Practical Machinery Management for Process Plants: Volume 2

Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting


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

This newly expanded edition discusses proven approaches to defining causes of machinery failure as well as methods for analyzing and troubleshooting failures.
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Book information

  • Published: September 1997
  • ISBN: 978-0-88415-662-8

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. Appendixes: Machinery Equipment Life Data. Theory of Hazard Plotting. Glossary of Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Terms. Gear Nomenclature. Index