What is Reliability Centered Maintenance?

Reliability centered maintenance (RCM) is the ongoing, systematic process of matching critical systems with the most cost-effective maintenance strategy to maximize overall reliability. Basically, it’s finding the type of maintenance that gives you the biggest bang for your maintenance buck for each of your most important assets. 

Why do you need different asset maintenance strategies for different assets? 

There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution in maintenance management, and unfortunately, it’s because there are so many ways to fail. In fact, when it comes to failing, every asset can have its own ways, reasons, and consequences, which means you need different strategies to avoid and deal with them. 

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