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MSE 187 - Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS)

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MSE 187 16 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MSE 187 13 November 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MSE 187 11 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Railway RAMS is an engineering discipline that integrates reliability, availability,

maintainability and safety characteristics appropriate to the operational objectives of a railway system into the inherent product design property through railway systems engineering. 

RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Safety) is a decision-making key factor in railway business to improve the operational effectiveness. This 5-day training course will provide you with a comprehensive approach for the application of RAMS management to railway systems engineering. 

The course also includes basics of System engineering /Assurance processes required for the implementation of RAMS in the railway.

In addition, this course will also discuss both ‘design for RAMS’ and ‘RAMS verification’ activities to provide the viewpoints of producer and customer.

Course Objectives

  • Recognize the importance of RAMS in the process industries
  • Recognize how RAMS is linked to life cycle cost
  • Explain the key factors affecting systems availability
  • Adjust maintenance strategy
  • Model process reliability/ availability
  • Effectively enhance reliability, availability and throughput
  • Articulate the implications of RAMS requirements
  • Apply a design for reliability programs to meet RAMS standards
  • Plan for in-service Reliability monitoring
  • Realize the relationship between RAMS requirements and a Performance Based Contract
  • Analyze when their systems should be replaced
  • Recognize different metrics used to analyze a system’s maintainability and availability

Who Should Attend?

  • Reliability Engineers, Supervisors and Planners
  • Project engineering managers
  • Maintenance Team Leaders, Engineers and Managers
  • Operations Team Leaders, Engineers and Managers
  • Project technical personnel
  • Systems engineers
  • Process engineers
  • Maintenance professionals
  • Design engineers
  • Reliability specialists

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Systems, Life Cycle and Risk Based RAMS Management 
  • Railway RAMS Management
  • Concept of Systems Engineering Management
  • Concept of Systems RAMS Management
  • Techniques for RAMS Management (FMEA, FTA, ETA)
  • Reliability Centered Analysis
  • Hazard and Operability Study
  • Reliability Block Diagram
  • Reliability and Maintainability Test Assessment

Day 2

  • Development of Railway RAMS Management Systems 
  • Railway Systems Engineering Management
  • Integration of RAMS Management into Railway Systems Engineering
  • Establishment of Railway Systems Engineering Process
  • Functional Definition and Allocation Phase
  • Design Verification and Systems Control Phase
  • Risk Identification, Analysis, and Evaluation Phase
  • RAMS Risk Control, Monitoring and Review Phase

Day 3

  • Development of FMEA-FTA Based Railway Risk Assessment Model
  • Railway Risk Assessment Technique
  • FMEA and FTA Risk Assessment Techniques
  • FMEA-FTA Based Risk Assessment Models
  • Top-down Risk Assessment Model
  • Bottom-up Risk Assessment Model
  • Development of FMEA-FTA Based Railway Risk Assessment Process
  • Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis of Failure Cause Scenarios
  • Analysis of Failure Cause Scenarios

Day 4

  • Development of performance-based RAMS specification for railway system requirements
  • Development of Railway RAMS Performance Specification
  • Development of Railway RAMS Performance Specification Process
  • RAMS Performance Control & Verification
  • Reliability & Maintainability Performance Allocation
  • Design RAMS Performance Definition Phase
  • Reliability Performance Growth Assessment
  • Reliability Performance Demonstration

Day 5

  • Case study
  • Rail Vehicle Pneumatic Braking Description, Structure, and Function
  • Risk Assessment of Pneumatic Braking Unit
  • Failure Consequence and Frequency Analysis
  • Fault Tree Construction
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Fault Tree Analysis
  • Risk Evaluation Assessment Analyzed Results
  • Reliability Performance Assessment and Failure Analysis