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Elsevier Science
RCM--Gateway to World Class Maintenance / Edition 2

RCM--Gateway to World Class Maintenance / Edition 2


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ISBN-13: 9780750674614
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 11/18/2003
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 337
Product dimensions: 0.94(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Mr. Hinchcliffe has worked in the maintenance arena for over 30 years, and has over 20 years of direct experience in organizational and maintenance optimization and the application of reliability centered maintenance (RCM) to a vast array of systems and components both simple and complex. This hands-on experience and his background in reliability has placed him in a unique position to understand the forces affecting today’s maintenance professional, and how the seemingly divergent goals of increased availability at the least overall cost may be achieved. He formed G&S Associates, where he assists an array of clients in diverse market areas.Mr. Hinchcliffe has worked in the aerospace, utility, and private sectors. He has developed and taught courses on RCM and the application of reliability and statistical techniques to track maintenance improvements and predict outcomes.Mr. Hinchcliffe is a senior member of IEEE, a registered professional engineer in the states of Florida and North Carolina, and has authored many papers on the application of RCM. Mr. Hinchcliffe’s work and achievements have been recognized by the National Registry of “Who’s Who” and by Strathmore’s “Who’s Who In Industry.”

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Achieve reduced downtime and cost-effective manufacturing through RCM's discussion and evaluation of current preventive maintainance practices.

Table of Contents

A World Class Maintenance Program; A Key Maintenance Strategy; The "R" in RCM - Pertinent Reliability; Preventive Maintenance Definition and Structure; RCM - A Proven Approach; Classical RCM Methodology - The Systems Analysis Process; Illustrating Classical RCM - A Simple Example; Alternate Analysis Methods; Implementation - Carrying RCM to the Floor; RCM Lessons Learned; The Living RCM Program; Software Support - RCM Worksaver; Illustrating RCM Use In Industry

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