Fast-track RCM

Developed by GGR to be the preferred plant performance improvement process for most industrial situations. GGR's Fast-track RCM uses the same rigorous logic as Classical RCM but a different approach for identifying all the significant failure modes. It also includes a criticality assessment of each failure mode

Fault categories have been designed to ensure that all significant failure modes get categorised and listed for each section of plant.

The principal steps in Fast-track RCM are:

  • Sections - divide the plant into sections suitable for analysis
  • Failure modes - what can go wrong under seven fault categories - and what would be the causes
  • Consequences - identify one of five types of consequence for each failure mode
  • Criticality - assess the probability and severity of failure against simple user-defined scales
  • Actions - use Fast-track RCM Decision Logic to determine what preventive maintenance or other actions are recommended to improve plant performance.

Fast-track RCM includes important features from other improvement methodologies:

  • From TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) - recognition of the importance of cleaning and lubrication; incorporation of the 'six major losses of production' in the Fast-track RCM fault categories
  • From FMECA (Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis) - assignment of a criticality rating to assist in determining appropriate failure prevention actions
  • From SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Dies) - recognition that a high proportion of production losses occur at changeovers or start-ups

In spite of including these enhancements to Classical RCM, Fast-track RCM has proved to be much easier and quicker to apply.

Key features:

  • Speed and ease of use
  • Rigorous task selection logic
  • Essential documentation of every step maintained
  • Criticality assessment to aid decision-making
  • Tackles broad range of performance inhibitors
  • Compatible with TPM