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Relken becomes the largest RCM Aladon Practitioner organisation in Asia Pacific

RCM2 Practitioners John Seaman Adam ArmstrongEngineering is thrilled to announce John Seaman and Adam Armstrong as Aladon® certified RCM Practitioners. Relken now has the largest number of certified Aladon RCM Practitioners in the Asia Pacific Region. John and Adam leveraged their combined 40 years of reliability professional experience to successfully complete the 15-day US-based certification process.

Exploring Australian Domestic Airline On Time Performance Part 1: Monthly Report Summary Statistics

On-time performance (OTP) in the Australian Domestic Aviation Market is hotly contested between the competing airlines and airline groups and networks. Part 1 in this series aims to recreate the standard summary statistics reported by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) in their monthly reports. Presenting the entire time series of data in an easy to navigate way adds context and gives the summary statistics more depth as well as making them more digestible. By importing the BITRE OTP database into Tableau, performance, performance trends and movements can easily and intuitively be explored.

Relken wins 2017 Innovation in Asset Optimisation Award

Relken Engineering is the proud recipient of the 2017 Innovation in Asset Optimisation Award for Asia and Australasia.

CorporateLiveWire Innovation and Excellence Awards 2017Sponsored by the International Business Innovation Association, a global non-profit member network encompassing a diverse group of 2,200+ entrepreneurship centers, the Corporate LiveWire Awards recognise innovative ideas, global involvement and excellence in products and services. 

The judging panel considered the strengths of each shortlisted candidate, setting its sights firmly on the most innovative, ground-breaking and client-focused firms, teams and individuals who have transformed the way in which they do business. Each winner was chosen on merit and has shown excellence, innovation and strong leadership throughout their various activities over the past calendar year. 

Beyond OEM Recommended Maintenance - Taking Control of Your Maintenance Through RCM2

Harrier Maintenance Crew

Asset managers and maintainers are, by nature, a risk-averse crowd. And why wouldn’t they be? One poor decision can result in consequences ranging from the merely costly through to the fatally disastrous, often with a layer of spectacularly bad publicity to ice the whole fiasco off nicely.

 
When names like Chernobyl, Deepwater Horizon and Piper Alpha spring to mind, it is perhaps no wonder that many asset managers tend not to make stray too far from the Original Equipment Manufacturer’s (OEM’s) recommendations for the development of maintenance regimes. After all, they made it. They should know what maintenance it needs best. That would be the safest thing to do, right? In some workplaces, deviating from the OEM’s recommendations could be considered to be a “courageous” move.

Relken and Aladon Unite

The Aladon Network

Relken Engineering, Australia’s leader in education and consulting services dedicated to Asset Management and Reliability, Availability, Maintainability (RAM) enhancement, today announced that the business has become a Member Organisation of The Aladon Network.

The Aladon Network is a global community of Asset Management professionals whose members are certified by Aladon as Practitioners and Facilitators in the delivery of Reliability Centred Maintenance, Asset Prioritisation, Risk Based Inspections, and Root Cause Analysis. These advanced methodologies offer team-based approaches to developing a reliability strategy for all key assets in an organisation. This global network has helped clients apply RCM2 based practices in over 80 countries, with more than 65,000 people having attended Aladon training courses worldwide.

Relken Engineering Wins 2016 Telstra Business Award - ACT New Business Category

Relken Engineering is thrilled to be selected as the 2016 Telstra Business Awards ACT Winner - New Business Category.  Now in their 24th year, the Telstra Business Awards are Australia's most prominent recognition program for small and medium businesses and being selected as the Winner is an incredible honour for Relken Engineering.

Relken Engineering Finalists for ACT Telstra Business Awards

Telstra Business Awards Finalists 2016

Relken Engineering is thrilled to have been selected as a Finalist in the 2016 Telstra Business Awards - New Business Category. Now in their 24th year, the Telstra Business Awards are Australia's most prominent recognition program for small and medium businesses and being selected as a finalist is an incredible honour for Relken Engineering. 

Relken wins 2016 Australian Small Business Champion Award

Relken Engineering has been named Champion Growth Award at the Australian Small Business Champion Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony held at The Westin Sydney, with over 1,000 guests in attendance.

The Australian Small Business Champion Awards is the only national recognition program for Australian small businesses.

The program aims to recognise outstanding Australian small businesses and encourage high standards of excellence in small business practice. “The Australian Small Business Champion Awards is a way to recognise the efforts of small business people whose efforts contribute to the prosperity and vitality of communities across Australia” said Steve Loe, Managing Director of Precedent Productions and founder of the awards.

Relken wins Most Outstanding Asset Management Services - Corporate LiveWire

Innovation and Excellence Awards 2016 Winner Relken

Relken Engineering is the proud recipient of the Corporate LiveWire 2016 Innovation & Excellence Award for Most Outstanding Asset Management Services in Asia and Australiasia. Sponsored by the International Business Innovation Association, the Innovation & Excellence awards recognise businesses that have transformed over the past 12 months setting clear industry trends and advances.

Introduction to Common Cause Failure

[Also posted on the CRENuclear Power Station - Common Cause Failures Preperation website on 29 Jul 2012]

Common Cause Failures (CCF) is one of the reasons why a classical reliability model of your system may dangerously underestimate the risk of failure. It directly attacks any redundancy in your system to create a single point of failure. In fact, studies have shown that CCF events may contribute between 20% – 80% of the unavailability of safety systems within nuclear reactors [Werner 1994]. This post will provide an introduction into what CCFs are and why they have such a significant impact on your system. [CRE BOK III.A.4]

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