Across all sectors of engineering, including oil and gas, mining, utilities, defence and manufacturing, the design of systems and equipment is becoming more complex. This has resulted in the increased need for effective maintenance strategies to analyse and predict future reliability performance of infrastructure, facilities, and assets.
This two-day course will introduce you to fundamental reliability engineering concepts such as reliability-based maintenance, condition monitoring, Risk Based Inspection (RBI), Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) and Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA). You’ll also learn the characteristics of functional failure, how to identify and apply the most suitable maintenance strategies and much more.
As a participant, you will be able to use basic maintenance and reliability principles to analyse and predict future reliability performance of operating assets, as well as developing appropriate maintenance strategies for practical application within the workplace.
- Learn and understand basic reliability engineering principles and how this knowledge can be applied to the development of maintenance strategies and contribute to plant performance optimization.
- Learn and understand about equipment failures and failure characteristics, and how this knowledge can be used to develop appropriate maintenance strategies/ activities that will improve Reliability and Availability.
- Understand the advantages of Condition Based maintenance techniques and their application.
- Understand how and when to use the FMEA and RCM analysis processes.
Is this course for you?
This course suits anyone involved in maintenance and reliability engineering tasks. It will be particularly useful for:
- Reliability engineers
- Process engineers
- Maintenance engineers
- Asset management professionals
- Maintenance supervisors
- Asset Managers
- Operations Personnel
- Facility Engineers
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Topics we'll cover
Day one — Introduction to reliability-based maintenance concepts
- Reliability, availability and maintainability fundamentals
- Understanding of failure patterns
- Preventative, predictive and reactive maintenance concepts
- Failure modes: effect causes and analysis
- Standardised maintenance strategies and how they are applied.
- Maintenance strategy identification and development
Day two — Understanding reliability-based maintenance fundamentals
- Condition monitoring benefits and values
- Risk-based inspection principles (RBI)
- Reliability centred maintenance
- Reliability centred maintenance: The 7 basic questions
- Determining potential failure intervals (P-F Intervals)
- Reliability-based maintenance process and implementation
Take this course to build skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:
4. Develop safe and sustainable solutions
6. Identify, assess and manage risks
13. Local engineering knowledge
14. Problem analysis
*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee a competency. However, you will gain the base knowledge you need to develop these specific Chartered competencies.
Alastair Krebs has more than 35 years’ experience in asset management, maintenance, integrity, and risk and reliability management. He has worked at a senior level, both onshore and offshore, for major contractors and clients across many industries. He has worked in hydrocarbon exploration, supply and processing industries, electrical power generation, mining resources, public utilities and infrastructure.
He is experienced in developing and implementing asset maintenance and integrity management systems and safety case documents for offshore oil and gas installations. He also has extensive experience in the specification and implementation of computerised maintenance management systems.
Alastair is also an adjunct lecturer in Curtin University’s Master of Petroleum Engineering and Master of Subsea Engineering programs, where he teaches asset management, risk and reliability, and operational HSE management systems.
Alastair often presents at keynote technical seminars worldwide on topics such as reliability-centred maintenance, reliability and benchmarking, and the adaptive process for maintenance and integrity.
Good overview of maintenance concepts and processes.
Most valuable aspect for me was being introduced to the framework and theory behind RCM.
Engaging course and facilitator who answered all queries throughout the two days.