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: 3889

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

Designing Socially Embedded Technologies in the Real-World

Author: Volker Wulf,Kjeld Schmidt,David Randall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1447167201

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 9698

This book is concerned with the associated issues between the differing paradigms of academic and organizational computing infrastructures. Driven by the increasing impact Information Communication Technology (ICT) has on our working and social lives, researchers within the Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) field try and find ways to situate new hardware and software in rapidly changing socio-digital ecologies. Adopting a design-orientated research perspective, researchers from the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET) elaborate on the challenges and opportunities we face through the increasing permeation of society by ICT from commercial, academic, design and organizational perspectives. Designing Socially Embedded Technologies in the Real-World is directed at researchers, industry practitioners and will be of great interest to any other societal actors who are involved with the design of IT systems.

Maintenance Costs and Life Cycle Cost Analysis

Author: Diego Galar,Peter Sandborn,Uday Kumar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351650238

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 492

View: 3910

Authors have attempted to create coherent chapters and sections on how the fundamentals of maintenance cost should be organized, to present them in a logical and sequential order. Necessarily, the text starts with importance of maintenance function in the organization and moves to life cycle cost (LCC) considerations followed by the budgeting constraints. In the process, they have intentionally postponed the discussion about intangible costs and downtime costs later on in the book mainly due to the controversial part of it when arguing with managers. The book will be concluding with a short description of a number of sectors where maintenance cost is of critical importance. The goal is to train the readers for a deeper study and understanding of these elements for decision making in maintenance, more specifically in the context of asset management. This book is intended for managers, engineers, researchers, and practitioners, directly or indirectly involved in the area of maintenance. The book is focused to contribute towards better understanding of maintenance cost and use of this knowledge to improve the maintenance process. Key Features: • Emphasis on maintenance cost and life cycle cost especially under uncertainty. • Systematic approach of how cost models can be applied and used in the maintenance field. • Compiles and reviews existing maintenance cost models. • Consequential and direct costs considered. • Comparison of maintenance costs in different sectors, infrastructure, manufacturing, transport.

Engineering Systems Reliability, Safety, and Maintenance

An Integrated Approach

Author: B.S. Dhillon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351662708

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 278

View: 346

Today, engineering systems are an important element of the world economy and each year billions of dollars are spent to develop, manufacture, operate, and maintain various types of engineering systems around the globe. Many of these systems are highly sophisticated and contain millions of parts. For example, a Boeing jumbo 747 is made up of approximately 4.5 million parts including fasteners. Needless to say, reliability, safety, and maintenance of systems such as this have become more important than ever before. Global competition and other factors are forcing manufacturers to produce highly reliable, safe, and maintainable engineering products. Therefore, there is a definite need for the reliability, safety, and maintenance professionals to work closely during design and other phases. Engineering Systems Reliability, Safety, and Maintenance: An Integrated Approach eliminates the need to consult many different and diverse sources in the hunt for the information required to design better engineering systems.

Lean Maintenance

Reduce Costs, Improve Quality, and Increase Market Share

Author: Ricky Smith,Bruce Hawkins

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080478905

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 287

View: 5360

What is "Lean?" Whether referring to manufacturing operations or maintenance, lean is about doing more with less: less effort, less space, fewer defects, less throughput time, lower volume requirements, less capital for a given level of output, etc. The need to provide the customer more value with less waste is a necessity for any firm wanting to stay in business, especially in today's increasingly global market place. And this is what lean thinking is all about. Lean Operations are difficult to sustain. More Lean Manufacturing Plant Transformations have been abandoned than have achieved true Lean Enterprise status. There are solid and recurring reasons for both of these conditions. The most significant of these reasons is that production support processes have not been pre-positioned or refined adequately to assist the manufacturing plant in making the lean transformation. And the most significant of the support functions is the maintenance operation, which determines production line equipment reliability. Moving the maintenance operation well into its own lean transformation is a must-do prerequisite for successful manufacturing plant - or any process plant - Lean Transformations. This Handbook provides detailed, step-by-step, fully explained processes for each phase of Lean Maintenance implementation providing examples, checklists and methodologies of a quantity, detail and practicality that no previous publication has even approached. It is required reading, and a required reference, for every plant and facility that is planning, or even thinking of adopting "Lean" as their mode of operation. * A continuous improvement strategy using new "lean" principles * Eliminate wasteful practices from your manufacturing or chemical processes, increasing the profitability of your plant * Save thousands of dollars a year on new equipment by keeping your existing equipment maintained using this revolutionary method

Maintenance Engineering Handbook, Eighth Edition

Author: Keith Mobley

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071826645

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 672

View: 9479

The Most Complete, Current Guide to Every Aspect of Maintenance Engineering Extensively updated to cover the latest technologies and methods, Maintenance Engineering Handbook, Eighth Edition offers in-depth details on identifying and repairing faulty equipment. This definitive resource focuses on proven best practices for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), inventory management, root-cause analysis, and performance management. This thoroughly revised edition contains new chapters on: Reliability-based maintenance Preventive maintenance Sustaining maintenance Ultrasonics Operating dynamics Simplified failure modes and effects analysis Criticality analysis Process and value-stream mapping Featuring contributions from noted experts in the field, this authoritative reference will help you to successfully reduce excessive downtime and high maintenance costs by detecting and mitigating repetitive failures. Comprehensive coverage of: Organization and management of the maintenance function * Best practices for maintenance and predictive maintenance * Engineering and analysis tools * Maintenance of mechanical, electrical, and facilities equipment

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 5340

Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Qualitätssicherung für Dummies

Author: Larry Webber,Michael Wallace

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527817689

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 6181

"Qualitätssicherung für Dummies" führt Sie in die Grundlagen des Qualitätsmanagements ein und zeigt, wie Sie durch strukturiertes, systematisches Vorgehen die operative Umsetzung des Qualitätsmanagements unterstützen. Die Autoren Larry Webber und Michael Wallace definieren zunächst den Begriff "Qualität", erklären die Bedeutung von Qualitätsstandards und wie sich diese auf die Produkte und Strategien in einem Unternehmen auswirken. Anhand von vielen Methoden und Instrumenten wie Six Sigma, Kanban, Kaizen, Lean, 5S und der Meinung der Kunden erfahren Sie, wie Sie Prozessqualität messen können und bei der Umsetzung dieses Systems die Mitarbeiter nicht außen vor lassen.

Gasturbinen Handbuch

Author: Meherwan P. Boyce

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642598412

Category: Science

Page: 593

View: 9987

Dieses amerikanische Standardwerk wurde vom Übersetzer angepaßt auf die deutschen Verhältnisse. Es bietet wertvolle Informationen für Installation, Betrieb und Wartung, technische Details der Auslegung, Kennzahlen und vieles mehr.

Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers

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

Author: Carl Branan

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 418

View: 9936

The first edition proved itself to be a standard reference for chemical engineers. This updated, thoroughly revised new edition helps solve your field engineering problems with its hundreds of common sense techniques, shortcuts, and calculations. In addition, this convenient volume reflects the latest developments in geographic information systems, process safety management, and pipeline toughness.

Elementarformen sozialen Verhaltens

Social Behavior Its Elementary Forms

Author: George Caspar Homans

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663023915

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 1108

Das vorliegende Buch von George C. Romans bedarf keines Vorwortes im üblichen Sinne. Was Homans aussagen will, sagt er selbst: klar, folgerichtig und ausführlich. Es wäre deshalb unerheblich, etwa darstellen zu wollen, ob ich ihn auch richtig ver standen habe. Es wäre auch vermessen, wollte ich das mir Wesentliche aus seinem Buche herausstellen. Ich lehne dies als untunliche Einmischung in seine eigenen exak ten Gedankengänge ab, wie ich auch dem Leser zumute, daß er sich unbeeinflußt seine eigenen Gedanken über die Erklärungsvorschläge von Homans machen wird. Wie in allen Veröffentlichungen von Homans ist nicht nur wesentlich, was er aus sagt, sondern wie und vor allem wo, d. h. in welchem Zusammenhang er selbst seine Erklärungen abgibt. Wie hat sich, so könnten wir uns allerdings fragen, sein wissenschaftstheoretischer Standort seit seinem Buche THE HUMAN GROUP 1 verändert? Viele werfen Homans vor, er sei zu einem "psychologischen Reduktionalisten" geworden. Er ver suche, das Soziale mit psychologischen Erklärungen zu erfassen. Er hätte, welch ein Sakrileg, gegen Durkheim verstoßen, demzufolge das Soziale nur durch Soziales zu erklären sei.