Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA)




How is MTA different from RCM ?



  • Unlike RCM2 , MTA begins with a review of the existing maintenance tasks.
  • Where RCM2 is a functional analysis at the system level, MTA is a failure mode

    analysis at the component level. This allows for a faster less resource intensive

    analysis that is technically sound and easily templated.

  • MTA analysis shouldn’t be conducted in the absence of an RCM2 program.



What is Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA) ?
  • MTA is based on sound reliability principles, draws from RCM2 principles and techniques
  • MTA is a Failure Mode & Effect Analysis (FMEA) methodology used to identify failure modes and determine recommended tasks for less critical physical assets
  • Focuses on obvious and known failure modes


Many organizations face resource constraints that prevent them from applying RCM2 to all their significant assets in a timely fashion. Despite this, responsible asset managers must find a way to address their asset maintenance program

shortcomings within a reasonable timeframe. This has prompted the need for a complementary structured methodology that is faster and less resource intensive.


This methodology, known as Maintenance Task Analysis (MTA), is coupled with selection criteria to ensure that a risk appropriate methodology is always used.