Advanced Reliability Centered Maintenance

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Advanced Reliability Centered Maintenance

  • Format: Classroom
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Language: English
  • Accredited: CPE, KHDA Certified training courses
Advanced Reliability Centered Maintenance


Date Venue Fee CPE Credit
Date: 22-26 Apr 2024
Venue: Manama
Fee: US $5,950
CPE Credit: 30
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Date: 26-30 Aug 2024
Venue: Dubai
Fee: US $5,950
CPE Credit: 30
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Date: 16-20 Dec 2024
Venue: London
Fee: US $5,950
CPE Credit: 30
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This hands-on EuroMaTech Advanced Reliability Centered Maintenance Training course will show you how to apply Reliability Centered Maintenance in accordance with SAE JA1011 to achieve the full benefit of this definitive and authoritative process.

A shift to this definitive process has been brought about by the fact that the objective of maintenance over the last twenty years has steadily shifted from a 'prevention' approach to a risk-based approach. This thinking has been spawned by the following factors:

  • Increasing complexity of systems with relatively high reliability at the component level but failures have become less predictable at the system level.
  • Equipment chained together into continuous processes, bigger pieces of equipment with higher capacities. Bigger losses when failures occur.
  • Lean processes with less in-process storage, lower inventory levels. Short duration downtime affecting output
  •  Rising expectations of customers wanting higher quality at lower prices in real terms. Organisations unable to adapt to these rising demands go out of business.
  • Workers, unions, passengers, consumers and the general public demand higher safety and environmental compliance. Industrial action, lawsuits and consumer resistance more prevalent.
  • Physical asset operators and owners are increasingly being held to a higher  'standard of care' with regard to their physical assets. 

Preventing all failures is generally not feasible from either a technical or an economical point of view. The airline industry attempted failure prevention until the mid 1970's and found with the increase in technology of modern equipment their traditional maintenance strategies did not have the desired result. Unfortunately many organisations are still applying these ineffective strategies.

Maintenance strategies must evolve to support the technological requirements of modern equipment and the challenges of a competitive and legislated environment.

To the same degree that financial auditors apply 'due diligence' to the management of an organisations financial assets, maintainers must apply due diligence in the management of physical assets. To the same degree that the justice system requires 'due process' in the implementation of the law, so should physical asset managers apply due process in the management of physical assets.  Unfortunately many physical asset managers are still managing their assets using gut feeling. Applying RCM in accordance with SAE JA1011 is still the only credible method for developing failure management strategies and tactics for any type of physical asset.


After completing this Advanced Reliability Centered Maintenance training course learners will better understand and  be able to:

  • ‘Due process' in the context of physical asset management
  • How to select systems for reliability and risk improvement
  • How to select team members to participate in a reliability and risk analysis project
  • How to set boundaries for an analysis
  • How to describe the operating context of a system
  • How to identify functions and appropriate performance standards 
  • How to define the failed states of a system
  • How to identify reasonably likely failure modes and mechanisms
  • When to 'black box' and when to analyse components separately
  • How to analyse the local, intermediate and end effects of failure modes
  • How to grade failure consequences in terms of type, severity and probability for risk assessment
  • How to associate a failure mode with a failure pattern and probability density curve
  • The types of routine maintenance and under what conditions each type is effective
  • The types one-time changes and under what conditions each is type is effective
  • Under what conditions one-time changes are compulsory
  • How to use the decision diagram to select the most appropriate failure management policy
  • How determine the residual risk in order to determine of policies are effective
  • How to record the analysis and decision making process
  • How to prepare the results of the analysis for audit review
  • How to specify routine maintenance tasks and set standards for execution
  • How to package routine maintenance tasks for scheduling and execution
  • How to assign routine tasks to appropriate roles including operations
  • How to implement once-off changes
  • How to purge legacy policies from the organisation
  • How to implement decisions in their computerised maintenance management systems
  • How to restore optimal conditions to improve the effectiveness of routine maintenance
  • How to monitor and review the effectiveness of failure management policies in perpetuity
  • The role of root cause analysis in the failure management process 


Delegates are the team members that would participate in the development of a reliability programme/failure management programme for the physical assets of the organisation.

Learners would include:

  • Maintenance and reliability engineers and engineers in training
  • Engineers involved in extensions, upgrades, procurement of new equipment
  • OEM design, engineers, field support technicians
  • Maintenance supervisors
  • Master craftsmen/artisans
  • Technicians
  • Inspectors
  • Operations supervisors
  • Maintenance planners 
Training methodology

Each topic is presented by means of short lectures, discussions followed by intensive practical application using real life case studies. This ensures that learners gain hands-on know-how so that they can participate effectively in risk and reliability projects at the workplace. Learners that gain a high level of competence in this course are candidates for further learning and could become risk and reliability management project facilitators

Day 1 : The History and Current State of Maintenance
  • The current status of physical asset management
  • 'Due diligence' and physical asset management
  • What happens when 'due diligence' is lacking
  • Reliability defined
  • Risk defined
Where to Start
  • Plant/equipment decomposition
  • Functional locations
  • Criticality grading
  • Performance gap analysis
  • Short list of systems to review and boundary determination
Operational Context and Functional Analysis
  • Define the operating context
  • Identify primary, inherent and functions
  • Determine desired versus designed performance expectations
  • Practical: Perform Functional analysis
Failure Analysis
  • Failed states
  • Failure events, failure modes and the levels of causation
  • Failure mechanisms
  • Physical mechanism
  • Human mechanisms
  • The concept of 'reasonably likely'
  • Failure effects, local, intermediate and end
  • Practical: Perform Failure Analysis
Day 2 : Risk Management is Integral to Physical Asset Management 
  • Types of risks
  • Operational and Financial
  • Safety, health and environmental
  • Hidden failure 
  • Quantification
  • Practical: Perform Risk Analysis
Risks Assessment
  • Severity/consequence assessment
  • Probability/likelihood assessment
  • Grading of risk
  • Develop a company specific risk grading matrix
  • Practical: Perform Risk Assessment
Day 3 : Basic Failure Modes and Mechanisms
  • Attrition inducing mechanisms
  • Fracture inducing mechanisms
  • Contamination related mechanisms
  • Disassembly, misalignment, chemical breakdown and decay
  • Temperature, flow, pressure, humidity, temperature shock, etc
  • Policy selection risk criteria
  • Human factors including physiological, psychological, anthropometric
  • The six failure probability density curves
  • Age related and random failures
Day 4 : Proactive Maintenance Selection Process
  • Policy decision making diagram
  • Overall selection criteria
  • Types of proactive maintenance and how to select appropriate intervals
  • Function testing/failure finding and how to determine the interval
  • Instrumented protective functions that are fail-to-safe
Types of condition based maintenance and how to determine the PF interval
  • Policy decision diagram
  • Potential failure characteristics
  • Potential failure lead time estimation
Types of Condition Monitoring
  • One-time changes to improve reliability: Physical, procedural, human capability
  • One-time changes to improve maintainability
  • Risk tolerance and residual risk
  • Determine residual risk
  • Practical: Select and define appropriate maintenance policies/tactics/strategies
Day 5 : Implement Risk and Reliability Management
  • Setting up risk and reliability analysis projects
  • Selection of team members
  • The role of the facilitator
  • Selecting and setting up the review projects
  • Obstacles to the process and how to overcome them
  • Auditing the decision making
  • Implementing the results

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