COURSE dates

  • Dates: 02 Dec 2019 - 04 Dec 2019

    Speaker: Paul Fisher

    Venue: Northampton

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Reliability Centred Maintenance

First Delegate: £1,100 +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

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

  • Introduction to RCM
  • History of RCM
  • Definitions
  • Maintenance and Support Philosophy
  • Overview of RCM
  • RCM Standards:
    • MSG3
    • Def Stan 00-045
    • ASD S4000P
    • JA1012
    • RCM2
  • Reliability
  • Failure Patterns

Lesson 2: RCM Process

  • MSG-3 Objectives
  • Input Requirements
  • Operating Context
  • Functional System Definition
  • Functional Partitioning
  • Allocating Assets to Functions

Ajax vehicleLesson 3: Assessing RCM Cost Effectiveness

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

Lesson 4: Spares Holdings

  • Sparing Determination
  • Anticipatory Sparing
  • Spares Modelling
  • Operational Availability

Lesson 5: FMECA – Functionally Significant Items

  • Identification of Failure Modes & Effects
  • Criticality of Failures
  • Safety Assessment
  • Minimum Mission Essential Functions

Black hornetLesson 6: FMECA – Structurally significant items

  • Identification of Failure Causes & Effects
  • Fatigue Damage (FD)
  • Accidental Damage (AD) & Effects
  • Environmental Deterioration (ED) & Effects
  • FD & Effects
  • Criticality of Failures
  • Damage Modes

Lesson 7: RCM Logic Application

  • MSG-3
    • Systems / Powerplant, including components and APU‘s
    • Maintenance Significant Items (MSI)
    • Aircraft Structures
    • Structural Significant Items (SSI)
    • Zonal Inspections
    • Lightning/High Intensity Radiated Field (L/HIRF) protection systems
  • Def Stan 00-045

Lesson 8: Task Rationalisation & Maintenance Schedules

  • Task Frequency
  • Task Rationalisation
  • Maintenance Schedule Preparation

Lesson 9: RCM Implementation

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

Lesson 10: RCM for In-Service Systems

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

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