Data is the most valuable commodity in today’s world, and it is no different in reliability engineering. As one of the emerging trends in maintenance space, data plays a critical role in implementing an effective RCM strategy. It is powered by an organization’s ability to integrate multiple data sources into one seamless platform designed to disseminate actionable insights from that data to its decision-makers at the right time.
RCM Implementations don’t fail, believe me if you understand what your getting into upfront, use a proven process to select your asset for analysis AND you commit the resources, your implementation will be a huge success.
Looking back 20 years I can clearly remember performing my first RCM analysis and the ordeal that followed as we struggled to:
a) See the value in the analysis we had just completed (Someone told us that RCM should be performed on every piece of equipment at our plant so we selected one of our most common assets.
b) Free up the resources necessary to implement the tasks that came out of the analysis. [Read more…]
Types of Reliability Data
We rely on data to make decisions, to reveal patterns or trends, to learn about our systems and world. Data has many forms and sources. Reliability data may provide what will fail and/or when a device will fail. [Read more…]