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The engineering student will gain understanding of “Consequence of Failure Analysis (COFA)”, previously known as the “Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)”, as part of the process used to develop a Premier Reliability Program. Those in management will be required to increase efficiencies as much as possible while decreasing lost time due to maintaining the entity. This includes the adoption of reliability-centered maintenance techniques for any entity where it is unacceptable to incur an unplanned shutdown, a loss of production or generation capability, a regulatory violation, environmental hazards, or any safety hazards such as fires, explosions, or personnel injuries especially when applied to preventive maintenance. In essence, it is any entity that manufactures a product or produces an output where it is unacceptable to incur unplanned interruptions of the operation or worse yet an unwanted disaster. (i.e, includes any type of manufacturing or production facility, any type of aircraft, military equipment or military installation, any type of power plant, i.e., fossil, hydro, or nuclear, a cruise ship, an oil refinery, a paper mill, a major assembly line, etc.

Course Number: MAE-40025
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Mechanical Analysis and Design