Reliability engineering is all about minimizing failures, improving maintenance effectiveness, shortening repair times and meeting customer and organization expectations.
Reliability Engineering is an engineering science devoted to mathematically deducing risks of systems that might fail in a given amount of time, usually expressed as mean time between failures, or, MTBF.
The core elements of what reliability engineers do, include:
Establishing reliability objectives
Estimating and measuring reliability performance
Identifying and eliminating failure mechanisms
Identifying and minimizing risks associated with achieving reliability objectives
Essentially, reliability engineers need to know two things: what will fail and when will it fail.
Some analysts believe that one of the big advantages of reliability engineering is that is provides business value, which lies in the early detection of possible reliability issues.
When organizations catch a reliability issue at an early stage of the product lifecycle like the design stage, they can greatly minimize future costs by eliminating the need for a significant product redesign after it is already in the market.
Reliability engineering consists of the systematic application of time-honored engineering principles and techniques throughout a product lifecycle making it an essential component of a good Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) program.
Reliability is important in all life aspects. In reliability engineering, the term “reliable” refers to the ability of a product to perform its intended function.
Mathematically speaking, assuming that an item is performing its intended function at time equals zero, reliability can be defined as the probability that an item will continue to perform its intended function without failure for a specified period of time understated conditions.
Reliability is essential to organizations for quite a few reasons, such as:
Cost Analysis.Manufacturers may take reliability data and combine it with other cost information to illustrate the cost-effectiveness of their products. This life cycle cost analysis can prove that although the initial cost of a product might be higher, the overall lifetime cost is lower than that of a competitor’s because their product requires fewer repairs or less maintenance.
A company’s reputation is very closely related to the reliability of its products. The more reliable a product is, the more likely the company is to have a favorable reputation.
Customer Satisfaction. While a reliable product may not dramatically affect customer satisfaction in a positive manner, an unreliable product will negatively affect customer satisfaction severely. Thus high reliability is a mandatory requirement for customer satisfaction.
Competitive Advantage.Many companies will publish their predicted reliability numbers to help gain an advantage over their competitors who either do not publish their numbers or have lower numbers.
Reliability Engineering Training Course by Tonex
Reliability Engineering Training is considered a technology and business issue of urgent priority for many organizations worldwide.
Reliability Engineering Training Courses cover key Reliability Engineering topics, such as:
Reliability Management Training
Reliability Engineering Courses
Strategic Management, Failure Analysis
Quality Function Deployment (QFD)
Product Life Cycle Engineering
Safety and Liability
DFMEA: Failure Modes and Effects Analysis — Design
PFMEA: Failure Modes and Effects Analysis – Process
Reliability Block Diagram (RBD)
Risk Based Testing (RBT)
Probability and Statistics for Reliability
Reliability Test Planning
Statistical process control (SPC)
Reliability in Design and Development
Design of Experiments (DOE)
Design for X (DFX)
Reliability Modeling and Simulation and Maintainability and Availability.
These key topics ensure the dependability of products and services throughout its life cycle. Learn how to construct and analyze design FMEA, process FMEA, FTA, RBD for any new product by being proactive and address potential failures before they occur.
This multidisciplinary training program focuses on the use of management systems, analysis techniques and advanced condition-based and preventive technologies to identify, manage and eliminate failures leading to losses in system function.
Who Benefits from Reliability Training
Reliability engineering applies to reliability engineers, as well as design engineers, quality engineers, or system and software engineers. Tonex Reliability Training benefits most engineering specializations including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and applied statistics.
Additionally, these courses are excellent for product managers, project managers and production supervisors or anyone else who wants to learn the foundation of reliability engineering through hands-on activities and directed classroom discussion.
Tonex offers 17 different courses in the Reliability Engineering arena. These classes are taught by some of the best instructors in the world — specialists in their areas with real world experience.
And remember, Tonex courses can be tailored to meet specific individual or organizational needs.
For more information, questions, comments, contact us.