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Reliability Based Maintenance Strategy Optimization


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Learn reliability-based maintenance optimization strategies in this dynamic course that blends adult learning techniques with emphasis on workshops, discussions, and relevant course material. Learn to judge and communicate the importance of assigning asset criticality. Discuss best practices domestically and internationally including a focus on the ISO 55000 and how it relates to reliability maintenance. Gain an understanding of basic maintenance fundamentals and how they relate to a highly effective maintenance team, what activities to perform, and when to perform them. Learn enhanced maintenance planning techniques for preventive, predictive, and proactive maintenance. Learn to develop effective equipment health plans. Gain exposure and hands-on practices with a variety of proven reliability tools through workshops. You leave this course with a strong foundational knowledge of reliability-based maintenance strategies, tools, and best practices currently being leveraged in industry.


Who Should Attend this course?

Asset Management Professionals, Reliability Managers, Reliability Engineers, Maintenance Managers, Maintenance Supervisors, Production Engineers, Maintenance and Production Personnel, QA/QC professionals, Auditors, and other professionals looking to expand their tools and best practices to optimize existing maintenance strategies and provide for continuous improvement.

what will i learn in this course?
  • Understand what reliability analysis is and how it can help companies make better decisions

  • Learn to collect and analyze component failure data to characterize component reliability, including the use of Weibull analysis

  • Learn to use part count analysis to make predictions of system reliability and to identify the components most likely to contribute to system reliability problems

  • Learn how to use Pareto analysis to identify the most significant contributors to reliability-related problems being experienced and to communicate this information to others

  • Learn how to use single minute exchange of dies (SMED) to reduce downtime associated with shutdown maintenance and to improve overall maintainability of systems

  • Learn how to use the following analysis techniques to identify and eliminate future reliability-related performance problems:

    • Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA)

    • What-if/Checklist analysist

    • Fault tree analysis (FTA)

  • Learn how to prioritize potential loss scenarios using a variety of risk/reliability scoring methods

  • Understand how to organize, lead, and document analyses analysis

  • Practice all of these techniques through hands-on, interactive analysis workshops related to machines and manufacturing systems

  • Know where to look for further information on reliability analysis techniques/tools

  • 1.9 CEUs, 1.9 COCs, 3.17 CMs, ABIH approval #10-230

Duration: 3 days

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Day 1: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Component Failure Data
  • Weibull
  • Part Count Analysis
  • Pareto
  • Discussion – Which reliability tool to pick, why it, and when to use it
  • SMED
  • Workshop
Day 2: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • FMEA
  • Workshop
  • What-if
  • Workshop
Day 3: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Fault Tree
  • Workshop
  • Risk Based prioritization
  • Workshop
  • Managing Projects
  • Discussion: ISO 55000

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Our Asset Performance Optimization experts offer a full suite of asset management services including asset management master plan development, asset criticality assessments, PM optimization, FMEA analysis, What If Analysis, planning and scheduling support, reliability engineering staff augmentation, best practice work management business process definition, and CMMS system implementation and integration.

We can help you by performing a comprehensive on-site assessment and gap analysis of your current asset management program to ensure you gain the maximum benefit from your SOURCE RCA training.

Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis

 We can teach this course at your office. Request onsite training.


Mark Wolfgram – Senior Manager, Reliability Services, ABS Group

Tim Gilmer – Director, Reliability Services, ABS Group

Chris Armitage – Principal Reliability Engineer, ABS Group

Quinton GoForth – Director, Asset Performance Optimization

Walter Betsill – Senior Manager, Asset Performance Optimization

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