Machinery Component Maintenance and Repair


  • Heinz P. Bloch, Consulting Engineer, Montgomery, TX, USA
  • Fred K. Geitner, Professional Engineer, Ontario, Canada.

The names Bloch and Geitner are synonymous with machinery maintenance and reliability for process plants. They save companies like Dow and Equilon millions of dollars a year by extending the life of rotating machinery in their plants. Extending the life of existing machinery is the name of the game in the process industries, not designing new machinery. This series by Bloch and Geitner was the first and is still the best, most comprehensive source for doing just that. This classic text on reliability has been revised to include all new material on risk management, pre-grouted bases, laser alignment, cartridge seals maintenance, and many other topics which have undergone many developments since the last revision.
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Maintenance Engineers, Reliability Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Process Engineers, Technicians


Book information

  • Published: November 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7726-4


From reviews of previous edition: "This book is a must for anyone engaged in machinery analysis and troubleshooting....should definitely be on your bookshelf during the few moments it isn't in use on your desk." --J.S. Mitchell, Shock and Vibration Digest

Table of Contents

Foreword; Acknowledgments; Background to Process Machinery Maintenance Programming; Machinery Maintenance: An Overview; Maintenance Organization and Control for Multi-Plant Corporations; Machinery Foundations and Grouting; Process Machinery Piping; Alignment and Balancing; Machinery Alignment; Balancing of Machinery Components; Maintenance and Repair of Machinery Components; Ball Bearing Maintenance and Replacement; Repair and Maintenance of Rotating Equipment Components; Centrifugal Compressor Rotor Repair; Protecting Machinery Parts Against Loss of Surface; Index