• Technology & Engineering

Mine Maintenance Management Reader


Author: Paul D. Tomlingson
Publisher: SME
ISBN: 9780873352581
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 85
View: 5198
The Mine Maintenance Management Reader is an indispensable handbook for maintenance managers and supervisors, and mine and plant managers in heavy industry. Virtually every aspect of this essential function is addressed, from organizing maintenance around a plant-level production strategy, to how maintenance professionals can provide a road map for creating a more efficient organization. These critical big-picture issues are brought to life through engaging vignettes of maintenance men and women dealing with real-life, day-to-day problems and concerns. You'll learn how Charlie, a plant manager, gets into trouble when he adopts a team approach to maintenance without doing his homework. You'll see how Vivian, a haulage truck driver, sets a new standard for the quality of preventive maintenance inspections. And you'll read how Jerry, a general manager, establishes responsibilities for maintenance support that increase the production capacity and profitability of his mining operation. Author Paul D. Tomlingson draws on his 35 years of maintenance management consulting experience to craft these compelling, yet highly instructional, stories. Each reveals a powerful lesson, providing you with ideas and techniques to help solve maintenance problems you may be grappling with today.

    • Mine management

Mine Maintenance Management


Author: Paul D. Tomlingson
Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mine management
Page: 465
View: 5835

    • Technology & Engineering

Equipment Management

Key to Equipment Reliability and Productivity in Mining
Author: Paul D. Tomlingson
Publisher: SME
ISBN: 0873353153
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 317
View: 1534
For too long, maintenance has been regarded as a necessary evil rather than a vital contributor to effective mining operations. Today's enlightened mining managers are realizing that a new approach is urgently needed. An integrated, well-understood, companywide strategy is essential to succeed in today s fiercely competitive, high-stakes marketplace. Equipment Management: Key to Equipment Reliability and Productivity in Mining, Second Edition, explains how to make that strategy come alive. Essential reading for mining professionals, this book shows how to create an environment and a culture that allow maintenance to succeed. Author Paul D. Tomlingson draws on more than 35 years of direct, worldwide maintenance management consulting experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of maintenance programs for heavy industry. He explains how the equipment management strategy successfully focuses the efforts of all mining departments on the essential task of delivering consistently reliable production equipment to better guarantee a profitable operation. Tomlingson offers valuable insights for developing effective preventive measures, scheduling more planned work, and improving productivity, resulting in higher quality work and less cost while reducing unnecessary downtime and avoiding the consequences of failure.

    • Technology & Engineering

Open Pit Mine Planning and Design, Two Volume Set & CD-ROM Pack, Third Edition


Author: William A. Hustrulid,Mark Kuchta,Randall K. Martin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482221179
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1308
View: 565
Building on the success of its 2006 predecessor, this 3rd edition of Open Pit Mine Planning and Design has been both updated and extended, ensuring that it remains the most complete and authoritative account of modern open pit mining available. Five new chapters on unit operations have been added, the revenues and costs chapter has been substantially revised and updated, and the references have been brought fully up to date. In addition, the pack now also includes a fully working version of the MicroMODEL mine planning software package. Volume 1 deals with the fundamental concepts involved in the planning and design of open pit mines. Subjects covered are mine planning, mining revenues and costs, orebody description, geometrical considerations, pit limits, production planning, mineral resources and ore reserves, responsible mining, rock blasting, rotary drilling, shovel loading, haulage trucks and machine availability and utilization. Volume 2 includes CSMine and MicroMODEL, user-friendly mine planning and design software packages developed specifically to illustrate the practical application of the involved principles. It also comprises the CSMine and MicroMODEL tutorials and user’s manuals and eight orebody case examples, including drillhole data sets for performing a complete open pit mine evaluation. Open Pit Mine Planning and Design is an excellent textbook for courses in surface mine design, open pit design, geological and excavation engineering, and in advanced open pit mine planning and design. The principles described apply worldwide. In addition, the work can be used as a practical reference by professionals. The step-by-step approach to mine design and planning offers a fast-path approach to the material for both undergraduate and graduate students. The outstanding software guides the student through the planning and design steps, and the eight drillhole data sets allow the student to practice the described principles on different mining properties (three copper properties, three iron properties and two gold properties). The well-written text, the large number of illustrative examples and case studies, the included software, the review questions and exercises and the reference lists included at the end of each chapter provide the student with all the material needed to effectively learn the theory and application of open pit mine planning and design.

    • Science

Sustainable Management of Coal Preparation


Author: Dilip Kumar,Deepak Kumar
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 0128126353
Category: Science
Page: 454
View: 2047
Sustainable Management of Coal Preparation explains both the upstream and downstream of coal preparation, stressing clean coal technologies for coal utilization. It not only discusses the sustainability of coal preparation, but also considers the governance and management issues that come with fulfilling economic, social and environmental obligations of a sustainable mining operation. Divided in three parts, the book explains the preparation of coking and non-coking coal, clean technologies, the principles of sustainable management and emerging management issues. The inclusion of case studies also provides a practical perspective for the planning and design of coal preparation activities and environmental management. Offers an integrated approach to pursue sustainable management between mining, coal preparation and final use of coal Explains the economic aspects of coal preparation in a modern/developing society with zero-waste concept Compiles the best technologies from around the world Uses India, a developing country, as a case study to apply technologies where there is maximum potential for application and benefit

    • Technology & Engineering

Plant Equipment & Maintenance Engineering Handbook


Author: Duncan Richardson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071809902
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 592
View: 9492
The Best On-the-Job Guide to Industrial Plant Equipment and Systems This practical, one-of-a-kind field manual explains how equipment in industrial facilities operates and covers all aspects of commissioning relevant to engineers and project managers. Plant Equipment and Maintenance Engineering Handbook contains a data log of all major industrial and power plant components, describes how they function, and includes rules of thumb for operation. Hundreds of handy reference materials, such as calculations and tables, plus a comprehensive listing of electrical parts with common supplier nomenclature are also included in this time-saving resource. FEATURES DETAILED COVERAGE OF: Compressors * Air conditioning * Ash handling * Bearings and lubrication * Boilers * Chemical cleaning and Flushing * Condensers and circulating water systems * Controls * Conveyor systems * Cooling towers * Corrosion Deaerators * Diesel and gas turbines * Electrical * Fans * Fire protection * Fuels and combustion * Piping * Pumps Turbines * Vibration * Water treatment

    • Business & Economics

MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Author: R. C. MISHRA,K. PATHAK
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 8120345738
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 312
View: 8937
Maintenance of equipment, machinery systems and allied infrastructure comprises the ways and means of optimizing the available resources of manpower, materials, tools and test equipment, within a set of constraints, to help achieve the targets of an organization by minimizing the downtimes. Whether the goal is to produce and sell a product at a profit or is simply to perform a mission in a cost-effective manner, the maintenance principles discussed in this text apply equally to all such types of organizations. In consonance with the growth of the industry and its modernization and the need to minimize the downtimes of machinery and equipment, the engineering education system has included maintenance engineering as a part of its curriculum. This second edition of the book continues to focus on the basics of this expanding subject, with a broad discussion of management aspects as well, for the benefit of the engineering students. It explains the concept of a maintenance system, the evaluation of its maintenance functions, maintenance planning and scheduling, the importance of motivation in maintenance, the use of computers in maintenance and the economic aspects of maintenance. This book also discusses the manpower planning and energy conservation in maintenance management. Presented in a readable style, the book brings together the numerous aspects of maintenance functions emphasizing the importance of this discipline in the engineering education. In this edition a new chapter titled, Advances in Maintenance (Chapter 21), has been included to widen the coverage of the book. Besides the students of engineering, especially those in streams of mechanical engineering and its related disciplines such as mining, industrial and production, this book will be useful to the practising engineers as well.

    • Technology & Engineering

Equipment Management Workbook

Key to Equipment Reliability and Productivity in Mining
Author: Paul D. Tomlingson
Publisher: SME
ISBN: 0873353358
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 146
View: 3861
Equipment Management Workbook is a companion to the highly acclaimed text, Equipment Management: Key to Equipment Reliability and Productivity in Mining, Second Edition. This workbook provides an easy, effective way for readers to review and confirm the valuable lessons presented in the text. Its step-by-step approach focuses on the most critical aspects of a successful maintenance management program. Engaging multiple-choice, true/false, and yes/no exercises reinforce every key concept.

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Sustainable Management of Mining Operations


Author: J. A. Botin
Publisher: SME
ISBN: 087335267X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 381
View: 8444
Today's mining professionals face unparalleled challenges brought about by globalization and increased environmental awareness. The pressure is on to enhance corporate reputations, achieve higher operational efficiency, improve planning and control, gain access to mineral resources, build trust with stakeholders, attract financing, recruit and retain a quality workforce, and lower costs. Sustainable Management of Mining Operations provides a holistic, practical approach to achieving these goals. The key, say the authors, is to create a culture within the organization that recognizes the value of sustainability by effectively integrating economic, environmental, and social considerations. They explore the three management functions that are instrumental in shaping this culture: corporate strategy, human resources, and operations. Each section of this book focuses on sustainable management from a different perspective, management level, or stage of the mine life cycle. You'll benefit from real-life, practical insights from 27 internationally respected authors whose job titles have encompassed everything from CEO to master mechanic. Focusing on real-life experience and not abstract theory, you'll learn first hand from case histories written by those who "got their hands dirty." You'll see how leading-edge companies are leveraging culture, strong leadership, and organizational structure to capitalize on sustainability. Sustainable Management of Mining Operations is required reading for mining professionals with operations, human resources, external affairs, or environmental health and safety responsibilities. The book is also a powerful, forward-looking resource for faculty and students in mining studies programs.

    • Technology & Engineering

Maintenance, Replacement, and Reliability

Theory and Applications, Second Edition
Author: Andrew K.S. Jardine,Albert H.C. Tsang
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 146655486X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 364
View: 1646
A completely revised and updated edition of a bestseller, Maintenance, Replacement, and Reliability: Theory and Applications, Second Edition supplies the tools needed for making data-driven physical asset management decisions. The well-received first edition quickly became a mainstay for professors, students, and professionals, with its clear presentation of concepts immediately applicable to real-life situations. However, research is ongoing and relentless—in only a few short years, much has changed. See What’s New in the Second Edition: New Topics The role of maintenance in sustainability issues PAS 55, a framework for optimizing management assets Data management issues, including cases where data are unavailable or sparse How candidates for component replacement can be prioritized using the Jack-knife diagram New Appendices Maximum Likelihood Estimated (MLE) Markov chains and knowledge elicitation procedures based on a Bayesian approach to parameter estimation E-learning materials now supplement two previous appendices (Statistics Primer and Weibull Analysis) Updated the appendix List of Applications of Maintenance Decision Optimization Models Firmly based on the results of real-world research in physical asset management, the book focuses on data-driven tools for asset management decisions. It provides a solid theoretical foundation for various tools (mathematical models) that, in turn, can be used to optimize a variety of key maintenance/replacement/reliability decisions. It presents cases that illustrate the application of these tools in a variety of settings, such as food processing, petrochemical, steel and pharmaceutical industries, as well as the military, mining, and transportation (land and air) sectors. Based on the authors’ experience, the second edition maintains the format that made the previous edition so popular. It covers theories and methodologies grounded in the real world. Simply stated, no other book available addresses the range of methodologies associated with, or focusing on, tools to ensure that asset management decisions are optimized over the product’s life cycle. And then presents them in an easily digestable and immediately applicable way.

    • Technology & Engineering

Maintenance of mining machinery

seminar proceedings, Calcutta, November 2-4, 1976
Author: National Productivity Council (India),National Productivity Council (India).,Indian School of Mines
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 446
View: 4545

    • Technology & Engineering

Managing Maintenance Error

A Practical Guide
Author: James Reason,Alan Hobbs
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351920510
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 200
View: 522
Situations and systems are easier to change than the human condition - particularly when people are well-trained and well-motivated, as they usually are in maintenance organisations. This is a down-to-earth practitioner’s guide to managing maintenance error, written in Dr. Reason’s highly readable style. It deals with human risks generally and the special human performance problems arising in maintenance, as well as providing an engineer’s guide for their understanding and the solution. After reviewing the types of error and violation and the conditions that provoke them, the author sets out the broader picture, illustrated by examples of three system failures. Central to the book is a comprehensive review of error management, followed by chapters on:- managing person, the task and the team; - the workplace and the organization; - creating a safe culture; It is then rounded off and brought together, in such a way as to be readily applicable for those who can make it work, to achieve a greater and more consistent level of safety in maintenance activities. The readership will include maintenance engineering staff and safety officers and all those in responsible roles in critical and systems-reliant environments, including transportation, nuclear and conventional power, extractive and other chemical processing and manufacturing industries and medicine.

    • Technology & Engineering

Machinery Prognostics and Prognosis Oriented Maintenance Management


Author: Jihong Yan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111863876X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 375
View: 5085
This book gives a complete presentatin of the basic essentials of machinery prognostics and prognosis oriented maintenance management, and takes a look at the cutting-edge discipline of intelligent failure prognosis technologies for condition-based maintenance. • Presents an introduction to advanced maintenance systems, and discusses the key technologies for advanced maintenance by providing readers with up-to-date technologies • Offers practical case studies on performance evaluation and fault diagnosis technology, fault prognosis and remaining useful life prediction and maintenance scheduling, enhancing the understanding of these technologies • Pulls togeter recent developments and varying methods into one volume, complemented by practical examples to provide a complete reference

    • Technology & Engineering

Effective Maintenance Management

Risk and Reliability Strategies for Optimizing Performance
Author: V. Narayan
Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.
ISBN: 9780831131784
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 246
View: 4995
... this book has the depth and content to really help maintenance organizations change and improve reliability. This is a book with true content, without having to own numerous other books to provide information one might need. Great book...Ricky Smith, Executive Director, Maintenance Solutions. Providing a clear explanation of the value and benefits of maintenance, this unique guide is written in a language and style that practicing engineers and managers can understand and apply easily. Effective Maintenance Management examines the role of maintenance in minimizing the risk of safety or environmental incidents, adverse publicity, and loss of profitability. In addition to discussing risk reduction tools, it explains their applicability to specific situations, thereby enabling you to select the tool that best fits your requirements. Intended to bridge the gap between designers/maintainers and reliability engineers, this guide is sure to help businesses utilize their assets more effectively, safely, and profitably. Addresses the philosophical question of why we need to do maintenance and what is the value added by doing it. Shows readers how to determine what tasks are required and when they need to be done to achieve optimum performance. Provides a risk reduction model which links maintenance to these risks. Enables readers to make the 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 how to manage risks faced during a high cost, high downtime maintenance activity, namely plant shutdowns. Provides an in-depth look at qualitative and quantitative risks. Includes a table of fixed format 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.

    • Technology & Engineering

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)

Implementation Made Simple
Author: Neil Bloom
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071589185
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 291
View: 7721
A properly implemented and managed RCM program can save millions in unscheduled maintenance and breakdowns. However, many have found the process daunting. Written by an expert with over 30 years of experience, this book introduces innovative approaches to simplify the RCM process such as: single vs. multiple failure analysis, hidden failures analysis, potentially critical components analysis, run-to-failure and the difference between redundant, standby, and backup functions. Included are real life examples of flawed preventive maintenance programs and how they led to disasters that could have easily been avoided. Also illustrated in detail, with real-life examples, is the step-by-step process for developing, implementing, and maintaining a premier classical RCM program. Senior management, middle management, supervisors, and craftsmen/technicians responsible for plant safety and reliability will find this book to be invaluable as a means for establishing a first class preventive maintenance program.

    • Business & Economics

Lean Maintenance

A Practical, Step-By-Step Guide for Increasing Efficiency
Author: Javier Girón Blanco,Torsten Dederichs
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351712721
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 160
View: 8815
The book is about applying Lean manufacturing principles to industrial maintenance in order to improve the efficiency and be able to do more with the same (or less) resources. By industrial maintenance we mean the maintenance that takes place in factories and industrial facilities. The book is the result of multiple improvement projects carried out by the authors in various industrial settings and sectors in the past 10 years.The approach works and can be applied in any industry. It yields results without investment. The book is a step-by-step guide that takes the reader through the maintenance process, from equipment failure to finished repair. In each step of the process, the typical inefficiencies are explained and tools are given to improve the process. The book is meant to be used as a guide in an improvement journey. The improvement approach presented in the book is very close to the shop floor and instructs the reader to engage with all team members in the maintenance department in every step of the process, in order to make the improvements sustainable. If one looks at the main market indexes, between one third and one half of companies on those indexes belong to the industrial sector: automotive, power generation, basic materials, chemicals, consumer goods, et cetera. Those companies spend on average 2 – 5% of plant replacement value per year on maintenance. About one third of this cost is maintenance labor. The maintenance work that gets done every day in factories around the world is typically inefficient, from a Lean perspective: time is wasted, different tasks are not properly coordinated, job durations are overestimated and job plans, when they exist, are thus "inflated" to cover up the inefficiency. All this happens because maintenance tends to be the "forgotten" area of efficiency in industrial companies, as much of the improvements are carried out on the (literally) productive areas of the factories. When companies set out to "improve" maintenance, they typically do it through budget cuts that can risk the reliability of the equipment. The authors believe there is a better way to do more with the same resources through a careful review of the current way of working and the introduction of Lean. With this book , the authors try to bring to maintenance managers and practitioners the tools they need to quickly improve efficiency (in a matter of weeks) without any investment.

    • Technology & Engineering

Handbook of Maintenance Management and Engineering


Author: Mohamed Ben-Daya,Salih O. Duffuaa,A. Raouf,Jezdimir Knezevic,Daoud Ait-Kadi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1848824726
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 741
View: 5861
To be able to compete successfully both at national and international levels, production systems and equipment must perform at levels not even thinkable a decade ago. Requirements for increased product quality, reduced throughput time and enhanced operating effectiveness within a rapidly changing customer demand environment continue to demand a high maintenance performance. In some cases, maintenance is required to increase operational effectiveness and revenues and customer satisfaction while reducing capital, operating and support costs. This may be the largest challenge facing production enterprises these days. For this, maintenance strategy is required to be aligned with the production logistics and also to keep updated with the current best practices. Maintenance has become a multidisciplinary activity and one may come across situations in which maintenance is the responsibility of people whose training is not engineering. This handbook aims to assist at different levels of understanding whether the manager is an engineer, a production manager, an experienced maintenance practitioner or a beginner. Topics selected to be included in this handbook cover a wide range of issues in the area of maintenance management and engineering to cater for all those interested in maintenance whether practitioners or researchers. This handbook is divided into 6 parts and contains 26 chapters covering a wide range of topics related to maintenance management and engineering.

    • Technology & Engineering

Mining Equipment Reliability, Maintainability, and Safety


Author: Balbir S. Dhillon
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1848002882
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 201
View: 5121
From its origins in the malachite mines of ancient Egypt, mining has grown to become a global industry which employs many hundreds of thousands of people. Today, the mining industry makes use of various types of complex and sophisticated equipment, for which reliability, maintainability and safety has become an important issue. Mining Equipment Reliability, Maintainability and Safety is the first book to cover these three topics in a single volume. Mining Equipment Reliability, Maintainability and Safety will be useful to a range of individuals from administrators and engineering professionals working in the mining industry to students, researchers and instructors in mining engineering, as well as design engineers and safety professionals. All topics covered in the book are treated in such a manner that the reader requires no previous knowledge to understand the contents. Examples, solutions and test problems are also included to aid reader comprehension.

    • Psychology

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

An Inquiry Into Values
Author: Robert M. Pirsig
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061907995
Category: Psychology
Page: 560
View: 655
Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. This 25th Anniversary Quill Edition features a new introduction by the author; important typographical changes; and a Reader's Guide that includes discussion topics, an interview with the author, and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, the book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of how to live. The narrator's relationship with his son leads to a powerful self-reckoning; the craft of motorcycle maintenance leads to an austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism. Resonant with the confusions of existence, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a touching and transcendent book of life.

    • Science

Human Factors for the Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Mining Equipment


Author: Tim Horberry,Robin Burgess-Limerick,Lisa J. Steiner
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439802335
Category: Science
Page: 227
View: 1992
Machines increasingly pervade the mining industry, reducing manual labor and raising production. While the use of new technologies such as remote control, vision enhancement technologies, continuous haulage, and automated equipment has grown, so has the potential for new health and safety risks. Written by leading experts from Australia and North America, Human Factors for the Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Mining Equipment covers the impact of new mining technology on human work performance and safety. Ergonomics experts Tim John Horberry, Robin Burgess-Limerick, and Lisa J. Steiner draw on their personal experience to provide up-to-date research, case studies, and examples, making the book useful, accurate, informative, and easy to read. They set the scene with a general, yet fundamental review of human factors information related to equipment. They then examine the physical environment and the importance of key concerns such as vibration, noise, heat, and dust in maintaining and operating mining equipment. The authors expand their scope by examining wider organizational and task factors related to mining equipment, including the long-standing issues of operator fatigue and stress as well as newer concerns such as distraction and information overload. A synthesis of available human factors knowledge and research, the book describes human factors principles applied to mining equipment from a multidisciplinary perspective and combines it into one volume. The authors combine their in-the-trenches experience and academic expertise to present a treatment that balances breadth with depth. The book supplies a much-needed overview of the human element in the journey to optimal equipment design of mining equipment.