Event category: Reliability

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Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional

Introduction
This course is a 5 day overview of reliability and maintenance fundamentals based on the five pillars of the SMRP Body of Knowledge. The course enables participants to develop a strategy for outstanding maintenance and reliability performance, tools to improve reliability at equipment level, and an insight to the latest practices in planning, scheduling and control. On the fifth day, the course concludes an opportunity to take the Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) exam.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand and acknowledge the principles of SMRP Body of Knowledge
  • How to improve company profitability by implementing “Model of Excellence” for Maintenance
  • Describe key aspects of enhancing reliability at equipment & component level
  • Explanation of Best Practices in Maintenance Strategy Development and the PF Curve
  • Barriers and Solutions to Effective Work Execution – Change Management

Welcome & Introduction

  • Pre-Assessment
  • Overview of the SMRP’s five fundamental pillars of Maintenance and Reliability
  • Connection between the five pillars and other organizations, certifications, and standards
Pillar 1: Management and Business

  • Overview
  • Performance Measurements
  • Change Management Theory
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Group & Individual exercises

Pillar 2: Equipment (Asset) Reliability

  • Identifying Where to Focus
  • MTBF, MTTR, MTBM, Weibull
  • Strategies that reduce downtime
  • Preventive Maintenance Strategies
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Individual exercises

Pillar 3: Operations Reliability

  • What is Operations Reliability
  • Process Reliability
  • Design Reliability
  • Maintenance Reliability
  • Maintenance Management Best Practices
  • Safety in Focus & Individual exercises

Pillar 4: Leadership and Organization

  • Change Management Theory in Practice
  • Organizational Structure
  • Difference between Leadership and Management
  • Necessary Support for good Maintenance and Reliability Practices
  • Defining Necessary Skills
  • Assessing Skills Gaps and Bridging them
  • Creating Sustainable Organizations
  • Individual exercises

Pillar 5: Work Management

  • Identification of Work
  • Prioritization
  • Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Supervising
  • Executing
  • Closing Out and Analyzing
  • Support Processes – Technical Databases and Storerooms
  • Individual exercises

Course Review and Wrap-up

  • Individual exercises
  • Post Assessment
  • Certificates and Evaluation

Who Should Attend

  • Operations/Maintenance managers
  • Mechanical/Electrical Engineers
  • Experienced supervisors planners, Reliability professionals
  • Maintenance/Planning Engineers, CMRP seekers

Pre and Post Course Assessments

  • Each delegate will complete a pre-course assessment to evaluate their current levels of knowledge and experience.
  • At the end of the course, delegates will then complete a pos course assessment to ensure the material was presented effectively

Foundations for Effective FMEAs

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a systematic method for preventing failure through risk discovery and mitigation of potential failure modes and associated causes. The Foundations for Effective FMEAs (Online) training seminar provides an overview of the concepts and procedures for FMEA and related analyses. The course provides understanding of best in class FMEA processes, including how to utilize lessons learned from past analyses to help reduce product development time and effort.

Prenscia Academy Online courses are delivered in real-time with two instructors available to answer questions and assist via audio or chat. See course calendar for available dates and times.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the best practice step-by-step process for performing FMEAs
  • Proactively consider potential failures, prioritize issues based on risk and then initiate improvements early in development when modifications tend to have the biggest impact for the lowest cost
  • Examine the key factors that contribute to successful FMEA projects and how to implement an effective FMEA process

Topics included

  • FMEA definition and history
  • Application and benefits
  • FMEA as part of Design for Reliability
  • Types of FMEA and standards used
  • FMEA process
  • FMEA boundary diagrams
  • FMEA P-diagram
  • How to correctly define functions, failures, effects and causes
  • The role of FMEA in Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • FMEA actions and tracking
  • Risk analysis and prioritization
  • Design review based on failure mode
  • FMEA and APQP
  • FMEA and validation/DVP&R
  • FMEA facilitation
  • Process FMEA
  • Process control plan
  • FMEA review: key factors
Who should attend
The Foundations for Effective FMEAs course is for managers and engineers that are responsible for oversight or involvement in the creation of Design and Process FMEAs. For anyone that want to create a searchable knowledge base of reliability-related information for their designs that contribute to the development of test plans, control plans, future design efforts and other activities.

Requirements
Your course requires the use of a computer with a licensed ReliaSoft software installation and an audio device with a microphone. All registrants will receive a temporary ReliaSoft software license.
Instructors will make use of their own webcam. Webcams for attendees is optional.

6 days (3-hour sessions)

RAM for Asset Management

RAM for Asset Management provides an overview of the ways in which reliability engineering concepts and methods can be applied for repairable systems analysis and maintenance planning.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand methodologies that can be applied for repairable systems analysis
  • Identify critical components (or failure modes) and determine the most effective ways to improve system availability
  • Evaluate potential maintenance strategies and calculate optimum PM intervals and/or overhaul times
  • Use simulation to obtain estimated performance metrics that can facilitate decision-making in a variety of areas, such as scheduling planned maintenance, planning for spares, identifying bottlenecks in production throughput and estimating life cycle costs

Topics included

  • Reliability statistical concepts
  • Reliability data types
  • Reliability metrics
  • Weibull and life distribution analysis
  • Event/maintenance log data analysis
  • Reliability data comparisons
  • Repairable system analysis
  • Concept of renewal process
  • Recurrent event data analysis
  • Reliability block diagrams
  • Simulation for maintainability
  • RAM analysis process
  • Life cycle cost estimation
Who should attend
The RAM for Asset Management (Online) course is for maintenance managers, engineers and technicians that need to understand the role of reliability in asset management and have a need to analyze their equipment life data to improve operational availability.

Requirements
Your course requires the use of a computer with a licensed ReliaSoft software installation and an audio device with a microphone. All registrants will receive a temporary ReliaSoft software license.
Instructors will make use of their own webcam. Webcams for attendees is optional.

7 days (3-hour sessions)

Fundamentals of Reliability

Fundamentals of Reliability provides a solid foundation of the methods, analyses, applications and associated tools in reliability engineering mathematics — from basic data analysis and modeling to advanced methods and concepts. This course will introduce and familiarize attendees with basic statistical concepts such as reliability estimation, data set comparison and basic reliability modeling techniques.

Prenscia Academy Online courses are delivered in real-time with an instructor available to answer questions and assist via audio or chat. See course calendar for available dates and times.

Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with reliability engineering definitions and principles
  • Develop an understanding of the statistics behind reliability engineering models, including parameter estimation and confidence intervals
  • Understand when and how to use common life distributions, including Weibull, lognormal, normal and exponential
  • Introduce different types of life data analyses, such as Accelerated Life Testing (ALT), Demonstration Testing and System Reliability Analysis

Topics included

  • Reliability statistical concepts
  • Reliability data types
  • Reliability metrics
  • Weibull and life distribution analysis
  • Degradation analysis
  • Warranty analysis
  • Reliability data comparisons
  • Reliability test planning and analysis
  • Stress-strength analysis
  • Introduction to quantitative accelerated life test analysis
  • System reliability analysis with Reliability Block Diagrams (RBDs)
Who should attend
The Fundamentals of Reliability course is for engineers and technicians who need to understand the concepts of reliability engineering and need to develop their skills in reliability life data analysis for product and equipment failures, usage and test results.

Requirements
Your course requires the use of a computer with a licensed ReliaSoft software installation and an audio device with a microphone. All registrants will receive a temporary ReliaSoft software license.
The instructor will make use of their own webcam. Webcams for attendees is optional.

7 days (3-hour sessions)