Advanced Rotating Equipment: Operations, Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Over the past months, industries around the world have been struggling to deal with the operational and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, while working to keep their employees and customers safe.  Some of the decisions being made by businesses and organizations include social distancing, sheltering in place, lockdowns and the closure of public, commercial and industrial properties.  The closures may last for a few weeks up to several months and possibly beyond.

Due to these closures, the equipment in these facilities have been shut down, abandoned until employees return.  These unplanned shutdowns can cause significant issues with critical equipment such as computer servers, machinery, HVAC equipment and motors unless they are maintained properly.  To the extent possible, companies should continue to perform normal exercising and preventative maintenance on their equipment.  However, even by doing so, it is possible that when equipment and systems are brought back online, they may not function properly.  We anticipate the following types of equipment will experience the most dramatic or catastrophic issues when facilities return to normal business.

Anything that is measurable is achievable”. Researches showed that the cost to repair unexpected failures is 10 times the cost of planned and foreseen repairs. Proactive detection and elimination of failures’ real causes saves huge amount of time that is devoted to plan. Less breakdown increases availability thus productivity and profitability. More savings on parts and maintenance and benefit grow the business.

In order to achieve your business goals, failures’ contributing factors need being properly identified. Their related parameters accurately measured and analysed. Insightful designed program, use of simple or sophisticated tools are critically required. This training session will show you how to build an effective CBM program, implement it as per standards, and how to effectively select and use available tools.

Attending this course will teach you how to analyse data and convert them to a knowledgeable root causes form calling to right actions that yield quantifiable values; eliminating the defect and thus tedious and costly failures. The course will give you the opportunity to familiarise with the procedures and standards to follow on your day to day job to reach and remain a world class expert and organization. The Benefits in a measurable parameters form include: Failure elimination, less repairs, less spares to buy, less labour hours and ultimately reduced maintenance and operation costs; increased return on investment (ROI), customers satisfaction and customer base growth.

Rotating Equipment Reliability Improvement Strategy

  1. Setting Equipment Performance Specifications
  2. Selecting best practice methods to achieve the performance objectives
  3. Developing and managing workplace best practice processes

Guidelines & or Case Studies development of list of works, actions and strategies to create and sustain RE integrity and Reliability excellence.

Top Learning Objectives

  • Identify RE sets defects and potential failure, their criticality level, and consequences
  • Master RE failure mechanisms to proactively stop or control them
  • Detect and attenuate or eliminate vibration of RE supporting structures, and foundations to prevent fatigue and lost integrity
  • Determine and check shafts’ fatigue and failure modes, bearings’ failure modes,
  • Develop precision maintenance program for RE, based on the required Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Safety (RAMS)
  • Identify the causes of RE out of balance situations, and use the provided engineering standards and limits to perform balancing
  • Detect the effects of effects of misalignment, use the engineering standards and limits to perform precision alignment of the RE
  • Determine allowable vibration limits for your rotating equipment, detect bearing vibration and perform machinery vibration isolation
  • Setup and measure maintenance performance outcomes and using visual management to control performance
  • Apply FMECA, RCM, RCFA (Root cause of failures analysis) procedures and frameworks on RE settings and operation.
  • Support RE selection, management, and design change, as well as operational data collection.
  • Up-skill and autonomize RE operation personnel to foster awareness about Total productive maintenance

Who Should Attend?

This course is very relevant to technical engineers and professionals who handle and are responsible for their organisations’ maintenance; as well as the overall smooth operations and processes of their organizations’ plants and machineries. These include Superintendents, Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders, Heads of Department, Engineers, Foreman, Planners, Directors of the following departments:

  • Maintenance
  • Mechanical
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Manufacturing
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Physical Asset Management
  • Production
  • Reliability
  • Process Control
  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering
  • Operations
  • Plant
  • Transmission
  • Automation
  • Inspection

From the following industries:

  • Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Power & Utilities
  • Engineering
  • Oil & Gas
  • Petrochemicals
  • Chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food & Beverage
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Aviation
  • FMCG
  • Telecommunications

Trainer's Background

The trainer is a licensed reliability training specialist under the American Society for Quality Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) with over 29 years’ industrial field and classroom experience in Operations Technology, engineering reliability analysis and implementation within power generation, food processing, rotating equipment; heavy duty industries, hydraulic pumps and valves. He hold a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering majored in Materials Science and Engineering Reliability, Failure Analysis from University of Ottawa.

His expertise includes analysing failure patterns for industrial assets and defining failure mode effects and mechanism and criticality analysis (FMECA). He uses the Plan Wellness Way (PWW) Physics of Failures Factors Analysis strategy management (POFFA) model to identify critical components and bad sectors. He is also adept in developing management programs for operation, production, maintenance and design, and improvement and cost reduction programs.

He has designed and developed training curriculums and contents to address identified skill gaps that hinder operations and processes benefits and timely deliveries. Based on reliability modelling and prediction, reliability design, testing and reliability management tools, he analysed, applied and documented tools and techniques including failure analysis, risk assessment and ranking, root cause analysis, failure modes effect and criticality analysis and HAZOP.

The trainer is passionate about reliability and continuous improvement, and committed in fostering PWW/LRS (Plant Wellness Way/ Lifetime Reliability Solutions) through failure elimination, reliability excellence, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Preventive, Predictive maintenance, CBM, and RCM strategies. His training helped many industrial organizations to save great money and time as their people became aware and advised to take ownership and perform value-creating operation and repair decisions, accurate testing, data collection, and analysis, failures elimination strategies.

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

  • Total
  • Shell
  • Noria Corporation
  • Modec
  • Tullow Oil
  • Canadian Natural resources limited
  • Dragon Oil
  • Transocean
  • Volta River Authority
  • Cameroon Rail
  • Nigeria North South Power
  • Globeleq
  • University of Ottowa
  • Dibamaba Power Plant
  • Tsiyo Power Plant Kenya
  • Wartsila
  • Pakistan Petroleum Limited
  • Western Transportation
  • Exxonmobil
  • Lumiant Corporation
  • Omega Manufacturing Canada
  • Optima Manufacturing
  • OC Transpo

Event Details

6th – 9th December 2021
6 AM – 9 AM UTC
Online Workshop



“Now I can see how mathematics and statistics would be used into daily maintenance and operation job. We have started implementing the learning and we can see the results and have been able to record and measure them appropriately using your instructions and models.”

Junior Engineer, Pakistan Petroleum Limited PPL