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.

Upon completion, 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. 

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.

Fundamentals of Reliability-Based Maintenance
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$ 1,595.00 - Non-member
$ 1,515.25 - EA member

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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

James (Jim) Kennedy CPEng CAFM CAMA has over 45 years of experience in maintenance and asset management across the aerospace, rail, power, water and defence industries. He is a Mechanical Engineer with postgraduate qualifications in Risk Management, Maintenance Engineering, and Management. 

Jim has been an active participant in the asset management field for the past 30 years, developing principles and processes, contributing to standards, and was the Founding Chair of the Asset Management Council in 2005. He also produced Australia’s first industry-focused Asset Management  and Reliability Centered Maintenance Manuals in 1994 and lead the first Australian RCM analysis in many fields from rail infrastructure to power stations.

He currently occupies the role of Sensei in the Asset Management Council and is the Director of Interlogis Consulting Pty Ltd.

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