JD Solomon is a Vice President with CH2M. As a senior consultant to both industry and public agencies, he uses his training and years of experience in risk, reliability, and decision analysis to assist clients with strategic planning, asset management, O&M optimization, and financial management. He is a Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE), Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP), is certified in Lean Management, and is a Six Sigma Black Belt. JD has a Professional Certificate in Strategic Decision and Risk Management from Stanford, an MBA from the University of South Carolina, and a BS Civil Engineering from NC State.
JD was appointed by North Carolina Governor McCrory in 2013 to serve on the new State Water Infrastructure Authority (SWIA), which is the body that is responsible for administering the state revolving loan program and helping shape policy on the state’s water, wastewater, and stormwater issues. JD also was appointed by Governor McCrory to the state’s Blue Ribbon Commission for Buildings and Public Infrastructure, which will address management practices and funding strategies for all types of public infrastructure within the state. He concurrently serves on the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC), which is the state environmental rule making body.
Best Practices in Maintainability- Session 3: Fundamentals of Redundancy: Practical Applications and Limitations
JD Solomon is a Vice President with CH2M. As a senior consultant to both industry and public agencies, he uses his training and years of experience in risk, reliability, and decision analysis to assist clients with strategic planning, asset management, O&M optimization, and financial management. He is a Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE), Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional ...read more
This is the third session of the series "Best Practices in Maintainability: Practical Meaning and Applications of Reliability, Risk, and Redundancy".
This three–part series will be presented from the primary perspective of maintenance and maintainability. It will be provided by a dually certified CRE and CMRP with many years of experience in both the design and maintenance sectors. The webinars should be of interest to reliability professionals who practice primarily in product development and design and who wish to have a better understanding of the more practical aspects of reliability, risk, and redundancy in maintaining and restoring systems and equipment. The webinars should be of equal interest to reliability professional who practice in maintenance but may be relatively new in understanding how the overarching concepts apply. The subject matter is aimed at an intermediate level.
Session 3: Fundamentals of Redundancy: Practical Applications and Limitations
Facility and infrastructure owners continue to be under economic pressures related to maximizing the lifecycles of their equipment and avoiding wasted investments. Understanding redundancy and its relationship to achieving reliability and availability is the key component to effective lifecycle analysis and meeting the bigger picture goal of optimizing asset management practices.
The participant will gain a better understanding of the practical aspects of redundancy, its impacts on risk and reliability, and the ultimate lifecycles effects on assets and related systems. The presentation will provide an overview of: the different major types of redundancy; the tools and techniques used to analyze redundancy and reliability; practical implications of operations and maintenance practices such as full utilization of duty and standby units and their impact on lifecycle reliability analysis; and the impacts of different systems confirmation of the lifecycle analysis and renewal and replacement (R&R) assumptions related to different systems configurations. Examples will be provided for systems of various industries and in various applications.
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