Making RCM Uncomplicated
The entire goal of my training is to keep RCM simple. I fully acknowledge the sordid history and present difficulties of implementing an RCM program. In fact, the true history of RCM outside the commercial aviation industry has left nothing but a "trail of worthless analyses" that sits on shelves at companies all over the world. In the course of my presentations at national and international conferences, I hear the same frustrated chorus of responses from the attendees: "We tried RCM, but it became a costly nightmare and we scrapped it. We know there is some good to be gained there somewhere, but we have yet to find it." Solutions are available. My three-day RCM course covers:
• Straightforward & Uncomplicated Approach To RCM
• Simplified RCM Concepts & Methodology
• Basic Principles Of RCM, Many Never Before Revealed
• How To Avoid the Pitfalls Of an RCM Program
• Establishing the Necessary RCM Decision Logic
• Dealing With Functional Failures & Different Failure Mode Strategies
• Developing PM Task Strategies
• Developing a "Living RCM Program"
• How To "Monitor & Trend" RCM Program Progress
• RCM for Instruments
• The 7 Questions In SAE RCM Document JA1011 & Their Limitations
• RCM As a Corporate Culture
A Timely Comment
During one of my recent training sessions, a director at NASA said, "If the BP personnel responsible for the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig had attended your training, there is a 98 percent likelihood that the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico would never have occurred." This is a powerful testimony to the need for better RCM and preventive maintenance training in complex industrial facilities.