Reliability centered maintenance (root cause failure analysis or proac
The newest form of maintenance (ASHRAE 2003). It includes many of the same practices of predictive maintenance, but also seeks to completely eliminate the failure (ASHRAE 2003). (Predictive maintenance seeks to determine when the failure will occur, but does not work to eliminate the possibility of failure.) Reliability centered maintenance recognizes that all equipment is not of equal importance to the operation or safety of a facility, and that financial and personnel resources must be optimized when establishing a maintenance program.