A Guide to the Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) Standard
SAE JA1012 (“A Guide to the Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) Standard”) amplifies and clarifies each of the key criteria listed in SAE JA1011 (“Evaluation Criteria for RCM Processes”), and summarizes additional issues that must be addressed in order to apply RCM successfully.
The document was updated as a result of the normal 5 year review cycle and to maintain consistency with the most recent revisions to SAE JA1011 – Evaluation Criteria for Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) Processes. Changes were made to clarify the origin of the Reliability Centered Maintenance process and purpose of that document. Additionally, terminology was updated to reflect current usage in the user community and to remove items that might have been considered biased to individual commercial processes. The overall technical process remains unchanged.