Installation and Maintenance

  • T. J. Ramsden
Part of the Macmillan Engineering Evaluations Student Edition book series (MECS)


The profitability of modern industry is directly related to high productivity, which in turn depends upon the reliability of machines; good reliability results from regular and high-standard maintenance. The annual shutdown was a traditional maintenance period, but progressive organisations have replaced this once-yearly event by preventive and planned maintenance programmes co-ordinated with production. The complexity of certain automated industrial equipment means that shutdowns for lengthy repairs are intolerable. For this reason higher degrees of protection are specified, recommended spares are stocked and replenished, and complete replacement units are considered against possible prolonged disruption of production.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. J. Ramsden
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  1. 1.Mather & Platt LtdUK

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