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Reliability Centered Maintenance Case Study


CONCLUSIONThe RCM is learned by applying to specific system and during the work several difficulties are discovered. As a solution to these problems there are suggested to use methods such as Concurrent Design and project scheduling. The first achievement of this thesis is using Concurrent Design method to organize RCM analysis process. It has been designed a special session room for RCM analysis process. The session room is organized in such a way to make the analysis process more fast and comfortable. It can be conclude that the Concurrent RCM analysis method can increase effectiveness of RCM application than normal method. Several problems can be solved by carrying it in Concurrent analysis way: 1. Communication between RCM Analysis Members much easer 2. Time can be saved3. Quality of FMECA can be increased4. Great working atmosphere for team work5. Gathering in the same session all relevant engineers or specialistsSecond achievement is using project scheduling methods from Project Management Course to organize maintenance tasks in a such way to reduce delay risk of the tasks. All maintenance tasks are located on Network Diagram and after carefully analysis it can be conclude that using this method to manage maintenance tasks can help to meet required performance standard:1. Equipment with higher criticality can be located in the beginning of the diagram and can be maintained with lower risk of delay.2. Workloads of different maintenance groups can be seen from the diagram and can be early seen how many of workloads has each group3. Slack times can be defined4. Conditional tasks can be scheduled on that slack hours All tasks are locted in the Network Diagram according to their resourse, predecessor and criticality parameters and it can be changed and reanalyzed again and again until get desired maintenance schedule.

Institutt for marin teknikk


This thesis examined the application of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) in the acquisition of the Marine Corps' Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAAV). RCM is referred to throughout various service and DoD wide references, but in the absence of specific guidance on how to apply RCM to an acquisition, the AAAV program provided a unique opportunity to analyze key decisions and results. The research included an examination of the RCM process to include RCM training provided on site at the AAAV program, a review of pertinent program documents, interviews with program representatives, and an analysis of the critical decision to utilize the RCM process. The key findings of the research effort concluded that when RCM is applied to an acquisition with program commitment, the program will gain a greater, more focused understanding of the system and subsystems, than with the traditional Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA). AAAV also demonstrated that RCM benefits were broad and not limited to just maintenance analysis and that these benefits could be gained at any stage of the acquisition. This thesis concludes by recommending that the acquisition community recognize the benefits and institutionalize RCM into the acquisition process.


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