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Industrial Maintenance
Techniques, Stories, and Cases

ISBN 9780367341152
Published September 23, 2019 by CRC Press
122 Pages 33 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book explains the tools and processes that allow changes in the way maintenance works. It allows you to learn industrial maintenance and reliability concepts and how to improve the maintenance performance, so you can move from reactive maintenance to proactive maintenance.

This book includes real cases that exemplify concepts of maintenance and reliability. It presents a diagram with practical evidence and explains how to move from reactive to proactive maintenance. It's written in a storytelling style that keeps the attention of the reader and provides tools for young and experienced professionals.

This book is useful for anyone working in the maintenance and reliability fields, as well as plant engineers, and industrial engineers and managers in general.

Table of Contents

1. The Sad Story of Antonio: Another Victim of the Reactive Maintenance Curse. 2. Concepts and Definitions, "Let’s Call a Spade a Spade, Not a Gardening Tool". 3. How to Change the Situation (Without Having to Appeal to Black Magic). 4. Elementary! The Steps to Reach the Proactive Maintenance. 5. Maintenance Basics: The Forgotten Cornerstone of a Solid Maintenance Foundation. 6. Maintenance Professionals: The Stigmatized Heroes. 7. Other Important Building Blocks of Maintenance Management. Chapter 8. Epoligue.

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José Baptista has 40 years of experience in the field of maintenance and reliability engineering, including 15 years at ABB, where he held several positions, highlighting ABB Full Service® Site Manager, Consulting and Engineering Manager in Brazil. He also was Regional Manager in North America and Global Reliability Technology Manager.

He traveled to over 30 countries, doing technical trainings, assessing maintenance and reliability organizations and supporting ABB Full Service® sites.

Before joining ABB, José worked as a maintenance manager at Bandag (now Bridgestone Bandag, LLC.), as process and project engineering manager at Fairchild Semiconductor and as head of electrical and instruments maintenance in Pirelli, when he started his career.

He received B.S. degree from Faculdade de Engenharia Industrial in Brazil with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1979.

He is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) by SMRP in USA, and Certified Asset Management Assessor (CAMA) by World Partners in Asset Management (WPiAM).

In 2016, he started with his wife Rosana their own consulting company named J&R Consultoria em Gestão de Manutenção e Confiabilidade Ltda. providing consultancy services and training to customers worldwide such as ABB, Cenibra, Eaton, Leadec Industrial Services, Manserv, Modec, Neste, Suzano, Voltalia, VOEE Services among others.


“Jose’s book provides insight into the challenges that maintenance departments are exposed to. The book provides good illustration of how maintenance practices can and should be applied in practice. It is also a book that will be of great value to the maintenance department’s customer i.e. the production department. The content of this book provides a peak into the maintenance world – using the practical examples will make it an interesting and insightful read to everyone outside the maintenance department."

- Dr. Kobus van der Merwe, TiSmetrics

“Through several real cases, Baptista has written an exciting, attractive, enthusiastic and fresh novel about industrial maintenance to support tomorrow's asset management the best way. This book is more than university level textbook about industrial maintenance: the cases, the way the book story has been built really got me. Now I remember again why I selected the art of maintenance to be my career.”

- Jarmo Heinonen, Independent Senior Consultant, Asset Management

"It brings theory to life. The way Baptista brings theory and stories together make us, the maintenance people, relate to it. It enhances our knowledge and reminds us that without a good and solid foundation, we can’t build up our expertise in this area."

- Marcelo Cappellotto, Global Senior Program Manager – Service Division

"José does a good job mixing theoretical concepts of maintenance and reliability with real world examples and applications. The subjects are comprehensively presented and care has been taken to provide the reader with an understanding of how it relates to their job and how technology is being applied for solving the various issues that affect industrial reliability and maintenance."

- Joe Van Dyke, Symphony Azima

"As an area that costs a lot when unmanaged, the secret of Industrial Maintenance management is directly linked to a metanoia, a continued and sustained change of mind. This is what the author shows us in this easy-to-read book, which empowers any professional to talk about an important topic."

- Cleber Souza, Finance Executive