The foundation for the Unlimited RCM Electrical Maintenance Program is a concept call "Reliability Centered Maintenance" (RCM). Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) was developed by the Military to increase reliability while reducing the cost of unnecessary maintenance. RCM is now also used by Airlines and Electric Utilities, again to increase reliability while reducing the cost of needless and sometimes regressive maintenance services. RCM is an intelligent logical decision making process to develop effective and efficient maintenance based on the recognition that maintenance requirements of equipment and systems are determined by their "function" within the power distribution system and on the "consequences of failure," not by traditional standardized maintenance specifications. RCM is a serious and continuous decision-making process in which the relationship between reliability and scheduled maintenance is monitored and evaluated to optimize the existing RCM program. The RCM Methodology is fundamentally opposite standardized maintenance packages that use generic specifications and rigid schedules.
Because Reliability Centered Maintenance lacks the structure of typical standardized or specification designed maintenance programs, it is very difficult to administer the program using conventional maintenance contracts. Therefore MIDWEST developed its unique "Unlimited RCM Electrical Maintenance Program."
MIDWEST’s "Unlimited RCM Electrical Maintenance Program" provides the services described in the program on an "unlimited" basis in consideration for a fixed monthly fee. The agreement allows MIDWEST’s Field Service Technicians and Engineers to provide all the services needed and it allows the Customer to request service as their schedule permits. Neither MIDWEST’s Field Technicians or the Customer is restricted in the services to be performed.
MIDWEST is pleased to offer our Unlimited Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Program. The Electrical Maintenance Program combines MIDWEST's Engineered Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Practices and MIDWEST's Unlimited Services Program. The field services follow the guidelines of RCM, NETA, OSHA, NFPA 70B and NFPA 70E. The following services and specification guidelines summarize the program.