Asset Reliability Practitioner [ARP-A]: Reliability Advocate

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Where are you on the journey to reliability improvement? If you are new to the program, or you are interested in learning more so that you can begin a new program at your plant, then theĀ Asset Reliability Practitioner [ARP-A] ā€œReliability Advocateā€ courseĀ is precisely what you need.

Improving the reliability of physical assets takes far more than just monitoring their condition, improving lubrication practices, and making some improvements to the maintenance department. To have a truly successful program you must understand how to add value to the organization and thus gain senior management support. You must have the support of the entire organization, not just a small group of evangelistic condition monitoring and reliability experts. You must have a coordinated effort between maintenance, operations/production, engineering, finance, and the reliability group ā€“ no more silos. And you must follow a strategy that will enable you to build the program, layer upon layer, to achieve milestones and build on success.

The ARP-A Reliability Advocate program will provide a holistic view of how to improve reliability and plant performance. It will explain the implementation process and all the essential elements necessary to have a truly successful program.

The course begins with a summary of why reliability improvement is so important to the future of an organization. But then it busts the myths associated with reliability improvement and asset management; there are so many misunderstandings in the industry that it is essential to get everyone on the same page so you avoid the common traps.

Next, we provide an overview of the implementation process: how to get started, how to gain senior management support, how to change the reliability culture so behaviors change, how to break out of the reactive maintenance cycle of doom, and how to establish a sustainable reliability improvement initiative. If you already have a program, you will learn how to assess its progress and re-focus and re-energize your program.

More than one day is spent on the common technical elements of reliability improvement. You will feel comfortable with defect elimination, the asset strategy (including Reliability Centered Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance Optimization, and Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis), the asset criticality ranking, Pareto analysis, precision maintenance, and asset care, operator driven reliability, condition-based maintenance and all of the common technologies, lubrication best practices and contamination control, precision shaft alignment and rotor balancing, and root cause analysis. Yes, there are a lot of topics, but with our unique simulations and animations, you will be amazed at how confident you will feel with the subjects once youā€™ve completed the course.

Between the discussions, lessons, case studies, and polling (so you can make sure you understand what you think you understood), you will come away with a totally new perspective on how to improve reliability and performance in your organization.

21 hours
  • Engineers involved in reliability improvement
  • Managers starting or reviving an initiative in reliability improvement
  • Personnel who want the MIBoC ED161 Reliability Practitioner international certification
  • Prepare for the ED161 certification test
  • Get a holistic view of how to improve reliability and plant performance
  • Understand the implementation process and all the essential elements necessary for a successful program
Required Prerequisites:

  • None

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • None

Additional Requirements:
Minimum of six (6) months of work experience in the industry involved in some way with reliability improvement, verified by an independent person
  • Reliable plant and benefits
  • Introduction to implementation
  • Assessing the value
  • Senior management support
  • Strategy
  • Plantwide engagement
  • Getting maintenance under control
  • Defect elimination
  • Understanding failure
  • Asset strategy
  • Work management
  • Spares management
  • Precision work
  • Proactive asset care
  • Condition monitoring
  • Continuous improvement
  • Exam
    • 60 multiple choice questions in two hours

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