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Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
Bandung | September  12-14, 2012 | IDR 6.950.000,-/ Person

Course Introduction

Current competitions on product price and product quality have introduced complex production systems, which are more efficient and effective. Health, environment and safety are also other pressure for such production systems. This jump of complexity of the production systems requires also a paradigm shift in the philosophy of maintenance, in order to achieve effective and efficient production systems, without increasing maintenance cost or downtime. The Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) methodology offers the most effective way in realizing those objectives.

RCM determines the priority of maintenance tasks based on the failure consequences of functional failure being analyzed and the applicability and the effectiveness of the maintenance tasks. This is to ensure the safety consequences of the functional failures are considered in a conservative way. The rests are economic considerations.

This course elaborates the challenges in maintenance practices where safety and costs are the main issues. As a basis, five of the most important distribution functions in the reliability theory are discussed as well as some exercise in developing such functions. The concept of maintenance is explained after discussing some definitions with respect to failures and degradation types, as the core of the course. The process of  RCM analysis requires an identification of function, functional failure, failure modes and failure effects. Therefore FMEA is discussed. The selection of the most appropriate task requires an understanding on the specific characteristics of each maintenance task, the four basic maintenance tasks. A compilation of FMEA and task selection becomes the logic of RCM. Due to different characteristics of structures, RCM as different logic for determining maintenance task and interval for structures. For the tow logics of RCM, this course discusses some example of application. This course is closed with a method to evaluate the effectiveness of a maintenance program, so called the Reliability Program.

How You Can Benefit From This Course

  • The key objective of this course is to describe a method in order to increase the availability of production equipments and reduce maintenance cost by implementing the Reliability-Centered Maintenance method.
  • The second objective, but not less important, is to ensure that the safety effects of functional failures are not overlooked.
  • Specific for maintenance engineers, this course will describe how to develop a cost-effective maintenance program by using RCM. It is also important for maintenance planners, supervisors and maintenance managers to understand the required information to develop a cost-effective maintenance program, with continuous improvement.
  • Able to measure the cost-effectiveness of the existing maintenance program by using the Reliability Program, is also a benefit by attending this course.
  • Understand the theoretical background of maintenance concept and the logic of RCM, both or systems and structures.

Who Should Attend

  • Maintenance Managers/ Superintendent/ Engineers/ Planners/ Supervisors
  • Project Engineers
  • Process & Manufacturing Engineer
  • Production Planners/ Engineer/ PPIC/ Operation Engineers
  • Other professionals who want to have a better understanding and take advantage from the course.

Course Content

  • The challenges in maintenance: safety and costs
  • The five important distribution functions
  • Function and functional failures
  • Degradation models and the maintenance concept
  • Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
  • Failures consequences
  • The four basic maintenance tasks
  • The RCM logic for systems
  • RCM for structures
  • Application of RCM
  • Reliability Program

Course Leader :
DR. Ir. Edy Suwondo

DR. Ir. Edy Suwondo  is a lecturer at the Aerospace Engineering Department, Institute Technology of Bandung (ITB) and a member of the Aircraft Design, Operation and Maintenance Research Group, ITB. He has been working in the area of maintenance since 1992. His expertise is in Reliability Centered Maintenance, Reliability Control Program, Maintenance Planning and Life Cycle Costing. He has conducted various research in those area at GMF AeroAsia, Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM), Nusantara Turbine and Propulsion (PT NTP) and Indonesian Aerospace Company (IAe). He involves also in various projects in his research group. Mr. Edy Suwondo received his bachelor degree from the Aerospace Engineering ITB and his doctor degree from Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands. His doctor research was in the applications of Life Cycle Costing in maintenance area.

General Information

Certificate of Appreciation

All attendees will receive a certificate of appreciation attesting to their participant in the training. This certificate will be providing in exchange for a completed training questionnaire.

Documentation & Dress Code

  • Quality training material kits will be on registration, additional papers, & handouts assignment by Our Partner.
  • Note-taking by participants is encourage. However, to ensure free and open discussions, no formal records will be kept.
  • Casual clothing is recommended. The training atmosphere is informal.


  • Quality training material (hardcopy and softcopy)
  • Quality training kits included calculator, T-shirt or jacket, cap, ect.
  • Exclusive flash disk.

Tuition Fee & Registration  Deadline

  • IDR 6.950.000,-/ Person, (excluded tax 10% and accommodation)
  • Registration and Payment deadline a weeks before training held.

Minimum Participant

This training will be conducted if we receive registration letter from 3 (three) participants (Minimum)

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