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DA PAM 750-40

1980 Edition, May 15, 1982

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Includes all amendments and changes through Change 1, May 15, 1982

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  • Revision: 1980 Edition, May 15, 1982
  • Published Date: May 15, 1982
  • Status: Active, Most Current
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  • Published By: US Army (ARMY)
  • Page Count: 38
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

a. RCM logic will be used by all DARCOM subordinate commands and activities to determine a maintenance program for fielded equipment/systems. It is provided to assist in the revision of PMCS for fielded equipment/systems. The logic and approach are adapted to any fielded system, including those having limited documentation of a failure data and where extensive field experience is available to the command. In determining the maintenance program for specific equipment/systems, the logic provided in Figure 2-1 will be used unless approval to deviate is given by HQ DARCOM. Each DARCOM material readiness command is encouraged to further adopt its fielded system RCM program in the characteristics and requirements of the commodity.

b. RCM logic will be applied to selected items in a system/equipment including those items which are repaired by replacement of discreet piece parts. The goal of this maintenance program is to retain the inherent reliability and operating safety of all systems and equipment through the determination of efficiently performed maintenance tasks. For non-development items, the procedures outlined in the manufacturers warranty will take precedence if there is a conflict between RCM and warranty requirements.

c. The application of RCM logic to Technical Manual by materiel readiness commands will be reviewed by TRADOC in accordance with AR 310-3. The decision logic and Maintenance Process Analysis Work Sheets used to develop the maintenance program will be provided TRADOC along with the proposed Technical Manual.

NOTE: Appendix E of DARCOM Supplement 1 to AR 310-3 "Preparation, Coordination, and Approval of Department of the Army Publication" provides the applicable TRADOC agencies and/or user schools that are to review the Technical Manuals along with the number of copies required by each agency or user school.

d. Users of this publication are encouraged to submit recommended changes for revision and improvement of this guide. DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) will be used and comments forwarded to Commander, US Army DARCOM Materiel Readiness Support Activity, ATTN: DRXMD-MS, Lexington, KY 40511.


This pamphlet is intended for use by all Army commands having responsibility for materiel research, development, acquisition, and management. The guidance presented in this pamphlet illustrates how the elements of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) are planned, developed, and incorporated into maintenance plans/programs for materiel systems. Individual material developers are expected to tailor the techniques to fit their particular item/system needs.