Maintenance & Reliability Improvement

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Today UK industry must be as efficient as possible to compete in the global market place. A key driver for this is the reliability of the plant assets.

Despite a background of ageing plant, tighter legislation and the drive to reduce costs while increasing output, engineers are still expected to improve the reliability of plant equipment.

These two courses outline the main methods you can use to understand current and potential causes of equipment reliability and the maintenance methods you can use to address them. You will be coached by ABB reliability consultants who, as well as being acknowledged experts in their field, also have a background in front-line maintenance management.


Delegates can book for 1 or 2 days. A discounted fee of £910 is applicable to delegates who book both days. 

Day 1: Root Cause Analysis (RCA):

What the course will cover

- The use of a standard RCA method to find the fundamental cause (or causes) of a problem
- The practical application of this technique to real-life examples

What will you learn?
- How to define a problem clearly

- How to apply the ‘5 Whys’ RCA process

- How to record the RCA process using a cause tree diagram

- How to eliminate incorrect causes and find the primary cause of a problem


Day 2: Failure Modes & Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA):

What the course will cover
- Criticality analysis methodology and its application in prioritising equipment and focusing reliability improvement work

- FMECA as a method for analysing, prioritising and avoiding potential equipment failures

- The practical application of these techniques to real-life examples


What will you learn?
- How to play an active part in an equipment criticality analysis

- How to select the appropriate criteria to apply

- How to use the results of the analysis

- How and when to apply the FMECA process

- An appreciation of FMEA and when to apply it instead of FMECA

- How to use FMECA and Failure Modes & Effects Anaylsis (FMEA) to develop effective  equipment maintenance policies


The training method
These courses consist of lectures, case studies and group exercises. Based on practical situations the sessions are highly interactive.

An interactive simulation exercise will be used to maximise the learning from the RCA session.

Course Fees
A discounted fee of £910 is applicable to delegates attending both days.

Day 1: Tuesday, 8th November, 2016 - Time 09:00 til 16:30
Day 2: Wednesday, 9th November, 2016 - Time 09:00 til 16:30

  • Where

  • Manchester Airport Marriott Hotel
    Hale Road
    Hale Barns
    Manchester, Manchester WA15 8XW
    +44 0 (161) 904 0301