How to set up a failure mode driven maintenance plan with the right predictive techniques?

Not every component in your plant wears out in the same way. Not every failure carries the same consequences and risks. Therefore, there is a great efficiency gain hidden in a maintenance approach that takes into account the different failure modes. It is important that there is a balance between the risk of failure and the investment required to set up and carry out maintenance tasks.

During this two-day course, you will learn all the principles and techniques needed to set up a failure mode driven maintenance plan. This training allows you to select the appropriate predictive techniques for the failure mode in place.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify improvement initiatives
  • Understand the principles of predictive maintenance
  • Know the definitions of failure mode, failure effect and root cause
  • Know the following analysis techniques:
    • Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM)
    • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
    • Asset Health Assurance (AHA)
  • Select the appropriate analysis technique for each failure mode
  • Identify the fundamental requirements necessary to draw up a maintenance plan
  • Create an Asset Health Matrix
  • Select the machines that should be part of a predictive maintenance programme
  • Achieve the right balance between the amount of predictive and preventive tasks
  • Integrate a new maintenance plan into the existing approach
  • Use predictive techniques to detect failure modes:
    • ultrasonic analysis (airborne & structure-borne)
    • thermography
    • oil analysis
    • vibration analysis
  • Know and be able to avoid common mistakes for each predictive technique
  • Be able to start up a predictive maintenance programme (both in terms of training and technology)
  • Know what "Asset Health" is, and how it can be measured
  • Apply the concepts of functional hierarchy and FMEA

Target group

This course is suitable for managers, engineers, work planners and supervisors responsible for the creation and implementation of a maintenance strategy.


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:
Wednesday 01/12/2021 - 9:00
Thursday 02/12/2021 - 17:00
Biznis Hotel Lokeren
Zelebaan 100
Lokeren 9160
Price members:
€ 1.295 (ex btw)
Price none members:
€ 1.595 (ex btw)
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