In order to focus resources where they can provide the greatest benefit, the Risk Discovery Analysis feature provides a choice of two configurable methods to determine which equipment will be analyzed with RCM techniques.
The Analysis panel makes it easy to switch back and forth between three complementary views of the functional failure analysis information so you can choose the display that is best suited for your current activity.
RCM++ supports the failure effect categorization (FEC) and maintenance task selection logic charts in the major industry RCM standards. You also have the option to customize the questions, categories and task types to fit your own specific analysis procedures.These configurable logic diagrams can help guide the analysis team to discuss the consequences of potential failure modes and consider the maintenance strategy that will be most applicable and effective.
It is easy to group individual tasks into packages based on factors such as time (scheduled interval), task type and areas in the system where tasks are performed. You can manually assign a task to the appropriate maintenance package or allow the software to automatically group tasks based on the criteria that you have specified for each package.
Even when you choose to use the predefined decision logic diagrams employed by traditional RCM methods, those guidelines still require the analysis team to utilize their knowledge of the equipment's failure behavior when making decisions about the appropriate maintenance strategy. The built-in simulation and calculation engines help with these assessments.
RCM++ allows you to more accurately describe the probability of failure by providing a choice of ten distributions. Integration with Weibull++, and BlockSim software makes it possible to obtain the failure time distribution and parameters from an existing data analysis or RBD/fault tree. The software also provides the Quick Parameter Estimator (QPE) utility to help you estimate the distribution parameters based on limited information.
RCM++ makes it possible to simulate the operation of the equipment with different potential maintenance strategies in order to estimate the expected failures for each scenario and calculate the Average Availability, Cost per Uptime and Total Operating Cost.
Failure modes and reliability analysis (FMRA) feature helps you to integrate statistical reliability analysis calculations into your FMEA and RCM activities. It can be used to:
Automatically calculate the optimum replacement interval that will minimize corrective and preventive maintenance costs. You can calculate the optimum time for an individual item, or to calculate a time that will be optimum for a specified group of items.
The software provides a complete range of options for presenting the data in ways that will effectively communicate results and facilitate decision-making:
If your organization chooses to implement SEP – web portal for ReliaSoft applications for an enterprise database, you can also publish these reports to the portal (in Word, Excel, PDF or MHTML format), where they can be accessed from any web-enabled device:
The software provides an array of tools to help you find and reuse descriptions from any existing analysis and to select phrases from predefined templates or phrase libraries. You also can use fully customizable Excel® templates to quickly import system configurations and/or analysis data from external data sources. You have an ability to import system configuration data from XFMEA, MPC and XFRACAS as well.
You can automatically import system configuration data from an external Bill of Materials file or from XFRACAS (web-based FRACAS software). For an enterprise database, you can maintain a direct link to the XFRACAS system, which makes it easy to resynchronize at any time. This connection also enables the FMEA team to tap into valuable information about failure modes that are observed during testing and in the field, including incident quantities and new failure modes that may not have been considered yet.