Essential Reliability Engineering Techniques
podcast episode with speaker Fred Schenkelberg
The difficult part of creating this list of essential techniques is to avoid selecting just the most common. There is an overlap between essential and those commonly used, yet essential implies a technique is crucial—crucial in rare yet very important situations. The idea for today’s discussion is to focus on those vital few techniques that every reliability engineer must master.
The techniques I’ve settled on are not specific tools in most cases. Instead, they are the fields of knowledge or practice. For example, instead of suggesting that Weibull analysis is essential, I suggest that math skills are essential. You can do a wide range of analysis and modeling with sufficient math prowess.
Your science, engineering, and math formal training will serve you well as a reliability engineer, and that is not sufficient to be successful. Not every problem involves using a math technique, although it is common. You also need to master techniques in failure analysis and experimentation. Plus, please do not forget that we work with others,; the essential techniques of persuasion and team building are likewise vital.
Let’s discuss this shortlist of essential techniques, consider why I suggest they are essential, and explore others that you consider essential.
This Accendo Reliability webinar originally broadcast on 8 September 2020.
To view the recorded video/audio of the event, visit the webinar page.
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