On 18, 19 and 20 April the XIV International Congress of Maintenance 2012 was held in Bogotá, Colombia in April. Organized by ACIEM (www.aciem.org) experts in different areas of maintenance delivered presentations to the attendees. They emphasized sound practices, the management of maintainability, and the assessment of operational risk.
Among the experts participating in the congress was reliability specialist, Gerardo Vargas, who presented an account of a recent project at Cerrejon Coal entitled “Living Reliability Centered Maintenance”.
Living Reliability Centered Maintenance or LRCM is the process
that optimizes equipment reliability by exploiting available maintenance related data in a new and fundamental way. A unique feature of LRCM integrates the initial RCM analysis with daily work order activities. Surprisingly, the natural relationship between the Work Order system and the knowledge developed through RCM analysis has, up to now, been overlooked by maintenance departments and the entire maintenance technology industry.
The evaluation committee selected the LRCM submission, from among the papers submitted, as the winner of the ACIEM Award in Maintenance Engineering sponsored by Shell Lubricants. LivingReliability congratulates Cerrejón and Gerardo Vargas for their excellence in pioneering the LRCM process at the mine site.
The original paper and presentation, in Spanish, can be downloaded here:
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