Reliability Centered Maintenance
CHANGING WORLD OF MAINTENANCE
The world of maintenance is undergoing rapid changes since the 1990s. Pressures are coming from all directions for maintenance managers and engineers to reduce costs, enhance asset performance, increase safety, and protect the environment. These pressures are due to factors such as:
|Increasing complexity of assets|
|Product quality increasingly dependent upon equipment performance|
|Community demands for improved safety & environmental standards|
|New (and often expensive) maintenance techniques (such as condition monitoring) and sophisticated tools|
These new developments and pressures have led to changes in the way we maintain equipment, the way we plan and manage maintenance activities, the techniques we use, and the way we manage spares and materials.
More and more maintenance practitioners are turning to leading practice techniques and methodologies to help them manage their assets and their maintenance more effectively. Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) II is one such technique.
RCM was first developed by the civil aviation industry. RCM II is the modern derivation and the most comprehensive RCM methodology available. It has been developed and continuously refined by the late John Moubray and his Aladon Network to meet today’s changing environment. RCM II stands out amongst the numerous variants of RCM in its rigor (Comprehensiveness and Thoroughness). RCM II also fully conforms to the SAE Standard JA1011, “Evaluation Criteria for Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Process”. For more information on this standard please visit www.sae.org.
A process used to determine what must be done to ensure that any physical asset continues to do what its users want it to do in its present operating context.
The RCM process determines this through the seven basic steps:
|Determine the asset’s functions;|
|Determine what constitutes failures of those functions;|
|Identify failure modes that cause those functional failures;|
|Identify the impacts or effects of the occurrence of those failures;|
|Identify the consequences with respect to hidden failures, safety, environment and operation|
|Use the RCM logic to select the appropriate maintenance tactics|
|Identify default actions where an appropriate proactive tactic cannot be found.|
The RCM team documents the resulting maintenance program in a way that it can be audited and refined continually as further operating experience is gained.
Benefits of RCM-II
When applied correctly, the RCM II methodology is also an excellent vehicle to capture the knowledge of the workforce gained over the years of operation, and to transfer these knowledge to a new generation of workforce. As the analyses are conducted in a workgroup mode, these benefits mentioned above are realized immediately at the end of each session. Other benefits of RCM include:
|Greater maintenance cost effectiveness|
|Increased knowledge of asset|
|Improved operating performance|
|Longer useful life of capital intensive assets|
|Comprehensive database of equipment strategies|
RCM-II in Indonesia
Relogica holds the license for ALADON RCM II methodology in Indonesia and our consultants have extensive experience in implementing this best practice solution in Indonesia’s specific environment
Our RCM-II Services
As RCM is a major paradigm change for the whole organisation, depending on where our clients were at in the Reliability Improvement journey, we tailored our approach to best fit the state of the maintenance organization by incorporating their vision, process, and people into the program. However, typically the program would include all/some elements of the following:
|“Introduction to RCM II” 3-day training|
|RCM II Pilot analyses as proof of concept|
|Advanced RCM II 10-day Facilitators/leaders Training|
|Mentoring assistance and quality control for RCM II analyses|
|Criticality Assessment to help prioritise assets|
|Development of program structure, roles & responsibilities, and reporting mechanism|
|Communication Strategy to ensure the commitment and support of the whole organisation.|
Please contact us for more information on our RCM services.