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, so too does the Implementer to complete the implementation. Together these two roles ensure that all the effort invested into completing an analysis produces improvements in asset performance through the effective implementation of the analysis results.
The efficiency and effectiveness of the Facilitator-Implementer team depends on each others understanding of both roles and what is required to produce an effective asset reliability program. For example, if the Facilitator does not describe the recommended task in sufficient detail and provide sufficient information to describe the warning, alarm and critical states for a condition based inspection, the Implementer will not be able to effectively and efficiently create the asset reliability program.
Conversely, if the Implementer does not completely understand the principles of RCM2, they will not be able to accurately interpret the results of an RCM2 analysis in order to create an effective asset reliability program.
A well trained Facilitator and Implementer working together is the most effective and efficient approach to rapidly develop a technically based asset reliability program that achieves your customers’ goals. We can provide training and guidance for both roles.
This posting was written and submitted by Glen Saevil, P.Eng., CMRP, Molson Canada