Established by the University of Tennessee in 1996, the Reliability and Maintainability Center (RMC) is a unique industry/academia partnership dedicated to improving productivity, efficiency, safety, and profitability. The RMC exists to advance reliability and maintenance education and practices within the academic and industrial communities.
This University sanctioned certification in (RMIC®) Reliability and Maintainability Engineering Implementation is achieved by completing a combination of…
Areas of Expertise
The RMC deals with all aspects of reliability and maintainability, including physical-asset management; equipment reliability; predictive maintenance; and machinery condition monitoring technologies such as vibration analysis, airborne ultrasonic, infrared thermal imaging, motor testing, alignment and oil analysis. Using a “systems thinking” approach, the RMC also focuses on reliability and maintainability strategies and techniques such as benchmarking, assessments, root-cause analysis, reliability roadmaps, reliability centered maintenance, operator based maintenance, computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), lean implementations, reliability modeling, Weibull analysis, and enterprise-asset management.
Dr. Klaus Blache is Director of the Reliability and Maintainability Center (College of Engineering) and Research Professor (Industrial and Systems Engineering) at the University of Tennessee. He has over 30 years of industrial experience in various areas of manufacturing.