Failure Analysis

The Root Cause Failure Analysis course aims to improve the attendee’s skills and to create a better understanding of failures, how to inspect and analyse them, as well as preventing their reoccurrence.

Theoretical learning and practical examples are provided to enable the attendee to conduct failure inspections and to analyse the data collected.

The course not only covers the methodology & fundamentals of failure analysis, but its application in the industry and on mobile equipment as well. The focus will be on mechanical systems.

Through this Certification Course, participants have the opportunity to accrue 5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

Course Breakdown:

  • Proactive Maintenance Strategies
  • Risk and Reliability
  • Conditions for Asset Integrity
  • Definition of a Failure
  • Failure Progression
  • Types of Failures
  • Symptoms versus Root Causes
  • Practical Exercise: Examples of Equipment Failure Issues and Production Interruptions
  • PDCA
  • RCFA Register
  • Triggers
  • Benefit versus Effort
  • Levels of investigation
  • Practical Exercise: Top 10 Downtime and Equipment Failure Issues
  • Step One: Define the Problem
  • Step Two: Collect Data
  • Step Three: Identify Possible Causal Factors
  • Step Four: Identify the Root Cause(s)
  • Step Five: Recommend and Implement Solutions
  • RCFA Pitfalls
  • 5 Why’s
    • Description of the Method
    • Practical Exercise
  • STEP (Sequential Time Event Plotting)
    • Description of the Method
    • Practical Exercise
  • RCM Methodologies
    • Description of the Methods
    • Practical Exercise
  • Cause and Effect Analyses
    • Description of the Method
    • Practical Exercise
  • Key Reporting Element 
  • Practical Exercise: Plant Example

Course Info

Course Length:

24 hours


1 seat x 365 days*

CPD Points: 5

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