November 2015

Reliability Engineering, Maintenance Optimization and Asset Management

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Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015 - Friday, November 20, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM-5:00 PM: Reliability Engineering, Maintenance Optimization - Day 1
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Reliability Engineering, Maintenance Optimization - Day 2
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Dr. Zhigang (Will) Tian, PhD, P.Eng., Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
Cost: Free
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by November 05, 2015 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
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Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of basic concepts, methods and tools in the area of reliability engineering, maintenance optimization and engineering asset management. They will learn the topics of reliability and maintenance concepts, component and system reliability analysis, preventive maintenance, condition based maintenance, asset management programs, and various techniques and tools. The participants will also learn these topics through multiple examples and case studies.

Course Outline & Full Description
Day 1:
Part 1 Reliability Basics
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Reliability Fundamentals
Part 2 Component Reliability Analysis
2.1 Lifetime Distributions
2.2 Reliability Data Analysis
Part 3 System Reliability Analysis
3.1 System Reliability Analysis
3.2 Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
3.3 Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
3.4. Reliability Based System Design
3.5. Repairable Systems
Part 4 Reliability Software
Day 2:
Part 5 Case Studies: Reliability Analysis
Part 6: Maintenance Basics
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Maintenance Concepts
Part 7 Preventive maintenance
7.1 Constant-Interval Policy
7.2 Age-Based Policy
7.3 Inspection Optimization
7.4 Spare Parts Management
Part 8 Condition Based Maintenance (CBM)
8.1 Predictive Maintenance Program
8.2 Condition Monitoring
8.3 Prognostics
8.4 CBM optimization
Part 9 Maintenance Software
Part 10 Asset Management Systems
Part 11 Case Studies
Unique Features of the Course
This course provides comprehensive introduction to reliability engineering, maintenance optimization and engineering asset management. It includes case studies and demonstrations of related software packages. Group discussions will be conducted.
Target Audience
This course is intended for a broad range of audience, including engineers, technicians and managers whose work is related to reliability analysis, quality assurance, and maintenance and asset management. Audience from various industries can benefit from this course, including oil and gas, mining, power, manufacturing, telecommunications, renewable energy, etc.
Instructor Bio
Dr. Zhigang (Will) Tian is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He has more than 10 years experience in teaching, research and development in the areas of reliability engineering, maintenance optimization and engineering asset management. He received the 2011 Petro-Canada Young
Innovator Award. He is an Associate Editor of International Journal of Performability Engineering, and serve as Vice President for the Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety Professionals Society (RAMSP). Dr. Tian has worked with many industry partners and government agencies on projects in the field of reliability, maintenance and asset management. These projects are in collaboration with companies from various industries, such as aerospace, manufacturing, renewable energy, biotechnology, etc. Dr. Tian has published more than 60 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and has contributed 6 book chapters to several edited books.

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