1.It is recommended to do Exercise 8.12 prior to the present one. Here we look at the same population growth model N (t) = rN(t), N(0) = N0. The time….
RCM Methodology: Developing a preventive maintenance program involves following various processes. You need to understand the objectives of the processes and gain experience with applying them.
Assignment 1: MRA Process and its design Context This will allow you to determine how to approach a specific requirement for the review or development of a maintenance program. Key Questions
- What are the processes that can be employed in developing a logical approach to preventive maintenance program development for a particular situation?
- What are the most effective ways to define system behaviour so that the failuremodes worth considering can be identified?
- What logic should be applied to arrive at an effective and efficient preventive maintenance program?
- Demonstrate an understanding of the available theory in the area of maintenance requirements
- Apply appropriate theory to the problem of maintenance requirements
- Demonstrate an understanding of basic reliability theory and
- Explain the uses, and the limitations of use, of simple reliability modelling techniques in making decisions on maintenance
- Design appropriate methods for performing maintenance requirements analysis on specific equipment given a specific
- Audit the analysis of others to determine the adequacy of the
- Smith in Chapter 5 of “RCM Methodology” (E-reading) outlines a seven step process to determine a baseline definition of the preferred PM tasks for asystem.
- System selection and information collection
- System boundary definition
- System description and functional block diagram
- System functions and functional
- Identify a critical asset or a set of assets/a system from an organization in any industry that you are working with or familiar If you do not have work experience, you can search for a critical asset and have enough industrial information, journal articles or reports on its asset management aspects to be familiar with.
- Provide a description of the asset/system.
- Establish a diagram illustrating where the asset fits into the overall hardware system and make simplified schematic diagram of the asset/system that defines the all its structure, subsystems/components and
- Prepare a functional block diagram of the system in the format shown by Smith, 1993, “Reliability-Centered Maintenance,” Fig 5.8 (E-reading and also Slide 23 in Topic 2 Notes)
- List the system functions and functional (15 Marks)
- A key part of the RCM methodology has been the use of a decision diagram that guides the selection of a task to address a specific failure A number of these decision diagrams have been reproduced in the lecture notes for Topic 4.
- What benefits do you see in using a decision diagram to aid in task selection? What would you include in such a diagram and why? (15 Marks)