Logical Approach to Fault Finding

Logical Approach to Fault Finding

This module is designed to develop the fault finding skills of maintenance technicians/engineers.The process of fault finding is the focus of the course. External factors that can affect the process are discussed as well as methods, tools and practices that can assist in identifying faults. Although the course is 'technology neutral' exercises using pneumatic equipment are used to practice the skills and methods.

Target Group
Maintenance technicians/engineers with responsibilities to fault find on machines.


  • The basic structure of controls - input, processing, output
  • Effective fault finding what helps, what hinders
  • Define terms in relation to fault finding - fault, symptom, cause, root cause
  • Methods for describing processes - circuit diagrams, displacement diagram, flow diagram
  • The fault finding process
  • Comparison of fault/problem solving processes: deming cycle, 8D report, DMAIC
  • Practical fault finding on pneumatic circuits

General engineering background, experience in a maintenance environment.

Training Outcomes
On completion of this course the participant will:

  • Be aware of the factors affecting the individual approach to fault finding
  • Understand the terminology associated with fault finding processes
  • Know different methods for describing machine functions and sequences
  • Be able to adopt a structured approach to fault finding
  • Be able to describe different fault/problem solving processes
  • Have practiced fault finding techniques using pneumatic training equipment

To discuss this seminar in more detail over a coffee, please contact the business centre on (01604) 667584 or alternatively, e-mail business_centre@festo.com .







On request Northampton
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