246 pages, Illustrated
Published: January, 2004
Providing a clear explanation of the value and benefits of maintenance, this unique guide is written in a language and style that practicing engineers and managers can understand and apply easily. Effective Maintenance Management examines the role of maintenance in minimizing the risk of safety or environmental incidents, adverse publicity, and loss of profitability. In addition to discussing risk reduction tools, it explains their applicability to specific situations, thereby enabling you to select the tool that best fits your requirements. Intended to bridge the gap between designers/maintainers and reliability engineers, this guide is sure to help businesses utilize their assets more effectively,safely, and profitably.Features
- Addresses the philosophical question of why we need to do maintenance and what is the value added by doing it.
- Shows readers how to determine what tasks are required and when they need to be done to achieve optimum performance.
- Provides a risk reduction model which links maintenance to these risks.
- Enables readers to make the link between maintenance on one hand and safety, profitability, and asset life on the other.
- Examines risks faced during the life cycle of a process plant.
- Discusses how to manage risks faced during a high cost, high downtime maintenance activity, namely plant shutdowns.
- Provides an in-depth look at qualitative and quantitative risks.
- Includes a table of fixed format codes that can be used directly or adapted for use in most maintenance management systems.
- Keeps mathematics to a minimum.
- Includes chapter previews and summaries, a list of acronyms, and a glossary of terms.
- The Production and Distribution Process
- Process Functions
- Reliability Engineering for the Maintenance Practitioner
- Failure, its Nature and Characteristics
- Life Cycle Aspects of Risks in Process Plants
- Process Plant Shutdowns
- Facets of Risk
- The Escalation of Events
- Risk Reduction
- Information for Decision Making
- Improving System Effectiveness