Forsthoffer’s Component Condition Monitoring

Forsthoffer’s Component Condition Monitoring

1st Edition - November 16, 2018

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  • Author: Michael Forsthoffer
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128097724
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128095997

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Forsthoffer's Component Conditioning Monitoring Handbook is dedicated to the condition monitoring of all rotating equipment. It describes the Forsthoffer Associates method of Component Condition Monitoring (CCM) and gives the reader detailed instructions on what to monitor for each component type. The author’s easy and approachable style makes this a very practical reference for any level of technical background. This represents the latest addition to a set that includes volumes on 1. Fundamentals of Rotating Equipment; 2. Pumps; 3. Compressors; 4. Auxiliary Systems; 5. Reliability Optimization through Component Condition Monitoring and Root Cause Analysis'.

Key Features

  • Contains separate chapters that address each of the 5 major components of all rotating machinery
  • Covers what parameters must be monitored when action is required to prevent unplanned shutdown
  • Describes how to use specific spreadsheets for condition monitoring tasks that can be downloaded from a companion website


People who take courses on rotating machinery with Fortshoffer Associates Inc. Also, other maintenance, reliability, and process engineers and operators with responsibility for rotating machinery

Table of Contents

  • 1. What is CCM?
    2. Before Not After
    3. Rotor
    4. Journal Bearings
    5. Thrust Bearings
    6. Seals
    7. Auxiliary Systems
    8. Trust the Method

Product details

  • No. of pages: 204
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2018
  • Published: November 16, 2018
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128097724
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128095997

About the Author

Michael Forsthoffer

President of Forsthoffer Associates, USA. His professional experience includes working in pump seal design and predictive field maintenance for numerous companies. In his current role he is responsible for delivering Forsthoffer Associates’ training courses on maintenance and optimization of rotating equipment internationally

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Forsthoffer Associates, USA

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