Maintenance and Reliability Improvement

ABB Consulting
Course summary
2 days
1,100 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Online courses, Warrington
Next available date: 26/04/2022 - Warrington
Professional Training

Course description

Maintenance and Reliability Improvement

Two courses, each a one day event

  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Failure Modes & Effects and Criticality Analysis

Today UK industry must be as efficient as possible to compete in the global market place. A key driver for this is the reliability of the plant assets. 

Despite a background of ageing plant, tighter legislation and the drive to reduce costs while increasing output, engineers are still expected to improve the reliability of plant equipment. The course outlines the main methods you can use to understand current and potential causes of equipment reliability and the maintenance methods you can use to address them. You will be coached by ABB reliability consultants who, as well as being acknowledged experts in their field, also have a background in front-line maintenance management.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

Anyone wanting a proven method for identifying the root cause of a problem in their tool bag

Failure Modes & Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)

Those needing methods for:

  • Prioritising reliability improvement work
  • Identifying potential failures and appropriate preventive activities

These courses will be particularly valuable for:

  • Maintenance and engineering managers
  • Plant engineers and reliability engineers
  • Plant / operations managers
  • Technicians
  • Supervisors and operators involved in improving plant uptime

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

What will you learn:

  • How to define a problem clearly
  • How to apply the ‘5 Whys’ RCA process
  • How to record the RCA process using a cause tree diagram
  • How to eliminate incorrect causes and find the primary cause of a problem

Failure Modes & Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)

What will you learn:

  • How to play an active part in an equipment criticality analysis
  • How to select the appropriate criteria to apply
  • How to use the results of the analysis
  • How and when to apply the FMECA process
  • An appreciation of FMEA and when to apply it instead of FMECA
  • How to use FMECA and Failure Modes & Effects Anaylsis (FMEA) to develop effective equipment maintenance policies

Training Course Content

Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

What the course will cover

  • The use of a standard RCA method to find the fundamental cause (or causes) of a problem
  • The practical application of this technique to real-life examples

Failure Modes & Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)

What the course will cover

  • Criticality analysis methodology and its application in prioritising equipment and focusing reliability improvement work
  • FMECA as a method for analysing, prioritising and avoiding potential equipment failures
  • The practical application of these techniques to real-life examples


This Maintenance and Reliability Improvement training course is priced at £600 +VAT per day per delegate or £1,100 +VAT for both days per delegate.

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ABB UK Training courses

ABB Consulting technical training courses - providing in-depth knowledge on key engineering subject areas

ABB Consulting is part of the global ABB Group of companies currently operating in over 100 different countries. In the UK, ABB operates from more than 20 locations and is nationally renowned as a leader in power and automation technologies that...

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Daresbury Park
WA4 4BT Warrington

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