Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD)
Please let me introduce myself, most of you know me as Mac Smith, but you may also recognize me as Anthony M. Smith, author of the McGraw Hill book titled Reliability-Centered Maintenance. I've been in the RCM business now for some 16 years, and over that time have had the privilege of working with hundreds of craft personnel and maintenance professionals from a host of Fortune 500 companies, as well as NASA and DOD.
The purpose of this column is to share with you some of my experiences and views on RCM and maintenance issues, and to receive your comments or questions that may be of interest to the maintenance community. In future columns, I intend to comment on topics such as the 80/20 rule, classical vs. streamlined RCM, failure mode and failure cause confusions, hidden vs. evident failure, the difference between failure finding and run-to-failure, selecting PM intervals and other such topics. I'd like to hear from you on topics that should be considered for future columns.