RF1: Life data analysis and reliability testing (online)

New products and processes need to be developed more quickly than ever, with increasing quality and reliability requirements. Learn how you, as a reliability engineer, can predict the reliability of your product, set up test plans and make statistically-based recommendations to support fact-based management decisions.

Integration with the product creation process
This training is based on the New Weibull Handbook. It adresses the Weibull and the Crow-AMSAA statistics as well as a number of reliability test methods that will seamlessly fit in the product creation process. Reliability-maintainabilitysafety (RMS) will be covered in all aspects, including specifying requirements, establishing risk analyses, evaluating test results at component and system level, calculating life cycle costs and maintenance strategy.

A selection of the skills that will be learned
• Terms and definitions; reliability metrics
• Life data analysis with Weibull and other distributions
• Maintenance prediction and planning; optimal replacement point
• Modeling of repairable systems
• Small sample sizes; Weibayes analysis
• Considering test time versus costs; zero failure testing, suddendeath test, reliability validation planning, confidence growth
• Modeling of accelerated life tests (ALT)
• Reliability DoE’s – design of experiments
The focus will be on the practical application of methodologies of reliability analyses. For a more effective learning process, the training can be followed by a one year free participation in the Reliability User Group.

The aim and result of the training
You will be trained to become a professional life data analyst and reliability test engineer. You will be able to make in-depth reliability analysis based on warranty, test or field data, to predict the failure and to make fact-based management recommendations. In addition you can create a statistically robust test plan for the highest possible reliability at the lowest cost.

Target group
The course aims at professionals concerned with design, testing, warranty analysis, reliability, project planning, maintenance, or inspection.

Product leadership: Factor 10
What does it mean for your business if you can predict the quality during the life cycle of your product? Or if you can avoid product failures in the field and can improve your products with field data? If you can underpin service contracts and can control the use of spare parts? Mastering reliability methods and techniques is important in order to achieve a superior product quality. In this training, the factor 10 approach will be integrated in all subjects.

University or college level, or equivalent level of knowledge gained through experience. Experience in analyzing data is an advantage.

Cooperation and certification
The Reliability Foundation Program is a post-graduate education, focusing on the practical aspects of Reliability Engineering. The program has been developed in accordance with VDI 4002 Reliability guidelines in collaboration with the University of Stuttgart and consists of several modules that will result into a VDI Reliability Engineer certification.

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    The program can be taught in English on request.