Rotating Equipment Optimisation with Continuous Reliability Improvement PetroTech

Benchmarking studies on various oil refineries around the world by Solomon Associates have shown that rotating equipment accounts for more than 20% of all maintenance and inspection costs. In addition, rotating equipment is often at key nodes of the process and is frequently critical to production. Therefore failure would lead to unacceptable downtime costs.

This programme aims to provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding of how to use a combined predictive and preventive maintenance approach coupled with proper failure monitoring to achieve maximum reliability and performance from rotating equipment.

The Goals

This seminar is an in-depth treatment of the major factors that have to be considered in order to assess and improve the reliability of machinery. It has been designed to illustrate fundamental reliability concepts without having to resort to complex mathematics. Its purpose is to bridge the gap between the rather theoretical subject of "Reliability Engineering" and day-to-day equipment maintenance practice by emphasizing the common goals of reliability and maintenance.

At the end of this seminar participants will be able to:

  • Apply the proven methodologies and templates which are introduced
  • Focus on key areas of reliability
  • Understand the nature of failure and how this affects performance of rotating equipment
  • Make the right maintenance choices for strategic equipment
  • Reduce the impact of plant downtime
  • Unlock the true potential of all of their people

The Process

The programme is delivered in a combination of lecture style and computer-based training. In addition, a significant amount of time is set aside for small working group activity when addressing case study problems. Extensive use is made of case study material to underline the key aspects of the course and to give the delegates exposure to current best practice.

The Programme Content

Day One

Understanding the link between Reliability and competitive advantage

  • Definition of Reliability
  • Probability of failure
  • Reliability metrics
  • Strategic Importance of Reliability
  • Assessing current performance
  • Making the right strategic choices

Day Two

Using reliability modelling to establish inherent reliability

  • Basic modelling building blocks
  • Deterministic models
  • Probabilistic models
  • Markov chains
  • Monte Carlo models
  • Case study examples

Day Three

Understanding the nature of failures in order to make the best response

  • Origins of failure
  • Failure types
  • Six common patterns
  • Analysing failure patterns
  • Weibull analysis
  • Maintenance tasks

Day Four

Optimising your failure management to ensure that maintenance is cost effective

  • Risk assessment & criticality
  • Equipment functions
  • Functional failures
  • Failure modes and effects analysis
  • Failure consequences
  • Maintenance task selection
  • Producing a practical maintenance plan

Day Five

Setting up a continuous reliability improvement process in order to improve performance

  • Assessing the improvement potential versus the costs
  • Obtaining senior management support
  • Establishing the project framework
  • Technical aspects
  • Human considerations
  • Likely results

Knowledge

The adage that “knowledge” is power holds very true in this industry. In order to maximize results we are constantly updating and upgrading ourselves. This commitment to ongoing skills development is one of the reasons we are success, the belief that there is a “better way to do things” is what motivates us each and every day. By aligning with us you are going to benefit from our years of expertise in real world scenarios. Classroom learning is great but there is no substitute to real world experience which is what we are bringing to the table.

Quality

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said “price is what you pay but quality is what you get” and that expression is very true. With use we understand that your time is very valuable and you only want the best and most current industry related knowledge which is what we bring to the table.  Instead of giving you massive amounts of inaccurate or outdated information you get precisely what you want, the most current knowledge so you can make truly informed decisions that will directly impact productivity and your bottom line. When results are what you are looking for then the choice is clear, we are your partners in success.

Innovation

Technology has revolutionized the way knowledge is disseminated in throughout the world, what use to take months or even years to reach the masses can be done in a few hours ! In order to remain relevant and viable we need to embrace innovations. The challenge with innovation is knowing when to implement it and what type of return you can expect from it. Instead of risking your time and resources we have the answers for you, Since we are at the vanguard of the industry whenever there is a fruitful innovation we will be there providing you with the information needed to make the right decision.

Respect

We understand you may have unique need so we provide a tailored made (bespoke for our U.K. friends) approach that will address your questions in the most conducive manner possible.  Respect to us means putting your interests, your needs at the forefront of our mind. You will see how genuine we are and that you not just “some customer” you are our partner in success just as much as we are your partner in success. We firmly believe in the “golden rule”, treat others with graciousness, courtesy and respect.  Come experience the difference that quality and respect makes and you will truly be amazed.

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