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.
Table of Contents :
Foreword, Preface, Acknowledgements, Disclaimer
Chapter 1 : A World Class Maintenance Program
Chapter 2: Preventive Maintenance Definition and Structure
Chapter 3: The "R" in RCM - Pertinent Reliability
Chapter 4: RCM - A Proven Approach
Chapter 5: RCM Methodology - The Systems Analysis Process
Chapter 6: Illustrating RCM - A Simple Example
Chapter 7: Alternate Analysis Methods
Chapter 8 : Implementation - Carrying RCM to the Floor
Chapter 9 : RCM Lessons Learned
Chapter 10: The Living RCM Program
Chapter 11 : Software Support
Chapter 12 : Industrial Experience with Classical RCM
Appendix A - List of Acronyms
Appendix B - The Mathematics of Basic Reliability Theory
Appendix C - The Economic Value of Preventive Maintenance