The Evening Lecture for the month of December was organised on 26th Dec 2014 at Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College, Kodambakkam, Chennai. Prof. D. R. Kiran, NIQR National Council member was the speaker and the topic was Quality Management in Maintenance Engineering. Dr. Babai, Principal of the college who presided over the session thanked NIQR for organizing such technical lecture sessions in the college as the students will be very much benefitted.
The lecture was preceded by the launching of the text book on Maintenance Engineering and Management: Precepts and Practices, authored by Prof. D. R. Kiran. Copies of the book were presented to Mr. S. Rajasekaran, Chennai Branch Chairman, Mr. C. V. Gowri Sankar, Chennai Branch Secretary and Dr. Babai, principal of the college.
The lecture focused on Logical Fault Location in maintenance. Prof. D. R. Kiran emphasized the need for locating the faults logically by the maintenance staff, rather than by trial and error. Several types of faults, their development and systematic procedures like the midway check method were discussed. The highlight of the lecture was a case study on the application of the above procedure for the repair of a fully automated electroplating plant.
The audience comprising of 60 student members, staff and NIQR members made the session lively by high level of interaction.
The evening was made memorable by the release of NIQR Newsletter by Mr. S. Rajasekaran, Chairman Chennai Branch