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Selecting Component Replacements to Improve Reliability

COURSE NO: B01-002
Selecting Component Replacements to Improve Reliability
Note: New York Professional Engineers: This course does not qualify for PDH credit in New York State only. For complete information, please visit the website of the  NY State Licensing Board.
Course Highlights

This engineering online PDH course describes the requirements associated with selecting replacements for current components found to have inadequate reliability. 


The discussion will describe both how the failing component is identified and what form of deterioration is causing the failures.  It also describes important points to keep in mind when replacing components to both ensure that new defects are not created with the new part and the importance of ensuring that the new part supplier can provide reliable components for the remaining life of the asset.


The alternative of replacing a poor performing component is only one of the alternatives available to improve asset reliability, but the one that should be applied during the warranty period.  Unfortunately, our ability to change only the poor performing component without causing other changes is limited.  So there are a number of caveats that should be observed when introducing a component that is different in any way.


The issues discussed in this course will be particularly useful when dealing with large fleets or high revenue assets in which poor performing components must be replaced with a high degree of confidence that they will solve current problems while not introducing new ones.


This 1 PDH course is intended for mechanical, electrical or any engineering discipline assigned the role of reliability engineer for a company, a plant or a fleet of mobile assets

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understanding the importance of identifying both the component or subcomponent at the root of the failures and the reasons why it is failing
  • Understanding the importance of testing the proposed solution to ensure it will eliminate failures while not introduce new ones
  • Familiarizing with the importance of screening the new part supplier to ensure the new supplier has the manufacturing and quality capabilities needed to produce the new component and to do so for the long-term
  • Understanding the steps needed to determine the most cost-effective choice from among all the available alternatives
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you will need to review the course document titled, “Selecting Component Replacements to Improve Reliability” by Daniel T. Daley.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit. 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

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