Reliability-centred Maintenance 2 (RCM2), is the world’s leading maintenance task development methodology from the Aladon Network.

What is RCM3™

RCM2 is globally the most used RCM.  More people around the world have received training in RCM2 than any other version of RCM.  RCM2 is still the most robust RCM process to date and continues to be a very important consideration for improving asset performance.  The industry acknowledges Aladon’s RCM2 as the most capable RCM methodology and recognises the impact it made and continues to make.

RCM2 is the trademark methodology for Aladon and this has formed the basis for RCM3.  The SAE JA 1011 and SAE JA 1012 standards provided the guidelines for the development. Aladon extended the RCM2 capability (and requirements of the SAE standards) to align with more recent and international accepted ISO Management Systems (ISO 55000 and ISO 31000).

Additionally, RCM3 is fully integrated with other Business Risk Management Systems like RBI and HAZOP.  RCM is no longer another initiative product but a mainstream business risk management process that could become the most important management system for improving Process Safety and Asset Integrity.  This new risk based methodology is the only process companies would need to cover all their assets (rotating and static).

Although RCM3 is “newly released”,  Aladon has records of many years of testing and improving the methodology.  The process has been implemented over a ten year period with leading organisations.  The risk based approach was introduced by John Moubray before his passing and although it was not fully developed at the time of his death, the concepts existed.  The methodology and concepts are proven and Aladon will deliver RCM2 and RCM3 through its global Network.

The industry,  especially the requirements for process safety and managing risks continued to evolve and Aladon improved the concepts and ideas to keep up with emerging standards.  Aladon continue to explore new technologies and trends working with our global Network and Technology Partners.  Aladon will continue to lead with our world class training courses and robust methodologies.

A progression table from RCM2 to RCM3 illustrates the extended capabilities of RCM3,  which may be viewed here. RCM3 will become the new standard for how organizations will manage their operational risks and improve asset integrity.  For more information, please contact Aladon or the Aladon Network Member in your area.

RCM3 Highlights

  • Built on the core principles of RCM2 (and SAE JA1011) while improving how risk and reliability are directly impacted by the Operating Context.
  • Prioritises management of your protected functions/systems.  No more relying on the availability of protection/protective devices only,  so the outcomes of RCM3 are even more defensible than any previous version.
  • Incorporates principles of qualitative and quantitative risk management per the most common internationally recognised Risk Management Vocabulary.
  • New risk-based architectural structure for seamless integration with other processes like RCD and functional FMECA,  HAZOP, and RBI.  RCM3 fulfills ISO 55000 Asset Management Standard requirements for asset reliability and performance.
  • Manage consequences and your business risk while optimizing resources.  RCM3 surpasses traditional RCM, SAE JA1011 and SAE JA1012 standards.
  • Comprehensive software includes ability for current Aladon clients to import existing RCM2 analyses and migrate them to RCM3.  Software is fully user definable and can be configured to include your risk matrix and criteria for qualitative and quantitative risk-based decisions.

To gain a better understanding of how RCM3 works,  consider attending one of the RCM3 Training courses offered by AXYS Consulting.