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Learning Objectives

  • Engage in RAM (Reliability Availability Maintainability) modelling to drive plant improvements.
  • Learn how to perform system availability simulation modelling using Reliability Block Diagrams (RBDs).
  • Leverage powerful reliability software to create RBDs quickly and efficiently with multiple features to replicate reality.
  • Perform numerous interactive real world exercises to fully understand the key factors in availability calculation and drive improvements to your system and plant performance.


Day 1: 

  • Introduction to System Availability Analysis
  • Types of Reliability Block Diagram modelling
  • Creating Reliability Block Diagrams; Series vs Parallel
  • How to represent Capacity or Throughput
  • The Process; including Consequences & Simulation
  • Alternate Scenario Analysis
  • Interactive Exercises to Build-up the RBD complexity

Day 2: 

  • RBD Software Exposure
  • Adding Failure Modes & Maintenance
  • Increasing Complexity with Nodes & Phases
  • Interactive Exercises to Build-up RBD Skills
  • Non Linear Capacity Loss
  • Putting it all together
  • Importing Data to Accelerate Model Building

Course Information

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15 hours: 2 classroom days or over 3 remote days

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  • Face-to-face classroom
  • Remote web conferencing


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Reliability Engineers, Asset Performance Managers, Project Engineers, Maintenance Analysts, Maintenance Supervisors, Design Engineers, Plant Performance Engineers

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Prerequisites: None

Next Steps: 

  • RCM201 - Maintenance Strategy Development
  • RBD301 - Advanced RBD Modelling

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Enables engineers to develop techniques for improving plant availability.

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