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Reliability Centered Maintenance

The Availability Workbench RCMCost module implements the Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) procedure for determining maintenance strategies based on reliability techniques and encompasses well-known analysis methods such as Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA). RCM procedures take into account the prime objectives of a maintenance program:

  • Minimizing Costs
  • Meeting Safety and Environmental Goals
  • Meeting Operational Goals

How Can Reliability Centered Maintenance Help?

The RCM process begins with a failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) that identifies the critical plant failure modes in a systematic and structured manner. The process then requires the examination of each critical failure mode to determine the optimum maintenance policy to reduce the severity of each failure.

The chosen maintenance strategy must take into account cost, safety, environmental and operational consequences. The effects of redundancy, spares costs, maintenance crew costs, equipment ageing and repair times must be taken into account along with many other parameters.

Once optimal maintenance policies have been recorded the Reliability Centered Maintenance process provides system performance predictions and costs, expected spares requirements and maintenance crew manning levels. The RCM process may be used to develop a living strategy with the plant model being updated when new data is available or design changes take place.

SAP® Interface

Availability Workbench allows you to download and analyze SAP work notifications providing real failure data for use in your RCM optimization.

Once you’ve optimized your maintenance plans you can upload these straight to SAP.

AWB also lets you configure your SAP master data directly from the data contained within an existing project.

Uploading Master Data to SAP

The Upload Master Data to SAP tab of the SAP Portal enables users to view functional location and equipment data originating from the RCM module of AWB and upload all or part of that data to SAP.

Downloading Master Data to AWB

The Download Master Data to AWB tab of the SAP Portal enables users to view functional location and equipment data originating from your SAP system and download all or part of that data to the RCM module in AWB. You may also download effects, spares and bill of material (BOM) data.

Updating Maintenance Plans in SAP

SAP maintenance plans directly correspond to AWB task groups. The Maintenance Plans tab of the SAP Portal enables users to view Reliability Centered Maintenance plans (task groups) originating from AWB and upload all or a selection of these plans to SAP. This facility may be used to create new maintenance plans or modify existing plans.

Analyzing SAP Failure Data

The Analytics tab of the SAP Portal enables users to analyze work notifications in the connected SAP system and download historical failure data into AWB Weibull sets.

SAP Certification

Isograph Availability Workbench has SAP-certified integration with SAP ECC 6.0™

SAP Certified

Maximo®Interface

Availability Workbench allows you to download and analyze MAXIMO work orders providing real failure data for use in your RCM optimization.

Once you’ve optimized your maintenance plans you can upload these straight to MAXIMO.

AWB also lets you configure your MAXIMO master data directly from the data contained within an existing project.

Uploading Master Data to MAXIMO

The Upload Master Data to MAXIMO tab of the MAXIMO Portal enables users to view functional location and asset data originating from the RCM module of AWB and upload all or part of that data to MAXIMO.

Downloading Master Data to AWB

The Download Master Data to AWB tab of the MAXIMO Portal enables users to view functional location and asset data originating from your MAXIMO system and download all or part of that data to the RCM module in AWB. You may also download failure classes, labor categories and maintenance plans.

Updating Maintenance Plans in MAXIMO

MAXIMO maintenance plans directly correspond to AWB task groups. The Maintenance Plans tab of the MAXIMO Portal enables users to view Reliability Centered Maintenance plans (task groups) originating from AWB and upload all or a selection of these plans to MAXIMO. This facility may be used to create new maintenance plans or modify existing plans.

Analyzing MAXIMO Failure Data

The Analytics tab of the MAXIMO Portal enables users to analyze work orders in the connected MAXIMO system and download historical failure data into AWB Weibull sets.

MAXIMO Certification

Isograph Availability Workbench is an IBM “Ready For Tivoli” certified solution.

Ready for Tivoli

*MAXIMO is a registered trademark of IBM.