Designing Food Safety and Equipment Reliability Through Maintenance Engineering: 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Designing Food Safety and Equipment Reliability Through Maintenance Engineering

1st Edition

By Sauro Riccetti

Productivity Press

413 pages

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Existing maintenance engineering techniques pursue equipment reliability with a focus on minimal costs, but in the food industry, food safety is the most critical issue. This book identifies how to ensure food product safety through maintenance engineering in a way that produces added value and generates real profits for your organization.Integrati

Table of Contents

Introduction. Link between Food Safety and Equipment Criticalities to Address Maintenance Needs. Potential Contribution Given by Food Safety Certifications and GMPs. Critical Study of Quality and Maintenance Engineering Techniques. Critical Review of Condition Monitoring (CM) Techniques. The Process to Design Maintenance Procedures for the Food Industry. Proposals for a Maintenance Implementation Model for the Food Industry. End Product Quality Control. Critical Factors to Manage in the Design and Implementation Process. Conclusions.

About the Author

Dr. Sauro Riccetti obtained a graduate diploma in electrical and electronic engineering and membership to the Society of Engineers (London), then a postgraduate diploma and a master of science (MSc) degree in manufacturing engineering at the Open University (UK). He continued his research studies on maintenance and process engineering applied to the food industry, receiving his doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree in manufacturing engineering from the School of Engineering and Design at Brunel University (London). He is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK) and a chartered engineer of the Engineering Council (UK).

Dr. Riccetti has worked in the food industry for more than 30 years. He carried out his research activities on maintenance and process engineering applied to the food industry and is actively involved in developing new products and services to improve food safety and equipment reliability in the food industry‘s packaging lines.

His experience at Tetra Pak Italy and in holding several different positions including training manager, customer service director, and business development director, in addition to his involvement in improvement projects for the food industry, have enabled him to gain wide experience on maintenance and process engineering applied to the food industry.

Dr. Riccetti lives in Modena, Italy, and can be contacted at

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