RCM: Gateway to World Class Maintenance
by Anthony M. Smith, Glenn R. Hinchcliffe,  ISBN: 075067461X
We are happy to present the textbook by Anthony M. (Mac) Smith,  "RCM-Gateway to World Class Maintenance". 

RCM - Gateway to World Class Maintenance provides valuable insights into current preventive maintenance practices and issues, while explaining how a transition from the current "preserve equipment" to "preserve function" mindset is the key ingredient in a maintenance organization strategy.    

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  • This book defines the four principal features of RCM and describes the nine essential steps to achieving a successful RCM program.
  • There is an easy to follow example illustrating the Classical RCM systems analysis process using the water treatment system for a swimming pool, the use of software in the system analysis process, and a specific recommendation on a software product to use.
  • Additionally, this volume has an appendix devoted to discussing an economic model that has been used successfully to decide the cost effective use of maintenance resources.

Top level managers, engineers, and especially technicians who rely on PM, Preventive Maintenance programs in their plant operations can't afford to miss this valuable guide to Reliability-Centered Maintenance.

The book includes:

  • Includes detailed instructions for implementing and sustaining an effective RCM program.

  • Presents seven real-world successful case studies from different industries that have profited from RCM.
  • Provides essential information on how RCM focuses your maintenance organization to become a recognized "center for profit".

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Coming Soon

An RCM Seminar in a convenient 2 Disc DVD format.  Led by Instructor Anthony "Mac" Smith.

DVD Disc 1 Includes:

  • Introduction 
  • Part 1A - Common Maintenance Problems
  • Part 1 B - Common Maintenance Problems (continued)
  • Part 2 - The Four Principles of Classical RCM

DVD Disc 2 Includes:

  • Part 3A - Selecting The System And Related Data 
  • Part 3 B - Using the Four RCM Principles
  • Part 3C - Comparison with Current PM Tasks, Task Packaging and Selected Results 
  • Part 4 - Reliabilityweb.com Audio Interview

About the Authors:

Anthony M. (Mac) Smith is internationally recognized for his pioneering efforts in the application of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) to complex systems and facilities in the industrial and government areas.  His engineering career spans 50 years of technical and management experience, including 24 years with GE.  For the past 23 years, he has consulted in RCM for many Fortune 100 companies as well as the Air Force, Navy, and NASA.  Mac resides in San Jose, CA, and is a registered Professional Engineer in California.

Glenn R. Hinchcliffe has worked in the maintenance arena for over 30 years, and has over 20 years of direct experience in organizational and maintenance optimization and the application of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) to a vast array of systems and components both simple and complex.  Glenn resides in Charlotte, NC and is a registered professional Engineer in Florida and North Carolina.


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