Maintenance Engineering Handbook

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Providing both sophisticated and simplified solutions to facility maintenance problems for plant engineers, facilities engineers and managers, and maintenance engineers, this revised and updated fifth edition discusses every aspect of maintenance engineering from new technical advances to maintaining new machinery. All kinds of facilities are described, including generating plants, refineries, hospitals, schools and universities, and office buildings. The handbook also includes effective ways to use computers to manage maintenance procedures for machinery, physical plants and fixed support service. While the entire handbook has been revised (it now contains approximately 40% new material), special attention is given to lubrication, vibration analysis, instrumentation, industrial chemical cleaning, corrective and predictive maintenance, computerized stores control and arc and gas welding. The issues discussed by the 55 specialists include: operating policies, reports and staffing procedures; establishing costs and controls; computer applications; maintenance of plant facilities; sanitation and housekeeping; maintenance of mechanical equipment; instruments and vibration; maintenance of electrical and service equipment; and chemical corrosion control and cleaning. The handbook offers practical information, data, procedures and ideas on every major aspect of maintenance.

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MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING HANDBOOK Sixth Edition

The latest science, technology, and management solutions for facility maintenance issues

The one reference you can bank on for current answers to virtually any maintenance question, Lindley R. Higgins’ and R. Keith Mobley’s Maintenance Engineering Handbook provides the best of today’s strategies and technologies from the world’s leading experts.


• One-stop source of answers on all maintenance engineering functions, from managing, planning, and budgeting to solving environmental problems
• New coverage of the latest computer applications, maintenance technologies, and tools
• Strategies, equipment, techniques, and tips for facilities from industrial plants to residential complexes, institutions, schools, hospitals, and office buildings

NEW IN THIS EDITION


• Technology updates
• Improvements in prevention and prediction
• Equipment testing and monitoring tools
• The latest computer programs
• Advances in maintenance economics
• Guidance on insurance administration
• New maintenance techniques for centrifugal air compressors, centrifugal pumps, and other equipment

Maintenance Engineering’s Most Current, Comprehensive, and Complete Reference

A McGraw-Hill Classic


55 SPECIALISTS
Buildings and grounds
Computer applications
Corrosion and cleaning
Costs and controls
Electrical equipment
Estimates and budgets
Instrumentation and monitoring tools
Inventory
Lubrication
Measuring, servicing, testing
Mechanical equipment
Organization and management
Parts and components
Personnel and policies
Practices and prevention
Sanitation and housekeeping
Specialized equipment
Welding

About the Author:

Lindley R. Higgins, P.E., was a renowned consulting engineer, editor, and the creator of the first edition of this Handbook. He is deceased.

R. Keith Mobley, P.E., is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Plant Performance Group at Integrated Systems, in Knoxville, Tennessee. He has written widely on maintenance engineering and is a leader in the design of maintenance strategies and technologies.

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