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Asset Reliability Practitioner (ARP) Category II

The Asset Reliability Practitioner [ARP] Category II “RELIABILITY ENGINEER CORE EDUCATION” course is intended for industrial reliability engineers charged with helping the organization improve reliability and performance, and for anyone else in the organization who desires to have an in-depth knowledge of the reliability and performance improvement process.

The reliability engineer has a critically important but challenging role. In most organizations there are almost infinite opportunities for improvement, but understanding what to change and how to change it is difficult. Analysis is not enough. Action must be taken or nothing will change. But a part of the challenge is that the reliability engineer may not have the authority to make changes; just recommend them. That issue is also addressed in this course.

The course covers the A-Z of reliability improvement. While it is not possible for you to be an expert planner/scheduler, or condition monitoring analyst, or lubrication engineer, you will gain a very solid knowledge in all these areas. You will know how to justify and prioritize your activities and take all the necessary steps to engineer a successful reliability and performance improvement initiative; and avoid the obstacles that have derailed so many programs in the past.

Your challenge will be made easier with the renowned Mobius Institute animations and animated simulations. Complex topics are so much easier to understand. And to ensure your time is put to best use, you can watch any part of the course, or the entire course, online before you attend the live event. And you can take it again soon afterwards to refresh your memory and improve your understanding.

 

Course Outline:

Introduction

  • Goals of the course
  • Goals of reliability improvement
  • How reliability/performance improvement is aligned with asset management, operational excellence, TPM, and lean
  • The role of the reliability engineer

Strategy And Implementation

  • Benefits of reliability and performance improvement
  • The need for the business case
  • How to assist in the development of the “roadmap” plan
  • Understanding the maintenance strategies

People Management

  • Culture change
  • Helping to gain and retain senior management support
  • Engaging people in the reliability and performance improvement effort
  • Human error and psychology
  • Steering committee

Defect Elimination

  • Overview
  • Design for reliability
  • Procurement for the lowest lifecycle costs
  • Transportation for minimal degradation
  • Managing outside contractors
  • Managing vendors
  • Acceptance testing
  • Work management - introduction
  • Spares management/caring for spares
  • Precision and proactive maintenance – introduction
  • Precision operation and operator driven reliability [ODR]

Reliability Engineering

  • Reliability fundamentals
  • Understanding equipment “failure patterns”
  • Analyzing reliability data
  • Reliability block diagrams [RBD]
  • Lifecycle cost analysis [LCCA]

Asset Strategy Development

  • Getting the house in order
  • Developing an asset criticality ranking [ACR]
  • Utilizing Preventive Maintenance Optimization [PMO]
  • Utilizing Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis [FMECA]
  • Utilizing Reliability Centered Maintenance [RCM]
  • Utilizing Pareto analysis

Work And Spares Management

  • An overview of work management and spares management and how they are connected
  • MRO spares and material management
  • Maintenance planning
  • Maintenance scheduling
  • Managing break-in work
  • Shutdowns, turnarounds, and outages
  • The computerized maintenance management system [CMMS] or enterprise asset management [EAM] system

Precision Skills (Precision And Proactive Maintenance)

  • What is precision and the importance of precision work
  • Understand mechanical and acoustic resonance and the basic correction techniques
  • Proactive maintenance
  • The importance of commissioning

Condition Monitoring

  • Overview of CM principles for mechanical and electrical equipment
  • The relationship between CM and planning/scheduling and operations
  • A detailed introduction of the technology and application
  • The future of CM and predictive analytics

Continuous Improvement

  • The principle of and importance of continuous improvement, Kaizen, PDCA, and Lean
  • The need to reassess business conditions and what is critical
  • Utilizing metrics to measure and improve performance
  • The importance of constant communication
  • Root cause (failure) analysis [RCA and RCFA]
  • The need for on-going education, skills, and awareness training