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Reliability Centered Maintenance – Reengineered

Aspire to become a certified analyst, facilitator, or instructor in the application of RCM-R®

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) was developed in the 70’s by the aviation industry. For its impressive results, RCM is considered the most effective method to determine consequences management policies of physical asset failures. The SAE JA1011 (Evaluation Criteria for Reliability-Centered Maintenance) of the American Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) was established in 1999. Its purpose was to clarify the minimum requirements for an analysis process to be considered in accordance with the original method, as conceived by the aerospace industry. The class focuses on the application of RCM-R® as an optimized process for the formulation of asset and process failure consequence management policies, which consists of five pillars: Data Integrity, RCM according to SAE JA1011, RAM Analysis, Weibull Analysis and Continuous Improvement. The combination of the RCM method with other international standard methods and practices incorporated by RCM-R® in its methodology facilitates its application and improves its results. RCM-R® Basic is the first of a series of courses covering this extensive topic. This class provides the fundamentals for those professionals aspiring to become certified analysts, facilitators and instructors in the application of RCM-R®. The course uses as support material the recent publication Reliability Centered Maintenance Reengineered: Practical Optimization of the RCM Process with RCM-R® by Jesús R. Sifonte and James V. Reyes-Picknell.

Course Objectives

What you gain from this course!

  • Knowing the Scope and Benefits of RCM as per SAE Standard JA1011

  • Understanding the Requirements of a Genuine RCM Process

  • Understanding the Role of RCM Within the Asset Management Context

  • Practicing the RCM Process to Plant Assets

  • Selecting Appropriate Failure Consequence Management Policies

  • Distinguishing Attributes from RCM-R® Enhanced Process

  • Knowing the Steps and Requirements for the Effective Implementation of RCM-R® in Your Organization

  • Establishing the Basis for the Certification of RCM-R® Analysts, Facilitators, and Instructors

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - Introduction and Class Content

  • 2

    Module 2 - History of RCM and its relevance in today’s industry

    • Unit 2 - RCM Development

    • Unit 3 - Description and Benefits of RCM

    • Unit 4 – RCM Suitability Survey (Workshop #1) (Reading assignment)

    • Unit 5 - Module 2 Quiz

  • 3

    Module 3 - The RCM Standard SAE JA1011

    • Unit 6 - RCM Definitions and Deliverables

    • Unit 7 - The 7 Questions of the RCM Process

    • Unit 8 – Describe what entails an RCM Process (Reading assignment)

    • Unit 9 - Module 3 Quiz

  • 4

    Module 4 - The RCM-R® Process

    • Unit 10 – RCM-R® Process Definition

    • Unit 11 – RCM-R® Pillars

    • Unit 12 – RCM-R® Process Diagram

    • Unit 13 - Reading Assignment

    • Unit 14 – Module #4 Quiz

  • 5

    Module 5 - The Pre-Work Stage

    • Unit 15 – Ensuring Asset Data Integrity

    • Unit 16 – RCM-R® Data

    • Unit 17 – Asset Data Registers

    • Unit 18 – Work Order Data

    • Unit 19 – Asset Criticality Analysis

    • Unit 20 – The importance of data integrity (Reading assignment)

    • Unit 21 – Module #5 Quiz

  • 6

    Module 6 - Operating Context and Functional Analysis

    • Unit 22 – The Operating Context

    • Unit 23- Performance Levels

    • Unit 24– Functional Analysis

    • Unit 25 – Primary Functions

    • Unit 26 – Secondary Functions

    • Unit 27 – Hidden Functions

    • Unit 28- Functional Block Diagrams

    • Unit 29 - Operating Context & Functions Definition (Workshop #3) (Video on RCM-R® Software Usage) (Developed in RCM-R® software)

    • Unit 30 – Module #6 Quiz

  • 7

    Module 7 - Functional Failures

    • Unit 31 – Potential versus Functional Failures

    • Unit 32 – Partial Failures versus Total Functional Failures

    • Unit 33 – Functional Failures (Workshop #4) (Developed in RCM-R® software)

    • Unit 34 – Module #7 Quiz

  • 8

    Module 8 - Failure Modes and Causes

    • Unit 35 - Failure Modes Definition and Types per SAE JA1011

    • Unit 36 – Failure Modes Classification in RCM-R®

    • Unit 37 – Failure Mode Root Causes Classification in RCM-R®

    • Unit 38 – Failure Modes and Causes (Workshop #5) (Developed in RCM-R® software)

    • Unit 39 – Module #8 Quiz

  • 9

    Module 9 - Failure Effects I

    • Unit 40 – Failure Effects Guide Questions

    • Unit 41 – Developing the Failure Effects statement (Workshop #6)

  • 10

    Module 10 - Failure Effects II and Risk Management

    • Unit 42 – Risk Management Principles

    • Unit 43 – The RCM-R® Failure Effects risk Matrix

    • Unit 44 – Quantitative Failure Effect Evaluation (Workshop #7)

    • Unit 45 – Modules #9-10 Quiz

  • 11

    Module 11 - Overview of Maintenance Strategies

    • Unit 46 – Technically Feasible and Worth Doing

    • Unit 47 – Preventive Maintenance Tasks

    • Unit 48 – Condition Monitoring Tasks

    • Unit 49 – Detection Tasks

    • Unit 50 – Running to Failure

    • Unit 51 – Nonrecurring Actions

    • Unit 52 – Design Change Objectives

    • Unit 53 – Module #11 Quiz

  • 12

    Module 12 - Failure Consequences

    • Unit 54 – Types of Consequences

    • Unit 55 – RCM-R® Consequence Selection Algorithm

    • Unit 56 – Module #12 Quiz

  • 13

    Module 13 - Selection of Failure Consequence Management Policies

    • Unit 57 – Failure Consequence Management Policies

    • Unit 58 – SAE JA1011 Decision Diagrams

    • Unit 59 - RCM-R® Decision Diagram

    • Unit 60 – Developing Meaningful Maintenance Tasks

    • Unit 61 – Selecting Failure Consequence Management Policies and Tasks (Workshop #8) (Developed in RCM-R® software)

    • Unit 62 – Module #13 Quiz

  • 14

    Module 14 - Implementing RCM-R®

    • Unit 63 – The Analysis Team

    • Unit 64 – The Facilitator

    • Unit 65 – Training and Competency

    • Unit 66 – The Analysis Meetings

    • Unit 67 – Implementing the Outcomes & Monitoring the Results

    • Unit 68 – Module #14 Quiz

  • 15

    Module 15 - Introduction to Fine Tuning the Analysis

    • Unit 69 – Introduction to Fine Tuning the Analysis

  • 16

    Module 16 - RCM-R® Orange Belt Certification Project (Certified Analyst)

    • Unit 70 - RCM-R® Certification Path

    • Unit 71 - RCM-R® Orange Belt Project Submission Guidelines

  • 17

    Course Critique

    • Course Review/Critique

Become a RCM-R® Certified Analyst!

Advance your RCM-R® certification to Orange Belt with this add-on package which includes the entire RCM-R® course and Orange Belt project.

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Instructor

Instructor, Director of Conscious Reliability

Jesús R. Sifonte

Thought leader, conference speaker, consultant, instructor, and coach on asset reliability and maintenance. Creator of RCM-R®, an optimized approach of the original RCM methodology, and co-author of the Publication Reliability Centered Maintenance - Reengineered (RCM-R®): Practical Optimization of the RCM Process with RCM-R®. Jesús holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, a Master of Maintenance and Reliability Engineering Degree from Monash University in Australia and, ASNT level 3A Vibration Analyst, among other professional credentials. Jesús is Co-Founder of Conscious Reliability, President of PdMtech, a service and consulting firm founded in 2001 with operations in Canada and Puerto Rico. Mr. Sifonte also collaborates with IMMP (Mexico), CMMI (Latin America and Spain) and Conscious Asset (Canada) as Master Instructor and Consultant. He is an active member of PEMAC Asset Management Association of Canada and collaborates as Vice President of the Greater Toronto Area Chapter.

Bonus material

Course content to enhance the learner's experience!

  • Conversations on RCM-R®

    There is nothing better than a great story! Join us as we periodically host conversations with industry leaders and learn from those in the field!

  • Short Videos!

    Enjoy videos about Reliability-Centered Maintenance Reengineered and similar topics!