The Reliability Engineer is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining the Mechanical Integrity Program (MIP) to comply with Seveso legislation and recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices (RAGAGEP). He is also responsible for developing equipment strategies for critical equipment to optimize asset reliability in terms of safety, functional effectiveness, and life cycle costs. The MIP and Equipment Strategies will include:
1. Equipment Selection – Confirm the asset is capable of performing the desired function. Evaluate the assets Operability and Maintainability. Recommend modifications and replacements as necessary.
2. Equipment Installation – Confirm good engineering practices and OEM recommendations were followed during installation.
3. Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis
4. Preventive and Predictive Maintenance based on equipment performance and maintenance history, OEM recommendations, and good maintenance practices.
5. Evaluate operating procedures, practices, and training for opportunities to reduce life cycle costs and to improve equipment performance.
6. Apply visual management including labels, gauge markings, single point lessons, and provisional standards.
7. Identify operator condition based monitoring opportunities that will enable Operators to monitor asset health.
8. Conduct formal failure analysis for all critical asset failures.