• S D McDonald
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MECS)


The purpose of this chapter is to consider aspects of the maintenance of prime movers which are a necessary aid to right-thinking in their operation and also at the time of buying and disposal. Maintenance of plant of all kinds has, as a subject, been neglected in the United Kingdom until recent years, except in certain fields where reliability and safety go together such as road, rail, and air transport. It is now, however, a recognised province of the professional engineer and takes in not only the oil can and the spanner but design, probability theory, computer control systems, and costing techniques; in fact, all modern management techniques necessary to its success.


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© Macmillan Publishers Limited 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • S D McDonald
    • 1
  1. 1.PA Management Consultants LtdUSA

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