Proactive Power Plant Maintenance Strategies

Maximize operational reliability and life cycle value to guarantee a secure power supply - Includes free tailor-made guidelines to improve your maintenance activities immediately.

This highly practical and interactive three-day programme will enable you to:

  • Develop dynamic operational, corrective and preventive maintenance plans and schedules to minimise down times and ensure a secure power supply
  • Analyse plant performances and limits under varying stress situations to optimise the interaction of all subsystems
  • Improve the operational reliability by applying condition monitoring and quality assurance concepts
  • Investigate design, construction and operation-related risk sources to avoid failures and defects
  • Maximise the life cycle of the critical infrastructure and technical equipment to increase production capacities
  • Apply maintenance auditing and reporting principles to gain a full overview of performances and deficits
  • Implement a “culture of maintenance” to increase the awareness of potential risks


What is the programme about?

While the need for power rises continuously the generation capacities and supply volumes are, most and foremost due to the ageing infrastructure, limited.  Consequently, the power system remains constrained and needs special inspections to ensure reliable and economical operations. But necessary maintenance activities have often been deferred to meet the production needs increasing the risk of system failures and technical faults significantly. Designing a proactive maintenance concept that integrates the generation needs and operational necessities at the same time is now crucial to minimise down times and optimise the production performance. The gap between energy demand and supply will be closed and the stress on the power plants to increase production levels will be relieved to ensure a reliable generation and supply.
This focused three-day programme has been designed to deliver the essential knowledge and understanding of maintenance planning and scheduling principles to successfully guarantee a safe and reliable plant operation and power supply and avoid costly disputes for new drilling sites and operations that will give your organisation a powerful edge over your competitors.

Power & electricity professionals seeking to gain a strategic overview of the concepts and methodologies, alongside practical tips for scheduling and planning of maintenance activities including:

  • General Managers
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Maintenance Planners and Schedulers
  • Operation Supervisors
  • Area Managers
  • Projects Engineers
  • Technical Support Managers
  • System Engineers
  • Control and Instrumentation Managers 

Managers, Advisors and Experts in a range of organisations including:

  • Power generation companies
  • Governments, regulators and market operators
  • Industry associations
  • Finance and investments institutions
  • Consultancies


Principles of Maintenance Engineering
  • Plant performance: needs and demands
  • Assessment and extension of plant life
  • Maintenance: cost vs investment
Standardisation and Regulation
  • Overview of national and international regulations
  • Impacts of industry standards on daily operations
  • Best practices and case studies
Technical and Operational Quality Assurance
  • Optimal engineering designs
  • Analysis of operational systems
  • Best practices and case studies
Interactive session:  Best Practices for Maintenance Auditing: Participants will take part in an interactive application and review of assessment and reporting techniques to implement them in their daily activities.

Maintenance Auditing and Reporting

  • Methodology and objectives

  • Auditing and reporting processes

  • Planning the next steps


Operational Maintenance – Part I
  • The value of routine and regular maintenance services
  • Operational risks factors and the influence of on-site conditions
  • Case studies and best practices
Operational Maintenance – Part II
  • Investigating the subsystems in the context of the “grand operation”
  • Operational performances and limits under varying stress situations
  • Case studies and best practices
Interactive session: Explore and understand the interaction between subsystem: Participants will investigate the impact of performance deficits in different subsystems to identify ways to improve the operational efficiency.
Corrective Maintenance – Part I
  • Engineering failure investigation
  • Identification, isolation, and rectification
  • Case studies and best practices
Corrective Maintenance – Part II
  • Tolerances and limits of in-service operations
  • Mechanism analysis and abnormal fatigue
  • Case studies and best practices


Preventive maintenance – Part I
  • Technologies and techniques
  • Performance indicators and result evaluation
  • Case studies and best practices
Preventive maintenance – Part II
  • Internal and operational risks
  • External and uncontrollable influences
  • Case studies and best practices
Interactive session: Preventive maintenance scenarios: Participants will explore the scope of internal and external risk sources and learn how to response best to performance gaps.
Implementing a “Culture of Maintenance”
  • Transform theories into practice
  • Responsibilities of plant operators
  • Human safety aspects
Interactive session: The “Human Factor” in maintenance: Participants will experience the role and impact of the “human factor” to increase and optimise their performance in all maintenance and inspection activities.


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This course is only available as a custom course tailored for your business, contact us to discuss your requirements.