Plant and Machinery Failure Prevention (McGraw-Hill Mechanical Engineering)

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Monitoring and predictive maintenance methods are not reliable enough in indicating certain important problems in manufacturing equipment, such as cracking of power transmission components, inadequate lubrication of parts, and excessive cutting edge wear of a tool or die. These problems are best dealt with at the design stage. Plant and Machinery Failure Prevention is based on the premise of “Zero-Failure Performance”. The book introduces the general features and investigative methods at the design phase for determining failures in mechanical components such as: Flat Belt Failures, Vee-belt Failures, Pulley Failures, Gear Failures, Steel Wire Rope Failures, Spring Failures, and Gasket Failures.

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MAXIMIZE PRODUCTIVITY BY KEEPING PLANT AND EQUIPMENT DOWNTIME AND UNSCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AT A MINIMUM

Constant monitoring and preventive maintenance are not the most effective ways of avoiding common problems in manufacturing equipment -- engineers need better, more reliable methods. Packed with expert advice, Plant and Machinery Failure Prevention is based on the premise of "zero-failure performance," a method designed to assist maintenance engineers discover and solve problems in mechanical and electrical equipment before they occur.

The author presents solid statistical as well as investigative methods for determining failures in mechanical and electrical equipment components -- including flat belts, vee belts, pulleys, gears, steel wire ropes, springs, gaskets, and more–at the earliest stage possible.

  • Comprehensive diagnostics on the nature/causes of equipment failures
  • Numerous case studies to emphasize key points and procedures
  • Investigation methods for electrical and mechanical equipment failures

INSIDE PLANT AND MACHINERY FAILURE PREVENTION:
* General Feature of Failures * Degradation Processes (Mechanical)* Degradation Processes (Electrical) * Threaded Fastener Failures * Shaft or Axle Failures * Fan and Blower Failures * Thermal Cracks on Motor Coach Tires * Capacitor Failures * Failures of Fuses and Miniature Circuit Breakers * Electrical Machine Failures due to Ventilation Problems * Minimum Oil Circuit-Breaker Failures * Line Breaker Failures * Squirrel Cage Failures in Asynchronous Motors * Failures and Accidents in Chemical Plant

About the Author:

AA Hattangadi (Chittaranja, India) is an electrical reliability consultant, specializing in prevention and investigation of electrical fires and failures, with a diverse international clientele. He was till recently general manager at Chittaranjan Locomotive Works in India.

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