January 2018

Reliability Engineering, Maintenance Optimization, and Asset Management

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact Tonya Hyde about registration options.
Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - Friday, January 19, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration - Day 1 and Continental Breakfast - Day 1 & 2
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Reliability Engineering, Maintenance Optimization - Day 1
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Reliability Engineering, Maintenance Optimization - Day 2
Location: The Listel Hotel, Sculpture Gallery Room, 1300 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Dr. Zhigang (Will) Tian, P.Eng.
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta
Credit: 14 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $800.00 + GST = $840.00 until January 4, 2018

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $900.00 + GST = $945.00

Non-Member Price: $900.00 + GST = $945.00

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Student Member Price: $400.00 + GST = $420.00
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by January 04, 2018 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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. Introduction
  2. Reliability Fundamentals
Part 2 Component Reliability Analysis
  1. Lifetime Distributions
  2. Reliability Data Analysis
Part 3 System Reliability Analysis
  1. System Reliability Analysis
  2. Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  3. Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  4. Reliability Based System Design
  5. Repairable Systems

Part 4 Reliability Software


DAY 2:

Part 5 Case Studies: Reliability Analysis
Part 6: Maintenance Basics
  1.  Introduction
  2. Maintenance Concepts
Part 7 Preventive maintenance
  1. Constant-Interval Policy
  2. Age-Based Policy
  3. Inspection Optimization
  4. Spare Parts Management
Part 8 Condition Based Maintenance (CBM)
  1. Predictive Maintenance Program
  2. Condition Monitoring
  3. Prognostics
  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 members from various industries can benefit from this course, including oil and gas, mining, power, manufacturing, telecommunications, renewable energy, etc.


Dr. Zhigang (Will) Tian, P.Eng.

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta

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 serves 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 six book chapters to several edited books.

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