Best Reference Books – Maintenance Engineering and Management

We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Maintenance Engineering and Management subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Maintenance Engineering and Management along with reviews.

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1. “Maintenance Engineering Hand Book” by L T Higgins and L C Marrow

“Maintenance Engineering Hand Book” Book Review: The textbook can most appropriately serve as a handbook for engineers, technicians and students with the most up to date tools and techniques of maintenance engineering and ensuring fault free equipment. The book covers various concepts such as Belt Drives, Repair and Maintenance Cost Estimation, Ventilation Fans and Exhaust Systems, Maintenance of Mechanical Equipment etc. The broad areas covered by the book includes Organization and Management of the Maintenance Function, Maintenance Practices, Engineering and Analysis Tools, Maintenance of Facilities and Equipment, Maintenance of Mechanical Equipment, Maintenance of Electrical Equipment, Instrumentation and Reliability Tools, Lubrication, Maintenance Welding, Chemical Corrosion Control and Cleaning.

2. “An Operational Research Investigation into Maintenance Decisions” by A K Jardine
3. “Reliability, Availability and Maintainability” by J W Foster
4. “Maintainability and Maintenance Management” by J D Patton

“Maintainability and Maintenance Management” Book Review: The textbook focuses on the basics of maintenance principles and design for maintenance and serviceability. The coverage of the book includes various essentials of maintainability as well as maintainability management such as maintainability process, quantitative methods, allocation and prediction, design and production considerations, computer aids, checklists for design reviews, and how to gain high production and profits while minimizing life cycle costs. The book lays special emphasis on systems engineering and determining future maintenance needs. The book can benefit students and practitioners from diverse backgrounds such as Computer/electronic companies, industries, medical, transportation and educational institutions etc.

5. “Maintenance Engineering and Management” by Venkataraman

“Maintenance Engineering and Management” Book Review: This textbook provides an overview of maintenance engineering and management and consists of a total of twelve elaborate chapters. The book provides an exposition of scientific and proactive approaches in maintenance with emphasis on production and industrial aspects. The various chapters covered in the book include Maintainability, Condition-based Maintenance, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Asset and Spare Parts Management, Safety Engineering and Fault Tree Analysis, Total Productive Maintenance, Maintenance Planning and Scheduling etc. The book also discusses the computer applications in maintenance management. A number of questions along with their answers and model questions are included in the appendix of the book. Review questions are included at the end of every chapter for better learning.

6. “Maintenance Engineering and Management” by Mishra R C

“Maintenance Engineering and Management” Book Review: This textbook focuses on maintenance of equipment, machinery systems and allied infrastructure and means of optimizing the available resources of manpower, materials, tools and test equipment, within a set of constraints, to help achieve the targets of an organization. It starts with the basics of the subject and includes a healthy discussion on management aspects as well as manpower planning and energy conservation in maintenance management. The textbook explains various important concepts such as maintenance system, the evaluation of its maintenance functions, maintenance planning and scheduling, the importance of motivation in maintenance, the use of computers in maintenance and the economic aspects of maintenance. The book can benefit engineering students of various disciplines.

7. “Maintenance Engineering Management” by Chandra S

“Maintenance Engineering Management” Book Review: The book provides a comprehensive view of the growing field of Maintenance Engineering and its need in modern industrial practices as well as organizations. The book encompasses several maintenance principles and management concepts and covers important concepts with the help of case studies and practical examples. The coverage of the books spans over several important chapters such as Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) Maintainability, Availability and Reliability Improvement, Maintenance Strategies: Traditional and Advanced Preventive, Corrective, Proactive Maintenance and Condition Based Maintenance (CBM), Replacement Analysis Fundamental Theory of Damages, Models: Waiting Time, Breakdown and Assignment Model Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT) etc. The book also includes previous year question papers for extended practice and enhanced preparation.

8. “Engineering Maintenance: A Modern Approach” by B S Dhillon

“Engineering Maintenance: A Modern Approach” Book Review: The book emphasizes on the engineering involved in maintenance and mathematical approach. With a total of thirteen chapters, various concepts and theories have been covered in detail. One full chapter is dedicated to basic mathematics involved in various maintenance concepts to facilitate the understanding of subsequent chapters. The coverage of the book includes topics such as Maintenance Management and Control, Preventive Maintenance, Corrective Maintenance, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Human Error in Maintenance, Maintenance Costing etc. The book contains all important theories along with mathematical analysis and formula. Problems and References are attached after every chapter for in-depth understanding and extended practice.

9. “Maintenance Engineering and Management” by R C Mishra

“Maintenance Engineering and Management” Book Review: The textbook provides the basics of maintenance principles as a tool for optimizing the available resources of manpower, materials, tools, and test equipment, within a set of constraints, to help achieve the goals and objectives of an organization. The book will benefit undergraduate students in engineering as well as management. With a total of twenty chapters, the book transcends the various aspects of maintenance management such as types of maintenance systems, evaluation of maintenance functions, maintenance planning and control, the requirements of maintainability and reliability, economic and safety aspects of maintenance as well as manpower planning for maintenance management. The book offers important concepts in an easy to understand format while keeping up with the growth of industry and modern needs to minimize the downtime of machinery and equipment.

10. “Maintenance Management and Engineering” by Tanmoy Deb

“Maintenance Management and Engineering” Book Review: This book is meant for students of BTech, MTech of diverse disciplines as well as MBA students. The book offers a theoretical base along with case studies, illustrations, flowcharts and worked out problems. It discusses the basic concepts of maintenance management and engineering and elaborates on various supporting concepts such as reliability centered maintenance, TPM, Human Factors in Maintenance, Failure Analysis and Reliability, Energy Conservation and Energy Audit, Condition Monitoring etc. The book is divided into five parts and comprises a total of twenty six chapters. Some of the chapters are Concept of Maintenance, Contract Management, Shutdown Maintenance, Lubrication Practices, and Material Handling Systems etc.

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