Reliability Centred Maintenance, RCM • With RCM methodology one handle the maintenance objectives as early as in the development phase on a consciously, rationally, and planned base. • One analyses potential failure that can occur on the developed systems, structures, or components. • Faults can be classified as obvious or hidden, safety critical or of considerable financial character.
RCM RCM is basically about answering… • …what are the functions and associated performance standards of the asset in its present operating context • …in what ways does it fail to fulfill its functions • …what causes each functional failure • …what happens when each failure occurs • …in what way does each failure matter • …what can be done to predict or prevent each failure • …what should be done if a suitable proactive task cannot be found • This can be performed through e.g. FMEA and FTA