professional development courses

  • Professional Development Courses

    Our courses are designed to deliver highly focussed, practical training on an open enrollement basis, covering all professionals, industries and regions.

  • Training by Regional and Sector

    Courses can either isolate regional or sector differences or celebrate them through both course delivery and trainee participation

  • It takes the best to train the best

    We employ the best trainers from unrivalled access to the world's leading minds in all industries and regional markets. Carefully selected for their mix of practical experience, consultative background in a broad range of companies and proven training delivery. You need the best, we insist on it!

  • Our training philosophy

    Our expert trainers combine with our cutting edge course content to focus on delivering content through expert facilitation and dynamic presentations with relevant and transferable practical case studies bringing the theory to life.

RCM 2013 - Reliability Centred Maintenance - Optimising asset utilisation & Improving overall operation strategies to maximise performance

Increasing reliability is essential for companies not only to remain operational but also to remain competitive. It is vital to ensure that any physical asset continues to perform in its operating context at any given point. To achieve reliable operations processes in the power plant environment requires strategic maintenance planning in order to extend the working life of the existing facilities. Smart companies deploy preventive and predictive methods to improve operational performance while effectively reducing cost, eliminating failures and improving safety and environmental protection. The Reliability Centered Maintenance allows for a strategic approach that yields results very quickly while encompassing integrity, health, safety, environment, financial, technology and human resources.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

Our RCM cutting edge training course has been specifically designed to help our clients to achieve high level of equipment reliability and availability while minimizing capital expenditure and securing a long term returns on investment.   In addition to providing you with a solid grounding in the science and business needs that underpin the discipline of Reliability Centred Maintenance, this course will be supported and illustrated through a combination of real-world case studies and an extended hypothetical scenario that enables participants to easily incorporate the programme insights, techniques and procedures into their own organizations..You will also be given the opportunity to work through many of the challenges faced by your own organization in developing and implementing an effective maintenance strategy and reliability initiative.

Who should attend?

VPs, Directors, Heads, Managers, Supervisors and Team Leaders: Maintenance / Predictive Maintenance Reliability Plant Engineering Continuous Improvement Technical Management Operations & Production Integrity Management Facility Management

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

Establishing plant and system reliability and availability targets

    • Continuous assessment
    • Gap identification
Establishing Critical, Non-Critical, and Run-to-Failure parameters and strategies
    • Use of failure data to establish a baseline
    • Use system Performance as input
    • Use manpower availability as input
Analysing functional systems and components
    • The nature of failure and failure types
    • Mean time between failure
        • Mean time between repair
      Applying reliability principles to equipment management Developing an inspection strategy 
        • Upgrade Inspection
        • Upgrade turnaround planning through value added methodologies
        • Upgrade Work Control strategies
      Operator driven reliability: Involving and making operators a part of the reliability improvement process  
    • Critical and non-critical Spares Management as a preventive measure against excessive equipment downtime: Reliability Centred Spares Management
    • Equipment selection process to meet RCM requirements  
    • Achieving operational efficiency through utilising efficient data documentation and analysis tools  
    • Work safety & quality assurance

Benefits to you

  • Building the strategic reliability centred maintenance framework to create an effective maintenance program and achieve operational excellence
  • Applying proven best practices to achieve high plant availability and to reduce maintenance and inventory costs
  • Assessing current performance in reliability – Eliminating failures & securing longer equipment life for vital equipment
  • Pinpointing the real problems and priorities with an effective RCM approach – Executing the right work at the correct time
  • Improving productivity and asset performance with specific RBI implementation methods to help minimise cost
  • Ensuring greater safety and no damage to the environment
  • Transitioning from a reactive or preventive to predictive maintenance – Taking proactive approach to PM

Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

2 Day Course

Course details

March 4-5, 2013

For more information about this course and upcoming course dates, please contact Emily Jones at or call 312.540.3000 ext 6714

Other relevant courses include:
  Asset Management - Valuation & Optimisation of Power Generation Assets - Achieving the Highest Value for Power Generation


Looking to train larger teams in this subject?


Quick Enquiry
Training need Input the below captcha code

Further information

UK Enquiries: +44 (0) 203 002 3057

Non-UK Enquiries: +420 (0)2 5570 7246

North American Enquiries: +1 312 540 3000 X6714 or


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

Managing Director, Tarmac