Maintenance and Reliability Analysis for Industrial Equipment

Reliability Engineering has become a critical tool for the asset management and maintenance of industrial equipment. It involves techniques and procedures  to analyse the   performance   of   the   equipment  and   to reduce failures and downtime. This will have a direct positive impact on profitability. Delegates will concentrate on understanding and managing these techniques, defining how to bring financial returns to the organisations which implement them, and how to avoid the problem areas. Case studies and workshops will be used throughout to keep the discussions on a very practical level so that delegates may apply the techniques to their own work environment.


Course Objectives


Failure Prevention in recent years has become closely related to Reliability Engineering, which can add great value to an organisation's maintenance and operations functions. In this course delegates will:


• Learn and understand the nature of industrial equipment failure

• Use practical examples relating to equipment typical of their own work-site

• Understand how reliability engineering can be used to develop preventative maintenance plans

• Learn how to use statistical tools to predict equipment failure

• Learn how to determine inspection intervals

• Use Root Cause Analysis and continuous improvement to enhance reliability

• Discuss conditions that need to exist in the organisation to achieve improved reliability


The three day course concludes after delegates have developed their personal reliability improvement plan for their workplace.





Failure Behaviour of Machines and Components


Why it is important to understand the nature and consequence of failure

Hazard rates, failure patterns and life determination of machines

Functional and potential failure


Maintenance Tactics


How maintenance tactics assist in managing failure and improving reliability

Best practices in maintenance tactics


Reliability engineering concepts


Basic definitions and the need for reliability

Elements of operational reliability analysis

Selected reliability improvement process steps


Practical Approach to Engineering Maintenance


The need for effective equipment maintenance

Getting the basics right: Proper operation, cleaning, lubrication and basic maintenance

Establishing maintenance as a business process

Fundamentals of TPM and OEE


Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) Techniques

Introduction to CBM

Basic techniques

Selecting CBM techniques for equipment


Fundamentals of Risk Based Inspection (RBI)


Introduction to RBI

RBI methodology

Applying risk management principles

Establishment of an inspection program


Availability of Equipment and Systems


Availability of repairable system

Determining system availability

Availability of series and parallel networks


Fundamentals of Data Collection


Collection of maintenance data

Errors in data collection

Obtaining information from data


Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Continuous Improvement


Common RCA methods

Applying RCA to improve reliability

Keys to the successful application of RCA


Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)


Common use of FTA application

Role of FTA in decision making

Constructing FTA diagrams


Using Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) to design a Maintenance Plan


RCM technology and concepts

Identifying candidates for RCM analysis

RCM process and FMEA


Quantitative Methods for Evaluating Maintenance Data


Statistical techniques

The Weibull distribution and its application in reliability


Developing a Reliability Improvement Plan

Maintenance maturity matrix

Developing the reliability improvement plan

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