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Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Training

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Training course is designed to build your core Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) competency. RCM training provides the learners with information on Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) for the acquisition and systems engineering. Participants will learn about RCM process and application of RCM, RAM analysis, modeling and simulation.

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is a process to ensure that maintenance tasks are managed and performed efficient, cost-effective, reliable, and safe. Maintenance tasks can be categorized as reactive, proactive, preventive, predictive, or involve nondestructive inspections. An effective RCM program and process will manage comprehensive cradle-to-grave asset integrity management program. RCM is used to model and document the entire process throughout the assets, system, equipment, infrastructure, or component life cycle.

Participants will learn how RCM is used to ensure maintenance and inspection tasks are centered around improving the reliability and safety of equipment and assets.

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Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for acquisition professionals, Logistic engineers and managers, system engineers, analysts, plant engineers, facilities engineers, maintenance and operation professionals, capital project managers, asset owners and employees with little or no Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) experience. The course is also useful for those who have experience with RCM but have never had any formal training on the standard.

What You Will Learn

  • Basics of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • The importance of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • Steps of a successful RCM process
  • Learn how to use RCM to improve Asset and Equipment Reliability
  • Cause and Effect Analysis
  • Principles of FMEA and Failure Modes, Effects, & Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
  • Condition Based Maintenance (CBM)
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Maintenance optimization
  • RCM Decision Diagram
  • Failure Management Strategies
  • Reliability-Centered and Other Maintenance Management Best Practices

Course Agenda/Outline

Introduction to Reliability Centered Maintenance

  • Basics of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • What are the principles behind Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)?
  • What RCM Achieves
  • RCM and Functional Failures
  • Applying the RCM Process
  • Asset Hierarchies and Functional Block Diagrams
  • Concepts behind Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Failure Consequences
  • Failure Finding
  • Actuarial Analysis and Failure Data

Maintenance Strategies and Practices

  • Role of Maintenance
  • Maintenance Types
  • Reactive Maintenance
  • Proactive Maintenance
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Proactive Maintenance
  • Asset or equipment performance standards
  • Analysis of events that cause each failure
  • Tools and methods to proactively to prevent or diminish the consequence of the failure
  • Risk based maintenance vs. reliability centered maintenance
  • Predictive Tasks
  • Predictive and condition-based maintenance
  • Run-to-failure (RTF)
  • Planning and scheduling

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Process Steps

  • Steps in the RCM process
  • Assessment criteria for RCM
  • Overview of SAE JA1011
  • Evaluation Criteria for Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) Processes
  • Identify System Functions
  • Identify Failure Modes
  • Identify Failure Causes
  • Identify Effects of Failure
  • Identify Consequences of Failure
  • How a failure mode would pose a threat to the safety of operators or the environment
  • Determine Preventative Tasks
  • Identify Alternatives:
  • The RCM process primary phases
  • Decision
  • Analysis
  • Outcomes and Feedback
  • Performing maintenance and inspection tasks
  • Achieving regulatory compliance
  • Identifying the hazards
  • Determining efficient and effective ways to mitigate intolerable risks
  • Validating, implementing, and executing the mitigation tasks

Implementing RCM and Best Recommendations

  • Impact of Human Error
  • Risk Management and Assessment
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Optimizing Maintenance
  • RCM process with some examples
  • The RCM Decision Diagram
  • Analytical tools
  • Role of culture and leadership in RCM

Workshops and Practical Exercises 

  • Predictive Maintenance Planning and Management
  • Learn how predictive maintenance differs from the strategies such as reactive and preventive maintenance.
  • Walk through the predictive maintenance workflow steps such as acquiring and preprocessing data, feature extraction, and training machine learning models.
  • Extracting Condition Indicators with Machine Learning
  • Learn how to extract distinctive features from your data and train machine learning models with the extracted features for classifying different fault types.
  • Estimating Remaining Useful Life with Excel


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