Equipment, Facilities and Maintenance > Preventive and Predictive Maintenance

About this Training Course

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.

Preventive and predictive maintenance are not a guarantee of success for all equipment in all environments – they have to be applied in the right way at the right time. All too often, companies apply simplistic approaches on the assumption that they can achieve rapid results with a common solution, but unfortunately, there are no short cuts.

You will have to understand the range of maintenance options, match these to individual items of equipment and understand failure modes and the consequence of failure:

1. Sometimes, a preventive maintenance schedule will be effective

2. Sometimes, a predictive maintenance choice will be the best option

3. Sometimes, it is ok to simply let equipment run to fail

4. Sometimes, you will need to design out a failure mode or invest in an equipment upgrade

This 4 full-day course provides a roadmap to help match the right type of maintenance to any equipment to provide the right blend of preventive and predictive maintenance to the right equipment. This roadmap has been developed over a number of years to help maintenance professionals improve plant performance efficiently and effectively to deliver bottom line benefits as quickly and sustainably as possible. This is an extremely practical course based on real life experience with the aim to provide participants with tools and an improvement plan to take back to work. Apart from equipping participants with an understanding of Preventive and Predictive maintenance, it will help you to:

  1. Understand how and when to apply them
  2. Appreciate the history of why they were invented
  3. Be aware of where people go wrong
  4. Explain the different types of failure
  5. Use Root Cause Failure Analysis to understand past problems and Failure Mode Effect Analysis to predict future risks

This course has been derived from the Plant Performance Improvement Road Map developed by practitioners that deliver efficient and effective maintenance. The training focuses on how to improve profitability of any business by identifying the right maintenance strategy for any equipment. The aim of this training is to help practitioners run programmes that will deliver real benefits as fast as possible with minimum zero wasted effort. The training will cover the core principles of how to move from firefighting or partially implemented maintenance good practice to a consistent application of the best blend of Preventive and Predictive Maintenance (PPM).

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 from petroEDGE and the Carcharodon Maintenance Academy.

The Academy for Turnarounds, Operations & Maintenance (ATOM)

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 course has been designed for maintenance managers and engineers, reliability professionals, planners, project engineers, operations team members, and functional specialists.

Course methodology of this training course: Other than world-class visuals and slides, this course will include a high level of interaction between the facilitator and participants and group discussion among the participants themselves. There will be a number of case studies to demonstrate key points and also a minimum of one workshop exercise each day to give participants the chance to apply learning and appreciate key aspects of best practice. Participants will also have the chance to share examples from their own experience, discuss real problems they are facing and develop actions for improvement when they return to work. Examples of the exercises that are used in this course are as follows:

  • Exercise: Understanding the challenges and seeing the opportunities
  • Exercise: Developing a strategy
  • Group Exercise: Selecting maintenance plans
  • Group exercise: Case study failure
  • Group exercise: Planning work

The Key Attributes of The Academy for Turnarounds, Operations & Maintenance (ATOM), include the following:

– ATOM course content is independently reviewed by industry experts to ensure it is up-to-date with the latest industry-leading techniques and fully covers the syllabus.

– ATOM certified courses contain class-leading content independently verified by industry experts; the learning they will receive will keep
them ahead of their peers

– ATOM courses all have exams verified by industry experts. Delegates must pass the exam to receive the ATOM certification. Top scores will be awarded distinction

– ATOM certified courses all issue digital accreditation. You can share your success on social media and will have a permanent electronic record for current and future employers

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 is a fully qualified CMRP professional, an approved SMRP* Proctor, authorised to conduct CMRP exams and a globally respected maintenance consultant and best practice trainer.

He founded his consultancy and training business in 2002 to focus on maintenance and reliability improvement. As part of this, he 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:

  • Preventive and Predictive Maintenance
  • Effective Plant Turnaround Management

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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Learn what past participants have said about EnergyEdge 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