Reliability-centered Maintenance

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McGraw-Hill, 1993 - Business & Economics - 216 pages
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Preventive maintenance (PM) programs are used in manufacturing plants to help avoid or mitigate the impact of operational failures. This book discusses & evaluates current PM practices, & shows how the reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) method can provide for extremely cost-effective manufacturing. Included is an application of RCM to a swimming pool water treatment system that illustrates the seven basic steps employed in developing RCM-based PM tasks. Also presented is a series of real-world power plant applications that further demonstrate the utility & effectiveness of the methodology. Engineers & plant managers will find detailed instructions for implementing an RCM program in their own manufacturing facilities, plus helpful information on how RCM fits into Total Quality Management (TQM).

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Contents

The Preventive Maintenance PM Process
1
Preventive Maintenance Definition and Structure
9
The R in RCMPertinent Reliability
27
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Smith resides in San Jose, CA, and is a registered Professional Engineer in California.

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