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Reliability Centered Maintenance

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), while resource intensive, is the most advanced method for developing an asset maintenance strategy. Using the risk tolerance level of the customer, default actions and proactive tasks (such as preventative maintenance, inspections, condition monitoring techniques and frequencies etc.) can be fully optimized to increase production availability and mitigate risk. Whether for a single asset, group of assets or an entire facility, Fluid Life has a right sized service to meet our customer’s needs. Fluid Life Reliability Specialists will setup custom equipment templates, gather all necessary data and deliver optimized preventative maintenance tasks and spare parts for reviewed assets in full collaboration with the customer.


  • Assist the customer in classifying critical equipment if not already complete
  • Identify equipment to undergo the study, often starting with the most critical assets
  • Develop a plan to conduct the study by asset group
  • Gather and review maintenance history on study equipment
  • Gather all relevant drawings, vendor manuals, OEM specifications, site policies and procedures, bills of material, and maintenance tasks for the study equipment
  • Create or review the company’s risk matrix and levels of risk tolerance
  • Analyze the data and pre-complete as much of the study as possible
  • Gather the right team of individuals and name a facilitator
  • Train the group on the RCM process
  • Conduct the initial studies and develop a plan for the living program
  • Produce a report as outlined below


  • Report on pre-study risk and mitigated risk
  • RCM basis by asset, including failure modes and effects used to develop the tasks and spares to mitigate the risk of failure
  • Optimized PM task lists for each asset or group of assets
  • Optimized spare parts lists for each asset or group of assets
  • Timing for conducting the living program reviews
  • Gantt chart of implementation schedule

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