Reliability Centered Maintenance

AWB includes RCMCost for enhanced RCM analysis and optimization

What is Reliability Centered Maintenance?

Reliability Centered Maintenance, also called RCM, is a rigorous technique for analysis and improvement of your plant maintenance and reliability strategies.

Reliability Centered Maintenance gives an industry standard based approach to optimization. Isograph’s Availability Workbench RCMCost Module for Reliability Centered Maintenance includes the standards SAE JA1011, MSG-3 and MIL-STD-2173(AS).

The RCMCost Module gives you the tools to define a complete model of your system or plant and its current reliability and maintenance strategies.

Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)

A Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis, or FMECA, is the first step of the Reliability Centered Maintenance process. By defining your plant in a hierarchy of Locations, Functions, Functional Failure Modes and Causes you can further understand and improve your reliability and maintenance strategies.

A FMECA enables you to identify the most critical Failure Modes of your plant. The RCMCost Module automates the FMECA process and can tell you which of your components have the greatest impact on unreliability.

By identifying these critical components, which have high severity rankings or a high probability of occurrence, you can target your budget to make value-for-money improvements to your strategy.

Improving your Maintenance Strategies

The RCMCost Module allows you to enter your labor, equipment and spares requirements per cause; details of costs, capacities, number of staff and time delays can be entered.

These resources can be assigned to Preventive Maintenance, Corrective Maintenance and Inspection tasks for every cause.

Using the Isograph Monte-Carlo Simulation Engine, the RCMCost Module can analyze each task and advise you on the optimum maintenance strategy for each component block in your plant.

Using Availability Workbench reliability centered maintenance you can

Improve profitability

Justify your maintenance strategy and costs

Improve use of your maintenance budget

Increase uptime

Optimize spares holdings

Meet safety, quality and operational targets

Availability Workbench and availability simulation and reliability centered maintenance