Reliability Training Courses

 

REL101 - An Introduction to Reliability Engineering

 

Course Duration: 1 Day

Course Overview:

This interactive, practical course addresses the integration of a range of reliability initiatives into an asset management strategy. You'll discover the tools necessary to develop, implement, and sustain best in class maintenance and reliability programs. You'll learn the foundational elements your organisation needs in order to reduce reactive maintenance, downtime and maintenance costs with proven reliability methods.

Course Key Learning: 

  • Gain a solid understanding of the essential reliability and maintainability concepts and principles
  • Learn which key methods and tools to employ to achieve reliability improvement across the asset life cycle
  • Know what the objectives are of reliability management and how does the reliability discipline interact with the rest of the organisation 

Course Modules:

Reliability Fundamentals

  • Introduction to Reliability Concepts
  • Benefits of a Reliability Based Maintenance System
  • Definitions of Terms and Measures in Reliability
  • Reliability Analysis

Reliability Methods

  • Reliability Engineering Methods
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Failure Modes & Effects  Analysis
  • Failure Mode and Effects Criticality Analysis
  • Fault Tree Analysis
  • Weibull Analysis
  • Reliability Prediction
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance
  • RCM Pitfalls - What Can Go Wrong
  • RCM - What Should Happen

Reliability Considerations

  • System Availability Analysis
  • Introduction to Capacity Modelling
  • Putting the Computer to Work
  • Lifecycle Cost Calculation & Analysis
  • Enabling the Improvement Loop - Problem Reporting
  • What Tool, When
  • Key Factors for Success
  • Summarising the Business Case
Who should attend?
  • Engineers
  • Graduate Engineers
  • Project Engineers
  • Asset Managers
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Reliability Engineers/Technicians
  • Operators
  • Safety Engineers
  • Risk Engineers
  • Defect Elimination Managers 
Industries that will benefit:
  • Steel
  • Oil and Gas
  • Mining
  • Transport
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing Plant
  • Repetitive Manufacturing
  • Food and Beverage

 

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REL201 - Reliability Methods

 

Course Duration: 2 Days

Course Overview:

A hands-on course covering basic reliability methods using leading software to support essential calculations every reliability engineer must be able to perform. The course introduces the Reliability tool set beginning with the incorporation of the risk matrix, severity calculations and ISO risk surfaces. The early phases of TIAM are explored with instructor led exercises to reinforce the development requirements of any asset or product. Probabilistic Design using a Design FMEA with portioning and risk elements allows the reliability engineer to develop scenarios for a variety of reliability modelling requirements.

Course Modules:

  • Risk Matrix, Severity, ISO risk surfaces
  • Reliability and Availability
  • Integrated Asset management - Design 4 Reliability - data flows
  • Cost vs benefit - risk optimization
  • Reliability theory Review
  • Probabilistic Reliability Calculations
  • Safety and SIL calculations
  • Fault tolerance
  • RAMS study reliability element introduction
  • Basic Reliability modeling using Probabilistic methods

Who should attend

  • Engineers
  • Project Engineers
  • Maintenance Analysts
  • Maintenance
  • Designers Engineers
  • Safety Representatives
  • Operators
  • Administrators
  • Maintenance trades
  • Graduates

Industries that will benefit:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Electronics Design
  • Aviation
  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing Plant
  • Repetitive Manufacturing
  • System Design
  • Safety Related Products
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RBD201 - An Introduction to Improving Plant Availability using RBD's

 

Course Duration: 2 Days

Course Overview:

This workshop provides an understanding of the applicable methods for evaluating and improving system performance and to understand the important considerations in performing system analysis using failure rate data and failure behaviour parameters.

Course Key Learning:

  • Know how to determine system level availability, maximum plant capacity MTBF and MTTR
  • Assess the impact of individual equipment reliability issues and maintenance actions on the system performance
  • Understand the role of failure data, how they can use it, why it is worth collecting
  • Drive behaviours and focus from past KPI measures to forward prediction and decision-making

Course Modules:

  • Introduction to Reliability analysis methods
  • Network and system analysis using Reliability Block Diagrams
  • Sources of failure rate data
  • System MTBF and downtime predictions
  • Identifying the important equipment that drives a system performance
  • The influence of failure behaviour over a full lifecycle
  • Where to find failure behaviour parameters
  • Understanding the role of failure modes on system performance
  • Predicting plant capacity
  • Continuous evaluation and optimisation

Who should attend

  • Asset Performance Managers                                
  • Asset Managers
  • Reliability Engineers

Industries that will benefit:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Mining
  • Transport
  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing Plant
  • Repetitive Manufacturing
  • Utilities
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REL301 - Using Reliability Workbench (RWB) & Fault Tree Analysis

 

Course Duration: 2 Days

Course Overview:

A perfect hands on course using Fault Tree and Event Tree Analysis methods with Isograph's Reliability WorkbenchTM software supporting needed calculations. Instructor led detailed exercises ensure full use and comprehension of each topic.

Course Key Learning:

Reliability Work BenchTM Fault Tree and Event Tree Software are utilized to teach the student the ability to analyse and predict the unreliability and risk exposure of any system or product. The advanced use of Fault Tree enables the student to learn how to use cut sheets, Boolean Logic, and probability and set theory to create a reliability model for any system or product. Working through several instructor led exercises allows the student to confidently navigate the software using the concepts to produce new analysis and predict reliability, number of expected failures, System Unreliability and the risk level for critical safety systems.

Course Modules:

  • Overview of RWBTM Fault Tree Module with differences explained
  • Modeling with Fault Tree
  • Practical Modeling Methods, Cut Sets, Boolean Logic
  • Importance Analysis, initiating events
  • Event Tree Analysis

Who should attend?

  • Safety Engineers
  • Risk Specialists
  • 6 Sigma Black Belts
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Operators
  • Engineers
  • Instrument/Electrical Engineers
  • Plant InspectorsProject Engineers
  • Graduates

Industries that will benefit:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Mining
  • Transport
  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing Plant
  • Repetitive Manufacturing
  • Utilities
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REL401 - Design Reliability Methods and Tools

 

Course Duration: 2 Days

Course Overview:

The complete course for demanding reliability application and calculations.

Course Key Learning:

IEC 61508, & SIL FMEA methods needed to produce a SIL compliant FMEA for certification consideration. The use of probabilistic Reliability calculations in place of Monte Carlo Simulations allows the use to calculate precise values for a variety of reliability needs. Reliability Block Diagrams, Fault tree and Event tree Conversions precede the learning that enables the student to develop and calculate Markov Models, and use those Markov models as failure sources for more complex systems.

Course Modules:

  • RWBTM Overview
  • FMEA/FMECA IEC 61508
  • SIL
  • Direct Calculated Reliability Block Diagrams (RBD)
  • Advanced RBD Methods - Overhauls, test intervals, conversions to Fault tree and Event Tree Analysis formats.
  • Markov analysis - constructing models, defining phase transitions, base rates, time dependent rates,
  • Library functions - Parts libraries
  • Using failure data - Weibull Failure models.

Who should attend?

  • Safety Engineers
  • Designers Engineers
  • Engineers
  • Project Engineers
  • Risk Specialists
  • 6 Sigma Black Belts
  • Maintenance Strategists
  • Protection Engineers
  • Plant Inspectors

Industries that will benefit:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Electronics Design
  • Communications
  • Automotive
  • Aero Space Engineering
  • Military
  • Chemical Industry
  • Transport
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REL501 - System Engineering Toolbox & Special Analysis

 

Course Duration: 2 Days

Course Overview:

The Special Analysis tools every Engineer should have.

Course Key Learning:

The engineer learns how to interact the learning's form REL 301 and REL 401 with other study methodologies including HAZOP and VAA. After major accidents it has been found that gaps in the HAZOP occurred allowing the major accident to occur because a qualitative judgment was substituted for a functional risk calculation. The Systems Engineering toolbox supplies another level of capability that builds on prior content delivery in the series to add to the reliability engineer's capabilities to add value by improving reliability, reducing risk and maximizing value.

Course Modules:

  • Reliability Review
  • HAZOP Method Overview
  • HAZOP Exercise using RBD & FT
  • Vulnerability Assessment & Analysis
  • System Engineering tool Box
  • Graphical Presentation and Communication tools
  • Prognostics Health Management Overview (PHM)

Who should attend?

  • Engineers
  • Project Engineers
  • Risk Specialists
  • 6 Sigma Black Belts
  • Maintenance Strategists
  • Plant Inspectors
  • Design Engineers
  • Safety Representatives
  • Process Engineers
  • Operators
  • Graduates

Industries that will benefit:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Mining
  • Utilities
  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing Plant
  • Chemical Industry
  • Transport
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