On the Principles of Reliability Centred Maintenance and its Application

Arbuthnot, Mark (2004). On the Principles of Reliability Centred Maintenance and its Application Honours Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

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Author Arbuthnot, Mark
Thesis Title On the Principles of Reliability Centred Maintenance and its Application
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2004
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Prabhakar Murthy
Martin Veidt
Total pages 119
Language eng
Subjects 0913 Mechanical Engineering
Formatted abstract
Cost is the foremost driving force for achieving reliability in industry. Failure has been a major cost to all industries resulting from the loss of production, sales and the cost of repairs. Reliability is defined as the probability that equipment will perform its intended task  without failure. To achieve desired reliability, specific maintenance tasks are assigned to contest  failure.

Maintenance was once a passive step to combat failure but now more proactive approaches have been formulated and adopted. It was discovered that a scheduled time down is more cost effective than waiting for a failure. Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) is one of these approaches and has been implemented into many industries since it was first introduced by the aviation industry in the  early 1970’s.

The focus of this thesis is to learn reliability theory, maintenance concepts and the principals of  RCM, then apply what has been learnt to a real working refinery. This will involve two elements  with the first, an in-depth literature review on reliability theory specialising in the RCM program and the second an analysis of a case study. The case study that will be investigated is the manner  in which the RCM program has been constructed and applied at the Comalco Alumina Refinery (CAR).

Keyword Reliability centered maintainance

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