Industrial Machinery Repair.pdf
This book addresses, in a simplistic manner, the proper principles and techniques in “Best Maintenance Practices—Mechanical.” If these principles and techniques are followed, they will result in a serious reduction in “self-induced failures.” This book is a tool that should be carried and referenced by all mechanical maintenance personnel.
A number of surveys conducted in industries throughout the United States have found that 70% of equipment failures are self-induced. Maintenance personnel who are not following what are termed “Best Maintenance Repair Practices” substantially affect these failures. Between 30% and 50% of the self-induced failures are the result of maintenance
personnel not knowing the basics of maintenance. Maintenance personnel who, although skilled, choose not to follow best maintenance repair practices potentially cause another 20% to 30% of those failures. The existence
of this problem has been further validated through the skills assessment process performed in companies throughout the state of Georgia. This program evaluated the knowledge of basic maintenance fundamentals through a combination of written, identification, and performance assessments of thousands of maintenance personnel from a wide variety of industries. The results indicated that over 90% lacked complete basic fundamentals of mechanical maintenance. This book focuses on the “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.
The potential cost savings can often be beyond the understanding or comprehension of management. Many managers are in a denial state regarding maintenance. The result is that they do not believe that repair practices
directly impact an organization’s bottom line or profitability.