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Reliability and Risk Training

You have the best Reliability and Risk software available on the market, now come and learn the methodologies from experts in the field. Our instructors have many years of reliability, risk, and safety engineering experience in a variety of industries, government, and academia. You will learn the foundations of the techniques, and benefit from real-world examples and experiences.

Our location... your office... via the Internet... you choose!

The one-on-one or small group approach we take purposely maintains focus on you. The combination of lecture, hands-on time, and relevant discussions, enable you to gain far more knowledge and ability than from a large generic class. Our classes with hands-on periods are designed to hone your skills with our tools, all the while remaining focused on your needs. Any class can be further customized to suit your specific situation.

We offer these classes primarily at our Anaheim, California, USA and Fareham, Hampshire, UK offices. However, they are also being delivered worldwide at customer locations upon request. We also offer these classes via web sessions on a per-hourly basis. Please contact us directly to discuss you specific goals and needs.

To book, or for further information, please complete the registration form on the right:

The courses we offer include the following :

1 Day Introductory Training to Reliability and Safety
For
Only $195 Per Attendee

Duration: 1 Day | Workshop

ITEM Software will be holding a series of one day Introduction to Reliability and Safety training events throughout 2014.

This one day training provides an overview of the basic concepts used in the field of reliability. It also illustrates the commonly used methodologies using a step-by-step example for a new project.

The objective of the training is to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of reliability engineering.
  • Introduce the basic concept of Reliability Prediction standards.
  • Introduce Failure Mode, Effect and Criticality Analysis (FMECA).
  • Introduce Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) methodologies.
  • Step-by-step guidelines to perform the reliability analysis using ITEM ToolKit and iQT.

Course Outline:

  • Key concepts: Reliability/Unreliability; Availability/Unavailability; Failure Frequency/Failure Rate.
  • Introduction of commonly used approach to perform reliability analysis on a new project.
  • Prediction standards overview
  • Workshop to demonstrate how to construct a MIL-217 system using ITEM ToolKit.
    • Failure Mode, Effect and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) methodologies overview:
    • Difference between FMECA and Prediction methodologies.
    • When should we start using FMECA methodologies?
    • How can we utilize the existing prediction module?
  • Workshop to demonstrate how to build a FMECA system, and transfer/link MIL-217 systems to FMECA.
  • Introduction of Fault Tree methodologies.
  • Basic concepts: Gate/Event/Failure Models.
  • Workshop to demonstrate how to build fault trees using ITEM ToolKit.
  • Key concepts: Cut Set; Importance Measure; Fault Tree Engine.
  • Discussion of fault tree output.
  • Workshop to demonstrate how to run the fault tree module and generate reports.

Schedule :

The training is scheduled to take place on the last Tuesday of every month.

Dates Locations
March 25, 2014 1 Research Court, #450, Rockville, MD 20850, U.S.A.
April 29, 2014 TBC
May 27, 2014 TBC
June 24, 2014 TBC
July 29, 2014 TBC
August 26, 2014 TBC
September 30, 2014 TBC
October 28, 2014 TBC
November 25, 2014 TBC

The location of subsequent dates has yet to be finalized, so any requests or suggestions are most welcome.

Cost : $ 195.00

The cost of the training days will be only $195 per attendee. This cost, however, will be deducted from any subsequent purchase of our ITEM ToolKit or iQT software products, subject to terms and conditions.

For further information or to book places on any of these training days please contact us

Further details are available on request.

ITEM ToolKit: Fault Tree, Event Tree and Markov

Duration: 2 Days | Workshop

This workshop is designed to provide hands-on training on our flagship reliability software, ITEM ToolKit. The main emphasis is on how to utilize the software and its modules. Attendees learn how to start projects, and construct and analyze models in the ITEM ToolKit software.

The ITEM ToolKit training course includes a summary of the methodologies that relate to each module, followed by complete instructions on all relevant topics, from adding basic components, to analyzing components and complex systems, viewing results and creating reports.

Schedule :

Dates Locations
TBC TBC

Cost : TBC

To book a place on this useful and informative ITEM ToolKit Training workshop, please use the registration form on the right, or contact us by telephone or email.

Further details are available on request.

ITEM ToolKit: Rel Prediction, FMECA and Fault Tree

Duration: 2 Days | Workshop

This workshop is designed to provide hands-on training on our flagship reliability software, ITEM ToolKit. The main emphasis is on how to utilize the software and its modules. Attendees learn how to start projects, and construct and analyze models in the ITEM ToolKit software.

The ITEM ToolKit training course includes a summary of the methodologies that relate to each module, followed by complete instructions on all relevant topics, from adding basic components, to analyzing components and complex systems, viewing results and creating reports.

Schedule :

Dates Locations
TBC TBC

Cost : TBC

To book a place on this useful and informative ITEM ToolKit Training workshop, please use the registration form on the right, or contact us by telephone or email.

Further details are available on request.

ITEM ToolKit Workshop

Duration: 3 Days | Workshop

This workshop is designed to provide hands-on training on our flagship reliability software, ITEM ToolKit. The main emphasis is on how to utilize the software and its modules. Attendees learn how to start projects, and construct and analyze models in the ITEM ToolKit software.

The ITEM ToolKit training course includes a summary of the methodologies that relate to each module, followed by complete instructions on all relevant topics, from adding basic components, to analyzing components and complex systems, viewing results and creating reports.

Schedule : TBC

Location : TBC

Cost : TBC

To book a place on this useful and informative ITEM ToolKit Training workshop, please use the registration form on the right, or contact us by telephone or email.

Further details are available on request.

Advanced Reliability Topics

Duration: 3 Days | Lecture

This Reliability Training Course provides an overview of a variety of advanced reliability techniques, such as:

• Reliability assessment of dynamic systems, characterized by their change in functional and physical configuration as a function of time and tightly interacting and interdependent components.

• The Bayesian approach to probability and its application to reliability analysis. This approach is particularly useful for highly reliable components and systems where failures in test and field operation are very rare, requiring the use of all other non-statistical engineering information and generic data to estimate reliability.

• Collection and statistical analysis of reliability data, covering both the engineering and analytical aspects of the development of a reliability database and estimation of reliability parameters, such as failure rates and mean repair times. Both the classical and Bayesian approaches to parameter estimation are covered, while establishing the link between the corresponding tools and techniques.

• Markov Chain Analysis is a powerful modeling and analysis technique with strong applications in time-based reliability and availability analysis. The reliability behavior of a system is represented using a state-transition diagram, which consists of a set of discrete states that the system can be in, and defines the speed at which transitions between those states take place. As such,

• Fault Tree Analysis is one of the core techniques used in reliability, risk and safety analyses. A Fault Tree forms a logical representation of the manner in which combinations of basic events, often made up of failures at the component level, could lead to a hypothesized failure of a system.

Schedule : TBC

Location : TBC

Cost : TBC

To book a place on this useful and informative Reliability Training Advanced Topics Lecture, please use the registration form on the right, or contact us by telephone or email.

Further details are available on request.

Safety Modelling

Duration: 3 Days | Lecture / Workshop

Participants learn basic to advanced safety modeling concepts and techniques, which can be universally applied in any industry or governmental entity worldwide. Safety-related risks and controls to improve efficiency on simple to complex system, processes and product designs will also be identified.

The overall objective is to learn how to identify management, engineering, and technical safety-related risks and to enhance risk management/controls to ensure acceptable risks, system safety and liability claims defense. Safety modeling concepts, terms and definitions, as well as overall safety modeling approaches from national and international industry and government are discussed in this course. Also discussed are various analysis methods and techniques to analyze systems, system accidents and system risks.

The workshop portion of this class is designed to provide hands-on training on our flagship Reliability software, ITEM ToolKit. The main emphasis is on how to utilize the software and its modules. Attendees learn how to start projects, and construct and analyze models in ITEM ToolKit software. Complete instructions on all relevant topics, from adding basic elements, to analyzing complex systems, viewing results and creating reports. The ITEM ToolKit modules featured in this course are FMECA, Fault Tree, and Event Tree. (Other modules are covered briefly as well.)

Schedule : TBC

Location : TBC

Cost : TBC

To book a place on this useful and informative Safety Modeling workshop, please use the registration form on the right, or contact us by telephone or email.

Further details are available on request.

Introduction to Fault Tree Analysis

Duration: 2 Days | Lecture / Workshop

Fault Tree Analysis is one of the core techniques used in reliability, risk and safety analyses. A Fault Tree forms a logical representation of the manner in which combinations of basic events, often made up of failures at the component level, could lead to a hypothesized failure of a system.

This insightful and informative Fault Tree Analysis course offers an introduction to the subject and covers the following areas:

• Introduction: Outlines the purpose of Fault Tree Analysis, and explains availability, reliability, failure frequencies, risk and F-N curves.

• Fault Tree Construction: Explains the construction of fault trees, gate and event symbols, causal relations and workshops the building of an example fault tree using computer software (ITEM ToolKit).

• Minimal Cut Sets: Explains minimal cut sets and the techniques for obtaining them, including a workshopped example.

• Basic Probability Theory: Explains basic probability theory, including independent events, exclusivity, and the addition and multiplication laws.

• Component Failure and Repair Models: Details component failure and repair models including the constant failure and repair rate, and dormant failure models. Workshopped examples.

• System Quantification: Explains system quantification including minimal cut set unavailabilities and failure frequencies, calculating top event unavailabilities and frequencies, calculating other system parameters, and modularising fault trees. Workshopped examples.

• Initiating and Enabling Events: Explains initiating and enabling events and the modification of expressions for calculating frequencies.

• Importance Analysis: Explains importance analysis and details methods including Fussell-Vesely, Birnbaum, Barlow-Proschan and Sequential Importance. Workshopped examples.

• Common Cause Failures: Explains common cause failures and details calculation models including Beta Factor, Multiple Greek Letter, Alpha Factor, and Beta Binomial Failure Rate. Workshopped examples.

• House Events: Explains house events and how to use them to temporarily re-configure fault trees or to enable a single fault tree to represent a number of different operational phases.

• Non-Coherent Fault Trees: Explains non-coherent fault trees and the use of NOT gates and Exclusive OR gates.

Schedule : TBC

Location : TBC

Cost : TBC

To book a place on this useful and informative Fault Tree Analysis workshop, please use the registration form on the right, or contact us by telephone or email.

Further details are available on request.

Risk Assessment

Duration: 3 Days | Lecture / Workshop

The objective of this Risk Assessment training course is to provide you with an overview of Probability Risk Assessment (PRA) concepts and their applications to simple and complex systems and processes. Topics include: Introduction of risk terminology, Risk metrics, Risk perception, Risk management, Methods for risk scenario development (e.g., Event Trees and Fault Trees), and methods of solution.

Additionally, basic probabilistic models for calculating likelihood of risk scenarios, Data gathering Model parameter estimation methods including use of expert judgment and partial evidence, risk ranking and importance measures, assessment and propagation of uncertainties are covered. The workshop section of the class (1.5 days) introduces you to ITEM QRAS via a series of exercises and class-driven modeling scenarios.

Schedule : TBC

Location : TBC

Cost : TBC

To book a place on this useful and informative Risk Assessment workshop, please use the registration form on the right, or contact us by telephone or email.

Further details are available on request.

 

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1 Day Introductory Training to Reliability and Safety
ITEM ToolKit: FTA, ETA & MKV
ITEM ToolKit: Rel Pred, FMECA & FTA
ITEM ToolKit Workshop
Advanced Reliability Topics
Safety Modelling
Introduction to Fault Tree Analysis
Risk Assessment

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