Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting

Author: Heinz P. Bloch
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780123860453
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This is a trusted, established reference in the field, authored by Heinz Bloch, "a legend almost" and a reputable, well-known authority on failure and reliability. This eagerly awaited update provides a robust go-to reference and training resource for all engineers and managers working in manufacturing and process plants.

Practical Machinery Management for Process Plants Volume 2

Author: Heinz P. Bloch
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: UOM:39015040613583
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This newly expanded edition shows plant engineers and maintenance personnel how to systematically analyze and troubleshoot machinery distress and component problems. You will find complete coverage of gears, rolling-element bearings, sliding bearings, bolting, couplings, and mechanical seals, with more on pumps, compressors, electric motors, steam turbines, and similar equipment. Eliminate just the symptoms, and not the root cause, and you will again face equipment downtime and component failure. This book documents and analyzes actual failure events to give you the know-how to discover not just the problem, but its underlying cause. A new chapter examines root cause analysis and shows how to pursue the cause-and-effect relationship. Details on the practical aspects of metallurgical failure analysis have been added and the chapter on vibration analysis has been thoroughly updated. Reliability professionals, process engineers, plant operators, and repair and maintenance personnel will value this new edition as the standard authority on the subject.

Improving Machinery Reliability

Author: Heinz P. Bloch
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080508545
Release Date: 1998-09-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This totally revised, updated and expanded edition provides proven techniques and procedures that extend machinery life, reduce maintenance costs, and achieve optimum machinery reliability. This essential text clearly describes the reliability improvement and failure avoidance steps practiced by best-of-class process plants in the U.S. and Europe.

Machinery Component Maintenance and Repair

Author: Heinz P. Bloch
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080478964
Release Date: 2004-11-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The names Bloch and Geitner are synonymous with machinery maintenance and reliability for process plants. They save companies like Dow and Equilon millions of dollars a year by extending the life of rotating machinery in their plants. Extending the life of existing machinery is the name of the game in the process industries, not designing new machinery. This series by Bloch and Geitner was the first and is still the best, most comprehensive source for doing just that. This classic text on reliability has been revised to include all new material on risk management, pre-grouted bases, laser alignment, cartridge seals maintenance, and many other topics which have undergone many developments since the last revision. Helps engineers save their companies hundreds of thousands of dollars a year by reducing machinery downtime Now in its third edition, with a twenty-year history of success Details the money-saving techniques used by many of the world's leading companies, including Exxon, DuPont, Dow, and dozens of others

Practical Plant Failure Analysis

Author: Neville W. Sachs
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420020007
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Component failures result from a combination of factors involving materials science, mechanics, thermodynamics, corrosion, and tribology. With the right guidance, you don’t have to be an authority in all of these areas to become skilled at diagnosing and preventing failures. Based on the author’s more than thirty years of experience, Practical Plant Failure Analysis: A Guide to Understanding Machinery Deterioration and Improving Equipment Reliability is a down-to-earth guide to improving machinery maintenance and reliability. Illustrated with hundreds of diagrams and photographs, this book examines... · When and how to conduct a physical failure analysis · Basic material properties including heat treating mechanisms, work hardening, and the effects of temperature changes on material properties · The differences in appearance between ductile overload, brittle overload, and fatigue failures · High cycle fatigue and how to differentiate between high stress concentrations and high operating stresses · Low cycle fatigue and unusual fatigue situations · Lubrication and its influence on the three basic bearing designs · Ball and roller bearings, gears, fasteners, V-belts, and synchronous belts Taking a detailed and systematic approach, Practical Plant Failure Analysis thoroughly explains the four major failure mechanisms—wear, corrosion, overload, and fatigue—as well as how to identify them. The author clearly identifies how these mechanisms appear in various components and supplies convenient charts that demonstrate how to identify the specific causes of failure.

Maximizing Machinery Uptime

Author: Heinz P. Bloch
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080465803
Release Date: 2006-02-17
Genre: Business & Economics

The authors use their decades of experience and draw upon real-world examples to demonstrate that the application of their techniques provides a basis for equipment management, uptime maximization, and reduced maintenance costs. The text explores reliability assessment techniques such as Failure Mode, Effect Analysis, and Fault Tree Analysis of commonly encountered rotating machinery. These are all highly effective techniques that the engineer can apply to maximize uptime and thereby maximize production and profitability. *Provides the tools to drastically improve machinery productivity and performance *Bridges the gap between the theory of "reliability engineering" and the practical day-to-day measures that lead to machinery uptime *Authoritative reference for maximizing the uptime of process equipment

A Practical Guide to Compressor Technology

Author: Heinz P. Bloch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471929529
Release Date: 2006-09-18
Genre: Science

A Complete overview of theory, selection, design, operation, and maintenance This text offers a thorough overview of the operating characteristics, efficiencies, design features, troubleshooting, and maintenance of dynamic and positive displacement process gas compressors. The author examines a wide spectrum of compressors used in heavy process industries, with an emphasis on improving reliability and avoiding failure. Readers learn both the theory underlying compressors as well as the myriad day-to-day practical issues and challenges that chemical engineers and plant operation personnel must address. The text features: Latest design and manufacturing details of dynamic and positive displacement process gas compressors Examination of the full range of machines available for the heavy process industries Thorough presentation of the arrangements, material composition, and basic laws governing the design of all important process gas compressors Guidance on selecting optimum compressor configurations, controls, components, and auxiliaries to maximize reliability Monitoring and performance analysis for optimal machinery condition Systematic methods to avoid failure through the application of field-tested reliability enhancement concepts Fluid instability and externally pressurized bearings Reliability-driven asset management strategies for compressors Upstream separator and filter issues The text's structure is carefully designed to build knowledge and skills by starting with key principles and then moving to more advanced material. Hundreds of photos depicting various types of compressors, components, and processes are provided throughout. Compressors often represent a multi-million dollar investment for such applications as petrochemical processing and refining, refrigeration, pipeline transport, and turbochargers and superchargers for internal combustion engines. This text enables the broad range of engineers and plant managers who work with these compressors to make the most of the investment by leading them to the best decisions for selecting, operating, upgrading, maintaining, and troubleshooting.

Pump Wisdom

Author: Heinz P. Bloch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118056738
Release Date: 2011-12-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Learn all the basics about pumps in one place. Clearly written by an ace consultant, this manual for operators and specialists in the petroleum industry gives readers a concise overview of the mechanics of various pumps and reviews the specifications to be considered before a pump is purchased and installed. The straight-forward text explains pump hydraulics without need of involved mathematics and provides expert advice on installing centrifugal pumps in process plants. The book also emphasizes the mechanical aspects of pumps as it delves into misunderstandings and oversights on bearings, seals, impeller trimming, lubricant application, lubricant types, and much more.

Compressors How to Achieve High Reliability Availability

Author: Heinz P. Bloch
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071772884
Release Date: 2011-07-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Practical techniques for optimizing compressor performance Written by experts with more than 100 combined years of industry experience in machinery failure avoidance, Compressors: How to Achieve High Reliability & Availability offers proven solutions to a pervasive and expensive problem in modern industry--compressor failure. This succinct, on-the-job guide addresses elusive causes of compressor failure and clearly maps out permanent remedies you can put to use right away. With a focus on centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, this accessible reference is based on real-world processes and procedures used by successful global companies. Coverage includes: Compression principles and internal labyrinths Selection factors for process compressors Operation characteristics of turbocompressors Wet and dry gas seals Bearings, stability, and vibration guidance Lube and seal oil systems Impellers and rotors Compressor maintenance and surveillance Inspection and repair of rotors Machinery quality assessment (MQA) Failure analysis and troubleshooting Reciprocating compressor operation, control, maintenance, and rebuilding Maintenance and operations interfaces Reciprocating compressor monitoring and surveillance Training competent compressor engineers

Industrial Machinery Repair

Author: Ricky Smith
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080478470
Release Date: 2003-08-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Industrial 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. The new standard reference book for industrial and mechanical trades Accessible pocketbook format facilitates on-the-job use Suitable for all types of plant facilities

Failure Prevention of Plant and Machinery

Author: A. A. Hattangadi
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780070483095
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Machinery

"The author writes about the need of an encyclopedia of component and equipment failures and provides it within the span of sixty six chapters... These chapters reveal the distilled quintessence of his long experience in the Indian Railways" Failure Prevention of plant and Machinery is based on the premise of "Zero-Failure performance" and the aspiration for the same. The book introduces the general features and investigative methods for determining failures of mechanical and electrical equipment. Also, it dwells on the degradation processes and highlights the failure modes and mechanisms, including the apparently trivial ones. This approach of the author, who has over 40 years of experience in maintaining a variety of maintenance engineers appreciate and solve problems like the recurrent failure of equipment due to design or maintenance defects. With this coverage, the book would be useful to reliability, plant, maintenance, electrical and mechanical engineers, and students of electrical and mechanical engineering.

Root Cause Failure Analysis

Author: R. Keith Mobley
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080516424
Release Date: 1999-06-16
Genre: Business & Economics

Root Cause Failure Analysis provides the concepts needed to effectively perform industrial troubleshooting investigations. It describes the methodology to perform Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), one of the hottest topics currently in maintenance engineering. It also includes detailed equipment design and troubleshooting guidelines, which are needed to perform RCFA on machinery found in most production facilities. This is the latest book in a new series published by Butterworth-Heinemann in association with PLANT ENGINEERING magazine. PLANT ENGINEERING fills a unique information need for the men and women who operate and maintain industrial plants. It bridges the information gap between engineering education and practical application. As technology advances at increasingly faster rates, this information service is becoming more and more important. Since its first issue in 1947, PLANT ENGINEERING has stood as the leading problem-solving information source for America's industrial plant engineers, and this book series will effectively contribute to that resource and reputation. Provides information essential to industrial troubleshooting investigations Describes the methods of root cause failure analysis, a hot topic in maintenance engineering Includes detailed equipment-design guidelines

Vibration Spectrum Analysis

Author: Steve Goldman
Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.
ISBN: 0831130881
Release Date: 1999-01
Genre: Science

Annotation Written in a clear, understandable style, this new edition of Vibration Spectrum Analysis includes new information on current instrumentation, as well as additional appendices, case histories and practice questions. Vibration analysts, predictive maintenance specialists, and field mechanics will find valuable information on using the latest techniques of spectrum analysis in solving problems and enhancing machine reliability in this key reference text. A book good for both engineers and non-engineers alike.

Oil Mist Lubrication

Author: Heinz P. Bloch
Publisher: The Fairmont Press, Inc.
ISBN: 0881732567
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Oil mist lubrication

A guide for plant managers and maintenance engineers to aid understanding of the design parameters, application and economics of oil mist lubrication technology. The information presented is based on years of profitability advantages of oil mist lubrication in a variety of industrial settings.