This unique and practical book describes 42 real-life events and/or situations in the careers of the three authors from which they gained insights into the applicable best practices in maintenance and reliability. The authors explain the underlying philosophies where relevant, drawing on the teachings of the leading thinkers in leadership and management.Designed to share knowledge and experience with the readers, in a readily accessible fashion, this resource does not tell the readers what to do or how to do it; it merely explains the event or situation the authors faced, and how they dealt with it. Readers can choose whether they wish to adopt or adapt the authors' examples. These stories are dynamic illustrations of real life situations which readers will recognize in their own work situations. With a vast potential for improvements in reliability and maintenance performance in industry, these well proven approaches and best practices are sure to help stimulate improved performance on all fronts--safety and environmental, production, maintenance costs, and reputation!
I have written numerous maintenance and reliability books myself and when I first took a quick glance at the book I did not see the real value in it until I sat down and read it. What these authors did was take their real world experience and join knowledge to make a great book. If you are experiencing anxiety in your plant or just curious how to make your operation run more efficiently I highly recommend this book. Good job guys. This is the first book I have ever read like this. I love it. --- Ricky Smith, CMRP
About the Author
V. Narayan has a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Pune in India. He retired from a major multinational Oil & Gas group of companies in 2002, after a distinguished career in maintenance and project engineering. With a broad range of work in industries, including e.g., the upstream and downstream Oil and Gas Industry sectors to the Automobile, Light Engineering and Pharmaceutical Industries, in several countries and cultures, including India, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, he has deep and broad experience in the field. As a consultant or trainer to companies in many countries in the Middle-East, Far-East, Africa and Europe he has seen and experienced cultural differences. He managed the Oil & Gas company's Centre of Excellence in Maintenance and Reliability Engineering and represented it in a Joint Industry Project (OREDA) for the collection of reliability data.
Jim Wardhaugh graduated from the University of Liverpool and is a Chartered Engineer. In a 30 year career in a major multinational Oil & Gas group of companies he demonstrated success in many different roles (projects, construction, maintenance, technical, inspection, warehousing, transport, quality, and training) in a number of different countries. Within this Oil & Gas company's Technical Head Office he guided refineries worldwide on best maintenance practices and on "Computerized Management and Information Systems". He was a founder member of their consultancy group responsible for reliability improvements in the refineries. He now provides consultancy services targeting performance improvement, particularly in the fields of asset management, operations, and maintenance.
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