ASQ RRD Series: Deriving Safety from the Quality and Reliability disciplines

ASQ RRD Series: Deriving Safety from the Quality and Reliability disciplines

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9151325834087671042

Thu, Jan 9, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Safety is a topic that usually gets lots of attention when it fails. This webinar will discuss Safety, or for the lack of a better term, Unsafety. The objective of the webinar is to clarify the distinctions and dependencies between and among Safety, Reliability and Quality. Material content will include coverage of emerging tools/methodologies intent on improving the prevention of Unsafety in complex systems.

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The ASQ Reliability and Risk Division (RRD) is offering a workshop during the RAMS symposium.

The ASQ Reliability & Risk Division (RRD) is offering a workshop during the RAMS symposium.  The workshops will cover the Practical Development and Application  of Risk Management Framework.  The workshop will be held on Thursday afternoon January 21st, 2020  and Friday morning February 1st, 2020.   More info on http://www.rams.org/

Practical Development and Application of Risk Management Framework (1 Day)

The workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of risk and risk management frameworks.  An overview of risk management will be provided that includes the general components of a risk the ISO 31000 risk management framework, including elements of risk assessment (identification, analysis, and evaluation), risk treatment, communication, and monitoring.  The emphasis of the workshop will on applications associated with industrial facilities and infrastructure and will include both design-phase and maintenance-phase perspectives.

Major components of the workshop include:

  • Foundational definitions, including relationships such as risk & uncertainty and risk & reliability
  • Competing risk frameworks (ISO 31000, COSA, others)
  • Establishing organization and problem context
  • Qualitative versus quantitative approaches
  • Risk assessment
  • Tools for risk identification and risk analysis
  • Risk treatment
  • Risk monitoring and review
  • Risk communication
  • Enterprise risk management

The workshop approach will be direct and practical.   Insights will be provided into the strengths, pitfalls, and challenges associated with different situations that impact reliability, risk, and professionals working in different industry sectors.  An emphasis will be provided on providing participants with practical “how” rather than theoretical “what” to do.

The workshop will be conducted by an experienced facilitator using lecture style presentation combined with interactive support tools such as an audience response system (ARS), small group breakout sessions, and several exercises to enhance the learning experience.  The session material has been presented successfully in corporate and professional development settings.

The primary learning objectives include:

  1. Understanding of core risk and risk management definitions and concepts
  2. Ability to effectively apply the international risk standard, ISO 31000
  3. Determining the applicability of qualitative and quantitative risk approaches
  4. Evaluate 24 risk tools and their applicability to practical situations
  5. Incorporate the role of cognitive biases and risk appetite into decision making
  6. Apply good practices for practical implementation of risk treatment and mitigation strategies
  7. Understanding risk tracking in the context of enterprise risk management systems

The workshop is targeted at the intermediate level.  It is applicable to a full range of reliability, risk, quality, safety, security, and financial professionals.

About the Facilitator:

JD Solomon, PE, CRE, CMRP

JD Solomon is a practice leader with Jacobs whose practice includes strategic planning, asset management, O&M consulting, data integration and financial management.  JD’s areas of expertise include decision analysis, reliability, risk, resiliency, and facilitation. In addition to being a licensed professional engineer in several states, he is a Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE), Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP), is certified in Lean Management, and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.

JD has a Professional Certificate in Strategic Decision and Risk Management from Stanford, an MBA from the University of South Carolina, and a BS Civil Engineering from NC State.  He is active in several professional societies including the ASQ Reliability & Risk Division.

JD’s knowledge of reliability and risk has also been shaped by his service on boards and commissions. JD served as chairman of the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission under governors of two different political parties. He also has served by gubernatorial appointment to North Carolina’s State Water Infrastructure Authority (SWIA) and the state’s Blue Ribbon Commission for Financing Public Buildings and Infrastructure.

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ASQ RRD Series: Engaging Millennials in the Workplace

ASQ RRD Series: Engaging Millennials in the Workplace

https://register.gotowebinar.com/#register/4769375080209518093

Date: Dec 12, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

Presenter: David Disney

Abstract:

With multiple generations now sharing the workplace there have been numerous observations about the differences in value systems, expectations, worker loyalty, etc. between groups of the Millennials (Born 1981-1996 (22-37 years old),  Gen Xers (Born 1965-1980 (38-53 years old) and the baby boomers (born 1946-1964 54-72 years old).  This interactive webinar will discuss the particulars of how the Millennials are integrating and progressing in the professional ranks. One observation has been on the topic of productive engagement of this generation. This webinar will be interactive (via live polls) to both explore the stereotypes of Millennials as well as to gather further information from our global audience. If you are Gen Xer or a baby boomer and wondering how to improve engagement of the Millennial worker, or a Millennial that wants to share experiences, tune it to this event.“

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ASQ RRD SERIES WEBINAR: Facilitate, Document & Present a Root Cause Analysis: Learn to Diagram with the Second Cursor in Excel

ASQ RRD series webinar: Facilitate, Document & Present a Root Cause Analysis: Learn to Diagram with the Second Cursor in Excel

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4381115534070569996

on Nov 14, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

Presenter: Mark Galley

Synopsis:

The better an organization gets at explaining its problems, the better it becomes at finding effective solutions. By creating a visual dialogue, a problem-solving facilitator can more easily capture and communicate the specifics of an issue. The ability to lead a clear and thorough root cause analysis is an important career skill for any quality professional.
The purpose of this webinar is to provide root cause analysis facilitation training. The webinar will use a historical case study as an example of how to facilitate a complex problem.
Attendees will learn how to:

  1. Facilitate problem solving with local and remote groups.
  2. Improve the way a facilitator organizes and communicates detail within an investigation.
  3. Visually document incidents using pen and paper, dry-erase boards and drawing tools within Microsoft Excel.

Bio: 

Mark Galley founded ThinkReliability, a training and consulting company specializing in root cause analysis and work process reliability. Mark has been leading investigations and teaching workshops on risk and reliability using the Cause Mapping® method in a variety of industries for more than 20 years. He began his career at the Dow Chemical company and obtained his CRE from ASQ in 1993.

E-mail: mark.galley@thinkreliability.com

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SLIDES AND VIDEO OF “Testing – Techniques and Examples – Structural Integrity”

Thu, Oct 10 2019, Richard Harpster Presented ” Testing – Techniques and Examples – Structural Integrity”

In the broadest sense, structural integrity is ensured in the design phase by a thorough review of a product’s intended use and foreseeable misuse. Testing is performed for verification as necessary. Materials of construction are typically reviewed to be sure they are appropriate. Manufacturing process controls are developed to ensure that the design intent is met. Documentation for operation, maintenance, and inspection, including appropriate warnings, are developed for users and service personnel.

The emphasis on each of the above areas depends on the application and previous experience. The testing methods utilized for design verification and validation are also critical when it comes to analyzing failures, which makes the content of this webinar appealing to both designers and problem solvers.

The focus of this presentation will be to discuss the different aspects of structural integrity testing and to provide an overview of processes utilized to ensure a successful and safe design, to provide guidance to get it right the first time, avoiding any need for failure analysis.

Professional Analysis and Consulting, Inc. is dedicated to meeting the engineering, scientific, and technical consulting needs of manufacturers, insurance companies, and law firms throughout the U.S. and the world. We have extensive professional experience in various disciplines to assess physical, laboratory, and documentary evidence, and to provide appropriate analysis and testing. We strive to solve complex and challenging problems with integrity by applying our skills and expertise to discover the root cause of failures.

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TECH SPOT: SAMPLE CRE QUESTIONS (PART 7)

1. Three components in parallel have mean times to failure of 50, 60, & 70 hrs respectively. The mean repair times are 30, 40 & 50 hrs respectively. What is the steady state availability, assuming all non-failed components remain operating during system downtime?

a. 0.8891    b. 0.2187    c. 0.9375     d. 0.0419

2. The Reliability Qualification Test (RQT) is designed primarily to:

 a. Disclose weak parts

b. Simulate in-service evaluations of the delivered item.

 c. Assure that minimum acceptable reliability requirements have been met.

 d. Disclose design deficiencies under simulated conditions.

3.How can linear acceleration be verified, where

I. the Weibull slope under accelerated and normal conditions should be the same,

II. The failure mode should be the same

  a. Only I above     b. Only II above    c. I & II above     d. none of these

 4.  Components A,B, and C are exponentially distributed with mean times to  failure of 40 hrs, 60 hrs,  and 75 hours. If these components are in series, what is the system hazard function?

 a. .051    b. .055     c. .571    d. none of these

 5. Designing non-confusing displays to ease interaction of humans under stress is a method for reducing:

  a. Job satisfaction   b. Performance problems                                              

  c. The root cause of many problems    d. High-stress error

6.  The probability of an accident for the head event “H” to the right is:

  a. .1125   b.  .0689   c. .1100   d. none of theses

 7. Acceptance tests are:

   a. Performed to demonstrate that prime hardware meets design

       specification requirements including mission environments

   b. Conducted to verify conformance to quality requirements and to determine acceptability of hardware

   c. Performed on preliminary to prototype hardware to determine design and performance parameters

   d. None of the above

8. The primary reason that non-conforming material should be identified and segregated is:

   a. so that the cause of non conformity can de determined

   b. to provide statistical information for the “zero defects” program

   c. so it cannot be sued in production without proper authorization

   d. to obtain  samples of poor workmanship for use in the company’s training program

9.  Based on subgroups of n=10 the grand average is 10 and the average subgroup s=0.5. Compute the lower 

     control limit for the s chart.

   a. 0.051    b. 0.142    c. 0.243     d. 0.247

10. The process engineer believes that a modified process will produce the same results as the existing process, while costing less. The existing process was stable with a mean of 50 mm and s=0.06. The process engineer ran 25 units with the new process. The control chart for the 25 units was stable, the sample mean =49 and s=0.05. Compute the value of the appropriate statistic to test the null hypothesis that the variance of the modified process is the same as the variance of the original process. 

  a. 0.97    b. 4.31    c. 16.67    d. 21.22

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VIDEO OF “IMPLEMENTING DFMEAS AND PFMEAS USING THE NEW AIAG-VDA FMEA HANDBOOK”

Thu, Sept 12 2019, Richard Harpster Presented ” Implementing DFMEAs and PFMEAs Using the new AIAG-VDA FMEA Handbook”

The new AIAG-VDA FMEA Handbook has now been officially released. The handbook was anticipated to represent a harmonization of the FMEA methodologies found in the current AIAG and VDA FMEA manuals. However, a close review of the published handbook reveals that the core FMEA methodology found in the handbook is an adoption of the software based VDA FMEA methodology first released for use in 1996.

For AIAG FMEA subscribers this change is significant on multiple levels.

below a link to the recorded video of the webinar.

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Jim McLinn Talks about RMMR @ Accendo Reliability

Tim Rodgers interviews Jim McLinn, chair for ASQ’s Reliability, Maintenance & Managing Risk Conference, about his background and the upcoming Reliability, Maintenance & Managing Risk Conference (RMMR).

In this episode, Tim and Jim discuss:

  • As upcoming chair, Jim discusses the program details
  • Changes, themes, and issues that are attracting more interest
  • Who will be attending
  • Why you should attend

Click on the link for the interview: https://accendoreliability.com/podcast/dtk/dtk-jim-mclinn-consultant-2/

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SLIDES AND VIDEO OF “How Aging Laws Influence Parametric and Catastrophic Reliability Distributions”

Thu, Aug 8, 2019 , Alec Feinberg presented “How Aging Laws Influence Parametric and Catastrophic Reliability Distributions”

In this talk we describe how physics of failure aging laws influence reliability distributions, not only the type of distribution, but the rate of failure as it relates to the aging rate. We illustrate how one can predict parametric failure rates based on the physics of failure aging laws when known.

below a link to the recorded video of the webinar.

A number of statements are concluded. We show that when a manufactured part has a key parameter that is distributed normally, and the physics of failure aging for this key parameter ages in log-time, its failure rate is lognormally distributed.

When the physics of failure is a power law, we illustrate how the Weibull beta and eta can be obtained from the physics of failure aging law exponent and amplitude in the parametric case. We use the example of creep, and make direct comparisons between the full creep ‘rate’ curve and the bathtub curve. Although the example of creep is used many aging laws have a similar power law forms and can be applied in a similar manner. Although we work though parametric failure rate statistics, one can relate it to the catastrophic case.

Presentation: https://www.dfrsoft.com/How%20Aging%20Laws%20Influence%20Reliability%20Distributions%20DfRSoftware.pdf

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ASQ RRD series webinar: Testing – Techniques and Examples – Structural Integrity

ASQ RRD series webinar: Testing – Techniques and Examples – Structural Integrity

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3038076372846221837

on Oct 10, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

presenters: Timothy M. Hicks, PE and Roch J. Shipley, PhD, PE, FASM

Synopsis:

In the broadest sense, structural integrity is ensured in the design phase by a thorough review of a product’s intended use and foreseeable misuse. Testing is performed for verification as necessary. Materials of construction are typically reviewed to be sure they are appropriate. Manufacturing process controls are developed to ensure that the design intent is met. Documentation for operation, maintenance, and inspection, including appropriate warnings, are developed for users and service personnel.

The emphasis on each of the above areas depends on the application and previous experience. The testing methods utilized for design verification and validation are also critical when it comes to analyzing failures, which makes the content of this webinar appealing to both designers and problem solvers.

The focus of this presentation will be to discuss the different aspects of structural integrity testing and to provide an overview of processes utilized to ensure a successful and safe design, to provide guidance to get it right the first time, avoiding any need for failure analysis.

Professional Analysis and Consulting, Inc. is dedicated to meeting the engineering, scientific, and technical consulting needs of manufacturers, insurance companies, and law firms throughout the U.S. and the world. We have extensive professional experience in various disciplines to assess physical, laboratory, and documentary evidence, and to provide appropriate analysis and testing. We strive to solve complex and challenging problems with integrity by applying our skills and expertise to discover the root cause of failures.

Professional Analysis and Consulting, Inc. is dedicated to meeting the engineering, scientific, and technical consulting needs of manufacturers, insurance companies, and law firms throughout the U.S. and the world.  We have extensive professional experience in various disciplines to assess physical, laboratory, and documentary evidence, and to provide appropriate analysis and testing.  We strive to solve complex and challenging problems with integrity by applying our skills and expertise to discover the root cause of failures.

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