Why is it important?
This course is designed to build competency in RCM and to enhance the equipment reliability and overall plant productivity. It covers all the fundamentals of RCM that a suitably qualified professional would be expected to carry out during his duty starting with the first steps and building up to a fully functional advanced maintenance.
The aim of the course is to introduce the principles of RCM to individuals, who are exploring the potential of applying the RCM process within their business environment. The course will show, that RCM determines the best possible maintenance for your equipment, optimised according to the operating conditions on site. It will be discussed, that RCM can do this because the entire RCM process accommodates the following factors:
- The overall environment and background conditions, in which you are using your equipment (i.e. its “operating context”)
- What you want your equipment to do for you in respect of safety, the environment, output, product quality and customer service (i.e. its functions)
- How much it matters, when your equipment fails (i.e. the failure consequences).
The training course will start with discussion in details the classical RCM seven questions about the asset or system under review, as follows:
- What are the functions and associated performance standards of the asset in its present operating context?
- In what ways does it fail to fulfil its functions?
- What causes each functional failure?
- What happens when each failure occurs?
- In what way does each failure matter?
- What can be done to predict or prevent each failure?
- What should be done if a suitable proactive task cannot be found?
The course will continue with systematic and structured analysis of potential and functional machinery failures, hidden and evident failures, failure modes, effects and consequences, that play essential role in RCM maintenance type selection.
Optimal RCM selection of preventive/predictive maintenance will be discussed in details. The effective field-proven condition monitoring technologies (i.e. vibration, infrared thermography and wear debris), that should be used for RCM predictive maintenance, will be described in details. Finally, RCM ++ Software, Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), that support RCM, will be demonstrated.
The training course will summarize the modern RCM methodology to select the most appropriate maintenance to deal with each type of asset failure in order to fulfil all the expectations of the owners.
- Optimal RCM based selection of preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, run to failure maintenance and maintenance by redundancy/re-design
- Effective use of condition monitoring technologies (i.e. vibration, infrared thermography and wear debris) for RCM
- Demonstration of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and RCM++ software
- Systematic and structured analysis of the main Root Cause Analysis (RCA) best practice principles for RCM
- Systematic and structured analysis of asset failure modes as root causes of functional failures
- Systematic and structured analysis of the main RCA’s techniques for RCM
- Practical application of guidelines for performing root cause analysis in complex electro-mechanical assets for RCM
- Optimal performing RCA, using basic root cause analysis framework “eight disciplines problem solving”
- Learning practical RCA for proactive maintenance via 17 industrial case studies
- Systematic and structured analysis of the classical failure analysis for RCM
- Learning practical failure analysis for proactive maintenance via 9 industrial case studies
- Learning application of FMEA (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis) via theoretical analysis and industrial case studies
- Learning practical methods of reduction of human root causes for RCM
Who Should Attend?
It is recommended that all maintenance, reliability, engineering and technical staff including leadership and management attend this training.
- Plant Directors
- Plant Managers
- Maintenance Managers
- Maintenance Superintendents and Foremen
- Maintenance Engineers
- Reliability and Safety Engineers
- Storeroom Managers
- Maintenance Supervisors/Coordinators
- Maintenance Contract Administrators
- Operator Supervisors and Operators
- Maintenance Planners and Schedulers, who are directly and not directly involved in the plant maintenance activities, in machinery design, selection, installation, operation, inspection/condition monitoring, reliability and availability