Subject 16: Reliability Engineering

The Reliability Engineering SSG is based on the assumption that most people who read this SSG will be people who have existing assets and are looking at better ways to manage the reliability associated with them. For this reason this SSG focuses on the “in service” phase of the asset lifecycle. In applying this SSG, the reader is requested to view Reliability Engineering as a toolbox - some tools are used more often than others and some tools are more general whereas others have very specific applications. Given the assumption that most use of the SSG will probably be in the “in service” stage and be related to mostly physical asset management this SSG describes the applicability of techniques to be used for these purposes.

Reliability Engineering is a broad topic that covers many areas and techniques. These components of Reliability Engineering, one of which is Root Cause Analysis (RCA), are treated separately in this SSG so as to differentiate the value that they each offer. 

To provide additional context this SSG provides case study examples from different sectors to demonstrate the key points of guidance.

 

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Contents  
Preface   2
1 INTRODUCTION TO SUBJECT SPECIFIC GUIDELINES
1.1 Purpose of the SSGs 
1.2 The SSGs in context 
1.3 SSGs and the issue of Complexity versus Maturity 
1.4 Further reading 

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2 INTRODUCTION
2.1 The Purpose, Intended Use, and Intended Audience of this SSG 
2.2 Aligning this Document 
2.3 Complexity versus Maturity 
2.4 Navigating & Using this document 

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3 WHAT DOES RELIABILITY ENGINEERING MEAN? 
3.1 High Level Definition of the SSG Topic Area 
3.2 SSG Approach to Reliability Engineering 
3.3 Terminology 

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4 CONCEPTS, PRINCIPLES AND KEY FACTORS
4.1 Concepts 
4.2 Principles 
4.3 Key Factors for Reliability Engineering 

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5 RELIABILITY ENGINEERING TOOLBOX 
5.1 Selecting the Right Tool for the Right Job 
5.2 Mathematical Modelling 
5.3 Reliability Engineering Tool Selection Matrix 
5.4 FMEA/FMECA 
5.4.1 What is it? 
5.4.2 When is it used? 
5.4.3 Complimentary techniques 
5.4.4 Example procedure steps 
5.4.5 Prerequisites 
5.4.6 Typical Proprietary Tools 
5.4.7 Objectives 
5.4.8 Derived Benefits 
5.4.9 References 
5.5 FTA 
5.5.1 What is it? 
5.5.2 When is it used? 
5.5.3 Complimentary techniques 
5.5.4 Example procedure steps 
5.5.5 Prerequisites 
5.5.6 Typical Proprietary Tools 
5.5.7 Objectives 
5.5.8 Derived Benefits 
5.5.9 References 
5.6 HAZOP 
5.6.1 What is it? 
5.6.2 Limitations 
5.6.3 When is it used? 
5.6.4 Complimentary techniques 
5.6.5 Example procedure steps 
5.6.6 Prerequisites 
5.6.7 Typical Proprietary Tools 
5.6.8 Objectives 
5.6.9 Derived Benefits 
5.6.10 References 
5.7 ETA 
5.7.1 What is it? 
5.7.2 When is it used? 
5.7.3 Complimentary techniques 
5.7.4 Example procedure steps 
5.7.5 Prerequisites 
5.7.6 Typical Proprietary Tools 
5.7.7 Objectives 
5.7.8 Derived Benefits 
5.7.9 References 
5.8 RCM 
5.8.1 What is it? 
5.8.2 When is it used? 
5.8.3 Complimentary techniques 
5.8.4 Example procedure steps 
5.8.5 Prerequisites 
5.8.6 Typical Proprietary Tools 
5.8.7 Objectives 
5.8.8 Derived Benefits 
5.8.9 References 
5.9 CRO 
5.9.1 What is it? 
5.9.2 When is it used? 
5.9.3 Complimentary techniques 
5.9.4 Example procedure steps 
5.9.5 Prerequisites 
5.9.6 Typical Proprietary Tools 
5.9.7 Objectives 
5.9.8 Derived Benefits 
5.9.9 References 
5.10 RCA 
5.10.1 What is it? 
5.10.2 When is it used? 
5.10.3 Complimentary techniques 
5.10.4 Example procedure steps 
5.10.5 Typical Proprietary Tools 
5.10.6 Objectives 
5.10.7 Derived Benefits 
5.10.8 References 
5.11 FRACAS/DRACAS 
5.11.1 What is it? 
5.11.2 When is it used? 
5.11.3 Complimentary techniques 
5.11.4 Example procedure steps 
5.11.5 Prerequisites 
5.11.6 Typical Proprietary Tools 
5.11.7 Objectives 
5.11.8 Derived Benefits 
5.11.9 References 
5.12 TPM 
5.12.1 What is it? 
5.12.1 When is it used? 
5.12.1 Complimentary techniques 
5.12.1 Example procedure steps 
5.12.1 Prerequisites 
5.12.1 Typical Proprietary Tools 
5.12.1 Objectives 
5.12.1 Derived Benefits 
5.12.1 References 
5.13 OEE 
5.13.1 What is it? 
5.13.2 When is it used? 
5.13.3 Complimentary techniques 
5.13.4 Example procedure steps 
5.13.5 Prerequisites 
5.13.6 Typical Proprietary Tools 
5.13.7 Objectives 
5.13.8 Derived Benefits 
5.13.9 References 
5.14 LCVR 
5.14.1 What is it? 
5.14.2 When is it used? 
5.14.3 Complimentary techniques 
5.14.4 Example procedure steps 
5.14.5 Prerequisites 
5.14.6 Typical Proprietary Tools 
5.14.7 Objectives 
5.14.8 Derived Benefits 
5.14.9 References 

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6 CASE STUDIES
6.1 Case Study 1 49
6.1.1 Introduction 49
6.1.2 Challenge 49
6.1.3 Approach 49
6.1.4 Deliverables 50
6.1.5 Results 50
6.2 Case Study 2 50
6.2.1 Introduction 50
6.2.2 Challenge 50
6.2.3 Approach 51
6.2.4 Deliverables 51
6.2.5 Results 51
6.3 Case Study 3 52
6.3.1 Introduction 52
6.3.2 Challenge 52
6.3.3 Approach 52
6.3.4 Deliverables 52
6.3.5 Results 52
6.4 Case Study 4 54
6.4.1 Introduction 54
6.4.2 Challenge 54
6.4.3 Approach 54
6.4.4 Deliverables 54
6.4.5 Results 54
6.5 Case Study 5 55
6.5.1 Introduction 55
6.5.2 Challenge 56
6.5.3 Approach 56
6.5.4 Deliverables 57
6.5.5 Results 57
6.6 Case Study 6 58
6.6.1 Introduction 58
6.6.2 Challenge 58
6.6.3 Approach 58
6.6.4 Deliverables 58
6.6.5 Results 58
6.7 Case Study 7 59
6.7.1 Introduction 59
6.7.2 Challenge 59
6.7.3 Approach 59
6.7.4 Deliverables 59
6.7.5 Results 60
6.8 Case Study 8 61
6.8.1 Introduction 61
6.8.2 Challenge 61
6.8.3 Approach 61
6.8.4 Maintenance Analyses 61
6.8.5 Re-usable Maintenance Support Processes 61
6.8.6 Innovative Technologies for Condition Monitoring 62
6.8.7 Deliverables 62

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