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Dictionary of Industrial Terms

ISBN: 978-1-118-34457-6
680 pages
December 2012
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This is the most comprehensive dictionary of maintenance and reliability terms ever compiled, covering the process, manufacturing, and other related industries, every major area of engineering used in industry, and more. The over 15,000 entries are all alphabetically arranged and include special features to encourage usage and understanding. They are supplemented by hundreds of figures and tables that clearly demonstrate the principles & concepts behind important process control, instrumentation, reliability, machinery, asset management, lubrication, corrosion, and much much more.

With contributions by leading researchers in the field:
Zaki Yamani Bin Zakaria Department, Chemical Engineering, Faculty Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia Prof. Jelenka B. Savkovic-Stevanovic, Chemical Engineering Dept, University of Belgrade, Serbia Jim Drago, PE, Garlock an EnPro Industries family of companies, USA Robert Perez, President of Pumpcalcs, USA Luiz Alberto Verri, Independent Consultatnt, Verri Veritatis Consultoria, Brasil Matt Tones, Garlock an EnPro Industries family of companies, USA Dr. Reza Javaherdashti, formerly with Qatar University, Doha-Qatar Prof. Semra Bilgic, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Physical Chemistry, Ankara University, Turkey Dr. Mazura Jusoh , Chemical Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Jayesh Ramesh Tekchandaney, Unique Mixers and Furnaces Pvt. Ltd. Dr. Henry Tan, Senior Lecturer in Safety & Reliability Engineering, and Subsea Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen Fiddoson Fiddo, School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen Prof. Roy Johnsen, NTNU, Norway Prof. N. Sitaram , Thermal Turbomachines Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai India Ghazaleh Mohammadali, IranOilGas Network Members' Services Greg Livelli, ABB Instrumentation, Warminster, Pennsylvania, USA Gas Processors Suppliers Association (GPSA)

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Foreword ix

Preface x

Dictionary of Industrial Terms 1-666

Also of Interest 667

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Author Information

Michael Holloway is the Director of Reliability and Technical Development for the NCH Corporation, and he has experience with high-profile companies in a wide array of industrial areas. He has served as a contributing writer for Manufacturing.net, Assembly magazine, Plant Services magazine, and Lubrication & Fluid Power magazine. He holds a BA in philosophy and a BS in chemistry from Salve Regina University and an MS in polymer engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He is a master black belt trained in Six Sigma, served as an adjunct professor at the University of North Texas, and was managing editor for Porsche Club of America's magazine, Slipstream.

Chikezie Nwaoha is a petroleum engineer specializing in process engineering/equipment operations, natural gas processing/distribution, and pipeline integrity. He is a contributing editor for a number of trade magazines in the oil and gas industry and is also a guest member of the Subsea Integrity Research Group, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is a co-editor, with Michael Holloway, of the book Process Plant Equipment: Operation, Control and Reliability (Wiley).

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“Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates, two-year technical program students, general readers, and practitioners.”  (Choice, 1 August 2013)

“It is an essential reference for all reliability professionals, process engineers, plant operators, and repair and maintenance personnel etc.  Its ideal for engineers, managers, salespeople, technicians, students, and technical writers, this volume is packed with practical information.”  (Chemical Engineering World, 3 October 2012)

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