An intensive professional development training course on

Master Class:
Maintenance Management
& Technology

A to Z of Best Practices

03-14 Jun 2024
Dubai - UAE
18-29 Nov 2024
Dubai - UAE
10-21 Feb 2025
Dubai - UAE
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Maintenance Best Practices are critical for every successful individual and company. This AZTech training course has been designed to benefit both qualified new professionals as well as experienced professionals who might need to refresh their skills. It covers all the fundamentals of Maintenance that a suitably qualified professional would be expected to carry out during his duty starting with the first steps and building up in a stair case fashion to a fully functional maintenance organisation. This will provide an ‘MBA level’ experience in terms of content, instruction, discussion and team exercises.

The Structure

This comprehensive training course consists of two modules which can be booked as a 10-Day Training event, or as individual, 5-Day training courses.

Module 1 - Maintenance Management Best Practices: Systems, Tools & Techniques

Module 2 - Maintenance, Reliability and Asset Management Technology Best Practices

What are the Goals?

By the end of this AZTech training course, participants will be able to:

  • To provide a step-by-step guide to maintenance best practice starting with foundations and building up to best practice that will deliver maximum business benefits
  • To instruct Maintenance optimization best practice techniques
  • To provide opportunities to discuss the application of these best practices
  • Provide an opportunity to learn these concepts through practical exercises

Who is this Training Course for?

It is highly recommended that all Maintenance, Reliability, Engineering and technical support staff attend this AZTech training course. If you and your company are interested in greatly increasing productivity, this will be a very valuable training course.

This AZTech training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Maintenance supervisors and superintendents
  • Reliability engineers
  • Operational professionals who are interested in maintenance reliability and asset management
  • Safety and integrity professionals
  • Other professionals involved in process improvement

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This AZTech training course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This training course is designed to be a hands-on, stimulating experience. The training course is highly interactive with many discussion and facilitated practice sessions.

The Course Content

Module 1: Maintenance Management Best Practices: Systems, Tools & Techniques
Day One: An Overview of Key Maintenance Work Processes
  • Introduction to Maintenance Management
  • Definitions of key terms
  • Types of Maintenance – Reactive, planned and improvement jobs, Preventive and Proactive
  • A comprehensive maintenance control system
  • Priorities when implement a systematic preventative maintenance program
  • Case Studies Learning from Failures
Day Two: Maintenance Performance Measures Systems & Human Factors
  • Developing Maintenance Key Performance Indicators
  • The Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • The Concept of ‘Ask Why 5 times!’
  • Teamwork and Continuous Improvement
  • Case Studies from Different Industries
Day Three: Key Terms and techniques in Reliability Systems and Maintenance Management
  • What is Reliability, Redundancy, Failure, Maintainability and Availability?
  • Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) & Mean Time to Repair (MTTR)
  • The Concept of the Bathtub Curve
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
Day Four: Maintenance Management Systems
  • Computerized maintenance Management Systems
  • Selection of Appropriate Maintenance Strategy
  • The Decision-Making Grid (DMG)
  • Integration of TPM, RCM and CBM
  • Case Studies from Different Industries
  • The Concept of Benchmarking
Day Five: Maintenance Planning and Control
    • Project Management in Maintenance & Shutdowns
    • Phases of Projects
    • Project management tools for planning
    • The concept of critical path method (CPM)
    • Resource Allocation
    • Project Crashing
Module 2: Maintenance, Reliability and Asset Management Technology Best Practices
Day Six: Failure of Machines and Inspection Based Failure Analysis - Causes of Machinery Failure in Rotating Equipment
  • Cavitation in Pumps
  • Tripping of Turbines
  • Surging in Compressors
  • Wear Mechanisms: Fatigue, Fretting, and Corrosion
  • Fundamental Machine Problems: Balance Problems, Alignment Problems, Machinery Mounting Problems
  • Fundamentals of Maintenance and Asset Management
Day Seven: Failure Analysis and Reliability
  • Elementary Statistics and Standards
  • Reliability Models
  • Learning from Major Failures Case Studies in Process Industries
  • Learning from Major Failures Case Studies in Oil and Gas Industries
  • Root Cause Analysis and Extractions of Specific and Generic Lessons
  • Reflection on Why Systems Fail
Day Eight: Statistical Failure Analysis and Reliability
  • Further Reliability Definitions and Standards
  • Examples of the Planning Process
  • Hazard Function and Bath Tub Curve
  • Weibull Analysis
  • Case Studies from Rotating Equipment
  • Case Studies of Major Failures in other Industries
Day Nine: Condition Based Maintenance
  • General Purpose CBM
  • The P-F Curve
  • Principles of Vibration Monitoring
  • Thermal Monitoring
  • Acoustic Emission
  • Lubricant Monitoring
Day Ten: Decision Analysis in Asset Management
  • Main Criticism of Existing Management of Computerised Maintenance Systems
  • The Asset Management Framework
  • The Decision-Making Grid Approaches
  • Selection of Appropriate Maintenance Strategies
  • Integration of RCM, TPM and CBM Approaches

The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the training course

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