Reliability and Maintenance


Learners will become familiar with:

  • Statistical overview.
  • Reliability and redundancy.
  • Maintenance Theory.

The learner will be able to understand and use the following analysis techniques:

  • Reliability Block Diagrams.
  • Weibull analysis.
  • Failure Mode Effects and Critical Analysis.
  • Fault Tree Analysis.

The learner will comprehend the differences between the following maintenance systems:

  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • Preventative Maintenance.
  • Reliability Centred Maintenance

Total Productive Maintenance.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Appraise maintenance management strategies including Preventative, Predictive, Reliability Centred and Total Productive Maintenance

  2. Evaluate statistical models to calculate reliabilities.

  3. Predict  the reliability of systems using Reliability Block Diagrams for constant failure rates and the use of Weibull plotting to assess failure rate changes.

  4. Select and report on appropriate strategies for safety management, risk management and systems and product design.

  5. Support a maintenance management team in a useful and constructive role.

  6. Establish and measure maintance costs.

% Coursework 30%
% Final Exam 70%