RCM-R(R) Yellow Belt Certificate

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Reliability Centered Maintenance is the top method for formally defining effective failure management strategies for physical assets in their present operating contexts. It has been well-proven to be highly successful in achieving cost savings, production increases, safety, and environmental performance improvements. Basic RCM complies with the standard, SAE JA-1011. RCM-R goes well beyond that compliance with several enhancements.

RCM-R® takes a fresh look at a proven and highly successful method for determining failure management policies for physical assets. It complies fully with SAE standards, JA-1011 and 1012 and the re-engineering we’ve applied takes it beyond what those standards require – it is enhanced. Today, the “gold standard” in decision-making requires “evidence-based decisions”. Standard Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) allows for evidence-based decision making but fails to stress it and the methods available today leave it to the user to determine how best to justify decisions. Sometimes they get it right, but often, the search for good data is onerous because we are drowning in data but starved for useful information – consequence – they give up and revert to traditional practices. Standard RCM has a spotty track record. While analyses are often done quite well, the programs fail at implementation. They are treated as if they are only analysis projects with no useful goal. Results are “tossed over the fence” to other departments and the ball is dropped. RCM-R® addresses those weaknesses and aligns decision-making about risks and data interchange with ISO standards. RCM-R® is designed for today’s rigorous demands for technical precision and management accountability.

This course is a pre-requisite for our RCM-R Orange, Green, Blue, Brown, and Black belt certifications. It includes some 6 1/2 hours of lectures and approximately 4 1/2 hours of quizzes. It earns 1.1 CEUs.

The course textbook contains all the content covered in depth. The book is, “Reliability Centered Maintenance – Re-engineered, Practical Optimization of the RCM Process with RCM-R(R)”, by Jesus Sifonte and James Reyes-Picknell, 2017, CRC Press, New York. If the student does not already have a copy of the text, it can be acquired from the publisher here: LINK TO PUBLISHER, or from various other online technical booksellers.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Gain an understanding of RCM, its origins, and the relevant standard governing all RCM methods.
  • Understand the RCM-R method and how it enhances the basic RCM method
  • Gain insight into what it takes to be truly effective in a maintenance program
  • Gain an understanding of the requirements to achieve top results from RCM-R
  • Gain an understanding of how RCM-R can be leveraged to produce a variety of benefits for a modern operation

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Course Curriculum

RCM-R Background and Pre-Work

  • Lesson 1 – Asset Management and RCM
    30:20
  • Lesson 1 – Quiz
  • Lesson 2 – RCM standards and RCM-R Enhancements
    30:30
  • Lesson 2 – Quiz
  • Lesson 3 – Pre-work and getting started
    34:17
  • Lesson 3 – Quiz

RCM-R Method

  • Lesson 4- Operating context and defining functions
    43:23
  • Lesson 4 – Quiz
  • Lesson 5 – Functional failures
    20:22
  • Lesson 5 – Quiz
  • Lesson 6 – Failure Modes and their causes
    38:39
  • Lesson 6 – Quiz
  • Lesson 7 – Failure effects
    25:10
  • Lesson 7 – Quiz
  • Lesson 8 – Failure risk assessment
    13:07
  • Lesson 8 – Quiz
  • Lesson 9 – Consequence management criteria
    28:48
  • Lesson 9 – Quiz
  • Lesson 10 – Decision logic and task selection
    33:33
  • Lesson 10 – Quiz

Implementing and Leveraging RCM-R

  • Lesson 11 – Fine tuning RCM-R analyses
    24:01
  • Lesson 11 – Quiz
  • Lesson 12 – Implementing RCM-R
    43:35
  • Lesson 12 – Quiz
  • Lesson 13 – Leveraging RCM-R
    20:08
  • Lesson 13 – Quiz