TMAS2001 - Operation and Maintenance


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 5 hours

Course content

The course's focus is on basic practical maintenance and operating techniques, with emphasis on the aim of maintenance and it's importance for maintaining operational regularity, safety, environment and economy. The course includes:
1. Introduction with focus on: Industry 4.0,machine learning,internet of things,maintenance terminology, maintenance types, failure mechanisms and failure development. 2. Reliability and analytical methods focusing on: Functionality, Lifetime Distributions (Weibull and exponential distribution),Availability Fundamental Risks and Reliability Analysis (HAZOP, Event tree, SJA, 5Why), Failure Mode and Failure Effect Analyzes (FMEA / FMECA), Fault tree analysis (FTA), System Reliability (Series / Parallel / K-Of N structure, redundancy). 3 Maintenance management focusing on: establishing maintenance objectives, goal management, score cards, maintenance strategy, action plan, maintenance management model (Ptil maintenance management loop), quality assurance of maintenance, bench-marking, organization of maintenance services. 4. Maintenance concept with focus on: Life cycle costs and profit (LCC, NPV), design of specifications, Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Risk Based Inspection (RBI), Total Productive Maintenance / Management (TPM), Different Lean Tools. 5. Maintenance Systems (CMMS) Purpose of such systems, possibilities such systems provide, different modules in such systems. 6. Spare parts management. 7. Condition monitoring focusing on: Condition monitoring methodology,condition monitoring methods and equipment

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the candidate shall have the following overall learning outcomes: Knowledge: The candidate has basic knowledge of the application of methods and systems for the practical organization and management of efficient maintenance.
In relation to ethics / innovation / digitization, the subject emphasizes developing the candidate's basis to reflect on:
ethics• Social impact from operation and maintenance. (eg: external and internal environment, competitiveness)
Innovation• Modern operation and maintenance affect its competitiveness and environment in the private and public sectors. (for example: new ways to organize maintenance, use state data for the purpose of utilizing residual life.)
Digitization• Possibilities of using digital tools in maintenance analysis, management / management and maintenance planning.

Skills: The candidate will have skills in practical maintenance that allows him / her to engage in leadership and maintenance skills in business and management.

In relation to ethics / innovation / digitization, the subject emphasizes developing the candidate's ability to:

• Could affect the social impact of operation and maintenance. (eg lifetime extension, utilization of residual life - reuse, delivery reliability - reliability)

• Discuss and suggest ways to optimize operation and maintenance using state data, analytical methods and principles of maintenance management and management.

• Collect, evaluate and use state data in operation and maintenance analyzes.
• Organize information online and digital (maintenance analyzes, etc.) for use in maintenance decisions focusing on the collection, assessment and disclosure of such information.

General competence: The candidate has practical understanding and insight into the importance of effective maintenance for operational safety including health, the environment and the economy. The candidate can discuss and formulate maintenance technical solutions with skilled workers and senior personnel.

In relation to ethics / innovation / digitization, the subject emphasizes the following skills:

The candidate must be able to:
• Be critical and reflective in the field of operation and maintenance.
• Demonstrate consistency with focus on lifetime thinking.

Candidates must:
• Know about key innovation processes in the field of operation and maintenance.

Candidates must:
• Know the implementation of digital tools in the field of operation and maintenance

Learning methods and activities

All lectures to be streamed. Recorded lectures to be placed on black board
Lectures, team work for problem solving during lectures. Guest lecturers from business and public administration are invited to give some of the lectures. Laboratory exercises/demonstrations of vibration monitoring and non destructive condition monitoring Methods.Possibly site visits to industrial plants.Volunteer supervised exercises , mandatory online exercises in black board.

Compulsory assignments

  • Excercise

Further on evaluation

Mandatory work from previous semester can be accepted by the Department by re-take of an examination if there have not been any significant changes later. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed to oral.
Permitted examination aids:
All calculators are allowed.
Tekniske tabeller Redigert av Jarle Johannssen.
Formulas attached to the exam paper.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Materials engineering (FTHINGMAT)
Mechanical engineering (FTHINGMA)
Oil and Gas Technology (FTHINGOG)
Renewable Energy (BFEN)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the course requires student admission at NTNU Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent.

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MAST2006 7.5 01.09.2020
More on the course

Version: A
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Safety, Reliability and Maintenance
  • Offshore Engineering - Asset Operations and Maintenance
  • Operations and Maintenance Management
  • Machine Design - Safety Technology
  • Operation technology
  • Safety and Reliability
  • Machine Design - Safety and Reliability
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100

Release 2020-12-03

Submission 2020-12-03

Release 09:00

Submission 14:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Home examination 100/100 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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