Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM)
Reliability-Centred Maintenance ensures that an organisation continues to operate as intended and to realise improvements in minimum maintenance levels. RCM recognises that assets have different potential for failure and incorporates this knowledge into recommendations for maintenance plans that have the objectives of improving machine up-time, reliability and return on investment.
An RCM strategy can address dominant causes of asset failure. It defines routine maintenance plans that consist of cost-effective tasks that preserve the most important functions and looks at the planned preventative maintenance history to determine recurring faults etc.