Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices

Maintenance and Power Engineering

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Duration: 1 Week

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Course Outline

5 days course

Asset Cost Management Introduction


  • Definitions of reliability, maintenance & asset management.
  • The total cost of maintenance.
  • Best practice reliability and maintenance processes.
  • Elements of asset management best practice.
  • Auditing performance.
  • Overview of TPM, RCM, BCM, QCM, and other asset management buzzword.
  • Open discussion sessions.

Laying the Groundwork


  • Team-work maintenance, operations, stores.
  • The importance of standards such as PAS 55, JA1011.
  • Corporate asset management expectations.
  • Asset performance expectations.
  • The forms of asset failure and degradation.
  • The causes and nature of asset failure and degradation.
  • The effects, cost and risks of asset degradation.
  • Practical Application and Open Discussion sessions.

Applying the Value based Process


  • Breaking the cycle of failure and degradation.
  • Select PM tactics on the basis of costs and risks.
  • How to determine PM intervals.
  • Condition based maintenance types and the PF-curve.
  • The four important reliability functions.
  • Implementing best practice maintenance programs.
  • Optimising spares to support the maintenance program.
  • Maintenance program cost and risk-based justification.
  • Practical Application and Open Discussion Sessions.

Ensuring the Continuity of the Value-based Process


  • Complete the PLAN, DO, REVIEW Improvement cycle with FRACAS.
  • Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action System requirements.
  • Structure and code data collection to support reliability analysis.
  • How to quantify chronic failures and losses.
  • Use Pareto analysis and stratification to focus the value-based analysis.
  • Quantify losses in life cycle terms.
  • Hypothesise root causes of failure and verify on the basis of evidence.
  • Reliability Analysis Case Study.
  • Discussion of software and templates to support analysis.

Supporting Process that Lower Life-cycle costs


  • Planning and scheduling best practice.
  • Cost effective man-power and skills deployment.
  • Performance indicators to drive continuous improvement.
  • Overall review of concepts learned.

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