Introduction to Maintenance Task Analysis
Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA) is an asset maintenance strategy optimization method that utilizes the same principle as RCM2. In the hands of properly trained individuals, MTA is a very cost-effective method to produce sound and defensible maintenance program within a very short time frame. Although developed from the principle of RCM, it is not RCM and should not be called RCM.
As it does not comprehensively address all failure risks in assets, it should not be applied to critical equipments. We do not recommend deploying MTA blindly for all of your assets in the absence of a proper RCM program. An appropriate selection process with sound logic should be used to determine which method to use for a selected asset.