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Case Studies in Maintenance and Reliability : A Wealth of Best Practices - Venkat Narayan

Case Studies in Maintenance and Reliability

A Wealth of Best Practices

Paperback Published: 23rd March 2012
ISBN: 9780831133238
Number Of Pages: 363

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  • Provides a logical organization with chapters grouped into six broad headings, enabling readers to choose the order in which they wish to absorb the lessons, which are based on the Shewhart-Deming Continuous Improvement cycle.
  • In addition to the Plan-Schedule-Execute-Analyze elements, the authors have added Leadership and People to complete the suite.
  • Each chapter has broadly similar sections, beginning with a Background to the events, going on to describe the key elements of the approach, and ending with Lessons and Principles.
  • Underlying theories, philosophies or even detailed descriptions of methods are stripped out of the main chapters and described in Appendices, so that only those readers who wish to delve into details may do so.
  • Contains a Book Summary which draws all the principles and lessons together, and gives references to the relevant chapters.
  • Copiously illustrated, with charts, diagrams and tables which relate closely to the text.

""The book represents a great wealth of practical experience on many topics ... an essential primer on maintenance topics ... from a practical point of view. I will make this required reading by the SAMI maintenance consultants. There is certainly food for thought even for the most experienced manager." "

S. Bradley Peterson
Strategic Asset Management, Inc.

Forewordp. vii
Introduction & Navigation Guidep. 3
The Locationsp. 7
Creating the Visionp. 15
Setting Objectivesp. 23
Changing Paradigms with Leadership and Expertisep. 29
Applying Best Business Practicesp. 38
Evaluating Contractors' Unit Ratesp. 57
Benchmarkingp. 65
Staffing levelsp. 79
Integrating Inspection and Degradation Strategiesp. 87
Technician Training Challengep. 95
Competence Profilesp. 100
Operators & Maintainersp. 109
Building a Reliability Culturep. 119
Managing Surplus Staffp. 122
Retraining Surplus Staffp. 129
Integrated Planningp. 135
Critical Path Planning Capabilityp. 141
Shutdown Managementp. 144
Electrical Maintenance Strategiesp. 153
Minor Maintenance by Operatorsp. 162
Relocating Machine Toolsp. 168
Painting Contract Strategyp. 183
Long Look-Ahead Planp. 191
Workload Managementp. 196
Infrastructure Maintenancep. 200
Workflow Managementp. 205
Trip Testingp. 217
Work the Planp. 221
Keeping to Schedulep. 229
Operators as a Maintenance Resourcep. 235
Overtime Controlp. 240
Managing Contractorsp. 245
Reliability Engineering in New Projectsp. 257
Computing Reliability Datap. 265
Turnaround Performance Improvementsp. 272
Reducing Shutdown Durationp. 282
A Small Matter of Cleaningp. 291
Motor Maintenance Regimesp. 296
Boiler Feed-Water Pump Sealsp. 303
Cooling Water Pump Failuresp. 309
Heater Outlet Flue Gas Dampersp. 319
Laboratory Oven Failuresp. 325
Pump Reliabilityp. 335
Book Summaryp. 342
Glossaryp. 349
Indexp. 361
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ISBN: 9780831133238
ISBN-10: 0831133236
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 363
Published: 23rd March 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.15 x 17.53  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.64