RF1 Life Data Analysis and Reliability Testing2019-01-08T10:11:16+00:00

RF1 Life Data Analysis and Reliability Testing

New products and processes need to be developed more quickly than ever, with increasing quality and reliability requirements. Learn how you, as a reliability engineer, can predict the reliability of your product, set up test plans and make statistically-based recommendations to support fact-based management decisions.

Weibull2You will be trained to become a professional Life Data Analyst and Reliability Test Engineer. You will be able to make in-depth reliability analysis based on warranty, test or field data, to predict the failure and to make fact-based management recommendations. In addition you can create a statistically robust test plan for the highest possible reliability at the lowest cost.

This training is based on the ‘New Weibull Handbook’. It adresses the Weibull and the Crow-AMSAA statistics as well
as a number of Reliability test methods that will seamlessly fit in the Product Creation Process. Reliability-Maintainability-Safety (RMS) will be covered in all aspects, including specifying requirements, establishing risk analyses, evaluating test results at component and system level, calculating Life Cycle Costs and maintenance strategy.

A selection of the skills that will be learned:
• Terms and definitions; Reliability Metrics
• Life data analysis with Weibull and other distributions
• Maintenance prediction and planning; optimal replacement point
• Modeling of repairable systems
• Small sample sizes; Weibayes analysis
• Considering test time versus costs; Zero failure testing, Sudden-Death test, Reliability Validation Planning, Confidence Growth
• Modeling of Accelerated Life Tests (ALT)
• Reliability DoE’s – Design of Experiments

The focus will be on the practical application of methodologies of Reliability Analyses. For a more effective learning process, the training can be followed by a one year free participation in the Reliability User Group.

Block 1/ day1-3
• Introduction, Reliability terms and definitions
• Weibull Plot: create and interpret
• Goodness-of-fit, distribution analysis
• 3-parameter Weibull, Log-Normal distribution
• Risk analysis; Failure forecasting
• Dauser Shift, Zero failure and ‘Sudden Death’ testing
• Confidence intervals, Batch analysis
• Binominal, Poisson, Exponential, Kaplan-Meier
• Reliability Validation Plan, fully censored data
• Crow-AMSAA: Reliability Growth Analysis

Block 2/ day 4-6
• Extended Crow-AMSAA; Trend Analysis
• Accelerated stress tests; HALT, FMVT, MEOST
• Accelerated Life testing; ALT
• Step-Stress tests, SN curves, PFEV, FUTR
• Modeling of Accelerated Life tests
• Establishment of a Reliability validation plan
• Excursion to a HALT / ALT laboratory
• Introduction to DoE’s, Design of Experiments

The Reliability Foundation Program is a post-graduate education, focusing on the practical aspects of Reliability Engineering. The program has been developed in accordance with VDI 4002 Reliability guidelines in collaboration with the University of Stuttgart and consists of several modules that will result into a VDI Reliability Engineer certification.

The overall Reliability Foundation Program is established according to VDI 4002 in cooperation with the University of Stuttgart, Prof.Dr.-Ing. B. Bertsche. This University is responsible for the quality of the program and is supported by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the University of Braunschweig, and other institutes.

VDI Certificication
To obtain VDI certification, participants are required to attend the basic foundation modules RF1 and RF2, attend at least two additional reliability foundation modules, succesfully pass theoretical examinations for each attended reliability foundation module and succesfully complete a reliability project. The certification is issued by the University of Stuttgart.


Ronald Schop – Holland Innovative

Course duration and number of participants:
2 blocks of three days, from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Maximum group size: 12 participants. In-company programs can also be arranged.

Ing. Ronald Schop (Senior Director Reliability at Holland Innovative), Ir. Elly Funken (Reliability Specialist at Holland Innovative) and Ir. Joost van der Heijden (Master Black Belt at Holland Innovative).

Location and costs:
Eindhoven: High Tech Campus 9 (Bèta Building)
The costs are €4.350 (excl. VAT) per participant. Included are the 6 training days, a syllabus of the course material, the ‚New Weibull Handbook©‘, SuperSmith™ personal software license, Reliability Tools RVP© software, exercise book PlayTIME©, excursion HALT/ALT laboratory, refreshments and daily lunches. In addition, four times free participation in the Reliability User Group (valid until one year after the last day of this course). Not included in the price are the costs for the theory exam and certification by the University of Stuttgart.

Beta Building High Tech Campus Eindhoven

Location Eindhoven

If you wish to take exam during the scheduled exam days, the costs for the RF1 theory exam is €350 per participant. If you want to take the exam at another time the costs are €500 per participant.

Dates :

Location: Eindhoven
Block 1: 10-12 december 2018
Block 2: 7-9 january 2019

Location: Eindhoven
Block 1: 1-3 april 2019
Block 2: 15-17 april 2019

Block 1: 18-20 november 2019
Block 2: 9-11 december 2019

Location: Germany (ULM)
Block 1: 9-11 september 2019
Block 2: 23-25 september 2019

Do you have a question about one of our courses?
Would you like to discuss the possibilities? Please contact us for further information.
T: +31 (0)40 851 4611
E: academy@holland-innovative.nl

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