An Overview of Reliability Engineering Tasks and Application from a Product Design and Plant Operation Perspective
A Guest Post by Lennox Bennett
Abstract / Summary
In deciding what industry you want to work as a reliability engineer, it is always good to have an understanding of what functional responsibilities you are expected to execute as a part of the job function.
You should always carefully review the job description then compare your knowledge acquired through training and on-the-job experience and ask yourself if you are capable of performing functions required without additional training.
Furthermore, we need to consider our technical limitations and at the same time be aware that the job description provided may not exclusive represents all the tasks you are expected to perform.
The relationship between expectation and functional responsibilities is often to an extent represented in a reliability program plan.
The information provides herein gives an overview of some of the main tasks that could be included in a reliability program plan for product design or industrial plant operations.
The focus from a design perspective is to develop a product that is robustly designed.
The objectives from a plant operation viewpoint include maximum utilization of equipment, maintenance effectiveness, high operational availability, and equipment reliability.
In this article, the author [Lennox] attempts to briefly explain some of the tasks reliability engineers performs and also make the comparison of reliability application in the different environments.
It should be noted that the information provided is not exclusive and the reader is encouraged to conduct further research as necessary.
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