Practical Machinery Management for Process Plants: Volume 1

Improving Machinery Reliability

By

  • Heinz P. Bloch, Consulting Engineer, Montgomery, TX, USA

This totally revised, updated and expanded edition provides proven techniques and procedures that extend machinery life, reduce maintenance costs, and achieve optimum machinery reliability. This essential text clearly describes the reliability improvement and failure avoidance steps practiced by best-of-class process plants in the U.S. and Europe.
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Book information

  • Published: September 1998
  • Imprint: GULF PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 978-0-88415-661-1

Reviews

The book begins with advice on writing a proper equipment specification, stressing the importance of getting and keeping complete installation, operation, and maintenance instructions. (Electrical Apparatus) Sets out proven techniques and procedures that extend machinery life, reduce maintenance costs, and achieve optimum machinery reliability in the petroleum processing industry. (SciTech Book News)



Table of Contents

Requirements specifications. Vendor selection and bid conditioning. Machinery reliability audits and reviews. Maintenance and benchmarking reliability. Life cycle cost studies. Extending motor life in the process plant environment. Equipment reliability improvement through reduced pipe stress. Spare parts and their effect on service factor. Startup responsibilities. Maintenance for continued reliability. Maintenance cost reduction. Lubrication and reliability. Providing safety and reliability through modern sealing technology. Appendix. Index.