Author: Bandar Abualnassr
|The journey of reliability excellence is long, yet very rewarding in the current Chemical and Petrochemical industries. As market prices are shrinking, the need to improve asset reliability is key to improve asset utilization.
To achieve reliability excellence, we need to work on three key elements; people, processes and technologies. In this paper, I will focus on the most important element from the above, which is People, and in particular the development of people leading reliability excellence. Before the main discussion of people development, we must first begin with answering the question of why we need reliability engineers. Next we explore the role and responsibilities of reliability engineers. Then, a high-level process is discussed that will guide the path of reliability engineers’ development.