Monthly Group Workshops
Welcome to Monthly Group Workshops!
Jan 2018 Group Workshop covered:
- How spare parts are addressed in the RCM process
- When it comes to determining if an On-Condition task is technically appropriate, we talked more in depth about the question: Is the P-F interval reasonably consistent?
- Failure data and the "Resnikoff Conundrum"
- Prioritizing equipment/systems for RCM analysis
Feb 2018 Group Workshop covered:
- What goes into planning an RCM analysis
- Using FMEA/FMECA, Failure Mode Libraries, and RCM analysis templates to expedite an RCM analysis
Mar 2018 Group Workshop covered:
- The difference between Failure Effects written as one paragraph (as we do) versus Failure Effects that are written in three levels: 1. Local Effects 2. Next Higher Effects 3. End Effects
- The answer to the question: If a system is outside the scope of an analysis, but it's affected by a Failure Mode that IS inside the scope, is it still included in the Failure Effect? This issue is often confusing for inexperienced Facilitators.
April 2018 Group Workshop covered:
- Considering more than one "Functional Failure" on the P-F Curve
- The sequence of a real-world RCM analysis with a Facilitated Working Group
May 2018 Group Workshop covered:
- Risk analysis and RCM: Should a Risk Analysis be carried out on every Failure Mode?
- If RCM principles were born in the airline industry, isn't it most applicable to aircraft? (Nowlan and Heap clearly explain the answer...)
June 2018 Group Workshop covered:
- How to handle hydraulic hoses in an RCM analysis. The answer to this member's question included an explanation of a Functional versus a component-based FMEA.
- How the severity of Consequences can affect how often you do a Proactive Maintenance task.
July 2018 Group Workshop covered:
- The differences amongst Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA), Preventive Maintenance Optimization (PMO), and Backfit RCM
- Discussion on "scope of analysis"
Aug 2018 Group Workshop covered:
- Research on the Six Patterns of Failure: Why aren't there any new studies?
- The "root cause" of the stalls we experience when trying to get a new Maintenance and Reliability initiative off the ground (or the results implemented once the analysis is complete!)
Sept 2018 Group Workshop covered:
- Details and differences between a Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) written at the component level versus a Functional FMEA
November/December 2018 Group Workshop covered:
- How long it takes to realize Return on Investment (ROI) of the RCM process.
December 20, 2018 Group Workshop covered:
- One cause of lack of Buy-In within an organization
- Where does RCM fit in?
January 31, 2019 Group Workshop covered:
- Leading reasons why RCM implementation "fails"