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Maintenance Engineering Handbookby Lindley R. Higgins
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MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING HANDBOOK Sixth Edition The latest science, technology, and management solutions for facility maintenance issues The one reference you can bank on for current answers to virtually any maintenance question, Lindley R. Higgins' and R. Keith Mobley's Maintenance Engineering Handbook provides the best of today's strategies and technologies from the world's leading experts. bull; One-stop source of answers on all maintenance engineering functions, from managing, planning, and budgeting to solving environmental problems bull; New coverage of the latest computer applications, maintenance technologies, and tools bull; Strategies, equipment, techniques, and tips for facilities from industrial plants to residential complexes, institutions, schools, hospitals, and office buildings NEW IN THIS EDITION bull; Technology updates bull; Improvements in prevention and prediction bull; Equipment testing and monitoring tools bull; The latest computer programs bull; Advances in maintenance economics bull; Guidance on insurance administration bull; New maintenance techniques for centrifugal air compressors, centrifugal pumps, and other equipment Maintenance Engineering's Most Current, Comprehensive, and Complete Reference A McGraw-Hill Classic 55 SPECIALISTS Buildings and grounds Computer applications Corrosion and cleaning Costs and controls Electrical equipment Estimates and budgets Instrumentation and monitoring tools Inventory Lubrication Measuring, servicing, testing Mechanical equipment Organization and management Parts and components Personnel and policies Practices and prevention Sanitation and housekeeping Specialized equipment Welding
Generations of engineers and managers have turned to this popular handbook for expert guidance on maintenance for all types of facilities, including industrial plants, power generating stations, refineries, schools, hospitals, and office buildings. Now revised and updated with 40% new material, the Fifth Edition offers you detailed information on every aspect of maintenance engineering - from new technical advances to maintaining the latest machinery. You'll find practical advice from 55 specialists on the organization and management of the maintenance function ... establishing costs and controls ... maintenance of plant facilities ... sanitation and housekeeping ... maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment ... and maintenance of service equipment. The Fifth Edition also discusses new ways of using computers to manage maintenance procedures for machinery, physical plant, and fixed support service - and presents all-new material on lubrication, instruments and vibration, and chemical corrosion control and cleaning. Whether you're a plant engineer, facilities manager, or maintenance engineer, this updated handbook will give you the on-the-job information and skills needed to solve virtually any maintenance problem!
The one reference you can bank on for current answers to virtually any maintenance question, Lindley R. Higgins? and R. Keith Mobley?s Maintenance Engineering Handbook provides the best of today?s strategies and technologies from the world?s leading experts.
About the Author
Lindley R. Higgins, P.E., was a renowned consulting engineer, editor, and the creator of the first edition of this Handbook. He is deceased.
R. Keith Mobley, P.E., is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Plant Performance Group at Integrated Systems, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He has written widely on maintenance engineering and is a leader in the design of maintenance strategies and technologies.
Table of Contents
SECTION 1: ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE MAINTENANCE FUNCTION Chapter 1: Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Maintenance Chapter 2: Operating Policies of Effective Maintenance Chapter 3: Area and Centralized Maintenance Control Chapter 4: Operating Practices to Reduce Maintenance Work Chapter 5: Incentive Payment of Maintenance Workers Chapter 6: Reports from Maintenance Chapter 7: Maintenance Skills Training SECTION 2: THE HORIZONS OF MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT Chapter 1: Corrective Maintenance Chapter 2: Components of Effective Preventive Maintenance Chapter 3: Predictive Maintenance Chapter 4: Maintenance Work Order Planning Chapter 5: An Introduction to the Computer in Maintenance Chapter 6: Computerized Planning and Scheduling Chapter 7: Maintenance Stores and Inventory Control Chapter 8: Maintenance Storerooms Chapter 9: Internet for Maintenance and Engineering SECTION 3: ESTABLISHING COSTS AND CONTROL Chapter 1: Economics of Preventive Maintenance Chapter 2: Work Measurement Chapter 3: Rating and Evaluating Maintenance Workers Chapter 4: Work Simplification in Maintenance Chapter 5: Estimating Repair and Maintenance Costs SECTION 4: MAINTENANCE OF PLANT FACILITIES Chapter 1: Maintenance of Low-Sloped Membrane Roofs Chapter 2: Concrete Industrial Floor Surfaces: Design, Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Chapter 3: Painting and Protective Coatings Chapter 4: Maintenance and Cleaning of Brick Masonry Structures Chapter 5: Maintenance of Elevators and Special Lifts Chapter 6: Air-Conditioning Equipment Chapter 7: Ventilating Fans and Exhaust Systems Chapter 8: Dust-Collecting and Air-Cleaning Equipment Chapter 9: Piping Chapter 10: Scaffolds and Ladders SECTION 5: MAINTENANCE OF MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT Chapter 1: Plain Bearings Chapter 2: Rolling-Element Bearings Chapter 3: Flexible Couplings for Power Transmission Chapter 4: Chains for Power Transmission Chapter 5: Cranes: Overhead and Gantry Chapter 6: Chain Hoists Chapter 7: Belt Drives Chapter 8: Mechanical Variable-Speed Drives Chapter 9: Gear Drives and Speed Reducers Chapter 10: Reciprocating Air Compressors Chapter 11: Valves Chapter 12: Pumps: Centrifugal and Positive Displacement SECTION 6: MAINTENANCE OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT Chapter 1: Electric Motors Chapter 2: Maintenance of Motor Control Components Chapter 3: Maintenance of Industrial Batteries (Lead-Acid, Nickel-Cadmium, Nickel-Iron) Chapter 4: Illumination SECTION 7: SANITATION AND HOUSEKEEPING Chapter 1: Organizing the Sanitation-Housekeeping Personnel Chapter 2: Maintaining Plant Sanitation and Housekeeping Chapter 3: Industrial Housekeeping Chapter 4: Cleaning Industrial Plant Offices SECTION 8: INSTRUMENTS AND RELIABILITY TOOLS Chapter 1: Mechanical Instruments for Measuring Process Variables Chapter 2: Electrical Instruments for Measuring, Servicing, and Testing Chapter 3: Vibration: Its Analysis and Correction Chapter 4: An Introduction to Thermography Chapter 5: Tribology SECTION 9: LUBRICATION Chapter 1: The Organization and Management of Lubrication Chapter 2: Lubricating Devices and Systems Chapter 3: Planning and Implementing a Good Lubrication Program SECTION 10: MAINTENANCE WELDING Chapter 1: Arc Welding in Maintenance Chapter 2: Gas Welding in Maintenance SECTION 11: CHEMICAL CORROSION CONTROL AND CLEANING Chapter 1: Corrosion Control Chapter 2: Industrial Chemical Cleaning Methods
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