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ISBN 9780367342098
Published May 21, 2019 by CRC Press
224 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

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 program.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Need for Maintenance
Facts and Figures
Modern Maintenance Problem and Maintenance Strategy for the 21st Century
Engineering Maintenance Objectives and Maintenance in Equipment Life Cycle
Terms and Definitions

MAINTENANCE MATHEMATICS
Basic Laws of Boolean Algebra
Probability Definitions and Properties
Probability Distributions
Laplace Transforms
Initial and Final Value Theorems
Equation Roots
Linear Differential Equations

MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL
Maintenance Manual
Maintenance Facility Evaluation
Functions of Effective Maintenance Management
Maintenance Project Control Methods
Maintenance Management Control Indices

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
Elements of Preventive Maintenance Program
Establishing Preventive Maintenance Program
PM Program Evaluation and Improvement
PM Measures
PM Models

CORRECTIVE MAINTENANCE
Corrective Maintenance Types
Corrective Maintenance Steps and Downtime Components
Corrective Maintenance Measures
Corrective Maintenance Models

RELIABILITY CENTERED MAINTENANCE
RCM Goals and Principles
RCM Process and Associated Questions
RCM Program Components
RCM Effectiveness Measurement Indicators
RCM Benefits and Reasons for Its Failures

INVENTORY CONTROL IN MAINTENANCE
Inventory Control Objectives and Basic Inventory Decisions
ABC Inventory Control Method
Inventory Control Models
Two-Bin Inventory Control and Safety Stock
Spares Determination Factors
Spares Calculation Methods

HUMAN ERROR IN MAINTENANCE
Facts and Figures Concerning Human Factors in Maintenance
Maintenance Error in System Life Cycle and Breakdown of Maintenance Person's Time
Top Human Failure Problems in Maintenance and Classifications of Maintenance Error
Frequency of Maintenance Error Types and Outcomes of Maintenance Incidents
Reasons for Maintenance Error
Guidelines for Reducing Human Error in Maintenance
Techniques for Predicting the Occurrence of Human Error in Maintenance

QUALITY AND SAFETY IN MAINTENANCE
Needs for Quality Maintenance Processes
Maintenance Work Quality
Use of Quality Control Charts in Maintenance Work Sampling
Post Maintenance Testing
Reasons for Safety Problems in Maintenance
Guidelines to Improve Safety in Maintenance Work
Safety Officer's Role in Maintenance Work
Protection of Maintenance Workers

MAINTENANCE COSTING
Reasons for Maintenance Costing
Maintenance Budget Preparation Methods and Steps
Maintenance Labor Cost Estimation
Material Cost Estimation
Equipment Life Cycle Maintenance Cost Estimation
Maintenance Cost Estimation Models

SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE
Software Maintenance Facts and Figures
Maintenance Effort Distribution and Request Types and Categories
Software Maintenance Activities
Software Maintenance Characteristics and Tools
Software Maintenance Cost Estimation Related Models

RELIABILITY
Reliability Versus Maintenance and Reliability in Support Phase
Bathtub Hazard Rate Concept
Reliability Measures and Formulas
Reliability Networks
Reliability Analysis Techniques

MAINTAINABILITY
Maintainability Importance and Objective
Maintainability in Systems Life Cycle
Maintainability Design Characteristics
Maintainability Functions and Measures
Common Maintainability Design Errors

Each chapter also includes Introduction, Problems, and References sections.

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Author(s)

Biography

B.S. Dhillon has been teaching reliability, maintainability, and related subjects for more than 21 years and is currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He has received many professional society awards, worked extensively in the industrial sector, and authored numerous articles and books on various aspects of system reliability, maintainability, safety, and design.

Reviews

"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."
-MEBOOKSHELF