Engineering Maintenance

Engineering Maintenance : A Modern Approach

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Of the more than $300 billion spent on plant maintenance and operations, U.S. industry spends as much as 80 percent of this amount to correct chronic failures of machines, systems, and people. With machines and systems becoming increasingly complex, this problem can only worsen, and there is a clear and pressing need to establish comprehensive equipment management programs that incorporate the diverse considerations that are essential to effective maintenance. Engineering Maintenance: A Modern Approach presents a cradle-to-grave strategy to preserve equipment function, avoid the consequences of failures, and ensure the productive capacity of equipment. Moving well beyond traditional approaches, this strategy incorporates quality and safety, human error, and software maintenance considerations along with costing, reliability, and maintainability. From specialized books and technical articles, the author has gathered and integrated the latest advances in engineering maintenance into practical, step-by-step plans designed to optimize maintenance activities, extend equipment life, and minimize failures. The elimination of chronic failures through effective maintenance can reduce maintenance costs by 40 to 60 percent. Engineering Maintenance: A Modern Approach not only collects recent advances into a single volume, but also directs you on a path that can lead to a more successful, cost-effective maintenance more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 155.4 x 240.8 x 18.5mm | 458.14g
  • Technomic Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • Technomic Publishing Co
  • Lancaster, United States
  • English
  • 39 black & white illustrations
  • 1587161427
  • 9781587161421

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"The author has gathered and integrated the latest advances in engineering maintenance into practical step-by-step plans to optimize maintenance activities, extend equipment life, and minimize failures." -MEBOOKSHELFshow more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTIONNeed for MaintenanceFacts and FiguresModern Maintenance Problem and Maintenance Strategy for the 21st CenturyEngineering Maintenance Objectives and Maintenance in Equipment Life CycleTerms and DefinitionsMAINTENANCE MATHEMATICSBasic Laws of Boolean AlgebraProbability Definitions and PropertiesProbability DistributionsLaplace TransformsInitial and Final Value TheoremsEquation RootsLinear Differential EquationsMAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROLMaintenance ManualMaintenance Facility EvaluationFunctions of Effective Maintenance ManagementMaintenance Project Control MethodsMaintenance Management Control IndicesPREVENTIVE MAINTENANCEElements of Preventive Maintenance ProgramEstablishing Preventive Maintenance ProgramPM Program Evaluation and ImprovementPM MeasuresPM ModelsCORRECTIVE MAINTENANCECorrective Maintenance TypesCorrective Maintenance Steps and Downtime ComponentsCorrective Maintenance MeasuresCorrective Maintenance ModelsRELIABILITY CENTERED MAINTENANCERCM Goals and PrinciplesRCM Process and Associated QuestionsRCM Program ComponentsRCM Effectiveness Measurement IndicatorsRCM Benefits and Reasons for Its FailuresINVENTORY CONTROL IN MAINTENANCEInventory Control Objectives and Basic Inventory DecisionsABC Inventory Control MethodInventory Control ModelsTwo-Bin Inventory Control and Safety StockSpares Determination FactorsSpares Calculation MethodsHUMAN ERROR IN MAINTENANCEFacts and Figures Concerning Human Factors in MaintenanceMaintenance Error in System Life Cycle and Breakdown of Maintenance Person's TimeTop Human Failure Problems in Maintenance and Classifications of Maintenance ErrorFrequency of Maintenance Error Types and Outcomes of Maintenance IncidentsReasons for Maintenance ErrorGuidelines for Reducing Human Error in MaintenanceTechniques for Predicting the Occurrence of Human Error in MaintenanceQUALITY AND SAFETY IN MAINTENANCENeeds for Quality Maintenance ProcessesMaintenance Work QualityUse of Quality Control Charts in Maintenance Work SamplingPost Maintenance TestingReasons for Safety Problems in MaintenanceGuidelines to Improve Safety in Maintenance WorkSafety Officer's Role in Maintenance WorkProtection of Maintenance WorkersMAINTENANCE COSTINGReasons for Maintenance CostingMaintenance Budget Preparation Methods and StepsMaintenance Labor Cost EstimationMaterial Cost EstimationEquipment Life Cycle Maintenance Cost EstimationMaintenance Cost Estimation ModelsSOFTWARE MAINTENANCESoftware Maintenance Facts and FiguresMaintenance Effort Distribution and Request Types and CategoriesSoftware Maintenance ActivitiesSoftware Maintenance Characteristics and ToolsSoftware Maintenance Cost Estimation Related ModelsRELIABILITYReliability Versus Maintenance and Reliability in Support PhaseBathtub Hazard Rate ConceptReliability Measures and FormulasReliability NetworksReliability Analysis TechniquesMAINTAINABILITYMaintainability Importance and ObjectiveMaintainability in Systems Life CycleMaintainability Design CharacteristicsMaintainability Functions and MeasuresCommon Maintainability Design ErrorsEach chapter also includes Introduction, Problems, and References more

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