RF2 Analytical Reliability Methods and System Reliability 2018-05-17T09:47:06+00:00

RF2 Analytical Reliability Methods and System Reliability

To cope with the latest economic developments, organizations must develop new products and systems with an intrinsic high level of reliability. RMS (Reliability-Maintenance-Safety) Engineering is an upcoming discipline in product development and helps in getting an integral grip on the Reliability of your product during the Design Phase with accurate and quantitative methods.

HLTH_GvO-0030You will be trained to become a Reliability Engineering professional. Capable of creating reliability and risk analyses of complex systems. Focusing on early Design concepts, these analyses lead to pro-active and solid engineering and management recommendations throughout the entire Product Creation Process. As an expert you will take the lead in projects on the aspect of system Reliability, closely cooperating with the Six Sigma methodologies.

Based on the Holland Innovative experiences in Design for Value projects, this training offers to train you in the analytical Reliability methodologies and system level approaches to ensure a high initial reliability designed into your systems. These pro-active methodologies will identify Project Reliability risks early, quantify these risks, and interrelate the various failure mechanisms within the components. Together this will lead to a complete System Reliability Analysis.

During this training the following analytical methods will be covered: Reliability Block Diagrams, Fault Tree Analysis, Event Trees, Petrinets, including quantifying risks. Furthermore probability calculations, Boolean Algebra, and Monte Carlo simulations will be covered. Design FMEA and Root cause Analysis will be treated extensively, as well as working with Repairable Systems. Cases will be using real-life data, supported by Reliability software. Additional specialised software tools are provided by the teachers. For a more effective learning process, the training can be followed up by participation in the Reliability User Group (first year free).

Block 1/ day 1-2
• Introduction, Reliability glossary
• RBD – Reliability Block Diagrams
• Boolean algebra and probability calculations
• Exercises using BlockSim Software
• FTA – Fault Tree Analysis; Qualitative FTA and Quantification of Risks; by hand and with BlockSim
• ETA – Event Tree Analysis
• Relation FTA, RBD, and ETA

Block 2/ day 3-5
• FMEA – Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
• Monte Carlo Simulations
• Introduction to Petri Nets
• Repairable system analysis
• RCA – Root Cause Analysis tools

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 Certification
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.


Elly Funken – Holland Innovative

Course duration and number of participants:
2 blocks of 2 and 3 days, from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Maximum group size: 18 participants. In-company programs can also be arranged.

Dr. Ing. Lisandro Quiroga (Universität Braunschweig), Ir. Elly Funken (Reliability Specialist at Holland Innovative), Ir. Joost van der Heijden (Master Black Belt at Holland Innovative) and Dr. Ko Dousma (Master Black Belt at Holland Innovative).

Location and costs:
Eindhoven: High Tech Campus 9 (Bèta Building)
The costs are €3.450 (excl. VAT) per participant. Included are the 5 training days, a syllabus of the course material, the book ‘Practical Reliability Engineering’, refreshments and daily lunches. In addition, four times free participation in the Reliability User Group (valid until one year after the last training 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 in 2017, the costs for the RF2 theory exam is €350 per participant. If you want to take the exam at another time the costs are €500 per participant.

Dates 2018:
Block 1: May 7 & 8
Block 2: June 4, 5 & 6

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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