The authors use their decades of experience and draw upon real-world examples to demonstrate that the application of their techniques provides a basis for equipment management, uptime maximization, and reduced maintenance costs. The text explores reliability assessment techniques such as Failure Mode, Effect Analysis, and Fault Tree Analysis of commonly encountered rotating machinery. These are all highly effective techniques that the engineer can apply to maximize uptime and thereby maximize production and profitability.

Key Features

*Provides the tools to drastically improve machinery productivity and performance *Bridges the gap between the theory of "reliability engineering" and the practical day-to-day measures that lead to machinery uptime *Authoritative reference for maximizing the uptime of process equipment


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

Table of Contents

Acknowledgement Preface Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Definitions: Reliability and Uptime Chapter 3: Uptime as probability of success Chapter 4: Estimating machinery reliability Chapter 5: Is there a universal approach to predicting machinery uptime? Chapter 6: Predicting uptime of turbomachinery Chapter 7: Failure mode and effect analysis Chapter 8: Fault tree analysis Chapter 9: Machinery risk and hazard assessment Chapter 10: Machinery system availability analysis Chapter 11: Practical field uptime assessment Chapter 12: Life cycle analysis Chapter 13: Start with good specifications Chapter 14: Good installation makes a difference Chapter 15: Proper operation is key to machinery uptime Chapter 16: Good maintenance is important Chapter 17: Continuous improvement-a key to machinery uptime Chapter 18: Review of mechanical structures and piping for machinery Appendix A: The coin toss case Appendix B: Safety design checklists for equipment reliability specialists Appendix C: Machinery system completeness and uptime appraisal forms Glossary Index


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