Optimizing Equipment and Facilities Maintenance Programs

Online /
Jan 22 - 23, 2025 /
Course Code: 15-0109-ONL25

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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 this course, you will be able to:

  • familiarize yourself with good maintenance practices
  • consider elements required to improve reliability in a cost-effective manner
  • appreciate how existing maintenance can be planned and managed
  • understand the techniques for good and efficient maintenance planning
  • recognize the need for various maintenance methodologies
  • become skilled with methods for maintenance budgeting
  • implement effective maintenance reporting and record-keeping

Maintenance programs and activities often lead to loss of production and increased costs due to decreased equipment reliability. An effective maintenance program has to be followed by adequate organization, management and budget plans. Ideally, the program should provide the required reliability at a minimum cost. The validity of the selected program should be continuously monitored and improved.

This course will present the main points of an effective, cost-efficient maintenance program together with all aspects of necessary improvement. It will demonstrate how to efficiently organize and manage manpower, equipment, tools and spare parts. The course will include several workshops with interactive exercises to illustrate the topics presented.

Course Outline:

  • Maintenance strategies and practices: Corrective, Preventive and Predictive
  • Maintenance staffing: manpower selection and training
  • The efficiency of Reliability Centered Maintenance: RCM
  • Maintenance planning and scheduling
  • Gathering maintenance information: CMMS
  • Monitoring and reporting maintenance activities
  • Organization and management of maintenance work

Who Should Attend
Technical personnel involved in the maintenance of equipment and facilities • Maintenance engineers and planners • Technicians and operators responsible for equipment and facilities • Consulting engineers • Design engineers • Industrial production engineers

More Information

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

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  • Role of maintenance in plant operation
  • Standards and codes related to the quality of maintenance
  • Maintenance strategies and practices
  • Maintenance methods: Corrective, Preventive & Predictive maintenance
  • Maintenance personnel: selection and training
  • Roles and responsibilities: RACI matrix
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • Workshop: Problems and solutions


  • Maintenance planning & scheduling: use of GANTT chart
  • Preparation for maintenance and inspection: lockout and tagout (LOTO)
  • Repair technologies for pressure vessels and piping systems
  • Condition monitoring of rotating equipment: vibration and lube control
  • Decision: repair or replace failed element: Fitness for service (FFS) analysis
  • Spare parts management program: Management of change (MOC)
  • Computational maintenance management system (CMMS)
  • Monitoring & reporting maintenance activities: backlog
  • Effectively managing maintenance work
  • Summary and conclusions


Mike Ivanovic, Ph.D.

Dr. Mike Ivanovic is the President of UBAMIP Consulting and a former Adjunct Associate Professor with over 30 years of experience in 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 the 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 the industry in Canada, the USA and overseas.

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

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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

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

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