ITEM Software

1 Day Introductory Training to Reliability & Safety

Duration: 1 Day | Workshop

ITEM Software will be holding a series of one day Introduction to Reliability and Safety training events throughout the year.

This one day training provides an overview of the basic concepts used in the field of reliability. It also illustrates the commonly used methodologies using a step-by-step example for a new project

The objective of the training is to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of reliability engineering.
  • Introduce the basic concept of Reliability Prediction standards.
  • Introduce Failure Mode, Effect and Criticality Analysis (FMECA).
  • Introduce Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) methodologies.
  • Step-by-step guidelines to perform the reliability analysis using ITEM ToolKit and iQT.

Course Outline:

  • Key concepts: Reliability/Unreliability; Availability/Unavailability; Failure Frequency/Failure Rate.
  • Introduction of commonly used approach to perform reliability analysis on a new project.
  • Prediction standards overview
  • Workshop to demonstrate how to construct a MIL-217 system using ITEM ToolKit.
    • Failure Mode, Effect and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) methodologies overview:
    • Difference between FMECA and Prediction methodologies.
    • When should we start using FMECA methodologies?
    • How can we utilize the existing prediction module?
  • Workshop to demonstrate how to build a FMECA system, and transfer/link MIL-217 systems to FMECA.
  • Introduction of Fault Tree methodologies.
  • Basic concepts: Gate/Event/Failure Models.
  • Workshop to demonstrate how to build fault trees using ITEM ToolKit.
  • Key concepts: Cut Set; Importance Measure; Fault Tree Engine.
  • Discussion of fault tree output.
  • Workshop to demonstrate how to run the fault tree module and generate reports.

Schedule : 1 Day

The training is scheduled to take place on the last Tuesday of every month.

The location of future dates has yet to be finalized, so any requests or suggestions are most welcome.

Cost : Available on request

The cost of the training days is available on request. This cost, however, will be deducted from any subsequent purchase of our ITEM ToolKit or iQT software products, subject to terms and conditions.

For further information or to book places on any of these training days please contact us

Further details are available on request.






Training Courses

ITEM ToolKit Workshops
2 or 3 Days - Workshop
Designed to provide hands-on training on our flagship Reliability software, ITEM ToolKit. Includes a summary of the methodologies that relate to each module.
Advanced Reliability Topics
3 Days - Lecture
Provides an overview of a variety of advanced reliability techniques, such as Reliability Assessment, Bayesian Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Markov Chain Analysis and Fault Tree Analysis.
Safety Modeling
3 Days - Lecture / Workshop
Basic to advanced safety modeling concepts and techniques. Objective is to learn how to identify management, engineering, and technical safety-related risks and to enhance risk management/controls to ensure acceptable risks, system safety and liability claims defense.
Introduction to Fault Tree Analysis
2 Days - Lecture / Workshop
Provides an introduction to Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), including Fault Tree construction, basic probability theory, minimal cut sets, component failure and repair models, importance and confidence analysis and common cause failures.
Risk Assessment
3 Days - Lecture / Workshop
Provides an overview of PRA concepts and their applications to simple and complex systems and processes. Topics include: Introduction of risk terminology, Risk metrics, Risk perception, Risk management, Methods for risk scenario development (e.g., Event Trees and Fault Trees), and methods of solution.




ITEM ToolKit Training