independent consultant and expert on product reliability, safety, and RAMS/LCC
Based in: Czechia•Working area: Europe Status:at your service•Languages: English, Czech
For over 15 years, I have been providing professional analyses, documentation processing, and consulting on the reliability and safety of mechanical, electromechanical, electrical, and electronic products. I also specialize in RAMS/LCC — i.e. Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Safety, and Life Cycle Costs of railway applications and products.
I have worked on systems for high-speed TGV and Pendolino trains; city subways in London and Delhi; trams in Milan, Toronto and Strasbourg; and global train manufacturers Siemens, Alstom, Bombardier, and Hyundai-Rotem, as well as on the reliability of EV-55 Outback aircraft.
I hold a university degree in mechanical engineering and quality management from the Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic, where I now teach a course on Transport Machines and Equipment Dependability. I have written over 80 expert papers and co-written textbooks for university students. I am also a public speaker at conferences and seminars. Some other highlights:
I am a Vice-chair of the Reliability Expertise Center within the Czech Society for Quality (a member of the European Organization for Quality).
I was a speaker at the 12th World Congress in Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM) and the European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL).
I co-organized a seminar on RAMS of Railway Applications: Current Approaches, News and Experience, attended by 34 experts from 14 companies and 5 universities.
I was a member of the international maintenance team for the revision of the standard IEC 60300-3-3 (Dependability management — Life cycle costing)
I was a reviewer of the international journal Reliability Engineering & System Safety.
I offer services in the field of product reliability, safety, and RAMS/LCC — from a small calculation, a single document or straightforward advice, to a complex analysis of your product, processing complete project documentation and long-term consulting support.
Consulting over email, phone, video calls, or in-person where applicable
Processing support for the required analyses and documentation of reliability, safety, or RAMS/LCC (methodological guidance, reviews, supervision, delivery of selected documents)
External processing of documentation (full or partial) and analyses of reliability, safety, or RAMS/LCC
Reliability and safety plan / RAMS plan
Analysis of customer’s specifications and requirements
Reliability / RAM analyses, modeling, calculations and assessment
Safety and risk assessment
Operational reliability and FRACAS
Life cycle costs (LCC) analysis and optimization
RAMS of railway applications (EN 50126, EN 50128 and EN 50129)
Functional safety and safety integrity level (SIL) in the railway industry
Methods — PHA, FMECA, RBD, FTA, O&SHA…
I have excellent references from prominent companies in the railway, aviation, defense and energy industries. As an expert on safety, I have worked and consulted on (among others) systems for high-speed TGV and Pendolino trains; city subways in London and Delhi; trams in Milan, Toronto and Strasbourg; and global train manufacturers Siemens, Alstom, Bombardier, and Hyundai-Rotem. I have also been working on the safety of the EV-55 Outback aircraft, the VERA-NG passive surveillance system, and an LNG terminal in Gibraltar.
Here are some details and more references:
Faiveley Transport Czech (Wabtec Corporation), Czech Republic — RAMS/LCC analysis, creation of documentation and consultancy for systems for railway applications (e.g. pantographs, master controllers, HV switches)
EH Batterien AG, Switzerland — RAMS/LCC analysis of power systems for railway applications
Elektroline, Czech Republic — RAMS/LCC analysis of overhead line systems and consultancy for RAMS and functional safety of railway signaling systems