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Maintenance & Reliability

Relying on a group of widely–known and respected authors, Industrial Press offers what is arguably the most extensive list of maintenance and reliability book titles of any publisher. From best practices to performing shutdowns and outages to executing a balanced scorecard to the financial approach of total productive maintenance to risk and reliability strategies to asset maintenance and machine maintenance to overall equipment effectiveness, Industrial Press covers the subject thoroughly and effectively.

 

  1. Reliability-Centered Maintenance, Second Edition

    Initially developed by the aviation industry, RCM is rapidly becoming fundamental to the practice of maintenance management and is now in use at hundreds of industrial and service organizations around the world. This book provides an authoritative and practical explanation of what RCM is and how it can be applied. It is of vital importance to anyone concerned with productivity, quality, safety, and environmental integrity.

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  2. The Valve Primer

    This is a Print-On-Demand book and is printed upon receipt of your order. It is not returnable except for product defects. Delivery will take approximately 10 to 14 days.

     

    Written for engineers, operators, and maintenance technicians in the power generation, oil, chemical, paper and other processing industries, The Valve Primer provides a basic knowledge of valve types and designs, materials used to make valves, where various designs should and should not be used, factors to consider in specifying a valve for a specific application, how to calculate flow through valves, and valve maintenance and repair. If you are involved in valve selection, specification, procurement, inspection, troubleshooting or repair, you will find a wealth of information in The Valve Primer.

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  3. Maintenance Management and Regulatory Compliance Strategies

    Written by a recognized expert in the industry, Maintenance Management and Regulatory Compliance Strategies is a unique reference designed to create an awareness as to how important an effective maintenance management strategy is to supporting the regulatory requirements faced by each company today. It highlights the regulatory agencies and their requirements in the context of how they impact the maintenance management function within a company. It begins with an overview of a comprehensive maintenance strategy and in subsequent chapters it examines each of the main regulatory agencies and their requirements for the maintenance function within a company. Anyone in the industry responsible for maintenance programs and those responsible for regulatory compliance issues for their companies will benefit from this guide.

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  4. Managing Maintenance Shutdowns and Outages

    Planning a shutdown? Lower your costs by reading and applying this unique reference! Originally designed as an intensive course and then honed over several years, Managing Maintenance Shutdowns and Outages organizes the details of a maintenance shutdown into a manageable form by introducing all the steps needed for a successful shutdown or outage. It includes detailed steps for each phase (initiation, planning, execution, closeout, lessons learned), massive master lists of everything you will need to do for each phase of shutdown, and numerous checklists that can immediately be put to use. Loaded with examples from many industries and actual events, this book will be an extremely useful and practical guide for maintenance managers, project engineers, supervisors, maintenance engineers, and planners working in any heavy maintenance environment.

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  5. Total Productive Maintenance, Second Edition

    This is a Print-On-Demand book and is printed upon receipt of your order. It is not returnable except for product defects. Delivery will take approximately 10 to 14 days.

     

    Completely revised and updated, this new edition of a classic reference focuses on the financial approach to the subject—a methodology that produces quantifiable results allowing a TPM program to be sustainable. And while clarifying what TPM is and what it is not, it clearly presents the economic value of TPM and shows how to calculate the Return on Investment (ROI) that a company can expect. It is the perfect resource for anyone who is considering implementing TPM or looking for ways of improving their current process.

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  6. Managing Maintenance Shutdowns and Outages (CD in PDF)

    This is the CD Only version of this popular book.

    Planning a shutdown? Lower your costs by reading and applying this unique reference! Originally designed as an intensive course and then honed over several years, Managing Maintenance Shutdowns and Outages organizes the details of a maintenance shutdown into a manageable form by introducing all the steps needed for a successful shutdown or outage. It includes detailed steps for each phase (initiation, planning, execution, closeout, lessons learned), massive master lists of everything you will need to do for each phase of shutdown, and numerous checklists that can immediately be put to use. Loaded with examples from many industries and actual events, this book will be an extremely useful and practical guide for maintenance managers, project engineers, supervisors, maintenance engineers, and planners working in any heavy maintenance environment.

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  7. Managing Factory Maintenance, Second Edition

    Tap into Joel Levitt's vast array of experience and learn how to improve almost any aspect of your maintenance organization (including your own abilities)! This second edition of a classic first educates readers about the globalization of production and the changing of the guard of maintenance leadership, and then gives them real usable ideas to aid in these areas. Completely reorganized so that material is presented within the context of major sections, the second edition tells the story of maintenance management in factory settings. It provides coverage of potential problems and new opportunities, what bosses really want, specifics for improvement of maintenance and production, World Class Maintenance Management revisited and revised, quality improvement, complete coverage of current maintenance practices, processes, process aids, interfaces and strategies, as well as personal and personnel development strategies.

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  8. The Maintenance Scorecard (CD-ROM in PDF)

    This is the first book to seriously tackle the subject of bringing Asset Management into line with other areas of corporate activity. Through a unique adaptation of the balanced scorecard approach to asset management, it provides a structured approach for both the development of strategy and its implementation. Additionally, readers will find a catalogue of indicators along with their uses and weaknesses, a definitive guide to measuring the success of RCM programs, and a logical format that leads them from start to finish with information and hints on each phase of the maintenance scorecard approach. If you or your company need to manage physical assets, you need this book!

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  9. Developing Performance Indicators for Managing Maintenance, Second Edition (CD-ROM in PDF)

    Terry Wireman's highly useful text provides the key details on how to measure and improve one of the most important functions in an organization today: Equipment or Asset Maintenance Management. This book is an invaluable tool for any company that wants to effectively measure and manage the entire spectrum of maintenance activities to help achieve competitive advantage. Such companies view maintenance as a way to reduce costs of producing their product or providing their services and are intent on using this cost advantage to lower prices, improve profit margins, and improve shareholder value.

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  10. The Maintenance Scorecard

    The Maintenance Scorecard is the first book to seriously tackle the subject of bringing Asset Management into line with other areas of corporate activity. Through a unique adaptation of the balanced scorecard approach to asset management, it provides a structured approach for both the development of strategy and its implementation. Additionally, readers will find a catalogue of indicators along with their uses and weaknesses, a definitive guide to measuring the success of RCM programs, and a logical format that leads them from start to finish with information and hints on each phase of the maintenance scorecard approach. If you or your company need to manage physical assets, you need this book!

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  11. Developing Performance Indicators for Managing Maintenance, Second Edition

    This is a Print-On-Demand book and is printed upon receipt of your order. It is not returnable except for product defects. Delivery will take approximately 10 to 14 days.

     

    Terry Wireman's highly useful text provides the key details on how to measure and improve one of the most important functions in an organization today: Equipment or Asset Maintenance Management. As one of only a handful of comprehensive collections of performance indicators for managing maintenance in print today, this book is distinguished by its use of techniques based on a variety of management measurement systems, such as the Balanced Scorecard approach. This book is an invaluable tool for any company that wants to effectively measure and manage the entire spectrum of maintenance activities to help achieve competitive advantage. Such companies view maintenance as a way to reduce costs of producing their product or providing their services and are intent on using this cost advantage to lower prices, improve profit margins, and improve shareholder value.

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  12. Managing Factory Maintenance, Second Edition (CD-ROM in PDF)

    Tap into Joel Levitt's vast array of experience and learn how to improve almost any aspect of your maintenance organization (including your own abilities)! This new edition of a classic first educates readers about the globalization of production and the changing of the guard of maintenance leadership, and then gives them real usable ideas to aid in these areas. Completely reorganized so that material is presented within the context of major sections, the second edition tells the story of maintenance management in factory settings. It provides coverage of potential problems and new opportunities, what bosses really want, specifics for improvement of maintenance and production, World Class Maintenance Management revisited and revised, quality improvement, complete coverage of current maintenance practices, processes, process aids, interfaces and strategies, as well as personal and personnel development strategies.

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  13. Benchmarking Best Practices in Maintenance Management, 2nd Edition (eBook only)

    Thoroughly revised and updated, this best selling book presents a logical, step-by-step methodology that will enable any company to conduct a cost-effective benchmarking effort. 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.

     

     

     

    Note that this book is no longer available in printed form, but it is available as an eBook.

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  14. Maintenance Planning, Coordination, & Scheduling

    Based on real-world experience this invaluable guide and reference tells the whole story of maintenance planning from beginning to end in a concise and easy-to-follow manner. Written by well-known professionals this edition focuses specifically on the preparatory tasks that lead to effective utilization and application of maintenance resources in the interest of the reliability essential to business objectives. It comprehensively examines the job preparation process from job scoping and planning, to determination of material requirements, estimation of labor requirements and job duration, coordination of all involved parties, and job scheduling. And it includes essential metrics for measuring performance of all contributing functions. It is a vital training document for planners, an educational document for those to whom planners are responsible, and a valuable guide for those who interface with the planning and scheduling function and are dependent upon the many contributions of planning and scheduling operational excellence.

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  15. Production Spare Parts: Optimizing The MRO Inventory Asset

    As leading authorities worldwide on setting part stocking levels for safety stocks to support the production process, the authors have shown that between 25 and 50 percent of the inventory investment is not necessary. Thus the overall objective of this book is to instruct readers in how to optimize their company’s spare parts asset. Production Spare Parts is a compilation of the best techniques and practices for optimizing MRO inventory offers numerous case studies showing the best and not so good ways to improve plant inventory performance. Based on practical solutions to everyday inventory problems, it uses simple, but useful metrics for setting and monitoring goals.

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  16. Asset Data Integrity Is Serious Business

    Physical asset data integrity is a critical aspect of every business, often the most valuable asset on the balance sheet, yet it is often overlooked. The data that we have about our assets collectively creates information, provides for accurate analysis and facilitates sound business decisions. Without accuracy of asset data there is a strong potential for poor decisions and their negative consequences. This book will not only provide an appreciation of this fact, it will also provide a road map to achieving value out of something most CEOs, managers, and workers often overlook.

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  17. Reliability Assessment: A Guide to Aligning Expectations, Practices, and Performance

    Addressing the elements of reliability using a new and creative approach for the first time in one source, this book is intended to simplify the assessment of reliability by first identifying the current expectations then assessing the current practices to determine if expectations are realistic or if they are not supported by programs and practices. It combines the most effective and efficient of those approaches into a single activity that shows managers what they have a right to expect and what they do not. Most often, this discovery comes as the result of painful failures and production losses. Reliability Engineers, Maintenance and Reliability Managers, Engineering Managers, Plant and Corporate Senior Staff and Executives looking ways to enhance performance, and Consultants who may want to enrich their portfolio by adding this tool will all benefit from the information found in this resource.

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  18. Maintenance Management Auditing

    In this book Anthony Kelly explains the unique procedure he’s developed for auditing the management of the maintenance of both productive plant and infrastructures: for example, of petrochemical processing installations and of vehicle fleets. Case studies demonstrate the application of this procedure to comprehensive audits of several weeks duration, to ‘fingerprint’ audits taking perhaps a day or so, and to benchmarking exercises.

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  19. Workbook for Improving Maintenance and Reliability Through Cultural Change

    Steve Thomas explains to middle managers in the manufacturing and process industries how to improve maintenance and reliability performance at the plant level by changing their organization’s culture. In so doing he demystifies the concept of organizational culture and links it with the eight elements of change: leadership, work process, structure, group learning, technology, communication, inter-relationships, and rewards. He goes on to effectively demonstrate how to break the cycle of failed improvement programs and instead use cultural change to help make significant and lasting improvements in plant performance.

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  20. Improving Maintenance and Reliability Through Cultural Change

    This unique and innovative book explains how to improve your maintenance and reliability performance at the plant level by changing the organizations culture. It is specifically intended for middle managers in the manufacturing and process industries. This book demystifies the concept of organizational culture and links it with the eight elements of change: leadership, work process, structure, group learning, technology, communication, interrelationships, and rewards. If you want to break the cycle of failed improvement programs and instead use cultural change to help make significant and lasting improvements in plant performance, this book will show you how.

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  21. The Little Black Book of Reliability Management

    This is a Print-On-Demand book and is printed upon receipt of your order. It is not returnable except for product defects. Delivery will take approximately 10 to 14 days.

     

    This book provides the reader with a fresh but comprehensive perspective on the subject of reliability management. It challenges the reader to consider "what he has a right to expect" based on his current reliability programs. And it describes the programs and discipline needed if the reader desires the "right to expect" a higher level of reliability performance. This unique resource is perfect for individuals working in plants and in other organizations that are dependent on the reliability of complex physical assets.

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  22. Creating and Maintaining a World Class Machine Shop

    This manual is about proven principles of success in metal fabrication. The material presented is practical and in-use, as the examples will show. While the primary focus of this book is on machining titanium, many of the items discussed could apply to any machining or manufacturing enterprise.The look and feel of a world-class shop is described with many examples. If you own, manage, or work at a general or titanium machine shop, or at virtually any metal fabrication shop, you will find yourself referring to this manual over and over again!

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  23. A New Strategy for Continuous Improvement

    Developed from the author’s own practical experience, this unique resource details a proven, 10-step approach to cost reduction, and provides a series of tools to help you achieve sustainable cost reduction in your business while avoiding the damage of “slash and burn”. A New Strategy for Continuous Improvement presents a new ‘Operations Improvement Cycle’. This cycle provides the benchmark, priority and guidance that were missing in the original cycle. This is achieved through a three stage process involving 10 specific steps. Additionally, it explores the issues with the traditional approach to continuous improvement and cost reduction and then takes you through the three stages and the '10 Steps’ in detail. Working with this manual will change your approach to cost reduction forever. Not only will you save money on an ongoing basis, but these proven techniques will have an impact almost immediately!

     

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  24. Improving Reliability and Maintenance from Within

    This unique book is perfect for those who are internal consultants…and may not know it… recognize the value of their efforts and help them learn the skills required to optimize their performance. It explains the internal consultant’s role and describes the various tasks in which they become engaged. What’s more, it provides information that will enable users to improve their performance and deliver greater value. Also included is the Internal Consultant’s Web of Change—a tool that will help individuals recognize their strengths and their areas that need improvement. This practical resource does more than start internal consultants on the road to improvement, it accompanies them on the journey! Upper management looking to understand internal consulting, middle tier reliability and maintenance management, and those who hold “special projects” positions will find this reference extremely useful.

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  25. Sustaining Continuous Innovation Through Problem Solving

    This is a Print-On-Demand book and is printed upon receipt of your order. It is not returnable except for product defects. Delivery will take approximately 10 to 14 days.

     

    This book demonstrates how Problem Solving and Process Management is at the heart of continuous business transformation. Logically organized in four parts, it introduces the reader to the domains of change and the process management body of knowledge (BOK) and gives detailed instruction on how to creatively re-engineer processes, sustain innovation and continually improve an enterprise through proven repetitive methods.

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