# Unit III Module 3 - On Condition Task

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Unit III Module 3 - On Condition Task
The P-F Interval According to NAVAIR RCM Guideline

Unit III Module 3 - On Condition Task
NAVAIR P-F Interval The following describes NAVAIR [1] methods based on the classic CBM: Determining the P-F Interval, and Determining the Inspection Interval [1] NAVAIR RCM Guideline

NAVAIR Methods for determining PF intervals:
Unit III Module 3 - On Condition Task NAVAIR Methods for determining PF intervals: Laboratory testing (in conjunction with accelerated life testing (ALT)),  Analytical methods Evaluation of in-service data - AE (Age Exploration), and engineering judgement based on inputs from operators and maintainer, (i.e. Classic RCM method) and Knowledge of the item’s design and of applications consisting of similar components.  Note: NAVAIR does not provide details about the above methods in its guide.

PF used only for starting Inspection Interval
Unit III Module 3 - On Condition Task PF used only for starting Inspection Interval The PM task interval is determined by using some fraction of the PF interval. This fraction will depend on the consequences of failure and the effectiveness of the proposed task. I = PF/n Where: I = Inspection interval PF = potential failure to functional failure interval n = number of inspections in the PF interval

Unit III Module 3 - On Condition Task
Determining n n = ln (Pacc) / ln (1-θ) Where: θ = Probability of detecting a potential failure with one occurrence of the proposed On Condition task, assuming the potential failure exists Pacc = Acceptable probability of failure Note: θ can only be determined practically in a LRCM program that tracks CBM hits and misses.

Unit III Module 3 - On Condition Task
Error in the Guide The next slide illustrates an error by NAVAIR regarding the P-F interval. It is a commonly held misconception …

Unit III Module 3 - On Condition Task
Functional Failure: Task Development A Functional Capability B POTENTIAL FAILURE DEFINED POTENTIAL FAILURE CONDITION DEFINED FUNCTIONAL FAILURE CONDITION -403, C FUNCTIONAL FAILURE OPERATING AGE I I I Inspection Interval TASK INTERVAL PRACTICAL? PF Interval

Unit III Module 3 - On Condition Task
Implies that functional capability will drop off as the system approaches a potential failure state (point B). In fact, in most cases, especially in complex systems, the equipment's functions remain fully operational at the potential failure point Functional Failure: Task Development A Functional Capability B POTENTIAL FAILURE DEFINED POTENTIAL FAILURE CONDITION DEFINED FUNCTIONAL FAILURE CONDITION -403, C FUNCTIONAL FAILURE OPERATING AGE I I I Inspection Interval TASK INTERVAL PRACTICAL? PF Interval

Unit III Module 3 - On Condition Task
Functional Failure: Task Development In the original on-condition model by Nowlan and Heap, and in Moubray's book "RCM II", the vertical axis is correctly labelled "Condition“ or “Failure Resistence” A Condition Functional Capability B POTENTIAL FAILURE DEFINED POTENTIAL FAILURE CONDITION DEFINED FUNCTIONAL FAILURE CONDITION -403, C FUNCTIONAL FAILURE OPERATING AGE I I I Inspection Interval TASK INTERVAL PRACTICAL? PF Interval

Unit III Module 3 - On Condition Task
Conclusion The P-F Interval is a good, but subjective, first approximation developed during an RCM analysis in the absence of data based on the recollection by the analysts of potential and functional failures that have occurred. Age exploration techniques (e.g. EXAKT and LRCM) during the In-Service (IS) phase of operation should be used to confirm inspection frequencies and refine predictive models for the continuous improvement in Remaining Useful Life Estimation (RULE).