Chapter 1 takes the systems view of a
company and explains that the maintenance sub-system influences -
and is influenced by - many other sub-systems. It emphasizes that
the capital asset management function has a major effect on the
maintenance department via its concern for asset reliability and
maintainability and also that, as regards organization design, the
maintenance and production departments are inseparable.
looks at the influence of capital asset acquisition policy on
maintenance life cycle costs.
Via an industrial case study, Chapter
3 then develops the overall methodology of BCM.
Chapter 4 shows how
an industrial plant can be modeled as a hierarchy of inter-related
parts and also as a process flow.
Chapters 5 and 6 then explain how
statistical techniques can be used, firstly to model patterns of
component failure and quantify component reliability, and secondly
to model and assess the reliability of plant systems. As well as
showing how business needs determine the development of maintenance
Chapter 7 also outlines a hierarchy of such objectives.
Chapter 8 then deals with what is probably the key issue in this
area, via preventive maintenance decision making, discussing the
concepts and principles involved and their application to the
formulation of a life-plan for a unit of plant.
Chapter 9 outlines
the unique TDBU approach to formulating a preventive maintenance
schedule for a plant and Chapter 10 then describes a
reliability-based model for controlling the application of
To further illuminate the ideas which have been
discussed up to that point, and to reinforce understanding of them,
Chapters 11 and 12 present various contrasting industrial case
studies and exercises.
Finally, Chapters 13, 14 and 15 firstly
review the merits and limitations of the two other basic
philosophies of maintenance strategy formulation, via Reliability
Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
and then compare and contrast them with BCM.