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Plant Asset Management and Reliability

The process of Reliability Centered Maintenance ensures physical assets continue operating as required. Successful implementation results in increased cost effectiveness, reliability, machine uptime, and a greater understanding of the level of risk that the plant is managing. This course will provide a strategy for developing and executing improvement plans that work well with the new values prevalent in today's workforce. It also explains how you can use seemingly competing improvement tools to complement and enhance each other. Attendees will also receive a copy of trainer James Reyes-Picknell's book, Uptime: Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management, 3rd edition.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

We have created a program that will introduce you to the skills, tools and the methodologies essential to the successful planning and controlling of projects. Of particular focus will be the development of your own people management and interpersonal skills required to deliver performance on projects at all levels. The course is driven by practical experience and your needs, giving you the opportunity to immediately apply your new understandings and skills to your own projects.

Who should attend?

CFO Risk Management Asset Management Plant Managers Operations Planning Maintenance Maintenance Engineering Resource and Production Planning Facilities Supervisor Reliability Engineers Controller

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

Asset Management Overview

- Definitions and intent (ISO 55000)

- AM Policy, Strategy, Objectives and Plans

- Life cycle considerations

- Plant asset management decisions

- The maintenance fit and why it is so important

Maintenance Management Successful Practice

- The Uptime Pyramid of Excellence (based on the book "Uptime: Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management"

- Efficiency and Effectiveness


- Work management

- Materials management

- Basic Care

- Performance Management

- Support Systems

Choosing Excellence

- Reliability - introduction

- Evidence based decision making


- People and teamwork

- Strategy

- "Command and Nurture" management

Reliability methods and tools

- Why bother? The business case for reliability

- Proactive vs. Reactive

- Root Cause Failure Analysis

- Basic Reliability Calculations

- Overview of Weibull Analysis

- Asset Criticality and Risk Analysis (ISO 31000)

- Plan for the unexpected

Reliability Centered Maintenance

- Standard SAE JA-1011 methods

- RCM Re-engineered

Benefits to you

- Review the well proven RCM method
- Learn how to make the RCM method successful in the industrial environment
- Implement and sustain RCM-based failure management programs
- Enhance RCM with increased emphasis on statistical analysis
- Understanding Evidence Based Asset Management
- Link important elements of the RCM method with relevant international standards for risk management and failure management
- Set the stage for compliance with international standards for asset management

Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

September 26-27, 2019 Day Course

Course details

September 26-27, 2019

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"This course will allow my company to develop its existing strategies to a much greater and hopefully profitable level."

Managing Director, Tarmac