If you have spent some time in the industrial and manufacturing industry, you know that different maintenance practices yield different results. For example, conducting maintenance only when it is unavoidable, such as when a machine breaks down, is always ineffective. That is why facilities carry out scheduled preventive maintenance to help identify problems at an early stage before they cause machine failures.
While carrying out scheduled maintenance is effective, other preventive maintenance practices go beyond the baseline of scheduled maintenance. One of such practices is reliability-centered maintenance (RCM). With reliability-centered maintenance, you focus on the key assets and the things that make them break.
What Is RCM?
Before we plunge into the benefits of using RCM, let’s first understand what it is. RCM is a structured maintenance strategy in which you match a piece of equipment with its best-suited maintenance method to optimize reliability, productivity, and costs. With RCM, you identify all the possible ways a system or equipment can fail and then determine the best maintenance strategy to eliminate the possible failure.
Why You Should Use More Reliability Centered Maintenance
Some of the benefits of RCM include:
By concentrating solely on system management, RCM increases overall system potency. It also increases performance activity by eliminating failure, increasing quality utilization by simply making things error-free, decreasing maintenance needs, and so forth.
RCM also saves money on maintenance by averting machine failures, some of which require huge costs to fix. As a result, RCM lowers the cost of maintenance.
Reliability and Client Satisfaction
RCM enables you to maintain your system and equipment properly, thus avoiding sudden breakdowns. This, in return helps you build some trust, reliability, and client satisfaction.
With RCM, if the quality of a piece of equipment is damaged or fails for any reason, it must be replaced with a new quality with alternatives that can serve the same function.
Decreases equipment failures
By preserving quality and reducing all likely failure modes, RCM lowers the likelihood of a complete failure of an equipment or associate degree quality.
Setting realistic expectations
On various levels, a well-executed RCM program can aid in establishing reasonable expectations. It will give you information on the maintenance required throughout the equipment’s life, enabling you to design an effective maintenance schedule. In exchange, this makes your budgeting efforts realistic as you are aware of the future replacements that will be required.
Providing data on business risks
With RCM, you can gather a substantial amount of data. This data, especially on risk levels, can help you identify where you need to boost or decrease your maintenance based on risk. This data can be helpful especially in large processes because it is impractical to devote the same amount of time and money to maintaining each component of a system.
Work with ACS Industrial Services for all your equipment Maintenance
RCM has a host of benefits, from saving you thousands of dollars on unnecessary maintenance to preventing costly malfunctions and ultimately leading to a significant increase in profit margins. However, if your equipment is broken and you need a fast and reliable electronic repair service, our experts at ACS are here to help. Call us today at 800-605-6419 or use our RMA form to send in your defective equipment for a no-obligation evaluation quote in less than 48 hours.