Introduction Vision, Mission and Strategy Maintenance Basics Planning and Scheduling Parts, Materials and Tools Management Reliability Operational Reliability M&R Tools Performance Measure - Metrics Human Side of M&R Best Practices/Benchmarking Maintenance Excellence Appendices
Practical Lessons from Three Lifetimes at Process Plants
Author: V. Narayan
Category: Business & Economics
“This book is an essential tool to help pass on the wealth of knowledge of best practices to future generations of maintenance leaders. My only hope is that lots of professionals read it so that many companies and economies reap the benefits of these solid practices.” Joel Leonard “The Maintenance Evangelist” MPACT Learning Center "The book represents a great wealth of practical experience on many topics ... an essential primer on maintenance topics ... from a practical point of view. I will make this required reading by the SAMI maintenance consultants. There is certainly food for thought even for the most experienced manager." S. Bradley Peterson President Strategic Asset Management, Inc. “This is a must read for people who have to struggle with the day-to-day problems of plant life. If you have a subordinate field position in a manufacturing facility, this book will reveal why bosses do the things they do. If you are in a supervisory or management role, this book will help you steer your career.” Charles J. Latino CEO and President Reliability Center, Inc. This unique and practical book describes 42 real-life events and/or situations in the careers of the three authors from which they gained insights into the applicable best practices in maintenance and reliability. The authors explain the underlying philosophies where relevant, drawing on the teachings of the leading thinkers in leadership and management. Designed to share knowledge and experience with the readers, in a readily accessible fashion, this resource does not tell the readers what to do or how to do it; it merely explains the event or situation the authors faced, and how they dealt with it. Readers can choose whether they wish to adopt or adapt the authors’ examples. These stories are dynamic illustrations of real life situations which readers will recognize in their own work situations. With a vast potential for improvements in reliability and maintenance performance in industry, these well proven approaches and best practices are sure to help stimulate improved performance on all fronts--safety and environmental, production, maintenance costs, and reputation! Provides a logical organization with chapters grouped into six broad headings, enabling readers to choose the order in which they wish to absorb the lessons, which are based on the Shewhart-Deming Continuous Improvement cycle. In addition to the Plan-Schedule-Execute-Analyze elements, the authors have added Leadership and People to complete the suite. Each chapter has broadly similar sections, beginning with a Background to the events, going on to describe the key elements of the approach, and ending with Lessons and Principles. Underlying theories, philosophies or even detailed descriptions of methods are stripped out of the main chapters and described in Appendices, so that only those readers who wish to delve into details may do so. Contains a Book Summary which draws all the principles and lessons together, and gives references to the relevant chapters. Copiously illustrated, with charts, diagrams and tables which relate closely to the text.
Offers practical ideas on how to improve maintenance and reliability performance. This title provides a logical organization with chapters grouped into six broad headings, enabling readers to choose the order in which they wish to absorb the lessons, which are based on the Shewhart-Deming Continuous Improvement cycle.
Updated to account for ISO 55000, Benchmarking Best Practices for Maintenance, Reliability and Asset Management, Third Edition, now includes an overview of this seminal and long-awaited standard and identifies the specific points where ISO 55000 will impact maintenance and reliability. New graphics to enhance the text's main points have been added throughout. As with past editions, the third edition provides a logical, step-by-step methodology that will enable any company to properly benchmark its maintenance function. It presents an overview of the benchmarking process, a detailed form for surveying and "grading" maintenance management, and a database of the results of more than 100 companies that have used this survey. Widely used, Benchmarking Best Practices for Maintenance, Reliability and Asset Management, Third Edition, has proven to be an invaluable planning guide and on-the-job reference for maintenance managers, plant engineers, operations managers, and plant managers.
"As the only reference that provides vital information in a concise and easy-to-use format, Benchmarking Best Practices in Maintenance Management will provide users with all the necessary tools to be successful in benchmarking maintenance management. As a revision of the author's previously successful resource, World Class Maintenance Management, it presents a logical, step-by-step methodology that will enable a company to conduct a cost-effective benchmarking effort. It presents an overview of the benchmarking process, a self analysis, and a database of the results of more than 100 companies that have used the analysis. “This is an excellent reference manual. I believe it should be in the hands of every manager, engineer, and supervisor in the maintenance field.” --James A. Collier, University of Arkansas"
In this book the authors describe 42 on-the-job events or situations - case studies, if you will - taken from their own work experience and from which they gained invaluable insights into a wealth of best practices in maintenance and reliability. In many instances they did not know the underlying academic theories that would have applied, and found solutions often more by intuition and teamwork. The case studies are real stories, told by real people, who were physically and emotionally involved. The events are captured warts and all, and the authors have resisted the temptation to offer a set of recipes for all occasions. Rather, the approach is all about ''how we did it'' rather than ''how you must do it''. Stories are a great way to communicate, and that is the medium the authors have adopted, packing their book with common sense practical ideas on how to improve maintenance and reliability performance. Operations and maintenance technicians, supervisors, managers, planners, schedulers, and support engineering teams, as well as designers and project managers will find these stories dynamic illustrations of real-life situations that they will recognize in their own work. Students, meanwhile, will find the true stories in this book a refreshing change from their usual steady diet of books emphasizing theory. FEATURES Provides a logical organization with chapters grouped into six broad headings, enabling readers to choose the order in which they wish to absorb the lessons, which are based on the Shewhart-Deming Continuous Improvement cycle. In addition to the Plan-Schedule-Execute-Analyze elements, the authors have added Leadership and People to complete the suite. Each chapter has broadly similar sections, beginning with a Background t
Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers will give the engineer the “have to have” information. It will help instill knowledge on a daily basis, to do his or her job and to maintain and assure reliable equipment to help reduce costs. This book will be an easy reference for engineers and managers needing immediate solutions to everyday problems. Most civil, mechanical, and electrical engineers will face issues relating to maintenance and reliability, at some point in their jobs. This will become their “go to” book. Not an oversized handbook or a theoretical treatise, but a handy collection of graphs, charts, calculations, tables, curves, and explanations, basic “rules of thumb” that any engineer working with equipment will need for basic maintenance and reliability of that equipment. • Access to quick information which will help in day to day and long term engineering solutions in reliability and maintenance • Listing of short articles to help assist engineers in resolving problems they face • Written by two of the top experts in the country
A-Z Guide for Maximum Cost Reduction and Increased Equipment Reliability To remain globally competitive, today’s manufacturing operations have greatly improved, but there is one last link in the advancement evolution. The reliability of manufacturing equipment must be improved in order to maximize the productive life of the equipment, eliminate unscheduled shut downs, and reduce operating costs. These are key components to maintaining a smooth work flow and a competitive edge. Written by peer-recognized industry experts, Lubrication and Maintenance of Industrial Machinery: Best Practices and Reliability provides the necessary tools for maintenance professionals who are responsible for the overall operational functions. With chapters culled from the second edition of the Handbook of Lubrication and Tribology, Volume 1 and a new introductory chapter, this more specialized and focused work supplies critical lubrication information that can be used on a daily basis to achieve greater machine reliability. Incorporating lean methods, this resource can be used by everyone involved in the production process, from supervisors to floor personnel. Recommended for STLE’s Certified Lubrication Specialist® Certification In addition to lubrication program development and scheduling, this volume also covers critical elements of the reliability equation, such as: Deterioration detection and measurement Lubrication cleanliness and contamination control Environmental implications of various lubricants Energy conservation Storage and handling Recycling of used oils This book fills a niche by specifically and comprehensively focusing on lubrication as part of the overall maintenance program. Under the editorial guidance of two of the most respected names in the field, this seminal work is destined to become an industry standard.