Written by experts from around the world, the handbook covers all major classes of hydraulic fluids in detail, delving into chemistry, design, fluid maintenance and selection, and other key concepts. It also offers a rigorous overview of hydraulic fluid technology and evaluates the ecological benefits of water and its use as an important alternative technology. This complete overview discusses pumps and motors, valves, and reservoir design, as well as fluid properties and associated topics. These include air entrainment, modulus, lubrication and wear assessment by bench and pump testing, biodegradability, and fire resistance. Contributors also present particularly important material on biodegradable fluids and the use of water as a hydraulic fluid.
As the foremost resource on the design, selection, and testing of hydraulic systems and fluids used in engineering applications, this book contains new illustrations, data tables, and practical examples, all updated with essential information on the latest methods. To streamline presentation, relevant content from the first edition has been integrated into this new version, where appropriate. The result is a reference that helps readers develop an unparalleled understanding of the total hydraulic system, including essential hardware, fluid properties, and hydraulic lubricants.
George E. Totten, Ph.D., FASM received his BS and MS degrees from Fairleigh Dickinso University in New Jersey and his PhD. from New York University. Dr. Totten is past-president of th International Federation for Heat Treating and Surface Engineering (IFHTSE) and a fellow of ASM International, SAE International, IFHTSE and ASTM International. Dr. Totten is a Visiting Research Professor at Portland State University, Portland, OR and he is also president o G.E. Totten & Associates LLC, a research and consulting firm specializing in Thermal Processin and Industrial Lubrication problems. Dr. Totten is the author or coauthor (editor) of over 500 publications including patents technical papers, book chapters and books among which include: Handbook of Hydraulic Fluid Technology, Handbook of Aluminum Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, Handbook of Lubrication an TribologyVolume 1: Application and Maintenance, Handbook of Quenchants and Quenching Technology, Quenching Theory and Technology, 2nd Edition, Steel Heat Treatment Handbook, Handboo of Residual Stress and Deformation of Steel, Handbook of Metallurgical Process Design and the ASTM Fuels and Lubricants Handbook: Technology, Properties, Performance, and Testin (MNL 37) - among others.
Victor Juliano De Negri, Dr. Eng, was born in Sao Leopoldo, Brazil. He received his Mechanical Engineering degree in 1983, from UNISINOS, Brazil, M. Eng. degree in 1987, and D. Eng. Degree in 1996, both from UFSC, Brazil. Since 1995, he has been Associate Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). He is currently the head of the Laboratory of Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems (LASHIP). He is member of ABCM -Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering and LASHIP official company representative at the NFPA - National Fluid Power Association. His research areas include analysis and design of hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components and design methodologies for automation and control of equipment and processes. He has coordinated several research projects with industry and governmental agencies in the areas of hydraulic components, power generating plants, mobile hydraulics, pneumatic systems an positioning systems. He supervised 40 academic works including Master's and Doctorate Thesis and Final Term Projects. He has 2 patents and over than 90 journal and technical papers, conference papers, and magazine articles.
To remain globally competitive, today’s manufacturing operations have greatly improved, but there is one last link in the advancement evolution. The reliability of manufacturing equipment must be improved in order to maximize the productive life of the equipment, eliminate unscheduled shut downs, and reduce operating costs. These are key components to maintaining a smooth work flow and a competitive edge.
Written by peer-recognized industry experts, Lubrication and Maintenance of Industrial Machinery: Best Practices and Reliability provides the necessary tools for maintenance professionals who are responsible for the overall operational functions. With chapters culled from the second edition of the Handbook of Lubrication and Tribology, Volume 1 and a new introductory chapter, this more specialized and focused work supplies critical lubrication information that can be used on a daily basis to achieve greater machine reliability. Incorporating lean methods, this resource can be used by everyone involved in the production process, from supervisors to floor personnel.
Recommended for STLE’s Certified Lubrication Specialist® Certification
In addition to lubrication program development and scheduling, this volume also covers critical elements of the reliability equation, such as:
Deterioration detection and measurement Lubrication cleanliness and contamination control Environmental implications of various lubricants Energy conservation Storage and handling Recycling of used oils
This book fills a niche by specifically and comprehensively focusing on lubrication as part of the overall maintenance program. Under the editorial guidance of two of the most respected names in the field, this seminal work is destined to become an industry standard.