This presentation introduces and outlines the implementation of Reliability Culture Implementation (RCI) at the Doe Run Company in Viburnum, Missouri. By using a disciplined approach to the everyday maintenance functions, a proactive strategy is being developed which “raises the bar“ to plant maintenance. Main objectives are the integration of operations and maintenance partnerships and transformation of maintenance practices from a reactive to proactive mode through a progressive reliability process. Paradigm changes include:
Establishing a reliability journey by implementing overall PM overhaul;
Increased management support of maintenance function;
Introduction of new indices and root cause analysis;
Definition of RCM components and establishing a reliability journey.
RCI is the vehicle being utilized to reach the higher level of equipment availability and utilization with the ultimate goal of maximizing production levels while keeping costs to a minimum.