CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENMM20028 Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety
Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety
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General Information

Overview

This unit introduces the key concepts involved in the reliability, availability, maintainability and safety of fixed and mobile plants and equipment. Through this unit, students will develop skills to analyse faults and failure data related to maintenance activities to achieve high plant integrity.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 8
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: ENMM20023 and ENMM20025

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2022

Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%
2. Online Test
Weighting: 20%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student feedback survey

Feedback

An excellent unit with excellent learning materials, clear and relevant instruction

Recommendation

Continuous improvement of the unit by including new case studies and reference material will be achieved. New exercises on Benchwork software will be part of the class activities in future.

Feedback from Student feedback survey

Feedback

Content of the unit and the Moodle site are vast in nature.

Recommendation

Continuous improvement of the Moodle site and the review of contents will be continued to improve student learning experience and satisfaction. Online test questions will be reviewed and their number will be reduced by merging two questions together or by deleting some of them.

Feedback from Student feedback survey

Feedback

The unit teaching team is excellent in delivery of the unit and being supportive throughout the term.

Recommendation

Seamless efforts will be made towards student's real-life learning experience that helps meeting industry needs. Excellence in software support and content delivery will be maintained to retain the reputation of the unit.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Identify factors influencing the reliability and maintainability in plant operations.
  2. Investigate operational safety and plant integrity in plant operations.
  3. Apply reliability concepts, tools and techniques to achieve plant integrity.
  4. Develop a safety and risk plan in a maintenance organisation.

n/a

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Online Test - 20%
3 - Written Assessment - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
8 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Muralitheran V Kanagarajoo Unit Coordinator
m.kanagarajoo@cqu.edu.au
Arash Daemi Unit Coordinator
a.daemi@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 11 Jul 2022

Module/Topic

Module 1 Introduction to Reliability, Availability, Maintainability & Safety (RAMS)

Chapter

Module 1:  Read Sections 1.1 to 1.24

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online lecture and tutorials are scheduled via Zoom sessions at 7PM Thursday evenings Zoom Details are provided on the Moodle website of this unit. Please attend the first zoom session this week and have an overview of the unit including requirements for attempting assignments.

Lecture: Introduction to Reliability, Availability, Maintainability & Safety (RAMS)

Tutorial: Exercises on RAMS


Week 2 Begin Date: 18 Jul 2022

Module/Topic

Module 2– Root Cause Analysis (RCA),  Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) & Event Tree Analysis (ETA)

Chapter

Module 2: Read Sections 2.1 to 2.3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture: Introduction to RCA, FTA & ETA

Tutorial: Exercises on RCA, FTA & ETA

Week 3 Begin Date: 25 Jul 2022

Module/Topic

Module 3 – Root Cause Analysis (RCA) in the Workplace

Chapter

Module 3 – Read Section 3.1

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture: RCA in the Workplace

Tutorial: Exercises on RCA

Week 4 Begin Date: 01 Aug 2022

Module/Topic

Module 4 – Failure Data & Weibull Analysis

Chapter

Module 4: Read Section 4.0 to 4.6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture: Failure Data & Weibull Analysis

Tutorial: Exercises on Weibull Analysis

Week 5 Begin Date: 08 Aug 2022

Module/Topic

Module 5 – Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA), Failure Mode Effect and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) & reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)

Chapter

Module 5: Read Section 5.0 to 5.15

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture: FMEA, FMECA, & RCM

Tutorial: Exercises on FMEA, FMECA, & RCM

Vacation Week Begin Date: 15 Aug 2022

Module/Topic

NO LECTURE

Chapter

NO LECTURE

Events and Submissions/Topic

NO LECTURE

Week 6 Begin Date: 22 Aug 2022

Module/Topic

Module 6 – Monte Carlo Simulation, Reliability Block

Diagrams, Lifecycle Costing (LCC)

Chapter

Module 6: Read Section 6.1 to 6.9.3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture: Monte Carlo Simulation, Reliability Block

Diagrams, LCC

Tutorial: Exercises on Monte Carlo Simulation, Reliability Block

Diagrams, LCC

Week 7 Begin Date: 29 Aug 2022

Module/Topic

Module 7 –Safety and Reliability

Chapter

Module 7: Read Section  7.1 to 7.12

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture: Safety and Reliability

Tutorial: Exercises on Safety and Reliability


Week 8 Begin Date: 05 Sep 2022

Module/Topic

Module 8 – Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Practical Project

Chapter

Module 8: Read Section 8.1 to 8.3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture: RCM Practical Project

Tutorial: Exercises on RCM

Written Assessment-1 (40%)

Upload Assessment Essays and *.arca project file to Moodle.

Due: Week 8 Friday (9 Sep 2022) 11:59 pm AEST


Written Assessment 1 Due: Week 8 Friday (9 Sept 2022) 11:59 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 12 Sep 2022

Module/Topic

Module 9 – Availability Prediction Practical Project

Chapter

Module 9: Read Section 9.1 to 9.3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture: Availability Prediction Practical Project

Tutorial: Exercises on Availability Prediction

Week 10 Begin Date: 19 Sep 2022

Module/Topic

Module 10 – Hazards Operations (HAZOP) , vulnerability Assessment & Analysis (VAA) , & Production Reliability

Chapter

Module 10: Read Sections 10.1 to 10.10

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture: HAZOP, VAA, & Production Reliability

Tutorial: Exercises on HAZOP, VAA, & Production Reliability

Week 11 Begin Date: 26 Sep 2022

Module/Topic

Module 11 – ISO 55001

Chapter

Module 11: Read Sections 11.1 to 11.9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture: ISO 55001

Tutorial: Exercises on ISO 55001

Upload RCM Project file to Moodle

Assessment 2 (online test) - 20%

Due: Week 11 Friday (30 Sep 2022) 11:59 pm AEST


Online Test Due: Week 11 Friday (30 Sept 2022) 11:59 pm AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 03 Oct 2022

Module/Topic

 Module 12 – Return on Investment & Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Chapter

Module 12: Read Sections 12.1 to 12.10

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lecture: Return on Investment & OEE

Tutorial: Exercises on Return on Investment & OEE

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 10 Oct 2022

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 3 - (40%)

Due: End of Exam Week Friday (14 Oct 2022) 11:59 pm AEST


Written Assessment 3 Due: Review/Exam Week Friday (14 Oct 2022) 11:59 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 17 Oct 2022

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Lecturer, Tutor & Marker: Mr. Philip Sage (email: p.sage@cqu.edu.au)

Unit Coordinator: Mr. Arash Daemi (email:  a.daemi@cqu.edu.au)

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment 1

Task Description

Objectives

This assessment item relates to the objectives of Learning Guide - Modules 1 - 8 in the Study Guide.

The objectives of Assignment 1 are to:

· Identify factors influencing the reliability and maintainability in plant operations.

· Apply reliability concepts, tools and techniques to achieve plant integrity.

· Develop multi-literacy skills through reflection, written communication and referencing

· Explore some of the fundamental concepts of root cause analysis

· Introduce the concept of a structured defect elimination process

· Apply asset and maintenance management principles to improve organizational effectiveness

· Develop a safety and risk plan in a maintenance organization.

· Investigate operational safety and plant integrity in plant operations.

Assignment Structure


Your assignment Answers to the essay questions are to be submitted in ‘report format’. The practical project is to be a root cause analysis of a problem in the work place you are familiar with. The submission therefore shall also contain the RCA file in *.arca or *.parca format and an incident report in *.pdf format published from within the software’s reporting capability.

You will find information regarding report format, requirements and ‘example incident report template’ in your study guide or the help file of the RCA software.

You are required to submit three individual report files that answers all of the essay questions in this assignment in MSWORD format plus the*. arca or *.parca RCA file and incident report in *.pdf format.

Key notes to consider when writing your report are:

· Ensure that you write in full sentence structure ensuring you use the correct tense and grammar

· Your paragraphs (especially in your discussion) need to have a cohesive flow of the topic being discussed

· In academic writing , avoid the use of first person (e.g. I, my, ours). That is, reports are to be written in third person (e.g. ‘In the author’s opinion, maintenance management can be described as…’ instead of ‘my understanding of maintenance management is…’)

· Be sure to clearly and accurately reference other’s ideas, words, figures/tables etc. in accordance with the CQUniversity’s Harvard referencing guide.


General Notes


· When preparing your assignment, you need to take special note of the ‘Assessment Criteria’ noting how your marks are being allocated for the different areas of your assessment.

· Assignment reports must be submitted electronically (in ‘word’ format NOT pdf) in Moodle

· Assignment Root cause Analysis projects are to be submitted in *.arca file format.


Electronic File Format


When saving your assignments for submission on Moodle, ensure you use the following file format: Example: ‘John Smith_ENMM20028_Assignment 1.docx’

Example: RCA File Submission: ‘John Smith_ENMM20028_Assignment 1.arca’

Example: RCA Incident Report File Submission: ‘John Smith_ENMM20028_RCA Incident Report.pdf’


ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS:


Detailed  assessment questions and the corresponding marking rubric is available on Moodle site under the Assessment Tab.. This will be discussed during tutorial sessions.


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Friday (9 Sept 2022) 11:59 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 10 Friday (23 Sept 2022)


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS and MARKING CRITERIA:

Detailed assessment questions and the corresponding marking rubric is available on Moodle site under the Assessment Tab.. This will be discussed during tutorial sessions.


Referencing Style

Submission

No submission method provided.


Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Identify factors influencing the reliability and maintainability in plant operations.
  • Investigate operational safety and plant integrity in plant operations.
  • Apply reliability concepts, tools and techniques to achieve plant integrity.

2 Online Test

Assessment Title
Online Test

Task Description

Objectives

This assessment item relates to the objectives and content found in the Modules 1, thru 10 in the Study Guide and may include questions from the material linked in the learning Exercises of each Module.

The Test Assessment Objectives of Assessment 2 are to assess the student’s knowledge regarding:

1. Identify factors influencing the reliability and maintainability in plant operations.

2. Investigate operational safety and plant integrity in plant operations.

The Reliability - RCM practical project will assess the student’s knowledge regarding:

1. Identify factors influencing the reliability and maintainability in plant operations.

MOODLE Test – (10 Marks Total)


· The test will be online using the Moodle system.

· The test will be multiple choice from a randomized pool of source questions so questions will differ between students.

· Answer choices may be in the form of either a correct answer, a partially correct answer or an incorrect answer.

0.2 Mark - Correct Answer Selected

0.1 Mark – Partially correct Answer Selected

0 Marks – Incorrect Answer Selected

Example Given:

Example Test Results for a 50-question test from a test pool:

40 Correct answers * 0.2 Mark = 8.00 Marks

6 Partially Correct Answers*0.1 Mark = 0.6 Marks

4 Incorrect Answers * 0 Marks = 0 Marks

Total Score = 8.00 + 0.6 + 0 = 8.6 Marks of 10 Marks possible

Reliability Practical Project Assessment Procedure (10 marks)

· The practical project should be focused on a workplace piece of equipment or a piece of equipment the student is familiar with and can obtain data to support it. The student will use the RCMCost module of ISOGRAPH’s Availability Workbench software to complete a short Reliability and maintainability study in the RCM format for this piece of equipment.

· The project will include Functions, Functional Failures, Causes, Effects, Labor, Spare Parts Interactions, Special tool requirements, Failure models using probabilistic prediction of future failures using the exponential, normal (Gaussian or bell), Weibull, Bi-Weibull Tri-Weibull or lognormal parameterized equations.

· Answer will be in the form of the RCM project file itself (*.awb) and several report templates will be utilized to report the FMEA, the strategy chosen to improve the RAMS response, and costs over a 10-year period.


ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS:

Detailed assessment questions and the corresponding marking rubric is available on Moodle site under the Assessment Tab.. This will be discussed during tutorial sessions.


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Friday (30 Sept 2022) 11:59 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Friday (14 Oct 2022)


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS and MARKING CRITERIA:

Detailed assessment questions and the corresponding marking rubric is available on Moodle site under the Assessment Tab.. This will be discussed during tutorial sessions.


Referencing Style

Submission

No submission method provided.


Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Investigate operational safety and plant integrity in plant operations.
  • Apply reliability concepts, tools and techniques to achieve plant integrity.
  • Develop a safety and risk plan in a maintenance organisation.

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment 3

Task Description

Objectives

This assessment item relates to the objectives of Learning Guide - Modules 1, through 12 in the Study Guide.

The objectives of Assignment 3 are to:

· Develop multi-literacy skills through reflection, written communication and referencing

· Explore some of the fundamental concepts relating factors that influence plant reliability.

· Investigating the operational safety and plant integrity in plant operations.

· Applying the concepts and software tools with techniques to achieve plant integrity.

· Understanding the components required to develop a safety and risk plan in a maintenance organization.

Assignment Structure

Your assignment report is to be submitted in ‘report format.’ The project should be submitted as an *.awb file. You will find information regarding report format, requirements and ‘example assignment report template’ within your study guide. You may choose to submit additional reports published from the ISOGRAPH Availability Workbench – AVSIM module to support Essay 3 (These do not count against the overall word count).

You are also required to submit one overall report that answers all of the essay questions in this assignment and a second report that discussed the Availability model as detailed below.

Key notes to consider when writing your reports are:

· Ensure that you write in full sentence structure ensuring you use the correct tense and grammar

· Your paragraphs (especially in your discussion) need to have a cohesive flow of the topic being discussed

· In academic writing , avoid the use of first person (e.g. I, my, ours). That is, reports are to be written in third person (e.g. ‘In the author’s opinion, maintenance management can be described as…’ instead of ‘my understanding of maintenance management is…’)

· Be sure to clearly and accurately reference other’s ideas, words, figures/tables etc. in accordance with the CQUniversity’s Harvard referencing guide.

General Notes

· When preparing your assignment, you need to take special note of the ‘Assessment Criteria’ noting how your marks are being allocated for the different areas of your assessment.

· Assignments must be submitted electronically (in ‘MS Word’ format NOT pdf) in Moodle

Electronic File Format

When saving your assignments for submission on Moodle, ensure you use the following file format: Example: ‘John Smith_ENMM20028_Assignment 3.docx for essay questions.

John Smith_ENMM20028_Assignment 3.awb’ for the Availability project.

‘John Smith_ENMM20028_Assignment 3 availability Report.docx for the availability model report.

John Smith_ENMM20028_Assignment 3-(1).pdf’ for the Availability project report’s (produced as supporting appendices to your model report using the “Report writer” in AWB as PDF reports).


ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS:

Detailed assessment questions and the corresponding marking rubric is available on Moodle site under the Assessment Tab.. This will be discussed during tutorial sessions.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Friday (14 Oct 2022) 11:59 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (21 Oct 2022)


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS and MARKING CRITERIA:

Detailed assessment questions and the corresponding marking rubric is available on Moodle site under the Assessment Tab.. This will be discussed during tutorial sessions.


Referencing Style

Submission

No submission method provided.


Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Identify factors influencing the reliability and maintainability in plant operations.
  • Develop a safety and risk plan in a maintenance organisation.

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?