OpenRxM is going to be a platform to discuss and write about “Prescriptive Maintenance” (RxM), to develop a common understanding on RxM, how one can create value out of it and how RxM can be established in the field.
Starting point will be EN 13306 to identity, what already has been defined in a widespread standard.
Theses 1: “Prescriptive Maintenance” (RxM) is an element in a smart blend of other maintenance strategies, while this blend is routed to failure-modes on system (equipment or model) level. If a method like a “Reliability Centered Maintenance” (RCM) approach, can be the origin for that blend and (initial) source for maintenance tasks based on failure-modes, then the prescription to failure-mode, that is likely to happen, is already specified.
Theses 2: Artificial Intelligence (AI) does well join in e.g. when it comes to reverse-engineering of failure-modes and may well propose condition- or prediction-based proposals of actions to be executed within maintenance task on a much more dynamic level, than current maintenance approaches may provide in operation.
Thesis 3: Maintenance is managed on failure-mode level; RxM will provide smarter portions or bandwith of action to be executed within a specific, failure-mode related maintenance task.
U. Gehrig (October 8th, 2019)