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Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) identifies the equipment in a facility that requires maintenance on a preventive basis improving the reliability threshold to almost a hundred percent. This technique is very valuable especially when considering that budgets are limited and incurring unplanned interruptions of the operation are unacceptable. RCM allows management to make important decision on the proper action to take and the components to focus their efforts on while reducing costs and remaining competitive.

This intensive course will cover fundamentals of RCM and implementation by following the processes and employing the tools available. Students will gain understanding of “Consequence of Failure Analysis (COFA)”, previously known as the “Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)”, as part of the process used to develop a Premier Reliability Program.

The course is intended for all Engineering, Maintenance, and Reliability personnel who are involved with any aspect of the Corporations’ Preventive Maintenance Program (PM Program).

The goal of this course is to present the student with the knowledge to understand, learn, establish, and implement a Modern Day World Class RCM Program. 


Course Highlights:

  • Fundamental Concepts of RCM
  • Implementation and Tools used in RCM
  • FMEA vs COFA
  • Applications of RCM in the different industries.

Course Benefits:

  • Understanding of processes required to implement and manage a Reliability Centered Maintenance Program
  • Ability to provide analysis and action plans as a result of systematic evaluation of the maintenance program
  • Instructed by internationally known expert and author with more than 38 years of experience in the field.

Course Typically Offered: Online, Winter and Summer quarter 

Prerequisites: Student must be (or has previously been) fully employed and should be familiar and comfortable with understanding technical issues and content.

Required Reading: Please order book before the start of the course.“Reliability Centered Maintenance – Implementation Made Simple” edition 1” by Neil Bloom from McGraw-Hill. ISBN Number 0-07-146069-1.

Next steps: Upon completion of this class, consider enrolling in other courses in the Mechanical Analysis and Design Certificate.

More information: Contact to learn more about Mechanical Analysis and Design course offerings.

Course Number: MAE-40025
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Mechanical Analysis and Design

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