RCM-R(R) Basic Yellow Belt Certification

  • Course level: Intermediate

About Course

Reliability Centered Maintenance is the top method for formally defining effective failure management strategies for physical assets in their present operating contexts. It has been well-proven to be highly successful in achieving cost savings, production increases, safety, and environmental performance improvements. Basic RCM complies with the standard, SAE JA-1011. RCM-R goes well beyond that compliance with several enhancements. 

Description

Reliability Centered Maintenance is the top method for formally defining effective failure management strategies for physical assets in their present operating contexts. It has been well-proven to be highly successful in achieving cost savings, production increases, safety, and environmental performance improvements. Basic RCM complies with the standard, SAE JA-1011. RCM-R goes well beyond that compliance with several enhancements.

RCM-R® takes a fresh look at a proven and highly successful method for determining failure management policies for physical assets. It complies fully with SAE standards, JA-1011 and 1012 and the re-engineering we’ve applied takes it beyond what those standards require – it is enhanced. Today, the “gold standard” in decision making requires “evidence-based decisions”. Standard Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) allows for evidence-based decision making but fails to stress it and the methods available today leave it to the user to determine how best to justify decisions. Sometimes they get it right, but often, the search for good data is onerous because we are drowning in data but starved for useful information – consequence – they give up and revert to traditional practices. Standard RCM has a spotty track record. While analyses are often done quite well, the programs fail at implementation. They are treated as if they are only analysis projects with no useful goal. Results are “tossed over the fence” to other departments and the ball is dropped. RCM-R® addresses those weaknesses and aligns decision making about risks and data interchange with ISO standards. RCM-R® is designed for today’s rigorous demands for technical precision and management accountability.

This course is a pre-requisite for our RCM-R Orange, Green, Blue, Brown, and Black belt certifications. It includes some 7 hours of lecture, another 4 hours of quizzes, and an estimated 43 hours of course assignment (exercise) time which will produce a usable RCM-R analysis and make up half of the requirements for candidates’ Orange Belt certification.

The course textbook contains all the content covered in depth. The book is, “Reliability Centered Maintenance – Re-engineered, Practical Optimization of the RCM Process with RCM-R(R)”, by Jesus Sifonte and James Reyes-Picknell, 2017, CRC Press, New York. If the student does not already have a copy of the text, it can be acquired from the publisher here: LINK TO PUBLISHER, or from various other online technical booksellers.

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What Will I Learn?

  • Gain an understanding of RCM, its origins, and the relevant standard governing all RCM methods.
  • Understand the RCM-R method and how it enhances the basic RCM method
  • Gain insight into what it takes to be truly effective in a maintenance program
  • Gain practical experience with all aspects of the RCM-R method
  • Gain an understanding of the requirements to achieve top results from RCM-R
  • Gain an understanding of how RCM-R can be leveraged to produce a variety of benefits for a modern operation
  • The completed course exercise on a real and critical system from your own operations that can be used to improve your operational availability

Topics for this course

14 Lessons54h 23m 44s

RCM-R Background and Pre-work

Lesson 1 – Asset management and RCM00:47:35
Lesson 1 – Quiz
Lesson 1 – Assignment
Lesson 2 – RCM standards and RCM-R Enhancements00:25:02
Lesson 2 – Quiz
Lesson 3 – Pre-work and getting started00:26:51
Lesson 3 – Quiz
Lesson 3 – Assignment

RCM-R Method

Implementing and Leveraging RCM-R

Capstone Assignment

About the instructors

James Reyes-Picknell is the author of "Uptime - Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management" (2015), “Reliability Centered Maintenance – Reengineered” (2017), and “Paying Your Way” (2020). He is a Mechanical Engineer (University of Toronto 1977) with over 43 years working in Reliability, Maintenance and Asset Management. James is widely regarded as a subject matter expert in ensuring the delivery of value from physical assets. His experience spans a wide range of industries, mostly in the private sector, many in natural resources, all dependent on physical assets for their success. James’ career includes naval service (Canada), petrochemicals, aerospace, shipbuilding, pulp and paper, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, gas and electric utilities, project management, software implementation, management consulting and training delivery. James is a professional engineer (PEng), certified management consultant (CMC), maintenance management professional (MMP), certified asset management assessor (CAMA) and certified blockchain professional (CBPro). He is the 2016 recipient of Canada’s prestigious Serio Guy Award for outstanding contributions to the profession.
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7 Courses

30 students

$1,399.00

Material Includes

  • Course lectures
  • Copies of lectures slides (PDF, watermarked)
  • Exercise worksheets
  • Quizzes
  • Various downloadable papers

Requirements

  • The student is required to use the RCM-R textbook. A link is provided in the course description for purchase if the student does not already have it.
  • The course lessons and quizzes are short, the exercises may require several hours, and final assignment will be a burden if the exercises are not completed with the lessons.
  • The exercises build on each other. Choose your project asset with care - make sure it is something you are familiar with.

Target Audience

  • Maintainers (artisans, trades, technicians, technologists)
  • Operators of equipment and plant systems
  • Supervisors of maintenance and operations
  • Maintenance Planners
  • Maintenance and operations superintendents
  • Maintenance and reliability engineers/ technologists