About this title

Mankind has been managing assets for thousands of years. Whether farming, using fire, or smelting brass, it is natural for people to manage assets. However, managing assets and managing them well can be, and often are, two different things.

The task for asset managers is to change the paradigm of asset management from maintenance to reliability. This means the paradigm must change from thinking about machines to thinking about functions.

Reliability Centered Asset Management (RCAM) guides the reader through this journey by:

  • Providing an understanding of reliability and asset management from a cultural perspective.
  • Explaining the functional approach to asset management.
  • Examining the asset lifecycle and how the reliability-centered functional approach is used to get maximum value from assets.
  • Exploring the fourth generation of asset management, a reliability-centered view of processes and procedures.

Each chapter begins and ends with a vignette that illustrates the central points of the chapter. The vignettes follow the fictional The Asset Company (TAC) through the journey to truly effective RCAM.

Acerca del Autor - Richard Overman, M.S., CMRP, CRL

Rich Overman, CMRP, CRL has over 30 years of experience in working with companies and facilities to improve their organization as well as their equipment maintenance and reliability. His experience covers many industries including higher education, jet aircraft (airframe, engines, electronics, avionics, and other mechanical and electrical systems), nuclear power plants, mining, petro-chemical, pharmaceutical and nuclear fuel conversion. He is an expert in process design, FMECA, RCM, life cycle cost analysis, and other aspects of equipment maintenance and reliability.

An internationally known speaker and author, Rich has spoken at numerous conferences and was invited to be an eminent speaker for the Maintenance Engineering Society of Australia (MESA). His paper at the MESA annual conference, "The Core Principles of Reliability-Centered Maintenance" was published in the Asset Maintenance Management Journal (V22. N1). He has taught courses on Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices and Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) in the USA, Canada, Malaysia and Australia. He is the author of the book, "Versatile Reliability-Centered Maintenance" and was on the team that wrote the original Society for Automotive Engineers RCM standards, JA1011 and JA1012. 

Other publications include:
"Precision Maintenance: Making your maintenance event a pit stop", Pumps & Systems, Jan 2008
"CORE Principles of Precision Maintenance", Uptime, Dec 2007
"Competency Development in Manufacturing: How the CMRP Exam has Changed Manufacturing in My Company", SMRP Solutions Issue 4, 2003
"Equations of RCM", Reliability, Nov/Dec 2006
"RCM, Condition Monitoring, or Both," Maintenance Technology, Jan 2002

Rich has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Science degree in Science Education and a Master of Divinity. He also has a Graduate Certificate in Maintenance and Reliability Engineering.

Contents

Forward

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1 - Reliability-Centered Organization (RCO)

  • Reliability
  • RCO
  • Points to Ponder

Chapter 2 - What Do You Want?

  • Function
    • Primary function
    • Secondary function
    • Functions and the RCO
  • Functional Failure
  • Failure Mode
  • Failure Effects
  • Points to Ponder

Chapter 3 - Asset Lifecycle

  • Concept
  • Design
  • Installation
  • Commissioning
  • Operations
  • Maintenance
  • Disposal
  • Conclusion
  • Points to Ponder

Chapter 4 - Reliability-Centered Concept and Design (RCCD)

  • Concept
  • Design
    • Design FMEA
    • Criticality analysis
    • Computer modeling
  • Human Assets
    • Concept (needs analysis)
    • Design (job description)
  • Conclusion
  • Points to Ponder

Chapter 5 – Reliability-Centered Installation and Commissioning (RCIC)

  • Establishing the Contracts
  • FMEA
  • Execution
  • Human Assets
  • Points to Ponder

Chapter 6 – Reliability-Centered Operations (RCOp)

  • Functionally-Based Operations
  • Failure-Based Procedures
  • Operator FMEA
  • Points to Ponder

Chapter 7 – Reliability-Centered Maintenance Management (RCMM)

  • Asset Manager
  • Proactive vs. Reactive Maintenance
  • Controlled and Stable Maintenance Process
    • Control and Stability Realm
    • Process
    • Foundation
    • Focus and execution
  • Proactive Reliability Realm
    • Reliability improvement prioritization
    • Reliability in design
    • Reliability in operations
  • Human Assets
  • Points to Ponder

Chapter 8 - Reliability-Centered Processes (RCP)

  • Work Order Planning
  • Points to Ponder

Chapter 9 - Conclusion

Points to Ponder Suggested Answers

  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5
  • Chapter 6
  • Chapter 7
  • Chapter 8

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