Course Instructor - V. Narayan BMech, DipEE, DIM (View Profile)
It is often a common practice, either due to lack of time, lack of
adequate information or knowledge (or both) that equipment and system
failures are often investigated at a superficial level. As a result
maintainers and operators keep running unreliable plant, causing repeated
losses and become experts at fixing rather than preventing the problems.
RCA is a structured, team based, analytical approach that when used
correctly can alleviate chronic failure problems in a facility. In
this seminar, you will learn to apply several practical, systematic
methods for analysing performance problems to uncover root causes.
Your understanding of these tools will be reinforced by worked examples.
In addition, you will explore effective ways of gathering data for
root cause analyses, how to determine which problems should be analysed,
and how to design, develop, and implement a root cause analysis program
for your company. The effective use of RCA will improve the reliability
of equipment and overall plant availability and this seminar will
show you exactly how.
Introduction and Objectives
Why root causes are important
Workshop - Exploring the need for further analysis of problems
Session Two: Identifying/Defining Problems
The need for data
Collecting data for problem solving
Session Three: Identifying/Defining Problems (cont.)
Workshop - Identifying problems for analysis
Video and discussion - "Spiral To Disaster"
Session Four: Analysing Data for Root Cause
Identifying contributing events (brainstorming)
Session One - Analysing Data for Root Cause (cont.)
Fault Tree Analysis
Performing change analysis
Workshop - Creating causal factor charts
Session Two - Identifying Root Causes
Pareto Analysis and Ishikawa (fishbone) diagrams
The 5 Whys technique
Workshop - applying the 5 Whys technique
Session Three - Facilitation
Video and discussion - "The Unflyable Plane"
Session One - Root Cause Analysis Programs
Guidelines on conducting individual analyses
Trending analysis results (plotting a timeline)
Session Two: Creating a Root Cause Analysis Program
Integrating root cause analysis with other programs
Workshop - Creating a root cause analysis program
Session Three: Wash up
Course Summary/Question & Answer Session/Distribution of Material
Tuition and Fees
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