WS1: 2-Day Asset Reliability Practitioner Advocate (ARP A) Workshop – with optional certification

Tommy Glesnes, Sr Vibration & Reliability Engineer


This workshop is ideal for anyone who wishes to gain a solid understanding of reliability improvement and condition-based maintenance. You will understand why you should improve reliability, what is involved in implementing a program, and what all the roadblocks will be.  You will have a clear understanding of the strategies, philosophies, and terminology associated with the very important process of improving reliability and performance. The course is perfect for managers, engineers, maintenance & operations managers, and condition monitoring leaders.

The two day workshop will cover the following:

  • A big picture overview
  • The benefits of reliability improvement
  • How to assess the benefits for your organization
  • How to develop a reliability culture
  • Selling the program to senior management
  • Developing the program strategy
  • Understanding failure and failure modes
  • Defect elimination
  • Developing an asset reliability strategy
  • Work management (planning and scheduling)
  • Spares and material management
  • Precision and proactive maintenance
  • Condition monitoring
  • How to break out of the reactive maintenance cycle of doom
  • Continuous improvement
  • A summary of the implementation strategy

Optional (Once you complete the workshop you will be eligible to take the two-hour, 60-question, multiple-choice ARP-A exam at the conference.)


Tommy has more than 25 years experience within CM programs for rotating machines. He is a certified Vibration Analyst Cat III and Reliability Engineer Cat II. Tommy is also certified as Eurpean Expert in Maintenance Management. He is a Mobius trainer for Vibration and Reliability courses.