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Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is a proven methodology for developing effective maintenance strategies.

Operators constantly find themselves having to strike a balance between meeting mandatory scheduled shut downs and inspections and minimizing business interruptions. Increasingly, innovative asset integrity strategies, such as RCM, are being implemented to meet these goals.

Our solution

VELOSI RCM services do not stop at just delivering the RCM study report; in fact we provide a range of services.

Our RCM Methodology is a risk-based approach which includes the following steps:

  •  Screening analysis
  •  FMEA (Failure Mode & Effect Analysis)
  • Risk analysis
  • Risk Based Maintenance (RBM) strategy development

VELOSI uses state-of-the-art maintenance techniques in order to optimize task intervals and spending on maintenance. Maintenance optimization can also be performed for hidden failures using VELOSI’s ‘economic optimization’ and ‘absolute acceptance criteria’ strategies.

VAIL-RCM is a tool developed in-house that provides RCM Analysis, Data Management and Reporting. This software is based on Offshore Reliability Data (OREDA) 2002 Standards and provides extensive customization capabilities. We analyze RCM on three levels:

  1.  FMEA/FMECA
  2.  Risk Analysis
  3.  Plant Maintenance Routines

We also provide customized RCM training technology transfer courses for both management and nominated RCM teams. Our training session includes:

  •  RCM Methodology
  •  Working processes and group exercises
  • VAIL-RCM software usage

 Benefits

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is a proven methodology for developing effective maintenance strategies. It is a reliability optimization tool that captures daily decisions on repair procedures, their impact on planned execution and analyzes the information for predicting future reliability issues.

The following are among some of the benefits of this method:

  • Identify and correct chronic recurring equipment problems
  •  Avoid production losses caused by unexpected failures
  •  Increase intervals between turnarounds
  •  Identify equipment that is deemed ‘non-critical’
  •  Decrease hidden failures and process trips
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