Managing Maintenance Error

Author: James Reason
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351920513
Release Date: 2017-03-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Managing Maintenance Error

Author: J. T. Reason
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 075461591X
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Transportation

A down-to-earth practitioner's guide to managing maintenance error dealing with risks, human performance problems - their understanding and solution and creating a safety culture; for all in maintenance-critical environments.

Managing Maintenance Error

Author: J. T. Reason
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
ISBN: 0754615901
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Transportation

A down-to-earth practitioner's guide to managing maintenance error dealing with risks, human performance problems - their understanding and solution and creating a safety culture; for all in maintenance-critical environments.

Risk Management and Error Reduction in Aviation Maintenance

Author: Manoj S. Patankar
Publisher:
ISBN: 1138246344
Release Date: 2016-08-26
Genre:

Although several U.S. and European airlines have started providing human factors training to their maintenance personnel, the academic community (some 300 academic programs in the United States and several others in Europe and Asia) has not yet started offering formal human factors education to maintenance students. The highly respected authors strongly believe in incorporating the human factors principles in aviation maintenance. This is the first of two volumes providing effective behavioural guidance on risk management in aviation maintenance for both the novice and the experienced maintenance personnel. Its practical guidelines assist both student and practising aviation maintenance personnel to develop sustainable safety culture. For the maintenance community it provides some theoretical discussion about the "Why?" for risk management and then focus on the 'How?' to implement a successful error reduction program. To help the maintenance community in making a strong case to their financial managers, the authors also discuss the return on investment for risk management programs. The issue of risk management is taken at two levels. First, it provides a basic awareness information to those who have little or no knowledge of maintenance human factors. Second, it provides a set of practical tools for the more experienced people so that they can be more effective in risk management and error recovery in their jobs. This invaluable book serves as a practical guide as well as an academic textbook. The book covers fundamental human factors principles from a risk management perspective. Upon reading this informative book, the audience will be able to apply the basic principles of risk management to aviation maintenance environment, and they will be able to use low-risk behaviours in their daily work.

A Practical Guide to Maintenance Engineering

Author: C. L. Dunlop
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781483182810
Release Date: 2014-05-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A Practical Guide to Maintenance Engineering presents a critical review of the physical make-up of the equipment. It discusses the equipment register, equipment codes, instrument function terminology, and loop function terminology. It also addresses planned preventive and running maintenance as well as the objectives and guidelines of running maintenance. Some of the topics covered in the book are the preparations of completed planned maintenance service sheet, task sheet, service sheet, and equipment failure sheet; maintenance defect monitoring; maintenance stores spare part monitoring; statutory inspection monitoring; maintenance vibration analysis; and maintenance management. The preparation of safety relief valve schedule is also discussed. An in-depth analysis of the work order input/output flow diagram is provided. The planned and preventive maintenance flow diagram is presented. A chapter is devoted to creation of test running and maintenance record. The book can provide useful information to iron mechanics, engineers, students, and researchers.

Applied Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance

Author: Manoj S. Patankar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351957670
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: Transportation

Considering the global awareness of human performance issues affecting maintenance personnel, there is enough evidence in the US ASRS reports to establish that systemic problems such as impractical maintenance procedures, inadequate training, and the safety versus profit challenge continue to contribute toward latent failures. Manoj S. Patankar and James C. Taylor strongly believe in incorporating the human factors principles in aviation maintenance. In this, their second of two volumes, they place particular emphasis on applying human factors principles in a book intended to serve as a practical guide, as well as an academic text. Features include: - A real 'how to' approach that serves as a companion to the previous volume: 'Risk Management and Error Reduction in Aviation Maintenance'. - Self-reports of maintenance errors used throughout to illustrate the systemic susceptibility for errors as well as to discuss corresponding solutions. - Two tools - a pre-task scorecard and a post-task scorecard - introduced as means to measure individual as well as organizational safety performance. - Interpersonal trust and professionalism explored in detail. - Ethical and procedural issues associated with collection and analysis of both qualitative as well as quantitative safety data discussed. The intended readership includes aviation maintenance personnel, e.g. FAA-type aircraft mechanics, CAA-type aircraft maintenance engineers, maintenance managers, regulators, and aviation students.

Managing the Risks of Organizational Accidents

Author: James Reason
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134855353
Release Date: 2016-01-29
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Major accidents are rare events due to the many barriers, safeguards and defences developed by modern technologies. But they continue to happen with saddening regularity and their human and financial consequences are all too often unacceptably catastrophic. One of the greatest challenges we face is to develop more effective ways of both understanding and limiting their occurrence. This lucid book presents a set of common principles to further our knowledge of the causes of major accidents in a wide variety of high-technology systems. It also describes tools and techniques for managing the risks of such organizational accidents that go beyond those currently available to system managers and safety professionals. James Reason deals comprehensively with the prevention of major accidents arising from human and organizational causes. He argues that the same general principles and management techniques are appropriate for many different domains. These include banks and insurance companies just as much as nuclear power plants, oil exploration and production companies, chemical process installations and air, sea and rail transport. Its unique combination of principles and practicalities make this seminal book essential reading for all whose daily business is to manage, audit and regulate hazardous technologies of all kinds. It is relevant to those concerned with understanding and controlling human and organizational factors and will also interest academic readers and those working in industrial and government agencies.

Computer managed Maintenance Systems

Author: William W. Cato
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0750674733
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

Effective resource management and reliable equipment are essential for optimum plant performance. Computer-Managed Maintenance Systems goes beyond the simple selection and implementation of a CMMS. It also defines the changes in infrastructure, management philosophy and employee skills that must be implemented to gain maximum benefits from the CMMS. The book is designed to address the information needs of all levels of plant management. In this new edition, the authors have added a chapter specifically on the latest technology, Application Solution Providers (ASP) that has revolutionized the way CMMS are used and the benefits they can offer to a business. This solution provides integrated software, hardware and networking technology along with Information Technology (IT) consulting services into an outsourced package. A new appendix on Key Performance Indicators has also been added. Comprehensive, practical guide that covers selection, justification, and implementation of an effective CMMS in any facilityAll levels of plant management will find useful information in this step-by-step guideIncludes a new chapter on ASP technologies

Reliability Centered Maintenance RCM

Author: Neil Bloom
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007158918X
Release Date: 2005-12-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Oracle BI Publisher 11g

Author: Daniela Bozdoc
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1849683190
Release Date: 2011-11-07
Genre: Computers

This is a practical guide with step-by step instructions for enhancing your application of Oracle BI Publisher 11g for enterprise reporting. If you are an Oracle BI Publisher 11g end user, be it a report developer, business analyst or consultant, this book is for you. You should have good knowledge of general reporting practices and XML/XSL programming, though experience of using BI/XML publisher is not essential.

Applying Neural Networks

Author: Kevin Swingler
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 0126791708
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Computers

In this computer-based era, neural networks are an invaluable tool. They have been applied extensively in business forecasting, machine health monitoring, process control, and laboratory data analysis due to their modeling capabilities. There are numerous applications for neural networks, but a great deal of care and expertise is necessary to keep a neural-based project in working order. This all-inclusive coverage gives you everything you need to put neural networks into practice. This informative book shows the reader how to plan, run, and benefit from a neural-based project without running into the roadblocks that often crop up. Theauthor uses the most popular type of neural network, the Multi-Layer Perceptron, and presents every step of its development. Each chapter presents a subsequent stage in network development through easy-to-follow discussion. Every decision and possible problem is considered in depth, and solutions are offered. The book includes a how-to-do-it reference section, and a set of worked examples. The second half of the book examines the sucessful application of neural networks in fields including signal processing, financial prediction, business decision support, and process monitoring and control. The book comes complete with a disk containing C and C++ programs to get you started. Key Features *Divides chapters into three sections for quick reference: Discussion, How to do it, and Examples * Examines many case studies and real world examples to illustrate the methods presented * Includes a disk with C and C++ programs which implement many of the techniques discussed in the text * Allows the reader to devolop a neural network based solution

Facility Integrity Management

Author: Michael Deighton
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780128018323
Release Date: 2016-02-25
Genre: Business & Economics

Facility Integrity Management: Effective Principles and Practices for the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industries presents the information needed to completely understand common failures in the facility integrity management process. By understanding this more comprehensive approach, companies will be able to better identify shortcomings within their respective system that they did not realize existed. To introduce this method, the book provides managers and engineers with a model that ensures major process incidents are avoided, aging facilities are kept in a safe and reliable state and are operating at maximum levels, and any gaps within the integrity management system are identified and addressed, such as the all too common fragmented reliability programs. The book approaches oil and gas facility management from a universal perspective, effectively charting out existing oil and gas facilities and their associated work processes, including maintenance, operations, and reliability, and then reconstructs them in order to optimize the way integrity is managed, creating a synergy across the various elements. Easy to read, packed with practical applications applied to real process plant scenarios such as key concepts, process flow charts, handy checklists, real-world case studies and a dictionary, provides a high quality guide for a breakdown free facility, maximizing productivity and return to shareholders. Helps readers gain a practical and industry specific approach to facility integrity management supported with real-world case studies from oil, gas, and petrochemical facility locations Presents a facility integrity excellence model, a holistic approach for oil and gas companies to drive towards integrity assurance unit monitoring, creating a failure-free environment Identifies and addresses failure of facility processes and equipment before the onset of performance degradation, keeping equipment maintenance costs low and reliability high

A Practical Guide to Frozen Section Technique

Author: Stephen R. Peters
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441912347
Release Date: 2010-03-20
Genre: Medical

A Practical Guide to Frozen Section Technique offers an easy to learn approach to frozen section technique in the form of a highly illustrated handbook intended for onsite use in the laboratory. The book begins with a novel, clearly delineated, step by step approach to learning continuous motion brush technique. Emphasis is placed on recognizing and correcting artifacts during the preparation process. The book addresses all of the steps in the preparation of slides from cutting through cover-slipping. The author’s unique, original techniques for tissue embedding including face down embedding in steel well bars, frozen block cryoembedding and paper cryoembedding are detailed. Variables key to the quality of the preparation including block temperature, tissue properties and section thickness are detailed. The book also covers understanding the cryostat and basic maintenance and care.Sections covering techniques used in Mohs dermatologic surgery, and techniques used in basic animal and human research are discussed by noted experts in their field. A Practical Guide to Frozen Section Technique will be of great value to pathologists, pathology residents in training and also experimental pathology researchers that rely upon this methodology to perform tissue analysis in research.

Risk Assessment

Author: Georgi Popov
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118911044
Release Date: 2016-06-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Covers the fundamentals of risk assessment and emphasizes taking a practical approach in the application of the techniques Written as a primer for students and employed safety professionals covering the fundamentals of risk assessment and emphasizing a practical approach in the application of the techniques Each chapter is developed as a stand-alone essay, making it easier to cover a subject Includes interactive exercises, links, videos, and downloadable risk assessment tools Addresses criteria prescribed by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for safety programs

A Life in Error

Author: Professor James Reason
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781472418432
Release Date: 2013-11-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This succinct but absorbing book covers the main way stations on James Reason’s 40-year journey in pursuit of the nature and varieties of human error. He presents an engrossing and very personal perspective, offering the reader exceptional insights, wisdom and wit as only James Reason can. A Life in Error charts the development of his seminal and hugely influential work from its original focus on individual cognitive psychology through the broadening of scope to embrace social, organizational and systemic issues.