Session 5

Reliability and P-CAM

Reliability tools to measure and push P-CAM further

The participant goes beyond simple theory, to learn the language of assets, interpret their messages and continually evaluate the strategies put in place for optimal and sustainable performance;

    • to understand the link between reliability theory, associated algorithms and the field,
    • to adapt theories to their own operational context using the P-CAM process,
    • to develop benchmarks to facilitate decision-making for asset management,
    • to continuously improve the strategies in place, monitoring the associated results,
    • and most importantly; to avoid drowning in trivial details.

This training is for people involved or having an interest in the management of physical assets, operational excellence or maintenance engineering, and looking for a new perspective.

Public: Engineers, analysts, reliability experts, managers, technicians, planners, maintainers, operators and professionals involved in optimizing the dependability of assets.

Prerequisite: None

Objectives: Optimize asset management strategies using the concepts of dependability (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety – RAMS) and the estimation of reliability in operation

    • Define dependability (RAMS) and associated concepts
    • Define reliability, bathtub curve and associated models
    • Estimate reliability from operating data
    • Optimize reliability using redundancies

Methodology: Through presentations, discussions promoting exchange and analytical exercises, the participant becomes familiar with the concepts of dependability, so that he can use them in a process of continuous improvement.

    • Presentations and exchanges (50%), analysis exercises (50%)

Outcome: The participant makes the data talk to provide an overview to target assets of concern. He acquires the knowledge and tools for analyzing dependability (RAMS) to optimize strategies based on field data driven decisions.

Team building: The mixed groups made up of several trades, professions and hierarchical levels create a unifying dynamic where each one understands his role within the whole. The common knowledge base combined with the workshops create a synergy between the participants. This opens up new channels of communication and restores those which are dry, even conflicting.

Duration: 2 days (14 hours) – also available in 3 days (21 hours) session, strongly recommended to allow more time for exercises and discussions

Content: This training session includes;

    • 1 enthusiastic and passionate trainer who knows how to popularize to really transmit knowledge, tools, concepts and above all, know-how
    • 14 lectures, each followed by a quiz to assess the knowledge learned and stimulate thinking
    • 34 analysis exercises, where the participant puts into practice the knowledge acquired to eventually adapt it to his own operational context
    • 1 participant manual, including the full presentation, the P-CAM process, exercises, lists of failure modes, causes, remedies, detection methods and associated maintenance activities, definitions and references used
    • 34 solutions to the exercises presented, each programmed in an Excel spreadsheet
    • 1 graphical method example
    • 1 reliability models validation method
    • 1 set of graphical papers, including exponential and Weibull papers
    • 1 set of statistical tables, including the Chi-square and the Normal law tables
    • 1 nominative certificate of participation

Quality assurance: Training evaluation form to be completed and returned after the session, to receive the certificate of participation.

Terms: The training session is provided on your site or remotely. The dates are reserved by mutual agreement at least 4 weeks in advance (2/3 days consecutive or not, or 4/6 half-days depending on the dates agreed).

For on-site training, a room of sufficient capacity to accommodate all participants and the trainer must be made available for the duration of the training. This room must be equipped with a board and the material necessary for its use (chalk/pencils and erasing brush), as well as a projector/presentation screen compatible with a laptop computer.

Remote training sessions require the use of a high speed internet connection and a computer with microphone, speakers and camera.

Train at your own pace for a fraction of the price:

Group rate: 4,990 (3 days session €7,485) excluding taxes for a group of up to 16 participants (add travel costs for on-site training).

Contact for more information or to reserve dates.

Individual rate: Click here for pricing in Canadian dollars to participate in a public remote training session.

Schedules of public remote training sessions:

Trainer: Pascal CLEMENT, CRL, CRE, CMRP

General Sales Conditions


Dependability (15%)

    • Reliability
    • Availability
    • Maintainability
    • Safety

Reliability (20%)

    • Laws of reliability
    • Bathtub curve concepts 
    • Exponential model
    • Weibull model
    • Parts replacement time

Measuring Reliability (45%)

    • Complete data
    • Truncated/censored data
    • Confidence interval
    • Graphic methods
    • Models validation

Improve through redundancy (20%)

    • Serial systems
    • Parallel systems
    • Majority systems
    • Pending systems
    • Mixed systems