Managing Asset Reliability: Biopharma Process Equipment with Pro-Reliability Solutions


This 2-day course teaches participants how to develop proactive asset management strategies for bio processing equipment through the application of best practice reliability engineering principles.

Participants will explore the application of Root Cause Analysis, Asset Maintenance Strategy Optimisation, Strategy Simulation, and Work Management practices to make optimised maintenance and reliability decisions. With access to the on-site suite of biopharma manufacturing process equipment at NIBRT, a practical exercise is also undertaken by the class to incorporate reliability principles and methods.


Key topics covered

  • Introduction to Reliability Engineering
  • Root cause analysis – methodologies, application, and trigger points.
  • Pilot plant visit including an asset walk down (150L stainless steel bioreactor), boundary setting and asset hierarchy definition.
  • Asset strategy development – Introduction to RCM, FMECA, and developing a maintenance strategy.
  • Maintenance Strategy Simulation and Optimisation to produce a maintenance plan.
  • Work management to execute the maintenance plan and scheduling.

Who should attend

This workshop is of particular interest to organisations looking to improve the reliability of their manufacturing assets, and the efficiency and effectiveness of their existing asset management strategies and maintenance plans. The course may be of particular interest to persons in the following roles: Engineering, Bio-Processing Specialists, Maintenance, Reliability, Operations (including Tech Operations Specialist), and Manufacturing Biotech Associate, of all levels

What do Attendees Obtain on Completion?

Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.

This course is Engineers Ireland CPD-Approved. For members of Engineers Ireland, course attendance counts for 14 CPD hours.


Managing Asset Reliability: Biopharma Process Equipment with Pro-Reliability Solutions


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Course Format

Onsite Training at NIBRT

  • 2 full days onsite training at NIBRT facility

Dates & Price

  • Course 1
    20/02/2024 - 21/02/2024

    Onsite at NIBRT: 20 – 21 Feb 2024


    12 Places Remaining


"A lot of great context and exploration of the software application and how the strategies tie together"
"Really enjoyed the content of the course and the advantages this modelling could bring to my company"
"Enjoyed the two days. Great to see case studies of these reliability projects. Really enjoyed the parallel demonstration of bio-reactor"
"Will be extremely helpful. We definitely look forward to checking out the [modelling] software"

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