Machinery Component Maintenance and Repair - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780750677264, 9780080478968

Machinery Component Maintenance and Repair, Volume 3

3rd Edition

Authors: Heinz P. Bloch Fred K. Geitner
eBook ISBN: 9780080478968
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750677264
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 3rd November 2004
Page Count: 650
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Table of Contents

Background to Process Machinery Maintenance Programming
Machinery Maintenance: An Overview
Maintenance Organization and Control for Multi-Plant Corporations
Machinery Foundations and Grouting
Process Machinery Piping
Alignment and Balancing
Machinery Alignment
Balancing of Machinery Components
Maintenance and Repair of Machinery Components
Ball Bearing Maintenance and Replacement
Repair and Maintenance of Rotating Equipment Components
Centrifugal Compressor Rotor Repair
Protecting Machinery Parts Against Loss of Surface


The names Bloch and Geitner are synonymous with machinery maintenance and reliability for process plants. They save companies like Dow and Equilon millions of dollars a year by extending the life of rotating machinery in their plants. Extending the life of existing machinery is the name of the game in the process industries, not designing new machinery. This series by Bloch and Geitner was the first and is still the best, most comprehensive source for doing just that.

This classic text on reliability has been revised to include all new material on risk management, pre-grouted bases, laser alignment, cartridge seals maintenance, and many other topics which have undergone many developments since the last revision.

Key Features

  • Helps engineers save their companies hundreds of thousands of dollars a year by reducing machinery downtime
  • Now in its third edition, with a twenty-year history of success
  • Details the money-saving techniques used by many of the world's leading companies, including Exxon, DuPont, Dow, and dozens of others


Maintenance Engineers, Reliability Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Process Engineers, Technicians


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From reviews of previous edition: "This book is a must for anyone engaged in machinery analysis and troubleshooting....should definitely be on your bookshelf during the few moments it isn't in use on your desk." --J.S. Mitchell, Shock and Vibration Digest

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About the Authors

Heinz P. Bloch Author

A consulting engineer residing in Montgomery, texas, Heinz. P. Bloch has held machinery-oriented staff and line positions with Exxon affiliates in the United States, Italy, Spain, England, The Netherlands, and Japan. His career spanned several decades prior to his 1986 retirement as Exxon Chemical's regional machinery specialist for the USA. Since his retirement from Exxon, he has been in demand throughout the world as a consultant and trainer in the areas of failure avoidance, root cause failure identification, and reliability improvement. Mr. Bloch is the author/co-author of thirteen books and over 200 other publications on subjects related to machinery reliability and failure avoidance. He is the Reliability and Equipment Editor of Hydrocarbon Processing magazine and has served as chair of the annual conference program for Hydrocarbon Processing's Process Plant Reliability Conference for a number of years.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consulting Engineer, Montgomery, TX, USA

Fred K. Geitner Author

Fred K. Geitner is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada, engaged in process machinery consulting. He retired from Imperial Oil with 20 years of service as an engineer.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professional Engineer, Ontario, Canada.