Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM 2)
10, 11 & 12 October in Brussels
"The RCM2 training presents an approach to maintenance unexpected but innovative and attractive for managers seeking improvement".
"A trainer that challenges certain preconceptions regarding maintenance".
"Luc Brabants really knows his material, he truly is an RCM2 expert!"
Since the middle of the 19th century, industry has depended increasingly on the stable and reliable operation of a wide variety of devices. This dependence has increased dramatically over the past twenty years with the growth of automation, most of which embodies increasingly complex and sophisticated systems.
Modern plant and equipment is now so complex and the consequences of failure are so serious that it is no longer possible to develop viable physical asset management strategies using traditional approaches. This has given birth of a whole array of analytical techniques and management processes designed to deal systematically with the most pressing issues confronting the managers of physical assets. However, many of these techniques overlap. All need to be applied by much the same people. So applying them independently becomes very inefficient.
RCM2 avoids the problem of analysis paralysis by combining the most valid elements of all these tools into a single, coherent framework which:
is based on RCM – the hugely successful maintenance policy development tool originally developed by the international civil aviation industry – but goes for beyond RCM in addressing the organisational, technical and regulatory issues which concern the users of physical assets outside the aviation industry
incorporates techniques like FMEA and RCA (root cause analysis) to identify problems – and then provides a formidable decision-making process for making the right choices from the full range of failure management options for dealing with each problem
provides precise and highly focused criteria for deciding whether it is worth investing in new maintenance technologies such as CBM (condition-based maintenance), and if so for deciding how often the associated tasks should be done
goes for beyond HAZOP in making risk management an integral part of asset management, from the viewpoints of design validation, human error and deterioration. It is especially powerful in dealing with complex new technologies which embody high levels of protection
recognises that successful asset management demands complete understanding and cooperation between the providers and the users of the maintenance service, and which provides both sides with a common language and a common set of values which enable them to achieve this cooperation more quickly and coherently than less rigorous methodologies
above all, enables maintenance managers to make the right choices.
About the course
About the lecturer
Luc Brabants (Optimon) is a graduated engineer and a certified member of the Aladon worldwide network. He has assisted a number of major industrial organizations with the application of RCM2. He is an experienced RCM2 practitioner, has twenty-five years of experience in maintenance management and has specialized in industrial application of RCM2 for the past fifteen years. He has run training courses and helped companies to apply RCM in the BeNeLux, France, Canada, Sweden and Italy.
Since the middle 1990’s, Optimon has helped companies to apply RCM in many industrial locations around the world. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to RCM2 – a process which is rapidly becoming as fundamental to the practice of physical asset management as double-entry book-keeping is to financial asset management.
Industries successfully using RCM to secure long-term competitive advantage – safety and cost-effectively – include the following:
Date and time
10, 11 & 12 October 2012.
Welcome at 8.30 am.
Start at 9 am.
Course ends at around 5 pm.
Exact location to be confirmed
€ 2290,- for non-members
€ 2590,- for members of BEMAS
Prices are without 21% VAT. Breakfast and lunch are included.
The participant also receives the book RCM II (John Moubray).