There’s a big difference between MTBF and Useful Life. The two values are often misunderstood and misapplied when assigning Preventive Maintenance task intervals. In this video, I’ll explain which one is used to assign intervals for Scheduled Replacement and Scheduled Restoration tasks. We’ll also discuss Operating Context and how that can affect Manufacturer Recommended Maintenance. This is an “edutainment” video. If you’d like to skip the fun stuff (although I don’t know why you’d want to ☺️), I’ve time stamped the Reliability Moments below. Enjoy!
About Nancy Regan
Nancy Regan is a leading authority on Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM). She has over 20 years’ experience of hands-on practice facilitating RCM analyses, conducting RCM training, and assisting her clients in implementing RCM programs. With RCM, she helps organizations achieve goals such as reducing maintenance costs, identifying the cause of chronic failure, and shifting from a reactive to a proactive maintenance environment. Nancy also helps people overcome the organizational challenges that are in the way of creating an effective Reliability Culture.