Failure Prevention of Plant and Machinery

by: A. A. Hattangadi


Abstract: 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 trivial ones. This approach of the author, who has over 40 years of experience in maintaining a variety of mechanical and electrical equipment, will help 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.
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Title: Failure Prevention of Plant and Machinery

Publisher: McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2004 McGraw-Hill Education Private Limited

ISBN: 9780070483095

Authors:

A. A. Hattangadi is an electrical reliability consultant, specializing in prevention and investigation of electric fires and failures, with a diverse international clientele. He was till recently, general manager at Chittranjan Locomotive Works.

Description: 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 trivial ones. This approach of the author, who has over 40 years of experience in maintaining a variety of mechanical and electrical equipment, will help 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.