GGR's business is assisting companies get the optimum performance from their plant and equipment.

A determined effort is needed to obtain and sustain improvements in plant performance and reliability. Some key factors to take into account at the outset of a project include:

  • Objectives of the project
  • Measures of performance
  • Possible obstacles to be overcome
  • Selecting the best approach
  • The need for a pilot project
  • Support of the senior management team
  • Resourcing the project
  • Managing the implementation
  • Reviewing performance

GGR's experience of this critical planning stage helps to ensure a successful outcome to the project.

GGR then use a range of methodologies, all building on or derived from Classical RCM. Each methodology has been developed to provide fast, technically sound, and cost-effective improvements:

  • Classical RCM - based on the pioneering work done for the airlines in the 1960s and 1970s but with more advanced decision logic and less use of jargon.
  • Fast-track RCM - this supersedes Classical RCM for nearly all applications; the same logic and thoroughness but much quicker and easier to apply.
  • Review RCM - this is used where existing preventive maintenance routines are excessive, time based rather than condition based and lack credibility.
  • Generic RCM - this applies Fast-track RCM or Classical RCM to large populations of similar equipment, taking into account variations in equipment specification and its operating context.