October 2017

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Failure Mode and Effects Criticality Analysis: Reliability Boot Camp

Status: A limited number of registrations are available at the door. Please call Julie Killin at 604 558 6656
Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
Location: Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre (Ballroom West) 711 West Broadway Vancouver, BC V5Z 3Y2
Presenter: John Byers, P.Eng., Fortis BC Inc.
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $419.00 + GST = $439.95 until Sept 21, 2017

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $499.00 + GST = $523.95

Non-Member Price: $499.00 + GST = $523.95

Student Member Price: $249.50 + GST = $261.98
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by September 21, 2017 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Shirley Chow | Professional Development Coordinator
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Conducting a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a key step in determining the possible failure modes of systems and equipment as well as processes. FMEA's are also common starting point for asset reliability prediction and improvement. When combined with Weibull analysis and other tools such as RCM and RBD's, FMEA's can lead engineers to optimized strategies for reducing or eliminating the effects of failure such as: safety risks, environmental risks, negative business effects, lost production and consequential damage. This seminar will give participants detailed training on conducting an FMEA as well as an overview of how to transform the FMEA into a strategic plan.

Seminar Description

Topics discussed with include:

  • Introduction to Reliability Engineering Principles
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Failure Prediction Using Weibull Analysis
  • Failure Mode and Effects Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
  • FMEA's as an Integral part of RCM decision making
  • “State-of-the-Art” Reliability Modeling and Decision Tools


Aside from gaining hands on knowledge and experience in conducting FMEA’s, attendees can expect insight into best practices for implementing reliability tools and processes into existing operations and businesses. John’s experience in a wide range of industries can assist greatly in helping attendees make a difference when back at the office.

Industries/verticals in which John has successfully implemented Reliability Tools and Processes:

  • Large scale hydro electricity
  • HV switchgear and transmission
  • Up-stream natural gas processing and transmission
  • Aluminum smelting and casting
  • High Volume wharf facilities
  • Marine transportation
  • Natural gas transmission and distribution
  • LNG plants

Who should attend?

The seminar is ideal for Engineers who are responsible for decisions regarding asset design or maintenance, particularly:

  • Maintenance Managers and Engineers of all disciplines
  • Maintenance and Reliability Engineers
  • Operations personnel
  • Process and Equipment Design Engineers
  • Safety Engineers


John Byers, P.Eng.
Senior Reliability Engineer Maintenance Planner, FortisBC Inc.

John Byers, P.Eng., is a Mechanical Engineer who brings over 30 years of experience in the field of equipment Reliability, Maintenance and Asset Management. Prior to joining FortisBC John was Director with the consulting firm Reliability Works. John was also Chief Maintenance Engineer at a large Aluminum Smelter. He has extensive experience in all aspects of asset management, is a proven leader and has successfully managed capital projects ranging in value from $200K to $30M+. John holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Calgary, and has extensive international experience. He is an accomplished trainer and facilitator for FMEA, FMECA, Weibull and Reliability Centered Maintenance.

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