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Keep it Running, Keep it Safe: Process Machinery Safety and Reliability

ISBN: 978-1-86058-407-7
304 pages
June 2005
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Keep it Running, Keep it Safe is based upon the highly regarded Process Machinery Safety and Reliability by the same author. Keep it Running, Keep it Safe, is an invaluable ready reference for day to day work in the process industries. The book outlines a procedure for the assessment of machinery safety and reliability, covering:
  • Hazard assessment
  • Legal requirements
  • Reliability hazards and failure modes
  • Control of Hazards
  • Health and safety compliance

It provides a general interpretation of the relevant legislation and identifies safety measures and procedures for the assessment of equipment safety and reliability. With liberal use of case studies and real examples, it explains complex issues in a direct and straightforward style.

Keep it Running, Keep it Safe offers a comprehensive understanding of the issues and techniques involved in improving safety and reliability with the potential to make a real difference to everyday engineering practice for plant managers, plant engineers, maintenance engineers, loss prevention engineers, engineering designers, inspectors, and all those concerned with the safe and efficient operation of engineering plant.

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Table of Contents


How to use the Guide.

Chapter 1. Scope and Introduction.

Chapter 2. The Law.

Chapter 3. Risk Assessment.

Chapter 4. Reliability Assessment.

Chapter 5. Control of Risks.

Chapter 6. Operations and Maintenance.

Chapter 7. Keep it Running.

Chapter 8. Keep it Safe.

Chapter 9. Epilogue.



Appendix A. Glossary.

Appendix B. Materials safety data sheet - some common hazards.

Appendix C. Michinery Directive - checklist for process machinery.

Appendix D. Documentation relating to a fire-water pump.


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Author Information

Professor William Wong, CEng, FIMechE, FIMarEST is a respected and experienced engineer. Since his retirement he has been working largely within industry, as well as lecturing in safety and reliability at University College, London UK.
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