Reliability & Safety Awareness

Safety & Equipment Reliability for Process Operators


Operators are the eyes and ears in a process plant; their role is to identify unusual behavior of process equipment. Their watchdog responsibilities for equipment and plant surroundings account for 24/7 all year-round surveillance. They are the first responders to abnormal operations, and therefore it makes sense they should know more about the process equipment they are responsible for.

As a minimum, operators should thus have some knowledge of how the equipment functions and what its operating limits are. There is no machine that cannot be wrecked by humans. That said, operational influences that risk equipment failure must be considered and conveyed.

The intent of the course is to give plant operators a basic understanding of some of the common issues they will have to confront when dealing with rotating equipment. The course includes typical checklists describing effective equipment surveillance as assigned to operating personnel at Best-in-Class (BiC) companies.

Course Objectives

  • Improve reliablity of your machinery
  • Get an updated approach and move from PM & PdM (Preventive or Predictive Maintenance) to CBM (Condition Based Maintenance)
  • Good general overview of the construction, "how they work", weakest links and limits of operation for common process machinery
  • Know how to deal with common issues pertaining to rotating equipment
  • Optimise the companies’ health & safety standards
  • Increase overall profits for your company

Who Will Benefit from the Course

Two men engineer talking in modern factory. Production line machine and setting it for work.
  • Plant Operators
  • Plant Managers
  • Plant Engineers
  • Operations Managers
  • Safety Officers
  • Maintenance Engineers & Technicians
  • Condition Monitoring Specialists
  • Reliability Engineers & Technicians
  • Lubricant & Equipment Suppliers
  • Anyone wanting to recognise good and bad machinery "sounds"

Course Outline

How Operators and Maintenance Technicians affect Reliability and Safety

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