Major Process Equipment Maintenance and Repair

Author: Heinz P. Bloch
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080479002
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This updated edition is an invaluable source of practical cost-effective maintenance, repair, installation, and field verification procedures for machinery engineers. It is filled with step-by-step instructions and quick-reference checklists that describe preventive and predictive maintenance for major process units such as vertical, horizontal, reciprocating, and liquid ring vacuum pumps, fans and blowers, compressors, turboexpanders, turbines, and more. Also included are sections on machinery protection, storage, lubrication, and periodic monitoring. A new section examines centrifugal pumps and explains how and why they continue to fail. More new information focuses on maintenance for aircraft derivative gas turbines. This revised edition gives special attention throughout to maintenance and repair procedures needed to ensure efficiency, performance, and long life.

Machinery Component Maintenance and Repair

Author: Heinz P. Bloch
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080478968
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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. 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

Improving Machinery Reliability

Author: Heinz P. Bloch
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780884156611
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Requirements specifications. Vendor selection and bid conditioning. Machinery reliability audits and reviews. Maintenance and benchmarking reliability. Life cycle cost studies. Extending motor life in the process plant environment. Equipment reliability improvement through reduced pipe stress. Spare parts and their effect on service factor. Startup responsibilities. Maintenance for continued reliability. Maintenance cost reduction. Lubrication and reliability. Providing safety and reliability through modern sealing technology. Appendix. Index.

Glossary of Reliability and Maintenance Terms

Author: Ted McKenna
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780884153603
Format: PDF, Docs
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This glossary with more than 1,000 terms and definitions provides a common ground for effective communication. It is an essential reference for all reliability professionals, process engineers, plant operators, and repair and maintenance personnel. When unclear communication occurs in the process industry, the problems that result can be expensive - costly downtime and equipment failure. Here's where the Glossary of Reliability and Maintenance Terms can eliminate much of this frustration and cost. Now, you, your staff, vendors, contract employees, and consultants can quickly refer to this glossary's more than 1,000 terms and definitions. This helpful dictionary provides a common ground for effective communication. It is an essential reference for all reliability professionals, process engineers, plant operators, and repair and maintenance personnel.

Guidelines for Safe Handling of Powders and Bulk Solids

Author: CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470925051
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Powders and bulk solids, handled widely in the chemical, pharmaceutical, agriculture, smelting, and other industries present unique fire, explosion, and toxicity hazards. Indeed, substances which are practically inert in consolidated form may become quite hazardous when converted to powders and granules. The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board is currently investigating dust explosions that occured in 2003 at WestPharma, CTA Acoustics, and Hayes-Lemmerz, and is likely to recommend that companies that handle powders or whose operations produce dust pay more attention to understanding the hazards that may exist at their facility. This new CCPS guidelines book will discuss the types of hazards that can occur in a wide range of process equipment and with a wide range of substances, and will present measures to address these hazards.

Maximizing Machinery Uptime

Author: Heinz P. Bloch
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080465807
Format: PDF, ePub
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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. *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

An Introduction to Predictive Maintenance

Author: R. Keith Mobley
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080478692
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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. 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

Industrial Machinery Repair

Author: Ricky Smith
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080478476
Format: PDF
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Industrial Machinery Repair provides a practical reference for practicing plant engineers, maintenance supervisors, physical plant supervisors and mechanical maintenance technicians. It focuses on the skills needed to select, install and maintain electro-mechanical equipment in a typical industrial plant or facility. The authors focuses on "Best Maintenance Repair Practices" necessary for maintenance personnel to keep equipment operating at peak reliability and companies functioning more profitably through reduced maintenance costs and increased productivity and capacity. A number of surveys conducted in industries throughout the United States have found that 70% of equipment failures are self-induced. If the principles and techniques in this book are followed, it will result in a serious reduction in "self induced failures". In the pocketbook format, this reference material can be directly used on the plant floor to aid in effectively performing day-to-day duties. Data is presented in a concise, easily understandable format to facilitate use in the adverse conditions associated with the plant floor. Each subject is reduced to it simplest terms so that it will be suitable for the broadest range of users. Since this book is not specific to any one type of industrial plant and is useful in any type of facility. The new standard reference book for industrial and mechanical trades Accessible pocketbook format facilitates on-the-job use Suitable for all types of plant facilities