Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
Increase your maintenance efficiency
Is your maintenance strategy cost-optimal, or are there ways to make it more efficient? Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) will help you to increase your maintenance efficiency.
Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is a common method for identifying the maintenance type and frequency which is most suitable for various equipment units. A Preventive Maintenance (PM) program is typically provided by the equipment supplier. In some industries, a PM program may not be common, and reactive maintenance is the applied strategy. RCM is an engineering framework that enables the definition of a complete maintenance regime and evaluates the cost-efficiency of the current maintenance regime. Important factors such as the frequency, cause and consequence of failure, which are not always known to those who establish the PM program, are taken into account.
As always, saving costs and increasing safety and production are the main objectives. A good maintenance strategy can help in this regard. Many operators simply use the maintenance strategy which has been used in the past because it seems to work well, without knowing that it has improvement potential.
What we do
We follow international standards in performing RCM for any industry which utilises technical equipment requiring maintenance. We base the analysis on information which is typically obtained in an FMECA . The analysis evaluates cost and potential improvement by modifying the maintenance strategy. This includes aspects such as:
- Balance between corrective and preventive maintenance
- Opportunity maintenance
- PM frequency
- Specific maintenance activities to reduce the risk of key failure modes
We have people with considerable experience and knowledge about both the technical and analytical aspects of components, component failures and the effects of maintenance. We evaluate the effect of maintenance on individual components from a system perspective.
Get in touch to find out more about how RCM can increase the cost-efficiency of your system operation.