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|Reliability-Centred Maintenance (RcM)
structured process, originally developed in the airline industry, to
determine the asset/equipment maintenance
strategies required for any
physical asset to ensure that it continues to fulfill its intended
functions in its present operating context.
A systematic method to balance between preventive and corrective maintenance, and to choose the right preventive maintenance action for the right component at the right time to reach the most cost efficient solution.
Listed below are some of the key steps in the RcM methodology:
Listed below are some of the variations of reliability centred maintenance:
Listed below are some of the merits and advantages of RcM:
Fig. The correlation between the maintenance costs and repair costs associated with the three different maintenance strategies.While Predictive Maintenance (PdM) generally has the highest maintenance cost, it will result in the lowest repair costs. CM, on the other hand, has the lowest maintenance cost but the highest corresponding costs associated with asset repairs.
Fig. The changing ratio of the maintenance mix over time.
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