Industrial Machinery Repair
Best Maintenance Practices Pocket Guide
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Industrial Machinery Repair by Ricky Smith
Book DescriptionIndustrial 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750676212
(215mm x 133mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ricky Smith
Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers, Paperback (November 2007)
Helps engineers instill knowledge on a daily basis, to do their jobs and to maintain and assure reliable equipment to help reduce costs. This book includes graphs, charts, calculations, tables, curves, and explanations, and basic rules of thumb that engineers working with equipment will need for basic maintenance and reliability of that equipment.
Maintenance Planning and Scheduling, Hardback (May 2006)
Part of the "Life Cycle Engineering" series, this is a hands-on reference guide for the maintenance or reliability engineer and plant manager. It takes the guiding principles of Lean Manufacturing and Maintenance and applies these concepts to everyday planning and scheduling tasks allowing engineers to keep their equipment running smoothly.
Lean Maintenance, Hardback (June 2004)» View all books by Ricky Smith
Provides detailed explained processes for each phase of Lean Maintenance implementation providing examples, checklists and methodologies. This work is suitable for every plant and facility that is planning, or even thinking of adopting 'Lean' as their mode of operation.
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Author Biography - Ricky Smith
Ricky has over 30 years in maintenance and reliability as a maintenance manager, maintenance supervisor, maintenance training specialist, field engineer, maintenance mechanic, maintenance consultant and is a well known published author. Ricky has worked with maintenance organizations in hundreds of facilities, industrial plants, ships, etc, world wide in developing reliability, maintenance and technical training strategies. Prior to joining Allied Reliability in 2008, Ricky worked as a professional maintenance employee for Exxon Company USA, Alumax (this plant was rated the best in the world for over 18 years), Kendall Company, and Hercules Chemical providing the foundation for his reliability and maintenance experience. Ricky is the co-author of "Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers", "Lean Maintenance" and "Industrial Repair, Best Maintenance Repair Practices". Ricky also writes for different magazines during the past 20 years on technical, reliability and maintenance subjects. Ricky holds certification as Certified Plant Maintenance Manager from the Association of Facilities Engineering as well as a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional from the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals. Ricky lives in Charleston, SC with his wife. Aside form spending time with his 3 children and 3 grandchildren, Ricky enjoys kayaking, fishing, hiking and archaeology. Mr. Mobley is president and CEO of Integrated Systems Inc. of Knoxville, Tenn. He has written numerous publications on such topics as plant performance, maintenance engineering, maintenance management, and predictive maintenance. He is also a contributing editor for Plant Services magazine.
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