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Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Training

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What is RCM Training?

Reliability Centered Maintenance training teaches fundamental engineering concepts necessary for determining appropriate preventive maintenance requirements and other failure mitigation strategies for physical assets. RCM applies to any industry that requires reliable, cost-effective performance from their assets. Applicable industries include, but are not limited to, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Food Processing, Chemical Processing, Mining, Facilities, Weapon Systems, Aerospace, Agriculture, Alternative Energy, Energy Distribution, and Power Generation.

The Goal

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) training is the adoption of principles which realize the maximum capability of a physical asset at the minimal cost and risk. Learn the engineering principles used at reliable, high-performance plants and physical assets in the military, municipal and commercial sectors. Join the RCM certified technicians and physical asset owners in implementing and improving cost-effective maintenance programs using a logical and comprehensive SAE JA1011 compliant RCM process.

SAE JA 1011 (Society of Automotive Engineers)

The technical standard: Evaluation Criteria for RCM Processes which outlines the criteria for an RCM process. By isolating 7 questions in order:

  • What is the asset supposed to do and what are its associated performance standards?
  • In what ways can it fail to provide the required functions?
  • What are the events that cause each failure?
  • What’s the consequence when each failure occurs?
  • In what way does each failure matter?
  • What systematic task can be performed proactively to prevent, or to diminish to a satisfactory degree, the consequences of the failure?
  • What must be done if a suitable preventive task cannot be found?

Identifying and capturing the Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) determines key throughput points and levels of criticality are assigned. Identifying tolerance is an important component. Then the RCM logic determines appropriate maintenance schedules to maximize process and plant
efficiency.

The outcome is a systemic maintenance program that prioritizes up-time and efficiency at the lowest cost.

What You Will Learn:

  • Predictive maintenance cycles and equipment failure curves
  • Identifying operating risk
  • Failure modes, effects, and criticality analysis
  • Run-to-failure strategies
  • Equipment criticality analysis
  • Parts failure initiation
  • Equipment redesign methods
  • Time-based maintenance vs. on-condition maintenance

TYPES OF RCM TRAINING

RCM affects operations at all levels of the organization. The RCM course offerings reflect the different needs of executives, reliability managers, and others who interact with the RCM decision-making process and/or daily maintenance schedule.

FOR RELIABILITY MANAGERS

RCM 101 • 3 days • Fundamentals of RCM Analysis

RCM 201 • 2 days • Advanced topics

FOR RCM SUPPORT STAFF

RCM 102 • 2 days • Terminology and concepts

FOR EXECUTIVES AND MANAGERS

RCM 301 • 1 hour • RCM Executive Overview

BENEFITS OF RCM TRAINING

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) method achieves optimal levels of economy, availability, and safety by developing and applying cutting-edge systems engineering and supportability analysis tools, processes, and expertise.
RCM strategy provides critical insights into equipment performance, identifies system improvements, optimizes operations & support, enhances business decisions, and achieves measurable life-cycle cost savings.

  • Increased confidence in capital equipment decision making
  • More reliable plant and operating equipment; improved machine uptime
  • Optimal solutions for responding to failure modes
  • Ability to audit performance equipment
  • More accurate planning and budgeting for capital equipment
  • Deliver to management the highest possible plant utility and performance
  • Make sense of and leverage failure data
  • Make informed risk decisions on paper using quantifiable (and explainable) formula

WHO IS RCM FOR?

RCM training is beneficial to the military, municipal & commercial sectors, specifically:

  • Fleet/asset managers
  • Maintenance planners/managers
  • Reliability managers/engineers
  • Field service representatives
  • Logisticians
  • Maintenance technicians
  • Supportability professionals
  • Executive management

RCM 101 – Fundamentals of RCM Analysis

An introduction to the RCM process that provides the instruction and practical application required to apply Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Analysis to physical assets. The course provides instruction in a Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Standard JA1011 compliant RCM process. This course delivers training designed to provide an understanding of RCM disciplines as they relate to developing efficient preventative maintenance programs. Intended for personnel who will perform or facilitate RCM analyses.

  • Theory and practical experience needed to implement and perform RCM analysis
  • Experience developing effective failure management strategies
  • An understanding of RCM’s role within asset management
  • Ability to identify opportunities that may warrant a more in-depth reliability analysis
  • An understanding of PSA disciplines as they relate to developing efficient
    preventative maintenance programs

You’ll walk away with the instruction and practice needed to apply Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Analysis to physical assets. The course provides instruction in a Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Standard JA1011 compliant RCM process. This introductory course provides training designed to provide an in-depth understanding of RCM disciplines as they relate to developing efficient preventative maintenance programs. There are no prerequisite requirements to attend.
Prerequisite: None

Course Number :

RCM 101
Fundamentals of RCM Analysis

Prerequisite :

None

Starting Date :
Nov 6, 2018

End Date :
Nov 8, 2018

Status :

Call or Email for Availability

Location :
Jacksonville, FL

Cost :
Call for price

Course Number :

RCM 101
Fundamentals of RCM Analysis

Prerequisite :

None

Starting Date :
Mar 4, 2019

End Date :
Mar 7, 2019

Status :

(NAVAIR)

Location :
Lakehurst, NJ

Cost :
Call for price

Course Number :

RCM 101
Fundamentals of RCM Analysis

Prerequisite :

None

Starting Date :
Aug 28, 2018

End Date :
Aug 30, 2018

Status :

(NAVAIR)

Location :
Patuxent River, MD

Cost :
Call for price

Course Number :

RCM 101
Fundamentals of RCM Analysis

Prerequisite :

none

Starting Date :
Sep 11, 2018

End Date :
Sep 13, 2018

Status :

(NAVAIR)

Location :
Havelock, NC

Cost :
Call for price

Course Number :

RCM 101
Fundamentals of RCM Analysis

Prerequisite :

none

Starting Date :
Sep 25, 2018

End Date :
Sep 27, 2018

Status :

(NAVAIR)

Location :
Jacksonville, FL

Cost :
Call for price

Course Number :

RCM 101
Fundamentals of RCM Analysis

Prerequisite :

none

Starting Date :
Oct 2, 2018

End Date :
Oct 4, 2018

Status :

(NAVAIR)

Location :
North Island, CA

Cost :
Call for price

RCM 102 – Technology and Concepts

An Introduction to the Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) process and related concepts and terminology. Participants will gain general knowledge of RCM principles. Leverage information required to perform RCM, and recieve an overview of how that information is used. This training course is intended to provide basic knowledge to staff who will participate in RCM analysis and managers who may want a more detailed overview of the RCM process.

  • General knowledge of RCM principles
  • What information is needed to perform RCM and how that information is used
  • A working understanding of the planning and preparation phase of RCM Analysis
  • Knowledge of the various support roles and their responsibilities within an RCM Analysis

You’ll walk away with the knowledge needed to participate as a supporting role for a RCM effort. The course provides a high level overview in a Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Standard JA 1011 compliant RCM process, including the 4 major elements of the RCM process. This course provides the understanding for a support role interface during an RCM Analysis. Support roles include: Equipment/System Subject Matter Expert (SME), System Engineers, Data Analysis, Logistics Support, Maintenance Planners and Maintenance Managers. There are no prerequisite requirements to attend. Equipment/System Subject Matter Expert (SME), System Engineers, Data Analysts, Logistics Support, Maintenance Planners and Maintenance Managers. There are no Prerequisite requirements to attend.
Prerequisite: None

RCM 201 – RCM Advanced Topics

An in-depth review of advanced topics that an analyst or facilitator may encounter while accomplishing an analysis effort. This course includes case studies that address project execution and implementation issues.

  • Deeper understanding of the theory, processes, and procedures needed to supervise, implement and perform RCM analysis.
  • Topics and knowledge for the more advanced RCM analyst with experience
  • Examination of RCM Case studies to address implementation and integration issues.
  • An understanding of RCM’s role within asset management

If you’re an RCM Analyst who has experience participating in RCM Analysis efforts but you need a better understanding of what is needed to lead an RCM effort, the Advanced RCM Topics Class is the course to attend. You will walk away with the knowledge as an understanding of the responsibilities to lead and implement an RCM program. The course provides detailed instruction in a Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Standard JA1011 compliant RCM process as well as common pitfalls encountered during an implementation effort.
Prerequisite: RCM 101

Course Number :

RCM 201
RCM Advanced Topics

Prerequisite :

RCM 101 Recommended

Starting Date :
Aug 15, 2018

End Date :
Aug 16, 2018

Status :

(NAVAIR)

Location :
Havelock, NC

Cost :
Call for price

Course Number :

RCM 201
RCM Advanced Topics

Prerequisite :

RCM 101 Recommended

Starting Date :
Oct 24, 2018

End Date :
Oct 25, 2018

Status :

(NAVAIR)

Location :
San Diego, CA

Cost :
Call for price

RCM 301 – RCM Executive Overview

A high-level overview of the Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) process, to include benefits, data requirements, and the role of RCM in an overall asset management program. Intended for managers and decision makers interested in or considering implementing an RCM effort. This course can be tailored to a specific customer and performed virtually or on-site.

  • A management level understanding of RCM and its component processes
  • An understanding of resources involved in undertaking an RCM effort (Who, What, When, and How)
  • What benefits and return on investment are traditionally expected from an RCM effort
  • RCM total outcomes

The Overview will provide what it takes to implement the RCM process and what benefits you can expect upon implementation. In addition it provides examples of the common pitfalls an organization should avoid.

UPCOMING TRAINING DATES & LOCATIONS

Course Number :

RCM 101
Fundamentals of RCM Analysis

Prerequisite :

None

Starting Date :
Mar 4, 2019

End Date :
Mar 7, 2019

Status :

(NAVAIR)

Location :
Lakehurst, NJ

Cost :
Call for price

Call or email for pricing, registration information, discounts for multiple attendees and government employees.

Phone : 904.637.2022 / 904.637.2024
ASI Fax : 904.637.2063
Office : 904.637.2020
Email : edu@androsysinc.com

HISTORY OF RCM

RCM tenets arise from the research work begun in the 1960s and 1970s by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and airline executives in the commercial aviation industry to reduce crash rates.
Among the interesting findings:

  • Failure of a component is not completely correlated to age
  • Managing the process of failure reduces catastrophic events better than predicting
    life expectancy
  • Use and reliability are separate functions
  • There are four distinct types of maintenance tasks
  • The importance of isolating tolerable risk

The term “reliability centered maintenance” is historically attributed to senior executives at United Airlines to describe an aircraft’s optimal maintenance needs. The US Department of Defense (DOD) furthered the study of reliability centered maintenance by publishing textbooks and reports in 1978.

RCM was quickly instituted in the U.S. military and nuclear facilities in the 1970s and 1980s.

Today RCM is defined in the Society of Engineers (SAE) JA1011, Evaluation Criteria for Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Processes with a minimum criteria to achieve the RCM standard. SAE JA1011, available from http://www.sae.org