Optimizing Equipment and Facilities Maintenance Programs

Online /
Apr 11 - 12, 2023 /
Course Code: 13-0208-ONL23

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

After participating in the seminar, you will be able to:

  • familiarize yourself with the components of good maintenance practices that can produce the required reliability in the most cost effective manner
  • appreciate how an existing maintenance activities can be both improved and acceptable
  • understand the techniques and benefits for good, efficient maintenance planning
  • recognize the need for, and the interpretation of, maintenance measures
  • become conversant with techniques for maintenance budgeting and effective reporting

Poor maintenance programs and activities often lead to lost production and spiralling upward costs resulting from escalating equipment unreliability. Conversely, an effective maintenance program can be the target of budget cuts since the benefits of the existing expenditures occasionally go unrecognized by those outside the maintenance organization. Ideally, therefore, a good maintenance program should provide the required reliability at minimum cost. Further, the validity of the program should be continuously acknowledged by management.

This course will present the ingredients of an effective, cost efficient maintenance program together with continuous improvement aspects. It will also show not only how to validate the cost of the program but will also show how to justify to management any additional funding that may be necessary. During the course there will be several exercises designed to provide a practical explanation of some of the material presented.

Course Outline:

  • Maintenance Philosophy and Strategy
  • Effective Maintenance Practices
  • Maintenance Staffing
  • Efficiently Applying Reliability Centered Maintenance
  • Workshop
  • Maintenance Planning and Scheduling
  • General Maintenance Information
  • Monitoring and Reporting Maintenance Activities
  • Effectively Managing Maintenance Work

Who Should Attend
Staff Involved Maintenance of Equipment and Facilities Including Plant Engineers • Supervisors and Managers • Maintenance Engineers • Supervisors and Managers • Maintenance Planners • Property/Facility Managers Who Are Responsible For Ensuring That Equipment and Facilities Operate in an Economic and Reliable Fashion • Consulting Engineers • Design Engineers • Industrial Engineers • Production and Managers

More Information

Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Day 1

Welcome, Introduction, Course Preview, Learning Outcomes & the Assessment Method

Preliminary Questions

Maintenance Philosophy & Strategy

  • Overview of maintenance programs
  • Definition of maintenance terms
  • Roles & responsibilities
  • Maintenance strategy
  • Prioritizing maintenance work

Effective Maintenance Practices

  • Regulations, codes & standards
  • Preventive maintenance tasks & frequencies
  • Maintenance procedures
  • Maintenance spare parts
  • Reviewing an existing preventive maintenance program
  • Making the right economic decisions
  • Management systems

Maintenance Staffing

  • Shift scheduling
  • Multi-skilling
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Contracting out maintenance activities

Efficiently Applying Reliability Centered Maintenance

  • Background
  • Description of process
  • Templates

To enhance understanding of the principles presented, attendees will be divided into working groups to develop maintenance tasks & frequencies for a particular device. Comparative solutions will then be presented under the guidance of the instructor.

Questions & Answers

Day II

Maintenance Planning & Scheduling

  • Overview of planning & scheduling
  • Preventive maintenance program planning, scheduling & time estimating
  • Corrective maintenance planning, scheduling & time estimating
  • Corrective maintenance planning tools
  • Backlogs
  • Emergencies
  • Minor adjustments & repairs
  • Unexpected outage opportunities
  • What the planner/scheduler needs to know
  • Long term maintenance requirements

General Maintenance Information

  • Equipment lockout/tagout
  • Lubrication
  • Material degradation
  • Non-Destructive Examination (NDE)
  • Vibration monitoring
  • Acoustic monitoring
  • Equipment condition instrumentation

Monitoring & Reporting Maintenance Activities

  • Useful measures
  • Benchmarking
  • Maintenance auditing
  • Reporting
  • Budgeting

Effectively Managing Maintenance Work

  • Limits for corrective maintenance & acceptability
  • Documentation
  • Historical records & analysis

Final Questions

Questions & Answers & Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Summary & Final Adjournment


Mike Ivanovic, Ph.D.

Dr. Mike Ivanovic is President of UBAMIP Consulting, and also former Adjunct Associate Professor with over 30 years of experience in the field of thermal engineering. After working in the consulting group of ANSYS Canada Ltd., he now runs the private consulting company UBAMIP Consulting, dealing with analysis and problem solving in operation of vital stationary and rotating equipment in the process and petrochemical industry. Mike has also been active in providing training technical courses of various levels of complexity for professionals in industry in Canada, USA and overseas.

His area of expertize among others, includes design, operation and maintenance of various types of storage tanks, pressure vessels, piping systems, including pumps and compressors. The focus in the consulting projects has been on the risk assessment during operation and maintenance activities, as well as equipment failure analysis and accident prevention technologies based on the results of inspection and fitness for service studies.

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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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