Interactive 4-day seminar combines theoretical background with practical experience to provide asset managers, substation maintenance supervisors and substation engineering asset specialists with reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) and performance focused maintenance (PFM) to develop maintenance strategies to improve network reliability and optimize asset life-cycle costs. Doble’s approach will leverage research from organizations such as CIGRE, IEEE, CEATI, Doble client conference as well as Doble’s direct experience working with dozens of comparable global utilities.

A growing number of global utilities are currently using RCM whereas PFM further extends RCM to asset life-cycle management optimization. Its goal is to minimize costs of maintenance to achieve an acceptable performance, to increase the mid-term and long-term profitability under acceptable risk conditions. Balance is thereby sought between performance, cost and risk. For many, implementation of the broader view to asset care has been by adopting the PAS 55 specification and now ISO 55000.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand why electric power utilities have embraced RCM as part of its business strategy.
  • Overview of ISO 55000 Asset Management standard.
  • Understand the role RCM plays in an overall Asset Management Strategy.
  • Understand the seven fundamental requirements of all RCM based maintenance programs.
  • Understand the 14 goals of RCM and PFM.
  • Identify important RCM stakeholders and their roles in an RCM study.
  • Identify key factors that influence the application of RCM; functional requirements, data etc.
  • Be comfortable with the 13 steps of an RCM/PFM analysis.
  • Know the different types of maintenance tasks an RCM study identifies to ensure an asset meets its functional requirements.
  • Recognize the importance of a “living” RCM program and stakeholder roles for continuous improvement in asset performance. Identifying and understanding metrics/KPIs.
  • Understand how Root Cause Analysis plays an important role in the continuation of RCM/PFM success.
  • Develop maintenance strategies to improve network reliability and optimize asset life-cycle costs
  • Monitor asset and maintenance program performance.


Asset managers, substation maintenance supervisors and asset specialists who have responsibility for developing maintenance strategies to improve network reliability and optimizing asset life-cycle costs.


John Skog – RCM Consultant & Business Performance Analyst
Mr. Skog has more than 40 years’ experience in the electric utility industry, 21 years as a consultant and more than 20 years as an electric utility substation, metering, system protection and maintenance supervisor. More than three-quarters of his professional experience has been focused on customer metering, utility operations, substation equipment procurement, testing, maintenance, and life extension. He is a leader in the area of maintenance program optimization in the electric utility industry and is recognized around the world as an authority on the use of Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Performance-Focused Maintenance (PFM), techniques for optimization of routine maintenance. He has provided maintenance optimization training and consulting services for utility clients across the U.S., Africa, Australia, the Middle East, and Europe.

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Title: Reliability Centered Maintenance & Practical Asset Management for Electric Utilities
Duration: 4 Days
Class Size: 15 Attendees
Credits: Up to 3.2 CEUs or 32 Professional Development Hours

Register for Scheduled Class:
Jan. 20-23 | Morrisville, NC
Sept. 14-17 | Morrisville, NC

Scheduled Course Price: $2000

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