Maintenance Management & Equipment Availability Certification

E-learning This course can be adapted to virtual classroom mode

Who should attend?

  • This course aims to increase skills on how to implement a customized maintenance policy and to provide the practical tools to implement reliability improvement processes. This course is part of the advanced professional framework in industrial maintenance.
  • It can be certified, under the conditions set out in "prerequisites".
Public :
  • This course is intended for engineers and maintenance managers in the process industries.
  • It is also suitable for managers directly concerned with operating costs and equipment management.

Level : Advanced

Course Content


      • Safety, cost, schedule and quality objectives. Integration of the maintenance policy within the company.
      • Reliability methods: criticality Analysis, TPM, RCM.
      • Different types of maintenance: preventive (systematic, conditional, predictive) and corrective.
      • Preventive maintenance tools: vibration measurements, oil analysis, thermography, use of non-destructive testing. Maintenance levels in regulations.
      • Maintenance subcontracting: reasons, risks and control. Different types of maintenance contracts. Maintenance audits.
      • Inspection plans: goals of an inspection department, links with maintenance work.
      • Risks Based Inspection and basics in Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS).
      • Applications: criticality rankings, priorities and spare parts management.

      • FMECA, RCM, Fault Tree analysis: application, basic techniques, estimates and probabilities. Maintenance action plan and implementation.
      • Reliability Key Performance Indicators: MTBF, MTTR, availability.
      • “Bad actors” detection and classification.
      • Redundancies studies, on-site spare management and models.
      • Overall cost of failure: non-efficiency costs.
      • Life Cycle Cost (LCC). Application to investment choices.
      • Spare parts management: risks and costs.

      • Routine maintenance: from the notification to the work acceptance.
      • Work scheduling: task sequencing, procedures and work planning.
      • Resource optimization.
      • From failures management to equipment management.
      • Operation department contribution to maintenance optimization.
      • Requirements for safety. Prevention.

      • Turnaround justification: local regulation, maintenance, projects. Standard data used for a turnaround. Steering committee, organization and Key Performance Indicators. Task planning and project manager tools: coordination ranges, execution ranges, margins, critical path. Financial breakdown and cost estimate. Detailed preparation and works management.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • implement and optimize maintenance policy,
  • understand reliability analysis and improvement techniques,
  • set objectives in terms of the company's overall efficiency,
  • implement an effective subcontracting policy,
  • set up conditions for the successful management of plant turnarounds.

Ways & Means

  • Many workshops and case studies illustrating the techniques and topics studied.
  • The delivery method is interactive and based on participants’ own experience.


  • An international recognition of your competencies.
  • A Advanced Certificate is delivered.
  • An expertise confirmed in Maintenance Management & Equipment Availability .
  • Ready-to-use skills.
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