Maintenance & Reliability for Improved Uptime and Lower Operating Costs | AIChE

Maintenance & Reliability for Improved Uptime and Lower Operating Costs

Newly Updated for 2018

Equipment performance is vital to meeting safety, productivity, reliability and cost goals. In this course, you’ll learn how to save time and money by keeping your equipment processes and operations within operating windows.

This online course will allow you to make a business case for improving maintenance and reliability by reviewing maintenance and reliability principles and practices you can apply to any asset-intensive setting. In eight modules, you’ll address how to eliminate reactive work and perform preventative, precision and lubrication maintenance. You’ll understand the importance of setting and monitoring operating windows, adopting equipment care strategies and implementing essential maintenance material management practices. This course also covers performance assessment and analytics. 

By the end of the course, you’ll have knowledge of many maintenance and reliability best practices and how to deliver high reliability while fulfilling your organization’s productivity and cost goals.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to: 

  • Build a business plan based for improving equipment performance based on maintenance and reliability best practices
  • Develop equipment care strategies around preventative, predictive and operator-driven tasks
  • Direct chemical engineers to achieve productivity and cost goals through improved equipment performance
  • Determine if the response to equipment care is based mostly on reactive maintenance or proactive tasks prior to equipment failure
  • Develop a plan for implementing maintenance and reliability practices 
  • Apply maintenance material management practices that support effective equipment care strategies

Who Should Attend:

This course is designed for those with responsibility for managing asset performance including plant, production and maintenance management professionals as well as process, mechanical and chemical engineers. It will be of special interest to those in the discrete manufacturing industries, including consumer and industrial products. It also applies to process manufacturing, and the oil and gas, chemical, food and beverage and pulp and paper industries. Those in supervision and maintenance that manage infrastructure assets - such as building, industrial complexes, government and municipal structure - should also attend. 

  • Module 1: Business Case for Maintenance and Reliability Improvement
  • Module 2: Eliminating Reactive Work: Criticality and Defect Elimination
  • Module 3: Equipment Strategies and Designing in Reliability
  • Module 4: Preventative, Precision, and Lubrication Maintenance
  • Module 5: Predictive Maintenance
  • Module 6: Performance Assessment and Analytics
  • Module 7: Maintenance Materials Management
  • Module 8: Path to Improvement: Strategic Planning and Implementation

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