Introduction to RCM Training

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RCM2

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to RCM2 and is intended for those wishing to secure optimum performance from any physical assets, from the viewpoint of safety, environmental integrity, output, product quality or customer service.

RCM2 is a logical discipline for the development of efficient scheduled (preventive) maintenance programs for complex assets, and the on-going management of such programs. These programs are called reliability-centered maintenance (RCM2) programs because they are centered on achieving the inherent safety and reliability capabilities of assets at a minimum cost.

Today more than ever there is a burning need to increase asset performance while reducing costs. This is not a new concept as a typical asset undergoes between 30 and 50 reliability, maintenance and production optimisation incentives per year. 

A key to ensuring success is to shift from the conventional repair and modification approaches to a focus on failure consequence mitigation – the core principle of RCM2.

RCM2 is used to define your maintenance strategy. A central problem addressed with RCM2 is how to determine which maintenance tasks, if any, should be applied to an item and how frequently assigned tasks should be accomplished. The net result is a structured blend of experience, judgment, and operational information to identify the right work at the right time. The content of this 3 day course can be readily assimilated by maintenance and operations people at all levels.

By participating in this course you will learn how RCM2:

  • Helps you base your maintenance strategies on mitigating the consequences of asset failure.
  • Helps you select tasks that are technically feasible and worth doing.
  • Focuses on the reality of failure.
  • Ensures understanding and cooperation between operations and maintenance for successful asset management.
  • Provides a common language and a common set of values for maintenance and operations.
  • Above all, enables organisations to make the right asset management choices for optimal equipment performance.

By participating in this course you will learn how RCM2:Computers

  • Helps you base your maintenance strategies on mitigating the consequences of asset failure.
  • Helps you select tasks that are technically feasible and worth doing.
  • Focuses on the reality of failure.
  • Ensures understanding and cooperation between operations and maintenance for successful asset management.
  • Provides a common language and a common set of values for maintenance and operations.
  • Above all, enables organisations to make the right asset management choices for optimal equipment performance.

Course Duration: 3 Days

Recommended Participants: 

  • Maintenance Managers
  • Engineering Managers
  • Plant Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Tradespeople
  • Operators
  • Engineers

Prerequisites:

  • An understanding of basic equipment care and operation.
  • This course is also a prerequisite for anyone who plans to attend the RCM2 Facilitator Course.

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Take Home: 

  • Textbook: RCM2 by John Moubray
  • Case study
  • RCM2 Decision Diagram
  • Exercises 
     

RCM3

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to RCM3 and is intended for those operating high risk systems. In 2015, the Aladon network released the RCM3 methodology as a complementary technique to RCM2. However, RCM3 is specifically aimed at high risk/high consequence systems that require a higher level of rigour or alignment with the requirements of the Asset Management Standard ISO 55000 and the Risk Management Standard ISO 31000.

RCM3 considers risk management or avoidance as a failure management strategy and provides more methods of proactively dealing with failure management by either reducing the probability of failure through maintenance action, or reducing the severity of the failure when it does occur through redesign action. RCM3 allows for a formal assessment of each failure mode to establish the need for redesign action based on the likelihood and severity of the failure effects. This ability to quantify the risk empowers the analysis team in decision making and provides the ability to potentially reduce the number of compulsory redesigns where appropriate.

So, if RCM3 is so much better than RCM2, why would I use RCM2? The answer to this question is going to differ for each system manager depending on your consequences of failure and appetite for risk. Where the system in question has a high-risk profile or is experiencing a costly loss of reliability and availability, it may be appropriate to invest the extra analysis time and effort in applying RCM3 for a more detailed and thorough approach. The intention of RCM3 is to complement RCM2 rather than replace it. While RCM3 does take extra effort, the upside is that it provides greater flexibility in addressing the risk profile of each failure mode and drives further efficiencies in failure mode response.

The content of this 3 day course can be readily assimilated by maintenance and operations people at all levels.

By participating in this course you will learn how RCM3:

  • Helps you base your maintenance strategies on mitigating the consequences of asset failure.
  • Helps you select tasks that are technically feasible and worth doing.
  • Focuses on the reality of failure.
  • Ensures understanding and cooperation between operations and maintenance for successful asset management.
  • Provides a common language and a common set of values for maintenance and operations.
  • Enables organisations to make the right asset management choices for optimal equipment performance.
  • Addresses risk directly and the risk management approach is based on the ISO 55000 and ISO 31000 Standards.
  • Determines what must be done to an asset to preserve its functions while minimising the risks associated with failures to a tolerable level.

Course Duration: 3 Days

Recommended Participants:

  • The participants are the same as listed above in the RCM2 information, with the key difference being that they are responsible for high risk / high consequence systems or assets

Prerequisites:

  • An understanding of basic equipment care and operation.
  • This course is also a prerequisite for anyone who plans to attend the RCM3 Facilitator Course.

Take Home:

  • Textbook: RCM2 by John Moubray
  • RCM3 Manual
  • Case study
  • RCM3 Decision Diagram
  • Exercises

 

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