An Introduction to Predictive Maintenance

An Introduction to Predictive Maintenance

2nd Edition - September 26, 2002

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  • Author: R. Keith Mobley
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750675314
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080478692

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This second edition of An Introduction to Predictive Maintenance helps plant, process, maintenance and reliability managers and engineers to develop and implement a comprehensive maintenance management program, providing proven strategies for regularly monitoring critical process equipment and systems, predicting machine failures, and scheduling maintenance accordingly. Since the publication of the first edition in 1990, there have been many changes in both technology and methodology, including financial implications, the role of a maintenance organization, predictive maintenance techniques, various analyses, and maintenance of the program itself. This revision includes a complete update of the applicable chapters from the first edition as well as six additional chapters outlining the most recent information available. Having already been implemented and maintained successfully in hundreds of manufacturing and process plants worldwide, the practices detailed in this second edition of An Introduction to Predictive Maintenance will save plants and corporations, as well as U.S. industry as a whole, billions of dollars by minimizing unexpected equipment failures and its resultant high maintenance cost while increasing productivity.

Key Features

  • A comprehensive introduction to a system of monitoring critical industrial equipment
  • Optimize the availability of process machinery and greatly reduce the cost of maintenance
  • Provides the means to improve product quality, productivity and profitability of manufacturing and production plants


Plant, process, maintenance and reliability managers and engineers

Table of Contents

  • Impact of Maintenance
    Financial Implications and Cost Justification
    Role of Maintenance Organization
    Benefits of Predictive Maintenance
    Machine-Train Monitoring Parameters
    Predictive Maintenance Techniques
    Vibration Monitoring and Analysis
    Process Parameter
    Other Methods
    Visual Inspection
    Operating Dynamics Analysis
    Failure-Mode Analysis
    Establishing a Predictive Maintenance Program
    A Total Plant Predictive Maintenance Program
    Maintaining the Program
    World-class Maintenance

Product details

  • No. of pages: 456
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2002
  • Published: September 26, 2002
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780750675314
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080478692

About the Author

R. Keith Mobley

Mr. Mobley is president and CEO of Integrated Systems Inc. of Knoxville, Tenn. He has written numerous publications on such topics as plant performance, maintenance engineering, maintenance management, and predictive maintenance. He is also a contributing editor for Plant Services magazine.

Affiliations and Expertise

Integrated Systems Inc., Knoxville, TN, USA

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