Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers

Author: Ricky Smith,R. Keith Mobley

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780080552071

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 7513

Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers will give the engineer the “have to have” information. It will help instill knowledge on a daily basis, to do his or her job and to maintain and assure reliable equipment to help reduce costs. This book will be an easy reference for engineers and managers needing immediate solutions to everyday problems. Most civil, mechanical, and electrical engineers will face issues relating to maintenance and reliability, at some point in their jobs. This will become their “go to” book. Not an oversized handbook or a theoretical treatise, but a handy collection of graphs, charts, calculations, tables, curves, and explanations, basic “rules of thumb” that any engineer working with equipment will need for basic maintenance and reliability of that equipment. • Access to quick information which will help in day to day and long term engineering solutions in reliability and maintenance • Listing of short articles to help assist engineers in resolving problems they face • Written by two of the top experts in the country

Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers

Author: Ricky Smith,R. Keith Mobley

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780750678629

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 8745

Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers will give the engineer the “have to have? information. It will help instill knowledge on a daily basis, to do his or her job and to maintain and assure reliable equipment to help reduce costs. This book will be an easy reference for engineers and managers needing immediate solutions to everyday problems. Most civil, mechanical, and electrical engineers will face issues relating to maintenance and reliability, at some point in their jobs. This will become their “go to? book. Not an oversized handbook or a theoretical treatise, but a handy collection of graphs, charts, calculations, tables, curves, and explanations, basic “rules of thumb? that any engineer working with equipment will need for basic maintenance and reliability of that equipment. • Access to quick information which will help in day to day and long term engineering solutions in reliability and maintenance • Listing of short articles to help assist engineers in resolving problems they face • Written by two of the top experts in the country

Improving Maintenance and Reliability Through Cultural Change

Author: Stephen J. Thomas

Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.

ISBN: 9780831131906

Category: Maintainability (Engineering)

Page: 356

View: 4026

This unique and innovative book explains how to improve your maintenance and reliability performance at the plant level by changing the organizations culture. It is specifically intended for middle managers in the manufacturing and process industries. This book demystifies the concept of organizational culture and links it with the eight elements of change: leadership, work process, structure, group learning, technology, communication, interrelationships, and rewards. If you want to break the cycle of failed improvement programs and instead use cultural change to help make significant and lasting improvements in plant performance, this book will show you how. Explains in-depth the eight elements of change and how they relate to cultural change. Discusses cultural change with a reliability focus. Includes a PowerPoint presentation with audio on the enclosed CD-ROM, together with a web survey model, the Web of Organizational Change.

Industrial Machinery Repair

Best Maintenance Practices Pocket Guide

Author: Ricky Smith,R. Keith Mobley

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080478476

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

View: 4189

Industrial Machinery Repair provides a practical reference for practicing plant engineers, maintenance supervisors, physical plant supervisors and mechanical maintenance technicians. It focuses on the skills needed to select, install and maintain electro-mechanical equipment in a typical industrial plant or facility. The authors focuses on "Best Maintenance Repair Practices" necessary for maintenance personnel to keep equipment operating at peak reliability and companies functioning more profitably through reduced maintenance costs and increased productivity and capacity. A number of surveys conducted in industries throughout the United States have found that 70% of equipment failures are self-induced. If the principles and techniques in this book are followed, it will result in a serious reduction in "self induced failures". In the pocketbook format, this reference material can be directly used on the plant floor to aid in effectively performing day-to-day duties. Data is presented in a concise, easily understandable format to facilitate use in the adverse conditions associated with the plant floor. Each subject is reduced to it simplest terms so that it will be suitable for the broadest range of users. Since this book is not specific to any one type of industrial plant and is useful in any type of facility. The new standard reference book for industrial and mechanical trades Accessible pocketbook format facilitates on-the-job use Suitable for all types of plant facilities

Practical Plant Failure Analysis

A Guide to Understanding Machinery Deterioration and Improving Equipment Reliability

Author: Neville W. Sachs

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420020005

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 2545

Component failures result from a combination of factors involving materials science, mechanics, thermodynamics, corrosion, and tribology. With the right guidance, you don’t have to be an authority in all of these areas to become skilled at diagnosing and preventing failures. Based on the author’s more than thirty years of experience, Practical Plant Failure Analysis: A Guide to Understanding Machinery Deterioration and Improving Equipment Reliability is a down-to-earth guide to improving machinery maintenance and reliability. Illustrated with hundreds of diagrams and photographs, this book examines... · When and how to conduct a physical failure analysis · Basic material properties including heat treating mechanisms, work hardening, and the effects of temperature changes on material properties · The differences in appearance between ductile overload, brittle overload, and fatigue failures · High cycle fatigue and how to differentiate between high stress concentrations and high operating stresses · Low cycle fatigue and unusual fatigue situations · Lubrication and its influence on the three basic bearing designs · Ball and roller bearings, gears, fasteners, V-belts, and synchronous belts Taking a detailed and systematic approach, Practical Plant Failure Analysis thoroughly explains the four major failure mechanisms—wear, corrosion, overload, and fatigue—as well as how to identify them. The author clearly identifies how these mechanisms appear in various components and supplies convenient charts that demonstrate how to identify the specific causes of failure.

Maintenance Engineering Handbook

Author: Keith Mobley,Lindley Higgins,Darrin Wikoff

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Prof Med/Tech

ISBN: 0071546464

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1200

View: 5498

Stay Up to Date on the Latest Issues in Maintenance Engineering The most comprehensive resource of its kind, Maintenance Engineering Handbook has long been a staple for engineers, managers, and technicians seeking current advice on everything from tools and techniques to planning and scheduling. This brand-new edition brings you up to date on the most pertinent aspects of identifying and repairing faulty equipment; such dated subjects as sanitation and housekeeping have been removed. Maintenance Engineering Handbook has been advising plant and facility professionals for more than 50 years. Whether you're new to the profession or a practiced veteran, this updated edition is an absolute necessity. New and updated sections include: Belt Drives, provided by the Gates Corporation Repair and Maintenance Cost Estimation Ventilation Fans and Exhaust Systems 10 New Chapters on Maintenance of Mechanical Equipment Inside: • Organization and Management of the Maintenance Function • Maintenance Practices • Engineering and Analysis Tools • Maintenance of Facilities and Equipment • Maintenance of Mechanical Equipment • Maintenance of Electrical Equipment • Instrumentation and Reliability Tools • Lubrication • Maintenance Welding • Chemical Corrosion Control and Cleaning

Plant Equipment & Maintenance Engineering Handbook

Author: Duncan Richardson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071809902

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 592

View: 6209

The Best On-the-Job Guide to Industrial Plant Equipment and Systems This practical, one-of-a-kind field manual explains how equipment in industrial facilities operates and covers all aspects of commissioning relevant to engineers and project managers. Plant Equipment and Maintenance Engineering Handbook contains a data log of all major industrial and power plant components, describes how they function, and includes rules of thumb for operation. Hundreds of handy reference materials, such as calculations and tables, plus a comprehensive listing of electrical parts with common supplier nomenclature are also included in this time-saving resource. FEATURES DETAILED COVERAGE OF: Compressors * Air conditioning * Ash handling * Bearings and lubrication * Boilers * Chemical cleaning and Flushing * Condensers and circulating water systems * Controls * Conveyor systems * Cooling towers * Corrosion Deaerators * Diesel and gas turbines * Electrical * Fans * Fire protection * Fuels and combustion * Piping * Pumps Turbines * Vibration * Water treatment

Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices

Author: Ramesh Gulati,Ricky Smith

Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.

ISBN: 9780831133115

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 1772

Introduction Vision, Mission and Strategy Maintenance Basics Planning and Scheduling Parts, Materials and Tools Management Reliability Operational Reliability M&R Tools Performance Measure - Metrics Human Side of M&R Best Practices/Benchmarking Maintenance Excellence Appendices

Maintenance Planning, Scheduling, and Coordination

Author: Don Nyman,Joel Levitt

Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.

ISBN: 9780831131432

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 228

View: 3692

Well-planned, properly scheduled, and effectively communicated jobs accomplish more work, more efficiently, and at a lower cost. This work will disturb operations less frequently, and be accomplished with higher quality, greater job satisfaction, and higher organizational morale than jobs performed without proper preparation. Maintenance Planning, Scheduling Coordination focuses on and deals specifically with the preparatory tasks that lead to effective utilization and application of maintenance resources. It is a vital training document for planners, an educational document for those to whom planners are responsible, and a valuable guide for those who interface with the planning and scheduling function and are dependent upon the many contributions of planning and scheduling operational excellence.

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)

Implementation Made Simple

Author: Neil Bloom

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071589185

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 291

View: 363

A properly implemented and managed RCM program can save millions in unscheduled maintenance and breakdowns. However, many have found the process daunting. Written by an expert with over 30 years of experience, this book introduces innovative approaches to simplify the RCM process such as: single vs. multiple failure analysis, hidden failures analysis, potentially critical components analysis, run-to-failure and the difference between redundant, standby, and backup functions. Included are real life examples of flawed preventive maintenance programs and how they led to disasters that could have easily been avoided. Also illustrated in detail, with real-life examples, is the step-by-step process for developing, implementing, and maintaining a premier classical RCM program. Senior management, middle management, supervisors, and craftsmen/technicians responsible for plant safety and reliability will find this book to be invaluable as a means for establishing a first class preventive maintenance program.

Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers

Author: Stephen M Hall

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080456447

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

View: 7382

This new edition of the most complete handbook for chemical and process engineers incorporates the latest information for engineers and practitioners who depend on it as a working tool. New material explores the recent trends and updates of gas treating and fractionator computer solutions analysis. Substantial additions to this edition include a new section on gasification that reflects the many new trends and techniques in the field and a treatment on compressible fluid flow. This convenient volume provides engineers with hundreds of common sense techniques, shortcuts, and calculations to quickly and accurately solve day-to-day design, operations, and equipment problems. Here, in a compact, easy-to-use format, are practical tips, handy formulas, correlations, curves, charts, tables, and shortcut methods that will save engineers valuable time and effort. * The standard handbook for chemical and process engineers * All new material on pinch point analysis on networks of heat exchangers and updates on gas treating in process design and heat transfer * Hundreds of common sense techniques and calculations

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

Streamline Your Organization for a Lean Environment

Author: Timothy C. Kister,Bruce Hawkins

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080456294

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 3232

This is a hands-on reference guide for the maintenance or reliability engineer and plant manager. As the third volume in the “Life Cycle Engineering series, this book takes the guiding principles of Lean Manufacturing and Maintenance and applies these concepts to everyday planning and scheduling tasks allowing engineers to keep their equipment running smoothly, while decreasing downtime. The authors offer invaluable advice on the effective use of work orders and schedules and how they fit into the overall maintenance plan. There are not many books out there on planning and scheduling, that go beyond the theory and show the engineer, in a hands-on way, how to use planning and scheduling techniques to improve performance, cut costs, and extend the life of their plant machinery. * The only book that takes a direct look at streamlining planning and scheduling for a Lean Manufacturing Environment * This book shows the engineer how to create and stick to effective schedules * Gives examples and templates in the back of the book for use in day-to-day scheduling and calculations

Lean Maintenance

Author: Joel Levitt

Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.

ISBN: 9780831133528

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 2145

Written for anyone in a leadership position in maintenance, storeroom or production, this unique book will also be found useful by vendors to the maintenance departments, including maintenance contractors, parts vendors, and various kinds of service providers. As a practical book, Lean Maintenance will take the reader on a journey from uncovering waste, designing projects to address the waste, selling the projects to management and delivering the projects. Every area in maintenance is covered, including your TPM effort, storeroom, PM tasking, work orders and computer systems. What's more, the user will be able to immediately use this book to start the process of saving money, energy, or time within just one hour! Provides examples at every step of the way to guide the reader. Includes forms and check lists for successful Lean projects. Offers the reader the ability to design and execute a savings project within a day.

Rules of Thumb for Mechanical Engineers

A Manual of Quick, Accurate Solutions to Everyday Mechanical Engineering Problems

Author: J. Edward Pope

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780884157908

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 405

View: 6033

Rules of Thumb for Mechanical Engineers assembles hundreds of shortcuts, calculations, practical "how-to" methods, and concise background reviews into one convenient volume. Whether you're concerned with design, selection, or performance of equipment, you'll find fast, accurate answers here. Sixteen chapters are packed with design criteria and practical tips contributed by experts in their respective fields, all without pages of theory. This easy-to-read book presents valuable information on fluids, heat transfer, thermodynamics, seals, pumps and compressors, drivers, gears, bearings, and piping and pressure vessels. Additional coverage is given to tribology, vibrations, materials, stress and fatigue, instrumentation, and engineering economics. Mechanical engineers, maintenance engineers and personnel, and anyone involved in the operation of facilities and equipment will have this volume on his or her desktop more often than on the bookshelf.

Reliability-centered Maintenance

Author: John Moubray

Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.

ISBN: 9780831131463

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 426

View: 600

Initially developed by the aviation industry, RCM is rapidly becoming fundamental to the practice of maintenance management and is now in use at hundreds of industrial and service organizations around the world. This book provides an authoritative and practical explanation of what RCM is and how it can be applied. It is of vital importance to anyone concerned with productivity, quality, safety, and environmental integrity. Written by an expert in the field who has helped users apply RCM and its more modern derivative, RCM2, at more than 600 sites in 32 countries. The second edition includes more than 100 pages of new material on: condition monitoring the analysis of functions and failures human error the management risk failure finding the measurement maintenance performance

Chemical Process Equipment

Selection and Design

Author: James R. Couper,W. Roy Penney,James R. Fair, PhD

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123972361

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 864

View: 2394

Chemical Process Equipment is a results-oriented reference for engineers who specify, design, maintain or run chemical and process plants. This book delivers information on the selection, sizing and operation of process equipment in a format that enables quick and accurate decision making on standard process and equipment choices, saving time, improving productivity, and building understanding. Coverage emphasizes common real-world equipment design rather than experimental or esoteric and focuses on maximizing performance. Legacy reference for chemical and related engineers who work with vendors to design, specify and make final equipment selection decisions Copious examples of successful applications, with supporting schematics and data to illustrate the functioning and performance of equipment Provides equipment rating forms and manufacturers’ data, worked examples, valuable shortcut methods, and rules of thumb to demonstrate and support the design process Heavily illustrated with line drawings and schematics to aid understanding, as well as graphs and tables to illustrate performance data

Maintenance Strategy

Author: Anthony Kelly

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780750624176

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 4021

Devising optimal strategy for maintaining industrial plant can be a difficult task of daunting complexity. This book aims to provide the plant engineer with a comprehensive and systematic approach, a framework of guidelines, for tackling this problem, i.e. for deciding maintenance objectives, formulating equipment life plans and plant maintenance schedules, designing the maintenance organisation and setting up appropriate systems of documentation and control. The author, Anthony Kelly, an experienced international consultant and lecturer on this subject, calls his approach BUSINESS-CENTRED MAINTENANCE (BCM) because it springs from, and is driven by, the identification of business objectives, which are then translated into maintenance objectives and which underpin the maintenance strategy formulation. For the first time maintenance management is analysed from the perspective of the whole company and thus makes sense not only technologically but also in economic and business terms. Complete guide to maintenance from a whole-company perspective Best-selling and world-renowned author Complementary to RCM (Moubray) & TPM (Wilmott)

The Handbook of Maintenance Management

Author: Joel Levitt

Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.

ISBN: 9780831133894

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 455

View: 6644

Now thoroughly updated to include advances in technology and thinking, this comprehensive and easy-to-understand resource provides a short review of all the major discussions going on in the management of the maintenance function.