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  1. Spare Parts Inventory Management

    Spare Parts Inventory Management


    Spare Parts Inventory Management: A Complete Guide to Sparesology™ by Philip Slater covers the whole part’s life cycle, from initial purchase to final disposal, and addresses issues throughout, including maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). The author, Phillip Slater, was described in a recent podcast as “truly one of the leaders in the MRO information segment.”


    Sparesology is a term coined by Slater to describe the discipline of optimizing the physical, financial, and human resource management processes of spare parts inventory management. Sparesology is much more than just inventory optimization. It involves an understanding of the complete “ecosystem,” within which the spare parts inventory is managed, and seeks to ensure that all of the factors influencing this management work together to achieve an organization’s goals.

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  2. Industrial and Manufacturing Wellness

    Industrial and Manufacturing Wellness


    When humans are “well,” they are in a state where body, mind, and spirit are holistically integrated, and are healthy, happy, and resilient.  The same can be said for a business.  Industry and Manufacturing Wellness explains how to use Reliability Engineering principles to design and create companies that are robust, reliable, self-improving, integrated business systems best suited for getting maximum success in today’s and tomorrow’s world.


    Written by asset management expert Mike Sondalini, MBA, CP Eng., the creator and author of The Plant Wellness Way, this revolutionary work goes well beyond the plant to show a completely new way to engineer, design, and build business processes and work flow that deliver overall operational excellence to a company.  The work introduces risk management, decision-making methods that prove the worth – or not – of a change before it’s initiated in the organization, thus protecting against making wrong choices.  These universally applicable process improvement concepts makes readers take a system-wide approach that can be repeated infinitely to deliver the utmost operational success.

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  3. Materials Selection and Applications in Mechanical Engineering

    Materials Selection and Applications in Mechanical Engineering



    Unlike any other text of its kind, Materials Selection and Applications in Mechanical Engineering contains complete and in-depth coverage on materials of use, their principles, processing and handling details; along with illustrative examples and sample projects. It clearly depicts the needed topics and gives adequate coverage with ample examples so that ME students can appreciate the relevance of materials to their discipline. 

    Featuring the basic principles of materials selection for application in various engineering outcomes, the contents of this text follow those of the common first-level introductory course in materials science and engineering. Directed toward mechanical engineering, it introduces the materials commonly used in this branch, along with an exhaustive description of their properties that decide their functional characteristics and selection for use, typical problems encountered during application due to improper processing or handling of materials, non-destructive test procedures used in maintenance to detect and correct problems, and much more. What’s more, numerous examples and project-type analyses to select proper materials for application are provided. With the use of this unique text, teaching a relevant second-level course in materials to ME majors has never been easier!



    • Covers all aspects of engineering materials necessary for their successful utilization in mechanical components and systems.
    • Defines a procedure to evaluate the materials’ performance efficiency in engineering applications and illustrates it with a number of examples.
    • Includes sample project activities, along with a number of assignments for self exercise.
    • Keeps chapters short and targeted toward specific topics for easy assimilation.
    • Contains several unique chapters, including microprocessing, MEMS, problems encountered during use of materials in mechanical components, and NDT procedures used to detect common defects such as cracks, porosity and gas pockets, internal residual stresses, etc.
    • Features commonly used formulae in mechanical system components in an appendix. 
    • Several tables containing material properties are included throughout the book.
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  4. Metal Shaping Processes

    Metal Shaping Processes



    As the only comprehensive text focusing on metal shaping processes, which are still the most widely used processes in the manufacture of products and structures, Metal Shaping Processes carefully presents the fundamentals of metal shaping processes with their relevant applications. The treatment of the subject matter is adequately descriptive for those unfamiliar with the various processes and yet is sufficiently analytical for an introductory academic course in manufacturing. The text, as well as the numerous formulas and illustrations in each chapter, clearly show that shaping processes, as a part of manufacturing engineering, are a complex and interdisciplinary subject. The topics are organized and presented in such a manner that they motivate and challenge students to present technically and economically viable solutions to a wide variety of questions and problems, including product design. It is the perfect textbook for students in mechanical, industrial, and manufacturing engineering programs at both the Associate Degree and Bachelor Degree programs, as well a valuable reference for manufacturing engineers (those who design, execute and maintain the equipment and tools); process engineers (those who plan and engineer the manufacturing steps, equipment, and tooling needed in production); manufacturing managers and supervisors; product design engineers; and maintenance and reliability managers and technicians.



    • Each chapter begins with a brief highlighted outline of the topics to be described.
    • Carefully presents the fundamentals of the particular metal-shaping process with its relevant applications within each chapter, so that the student and teacher can clearly assess the capabilities, limitation, and potentials of the process and its competitive aspects.
    • Features sections on product design considerations, which present guidelines on design for manufacturing in many of the chapters.
    • Offers practical, understandable explanations, even for complex processes.
    • Includes text entries that are coded as in an outline, with these numerical designations carried over the 320 related illustrations for easy cross-referencing.
    • Provides a dual (ISO and USA) unit system.
    • Contains end-of-chapter Review Questions.
    • Includes a chapter on sheet metalworking covering cutting processes; bending process; tubes and pipe bending; deep drawing processes; other sheet metal forming process (stretch forming, spinning, rubber forming, and superplatic forming and diffusion bonding).
    • Provides a useful die classification with 15 illustrations and description; presses for sheet metalworking; and high energy-rate forming processes.
    • A chapter on nontraditional manufacturing process discusses such important processes as mechanical energy processes (ultrasonic machining, water jet cutting); electrochemical machining processes (electrochemical machining, electrochemical grinding); thermal energy processes (electric discharge processes, laser beam machining, electron beam machining); and chemical processes (chemical milling).
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  5. HVAC: The Handbook of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning for Design and Implementation

    HVAC: The Handbook of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning for Design and Implementation



    This book is out of print in its original version. It is however now available as a "print-on-demand" product (paperback-978-0-8311-02036) found here The e-book version is available and may be found here: With over 1,000 pages covering all fundamental and practical HVAC design procedures and methods, this classic reference is packed with details and contains a wealth of information that is of great use to the HVAC designer and practitioner, as well as to the student mastering the intricacies of HVAC fundamentals. Unlike any other handbook of its kind, HVAC provides an in-depth treatment of topics via modular self-contained chapters that serve both as a manual for the experienced professional and as a fundamental reference for others. Each self-contained chapter places emphasis on graphical and tabular presentations of data that are useful for easy understanding of fundamentals and solving problems of design, installation, and operation. You are sure to find everything you need right here in one complete volume!



    • Bell and Gossett ESP-PLUS software provides calculations for the selection of equipment such as hydraulic pumps, heat exchangers, and hydronic and steam system components. It also helps select commercially available equipment and components.
    • Trane Load 700 heating and cooling load calculation software allows the user to use detailed geometric, weather and exposure parameters to accurately estimate load during the heating and cooling cycles.
    • Primarily uses U.S. customary units but also uses both SI and U.S. units in some cases.
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  6. Gas Engineers Handbook (CD-ROM in PDF)

    Gas Engineers Handbook (CD-ROM in PDF)


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    This giant reference, sponsored by the American Gas Association and written by a staff of 150 specialists, answers any general or specific engineering information requirement in regard to natural, liquefied petroleum, and manufactured gases.



    • Presents in concise, orderly fashion all "working" facts and data on fuel gases needed by engineers, industry and government personnel.
    • Brings together in one volume and 125 chapters all conceivable engineering methods and operating data of the entire gas industry, from source to burner.
    • Tables, graphs, charts, equations, and illustrations clarify and illuminate a text that is crammed with the kind of information that is virtually unobtainable elsewhere.
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  7. The Workbook for Successfully Managing Change in Organizations

    The Workbook for Successfully Managing Change in Organizations


    Successfully Managing Change in Organizations: A Users Guide is an innovative book that provides concepts, ideas, examples, insights, and new ways to think about and approach change. This accompanying workbook goes one very valuable step further by providing practical working exercises that help you focus your thinking and your future work. And it will help you successfully turn the concepts you presented in the book into reality within your organization.

    Would you like to print, distribute to your colleagues, or project on a screen all the figures used in the book and workbook, as well as all the forms and exercises? For information about a disk containing all these graphics and how to obtain a copy, please click on the appropriate link under “Additional Resources”.

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  8. Successfully Managing Change in Organizations

    Successfully Managing Change in Organizations


    This disk has been prepared to help you effectively use the concepts, exercises, diagrams, and the case study from the Workbook--based on a mythical company, American Tractium Production Company (ATPCo)--in your efforts to change your organization for the better. Assembled so you don't have to tear pages from the Workbook or spend time making copies, this disk is organized in four sections--exercises, diagrams, forms and ATPCo--with related information contained as individual files.

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  9. Successfully Managing Change in Organizations: A User's Guide

    Successfully Managing Change in Organizations: A User's Guide


    Now in paperback, this book was written for all managers who have been given the difficult task of bringing change to their organizations. It addresses organizational change at the working level. It is a “user's guide” in change management, written by a user, for users. This is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to know, step by step, how to implement change successfully.


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  10. An Introduction to Project Planning

    An Introduction to Project Planning



    Designed for anyone involved in any type or size project, this book provides a clear, concise explanation of the basic concepts of project planning, scheduling, and control.



    Enables the reader to quickly learn how to graphically illustrate all project tasks and their interrelationships, and to analyze the schedule and circumvent potential problems. Illustrates each concept with an actual example to graphically illustrate all project tasks and their relationships. Shows how to examine a schedule and circumvent potential problems. Eliminates mathematical expressions and technical examples, allowing readers to acquire the skills to effectively plan and manage any project.

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