RCM--Gateway to World Class Maintenance


  • Anthony M. Smith, AMS Associates Inc., California, USA
  • Glenn Hinchcliffe, Consulting Professional Engineer, G&S Associates Inc., North Carolina, USA

Reliability-Centered Maintenance provides valuable insights into current preventive maintenance practices and issues, while explaining how a transition from the current "preserve equipment" to "preserve function" mindset is the key ingredient in a maintenance optimization strategy. This book defines the four principal features of RCM and describes the nine essential steps to achieving a successful RCM program. There is an easy to follow example illustrating the Classical RCM systems analysis process using the water treatment system for a swimming pool. As well as the use of software in the system analysis process, making a specific recommendation on a software product to use. Additionally, this new edition possesses an appendix devoted to discussing an economic model that has been used successfully to decide the most cost effective use of maintenance. Top Level managers, engineers, and especially technicians who rely on PM programs in their plant operations can't afford to miss this inclusive guide to Reliability-Centered Maintenance.
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Manager, engineers, and technicians directly responsible for and/or invloved with complex plant and system maintenance.Students and consultants practicing industrial engineering, managment, and maintenance.


Book information

  • Published: November 2003
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7461-4

Table of Contents

A World Class Maintenance Program; A Key Maintenance Strategy; The "R" in RCM - Pertinent Reliability; Preventive Maintenance Definition and Structure; RCM - A Proven Approach; Classical RCM Methodology - The Systems Analysis Process; Illustrating Classical RCM - A Simple Example; Alternate Analysis Methods; Implementation - Carrying RCM to the Floor; RCM Lessons Learned; The Living RCM Program; Software Support - RCM Worksaver; Illustrating RCM Use In Industry