Why is it necessary to do oil analysis when oil is changed during regular service intervals?
The Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) program of Techenomics, which incorporates oil analysis, provides the data for predictive maintenance plans that reduce maintenance downtime and costs and result in improved productivity.
Oil analysis is an integral part of the RCM program for engines and mechanical equipment that rely on lubricants for effective operation.
Whats more fresh oil is not the solution to many of the problems that can inhibit the performance of moving metal components as it cannot reveal the source of the issue like analysis does.
RCM helps determine how assets can continue to do what the users require in certain operating contexts
An RCM analysis program provides a structured framework for analysing the functions and potential failures of assets.
In turn, scheduled maintenance PM plans can be developed that will provide acceptable levels of operability with acceptable levels of risk, and in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
On a standard basis, IEC 60300-3-11 (IEC, 2010) Reliability Centred Maintenance or RCM, is defined as a systematic approach for identifying effective and efficient preventive maintenance tasks for items following a specific set of procedures and for establishing intervals between maintenance tasks.
RCM is the most cost-effective world-class maintenance paradigm, providing a structured framework for analysing the functions and potential failures of assets and prioritising maintenance tasks.
To, retain the ability of equipment to perform required functions over a given period. The following is the main RCM approach that corresponds with the stipulations of SAE JA1011:
- Preparation for analysis;
- Functional failure analysis (FFA);
- RAMS data collection;
- Failure modes, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA);
- Maintenance task analysis (MTA);
- Maintenance interval assessment (MIA);
- Maintenance tasks comparison (MTC); and
- Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) database updating.
Techenomics can advise and assist operators to improve their maintenance regime for fixed and mobile plant.