COURSE dates

  • Dates: 03 Dec 2018 - 05 Dec 2018

    Speaker: Paul Fisher

    Venue: Northampton

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Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM)

First Delegate: £1,100.00 +VAT

Second Delegate and MOD: £990 +VAT

Duration: 3 days

course description

An intensive, hands-on course of instruction, into all facets of Reliability Centred Maintenance.

course overview

The course presents a no-nonsense approach to applying the latest techniques for development of a cost effective scheduled maintenance programme. Students participate in syndicates to complete a series of exercises in performance of RCM decision criteria, cost-benefit analysis and maintenance schedule development. This will provide invaluable experience to be applied immediately. It is gained knowledge that students cannot afford to miss.

course outline

Lesson 1: RCM Programme

  • RCM process overview
  • Maintenance and Support Philosophy
  • Review of the LSA Process and Def Stan 00-60
  • Overview of MSG3
  • Overview of Def Stan 00-45
  • Related RCM Standards: MIL HDBKs 1845 & 2173
  • Related Standards: Def Stan 00-40 & 00-41
  • Operational Availability
  • Cost of Ownership
  • Reliability predictions
  • Maintainability analysis
  • Safety and Hazard limitation

Lesson 2: RCM Process

  • Use Study
  • Starting the Process – Input Requirements
  • Operating context
  • Analysing the design
  • Functional system definition
  • Functional partitioning
  • Creating Functional Asset Groups
  • Functionally significant items
  • Structurally significant items

Ajax vehicleLesson 3: FMECA – Functionally significant items

  • Identification of failure modes & effects
  • Criticality of failures
  • Failure predictability
  • Redundancy implications
  • Safety assessment
  • Minimum mission essential functions

Lesson 4: FMECA – Structurally significant items

  • Identification of failure causes & effects
  • Criticality of failures
  • Safety assessment
  • Environmental damage & effects
  • Accidental damage & effects

Lesson 5: RCM Logic Application

  • Lubrication Tasks
  • Service Tasks
  • On-Condition Monitoring Tasks
  • Hard Time Tasks
  • Combinations of Tasks
  • Failure Finding Tasks
  • Redesign (Mandatory or Recommended)
  • No Preventive Maintenance
  • Age Exploration Tasks

Black hornetLesson 6: Assessing RCM Cost Effectiveness

  • Determining the cost of RCM
  • Determining the cost of no RCM
  • Balancing the results

Lesson 7: Task Rationalisation & Maintenance Schedules

  • Task frequency
  • Task deferment
  • Risk limitation
  • Maintenance Schedule preparation
  • Job Information Cards

Lesson 8: RCM Implementation

  • Buyer responsibilities
  • Seller responsibilities
  • Contracting for RCM
  • RCM and Warranties
  • RCM and COTS items

Lesson 9: Spares Holdings

  • Sparing determination
  • Anticipatory sparing
  • Spares modelling
  • Operational availability

Lesson 10: RCM for In-Service Systems

  • Validating the RCM programme
  • Using in-service data
  • Through life management

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