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Successfully Managing a Reliability Initiative

Guest speaker Paul Lanthier discusses how to manage a successful reliability initiative. Topics include: • Defining Goals • Scoping the Project • Organization/Communication Strategy • Measuring Success • Stages — Analyze/Implement/Clean Up/Apply/Living Program • Asset vs. Site Focus • Getting People on the Playing Field • How to Reset the Bar while Maintaining Focus Watch […]

Using templates for RCM content

Using a template in RCM content has been a contentious issue in the past due to concerns that the content will be applied without the requisite consideration given to operating context. However, with the appropriate guidelines in place, practitioners can save valuable time in the analysis phase by reusing existing RCM2™ or RCM3™ analysis content. […]

How do we get involvement of Equipment Specialists in RCM2 Analyses?

One of the common challenges faced when preparing to conduct Reliability Centered Maintenance analyses is obtaining the commitment to dedicate resources for the duration of the analysis. Managers are always looking for ways to reduce the involvement their most valued resources (equipment specialists, operators, tradespeople) will play in the RCM2 analysis. In today’s typically short staffed […]

People often confuse reliability and availability

People often confuse reliability and availability. Simply put availability is a measure of the % of time the equipment is in an operable state while reliability is a measure of how long the item performs its intended function. We can refine these definitions by considering the desired performance standards. Availability is an Operations parameter as, […]

Understanding the difference between reliability and availability

Reliability can be defined as “the probability that an item will perform its intended functions for a specified interval under stated conditions”. It can be measured by Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) and predicted Reliability (R) = e-?t, where t is the time in service. Availability can be defined as “the probability that an item […]

People and Processes, Inc. joins The Aladon Network as a provider of RCM2 and MTA Facilitation and Training

For Immediate Release:  Wednesday, June 22, 2011, Yulee, Florida, USA People and Processes, Inc.  a leader in education and consulting services dedicated to Maintenance and Operations enhancement announced today that the organization has become a Member Organization of The Aladon Network. The Aladon Network is a global community of reliability professionals whose members are certified by […]

Latest from Russia: Maintenance Practices & RCM Concept Initiatives Booming

  Over the last couple of years we are seeing a growing interest from many Russian companies who are looking to use new methodologies and new maintenance techniques in various industries. One of the biggest interests is the RCM2 methodology and asset performance management systems. Major catastrophic incidents that have occurred recently in Russia (e.g. Sayano-Shushenskaya […]

RCM Facilitators & Implementers Need to Work as a Team for Success

Conducting an RCM2 analysis is the important first step in developing an effective asset reliability program, but the effort doesn’t stop there. In order to gain the maximum benefit from the analysis effort, the implementation of the analysis results must follow. Just as the Facilitator requires a specific set of skills to conduct an analysis, […]

Defining Failures and Being Consistent

To identify when maintenance is required, we need to define failure. The traditional view was that as equipment gets older, it is more likely to fail. Failure was defined as when the equipment breaks down and is no longer operational. However, studies have shown that the majority of failures are not age related. In the […]

Need For Synergy Applying Concurrent Result Oriented Techniques

By Henry Ellmann, Ellmann, y Sueiro & Asociados Introduction Over the many years of implementing RCM2 we have learned many “do’s” and “don’ts”. We share these experiences with many of our colleagues engaged in similar activities. Therefore, in this paper we are not presenting any revolutionary concepts. To the contrary, we wish to recap and […]