System Reliability and Maintainability Analysis

Learn system reliability/maintainability and related analyses using ReliaSoft BlockSim

Course overview - 3 days

In System Reliability and Maintainability Analysis you will learn how to build simple to complex reliability models using ReliaSoft BlockSim software. In this course you will explore advanced concepts and applications for system reliability/maintainability analysis and optimization utilizing a reliability block diagram (RBD) or fault tree analysis (FTA) approach.

Software used

You will use ReliaSoft BlockSim software with hands-on practice and case study analysis
Learning objectives

  • Identify critical components (or failure modes) and determine the most effective ways to improve system performance through design improvements and/or maintenance planning
  • Use simulation to facilitate decision-making in a variety of areas, such as scheduling maintenance, planning for spares, identifying bottlenecks in production throughput and estimating life cycle costs

System Reliability and Maintainability Analysis and Optimization
SMRP Approved Provider

Topics included

  • How to define a system as a reliability model
  • Reliability block diagram (RBD) configurations and fault tree gates and events
  • Advanced/complex RBD configurations
  • Introduction to time dependency in reliability modeling
  • Advanced RBD constructs
    • Modeling block dependency
    • Modeling standby redundancy
    • Nodes, containers, encapsulation, mirroring
  • Analysis to identify system improvement opportunities
  • Optimum reliability allocation
  • Introduction to repairable system analysis
  • Introduction to preventive maintenance principles
  • Advanced simulation: adding crews, spare parts and maintenance strategies
  • Use of appropriate metrics for system analysis
  • Throughput analysis: bottleneck identification and backlog processing
  • Introduction to reliability phase diagrams

Who should attend

The System Reliability and Maintainability Analysis course is for design and maintenance professionals that need to perform reliability modeling and analysis of complex systems for understanding and improvement of both design reliability and operational availability.


Required prerequisite / foundational course(s)

Fundamentals of Reliability or RAM for Asset Management