Maybe. Great care must be taken if any kind of template of failure mode library is used to complete an RCM analysis.[Read more…]
Really? I don’t know any organization that has the time, money, and other resources to do so.[Read more…]
RCM may reduce scheduled maintenance if (for example) the current maintenance plan is high in scheduled restoration and scheduled replacement tasks.[Read more…]
RCM is a process used to identify what Preventive Maintenance or Condition Based Maintenance you need to implement so you get the Reliability you need from your equipment.[Read more…]
Doing Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) helps us take care of our equipment. And, taking care of our equipment is very much like taking care of ourselves.[Read more…]
True of False? RCM has serious weaknesses in an industrial environment.[Read more…]
True or False? RCM is only about formulating a Proactive Maintenance Plan./more
Humans are often so focused on the complex, that the simple gets overlooked. Even as technology and our equipment gets more complex, we need to be firmly rooted in the basics of maintenance and reliability.
That’s one reasons why the first step of RCM is so important.[Read more…]
Should you implement the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedules? Not without sanity-checking them first.
Be sure you consider your operating environment, which the manufacturer is unable to do.[Read more…]
A common step in a RCM program is to conduct a critical analysis to prioritize further analysis of those parts of the system that are critical to the operation. Yet, is criticality analysis required?
No, it is not.
Let’s explore why this may be so for your situation.[Read more…]
The third step in the RCM process is to identiy failure modes. When a failure mode occurs it leads to a functional failure.
Identifying failure modes correctly and clearly is vital to the RCM process because we manage physical assets at the failure mode level.[Read more…]
Equipment experts are the untapped gold in any organization.
They know where the vulnerabilities lay, and they know what to do about them. Don’t waste this vital resource.
RCM memorializes the expertise and experience of equipment experts.[Read more…]
There are two main ingredients for a successful reliability centered maintenance (RCM) analysis:
- First-hand knowledge of the asset and its operating environment.
- Strong understanding of the RCM process and its associated principles.
Let’s dispel five common myths about reliability centered maintenance, including:
- RCM is a maintenance program.
- You must choose to do FMEA or RCM.
- You must choose to do CBM or RCM.
- If you do RCM, you must do it on all your assets.
- RCM has serious weaknesses in an industrial environment.
CBM or Condition-Based Maintenance is a maintenance approach that includes these five facts:
- CBM doesn’t prevent failure.
- How often a CBM task is done is based on the P-F interval.
- How often something fails or the criticality of failure does not dictate how often a CBM task is performed.
- When it comes to CBM task intervals, what matters is how quickly falure occurs once the Potential Failure Condition is detectable.
- CBM is powerful because it allows impending failure to be identified before the failure occurs so that proactive action can be taken in enough time to manage the consequences of failure.