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Reliability Improvement Certificate

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 18 and Wednesday, 19 June 2019
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Newlands Cross, Dublin 22, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €900
    Non-Members: €950

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

  • CPD Credit
    14 hours   C1


Equipment reliability has never been as important as it is now. Lean manufacturing means that plant downtime must be minimised and avoided wherever possible. External events expose the vulnerabilities in world-wide supply chains. Risks have to be managed and costs minimised over extended asset lifecycles. Money invested in maintenance must generate maximum value for the organisation. Maintainers, Engineers and Operations personnel must increasing become Reliability Engineers.

Course Aim

In this 2-day course, participants are guided through the major factors that must be considered in order to assess and improve the reliability of all types of equipment whether it is static, rotating, electrical distribution, computer, instruments or control. All technical and human aspects are fully considered in all stages of the life of equipment such as new design, commissioning, operation, maintenance, life extension and finally de-commissioning. It has been designed to illustrate fundamental reliability concepts and vital tools without getting drawn into complex mathematics.

Its purpose is to bridge the gap between what can be the rather theoretical subject of "reliability" and day-to-day activities such as design, operation and maintenance by emphasizing the common goals and team work required between the different groups, departments and organisations involved. Participants are encouraged to bring their failure statistics (motors, pumps, machinery components etc.) for analysis.

Course Objectives

  • To gain an understanding of the importance of reliability in today’s business environment
  • To gain experience in applying important reliability improvement tools
  • To use reliability principles to ensure that assets achieve full performance as soon as possible
  • To use reliability to ensure that assets are operated and maintained cost-effectively
  • To gain an understanding of the importance of equipment failure and / or repair data collecting
  • To learn to apply statistical techniques for the analysis of this data
  • To formulate maintenance, inspection and operating strategies designed to maximise asset availability
  • To perform Failure Mode and Effect Analyses (FMEA) and Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM)
  • To understand the principles of Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • To learn how to apply rational benefit-cost analysis for reliability upgrading projects
  • To leave with several techniques that be applied immediately to improve equipment maintenance, operation, commissioning, installation and procurement
  • To illustrate the application of the above reliability techniques via industrial case studies
  • To illustrate the importance of an integrated reliability improvement strategy for all assets

Course Programme

  • Strategic importance of reliability
  • Benefits of reliability engineering
  • Models of reliability 
  • Relationship between reliability, safety and quality
  • The reliability function in the organisation
  • Reliability in product & process development
  • Failure consequence and liability management
  • Reliability program management
  • Reliability and risk assessment
  • Maintaining reliability
  • Non-destructive evaluation
  • Data collection, management and analysis
  • Failure modes & effects analysis
  • Case study examples

Who Should Attend?

This practioner course is designed for:

  • Engineering & maintenance managers who wish to set up a focused reliability improvement programme which delivers bottom line benefits
  • Reliability engineers, project managers, asset managers, and operations managers who wish to strengthen their skills in the practical application of reliability engineering

Assessment and Certification

A Certificate of Completion is awarded on submission of a home assignment post training. This assignment will entail self-directed learning, including research, reading, study, reflection and preparation of assessment work. Participants will be asked to submit their assessment work for grading within one month of the course completion. The trainer will be available for questions on this assignment. 

Trainer's profile

Chris James delivers reliability and maintenance training, consulting and analysis in a wide range of industries for the last 10 years. A Mechanical Engineer who started his career as a Design Engineer in the Aircraft Industry. He has over 26 years’ experience implementing Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) - a process used to improve the safety, reliability and cost effectiveness of physical assets through selection of the most effective maintenance techniques and one-off changes. Employed directly for 11 years by the late John Moubray, founder of Aladon Ltd and author of the best-selling book on RCM2.

During this period helped develop Aladon's training materials (including content in the RCM book), ran Aladon's public RCM2 courses in the UK, managed Aladon's worldwide network of licensees, acted as an expert for the central franchising organisation and applied RCM in a wide range of industries. Chris also developed and ran training courses to improve awareness of the range of condition-based techniques available, along with how to compare and evaluate these techniques based on technical feasibility and business impact.


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18 June 2019



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