1st Edition

Reliability Centered Maintenance – Reengineered Practical Optimization of the RCM Process with RCM-R®

    367 Pages 93 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    367 Pages 93 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    Reliability Centered Maintenance – Reengineered: Practical Optimization of the RCM Process with RCM-R® 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® 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.

    • Includes extensive review of the well proven RCM method and what is needed to make it successful in the industrial environment
    • Links important elements of the RCM method with relevant International Standards for risk management and failure management
    • Enhances RCM with increased emphasis on statistical analysis, bringing it squarely into the realm of Evidence Based Asset Management
    • Includes extensive, experience based advice on implementing and sustaining RCM based failure management programs

    Introducton. Asset Management. History of RCM and its relevance in today's industry. The RCM-R Process. RCM-R Pre-Work. Functional Analysis. Failure Symptoms and Causes. Quantifying Failures Impact. Overview of Maintenance Strategies. Condition Base Maintenance Techniques. Selecting Machine Strategies. RCM Fine Tuning. RCM Implementation and Summary of Benefits. Appendix 1: Maintenance Terminology Glossary. Appendix 2: Maintenance Management. Appendix 3: Other RCM Methodologies. Index.


    Jesús R. 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. Jesus has extensive years of hands-on experience in engineering, maintenance management, predictive maintenance, reliability engineering field practice, implementation and consulting.

    James V Reyes-Picknell, BASc, CMC., P.Eng., CMRP, CAMA., is the founder and President of Conscious Asset, a Canadian-based consulting and training firm specializing in asset management. He provides business consulting services for our practice in Physical Asset Management in the areas of strategy, process improvement, executive / management coaching, change management and general client advisory. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, certified management consultant (international), certified maintenance and reliability professional (USA),a former RCM2 practitioner, member of the institute of Asset Management and honours graduate of the University of Toronto in Mechanical Engineering. James also studied at the Royal Naval Engineering College in the UK, the Technical University of Nova Scotia and at Dalhousie Universities in Canada. James has extensive years of hands-on experience in engineering, operations, maintenance management, consulting and change management.