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Complete Guide to Predictive and Preventitive Maintenance, 2nd Edition

  • Joel Levitt
  • ISBN-10: 0831134410
  • ISBN-13: 9780831134419
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2002
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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About the Product

This book shares the best practices, mistakes, victories, and essential steps for success which the author has gleaned from working with countless organizations. Unlike other books that only focus on the engineering issues (task lists) or management issues (CMMS), this in-depth resource is the first to give true emphasize to the four aspects of success in preventive maintenance systems--engineering, management, economic, and psychological -- thereby enabling readers to have a balanced view and understanding of what is happening in their organizations. Additionally, it blends concrete actionable steps and structures with the theory behind the steps.


  • Includes check sheets, history of PM, stories, photographs, and case histories.

  • Contains a glossary of terms.

  • Provides sample task lists for a variety of equipment with some of the logic behind each task.

  • Offers templates for developing your own tasking.

  • Includes protocols for detailed economic analysis with examples.

About the Author

Joel Levitt

Joel Levitt is a leading trainer of maintenance professionals. He has trained over 10,000 maintenance leaders from 3000 organizations in 20 countries in over 500 sessions. Since 1980 he has been the President of Springfield Resources, a management consulting firm that services all sized clients on a wide range of maintenance issues. He has almost 25 years experience in many facets of maintenance including as a process control designer, source equipment inspector, electrician, field service technician, merchant marine worker, manufacturing manager, and property manager. Prior to that Mr. Levitt worked for a CMMS vendor and in manufacturing management. He is a frequent speaker at maintenance and engineering conferences and has written 6 popular maintenance management texts and chapters of 2 additional reference books. He has also published dozens of articles on the topic. Mr. Levitt has served on the safety board of ANSI, Small Business United, National Family Business Council and on the executive committee of the Miquon School.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Groundwork
Chapter 2: P/PM Economics
Chapter 3: Selling PPM to Management: Battle for Share of the Mind
Chapter 4: PM Basics
Chapter 5: PM Details for Effectiveness
Chapter 6: Nuts and Boltings
Chapter 7: Advanced Concepts-PM at the Next Level
Chapter 8: Personnel Issues
Chapter 9: Predictive Tasks
Chapter 10: Get it Going Right
Chapter 11: The Future of P/PM