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Criticality Analysis: Reducing Critical Failures or their Effects

COURSE NO: K05-005
Criticality Analysis: Reducing Critical Failures or their Effects
Course Highlights

This engineering online PDH course will describe the reasons for conducting a criticality analysis and the step-by-step process for completing one.


Over time as equipment ages, its condition and the condition of surrounding infrastructure may become degraded, and performance may decline. Clearly, the static criticality has remained the same, but the surrounding infrastructure (including predictive and preventive maintenance, spare parts, and protective disciplines) may change. It is important to ensure that those elements put in place to counteract the negative effects of failures of critical equipment remain effective. The discussion included in the course describe why you might find it necessary to conduct a Criticality Analysis at your facility or for your major assets.


Instances when either current performance or obvious changes (like the sales of an asset) signal the need to take actions to address shortcomings, Criticality Analysis is a tool that can provide a thorough and effective approach to responding to the need.


This 5 PDH course is intended for mechanical, electrical, chemical or any engineering discipline that is responsible for mitigating the adverse effects of failures of critical components.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with the common causes to perform a criticality analysis
  • Gaining a general overview on how to convince management that the Criticality Analysis will more than pay for itself while addressing obvious needs for improvement.
  • Learning how to prepare and conduct criticality analysis
  • Understanding how to conduct criticality analysis
  • Learning how to implement the activities identified by the Criticality Analysis and reports coming from it
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, " Criticality Analysis: Reducing Critical Failures or their Effects”, which is prepared by Daniel Daley, P.E., CMRP.
To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Criticality Analysis Reducing Critical Failures or their Effects (575 KB )
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty-five (25) questions to earn 5 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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