Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM)
Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) is a systematic approach to maintenance operations and management that focuses on optimizing the reliability of a system or asset. It is based on the premise that all assets have a certain level of reliability that can be maintained through proactive maintenance strategies. RCM involves analyzing the system or asset to identify potential failure modes and their causes, and then developing maintenance strategies to prevent or mitigate those failures. RCM also takes into account the cost of maintenance, the availability of resources, and the impact of the system or asset on the organization. RCM is used to ensure that maintenance operations are cost-effective and that assets are reliable and safe. It is an important tool for organizations to ensure that their assets are operating at peak performance and reliability.