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  2. Derek Brown

    Who has passed the CMRP exam?

    Are there any test examples with study questions available @Erik Hupje?
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  4. Hi Shailin. It's far from now, but 10 years ago, when i was working for a CAF company, we had a pilot project for measuring the wheels as the train was entenring the workshop. It was developed in a Spanish company, but I cant recall the name. It measured the flange of the wheel and maybe the width... the point was use CBM for sending it to (dont know the english word for that) refurbish the wheel? take out the materail that goes with the effort to the flange? Sorry for not being of more help
  5. ISRAEL PEREZ

    Who has passed the CMRP exam?

    I haven't take the test... but not sure how reknowned is this certification. At least in Spain, i have never heard of it, and I have been working in Maintenance for about 12 years. I'm more used to hear about PMP for project managers than this one.... but maybe it can be worthy.... anyone has any material for preparing it? as Eirk was saying, i can trust my experience, but US terminologies can make the test tricky.
  6. ISRAEL PEREZ

    Introductions

    Working in Madrid right now. In a people transport company. I have around 725 buses on my team to take care of
  7. Osama Lari

    Osama Lari

  8. JonathanTee

    JonathanTee

  9. Erik Hupje

    Derek Brown, Scotland UK

    Hi @Derek Brown I did indeed sit the CMRP. To prepare I refreshed a couple of subjects by re-reading parts of books I already had and read through the SMRP Body of Knowledge documentation. I would recommend reading the following books that are on the SMRP list of recommended books: Maintenance Planning & Scheduling Handbook by Doc Palmer The Toyota Way by Jeffery Liker Maintenance & Reliability Best Practices by Ramesh Gulatti Making Common Sense Common Practice by Ron Moore Reliability-Centered Maintenance by John Moubray You can buy these second hand via amazon.com, abebooks.com or bookdepository.com which has free global shipping. Just hunt around and you can pick up a good second-hand copy for not too much money. Don't think you would need to read more than these. I would not recommend buying the SMRP Guide to the Maintenance and Reliability Body of Knowledge. It will set you back $50.00 or $25.00 if you’re already an SMRP member. But the guide is just 20 pages long and given the lack of detail and depth, I believe it should be something the SMRP offers for free. Better use your money to buy one of the above books. I did not do any specific course to prepare. The exam is supposed to be an experience based exam rather than a knowledge-based exam that you can really study for. I did the computer-based exam which you can do in almost any country in the world. You can find the test centers on this page https://smrp.org/CMRP-Registration by clicking the "locate a testing center"
  10. Scheduled vs available man-hours (and planned parts ) is that very first thing I do with a client. Imagine a PERFECT maintenance scenario ( I know this does not exist) where ALL of the required PM's for EVERY asset in your plant were defined in your CMMS. By defined I mean that the CMMS knows how many resource hours, crafts, parts, instructions, tools, schedules are in the system. The CMMS should also know all of the available hours for the entire maintenance staff. In theory, if you did all of your PM's, nothing would breakdown and your maintenance department would only be doing preventive maintenance work. Ha! Ha! My point is that I always run report that shows ALL of the labor hours and parts expense that the CMMS knows (by PM definitions) for any given budget period. An annual report of the total resource hours needed to to PM's is easily compared to the available annual hours in the maintenance dept. This report also includes the parts I'll need to purchase and stock during the year and shows me the total cost of parts needed to do PM's for the year. This report is my '$0 based budget' used to show management the absolute MINIMUM $amount needed keep all of the machinery available when needed. Considering a world class maintenance operation's planned work is hopefully at 50-60% you have to at lease double the '$0 based' amount to get a ball part actual budget. I can't remember the last plant I was in that had enough available maintenance department hours needed to do all of the PM's their CMMS system required. Having hard data from you CMMS system can be incredibly helpful in making a solid business case to get the budget you need.
  11. Derek Brown

    Derek Brown, Scotland UK

    Hi @Erik Hupje, Have you sat the CMRP examination, and if so, how did you prepare for it, just read through the books listed and test examples? Derek
  12. Steve Marshall

    Steve Marshall

  13. Peter McMahon

    Peter McMahon

  14. Erik Hupje

    Introductions

    Welcome to the community @ISRAEL PEREZ - you have clearly had a busy 6 months with finishing off your MBA and getting married. Congratulations! Where in Spain are you working?
  15. Hi @Syed Ibad Arif I expect to have a beta launch to about 10-15 students in March to do a final test of the learning management system and iron out any last issues or inconsistencies (beta students will get a discount in return and lifetime access to the course including all future updates). The course will then go public probably late April.
  16. ISRAEL PEREZ

    Introductions

    Hi everyone, just took me "only" 6 months to join the community but in the meantime I finished an MBA and got married at the same time. Sorry for the delay I'm an Industrial engineer, and I have been working for maintenance almost 12 years, with a brief cheating with Software development. I have changed to different areas, but mainly related with engines ( buses now, trains in the past and also cogeneration engines). Will take a look into the forum and want to learn from all you and share all I can give to the community. Regards.
  17. ISRAEL PEREZ

    ISRAEL PEREZ

  18. When will you start this course?
  19. In an effort to further help our community I would like to compile a list of what YOU are looking for most often. I can then set out to create a list of articles or resource pages to help fill this gap. So, please let me know your thoughts: What information do you need? What do you want to learn more about? Do you need technical information? Information on technical standards? Would you like to see examples of equipment maintenance strategies e.g. for pumps, motors etc? More basic articles that explain concepts like RCM, RBI, corrosion management, process safety? Or maybe more technical hands-on information on alignment, flange management? Would you prefer articles or video presentations?
  20. Erik Hupje

    Introductions

    Welcome @Jomel Kawi and @David Zhang great to have you both join us.
  21. David Zhang

    Introductions

    Hello everyone I 'm David Zhang from China.
  22. David Zhang

    David Zhang

  23. Jomel Kawi

    Introductions

    Hi All, I am a mechanical engineer with 14 years total work experience in fixed plant equipment planning and reliability maintenance. Currently the Mill Planning Head of Philex Mining Corporation - Mill Division. I am here to learn more about Eric's Road to Reliability and other engineers' experiences. Thank you.
  24. Jomel Kawi

    Jomel Kawi

  25. Erik Hupje

    Derek Brown, Scotland UK

    Not that I am aware of, but I could be wrong. Another option is the Asset Reliability Practitioner accreditation delivered by the Mobius Institute: https://www.mobiusinstitute.com/site2/landing.asp?LinkID=116
  26. Derek Brown

    Derek Brown, Scotland UK

    Hi @Erik Hupje, Many thanks for this. I already have the Reliability-Centered Maintenance by John Moubray, I bought it as my lecturer advised it was worth having. Re the certification, Reliability engineering is certainly the niche' engineering route I am keen to pursue further, although there are different interpretations of reliability, or asset engineer certainly in industry, where reliability can just mean the nuts and bolts and not data analytics, failure rate acquisition and root cause analysis. This is where I find myself at the moment as my role is predominantly "keeping the plant going" and not enough time to devise medium/long term reliability strategies. I know this has to be a management driven objective to change the culture of maintenance but it does take time and effort. I read a quote on reliability - "everyone thinks reliability is like safety, it's a great idea but not everyone does it" - Heinz Bloch. Although my employer is trying to build a reliability team at the moment, it is something I would like to be part of. I have been in my current role for a few months and I am keen to make changes where I can and improve the plant I look after and learn as much as I can from others and utilising technology. I have heard of CMRP certification and it is something I will likely pursue, but are there no UK based accreditations for maintenance and reliability? Thanks, brgs Derek
  27. Erik Hupje

    Derek Brown, Scotland UK

    That's a great personal development path @Derek Brown I always recommend the CMRP certification which is run by the Society of Maintenance & Reliability professionals, mainly because it is the most widely recognised certification. Have a look here: https://smrp.org/Certification/CMRP-Certification To get certified as a CMRP you need to successfully pass the exam. And the exam is supposed to be based on your experience rather than just a knowledge based exam that you can study for. That said, I would suggest you start by reading the following books that are on the SMRP list of recommended books: Maintenance Planning & Scheduling Handbook by Doc Palmer The Toyota Way by Jeffery Liker Maintenance & Reliability Best Practices by Ramesh Gulatti Making Common Sense Common Practice by Ron Moore Reliability-Centered Maintenance by John Moubray You can buy these second hand via amazon.com, abebooks.com or bookdepository.com which has free global shipping. Just hunt around and you can pick up a good second hand copy for not too much money. I would not recommend buying the SMRP Guide to the Maintenance and Reliability Body of Knowledge. It will set you back $50.00 or $25.00 if you’re already an SMRP member. But the guide is just 20 pages long and given the lack of detail and depth it provides I believe it should be something the SMRP offers for free. Better use your money to buy one of the above books. You can sit the CMRP exam as a computer-based test in almost any country in the world. It is not cheap, but if this is really the career path you wish to pursue it is worth the investment - or better yet, try to get your employer to pay for the exam. You can find the test centers from this page https://smrp.org/CMRP-Registration by clicking the "locate a testing center" Another good certification could be the Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) by the American Society for Quality but I have not done that one myself. You can find more details here: https://asq.org/cert/reliability-engineer And once you have the CMRP under your belt and a reasonable amount of experience you might want to consider the Certified Reliability Leader (CRL) program.
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