Online Learning Experience

Imagine an online classroom that takes you to learn at your own pace, allowing more choices with your learning opportunities. The Cement Institute is dedicated to providing the most dynamic and engaging programs available, as our enhanced online experience demonstrates an interactive and hands-on knowledge applicable directly to your plant.


Start Date: May 13, 2024



This Course is scheduled to be available on the following date(s):


A 4-week modular course emphasizes how an effective maintenance program represents a critical factor in enabling the organization to gain a competitive and strategic edge in an intensely competitive market. Increase the participants’ knowledge by obtaining the right techniques of technological systems and their cement plant’s reliability systems to improve the plant’s overall equipment effectiveness.

This course gives the participants a more in-depth knowledge of the maintenance engineering in a cement plant to learn the proper preventive maintenance, addressing essential cost-efficiency issues by focusing on the root cause and failure mode equipment analysis. The course program has been designed to outcome-based knowledge and skill covering real value parameters associated with cement plant maintenance activities.


Learning Outcomes

The Course program covers the different maintenance methods and challenges concerning Asset Condition Management: General maintenance aspects – Maintenance planning and scheduling – Materials management – Explain how predictive maintenance mitigates risk. Describe PdM theory, application, and safety factors. Recognize visual inspection as a component of PdM. Draft a predictive maintenance strategy. Compare your current PdM program to best practices. – Policies and strategies – Maintenance KPI’s – Availability factor and cost – Root causes analysis (Outline a 6-step root cause analysis process. Outline triggers for RCA efforts. Select and apply a range of RCA tools to solve different problems.) -Risk-based asset management (Draft an asset management plan). Describe asset management information required to manage risk. List ways to extend the life of assets and evaluate their effectiveness. Use FMEA to analyze risks and map control strategies.


Who is this course for?

  • Individuals are working at manufacturing and operating companies, including cement, mining, or related industries.
  • Maintenance Managers, PdM Managers, Maintenance professionals, continuing education students, and any person responsible for justifying or managing duties related to a PdM program.
  • Engineering, validation, qualification and commissioning, facilities, and equipment personnel.
  • Service providers including engineers, assurance, suppliers, equipment, and components suppliers.

Individual responsibility is vital for reaching usable technical conclusions and presenting their results to obtain a course certificate.


Learning Path

Topic 1: A refresher of general plant safety overview

Topic 2: An emphasis on special Hazards During the Cement Production Phases


Topic 1: Maintenance Management

Topic 2: What affects Maintenance

Topic 3: 12 Areas of Maintenance Management Discipline

Topic 4: Maintenance Management Strategy

Topic 5: Maintenance Policies


Topic 1: What is Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)?

Topic 2: The Truth About Machinery and Equipment

Topic 3: 12 Areas of Maintenance Management Discipline

Topic 4: Typical Causes of Failures

Topic 5: Classification of Failures


Topic 1: Reactive Maintenance and Pro-Active Maintenance

Topic 2: Learning the Correct Paradigm

Topic 3: Manage Maintenance as a Business


Topic 1: Spare Parts Management

Topic 2: Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

Topic 3: Failure Analysis

Topic 4: Maintenance Budget

Topic 5: Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)


Topic 1: Maintenance Management Basic Discipline

Topic 2: Establishing Basic Equipment Condition

Topic 3: Preventive Maintenance

Topic 4: Condition-based Maintenance


Topic 1: Lubrication management

Topic 2: Life cycle management

Topic 3: Root cause failure analysis



A unique combination of theoretical and practical skills throughout this course will be learned, which will help you develop and execute the concepts and technical knowledge acquired in the daily maintenance activities. The following downloadable materials are part of the course to enhance and facilitate the participants’ learning experiences.

Participant manual: Include the key concepts, definitions, and activities presented in this course.

Work section book: Provide learning activities and hands-on practice – case study and exercises. Solutions are included after each training is completed. Certification is achieved by completing a satisfactory level of exercises, quizzes, and final exams for each module.

The course is conducted online, allowing students flexibility (within four weeks) to complete all modules. Students should expect to spend more than 10 hours per week and some additional time for private reading/study. A computer with Internet access (broadband recommended) and email will be required.


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