Advanced Machinery Failure Analysis & Prevention

Machinery failure analysis and prevention using structured and systematic approaches are critical for every successful plant. This course is designed to build competency in machinery failure analysis and prevention in order to enhance machinery reliability and availability and overall plant productivity. It covers all the fundamentals, systematic and structured practical approaches, methods and applications that a professional would use in carrying out fully functional plant maintenance. In summary, the course provides a step-by-step practical guide to best practices of machinery failure analysis and prevention that will deliver maximum business benefits.

This training course is based on 35 years of real-life industrial experience of the trainer in machinery failure analysis and prevention. The course covers:

  • Systematic and structured analysis of machinery functional and potential failures, hidden and evident failures, failure modes, effects and consequences
  • Advanced failure analysis techniques and 9 steps of the classical failure analysis
  • Advanced machinery fault diagnosis and optimum combination of proactive tasks and default actions for machinery failure prevention
  • A highly effective root cause analysis of machinery faults/failures providing next generation proactive maintenance
  • Failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) and failure mode, effect and criticality analysis (FMECA)
  • Effective field-proven condition monitoring technologies (i.e. vibration, acoustic emission, infrared thermography and wear debris) that should be used to detect, locate, diagnose and assess severity of faults in machinery
  • The most effective risk assessment techniques for machinery faults/failures and principles of advanced risk-based inspection for machinery failure prevention
  • The best-of-class reliability centered maintenance, an efficient practical framework for machinery fault/ failure prevention
  • Practical implementation of advanced methods/technologies for machinery failure analysis and prevention and root cause analysis of machinery fault/failure via 52 industrial case studies

Top Learning Objectives

  • Protect and enhance values of your plant machinery with fi eld-proven failure analysis techniques, condition monitoring technologies and reliability centered maintenance
  • Develop root cause analysis techniques for providing next generation proactive maintenance, eliminating recurring faults and failures, and delivering maximum business benefits
  • Discover the most effective risk assessment techniques for machinery failures and advanced risk-based machinery inspection for achieving maximum uptime and minimising risks
  • Learn best practice implementation of advanced methods for machinery failure analysis and prevention and root cause analysis for most rotating and reciprocating plant machinery
  • Apply advanced machinery fault diagnosis and optimum combination of proactive tasks and default actions for machinery failure prevention
  • Discover systematic and structured analysis of machinery functional and potential failures, hidden and evident failures, effects and consequences
  • Integrate a highly effective root cause analysis of machinery faults/ failures providing next generation proactive maintenance

Who Should Attend?

This highly interactive training course will benefit anyone responsible for machinery reliability and availability, who wishes to build competency in techniques to improve machinery performance. This includes plant directors, senior plant managers, engineers/senior engineers, technical staff/senior technical staff and maintenance supervisors/coordinators who are involved in machinery design, selection, installation, operation, inspection/ condition monitoring, troubleshooting, maintenance, reliability and availability.

Functions including but not limiting to:

  • Rotating Equipment
  • Maintenance
  • Operation
  • Vibration Monitoring
  • Reliability
  • Instrumentation & Control
  • Mechanical / Machinery
  • Equipment
  • Technical
  • Process
  • Production
  • Project
  • Plant
  • Lubrication
  • Facilities

From industries including but not limited to:

  • Oil & Gas, Mining, Utilities, Manufacturing, Construction, Petrochemicals/Chemicals, Manufacturing, Transportation & Rail, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Food & Beverages, etc.
  • All other industries that see leadership skills and physical asset management as a factor to business success such as facilities management and operations

Trainer's Background

The trainer holds a PhD and a Dr. of Sciences (habilitation) degree. He has trained and consulted for different industries worldwide. The trainer has 35 years of real-life industrial experience in maintenance planning and scheduling holding key positions in major companies such as Rolls-Royce, SKF, Caterpillar, DresserRand, Shell and Severn Trent Water.

He has developed and delivered training programmes worldwide for power & utilities, oil & gas, and manufacturing, including courses on maintenance planning and scheduling, machinery failure analysis and prevention, reliability centred maintenance, condition monitoring of machinery, risk assessment for production and operations, and problem solving and decision making.

He is also the author of over 200 publications (including 17 patents, 4 books and 2 book chapters) in the areas of maintenance, condition monitoring of complex mechanical systems and root cause analysis. Due to his many contributions, the trainer has received many awards such as the Oxford OBN Award (2014), the Rolls-Royce Innovation Award (2011), and the William Sweet Smith Prize from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (2010).

He is an acclaimed entity in the field, holding several key positions in organizations such as:

  • Chairman, International Society for Condition Monitoring
  • Chairman, World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (2007)
  • Chairman, International Condition Monitoring and Maintenance Conferences (2008-2016)
  • General Chairman, First World Congress Condition Monitoring and Maintenance (2017)
  • Co-Chairman, Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Technology Technical Committee of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT)
  • Editor-in-Chief, “Condition Monitoring” book series
  • Fellow, British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT)
  • Fellow, International Association of Engineers
  • Fellow, UK Institution of Diagnostic Engineers
  • Honorary Editor, International Journal of Condition Monitoring
  • Honorary Co-Chair, World Congress of Engineering (2007-2016)
  • Past Immediate President, International Institute of Acoustics

The trainer has helped many notable organizations achieve improved performance through training and consulting advice. These include:

  • Saudi Aramco
  • Oman Gas Company
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Dresser-Rand
  • Caterpillar
  • S2 Operation and Maintenance Company
  • Alpha Star aviation service KSA
  • Abraj Energy Services Oman
  • Dubai Supply Authority (DUSUP)
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Maaden Aluminium
  • Saudi Electricity Company
  • The Bahrain Petroleum
  • London Underground
  • Emirates CMS Power
  • SKF
  • Abu Dhabi Oil Refining
  • GEO CHEM Middle East
  • Quartzelec, Abu Dhabi
  • Qatar Petrochemical Company
  • Majan Electricity, Oman
  • Qatar Gas
  • Shell
  • SKF
  • Total
  • Severn Trent Water
  • Barrak Al-Fares
  • BASF
  • Vibrant Machines, Bahrain
  • British Energy
  • Eriks
  • Kuwait Oil Company
  • Qatar Fertiliser Company
  • Sabiya Power Plant
  • NATPET
  • Daleel Petroleum
  • DUCAB Cable Manufacturing Company
  • ADMA-OPCO
  • ADPC, UAE
  • Qatar Aluminium
  • SABIC-SHARQ
  • SSE UK
  • SATORP, KSA
  • ARAMCO, KSA
  • Swift Oil
  • Niger Delta Power
  • Marine Service and Supply
  • Jebba Hydro Electric
  • General Marine and Oil Service
  • Cima
  • Prasrana
  • Bluescope Steel
  • Ranhill AUO
  • SunPower

Event Details

27th – 29th May 2019
Makati, Philippines


“The training helped us to schedule and plan more effectively.”

– Saudi Electricity Company