Equipment performance degrades unless it is maintained properly. Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) can help you figure out what preventive maintenance and Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) you should be doing to get the Reliability you need from your equipment.[Read more…]
Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is a time-honored, proven process that helps organizations achieve their Maintenance and Reliability goals. But, it’s often misunderstood and misapplied. In “Everyday RCM,” Nancy Regan sets forth RCM’s principles and purpose in a straightforward (and often fun!) manner using “everyday” examples. (She even gets Elvis, Batman, Chewbacca, and Vegas showgirls involved to help debunk some of RCM’s biggest misconceptions.) Enjoy!
Does this make…?
Does this make sense to you 👇🏻?
On my way to Boston to visit my sister yesterday, two Reliability Moments smacked me in the face.[Read more…]
Consider Plausible Failure Modes for Your Operating Environment
𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗙𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗠𝗼𝗱𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗘𝗻𝘃𝗶𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁?
I’ve driven this route at least 3,000 times in the last 12 years. If you asked me if I would ever see a Tupperware-bowl-full of cut honeydew melon…or a pair of sneakers and an orange sitting atop a highway barrier, I would have said “𝘯𝘰.”[Read more…]
Successful Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Implementation
Doing an RCM analysis is only half the battle for successful RCM Implementation. From the beach in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, I share what you can do to get the results you want.[Read more…]
How to Choose Proactive Maintenance Strategies
When it comes to our machines, we can do Condition-Based Maintenance and Preventive Maintenance in addition to other actions such as No Scheduled Maintenance or equipment redesigns. With those options available to us, how do we choose what to do and when to do them? This is a great strength of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM). RCM helps us to identify the right maintenance to do and how often to do the maintenance tasks. For example, should a Scheduled Replacement task or a Condition Based Maintenance be implemented? Join me as I share how RCM can help us develop the right Proactive Maintenance so we can achieve the Reliability we need.[Read more…]
Move from Reactive Maintenance
Reactive Maintenance can be costly and frustrating. Avoid chronic breakdowns by moving towards Proactive Maintenance. In this video I share how Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) can help you move from Reactive Maintenance to Proactive Maintenance.[Read more…]
Explaining Protective Devices on My Sister’s Birthday in Boston, MA
Explore what Protective Devices are and why they are so important to Physical Asset Management. Learn what a Failure Finding Task is and what must be considered to formulate the task interval. Come have fun with me as we explore Reliability…all as I get ready to surprise my sister on her Milestone Birthday![Read more…]
Lessons from my Journey to Vegas
Sometimes we find inspiration in the most unlikely places! Join me for this impromptu LIVE as I share three important lessons about Productivity, Reliability, and Life.[Read more…]
Was it really Human Error…?
I love yogurt and eat it every day 🥄. My favorite is Oikos Lemon Meringue 🍋. I buy it every week.
But one day, I was unpacking my grocery bags and found that I had bought banana flavored (yuck! 🥺) instead of Lemon Meringue.[Read more…]
Is RCM Just for Maintenance?
Have you ever heard that Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is just for maintenance? Join us for recorsed session done on Monday, October 4, 2021 at 9:00 am Central/3:00 pm London. Chris James will debunk this common misconception about RCM!Read more
MTBF versus Useful Life
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!Read more
Why are Protective Devices important?
Protective Devices are important for our equipment and for our own safety. My guest, Miles, shows us a real-world Protective Device and explains how it could prevent disaster. Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) gives us powerful tools to decide how to maintain Protective Devices so they are ready to protect us in the event things go wrong. [Read more…]
Why should you proactively identify Failure Modes?
Identifying the right Failure Modes is an essential part of a Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA). One of the criteria for including a Failure Mode in an FMEA is if the Failure Mode is unlikely to occur, but has severe consequences. Doing so puts you in a position of strength to decide what, or if anything at all, should be done proactively to manage it. [Read more…]
Are you protected…?
What is a Protective Device? Why are Protective Devices important? And how do you properly take care of them? Watch as I explain all three. [Read more…]
Should You Follow Manufacturer Recommended Maintenance Schedules?
Manufacturer recommended maintenance tasks may be technically right for the machine. But watch to discover why not all maintenance tasks are one-size-fits all. [Read more…]