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About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

Preventive and Predictive maintenance are not new concepts. Both have been used across industry all over the world and when done properly, can yield impressive results (cost reductions of 20% or greater and a leap forward in equipment reliability and performance are very achievable). However, for every company using these concepts effectively, there are many others who are not.

This 8 half-day training course has been derived from the Plant Performance Improvement Road Map developed by practitioners that guarantee the reliability of your operations. The course focuses on how to improve profitability of any business by identifying the right maintenance strategy for any equipment. The aim of the course is to help practitioners run programmes that will deliver real benefits as fast as possible with minimum zero wasted effort. The course will also cover the core principles of Reliability Centred Maintenance, Total Productive Maintenance and Six Sigma and the increasingly important role of operations in achieving optimised asset performance.

This is a certified course with the option of sitting for a short exam on the final day of the course to give participants the opportunity to gain a Certificate in Preventive and Predictive Maintenance.

Master the critical skills by acquiring the following:

  • An understanding of how maintenance can add profit
  • The ability to develop improvement programmes that deliver maximum benefit in the shortest time
  • A fundamental understanding of the principles of Preventive, Predictive and other maintenance types
  • A practical understanding of the latest methods of solving problems at root cause level
  • An appreciation of maintenance methodologies such as Reliability Centred Maintenance
  • Strategies for ensuring your company gets value for money from your Contractors
  • How to use the Maintenance Model of Excellence and Plant Performance Improvement Road Map

This VILT has been designed for Maintenance Managers and Engineers, Reliability Professionals, Planners, Project Engineers, Operations team members, and Functional Specialists.

The VILT will be delivered online in 8 half-day sessions comprising 4 hours per day, with 2 breaks of 10 minutes per day.

Your expert course leader is an award-winning consultant and trainer with 30 years’ experience in maintenance and reliability improvement. He has worked across five continents, in a wide variety of environments from the world’s largest oil refinery to a small drinks production line. He has 10 years of maintenance management experience in the process industry, so he brings a very practical approach to training. He moved into consulting with ABB Eutech as their global maintenance specialist where he led maintenance and reliability best practice panels, delivered a wide range of maintenance improvement projects and trained other consultants.

He focused on maintenance and reliability improvement and developed a range of maintenance “models of excellence” with inputs from authors, international lecturers and some of the world’s leading consultants and operators. His work has been recognised as being at the leading edge of industry best practice, winning independent awards such as the UK Chemical Industries Association “Excellence in Engineering” award.

He remains close to the industry as a respected specialist helping operating companies to achieve changes in performance. This ongoing field work enables him to continue to refine and extend best practice and the learning from this is continually fed into his training.

His unique experience of facilitating two major turnarounds when the Coronavirus escalated into lockdown have given him a unique insight into how events of this type can disrupt maintenance. Moreover, his involvement in developing management processes and leading a Coronavirus response on a major industrial asset means he can talk with direct experience about how to cope and innovate in this global pandemic.

He is also the expert course leader for the following courses offered by PetroEdge:

  • Effective Plant Turnaround Management
  • Maintenance and Reliability Masterclass
  • Maintenance Planning, Scheduling & Control
  • Advanced Turnaround, Shutdown and Outage Management

Learn what past participants have said about PetroEdge training courses

The group exercises were challenging and gave me practice using key skills. They were fun too!

Reliability Engineer

The real-life case studies showed how people had used best practice and the trainer has a wealth of experience to share

Mechanical Engineer

I can see now how maintenance and operations can come together as one team. We all need to learn from this course

Engineering Manager