Reliability Engineering Training
The object of reliability engineering is to engineer work to minimize failures, improve maintenance effectiveness, shorten repair times, and meet customer and organization expectations.
The benefits of reliability engineering are considerable. For example, some products require a run-in or burn-in to identify and eliminate early life failures or to refine and optimize system operation. Using reliability engineering techniques can minimize the time and resource impact of run-in or burn-in operations. Eliminating or minimizing the time reduces inventory carrying costs, tooling costs and energy requirements.
There’s also the safety and liability factors. Some product failure cause unintended or unsafe conditions leading to loss of life or injury. Reliability engineering tools assist in identifying and minimizing safety risks.
Product failures can cause the loss of property. Minimizing failures and mitigating the damage caused by any failure minimizes the exposure to liability for the property loss.
Unanticipated failures also cost time for customers and for the organization to resolve the failures. Using reliability and availability concepts can minimize failures and avoid wasting time.
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.
The primary role of the reliability engineer is to identify and manage asset reliability risks that could adversely affect plant or business operations. This broad primary role can be divided into three smaller, more manageable roles: Loss Elimination, Risk Management and Life Cycle Asset Management (LCAM).
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. There are many tools used by a reliability engineer to identify and reduce risk, such as:
- PHA –Preliminary hazards analysis
- FMEA –Failure modes and effects analysis
- CA –Criticality analysis
- SFMEA – Simplified failure modes and effects analysis
- MI – Maintainability information
- FTA –Fault tree analysis
- ETA –Event tree analysis
The main reasons why failures occur include:
- The product is not fit for purpose or more specifically the design is inherently incapable.
- The item may be over stressed in some way.
- Failures can be caused by wear-out.
- Failures might be caused by variation.
- Wrong specifications may cause failures.
- Misuse of the item may cause failure.
Items are designed for a specific operating environment and if they are then used outside this environment then failure can occur.
Reliability engineering as a discipline took shape during the 1960s with the explosion of commercial aviation. Fundamental tenets of modern-day reliability engineering – tools such as Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM), failure modes effects and criticality analysis (FMECA), and root cause analysis (RCA) – were developed to help improve safety in commercial aviation.
Reliability Engineering Training Courses 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
- Systems Engineering
- Safety and Liability
- System Safety
- Hazard Analysis
- 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 Testing
- 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.
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Reliability Engineering Training