Reliability Engineering Training Class: Reliability engineering emphasizes dependability in the life-cycle management of a product. Engineering and analysis techniques are used to improve the reliability or dependability of a product or system.
The objectives of reliability engineering considerable, such as:
- To identify and correct the causes of failures that occur despite the efforts to prevent them
- To determine ways of coping with failures that occur, if their causes have not been fixed
- To apply engineering knowledge and specialist techniques to prevent or to reduce the likelihood or frequency of failures
- To apply methods for estimating the likely reliability of new software and for analyzing reliability data.
A reliability engineer provides many cost saving benefits for a company. For example, by making sure a product is created that matches the expectations imposed by customers, the product will likely be purchased repeatedly.
There’s also the matter of the dreaded downtime. This is the Achilles heal of every manufacturer because downtime reduces a system’s throughput. But a reliability engineer can minimize downtime by applying predictive and preventative maintenance programs. A well-maintained system minimizes operating expenses and maximizes throughput.
Additionally, by lowering failure and optimizing maintenance there are normally fewer spare parts in the logistics system. This minimizes the distribution system costs for transportation, logistics and storage for spare parts. This also minimizes service labor costs.
One benefit of reliability engineering that is often overlooked is the potential to lower energy costs in a plant. Using predictive technologies allows plant personnel to find energy losses and correct them. These savings are over and above the “green initiative” savings through such items as lights, improved insulation, etc.
There are also many additional benefits that may be hard to measure but are nevertheless important to the organization. For example, numerous studies have shown that plants with high reliability and excellent maintenance programs have a lower safety incident rate than those without such programs.
Under the reliability engineer’s watch, it makes sense that if operations are carried out in an efficient manner, there is less haste to complete actions and less risk of an injury by carelessness.
Savings are also realized when companies efficiently control spare parts – another area where reliability engineering weighs in. With an accurate asset hierarchy and bill of materials, it is easier to carry the right quantities of parts. Couple this with an accurate CMMS and economic order quantities can be fine-tuned.
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