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Reading List For Reliability Engineering Principles Training Class

= Contains failure rate data or failure mode data

 

Abernethy, Dr. Robert B., The New Weibull Handbook, 5rd Edition, Published by Dr. Robert B. Abernethy, 536 Oyster Road, North Palm Beach, FL 33408, 2006, Phone/FAX (561) 842-4082, E-mail: weibull@worldnet.att.net  Acquisition Priority #3. (Price is US$98 + s/h): ISBN 0-9653062-3-2 .  See more details by clicking here.

 

Barnard, Ian ; Engineering Asset Management—an insurance perspective, Reliabilityweb.com, Fort Myers, FL, 2009.  ßthis is an excellent book outlining asset management and good practices

 

Blanchard, Benjamin S., Dinesh Verma, and Elmer L. Peterson, Maintainability, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1995

Bloch, Heinz P. and Fred K. Geitner, Compressors: How to Achieve High Reliability & Availability, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2012, ISBN 978-0-07-177287-7

Bloch, Heinz P., Improving Machinery Reliability, Third Edition, Gulf Publishing Company, Houston, TX 1998. ISBN: 0-88415-661-3

 

Bloch, Heinz P., Shortcuts To Machinery Reliability Improvement Searchable CD-ROM, First Edition, Gulf Publishing Company, Houston, TX 1998.

 

Bloch, Heinz P. and Fred K. Geitner, Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting—Volume 2, Second Edition, Gulf Publishing Company, Houston, TX, 1994, ISBN: 0-87201-232-8 

 

Bloch, Heinz P. and Allan R. Budris, Pump User’s Handbook: Life Extension, 3rd Edition, 2010, ISBN: 0-88173-627-9

 

Bloch, Heinz P. and Fred K. Geitner, Machinery Reliability Assessment, Second Edition, Gulf Publishing Company, Houston, TX, 1994  ISBN: 0-88415-172-7

 

Certified Reliability Engineer Primer, 4th Edition, Quality Council of Indiana, 2002.  ßThis is an excellent tutorial for brushing-up for the ASQ CRE examination.  Contains 752 pages with 400 pages of questions and answers for the CRE examination

 

Dovich, Robert A., Reliability Statistics, ASQC Quality Press, Milwaukee, WI, 1990. (paperback)

 

Elsayed, Elsayed A., Reliability Engineering, Addison Wesley Longman, New York, 1996.  
Acquisition Priority #5, ISBN: 0-201-63481-3 (Price is US$90 +s/h).

 

Gertman, David I. and Harold S. Blackman, Human Reliability & Safety Analysis Data Handbook, John Wiley & Sons, 1994.

 

Goble, William M., Evaluating Control Systems Reliability, Instrument Society of America, Research Triangle Park, NC, 1992.

 

Guidelines for Process Equipment Reliability Data With Data Tables, Center For Chemical Process Safety of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, New York, 1989

 

Henley, Ernest J., and Hiromitsu Kumamoto, Probabilistic Risk Assessment: Reliability Engineering And Risk Assessment, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 1991.  (This is a paperback version formerly published by Prentice Hall in 1981.)

 

IEEE Std 493-1997, IEEE Recommended Practice for the Design of Reliable Industrial and Commercial Power Systems, IEEE, New York, ISBN 1-55937-969-3, 1999, This book is referred to as the “Gold Book

 

IEEE Std 500-1984: IEEE Guide to the Collection and Presentation of Electrical, Electronic, Sensing Component, and Mechanical Equipment Reliability Data for Nuclear-Power Generating Stations, Distributed by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1984. (1,424 pages!)

---THIS BOOK IS OUT OF PRINT—Purchase the PDF file from IEEE!

 

Ireson, W. Grant, Clyde F. Coombs, Jr., and Richard Y. Moss, Handbook of Reliability Engineering and Management, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1996.    Acquisition Priority 2, Price is US$ 110 + s/h, ISBN:0-07-012750-6

 

IPT Publishing and Training Ltd with training manuals on good practices for Rotating Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission, Fastners, Industrial Trades (gears, bearings, clutches, etc.), Metal Trades (heat exchangers towers, tanks, etc.), Piping, Electrical, Cranse and Rigging, and Safety  —written by a variety of authors, Phone: 1-888-808-6763, FAX: 780-962-4819, E-mail:info@iptbooks.com, Web: http://www.iptbooks.com the handbooks are US$12-18/each and the training manuals are US$20-30/each plus shipping & handling.

 

Jardine, A.K.S and Albert H.C. Tsang., Maintenance, Replacement, and Reliability: Theory and Applications, CRC Press – Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, 2006, Acquisition Priority 4, ISBN: 0-8493-3966-9.

 

Kececioglu, Dimitri, Reliability Engineering Handbook Volumes 1 & 2, Prentice-Hall, 1990.

 

Kececioglu, Dimitri, Maintainability, Availability, & Operational Readiness Engineering,  Prentice-Hall, 1995.

 

Lloyd, David K., and Myron Lipow, Reliability: Management, Methods, And Mathemat­ics, Second Edition, The American Society for Quality Control, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1962. (paperback)

 

O'Connor, Patrick D., Practical Reliability Engineering, Fifth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2002.  Acquisition Priority 1, Price: US$45 + s/h, ISBN: 978-0-470-9798 (paperback) or $110 + s/h for hardcover ISBN: 978-0-470-97982-2.

 

OREDA-2009, 5th edition (Offshore Reliability Data), Volume1-Topside Equipment, Volume 2-Subsea Equipment, Purchase from DNV at a price of NOK=6,400 or roughly US$2000 for both volumes.

 

Proceedings of the Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium, (Produced annually since 1954), available from Evans Associates, 804 Vickers Avenue, Durham, NC 27701-3143 USA @ US$50 each and also available are Tutorial Notes of the Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium @ US$40 each http://www.rams.org/ .

 

Reliability and Maintainability Guideline for Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment, 2nd edition, M-110.2, Published by Society of Automotive Engineers, Warrendale, PA, Phone: 412-776-4841, 1993, Price is US$40 + s/h, see details at http://books.sae.org/book-m-110.2

 

Reliability, Maintainability, and Supportability Guidebook, Third Edition, Published by Society of Automotive Engineers, Warrendale, PA, Phone: 412-776-4841, 1995

 

Rees, Joseph V., Hostages of Each Other: The Transformation of Nuclear Safety Since Three Mile Island, Published by The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, ISBN: 0-226-70687-7, 1994

 

Stamatis, D. H., Failure Mode and Effect Analysis—FMEA for Theory to Execution, ASQC Quality Press, Milwaukee, WI, Phone 1-800-248-1946, 1995.

 

Suzuki, Tokutarõ, TPM In Process Industries, Productivity Press, Portland, Oregon, 1994 (This book on total productive maintenance was originally published by the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance in 1992)

 

 

The references below are from the System Reliability Center (formerly known as the Reliability Analysis Center): System Reliability Center, PO Box 4700, Rome, NY 13442-4700, Phone: (315)-337-0900 or (888)-722-8737, or FAX (315)-337-9932 for books and reports http://src.alionscience.com or view the SRC catalog for all products.

 

 

Borgovini, Robert, Stephen Pemberton, and Michael Rossi, Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), 2010 Price: US$55 + s/h for hardcopy or US$40 for PDF, Order Code: FMECA 

 

 

Chandler, Gregory, William K. Denson, Michael J. Rossi, and Richard Wanner, Failure Mode/Mechanism Distributions, 1997. (Order FMD-97)   Acquisition Priority 4, Price: US$75+s/h, for hardcopy or US$75 for PDF.

 

 

Denson, William, Greg Chandler, William Crowell, Amy Clark, and Paul Jaworski, Nonelectronic Parts Reliability Data 2011. This 1020 page document contains failure data. (Order NPRD-2011)    Acquisition Priority 2, Price: US$175 for hardcopy or CR-ROM, Order Code NPRD-2011  

 

 

Reliability Toolkit: Commercial Practices Edition, 1995.  (Order CPE)   Acquisition Priority 1, Price: US$15 as PDF.

 

 

Rossi, Michael J., Nonoperating Reliability Databook—1987.  This 333 page document gives failure rates for various electronic and nonelectric components.  (Order NONOP-1)      Acquisition Priority 3, Price: US$145 for hardcopy or US$100 for CD-ROM, Order Code: NONOP-1

 

 

Criscimagna, Ned H., Maintainability Toolkit, 1999, This 390 page publication describes a wide range of maintainability tools and is a companion to the Reliability Toolkit, Price: US$35 for hardcopy or US$25 for PDF, Order Code: MKIT

 

 

The documents below are publicly available U.S. Government Military Documents: Order from: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161, Phone: (703)-487-4650 or FAX (703)-321-8547 http://www.ntis.gov/ .  For fast (but expensive service) order documents from Global Engineering Documents, Phone: 1-800-854-7179, FAX: 1-303-397-2740 http://global.ihs.com/ .  Many U.S. Government documents are available for no-cost download from Assist-Online at http://quicksearch.dla.mil 

 

NSWC-11 May 2011 Handbook of Reliability Prediction Procedures for Mechanical Equipment, May 2011.  This 522 page copyright document, now available as a PDF file, presents an approach for determining the reliability and maintainability (R&M) characteristics of mechanical equipment. 

 

The handbook contains 25 chapters concerning basic mechanical components have been identified for which reliability prediction equations have been developed: 1) Seals and Gaskets, 2) Springs, 3) Solenoids & Contactors, 4) Valves, 5) Bearings, 6) Gears and Splines, 7) Actuators, 8) Pumps, 9) Fluid Filters, 10) Brakes and Clutches, 11) Compressors, 12) Motors, 13) Accumulators and Reservoirs, 14) Fasteners, 15) Couplings, 16) Slider-cranks, 17) Sensors and Transducers, 18) Shafts, 19) Belt and chain drives, 20) Fluid conductors, 21) Miscellaneous Parts, and 22) Design analysis of equipment availability.      Acquisition Priority 5

 

Mechanical reliability prediction software package is also available as a no cost download for making the handbook calculations.

 

MIL-HDBK-189: Reliability Growth Management, 13 February 1981.  This 148 page document is for managers and analysts with concepts and principles for growing reliability.     Acquisition Priority 4

 

MIL-HDBK-217F: Reliability Prediction Of Electronic Equipment, 2 January 1990.  This 228 page document gives equipment details to establish and maintain consistent and uniform methods for estimating inherent reliability of electronic equipment and systems for increasing the reliability of equipment being designed.  It contains reliability data and calculations.      Acquisition Priority 3 

 

MIL-STD-721C: Definitions Of Terms For Reliability And Maintainability, 23 October 1991.      Acquisition Priority 2

 

MIL-STD-756B: Reliability Modeling And Prediction, This 96 page document establishes uniform procedures and ground rules for calculating mission reliability and basic reliability models for electronic, electrical, electro-mechanical, and mechanical systems.  When mission reliability and basic reliability calculations are combined they give a comparison of ownership cost effectiveness of various design configurations along with apportionment of ownership cost and operational effectiveness requirements.     Acquisition Priority 1

 

 

References For Life Cycle Cost:

1996 Proceedings Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium, “Cumulative Indexes”,  page cx-29 for LCC references, available from Evans Associates, 804 Vickers Avenue, Durham, NC 27701.

Barringer, H. Paul 1996c, Download free Life-Cycle Cost software, http://www.barringer1.com

Bloch, Heinz P. and Fred K. Geinter 1994, Practical Machinery Management for Process Plants, Volume 2: Machinery Failure Analysis and Troubleshooting, 2nd Edition, Gulf Publishing Company, Houston, TX

Bloch, Heinz P. and Fred K. Geitner 1995, “Simplified Life-Cycle Cost Computations Applied in the Hydrocarbon Processing Industries”, Fourth International Conference on Process Plant Reliability, Gulf Publishing Company, Houston, TX.

Brennan, James R., Jerrell T. Stracener, Hohn H. Huff, Serman A. Burton 1985, Reliability, Life Cycle Costs (LCC) and Warranty,  Lecture notes from a General Electric in-house tutorial.

Blanchard, B. S. 1991, “Design To Cost, Life-Cycle Cost”, 1991 Tutorial Notes Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium, available from Evans Associates, 804 Vickers Avenue, Durham, NC 27701.

Blanchard, B. S., W. J. Fabrycky 1990, Systems Engineering and Analysis, 2nd ed., Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

The Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program for reducing the cost and environmental impact of the USA Federal government by advancing energy efficiency and water conservation   along with Life-Cycle Costing Manual for the Federal Energy Management Program

Fabrycky, Wolter J., Benjamin S. Blanchard 1991, Life-Cycle Cost and Economic Analysis, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

Followell, David A. 1995, “Enhancing Supportability Through Life-Cycle Definitions”, 1995 Proceedings Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium, available from Evans Associates, 804 Vickers Avenue, Durham, NC 27701.

MIL-HDBK-259, Military Handbook, Life Cycle Cost in Navy Acquisitions, 1 April 1983, available from Global Engineering Documents, phone 1-800-854-7179.

MIL-HDBK-276-1, Military Handbook, Life Cycle Cost Model for Defense Material Systems, Data Collection Workbook, 3 February 1984, Global Engineering Documents, phone 1-800-854-7179.

MIL-HDBK-276-2, Military Handbook, Life Cycle cost Model for Defense Material Systems Operating Instructions, 3 February 1984, Global Engineering Documents, phone 1-800-854-7179.

National Institute of Standards & Technology, NISTIR 85-3273-27 (Rev. 9/11): Energy Price Indices and Discount Factors for Life-Cycle Cost Analysis 2012 – November 2012, Annual Supplement to NIST Handbook 135 and NBS Special Publication 709 by Amy S. Rushing, Joshua D. Kneifel and Barbara C. Lippiatt.  {The DOE discount and inflation rates for 2011 are shown on page 18 as:

     Real rate (excluding general price inflation):       3.0%
     Nominal rate (including general price inflation): 
3.5%
     Implied long-term average rate of inflation:         0.5%

National Institute of Standards & Technology, NIST Handbook 135 (1995 Edition): Life- Cycle Costing Manual for the Federal Energy Management Program, by Sieglinde K. Fuller and Stephen R. Petersen.

National Institute of Standards & Technology, NISTIR 6806 (September 2001), Project-Oriented Life-Cycle Costing Workshop for Energy Conservation in Buildings, by Sieglinde K. Fuller, Amy S. Rushing, and Gene M. Meyer.

Reliability and Maintainability Guideline for Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment, 2nd edition, M-110.2, Published by Society of Automotive Engineers, Warrendale, PA, Phone: 412-776-4841, 1993, Price is US$40 + s/h, see details at

 http://books.sae.org/book-m-110.2 

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) 1995, “Life Cycle Cost”, Reliability, Maintainability, and Supportability Guidebook, 3rd edition, Warrendale, PA.

 

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