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Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices, Second Edition


Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices, Second Edition

Ramesh Gulati

 

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Winner of first prize (Gold Award) in the RGVA book competition in Maintenance & Reliability at MARTS/Chicago in 2011.

 

"I have been a student of M&R for many years, though always in non-technical positions as a professional marketer for products and services companies in the industrial space. I realized whenever I studied Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices in preparation for the CMRP exam, that I was on the right track."  

—Amy Campbell, CMRP  

Click on the "Resources" tab immediately above to read the full review. 

 

Overview

The first edition of the award-winning Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices immediately became one of the most widely read texts by maintenance, reliability, operations, and safety professionals. It is also being used at many colleges and universities throughout the world.

 

Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices, Second Edition has become a standard reference for anyone preparing for maintenance and reliability professional exams. In the time since original publication, this book has become a must-have guide and reference. It helps everyone ensure that their organization’s assets are operating as and when needed and at reasonable cost.

 

Features

  • Features a streamlined flow for easier study and reference.
  • Includes self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter.
  • One of the first books to discuss asset management related standards, including the new ‘ISO-55000 Asset Management Standards.
  • Provides new material on corrosion control, risk management, and operator-driven reliability.
  • A separate Workbook (ISBN 9780831134358) has been prepared with the assistance of Christopher Mears.
  • Instructor's materials (.ppt slides & solutions) are available. Instructors, please contact info@industrialpress.com.

Ramesh GulatiRamesh Gulati is currently Asset Management and Reliability Planning Manager with the Aerospace Testing Alliance at Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), Arnold AFB, TN. He is responsible for creating a reliability culture across AEDC and for building and designing reliability into new systems. Previously, he held various maintenance, engineering, and management positions at AEDC, Carrier Air Conditioning Corp., True Temper Corp., Bethlehem Steel, and Heavy Engineering Corporation’s Foundry Forge Plant.

 

Ramesh is a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP), Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE), and a registered Professional Engineer (PE). He holds BSME, MSIE, and MBA degrees, is very active in professional societies and has authored many professional papers. Currently, for SMRP, he serves as Certification Committee chair and was director of Certification and Standards, Best Practices, Body of Knowledge, and a Board member. He also serves as an advisory Board member for the University of Tennessee’s Reliability & Maintenance Center (RMC). He is a member of Association of Maintenance Professionals (AMP) and a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE). Recently, Ramesh served as a U.S. delegate to the ISO/PC251 committee, supporting development of a new Asset Management Standard.

Review of Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices, Second Edition

"I have been a student of M&R for many years, though always in non-technical positions as a professional marketer for products and services companies in the industrial space. I realized whenever I studied Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices in preparation for the CMRP exam, that I was on the right track. Thank you for allowing me to successfully pass the exam as a result of your book on top of the nearly eight years I've been in the industry. I appreciate you very much.  I just received notice that I passed the CMRP from The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals! Thank you for the opportunity to learn from you and for your encouragement. I'm very proud to be a CMRP!

—Amy Campbell, CMRP

Contents

Introducing Best Practices

  • Introduction: What Is a Best Practice?
  • Key Terms and Definitions
  • What Do Best Practices Have to Do with Maintenance and Reliability?
  • Examples of Maintenance and Reliability Benchmarks
  • Basic Test on Maintenance and Reliaility Knowledge
  • Summary
  • Self Assessment Questions 
  • References and Suggested Readings

Culture and Leadership

  • Introduction
  • Key Terms and Definitions
  • Leadership and Organizational Culture
  • Strategic Framework: Vision, Mission, and Goals
  • Change Management
  • Reliability Culture
  • Measures of Performance
  • Summary
  • Self Assessment Questions
  • References and Suggested Reading

Understanding Maintenance

  • Introduction
  • Key Terms and Definitions
  • Maintenance Approaches
  • Maintenance Practices: Others
  • Maintenance Management System: CMMS
  • Maintenance Quality
  • Maintenance Assessment and Improvement
  • Summary
  • Self Assessment Questions
  • References and Suggested Reading

Work Management: Planning and Scheduling

  • Introduction
  • Key Terms and Definitions
  • Work Flow and Roles
  • Work Classification and Prioritization
  • Planning Process
  • Scheduling Process
  • Turnarounds and Shutdowns
  • Measures of Performance
  • Summary
  • Self Assessment Questions
  • References and Suggested Reading

Materials, Parts, and Inventory Management

  • Introduction
  • Key Terms and Definitions
  • Types of Inventory
  • Physical Layout and Storage Equipment
  • Optimizing Tools and Techniques
  • Measures of Performance
  • Summary
  • Self Assessment Questions
  • References and Suggested Reading

Measuring and Designing for Reliability and Maintainability

  • Introduction
  • Key Terms and Definitions
  • Defining and Measuring Reliability and Other Terms
  • Designing and Building for Maintenance and Reliability
  • Summary
  • Self Assessment Questions
  • References and Suggested Reading

Operator Driven Reliability

  • Introduction
  • Key Terms and Definitions
  • The Role of Operations
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Workplace Organization: 5S
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Measures of Performance
  • Summary
  • Self Assessment Questions
  • References and Suggested Reading

Maintenance Optimization

  • Introduction
  • Key Terms and Definitions
  • Understanding Failures and Maintenance Strategies
  • Maintenance Strategy — RCM
  • Maintenance Strategy — CBM
  • Other Maintenance Strategiess
  • Summary
  • Self Assessment Questions
  • References and Suggested Reading

Managing Performance

  • Introduction
  • Key Terms and Definitions
  • Identifying Performance Measures
  • Data Collection and Data Quality
  • Benchmarking and Benchmarks
  • Summary
  • Self Assessment Questions
  • References and Suggested Reading

Workforce Management

  • Introduction
  • Key Terms and Definitions
  • Employee Life Cycle
  • Understanding the Generation Gap
  • Communication Skills
  • People Development
  • Resource Management and Organization Structure
  • Measures of Performance
  • Summary
  • Self Assessment Questions
  • References and Suggested Reading

Maintenance Analysis and Improvement Tools

  • Introduction
  • Key Terms and Definitions
  • Maintenance Root Cause Analysis Tool
  • Six Sigma and Quality Maintenance Tools
  • Lean Maintenance Tools
  • Other Analysis and Improvement Tools
  • Summary 11.8 Self Assessment Questions
  • References and Suggested Reading

Current Trends and Practices

  • Introduction
  • Key Terms and Definitions
  • Energy Management, Sustainability, and the Green Initiative
  • Personnel, Facility, and Arc Flash Safety
  • Risk Management
  • Corrosion Control
  • Systems Engineering and Configuration Management
  • Standards and Standardization
  • Summary
  • Self Assessment Questions
  • References and Suggested Reading

Appendix for Chapter 1

  • Best Practices Q–A: Answer Key and Explanation

Index