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Introduction to Failure Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

690.00 excl. VAT

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1 day (8h/day); 9AM-5PM CET


Guido Van de Vyvere

Guido Van de Vyvere began his career as an engineer in the power generation domain. This allowed him to get a broad experience in the field working on different types of equipment, both in nuclear and in conventional power plants. Since 2001 he has focused on the maintenance of aeroderivative gas turbines in an international context. Today, he uses this broad experience on a.o. on root cause failure analysis.



Root cause analysis (RCA) is one of many quality improvement approaches used to identify, understand and resolve root causes of problems, incidents or accidents. It is an objective, thorough and disciplined methodology employed to determine the most probable underlying causes of problems and undesired events within an organisation with the aim of formulating and agreeing corrective actions to at least mitigate if not eliminate those causes and so produce significant long term performance improvement.


The training course is divided in two parts:

  • PART 1 : general principles of root cause analysis, implementation and identification of the necessary parameter registration.
  • PART 2 : Example exercises of root cause analyses in common damage situations in power plants that must be solved interactively.

The training’s approach is very “practical” and “hands-on”, based on our own experience for handling cases. This course will allow you to perform/lead an RCA yourself (we will not be explaining just the basic principles), although it Is as well a kind of “skill” that improves by handling different cases.

Target Audience

Asset managers, quality assurance managers, plant operation engineers, maintenance engineers.

Practical Info

Please note that the mentioned dates are subject to change if the required number of participants is not met. If interested in the training courses but the proposed dates do not suit your schedule and would like to be enrolled on a waiting list, or if you would like a dedicated session for your team (on-demand), please get in contact at

When organizing a hybrid delivery session, the training course will have attendees joining a live-classroom session (hosted at our offices in Linkebeek, Belgium, assuring the necessary health & safety measures) and attendees joining the same session but in a remote live-online manner.

For attendees joining a live-classroom session at our location, an extra fee of 60 EUR/training day will be added, covering the catering aspects of the training delivery.

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