• Reliability Centered Maintenance

  • Our Introduction

    AMCO Integrity Pty. Ltd is an independent company registered in Australia. It is a highly innovative engineering and consulting company engaged in state of the art R&D and product development in the energy sector, including renewable and small scale energies, and in high temperature plant issues in general…

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  • EDSE Technology

    The Electric Discharge Sampling Equipment (EDSE) was developed by our UK based partner in collaboration with international partners to aid in the condition and life assessment of components. The sampling of in-service components has long been seen as an effective way of determining actual material properties and sub-surface material
    condition.…

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  • Portable SFM Technology

    The Portable Scanning Force Microscope (Integrity-Scanning Force Microscope) has been developed for early stage damage detection such as creep cavitation (especially in P91 & P92 steels) which will not be found using traditional replication techniques.…

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  • Obikou

    Obikou is an on-site service for power, process and other high temperature plant and has shown to achieve creep life extension by a factor of about 4. It simply involves quickly reinforcing a potentially vulnerable or creep damaged pipe with multiple layers of thin high-temperature alloys strip that is wound/wrapped around a pipe thus halting/ reducing the development of creep damage….

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  • Research & Development

    AMCO has excellent expertise through its in-house R&D, plant service/technical
    consulting and project management experience and links with plant manufacturers,
    plant operators, service providers and researchers from around the world.

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What is RCM?

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is an engineering framework that enables engineers to empirically devise an optimum maintenance regime for plants. In recent years, maintenance and operation performance of plants has assumed far greater importance, resulting in the development of new maintenance philosophies and techniques. Reliability Centered Maintenance, often known as RCM, is an industrial improvement approach, focused on identifying and establishing the operational, maintenance and capital improvement strategies that will manage the risks of equipment failure most effectively. With the application of RCM principles, maintenance is evaluated and applied in a rational manner that provides the most value to a system’s owner/ manager/ operator. The objective of RCM is to achieve reliability for all of the operating modes of a Plant Systems / Equipment / Components at an optimized cost.

AN OVERVIEW OF BASIC CONCEPTS

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) analysis provides a structured framework for analyzing the functions and potential failures for a physical asset (such as an airplane, a manufacturing production line, etc.) with a focus on preserving system functions, rather than preserving equipment. RCM is used to develop scheduled maintenance plans that will provide an acceptable level of operability, with an acceptable level of risk, in an efficient and cost-effective manner. In recent years, maintenance and operation performance of plants has assumed far greater importance, resulting in the development of new maintenance philosophies and techniques.

Reliability Centered Maintenance, often known as RCM, is an industrial improvement approach, focused on identifying and establishing the operational, maintenance and capital improvement strategies that will manage the risks of equipment failure most effectively.

With the application of RCM principles, maintenance is evaluated and applied in a rational manner that provides the most value to a system’s owner/ manager/ operator. The objective of RCM is to achieve reliability for all of the operating modes of a Plant Systems / Equipment / Components at an optimised cost.

AMCO Integrity Pty Ltd offers a complete RCM Study and implementation guidelines of following categories of plant:

  • Fossil power plants;
  • Petrochemical plants;
  • Mining Industry
  • Transport and Automobiles
  • Oil and Gas Sector
  • Food Industry and
  • Process plants.

In addition to the design of Maintenance and Reliability programmes,  the following additional options are also available:

  • Complete audits of existing programmes;
  • Development and  implementation strategies;
  • LTSA reviews and the integration of the same with improved programmes.

BENEFITS

The main advantage of an RCM approach is that future Preventive Maintenance based tasks or RBIs (Risk Based Inspections and Maintenance) planning based on RBMS (Risk Based Maintenance Strategies) will be subject to objective and methodical review, which allows resources to be allocated to the highest risk areas first.

This approach avoids a lot of overspend on manpower and financial resources, resulting in more efficient utilization of the overall inspection and maintenance budgets, and enhancement of plant safety and reliability levels.

RCM can be used to create a cost-effective maintenance strategy to address major causes of System/ Equipment/ Component failure. It is a systematic approach to defining a routine maintenance programme composed of cost-effective tasks that preserve important functions.

The result is a maintenance programme that focuses scarce economic resources on those items that would cause the most disruption if they were to fail.

RCM emphasizes the use of Predictive Maintenance techniques in addition to traditional Reactive or Preventive Maintenance measures.

AMCO Integrity Pty Ltd RCM study is intended to provide information and guidance for improved inspection and maintenance planning for the system studied. The reduction of System/ Equipment/ Component failures through applying mitigating measures will enhance the economics of fossil power plant operation. RCM develops a System driven plant maintenance strategy with optimized cost and improved reliability.

AMCO Integrity Pty Ltd are having an offices in Australia, United Kingdom and Pakistan, but we are offering these services all over the World. we have a strong presence in Middle East, Pakistan and Far East. If you are looking for Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), please contact us on info@amco-consulting.com.au