Reliability Engineering Excellence

5 Days | 3.5 CEUs


The reliability engineer (RE) sees all aspects of proper plant function, puts equipment first, and makes decisions based on how machines function and their impact on production. Just as a business adviser must balance policy and diplomacy, the RE must be dedicated to preserving asset reliability and managing risk. In this five-day course, you will learn what it means to be a reliability engineer, how to build and sustain a strategic reliability engineering program, and how to gain support from other departments to achieve your facility’s reliability goals.

What You Will Learn:

  • Examine the Reliability Engineer role
  • Define the essential components of a successful reliability program
  • Investigate reliability tools and problem-solving methods
  • Practice different problem-solving techniques
  • Employ reliability economics, statistics and probabilities for decision making
  • Use different reliability models to analyze data for reliability
  • Discuss ways to optimize your reliability program
  • Cite elements of designing for reliability
  • Discuss PM optimization
  • Discuss 5 PdM technologies and their application

Course Content

  • Introductions and Objectives
  • Reliability Excellence
  • RE and Interdepartmental Partnerships
  • Risk-based Asset Management Strategy Introduction
  • Origins of Reliability Engineering
  • Reliability Terms
  • RE Roles and Responsibilities
  • Fundamentals of Risk Management
  • Design Principals
  • Purchase, Installation and Maintenance Considerations
  • Reliability Modeling for Decision Making
  • Reliability Program:
    • Life Cycle Asset Management - Reliability Components
    • Management of Change Process: from Identify to Audit Mitigation Actions
    • Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Introduction
      • Information Gathering
      • Failure Modes, FMEA, RCM Logic Tree
      • Three-step RCM Process
      • Action Plans
    • Total Productive Manufacturing (TPM)
      • Five Elements of TPM
      • 12 Steps for a TPM Program
    • Reliability Metrics (MTBF, MTTR, Availability, etc.)
  • RE Economics
    • Why Economics?
    • Case Flow, Time Valuke of Money, Net Present Value, etc.
    • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
    • ROI, Payback, Benefit-cost Ratio, Discounted Benefit-cost Ratio
    • Net Return, Discounted Net Return, Total Cost of Reliability, Optimum Reliability Cost
  • Statistics
    • Uses of Statistics
    • Pareto Analysis
    • Basic Statistical Concepts
      • Normal, Exponential, Weibull
  • Applying Statistics in Real-life Scenarios
  • Root Cause Analysis Exercies
  • Failure Reporting and Criticality Analysis System
  • PM Optimization Exercise
  • PdM Technologies
  • PdM Technologies Scenario Exercise
  • Parking Lot Discussions
  • Action Plan Report-out
  • Review and Celebration

IISE reserves the right to cancel a class up to 15 business days prior to the scheduled start date

Registration Fee

Member: $1,995 Non-Member: $2,345

Course Schedule

No courses scheduled, contact James Swisher for availability