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Reliability Centered Maintenance Re-Engineered RCM-R(r) - An Introduction

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Reliability Centered Maintenance – Reengineered, provides an optimized approach to a well established and highly successful method used for determining failure management policies for physical assets. It makes the original method that was developed to enhance flight safety, far more useful in a broad range of industries where asset criticality ranges from high to low. RCM-R® is focused on the science of failures and what must be done to enable long term sustainably reliable operations. If used correctly, RCM-R® is the first step in delivering fewer breakdowns, more productive capacity, lower costs, safer operations and improved environmental performance. Maintenance has a huge impact on most businesses whether its presence is felt or not. RCM-R® ensures that the right work is done to guarantee there are as few nasty surprises as possible that can harm the business in any way. RCM-R® addresses the shortfalls of RCM that have inhibited its broad acceptance in industry. Little new work has been done in the field of RCM since the 1990’s, yet demand for such a method, better adapted to industrial applications is higher than ever and growing. Demographics and ever more complex systems are driving a need to be more efficient in our use of skilled maintenance resources while ensuring first time success – greater effectiveness is needed. RCM-R® was developed to leverage on RCM’s original success at delivering that effectiveness while addressing the concerns of the industrial market. RCM-R® addresses the RCM method and shortfalls in its application. It modifies the method to consider asset and even failure mode criticality so that rigor is applied only where it is truly needed. It removes (within reason) the sources of concern about RCM being overly rigorous and too labor intensive without compromising on its ability to deliver a tailored failure management program for physical assets sensitive to their operational context and application. RCM-R® also provides its practitioners with standard based guidance for determining meaningful failure modes and causes facilitating their analysis for optimum outcome. It places RCM into the Asset Management spectrum strengthening the original method by introducing International Standard based risk management methods for assessing failure risks formally. RCM-R® employs quantitative reliability methods tailoring evidence based decision making whenever historical failure data is available.

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Asset Management Framework Subject: 
00 Asset Management - General, 03 Lifecycle Delivery, 3.06 Reliability Engineering, 04 Asset Information, 4.00 Asset Information General, 06 Risk and Review, 6.00 Risk and Review General
Maintenance Management Framework Subject: 
02 Maintenance Program Mgmt, 2.1 Maintenance Requirements, 2.2 Organizational Structure, 2.5 Asset ID & Hierarchy, 2.6 Asset Criticality Analysis, 03 Asset Strategy Management, 3.0 Asset Strategy Management General, 3.1 Asset Maintenance Plans, 04 Tools and Tactics, 4.0 Tools and Tactics General, 4.1 Reliability Centered Maint., 5.0 Maintenance and Reliability Eng General, 5.1 Stats Analysis / Analytical Methods, 5.2 Reliability Modelling, 5.5 Reliability Sustainment, 10 Continuous Improvement, 10.3 Maintenance Management Improvements, 10.4 Maintenance Practices Improvements, 10.5 Asset Reliability Improvements
Author Title: 
Managing Consultant
Author Employer: 
Conscious Reliability
Author Bio: 

James is an MMP instructor, PEMAC volunteer and Board Member. He is founder and president of Conscious Reliability, and author of the best seller, "Uptime - Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management'', several other books and numerous magazine articles. His latest publication in April 2017, co-authored with Jesus Sifonte is destined to change the RCM "world" for the better while showing how RCM is an integral aspect of Asset Management. James is a Professional Engineer, Certified Management Consultant and a thought-leader in the fields of maintenance and asset reliability. He works with clients in "asset intensive industries" such as resource extraction and processing, utilities, transportation and manufacturing where high reliability is a key to business success. 

Author 2 Title: 
Director, Condition Monitoring and Maintenance Institute
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Author 2 Bio: 
Jesús sifonte, BSME, MMRE, PE, CMRP is the founder and President of PdMtech of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, United States if America. He provides business consulting services in the areas of Condition Based Maintenance techniques certification and implementation, RCM and reliability analysis teaching, mentoring and implementation. He is also the director of Puerto Rico’s based Condition Monitoring and Maintenance Institute with presence all over Latin America and Spain. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, a certified level III ASNT-TC-1A vibration analysis consultant by Technical Associates of Charlotte, Member of the institute of Asset Management, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional by the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (USA). Jesus holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master of Maintenance and Reliability Engineering Degree from Monash University at Australia.