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RCM Solution A Practical Guide to Starting and Maintaining a Successful RCM Program

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ISBN-10: 0831134240

ISBN-13: 9780831134242

Edition: 2012

Authors: Nancy Regan

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This book is a how-to generic approach with minimal theory by a well-known and very active participant in the leading maintenance organizations and conferences. The book offers a fundamental, common sense understanding of RCM. A significant portion is dedicated to SAE JA1011 compliant RCM. The book presents detailed processes that can be used when RCM is not applicable and presents a total solution for implementing RCM for any organization. The audience is compromised of
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Book details

List price: $79.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Industrial Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/15/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Introduction to Reliability Centered Maintenance
What is RCM?
Elements that Influence a System
The Essence of RCM: Managing the Consequences of Failure
What RCM Can Yield
The Evolution of RCM Principles
The Development of RCM Principles
Definition of RCM
Defining Performance in the Context of RCM
Introduction to the RCM Process
Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality, Analysis (FMECA)
A Facilitated Working Group Approach to RCM
The Team Approach to Accomplishing Objectives
Elements that Influence a System
Failure Management Strategies
Historical Data and the RCM Process
Effective Working Groups
Benefits of a Facilitated Working Group Approach
The RCM Operating Context
What Is an Operating Context?
When Should an Operating Context Be Drafted?
What is Included in an Operating Context?
The Operating Context as a Living Document
Why Write Functions?
Two Types of Functions
Classifying Functions as Evident or Hidden
Composing Evident and Hidden Functions
Information Worksheet
Primary Functions
Secondary Functions
General Equipment Features that Typically Warrant Secondary Functions
Tips Regarding Functions
Functional Failures
What Is a Functional Failure?
Two Types of Functional Failures
Composing Functional Failures
Failure Modes
What Is a Failure Mode?
Failure Modes and the Information Worksheet
Composing Failure Modes
What Failure Modes Should Be Included in an RCM Analysis?
How Detailed Should Failure Modes Be Written?
Identifying Failure Modes for Each Functional Failure
Tips for writing Failure Modes
Failure Effects
What Is a Failure Effect?
Failure Effects and the Information Worksheet
Composing Failure Effects
Writing Failure Effects for Protective Devices
Failure Consequences
What Is a Failure Consequence?
Introduction to the Decision Diagram
Classifying Failure Modes as Evident or Hidden
Identifying Failure Consequences
Proactive Maintenance and Intervals
Proactive Maintenance in the Context of RCM
Criteria for Assigning a Proactive Maintenance Task
Scheduled Restoration and Scheduled Replacement Tasks
On-Condition Tasks
Combination of Tasks
Synchronizing Initial Task Intervals
Default Strategies
Procedural Checks
Failure Finding Tasks
Synchronizing Initial Task Intervals
No Scheduled Maintenance
Other Default Strategies
Important Notes Regarding Default Strategies
Analysis Validation and Implementation
Frequently-Asked Questions About the Validation Process
Implementing RCM Analysis Results
How to Initiate and Successfully Sustain an RCM Program
The Steps to Initiate an RCM Program
Sustaining an RCM Program
Frequently Asked Questions and Common Misconceptions about RCM
Common Misconceptions Regarding the RCM Process
RCM Is Only Part of the Solution
Two Fundamental Realities of Asset Management
The Application of Processes Less Robust than RCM
The RCM Solution
Steps to Initiate an RCM Program
Steps to Successfully Complete RCM Pilot Projects