Asset Reliability Practitioner (ARP) Category I Track A

The Asset Reliability Practitioner [ARP] Category I “Inhouse or Onsite Plant-Wide Awareness Course” course is intended for everyone working within an organization who in any way influence the management, design, engineering, procurement, maintenance, or operation of an organization that involves critical rotating machinery and electrical equipment.

Whether your organization manufactures products (appliances, automobiles, etc.) or a commodity (mining, oil & gas, etc.); provides an essential service (e.g. water, sewage, power); relies on machinery/electrical equipment (facilities, shipping), or is involved with protecting their country, this course will provide a memorable explanation of how to improve reliability and performance.

No reliability improvement initiative can be successful unless everyone is on the same page. Everyone needs to pull in the same direction. Everyone needs to share the same understanding of the issues, benefits, and remedies. And everyone must be inspired to contribute, support activities intended to improve reliability and performance, and look for opportunities to make improvements. This is the way to create the “culture of reliability”.

The course achieves this goal by utilizing animations and animated simulations that make it understandable, memorable, and interesting. Delivered by passionate industry experts, this course, with the optional exam/certification, the course will make a difference to the future of your organization.

This course is conducted as an in-house private course. If you have 12 or more people attending, consider the benefits of an in-house session conducted in the privacy and conveniences of your facilities or a meeting site of your choice.

Through this Certification Course, participants have the opportunity to accrue 2.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. 

Course Outline:

  • Overview of reliability and performance improvement
  • What causes equipment to be unreliable or perform poorly
  • The relationship between reliability improvement and asset management, operational excellence, TPM, and lean strategies
  • The relationship between reliability and safety
  • How does the company benefit
  • How do individuals benefit
  • What it means to “think reliable”
  • How to contribute to the reliability and performance improvement initiative
  • How you can help others to understand the benefits
  • The importance of senior management support
  • The importance of leadership throughout the organization
  • The difference between leadership and management (and reluctant obedience)
  • Why it is important for everyone to understand the strategy
  • The importance of the mission and vision statements
  • The role of the reliability steering committee
  • The importance of contributing to the strategy and offering your ideas and observations
  • Why does equipment fail?
    • Mechanical failures
    • Electrical failures
  • Understanding equipment “failure patterns”
    • Does all equipment wear out with age?
    • What are “random failures”
    • Early age “infant mortality” failures
  • Why is this so important?
  • Overview of the goals of defect elimination
  • An overview of each of the main sources of defects and how to eliminate them
  • What is the asset reliability strategy?
  • Maintenance/operation options
  • What is involved in developing the strategy
    • The need for a master asset list
    • The need for a bill of materials
    • Asset criticality ranking
    • Maintenance strategy development techniques (in brief)
  • The benefits of work management
  • The basic flow of proper work management
  • How people can contribute to improving the work requests, work orders, and work process
  • The opportunity to improve work efficiency (or “wrench time”)
  • How planning can minimize time/costs with shutdowns and outages
  • The role of the computerized maintenance management system [CMMS] or enterprise asset management [EAM] system
  • The financial and work management benefit of efficient spares management
  • Caring for spares
  • How people can contribute to the spares management process
  • What is precision and the importance of precision work
    • The basics of precision shaft and belt alignment, soft foot correction, fastening, machine balancing, and other common mechanical and electrical tasks
    • The importance of developing and following written procedures
    • The importance of precision installation, such as bearings, seals, gears, belts, pumps, electrical equipment, and other equipment
    • The importance of commissioning
  • The importance of taking proactive steps to avoid future problems, including precision lubrication, resonance correction, power quality control, and keeping equipment and workplaces clean and organized
  •  Overview of CM principles for mechanical and electrical equipment
  • The relationship between CM and planning/scheduling and operations
  • A detailed overview of:
    • Vibration analysis
    • Ultrasound
    • Oil analysis
    • Wear particle analysis
    • Electric motor testing
    • Infrared analysis
    • Non Destructive Testing [NDT]
    • Process/performance monitoring
    • Visual inspections
  • The future of CM and predictive analytics
  • An overview of the challenges
  • The importance of focusing on breaking out of the reactive maintenance cycle
  • Suggested techniques
  • The principle of and importance of continuous improvement, Kaizen, PDCA, and Lean
  • The need to reassess business conditions and what is critical
  • Utilizing metrics to measure and improve performance
  • The importance of constant communication
  • Root cause (failure) analysis [RCA and RCFA]
  • The need for on-going education, skills, and awareness training

Course Info

CPD Points: 2.5

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