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Effective Maintenance Management: Risk and Reliability Strategies for Optimizing Performance, 2nd Edition

  • Vee Narayan
  • ISBN-10: 0831134445
  • ISBN-13: 9780831134440
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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About the Product

Thoroughly updated, the second edition of Effective Maintenance Management provides clear rationale and comprehensive procedures for maintenance in industry. Author Vee Narayan has given us a unique guide, written in clear prose that practicing maintenance engineers, supervisors and managers can easily absorb, digest and apply. Effective Maintenance Management delivers 12 chapters in 300 pages in this hardcover volume. Narayan examines the role of maintenance as a methodology for minimizing risk related to safety and environmental concerns in industry. Also examined is adverse publicity from maintenance-preventable accidents, loss of profitability and maintenance-centric tools for risk reduction. The author employs specific situational descriptions to help readers select those tools as they fit the need. In industry, gaps can appear between industrial engineering for production, reliability and plant maintenance. Effective Maintenance Management works to bridge those gaps via effective management of the maintenance function. The result enables production-oriented businesses to maximize assets while achieving safety and profitability.


  • Provides a risk reduction model which links maintenance to specific risks

  • Enables readers to establish the critical link between maintenance on one hand and safety, profitability, and asset life on the other

  • Examines risks faced during the life cycle of a process plant

  • Discusses expensive plant shutdowns, a high cost, high downtime maintenance activity

  • Provides an in-depth look at qualitative and quantitative risks

  • Includes a table of codes that can be used directly or adapted for use in most maintenance management systems

  • Keeps mathematics to a minimum

  • Includes chapter previews and summaries, a list of acronyms, and a glossary of terms.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Production and Distribution Process
Chapter 2: Process Functions
Chapter 3: Reliability Engineering for the Maintenance Practitioner
Chapter 4: Failure, its Nature and Characteristics
Chapter 5: Life Cycle Aspects of Risks in Process Plants
Chapter 6: Process Plant Shutdowns
Chapter 7: Facets of Risk
Chapter 8: The Escalation of Events
Chapter 9: Maintenance
Chapter 10: Risk Reduction
Chapter 11: Information for Decision Making
Chapter 12: Improving System Effectiveness