European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management

XIII-A-R05: RCM&RCFA
Reliability Centered Maintenance and Root Cause Failure Analysis

September 23 - 26, 2019

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) are methodologies used for logical decision-making process for analysis and definition of the equipment maintenance requirements, as well as for accident prevention. The focus of the course is on the damage mechanisms appearing in different industries. A large number of well elaborated examples is included.


The course provides advanced knowledge on Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA). It explains why these two methodologies are commonly used for logical decision-making process for analysis and definition of the equipment maintenance requirements, as well as for accident prevention.

In the end of the course attendees will be able to answer following questions:

  • What are different maintenance strategies?
  • Which strategy is to be applied in which case?
  • What are trendable and what are non-trendable damage mechanisms?
  • What is RCM and what are benefits?
  • What is RC(F)A and what are general analysis techniques?
  • What are types of damage and their specifics mechanisms?
  • What are general damage mechanisms, what are damage mechanisms specific for refining industry?
  • How reliable are NDT techniques and what are influencing factors.

The course is dedicated to:

  • professionals (engineers, managers, inspectors, legislators, …) who wish to deepen their knowledge in the field of risk based inspection
  • other professionals dealing with risk and safety in industry
  • individuals with no previous experience in the field of risk based inspection, but willing to extend their knowledge and take up new roles in this field within their companies
  • university students of Steinbeis European Master Program in Risk Engineering and Management, and similar programs.


For more info about the European Master and Certification Program in Risk Engineering and Management
see http://www.sti.risk-technologies.com
For more info send an email to sti889@risk-technologies.com or call +49 711 1839 781 or +49 711 1839 647
In the case of cancellation of the course by the organizers, the participants are entitled to the full reimbursement of the prepaid fees.
In the case of participant's cancellation less than 1 week prior to the course, the fees will be retained in full.
(Announcement generated on December 12, 2019)