organization in
detail.
3. Explain the causes of accidents in industries.

4. Explain in detail on Accidents reporting and investigation.


5. Explain in detail in organization for safety in small and big concerns.
6. What are the mechanical and environmental causes of accidents?
7. Explain in details about Factories act and rules.

UNIT V
1. Explain the general safety considerations in materials handling equipments.
2. Explain in detail what the general safety consideration in welding equipments are.
3. How to prevent the spread of fire?
4. Explain briefly about the emergency exit facilities.
5. Explain the purpose, placement and regular testing of safety valves for pressure
vessels.
6. Describe the various types of fire extinguishers with their applications.