Many organizations face resource constraints that prevent them from applying RCM2 to all their significant assets in a timely fashion. Despite this, responsible asset managers must find a way to address their asset maintenance program shortcomings within a reasonable timeframe. This has prompted the need for a complementary structured methodology that is faster and less resource intensive.
The Bentley FMEA methodology, known as Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA), is coupled with selection criteria to ensure that a risk appropriate methodology is always used. Note: MTA analysis shouldn’t be conducted in the absence of an RCM2 program.
Where RCM2 is a functional analysis at the system level, MTA is a failure mode analysis at the component level. This allows for a faster less resource intensive analysis that is technically sound and easily templated. To ensure a high level of quality in the analysis you must first be trained in RCM2 facilitation. This develops your skills as a Facilitator as well as your knowledge of RCM2, since MTA is based on RCM2 principles.