How RCM Works

Of course, maintenance schedules existed well before RCM came into being, but RCM brought a new understanding of failure together with a structured methodology for selecting the right maintenance to tackle each failure.

At its core, RCM is built on common sense. Maintenance has to be capable of preventing or predicting a failure, and it has to be effective in eliminating or at least reducing the consequences of failure. Effort is focused on failures that matter, while fewer resources are devoted to failures that don't.

That approach is based on these principles.

Around this core, RCM provides a set of robust, effective and auditable methods for analysing equipment failures and developing maintenance schedules that address them.