Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices 2nd Edition

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The first edition of this award-winning book immediately became one of the most widely read texts by maintenance, reliability, operations, and safety professionals. It is also being used at many colleges and universities throughout the world. It has become a standard reference for anyone preparing for maintenance and reliability professional exams. In the time since original publication, this book has become a must-have guide and reference. It helps everyone ensure that their organization’s assets are operating as and when needed and at reasonable cost.

Written in an easy-to-read format, each chapter discusses the concepts with specific questions and answers. Each topic answers the what, why or how of the topic being presented. Understanding and implementing M&R practices in a cost-effective way is essential. This is perfect book for all in the work force of an organization who need to have a solid understanding of M&R.

Why we like this book:

  • Includes a list of questions and answers in most chapters which provide possible real-world scenarios.

  • Answers the what, why, or how of the topic being presented.

  • Provides a list of key terms and reference material within each chapter to enhance further knowledge.

Author:

Ramesh Gulati

Published:

2013

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

496

Excerpt:

Ultrasonic inspection and monitoring of bearings is a reliable method for detecting incipient bearing failure. The ultrasonic warning appears prior to a rise in temperature or an increase in driving torque. Ultrasonic inspection of bearings is useful in recognizing the beginning of fatigue failure, brinnelling of bearing surfaces, flooding of (or lack) of lubricant. In ball bearings, as the metal in the raceway, roller, or bearing balls begins to fatigue, a subtle deformation begins to occur. This deforming of the metal will produce an increase in the emission of ultrasonic waves.

Table Of Contents:

  • Introducing Best Practices
    • Introduction: What Is a Best Practice?
    • Key Terms and Definitions
    • What Do Best Practices Have to Do with Maintenance and Reliability?
    • Examples of Maintenance and Reliability Benchmarks
    • Basic Test on Maintenance and Reliaility Knowledge
    • Summary
    • Self Assessment Questions
    • References and Suggested Readings
  • Culture and Leadership
    • Introduction
    • Key Terms and Definitions
    • Leadership and Organizational Culture
    • Strategic Framework: Vision, Mission, and Goals
    • Change Management
    • Reliability Culture
    • Measures of Performance
    • Summary
    • Self Assessment Questions
    • References and Suggested Reading
  • Understanding Maintenance Introduction
    • Key Terms and Definitions
    • Maintenance Approaches
    • Maintenance Practices: Others
    • Maintenance Management System: CMMS
    • Maintenance Quality
    • Maintenance Assessment and Improvement
    • Summary
    • Self Assessment Questions
    • References and Suggested Reading
  • Work Management: Planning and Scheduling
    • Introduction
    • Key Terms and Definitions
    • Work Flow and Roles
    • Work Classification and Prioritization
    • Planning Process
    • Scheduling Process
    • Turnarounds and Shutdowns
    • Measures of Performance
    • Summary
    • Self Assessment Questions
    • References and Suggested Reading
  • Materials, Parts, and Inventory Management
    • Introduction
    • Key Terms and Definitions
    • Types of Inventory
    • Physical Layout and Storage Equipment
    • Optimizing Tools and Techniques
    • Measures of Performance
    • Summary
    • Self Assessment Questions
    • References and Suggested Reading
  • Measuring and Designing for Reliability and Maintainability
    • Introduction
    • Key Terms and Definitions
    • Defining and Measuring Reliability and Other Terms
    • Designing and Building for Maintenance and Reliability
    • Summary
    • Self Assessment Questions
    • References and Suggested Reading
  • Operator Driven Reliability
    • Introduction
    • Key Terms and Definitions
    • The Role of Operations
    • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
    • Workplace Organization: 5S
    • Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
    • Measures of Performance
    • Summary
    • Self Assessment Questions
    • References and Suggested Reading
  • Maintenance Optimization
    • Introduction
    • Key Terms and Definitions
    • Understanding Failures and Maintenance Strategies
    • Maintenance Strategy — RCM
    • Maintenance Strategy — CBM
    • Other Maintenance Strategiess
    • Summary
    • Self Assessment Questions
    • References and Suggested Reading
  • Managing Performance
    • Introduction
    • Key Terms and Definitions
    • Identifying Performance Measures
    • Data Collection and Data Quality
    • Benchmarking and Benchmarks
    • Summary
    • Self Assessment Questions
    • References and Suggested Reading
  • Workforce Management
    • Introduction
    • Key Terms and Definitions
    • Employee Life Cycle
    • Understanding the Generation Gap
    • Communication Skills
    • People Development
    • Resource Management and Organization Structure
    • Measures of Performance
    • Summary
    • Self Assessment Questions
    • References and Suggested Reading
  • Maintenance Analysis and Improvement Tools
    • Introduction
    • Key Terms and Definitions
    • Maintenance Root Cause Analysis Tool
    • Six Sigma and Quality Maintenance Tools
    • Lean Maintenance Tools
    • Other Analysis and Improvement Tools
    • Summary 11.8 Self Assessment Questions
    • References and Suggested Reading
  • Current Trends and Practices
    • Introduction
    • Key Terms and Definitions
    • Energy Management, Sustainability, and the Green Initiative
    • Personnel, Facility, and Arc Flash Safety
    • Risk Management
    • Corrosion Control
    • Systems Engineering and Configuration Management
    • Standards and Standardization
    • Summary
    • Self Assessment Questions
    • References and Suggested Reading
  • Appendix for Chapter 1
    • Best Practices Q–A: Answer Key and Explanation
    • Index


Reviews:

To manufacture quality products or provide services at competitive prices is essential to survive in today's business climate. We are forced to look for better ways of doing things on continual basis. To meet customer's needs - on their schedule - requires (high) availability and reliability of equipment and systems when they are needed. In the maintenance and reliability (M&R) field, professionals are constantly challenged to implement the best way to ensure equipment is available as and when it is needed at a reasonable cost. These are called "best practices." But it is not as simple as putting something into effect. To truly realize a best practice requires learning, re-learning, benchmarking and implementing better ways of ensuring high reliability and availability of equipment and systems.

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