“Equipment Failure Analysis and Prevention Course”

UAE – Dubai

15th – 18th November 2020


“Equipment Failure Analysis and Prevention Course” has been designed to improve knowledge, scientific and professional level of engineers. This course will be held over 4 days starting on Sunday 15th November 2020 from 8:30 AM to 5:15 PM in Dubai,UAE.

This course presents a systematic approach to fault diagnosis and failure prevention in a broad range of equipment used in the process, manufacturing, power generation and mining industries. The key routes to preventive maintenance are demonstrated through both overview and the study of examples in component failure analysis and a sequential approach to equipment trouble-shooting and problem solving.

First, a systematic approach to generalized problem-solving is introduced and then a highly effective root cause failure
analysis (RCFA) method is explained in detail. Following this, equipment failure events will be reviewed and participants are encouraged to bring to the seminar relevant assembly drawings or such components as failed bearings, gears, valves, control loop components and other equipment elements for failure analysis discussion. The course explores a systematic approach to successful failure analysis and troubleshooting programs, including the determination of goals, use of checklists and evaluating
failing populations of components.

By reference to specific case studies, dealing with mechanical equipment and I&E systems, it will be shown that such a systematic program can lead to significant failure reductions in many types of plant equipment. A matrix approach to equipment and component troubleshooting uses illustrative examples in pumps, centrifugal compressors, blowers and fans, reciprocating compressors, engines and gas turbines and ancillary components. After a thorough definition of reliability terms, generating and using equipment availability indices will be investigated and discussed. It will be shown how various reliability indices allow reliability performance tracking but are of little use when it comes to the identification of failure causes.

Here is where statistical techniques based on Reliability Engineering (RE) principles for analyzing equipment failure data will help. By using practical, real world examples it will be demonstrated that the application of these techniques will provide a basis for improved equipment management and reduced maintenance costs. Participants are encouraged
to bring their failure statistics (motors, pumps, I&E components etc.) for manual (plotting) or computerized analysis. Similarly, equipment replacement decisions based on RE principles will be examined together with practical operating and maintenance strategies leading to the improvement of plant reliability.

The course continues by exploring up-front reliability assessment techniques such as Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) of equipment presently installed in the participants’ plants. It will be shown how the results of these analyses can provide input into maintenance strategies and operating procedures and thus increase overall equipment availability.

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