About the course RF1 Life Data Analysis and Reliability Testing
The Reliability Foundation Program is a post-graduate education, focusing on the practical aspects of Reliability Engineering. During the course, 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. Based on the New Weibull Handbook, it addresses the Weibull analysis and the Crow-AMSAA statistics. Eventually, you will be able to create a statistically robust test plan for the highest possible reliability at the lowest cost.
Subjects of the course RF1 Life Data Analysis and Reliability Testing
A selection of the topcis that will be discussed:
- Reliability definitions and quantities
- 2 and 3 parameter Weibull analysis and log normal distribution
- Failure rate prediction and determine the optimum replacement point
- Weibayes analysis for small samples – few defects
- Modeling of repairable systems
- Reliability growth: quantify and predict
- Drawing up a reliability validation plan
- Set up and interpret accelerated lifetime tests (ALT)
- Reliability DoEs – Design of Experiments
Results of the courses HI Course RF1 Life Data Analysis and Reliability Testing
During the course you will learn:
- Make in-depth reliability analysis based on warranty, test or field data, to predict the failure rate and to make fact-based management recommendations
- Create a statistically robust test plan for the highest possible reliability at the lowest cost
The course is aimed at professionals involved in design, testing, warranty analysis, reliability, project planning, maintenance or inspection.
Set up course
The course consists of 2 blocks of three days, from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Date, locations & schedule
Location: Eindhoven – High Tech Campus 29
Location: Enschede – The Gallery, Universiteit Twente
This training is offered in our 1.5-meter classrooms, online or hybrid. Moreover, we have both in-company as free enrollment possibilities.
Block 1: September 20 – 22
Block 2: October 04 – 06
The investment is €4.350, excluding 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, daily lunch and drinks.
In addition, 4x 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.
Ing. Ronald Schop
Reliability Specialist, responsible for the creation of the EU Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) Educational Program in corporation with Universities of Stuttgart, Delft Amsterdam and Brussels. Working as Sr. Director Reliability at Holland Innovative.
Ir. Elly Funken
Expert on reliability and functional safety. Started in the process industries and expanded to the automotive, high-tech, energy, aerospace, and medical industries. Working as Sr. Reliability & Functional Safety specialist at Holland Innovative.
Certificate / diploma
Attending the RF1 module, passing the exam and completing 1 project successfully leads to the DfR Greenbelt certification. To obtain CRE certification, participants are required to attend the modules RF1 and RF2, attend at least two additional Reliability Foundation modules, successfully pass theoretical examinations for each attended Reliability Foundation module and successfully complete three reliability projects in total. The CRE certification is issued by the University of Stuttgart.
Method of teaching
Lectures are alternated with exercises, low cycle fatigue tests and hands-on assignments with the Software. Besides, oral intermediate examination will take place during day 4.
The course RF1 Life Data Analysis and Reliability Testing is offered as an in-class course, but any other form is open for negotiation. We are able to offer offline, online and hybrid courses.
Maximum group size: 12 participants
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 in a CRE reliability engineer certification.
The University of Stuttgart is responsible for the quality of the program and is supported by the TU Delft and other institutes.
DfR Greenbelt Certification
If you want to take the exam during the planned exam days, the costs for the theory exam are € 350 per participant. If you want to take the theory test at another time, the costs are € 500 per participant. You can register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state clearly which exam you want to participate in.