Written by reliability data experts, the book gives plant managers and supervisors the guidance they need to collect, and use with confidence, process equipment reliability data for risk-based decisions. Focusing on the process industries, it provides the protocol and techniques to collect and organize high quality plant performance, maintenance, and repair data from your own operations, and includes methods and examples on how the data can be converted into useful information for engineering, maintenance, safety, and loss prevention. This data can be used for: facility reliability/availability assessments; making decisions on the need for redundant systems; improving equipment designs; selecting the best equipment for specific tasks; estimating required work force; benchmarking current efforts both frequency and time; integrating predictive and preventive maintenance effort; integrating shutdowns with production needs; quantifying risks; and minimizing human reliability issues.
The CENTER FOR CHEMICAL PROCESS SAFETY (CCPS), an industry technology alliance of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), has been a world leader in developing and disseminatinginformation on process safety management and technology since 1985. CCPS has published over 80 books in its process safety guidelines and process safety concepts series. For more information, visit www.ccpsonline.org.