Keys to the Successful Implementation of Reliability-centered Maintenance (RCM II )

CIM Vancouver 2002
James V. Picknell , Jaime Miazoa,
Abstract RCM II is a structured process that involves employees in determining the best failure management tactics for systems and equipment in their operating context. The method is an effective approach to risk and cost reduction as well as failure management.

On the basis of successes in implementing the RCM II methodology during the last decades in other capital and asset-intensive industries, there have been a growing number of RCM II applications in the mining industry.

An analysis of RCM II projects implemented during the last decade suggests the following:
· Several implementations have not been successful; and
· The factors that contributed to this lack of success can be identified.

Of course “success” can be subjectively interpreted. The interpretation used for this analysis was that the program continued – which assumes that the sites did indeed achieve some return on their investment or they would have stopped.

This presentation will discuss the key success factors for RCM II applications in mining.
Keywords: Reliability, Maintenance, key success factors
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