An Introduction to RCM

1 The Changing World of Maintenance
Over thelast twenty years, maintenance has changed, perhaps more so than any othermanagement discipline. The changes are due to a huge increase in thenumber and variety of physical assets (plant, equipment and buildings) thatmust be maintained throughout the world, more complex designs, newmaintenance techniques and changing views on maintenance organization andresponsibilities. Maintenance is also responding to changing expectations, includinga rapidly growing awareness of the extent to which equipment failureaffects safety and the environment, growing awareness of the connectionbetween maintenance and product quality, and increasing pressure to achieve high [continua]

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