Application area: Data-driven maintenance

 The industry constantly strives for the highest possible availability of its installations (assets). One of the ways it tries to achieve this is by not having breakdowns between two successive planned preventive tasks.

Maintenance 4.0 - which is very popular these days - takes on its full meaning here.

However, it is a comprehensive concept with concepts ranging from identifying needs, connecting measurement systems, all the way to using artificial intelligence (AI).

During this three-day training, we go through all these concepts in a logical order and with constant attention to their applicability. After this training, you will have all the keys in hand to make your 4.0 maintenance programme a success.


What you will learn

Een veelzijdige aanpak in 7 stappen die u helpt om een 4.0-project met succes uit te voeren, gebruikmakend van intelligent gegevensbeheer, met aandacht voor visualisatie en het nemen van de juiste beslissing.

I-care Maintenance 4.0 Roadmap

  •  Converting fault mode detection into the right sensor and measurement system
  • Integrating maintenance and process parameters
  • The importance of connected data sources
  • How to collect and import data from a central location
  • Combining a business vision with data science aspects
  • The importance of project selection
  • The contribution of new methods based on artificial intelligence in maintenance



Day 1


o    Evaluating the "4.0 Readiness" of the organisation and its IT & OT systems

o    Illustration of an AI based assessment tool

o    Recognizing potential use cases

o    Identifying necessary data sources, using DOFA

o    Identifying a suitable business case through AI assisted data analysis

o    Data generation and collection through proper data engineering

o    Overview of online Condition Based Monitoring sensors

o    The collection of the various data sources within the OT hierarchy (ISA-95)

o    The importance of centralising the various data sources

o    The importance of the right data architecture will be demonstrated on the basis of an actual case study


Day 2


o    Selection of the right algorithms (e.g. regression, classification, clustering, ...)

o    Explanation of the most important algorithms in a maintenance context

o    Using an actual case, the importance of AI for early detection of machine malfunctions will be demonstrated


Day 3

Analyze (continued)

o    Case on how PDM & Process data can be processed into an effective alarm management


o    Importance of interactive KPI dashboards

o    Aspects of building an effective dashboard

o    Overview of the most important visualisation principles 


o     Initiating follow-up actions in the maintenance workflow

o     Case about the integration with CMMS to automatically generate work orders 

Target audience

Maintenance managers and engineers, reliability engineers, production managers, process engineers, IT and infrastructure managers, anyone involved in operation and maintenance of assets, or responsible for environment, safety and/or quality.


About the trainers

Guido Verrept has been active as a trainer and improvement coach for more than 30 years. Helping companies and their employees to get a step ahead in their goals is his main motivation. Guido started his career as a design engineer at Atlas Copco, before joining ABB as Maintenance Manager. As a teacher Guido has been active all over the planet: from Australia and Africa to Brazil and of course Europe. Within the unified I-care company, Guido is training & assessment director and responsible for all training, both internal and external, public and in-company.

Tom Rombouts dedicates his career entirely to maintenance organisations: production and project planning, process & reliability engineering, work preparation and revision coordination, quality management, QA and quality monitoring of critical spare parts, automation and data innovation ... Since 2017 Tom is Reliability consultant and certified trainer/coach at I-care. With his extensive knowledge he also guides several industrial players in their maintenance planning, FMEA and data innovation projects.

Event date:
Tuesday 23/11/2021 - 9:00
Tuesday 07/12/2021 - 17:00
New Zebra
Gustaaf Callierlaan 232
Gent 9000
Price members:
€ 1.795 (ex btw)
Price none members:
€ 1.995 (ex btw)
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Activity type :
Practical Trajectory