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Maintenance Fundamentals

No matter which industry a company is a part of, its profitability, like its products, is driven by the reliability and performance of its plant(s). The fundamentals for maintenance found in this volume are applicable to a multitude of industries: power, process, materials, manufacturing, transportation, communication, and many others. This book shows the engineer how to select, install, maintain, and troubleshoot critical plant machinery, equipment, and systems. NEW to this edition: New material includes a chapter on inspections, providing practical guidelines for effective visual inspections, the key to effective preventive maintenance. Also included in the revision will be multiple chapters on equipment, such as pumps, compressors, and fans.

Mechanical engineers, Plant engineers, Maintenance Engineers, Process Engineers, Industrial Operators

Hardbound, 424 Pages

Published: July 2004

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-7798-1


  • “...a practical collection of information intended for those individuals who operate and maintain plant equipment. It contains the information needed to allow engineers and technicians to apply their education to the work of keeping plants running. The main audience for this book is the people who actually plan and do plant maintenance. Libraries serving technical colleges and universities with engineering programs should also find this book useful.” — E-Streams, Volume 8, Number 4, April 2005 “This text would interest the plant engineer or mechanical engineer who needs to maintain machinery or plant equipment or to those who want to learn how to adjust machinery.” — IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, October 2005


  • Shaft Alignment; Rotor Balancing; Lubrication; Bearings; Couplings and Clutches; Packing and Seals; Flexible Intermediate Drives; Gears and Gear Drives; Centrifugal Pumps; Positive-Displacement Pumps; Centrifugal Fans; Centrifugal Compressors; Positive-Displacement Compressors; Mixers and Agitators


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