Fundamentals of Reliability-Based Maintenance

Engineering context

Across all sectors of engineering, including oil and gas, mining, utilities, defence and manufacturing, the design of systems and equipment is becoming more complex. This has resulted in the increased need for effective maintenance strategies to analyse and predict future reliability performance of infrastructure facilities and assets.

This two-day course will introduce you to fundamental reliability engineering concepts such as reliability-based maintenance, condition monitoring, Risk Based Inspection (RBI), Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) and Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA). You’ll also learn the characteristics of functional failure and standardised maintenance strategies, how to identify and apply the most suitable maintenance strategies and much more.

As a participant, you will be able to use basic maintenance and reliability principles to analyse and predict future reliability performance of operating assets, as well as developing appropriate maintenance strategies for practical application within the workplace. 

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Build your Chartered competencies

This training course builds skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:

  4. Develop safe and sustainable solutions
  6. Identify, assess and manage risks
13. Local engineering knowledge
14. Problem analysis
16. Evaluation

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*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee a competency, it provides participants with the underpinning knowledge required to develop specific Chartered competencies.

Important notice about course delivery

Sessions for this course are temporarily postponed due to COVID19. To be notified when an online option is available, please complete the ‘Enquire now’ form below.

Corporate clients can enquire about customised online delivery via the 'Request In-house' tab.

Fundamentals of Reliability-Based Maintenance


"Good overview of maintenance concepts and processes" - participant, 2019

"Most valuable aspect for me was being introduced to the framework and theory behind RCM" - Gavin, 2019

"Engaging course and facilitator who answered all queries throughout the two days" - Kupudui, 2019

"Course was valuable, no improvements required, I would recommend this to a colleague" - participant, 2019

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$ 1,595.00 - Non-member
$ 1,355.75 - EA member

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If you are unable to attend the above dates, please contact to discuss upcoming dates.

We can bring this course direct to you and your organisation. For groups of six or more we provide cost-effective, customised and outcome-focused in-house training.

Find out more about how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.

Is this course for you?

This course is for anyone involved in maintenance and reliability engineering tasks. It will be particularly useful for reliability, process and maintenance engineers as well as asset management professionals.

Your facilitator for this course

Alastair Krebs has over 35 years’ experience in Asset Management, Maintenance, Integrity, Risk and Reliability Management, gained within Offshore & Onshore hydrocarbon exploration, supply and processing industries, Electrical Power Generation, Mining resources, Public utilities & Infrastructure

He has worked at a senior level both onshore and offshore for major contractors and clients and has acquired extensive experience in the development and implementation of Asset Maintenance and Integrity Management Systems and Safety Case documents applicable to offshore Oil & Gas installations, including Formal Safety Assessment and EERA (Emergency Evacuation Rescue Analysis).

Alastair has presented numerous papers on Reliability Centred Maintenance, Reliability and Bench Marking, and The Adaptive Process for Maintenance and Integrity, at Keynote Technical Seminars throughout the world (UK, Norway, Japan, Malaysia, Canada Australia, Singapore and Brazil).

In addition to this Alastair is an adjunct lecturer in Asset Management, Risk & Reliability and Operational HSE Management Systems at Curtin University in Perth as part of their Masters’ Degree in Petroleum and Subsea Engineering.

Alastair has extensive experience in the specification and implementation of computerised maintenance management systems such as Maximo, SAP and IFS.

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