Implementing reliability centred maintenance (RCM) to an operating railway

Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) is a closed-loop continuous improvement method for determining and updating maintenance requirements based on the analysis of the likely functional failures of systems/equipment having a significant impact on safety, operations, and lifecycle cost. In its simplest form, by highlighting the failure modes with high probability and severity of consequences, RCM will direct a maintenance regime (including operation procedures) where it will produce the greatest value. In December 2010, John Holland Rail Pty Ltd was contracted through an Operations and Maintenance Deed (O&M Deed) by Country Rail Infrastructure Authority (CRIA) (now Country Rail Contracts of Transport for NSW) to manage, operate, maintain and upgrade the CRIA Assets, and carry out other associated and ancillary obligations as set out in the terms of the Deed. The O&M Deed was for an initial period of 10 years. When John Holland Rail Pty Ltd was accredited as Railway Infrastructure Manager (RIM) to operate and maintain the Country Regional Network (CRN), the legacy included an established operation and maintenance regime from the previous RIM. John Holland Rail Pty Ltd challenged the previous maintenance regime by implementing the RCM method. To do so, operation and maintenance team members have been trained in order to perform the required analysis, reports, and updates to successfully roll out the RCM process to date.

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  • Pagination: 6p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: AusRAIL PLUS 2013, driving the costs out of rail, 26-28 November 2013, Canberra, ACT, Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01532239
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2014 12:03PM