Reliability, Maintainability and Risk
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Reliability Engineering has moved forward enormously in recent years and it is often difficult to keep abreast of the latest thinking and techniques. This course bridges that gap and presents recent, but proven, developments in Risk Management to improve safety and uptime. It will also be show how the application of fundamental reliability techniques can be used to improve equipment run-lengths.
Failure rate is a key driver for improved uptime, but Mean Time to Repair is just as important. Maintainability requires equipment that is serviceable (easily repaired) and supportable (cost-effectively kept in or restored to a usable condition). Combine this with reliability (absence of failures) to significantly improve the safety and uptime of a facility.
There is a growing realization that a safe, reliable facility depends on how well we manage risk, so we begin with a discussion of quantitative and qualitative risks. Human failures are more difficult to manage, but they matter a lot, so we will address this subject in some detail. This leads us into techniques such as FMECA (Failure Modes, Effects, Criticality Analysis) and RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance) that help plan our work and improve our equipment reliability considerably. For less critical equipment, using the REM (Review Existing Maintenance) technique is a highly effective risk management tool. In addition, the course will show how to maintain safety-critical instrumentation using the SIL (Safety Integrity Level) technique.
Static equipment is given special consideration and the course will demonstrate how and where Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) should be used. You will also learn about Root Cause Analysis, a powerful reactive problem-solving tool that uses a systematic and structured approach to eliminate failures permanently. The course will provide a good understanding of where and how to apply the method.
Application of the risk-based methods taught in this seminar will produce a positive impact on business goals, for example:
- Maintain and improve reliability and availability,
- Maximise safety,
- Achieve best practice maintenance, and,
- Develop world class performance.
This will be an interactive, enjoyable and interesting learning experience. It will utilize a variety of methodologies including lectures and slide presentations. The course is structured to give you an introduction to the key Reliability, Maintainability and Risk processes with a thorough grounding in the key elements. It offers practical advice and guidance on their use, particularly as they are applied in industry. Examples and group exercises allow delegates to acquire a more detailed and practical understanding. A comprehensive Case Study will reinforce learning.
Examples of actual obstacles encountered during actual studies will be highlighted. The participation of delegates will be encouraged throughout. Delegates will also have opportunity to discuss issues relevant to their workplace if they so wish.
Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:
- Use key reliability, maintainability and risk techniques to improve profitability and safety
- Determine where, when and why each technique should be applied
- Implement the analysis results effectively
- Determine value added by this work
- Implement reliability improvement program
- Identify the effective use of proactive and reactive risk-based methods will significantly improve the safety and uptime of your facility
- Introduction to Reliability Engineering
- Basic Reliability Theory
- Series and parallel reliability
- Reliability failure analysis and reporting
- Failure rate/MTBF
- Using statistical analysis to predict system performance
- Reliability Block Diagrams
- Maintainability Engineering
- Quantitative Risk
- Qualitative Risk
- Failure mode and effects criticality analysis (FMECA)
- Fault-tree analysis (FTA)
- Simulation Modelling
- Performance Measurement
- Human Error and its Causes
- Learning from Failures
- Performance Measurement
- Reliability Centered Maintenance
- Total Productive Maintenance
- Safety Integrity Levels
- Problem solving process - Root Cause Analysis
- Work execution
- Performance Monitoring
- Reporting Results
- Holding the Gains
A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:
- (30%) Based on Case Studies
- (30%) Techniques
- (30%) Role Play
- (10%) Concepts
- Pre-test and Post-test
- Variety of Learning Methods
- Case Studies and Self Questionaires
- Group Work
Who should attend
This course is intended for reliability team, maintenance engineering team, shutdown & campaign team, barge and subsea team. The course has also been specifically designed to be of substantial benefit to both technical and non-technical personnel employed in the activities that support the O&M sector.