RCM 3 DAY
INTRODUCTORY COURSE OUTLINE
Delegates will have the
opportunity to apply all the theory in practical workshops. Extensive use is
made of exercises and case studies throughout the course
History of maintenance
Putting the development of
maintenance in perspective.
Defining the role of
maintenance in the new generation plant and operations.
The development of RCM and
RISK BASED RCM.
The nature of failure.
The meaning of
ˇ§maintenanceˇ¨ to Physical Asset Management.
RCM ˇV The process
The Operating Context.
Failure Modes and Causes.
Defining the actual root causes of failures. Special attention is given to:
Failure modes and causes.
The identification of the cause of a failure mode at the level required for
determining technically appropriate failure management policies.
The different categories
of causes of failure modes (physical, human and latent).
The applicability and
practicality of statistical failure analysis techniques in the application
of RCM in the industry (Examples include Weibull Distribution etc.).
Failure Consequences -
Identifying and Quantifying the Risks
Identifying the impact of failures on business and the associated risks.
Hidden Risks / Protecting Devices, Operational and Non-Operational Risks.
Predictive Maintenance /
Condition Based Maintenance techniques that are technically appropriate and
applicable or cost effective.
A general session on the
different categories of condition based maintenance and how the RCM process
should be used for developing the most effective CBM program as an integral
part of the overall maintenance strategy and plan.
Default Failure Management
Policies. This section deals with the failure modes for which no pro-active
failure management policies can be identified based on the technical
characteristics of the failure mode and underlying failure mechanisms or root
causes. These default policies include:
Functional Testing in the
case of protecting devices.
Combination of pro-active
tasks in the event of direct physical risk.
The cases where ˇ§Run To
Failureˇ¨ is justified and what needs to happen beyond the ˇ§Run To Failureˇ¨
Development of or
modification (upgrading) of operating or maintenance procedures.
Development of or
modification (upgrading) of relevant training modules.
Modification of the
The RCM process incorporates
the step of risk reduction. After the failure management policies have been
identified, the associated risk reduction is identified and captured along with
the other relevant information for future reference and ensuring management
support is secured.
During these two sessions time
is spent on discussing the difference between the logic tree / decision diagram
approach for identifying failure management policies and a more rigorous
approach for developing failure management policies.
Implementing the resulting
recommended failure management policies.
The process involved to implement the outcomes of the RISK BASED RCM process.
The importance of the
implementation of the RCM results.
Detail task development.
Refining of the PM
schedules and task packaging for implementation into the CMMS.
Use the risk ranking to
prioritise the implementation of the RISK BASED RCM results.
The development of the
planned corrective maintenance plan based on the outcomes of the RISK BASED
Applying the RCM Process.
The implementation strategies involved ensuring successful and enduring
results from the RCM process
Special emphasis on how to
get started. Establishing the objectives to manage expectations.
The competency development
Decision making matrix for
when and where to apply RCM formally.
Develop an implementation
strategy to ensure the biggest return on investment in the shortest possible
RCM in the different life
cycles of a plant or equipment prior to service.