Decision Logic Supporting Comments
An important part of documenting the RCM process is to maintain an accurate record of any information that influenced the group's decision about how to manage each failure mode.
Such information can include:
RCM Desktop provides a field to record up to 3,500 characters of supporting comments against each decision logic question for every single failure mode. An example of one of these is shown in the screen shot above.
Correct use of this field enables the analysis auditor to understand easily each decision made by the RCM analysis group and is invaluable when the analysis is reviewed in the future.
(The live spell checker and auto-correction features are available in the supporting comments field (Advanced Edition) to save the facilitator a lot of time when entering frequently-used phrases.)
The following video shows how the supporting comments can build an audit trail in the Advanced & Ultimate Editions