HI-RF1 Course Life Data Analysis and Reliability Testing

Predict the reliability of your product based on field and test data | 6 days

What does it mean for your business if you can highly decrease the number of failures of products in the field? And what if you can even improve your products with field data? The Life Data Analysis and Reliability Testing course will train you to be a professional Life Data Analist and Reliability Test Engineer. Hence, you will be able to predict the reliability of the product, draw up test plans and make statistically substantiated recommendations to management.

New products and processes must be developed in short lead times with increasingly higher quality and reliability requirements. In order to achieve a superior product quality, it is important to master types of reliability testing methods and techniques.

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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

For whom

The course is aimed at professionals involved in design, testing, warranty analysis, reliability, project planning, maintenance or inspection.

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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
Location: Online

This training is offered in our 1.5-meter classrooms, online or hybrid. Moreover, we have both in-company as free enrollment possibilities.

Data 2021
Location: Enschede
Session II
Block 1: September 20 – 22
Block 2: October 04 – 06

Investment course

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.

Group size

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 academy@holland-innovative.nl. Please state clearly which exam you want to participate in.

Training advice?

Would you like to receive more information about this course? Our program managers can tell you more about it! You can reach them from Monday till Friday from 08:30 till 17:00.

T: +31 (0)40 851 4610
E: academy@holland-innovative.nl

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About the Holland Innovative Academy

Holland Innovative helps to develop the competencies of you and your colleagues to strengthen your organization and create growth. Together with renowned centres of expertise such as Eindhoven University of Technology, Twente University, Delft University of Technology and the University of Stuttgart we organize courses, trainings and masterclasses in Project Management, Product & Process Development, Reliability, Data Science and MedTech. We offer both open enrolment and in-company training; tailor-made to fully meet the needs and the strategy of your organization. Coupling these courses with practical experience is important in order to maximise the effectiveness. Where possible, your own cases/data are discussed during our training and/or further explored by coaching on-the-job, project participation and also in the User Groups.

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