Reliability Centred Maintenance
There is an ever increasing pressure within industry to maximise equipment safety and reliability, whilst simultaneously minimising operating expenditure.
In the pursuit of effective asset care, various engineering analysis techniques have been developed to assist organisations to define the most appropriate asset management strategy. However, most are unable to comprehensively protect the safety of personnel and the environment whilst maintaining competitive advantage for the organisation.
Xpedite specialise in supporting organisations to apply a systematic process called Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM). This process involves a comprehensive analysis of specific assets or equipment to the review of an entire organisation. The result is a safe, defensible and cost effective failure management strategy to specify how the asset should be operated and maintained to deliver long-term value.
Our experience has evolved from over twenty years of assisting our customers with the application of RCM principles and the practical implementation of RCM derived strategies on complex assets within various industries. RCM projects are tailored to meet specific customer needs and range from one-off equipment studies to full-scale plant maintenance optimisation. This approach has allowed our customers to realise the long-term value and benefits of RCM.
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Xpedite support the need to manage assets from Early Equipment Management (EEM), through-life, until eventual obsolescence. Xpedite offer a streamlined criticality process based on RCM principles and using FMECA methodology. This process allows us to provide cost-effective maintenance solutions for any phase of an assets life which comprises of an optimised, pragmatic and auditable maintenance schedule, clear and informative visual work instructions and a bespoke inventory management solution. Our swift and autonomous process uses minimal client resources, whilst ensuring that the delivered product is safe, defensible and approved by all stakeholders. The final maintenance schedule is presented to project managers, maintainers and equipment managers at an approval meeting to ensure a companywide buy in. This service is available as a study of specific assets or a review of an entire plant/organisation.
An effective maintenance management system (MMS) is essential for any robust business framework, to increase the overall lifetime of an organisation’s most critical assets whilst remaining in compliance with relevant regulations.
Xpedite has extensive maintenance management experience in both the defence and commercial industries. As a result of this we can set up and manage pragmatic through-life maintenance management solutions, either in the customers chosen MMS, or in our recommended MMS
Xpedite’s intelligent solutions will allow the robust, safe, cost effective and defensible management of data and assets.
To ensure the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives, our experienced team of qualified personnel utilise technical management and leadership skills learned through affiliation with the Association for Project Management (APM). Xpedite work to de-risk projects through comprehensive quality assurance and risk management strategies. Our customers benefit from a competent and fully trained team to ensure complex project goals are achieved within budget, scope and schedule.
Xpedite have a proven track record of achievement in project management within the Defence industry, as well as commercially. From delivering maintenance strategies to the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers, to creating innovative and robust solutions for industry, Xpedite can be trusted to deliver proven management techniques to ensure each goal is met, and the project runs both efficiently and effectively.
Integrated Logistic Support
Xpedite can support both Defence and Commercial customers in generating and delivering through-life Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) plans for small or large acquisition contracts. Xpedite help to deliver a robust project management framework through the pragmatic and concise application of ILS processes. Xpedite aim to ensure any ILS programme supports and adds value to any project.
- Support activities include:
- Availability, Reliability and Maintainability Studies (ARM)
- Supportability Studies
- Level of Repair Analysis (LORA)
- Inventory Management
- Obsolescence Reviews
Xpedite conduct training courses to cover all the services we offer but specialise in the delivery of RCM Training courses.
In order to implement RCM effectively and understand the concept, training of some degree is usually essential. Also, due to the inevitable change in maintenance philosophies and possible change in an organisation’s internal business processes, training at all levels can be beneficial. All training courses can be tailored to be specific to any industry sector to ensure relevance to attendees. Courses are delivered by experienced practitioners in the field of RCM.
Our courses are run in response to customer enquiries and can be held at our Head Office, Bath or our client’s premises
Please see the attached schedule for the courses we offer in RCM