Synopses & Reviews
This is the most comprehensive and in-depth dictionary of industrial terms available, a must-have for any engineer, scientist, technician, or operator working in industry.
This timely and innovative new reference is a thorough compilation of over 11,000 terms used in process control, reliability, machinery, corrosion, asset management, lubrication, quality control, process and occupational safety, and many more areas within industry. The alphabetically arranged entries range from a few descriptive words to a page or more, covering nearly every industrial term used on the shop floor, in the plant, or in the office. The over 11,000 entries, written in easy-to-understand, practical language, are supplemented by hundreds of figures and tables that clearly demonstrate the principles and concepts behind the definitions.
One of the aims of this comprehensive volume is to help industrial professionals communicate with a clearer understanding of the definitions and descriptions of the processes, equipment, and concepts that they use every single day in their jobs. When unclear communication occurs in industry, the problems that result can be costly. Here's where the Dictionary of Industrial Terms can help to eliminate frustration, cost, downtime, and equipment failure. Now, you, your staff, vendors, contract employees, and consultants can quickly refer to more than 11,000 terms and definitions in this handy new volume. Providing a common ground for more effective communication, this dictionary is an essential reference for anyone working in an industrial setting, and it is a useful reference for students as well.
From the Foreword:
"As I reviewed the contents of the dictionary, I was impressed by its practicality and applicability. As technology evolves, new terms and words become part of the industrial vernacular. There are other terms that are commonly used but may not be part of one's particular area of expertise. Having an understanding of the language of industry is invaluable when communicating with decision makers, building a new career, or moving from one type of manufacturing environment to another."
Fran Christopher, Director, Marketing and Business Development ALS Tribology
“Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates, two-year technical program students, general readers, and practitioners.” (Choice
, 1 August 2013)
“It is an essential reference for all reliability professionals, process engineers, plant operators, and repair and maintenance personnel etc. Its ideal for engineers, managers, salespeople, technicians, students, and technical writers, this volume is packed with practical information.” (Chemical Engineering World, 3 October 2012)
This is the most comprehensive dictionary of maintenance and reliability terms ever compiled, covering the process, manufacturing, and other related industries, every major area of engineering used in industry, and more. The over 15,000 entries are all alphabetically arranged and include special features to encourage usage and understanding. They are supplemented by hundreds of figures and tables that clearly demonstrate the principles & concepts behind important process control, instrumentation, reliability, machinery, asset management, lubrication, corrosion, and much much more.
About the Author
is the Director of Reliability and Technical Development for the NCH Corporation, and he has experience with high-profile companies in a wide array of industrial areas. He has served as a contributing writer for Manufacturing.net, Assembly
magazine, Plant Services
magazine, and Lubrication & Fluid Power
magazine. He holds a BA in philosophy and a BS in chemistry from Salve Regina University and an MS in polymer engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He is a master black belt trained in Six Sigma, served as an adjunct professor at the University of North Texas, and was managing editor for Porsche Club of America's magazine, Slipstream
Chikezie Nwaoha is a petroleum engineer specializing in process engineering/equipment operations, natural gas processing/distribution, and pipeline integrity. He is a contributing editor for a number of trade magazines in the oil and gas industry and is also a guest member of the Subsea Integrity Research Group, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is a co-editor, with Michael Holloway, of the book Process Plant Equipment: Operation, Control and Reliability (Wiley).
Table of Contents
List of Contributors vii
Dictionary of Industrial Terms 1-666
Also of Interest 667