Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting

Practical Machinery Management for Process Plants


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

Solve the machinery failure problems costing you time and money with this classic, comprehensive guide to analysis and troubleshooting

  •  Provides detailed, complete and accurate information on anticipating risk of component failure and avoiding equipment downtime
  • Includes numerous photographs of failed parts to ensure you are familiar with the visual evidence you need to recognize
  • Covers proven approaches to failure definition and offers failure identification and analysis methods that can be applied to virtually all problem situations
  • Demonstrates with examples how the progress and results of failure analysis and troubleshooting efforts can be documented and monitored

Failures of machinery in a plant setting can have wide-ranging consequences and in order to stay competitive, corporations across all industries must optimize the efficiency and reliability of their machinery.

Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting is a trusted, established reference in the field, authored by two well-known authorities on failure and reliability. Structured to teach failure identification and analysis methods that can be applied to almost all problem situations, this eagerly awaited update takes in the wealth of technological advances and changes in approach seen since the last edition published more than a decade ago.

Covering both the engineering detail and management theory, Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting provides a robust go-to reference and training resource for all engineers and managers working in manufacturing and process plants.

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Engineers involved with the design, maintenance, and reliability of production machinery. Equipment Engineers, Reliability Engineers and Mechanical Engineers who have responsibility for improving equipment performance.


Book information

  • Published: August 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-386045-3

Table of Contents

The Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting System
Metallurgical Failure Analysis
Machinery Component Failure Analysis
Machinery Troubleshooting
Vibration Analysis
Generalized Machinery Problem-Solving Sequence
Statistical Approaches in Machinery Problem Solving
Sneak Analysis
Formalized Failure Reporting as a Teaching Tool
The Seven-Cause Category Approach to Root-Cause Failure Analysis
Knowledge-Based Systems for Machinery Failure Diagnosis
Training and Organizing for Successful Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting