This is a book about common sense. by Doug Plucknette and Chris Colson
It is also about doing the right thing. It s about making more with less and each of us doing our part to make our manufacturing companies more reliable, energy-efficient, cost-effective, and competitive. It is also about being a steward to God s earth, knowing that what we leave behind we leave to our children and to their children. This is a book about being smart, being responsible, and being successful.
The book includes a comprehensive array of testing techniques and manufacturing systems that can be used by company owners, executives, managers, engineers, supervisors, technicians, mechanics, electricians, and operators. Chapters 1 and 2 are overviews of precision alignment/balancing and ultrasonic leak detection, respectively. Chapters 3 through 10 are discussions of reliability issues associated with the following specific systems: electric motors, HVAC/exhaust, air/gas conveyance, compressed air, refrigeration, hydraulic, electric power, and steam and condensates.
Chapter 11 is a presentation of two actual case studies, and Chapter 12 is a description of the industry expert and leader in reliability engineering. The authors write about some common systems and technologies where if businesses focused some time and effort, they would see a quick return on investment and an improvement in reliability.
Read, study, apply, and become more competitive. Reliability concepts work!