Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to use the RCMCost module of Availability Workbench™.
  • Develop logical, justified maintenance strategies following the Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) approach directly in the software.
  • Use the software to optimize your plans in a simulated environment leading to effective plan implementation. Analyse and utilise failure data to drive improvement.
  • Deliver successful outcomes and meet business objectives through quantifying and calculating business benefits and risk reduction.

Key Learnings

  • How to use the RCMCost module of Availability Workbench™ and understand where it fits into the whole suite.
  • Experience all the key features of RCMCost from model build through to simulations and results output.
  • Participate in real world exercises to develop optimised maintenance strategies, and select the best strategy as a group.
  • Linking the Weibull distribution to the logical Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) approach, this class will provide a justified outcome to maintenance strategies that can be implemented through to preventative maintenance documentation.

Why you should attend:

  • Interested in Isograph’s Availability Workbench™ and want to see and learn how to use it.
  • Currently following OEM recommendations, but would like to optimize.
  • High maintenance costs and unplanned downtime.
  • Want immediate performance improvement and to reduce costs, but don’t know where to start.
  • Currently using too many generic or inconsistent strategies.
  • A need to optimize spares due to significant downtime, unnecessary spending but unsure how to plan


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  • 2-days face-to-face classroom, or
  • 15-hours remote web conferencing, typically over 3 days

Who should attend? arrow icon

Reliability Engineers, Project Engineers, Maintenance Analysts, Maintenance Supervisors, Design Engineers, Plant Performance Engineers.

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Day 1

Introducing RCMCost and the RCM methodology approach for maintenance optimization.

  • How to justify maintenance by linking through Business Goals & Asset Strategies.
  • Identifying system boundaries, functional analysis & failure mode definitions.
  • Applying failure consequences for cost & risk, and failure frequencies. Analysing the Run-To-Failure strategy.
  • Inspections, predictive maintenance & preventative choices. Understanding P-F intervals.
  • Learning by doing exercises; understanding the complexities of calculating maintenance justification without computers.

Day 2

  • Building an RCM model from scratch. Performing task optimization as a group, identifying the optimal strategy & intervals, and justifying the reasons.
  • Grouping of tasks to create maintenance plans.
  • Preparing for implementation; load sheet into CMMS creation and preventative maintenance instruction documents.

Day 2 continued and Day 3 (Optional)

  • Further learning by doing exercises, add complexity. Building an RCM model from scratch. Performing task optimization as a group, identifying the optimal strategy & intervals, and justifying the reasons. Showing the comparison of cost & risk.
  • Importing failure data, creating Weibull sets, linking to the RCM model.

Benefits arrow icon

Enables engineers to efficiently develop justified, optimized maintenance strategies using the Isograph Availability Workbench RCMCost module. Provides a logical step into becoming an expert in using this reliability dedicated software.

Languages arrow icon
  • English
  • Spanish

Learning Path arrow icon
  • Prerequisites: AWB101 – The Weibull Module.
  • Next Steps: AWB301 – The AvSim Module, AWB401 – The LCC Module