Facility Inspection Field Manual: A Complete Condition Assessment Guide by Bernard T. LewisFacility Inspection Field Manual: A Complete Condition Assessment Guide by Bernard T. Lewis

Facility Inspection Field Manual: A Complete Condition Assessment Guide

byBernard T. Lewis

Spiral Bound | November 6, 2000

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Get longer, safer system operating life for every facility maintenance dollar! How do you efficiently manage facility infrastructure? You turn tothis hands-on, answer-packed, time- and money-saving guide designed for every facility manager who has to do more with less. It shows you how to conduct seamless facility condition inspections that provide an overall snapshot of the current condition of your facility, generating enormous amounts of priceless information that will help you reduce or eliminate downtime and keep your facility humming. This comprehensive, portable toolkit packs everything you need to: * Continually assess the condition status of every aspect of a building: all of its systems and equipment, components and subcomponents *Identify deficiencies before they become major problems * Get better performance from every system
Bernard T. Lewis (Potomac, MD) started his career as a supervisory industrial engineer for the Navy in 1958. He was a project engineer for NASA for 10 ears. He is currently a facilities management consultant, and teaches engineering management at George Washington University. He holds a BS in Civil/Mechanical Engineering from West Poin...
Title:Facility Inspection Field Manual: A Complete Condition Assessment GuideFormat:Spiral BoundDimensions:8.27 × 5.28 × 1.08 inPublished:November 6, 2000Publisher:McGraw-Hill Professional PublishingLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Developing a Condition Assessment Program.

The Need for a Condition Assessment Program.

The Condition Assessment Program.

Condition Assessment Customer Survey and Find/Fix Program.

Assessment Inspection Checklists.

DIVISION 1: Building Systems Assessment.

Chimneys and Stacks .

Buildings/Structures Except Roofs and Trusses).




Air-Conditioning Systems

Refrigeration Machine (Centrifugal and Reciprocating).

Air Conditioner- Unitary and Roof Top (Heating and Cooling).


Heating Unit (Gas and Oil Fueled).

Heating Unit (Electrical).

Cranes and Hoists.

Food Preparation and Service Equipment.

Heating Equipment.

Plumbing Equipment.

Ventilating and Exhaust Air Systems.

Hot Water Systems.

Electrical Systems.



DIVISION 2: Operational Facilities Assessment.

Towers, Masts, and Antennas.

Chemical Fuel Facilities (Receiving and Issue).

Chemical (Fuel Facilities) Storage.

Brows and Gangways.

Camels and Separators.

Piers, Wharves, Quaywalls, and Bulkheads.

Disconnecting Switches.

Electrical Grounds and Grounding Systems.

Electrical Instruments.

Electrical Potheads.

Electrical Relay.

Lightning Arrestors

Power Transformers, Deenergized.

Power Transformers, Energized.

Safety Fencing.

Steel Poles and Structures

Vaults and Manholes (Electrical).

Cathodic Protection Systems.

Electric Motors and Generators.

Pier Circuits and Receptacles.

Distribution Transformers , Deenergized.

Distribution Transformers, Energized

Buried and Underground Telephone Cable.

Telephone Substations.

Fuses and Small Circuit Breakers (600 Volts and Below, 30 Amps and Below).


DIVISION 3: Utilities and Underground Improvement Assessment.

Bridges and Trestles.

Fences and Walls.


Railroad Trackage.


Storm Drainage.

Tunnels and Underground Structures.

Piping Systems.

Steam Distribution.


Fresh Water Supply and Distribution System.

Sewage Collection and Disposal Systems.

Unfired Pressure Vessels.

Underground Tanks.

Utilities Plants.

Electrical Generation and/or Distribution.

Heating Generation.

Air Conditioning Generation and Distribution.

Fire Protection System Identification.

Building Sprinkler Alarm Valves.

Alarm Boxes.

Security and Intrusion Alarm System.

DIVISION 4: Special Systems Assessment.

Structural Features (Foundations, Structural Frames, and Similar Items).

Electrical Systems.

Plumbing and Piping Systems.

Motor Assemblies/Electric Motors.

Fans, Fan Shafts, and Fan Shaft Bearings.

Part 3-Assessment Inspection Checklists (Abbreviated).

Building Systems Assessment.


Exterior Elements.

Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning.

Clean Rooms.

Interior Finishes.


Exterior Facilities Assessment.




Railroad Trackage.


Special Systems.

Wind Tunnels.

Vacuum Spheres/Pressure Vessels.

Tunnels/Underground Structures.


Fuel/Chemical Storage/Distribution Facilities.


Supplementary Inspection Checklists.

Safety Management.

Custodial Management.

Grounds Management.

Environmental Management.

Indoor Air Quality Management.

Predictive and Preventive Maintenance

Energy Management Program.


Suggested Average Useful Life of Facility Components.

Electrical Reference Sources.

Electrical Data.

Mechanical Engineering Data.

HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb.

Measurement Data.

Conversion Data.