Advanced Machinery Failure Analysis and 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.

Salvo Global’s course covers structured, results-oriented failure analysis methods for all types of machine components and entire machinery systems. Participants will learn how parts fail, why they fail in a given mode, the on-line and off-line symptoms of failure, and general failure prevention methods. Participants will be instructed in condition monitoring methods and will be taught how vibration analysis can be used to detect, locate, severity assess and diagnose a range of common faults in rotating and reciprocating machines.

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

Top Learning Objectives

  • Protect and enhance values of your plant machinery with field-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?

  • Plant directors
  • Senior plant managers
  • Engineers/senior engineers
  • Technical staff/senior technical staff
  • Maintenance supervisors/coordinators
  • Rotating Equipment
  • Maintenance
  • Operation
  • Vibration Monitoring
  • Reliability

Trainer's Background

  • A World-renowned maintenance expert with over 35 years of real-life industrial experience. He is the author of over 200 publications in the areas of maintenance, condition monitoring of complex mechanical systems and root cause analysis
  • Elected Chairman of the International Society for Maintenance and Condition Monitoring
  • President of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibrations USA
  • Elected Chairman of the Maintenance and Condition Monitoring Technical Committee of the British Institute of Non-destructive Testing
  • Received the 2011 Rolls-Royce Innovation Award, 2014 Oxford OBN Award and the 2010 William Sweet Smith Prize form the Institution of Mechanical Engineers


Face-to-Face Masterclass
Date: 13th – 15th May 2024
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

“Trainer is very knowledgeable and explained the subject very well.”

– Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals and Fertilizer Ltd