MOBIUS INSTITUTE - RELIABILITY IMPROVEMENT & VIBRATION ANALYSIS TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PER ISO 18436
Certification for individuals involved with improving the reliability and performance of industrial facilities.
Asset Reliability Practitioner
Reliability and performance will not improve unless there is a culture of reliability. The culture will not improve unless everyone in the organization understands the benefits of reliability, including how they personally benefit. Reliability and performance will not improve unless everyone contributes to the program, thus the reasons for sub-optimal performance, and the steps necessary to make improvements must be understood.
Category I training and certification ensures that people working in management, engineering, operations/production, and maintenance, at all levels, will be on-board with the philosophy of reliability improvement. Everyone will be on the same page, pulling in the same direction. Training will demystify the process and encourage their contribution, and the certification will recognize their knowledge and reward their effort.
The reliability engineer plays a critical role in the reliability and performance improvement initiative. While the program leader defines the goals and rallies the people, the reliability engineer executes the strategy. The reliability engineer will assist in the development of the asset criticality ranking, asset strategy (through processes such as RCM, FMEA, & PMO), and maintenance and operating procedures. The reliability engineer will work to establish or improve the condition monitoring program, seek to establish precision maintenance techniques, identify opportunities for proactive/defect elimination opportunities, and support the work management program. The reliability engineer will perform root cause analysis and gather the data necessary to continuously improve the program. Overall, the reliability engineer is key to eliminating the root causes of failure.
While Category II ensures that a person has the experience necessary to become a reliability engineer, and the knowledge necessary to be an effective engineer, only the Category IIx level of certification actually audits the experience of the reliability engineer and recognizes those who have proven competence.
The leader of the initiative has an important and unique role. The leader must pull together and focus the investment in the program to ensure that it is aligned with the business goals. The leader must gain and retain the support of senior management. The leader must involve everyone in the organization, and seek their contribution, as part of the development of a culture of reliability. The leader must measure, monitor, and communicate the progress of the program, identifying opportunities through a process of continuous improvement. The leader must ensure that everyone is properly trained and has the appropriate skills to perform their roles. And where appropriate, the leader must take the company through the ISO 55000 certification program.
While Category III ensures that a person has the experience necessary to become a leader, and the knowledge necessary to be an effective leader, only the Category IIIx level of certification actually audits the experience of the leader and recognizes those who have proven competence.
The Asset Reliability Practitioner (ARP) certification scheme follows the independent format of the time-tested ISO certification programs, such as ISO 18436, and it follows the guidelines defined under ISO/IEC 17024 – the same process followed by the independently accredited Mobius Institute Board of Certification [MIBoC] certification scheme that has already certified tens of thousands of men and women from over 170 countries.
Two independent committees developed the certification program. The Scheme Committee defined the topics and the requirements (such as training, experience, and examination). The Technical Committee approved the topics and is responsible for approving training courses (which may be taught by any approved organization around the world) and the examination database.
Both committees are made up of experienced practitioners, consultants, and educators from around the world to ensure that the scheme meets the requirements of all industries in all countries.