Machinery Failure Analysis And Troubleshooting: Practical Machinery Management For Process Plants by Heinz P. Bloch

Machinery Failure Analysis And Troubleshooting: Practical Machinery Management For Process Plants

byHeinz P. Bloch, Fred K. Geitner

Paperback | October 30, 2017

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Solve the machinery failure problems costing you time and money with this classic, comprehensive guide to analysis and troubleshooting

  • Provides detailed, complete and accurate information on anticipating risk of component failure and avoiding equipment downtime
  • Includes numerous photographs of failed parts to ensure you are familiar with the visual evidence you need to recognize
  • Covers proven approaches to failure definition and offers failure identification and analysis methods that can be applied to virtually all problem situations
  • Demonstrates with examples how the progress and results of failure analysis and troubleshooting efforts can be documented and monitored

Failures of machinery in a plant setting can have wide-ranging consequences and in order to stay competitive, corporations across all industries must optimize the efficiency and reliability of their machinery.

Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting is a trusted, established reference in the field, authored by two well-known authorities on failure and reliability. Structured to teach failure identification and analysis methods that can be applied to almost all problem situations, this eagerly awaited update takes in the wealth of technological advances and changes in approach seen since the last edition published more than a decade ago.

Covering both the engineering detail and management theory, Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting provides a robust go-to reference and training resource for all engineers and managers working in manufacturing and process plants.



  • Provides detailed, complete and accurate information on anticipating risk of component failure and avoiding equipment downtime
  • Presents documented failure case studies and analyzes the procedures employed to define events that led to component or systems failure
  • Includes numerous photographs of failed parts to ensure readers are familiar with the visual evidence they need to recognize

About The Author

A consulting engineer residing in Montgomery, texas, Heinz. P. Bloch has held machinery-oriented staff and line positions with Exxon affiliates in the United States, Italy, Spain, England, The Netherlands, and Japan. His career spanned several decades prior to his 1986 retirement as Exxon Chemical's regional machinery specialist for th...
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Title:Machinery Failure Analysis And Troubleshooting: Practical Machinery Management For Process PlantsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:760 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 30, 2017Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128100052

ISBN - 13:9780128100059

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Table of Contents

The Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting System Metallurgical Failure Analysis Machinery Component Failure Analysis Machinery Troubleshooting Vibration Analysis Generalized Machinery Problem-Solving Sequence Statistical Approaches in Machinery Problem Solving Sneak Analysis Formalized Failure Reporting as a Teaching Tool The Seven-Cause Category Approach to Root-Cause Failure Analysis Knowledge-Based Systems for Machinery Failure Diagnosis Training and Organizing for Successful Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting Appendices Index