Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices

Author: Ramesh Gulati,Ricky Smith

Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.

ISBN: 9780831133115

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 2945

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
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Maintenance Benchmarking and Best Practices

Author: Ralph W Peters

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071491655

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 566

View: 7714

Over the past decade, companies have redirected their maintenance operational focus from internal cost-cutting to profit-maximization. This approach is referred to as profit centered maintenance. Peters provides maintenance supervisors and managers with a benchmarking/best practices road-map called the Maintenance Operations Scoreboard. The Scoreboard will allow maintenance managers to: a) determine and quantify benefits and savings, b) improve craft productivity and c) define a strategy to improve efficiency and productivity. These things are at the heart of a successful Profit Centered Maintenance organization. The author-devised Maintenance Operations Scoreboard is used to perform over 200 maintenance evaluations in over 5,000 profit centered maintenance organizations. For example, at Honda of America, it was used extensively to direct maintenance strategy. It was later translated into Japanese for presentation to key Japanese executives. Another excellent example is Boeing Commercial Aircraft Inc. Boeing combined elements from this same Scoreboard with their company-wide maintenance goals to develop ‘The Boeing Scoreboard for Maintenance Excellence.’ Over 60 facility maintenance work units, at region, group and team levels, are evaluated at on-site visits using the Scoreboard criteria.
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Benchmarking Best Practices in Maintenance Management

Author: Terry Wireman

Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.

ISBN: 9780831131685

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 212

View: 6528

Maintenance is a unique business process. To be successfully managed, it requires an approach different from other business processes. Unlike any other reference in its field, this book provides a framework for managing maintenance with options that allow decision makers to select the most successful ways to manage their businesses. In a concise and easy-to-use format, it provides users with all the necessary tools and information needed to properly benchmark their maintenance function. A thorough revision of the author's best selling World Class Maintenance Management, it presents a logical, step-by-step methodology for conducting a cost-effective benchmarking effort. It is certain to be an invaluable resource for maintenance managers, plant engineers, operations managers and plant managers.
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Industrial Machinery Repair

Best Maintenance Practices Pocket Guide

Author: Ricky Smith,R. Keith Mobley

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0750676213

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

View: 3828

R. Keith Mobley
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Practical software maintenance

best practices for managing your software investment

Author: Thomas M. Pigoski

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471170013

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 9603

Overview of software maintenance; Why maintenance is expensive; Evolution of software processes and models; A recommended sofwate maintenance process; Pre-delivery software maintenance activities; Planning, parts I & II: the maintenance concept and the maintenance plan; Planning, part III: resources; Transition; Transition experiences, part I; Transition experiences, part II; Setting up the software maintenance organization; Tools and environment; Software maintenance metrics; Software maintenance metrics experiences; Maintainability; Sofwtare maintenance management; Education and training; Impact of object oriented technology on software maintenance; Software maintenance resources; The future of software maintenance; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
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Pro Python Best Practices

Debugging, Testing and Maintenance

Author: Kristian Rother

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484222415

Category: Computers

Page: 264

View: 2426

Learn software engineering and coding best practices to write Python code right and error free. In this book you’ll see how to properly debug, organize, test, and maintain your code, all of which leads to better, more efficient coding. Software engineering is difficult. Programs of any substantial length are inherently prone to errors of all kinds. The development cycle is full of traps unknown to the apprentice developer. Yet, in Python textbooks little attention is paid to this aspect of getting your code to run. At most, there is a chapter on debugging or unit testing in your average basic Python book. However, the proportion of time spent on getting your code to run is much higher in the real world. Pro Python Best Practices aims to solve this problem. What You'll Learn Learn common debugging techniques that help you find and eliminate errors Gain techniques to detect bugs more easily discover best="" practices="" to="" prevent="" bugscarry="" out="" automated="" testing="" discover="" problems="" fasteruse="" maintain="" a="" project="" over="" long="" timeliLearn techniques to keep your project under controlbr/li/uldivbWho This Book Is For/bbr/divdivbr/divdivExperienced Python coders from web development, big data, and more./divdivbr/divdivdiv/div
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Lubrication and Maintenance of Industrial Machinery

Best Practices and Reliability

Author: Robert M. Gresham,George E. Totten

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420089363

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 284

View: 4000

A-Z Guide for Maximum Cost Reduction and Increased Equipment Reliability To remain globally competitive, today’s manufacturing operations have greatly improved, but there is one last link in the advancement evolution. The reliability of manufacturing equipment must be improved in order to maximize the productive life of the equipment, eliminate unscheduled shut downs, and reduce operating costs. These are key components to maintaining a smooth work flow and a competitive edge. Written by peer-recognized industry experts, Lubrication and Maintenance of Industrial Machinery: Best Practices and Reliability provides the necessary tools for maintenance professionals who are responsible for the overall operational functions. With chapters culled from the second edition of the Handbook of Lubrication and Tribology, Volume 1 and a new introductory chapter, this more specialized and focused work supplies critical lubrication information that can be used on a daily basis to achieve greater machine reliability. Incorporating lean methods, this resource can be used by everyone involved in the production process, from supervisors to floor personnel. Recommended for STLE’s Certified Lubrication Specialist® Certification In addition to lubrication program development and scheduling, this volume also covers critical elements of the reliability equation, such as: Deterioration detection and measurement Lubrication cleanliness and contamination control Environmental implications of various lubricants Energy conservation Storage and handling Recycling of used oils This book fills a niche by specifically and comprehensively focusing on lubrication as part of the overall maintenance program. Under the editorial guidance of two of the most respected names in the field, this seminal work is destined to become an industry standard.
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Benchmarking Best Practices for Maintenance, Reliability and Asset Management, Third Edition

Author: Terry Wireman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780831135034

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 5134

Updated to account for ISO 55000, Benchmarking Best Practices for Maintenance, Reliability and Asset Management, Third Edition, now includes an overview of this seminal and long-awaited standard and identifies the specific points where ISO 55000 will impact maintenance and reliability. New graphics to enhance the text's main points have been added throughout. As with past editions, the third edition provides a logical, step-by-step methodology that will enable any company to properly benchmark its maintenance function. It presents an overview of the benchmarking process, a detailed form for surveying and "grading" maintenance management, and a database of the results of more than 100 companies that have used this survey. Widely used, Benchmarking Best Practices for Maintenance, Reliability and Asset Management, Third Edition, has proven to be an invaluable planning guide and on-the-job reference for maintenance managers, plant engineers, operations managers, and plant managers.
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Food Plant Sanitation

Design, Maintenance, and Good Manufacturing Practices, Second Edition

Author: Michael M. Cramer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466511737

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 306

View: 8330

Food safety and quality are primary concerns in the food manufacturing industry. Written by an author with more than 35 years’ experience in the food industry, Food Plant Sanitation: Design, Maintenance, and Good Manufacturing Practices, Second Edition provides completely updated practical advice on all aspects of food plant sanitation and sanitation-related food safety issues. It offers readers the tools to establish a food safety system to help control microbiological, physical, and chemical hazards. Understanding that sanitation is integral to food safety is the foundation for an effective food safety system. Beginning with that premise, this book presents some of the key components for such a system. The chapters address testing for and control of microorganisms in food manufacturing, including recent challenges in the industry due to pathogens such as Listeria monocytogenes. They also offer discussions on biofilms, regulatory requirements from the European Union, allergens, sanitary facility design, and describe proven best practices for sanitation as well as current sanitary requirements and regulatory changes from the FDA and USDA. In addition, the author presents methods for verifying sanitation. The final chapters identify good manufacturing practices for employees and present a comprehensive pest management plan, including control measures and chemical interventions. The book concludes with strategies for preventing chemical and physical food safety hazards. This reference provides a practical perspective for implementing food plant sanitation and safety processes. The author has included, wherever possible, examples of procedures, forms, and documents to help novice food safety and quality professionals develop effective food safety systems.
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Forsthoffer's Best Practice Handbook for Rotating Machinery

Author: William E. Forsthoffer

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080966772

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 672

View: 7002

Optimize plant asset safety and reliability while minimizing operating costs with this invaluable guide to the engineering, operation and maintenance of rotating equipment Based upon his multi-volume Rotating Equipment Handbooks, Forsthoffer’s Best Practice Handbook for Rotating Machinery summarises, expands and updates the content from these previous books in a convenient all-in-one volume. Offering comprehensive technical coverage and insider information on best practices derived from lessons learned in the engineering, operation and maintenance of a wide array of rotating equipment, this new title presents: A unique "Best Practice" and "Lessons Learned" chapter framework, providing bite-sized, troubleshooting instruction on complex operation and maintenance issues across a wide array of industrial rotating machinery. Five chapters of completely new material combined with updated material from earlier volumes, making this the most comprehensive and up-to-date handbook for rotary equipment currently available. Intended for maintenance, engineering, operation and management, Forsthoffer’s Best Practice Handbook for Rotating Machinery is a one-stop resource, packed with a lifetime’s rotating machinery experience, to help you improve efficiency, safety, reliability and cost. A unique "Lessons Learned/Best Practices" component opens and acts as a framework for each chapter. Readers not only become familiar with a wide array of industrial rotating machinery; they learn how to operate and maintain it by adopting the troubleshooting perspective that the book provides Five chapters of completely new material combined with totally updated material from earlier volumes of Forsthoffer’s Handbook make this the most comprehensive and up-to-date handbook for rotary equipment currently Users of Forsthoffer’s multi-volume Rotating Equipment Handbooks now have an updated set, with expanded coverage, all in one convenient, reasonably-priced volume
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Operation and Maintenance of Thermal Power Stations

Best Practices and Health Monitoring

Author: Pradip Chanda,Suparna Mukhopaddhyay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 8132227220

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 233

View: 1990

This book illustrates operation and maintenance practices/guidelines for economic generation and managing health of a thermal power generator beyond its regulatory life. The book provides knowledge for professionals managing power station operations, through its unique approach to chemical analysis of water, steam, oil etc. to identify malfunctioning/defects in equipment/systems much before the physical manifestation of the problem. The book also contains a detailed procedure for conducting performance evaluation tests on different equipment, and for analyzing test results for predicting maintenance requirements, which has lent a new dimension to power systems operation and maintenance practices. A number of real life case studies also enrich the book. This book will prove particularly useful to power systems operations professionals in the developing economies, and also to researchers and students involved in studying power systems operations and control.
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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: 948

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
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Computerized Maintenance Management Systems

Author: Terry Wireman

Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.

ISBN: 9780831130541

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 179

View: 507

The extensively revised second edition of Terry Wireman's landmark introduction to CMMS has been written to assist anyone investigating the possibility of using a computer in the maintenance function.
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Maintenance Planning, Scheduling, and Coordination

Author: Don Nyman,Joel Levitt

Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.

ISBN: 9780831131432

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 228

View: 5992

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.
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More Best Practices for Rotating Equipment

Author: Michael S. Forsthoffer

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0128114096

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 638

View: 9361

More Best Practices for Rotating Equipment follows Forsthoffer’s multi-volume Rotating Equipment Handbooks, addressing the latest best practices in industrial rotating machinery and also including a comprehensive treatment of the basics for reference. The author’s famous troubleshooting approach teaches the reader proven methodologies for installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment, and covers all phases of work with rotating equipment. Reliability optimization is also addressed for the first time. The book is ideal for engineers working in the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of power machinery. It is also an essential source of information for postgraduate students and researchers of mechanical and industrial engineering. Presents 200 new best practices for rotating equipment Offers an easy-to-use reference, with each chapter addressing a different type of equipment Covers all phases of work with rotating equipment, from pre-commissioning through maintenance
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Reliable Maintenance Planning, Estimating, and Scheduling

Author: Ralph Peters

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 012398291X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

View: 4826

Written specifically for the oil and gas industry, Reliable Maintenance Planning, Estimating, and Scheduling provides maintenance managers and engineers with the tools and techniques to create a manageable maintenance program that will save money and prevent costly facility shutdowns. The ABCs of work identification, planning, prioritization, scheduling, and execution are explained. The objective is to provide the capacity to identify, select and apply maintenance interventions that assure an effective maintenance management, while maximizing equipment performance, value creation and opportune and effective decision making. The book provides a pre- and post- self-assessment that will allow for measure competency improvement. Maintenance Managers and Engineers receive an expert guide for developing detailed actions including repairs, alterations, and preventative maintenance. The nuts and bolts of the planning, estimating, and scheduling process for oil and gas facilities Step-by-step maintenance guide will provide long-term, results-based operational services Case studies based on the oil and gas industry
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Forsthoffer's Best Practice Handbook for Rotating Machinery

Author: William E. Forsthoffer

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080966772

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 672

View: 2032

Optimize plant asset safety and reliability while minimizing operating costs with this invaluable guide to the engineering, operation and maintenance of rotating equipment Based upon his multi-volume Rotating Equipment Handbooks, Forsthoffer’s Best Practice Handbook for Rotating Machinery summarises, expands and updates the content from these previous books in a convenient all-in-one volume. Offering comprehensive technical coverage and insider information on best practices derived from lessons learned in the engineering, operation and maintenance of a wide array of rotating equipment, this new title presents: A unique "Best Practice" and "Lessons Learned" chapter framework, providing bite-sized, troubleshooting instruction on complex operation and maintenance issues across a wide array of industrial rotating machinery. Five chapters of completely new material combined with updated material from earlier volumes, making this the most comprehensive and up-to-date handbook for rotary equipment currently available. Intended for maintenance, engineering, operation and management, Forsthoffer’s Best Practice Handbook for Rotating Machinery is a one-stop resource, packed with a lifetime’s rotating machinery experience, to help you improve efficiency, safety, reliability and cost. A unique "Lessons Learned/Best Practices" component opens and acts as a framework for each chapter. Readers not only become familiar with a wide array of industrial rotating machinery; they learn how to operate and maintain it by adopting the troubleshooting perspective that the book provides Five chapters of completely new material combined with totally updated material from earlier volumes of Forsthoffer’s Handbook make this the most comprehensive and up-to-date handbook for rotary equipment currently Users of Forsthoffer’s multi-volume Rotating Equipment Handbooks now have an updated set, with expanded coverage, all in one convenient, reasonably-priced volume
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Lean Maintenance

Author: Joel Levitt

Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.

ISBN: 9780831133528

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8395

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.
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