Reliability Engineering

Achieve your business objectives by preventing equipment failures

In order to achieve your business objectives and realise maximum value from your assets you need to reduce interruptions to your operations from equipment failure. Reliability management is the process and approach to ensuring equipment reliability within your organisation. Reliability engineering is the implementation of methods, tools and techniques that are utilised in the reliability management processes. The key objectives of reliability management are:

  • Track equipment performance and advise trends over time, either decaying owing to wear out or showing benefit from continuous improvement initiatives
  • Identify critical issues and report improvement opportunities to key stakeholders, and assist them in acting on this information
  • Forecast defects in the plant and the future capability of the major systems and assets
  • Analyse major failures and determine how these may be prevented in the future
  • Support a condition monitoring program that optimises asset care based on condition

Apply reliability engineering to prevent equipment failure

We have the capability to establish a reliability management approach within your organisation and also undertake reliability engineering directly. The value we provide to you is that we work with your team to implement a reliability management approach as well as support, mentor and educate your team on the implementation of reliability engineering techniques, methods and tools.

We work with your team towards the establishment of the eight key principles of reliability engineering. There are eight key processes which will enable reliability engineering to meet its objectives are:

  1. Reliability analysis of maintenance such as assessing data within the maintenance information system plus process data/shift logs (eg MTBF, MTTR, …)
  2. Management of corrective action lists (a list of equipment issues in a formal register maintained by the Reliability Engineer, but where other personnel are responsible for the resolution of their issues)
  3. Support to preventive maintenance improvement (e.g PM optimisation, FLAC, FMECA etc.)
  4. Condition assessments (eg VA, NDT, oil analysis, thermography, …)
  5. Investigations management (eg long term projects, multidisciplinary studies)
  6. Statutory work management (advice on compliance, maintenance of registers)
  7. Test and trials (of materials and components)
  8. Defect analysis (eg RCA, failure reports)