Table of contents for Reliability-centered maintenance / John Moubray.


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Preface                                                  x
Acknowledgments                                         xii
1    Introduction to Reliability-centered Maintenance    1
1.1  The changing world of maintenance                   1
1.2  Maintenance and RCM                                 6
1.3  RCM: The seven basic questions                      7
1.4  Applying the RCM process                           16
1.5  What RCM achieves                                  18
2    Functions                                          21
2.1  Describing functions                               22
2.2  Performance standards                              22
2.3  The operating context                              28
2.4  Different types of functions                       35
2.5  How functions should be listed                     44
3    Functional Failures                                45
3.1  Failure                                            45
3.2  Functional failures                                46
4    Failure Modes and Effects Analysis                 53
4.1  What is a failure mode?                            53
4.2  Why analyze failure modes?                         55
4.3  Categories of failure modes                        58
4.4  How much detail?                                   64
4.5  Failure effects                                    73
4.6  Sources of information about modes and effects     77
4.7  Levels of analysis and the information worksheet   80
5    Failure Consequences                               90
5.1  Technically feasible and worth doing               90
5.2  Hidden and evident functions                       92
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5.3  Safety and environmental consequences              94
5.4  Operational consequences                          103
5.5  Non-operational consequences                      108
5.6  Hidden failure consequences                       111
5.7  Conclusion                                        127
6    Proactive Maintenance 1: Preventive Tasks         129
6.1  Technical feasibility and proactive tasks         129
6.2  Age and deterioration                             130
6.3  Age-related failures and preventive maintenance   133
6.4  Scheduled restoration tasks                       134
6.5  Scheduled discard tasks                           137
6.6  Failures which are not age-related                140
7    Proactive Maintenance 2: Predictive Tasks         144
7.1 Potential failures and on-condition maintenance    144
7.2  The P-F interval                                  145
7.3  The technical feasibility of on-condition tasks   149
7.4  Categories of on-condition techniques             149
7.5  On-condition tasks: some of the pitfalls          155
7.6  Linear and non-linear P-F curves                  157
7.7  How to determine the P-F interval                 163
7.8  When on-condition tasks are worth doing           166
7.9  Selecting proactive tasks                         167
8    Default Actions 1: Failure-finding                170
8.1  Default actions                                   170
8.2  Failure-finding                                   171
8.3  Failure-finding task intervals                    175
8.5  The technically feasibility of failure-finding    185
9    Other Default Actions                             187
9.1 No scheduled maintenance                           187
9.2  Redesign                                          188
9.3  Walk-around checks                                197
10   The RCM Decision Diagram                          198
10.1 Integrating consequences and tasks                198
10.2 The RCM decision process                          198
10.3 Completing the decision worksheet                209
10.4 Computers and RCM                                211
11   Implementing RCM Recommendations                 212
11.1 Implementation - the key steps                   212
11.2 The RCM audit                                     214
11.3 Task descriptions                                218
11.4 Implementing once-off changes                    220
11.5 Work packages                                    221
11.6 Maintenance planning and control systems         224
11.7 Reporting defects                                233
12   Actuarial Analysis and Failure Data              235
12.1 The six failure patterns                         235
12.2 Technical history data                           250
13   Applying the RCM Process                         261
13.1 Who knows?                                       261
13.2 RCM review groups                                266
13.3 Facilitators                                     269
13.4 Implementation strategies                        277
13.5 The short-term approach                          278
13.6 The long-term approach                           282
13.7 RCM in perpetuity                                283
13.8 How RCM should not be applied                    285
13.8 Building skills in RCM                           290
14   What RCM Achieves                                292
14.1 Measuring maintenance performance                292
14.2 Maintenance effectiveness                        293
14.3 Maintenance efficiency                           304
14.4 What RCM achieves                                307
15   A Brief History of RCM                           318
14.1 The experience of the airlines                   318
14.2 RCM in other sectors                             321
14.3 Why RCM 2?                                       323
Appendix 1: Asset hierarchies and functional block diagrams  327
Appendix 2: Human error                                335
Appendix 3: A continuum of risk                        343
Appendix 4: Condition monitoring                       348
Bibliography                                           412



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Plant maintenance, Reliability (Engineering)Maintainability (Engineering)