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Definitions are many for reliability engineering, but it more or less goes something like this: Reliability engineering, a sub-discipline of systems engineering, is the likelihood of success in terms of frequency or failures and deals with the estimation, prevention and management of high levels of “lifetime” engineering uncertainty and risks of failure.

But no matter how you define it, reliability engineering is crucial to every company, organization and agency. Reliability engineering helps organizations to sustain their quality for a longer time and to cut down the costs of maintenance and warranty claims. Some of the key elements that reliability engineering can affect include:

  • Competitiveness
  • Profitability
  • Repair and maintenance costs
  • Delays further up supply chain
  • Reputation
  • Goodwill
  • Safety

The objectives of reliability engineering, in order of importance:

  1. To apply engineering knowledge and specialist techniques to prevent or to reduce the likelihood or frequency of failures.
  2. To identify and correct the causes of failures that do occur despite the efforts to prevent them.
  3. To determine ways of coping with failures that do occur, if their causes have not been corrected.
  4. To apply methods for estimating the likely reliability of new designs, and for analyzing reliability data.

Generally, the primary role of the reliability engineer is to identify and manage asset reliability risks that can have a negative impact on business operations. This role is often divided into three smaller roles:

Loss Elimination

The reliability engineer (in full partnership with the operations team) develops a plan to eliminate or reduce the losses through root cause analysis, obtains approval of the plan and facilitates the implementation.

Risk Management

Another role of the reliability engineer is to manage risk to the achievement of an organization’s strategic objectives in the areas of environmental health and safety, asset capability, quality and production. Some common tools the reliability engineer works with include methodologies such as fault tree analysis, criticality analysis, preliminary hazards analysis and simplified failure modes and effects analysis.

Life Cycle Asset Management (LCAM)

The reliability engineer is also involved in the design and installation stages of projects for new assets and modification of existing assets. As much as 95 percent of the total cost of ownership (TCO) of an asset is determined before it is put into use, according to research.

Reliability Engineering Training

Tonex offers several courses in Reliability Engineering Training:

The Tonex Reliability Engineering Training courses cover key reliability engineering topics such as systems engineering, product life cycle engineering, hazard analysis, reliability management training, strategic management, quality function deployment (QFD) and failure analysis.

Who Can Benefit?

Product Managers, project managers and production supervisors or anyone who desires to learn the foundation of reliability engineering through hands-on activities and directed classroom discussion.

Why Tonex?

For over 30 years Tonex, while presenting highly customized learning solutions, has worked with organizations in improving their understanding and capabilities in topics often with new development, design, optimization, regulations and compliances that, frankly, can be difficult to comprehend.

— Ratings tabulated from student feedback post-course evaluations show an amazing 98 percent satisfaction score.

–Reasonably priced classes taught by the best trainers is the reason all kinds of organizations from Fortune 500 companies to government’s most important agencies return for updates in courses and hands-on workshops

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