Maintenance Articles Index



What is Reliability-Centred Maintenance? RCM as a subject has been widely written about and it is not the aim of this paper to provide a detailed account of the process here. Rather, its aim is to provide an introduction to RCM for new users and a quick history for the more experienced.


Why RCM is Different - A Case Study The purpose of maintenance is to prevent or mitigate the consequences of failure. Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is a method that allows to achieve this goal in an effective way.


Functions and Failures The concept of functions and failures in modern maintenance management is very important. You may already be familiar with Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA), since it is a well-documented and established technique. However when used as a tool in to determine maintenance through RCM, the difference in the two basic approaches to FMEA need to be understood.


What is Total Productive Maintenance? TPM is a manufacturing led initiative that emphasises the importance of people, a 'can do' and 'continuous improvement' philosophy and the importance of production and maintenance staff working together. It is presented as a key part of an overall manufacturing philosophy.


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