For that reason, it is essential to involve a team that knows the equipment well, and to have access to an experienced RCM practitioner. So an RCM is not really any different from any other project: you need to ensure that you have the right people involved and plan the project carefully.
Is RCM difficult to implement?
Web sites, consultancy organisations and even some books weave an air of mystery around RCM. Although it’s a big subject, the core principles are simple: it’s systematic common sense applied to engineering maintenance.
You need to be confident that your RCM review will produce maintenance that is effective and safe.