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Reliability Engineering Principles (LAI/MEP)

Reliability Engineering Principles (LAI/MEP)

November 5-7, 2013
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$400 (LAI/MEP members), $1,200 (non-members)
Location: ETL 111


Reliability Engineering Principles (REP) is a 3-day basic training course for engineers. REP covers the fundamentals of reliability. The course is long on practical problem solving and short on statistical calculations (we use software for the statistics). The course shows how improving reliability boosts business performance by reducing the high cost of unreliability. The reliability tools are used for finding cost issues rather than simply functioning as technical marvels.
Students solve problems during the class to reinforce the lectures. Subjects discussed in the course are generally connected to money issues for finding affordable levels of reliability by use of reliability tools.
  • Introductions & General Information
  • Setting The Stage for Reliability
  • Computer demonstration of probability plots
  • Demonstration Project
  • Reliability Models
  • Computer demonstration of Monte Carlo models
  • Management Systems for Reliability
  • Mechanical Components and Systems
  • Electronic System Reliability
  • Demonstration Project Preliminary Commitment
  • Software Reliability
  • Reliability Testing
  • Reliability Growth Monitoring
  • Computer demonstration of Crow/AMSAA plots
  • Reliability Management
  • Demonstration Project Commitment
 Paul Barringer is a reliability, engineering, and manufacturing consultant with more than fifty years of engineering and manufacturing experience in design, production, quality, maintenance, and reliability of technical products.  His experience includes both the technical and bottom-line aspects of operating a business with management experience in manufacturing and engineering for an ISO 9001 facility. Industrial experience includes the oil and gas services business for high pressure and deep holes, super alloy manufacturing, and isotope separation using ultra high speed rotating devices.  Barringer is the author of training courses: Reliability Engineering Principles for calculating the life of equipment and predicting the failure free interval, Process Reliability for finding the reliability of processes and quantifying production losses, and Life Cycle Cost for finding the most cost effective alternative from many equipment scenarios using reliability concepts. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, Texas.  He is named as inventor in six U.S.A. Patents and numerous foreign patents.    He is a contributor to The New Weibull Handbook, a reliability text, published by Dr. Robert B. Abernethy.  His education includes a MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University. He was a participant in Harvard University's three-week Manufacturing Strategy conference.
PRICE: $400 per individual for members of LAI/MEP $1,200 per individual for non-members
(For information on your company becoming a member of LAI/MEP, email

Fee includes registration, Reliability Engineering Principles Training Manual, course materials, lunch, refreshments, and parking

REGISTER BY OCTOBER 29, 2013                     

Attendees must bring a hand-held scientific calculator with logarithmic function.
2.4 CEUs and 24 PDHs awarded to participants
Maximum capacity:  25 participants

Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover accepted
Checks should be made payable to: McNeese State University Foundation
Mail to the following address:
McNeese State University
Institute for Industry-Education Collaboration
Box 91834
Lake Charles, LA 70609
Phone: 337-562-4139          Fax: 562-4272          Email:
To download a registration form, click the link below. Please return the completed form via email to: or fax to: 337-562-4272
Registration form LAIMEP.pdf