Should you do Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) on ALL equipment?



Do you have to do Reliability Centered Maintenance on ALL of your equipment? Absolutely not!  That is a big misconception of the process. You get to decide how broadly or how narrowly you apply Reliability Centered Maintenance.

We all live in the real world. And there are limited resources. There’s limited time. There’s limited money. There are limited available personnel to get analyses done. And that’s okay. We have to work with what we have.

We don’t have to be like those ducks, right? Ducks and animals live by instinct. As human beings, we get to choose and that means for Reliability Centered Maintenance as well.

So, if you’re just starting out, and you’re wondering where to begin, start small. Choose something that is maybe causing you the most pain, high-cost driver, poor Reliability. Start there so you can get the biggest bank for your buck when it comes to Reliability Centered Maintenance.

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Nancy Regan

I started to help organizations gain an understanding of maintenance and reliability basics. After all, the basics pervade just about every asset management solution out there ~ and they’re embedded in Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM).

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