Audel maintenance books now complete

Sep 29, 2004

With the recent publication of  “Managing Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages,” the Audel “Managing Maintenance” series of management books is now complete. Other titles in the series are “Managing Maintenance Planning and Scheduling” and “Managing Maintenance Storerooms.”

All three books are written by Michael V. Brown, president of the New Standard Institute. Brown is an electrical engineer with more than 25 years of experience in maintenance who has held positions at both the plant and corporate levels in several Fortune 500 companies. He has written more than 20 manuals and guides to various aspects of industrial maintenance.

“Managing Shutdowns, Turnarounds, and Outages” focuses on how to manage a plan of work during a major shutdown of operating equipment. It covers such topics as identifying needed work, defining the scope, planning and scheduling, executing the shutdown and writing reports. The book also provides an essential guide to plant managers on how to orchestrate the efforts of hundreds of workers and their support equipment while minimizing downtime and costs during the shutdown, turnaround or outage.

The first book in the series, “Managing Maintenance Planning and Scheduling,” was released in July 2004 and explains the foundations of successful plant management and maintenance planning. This book shows readers how to implement preventive and predictive maintenance strategies, while avoiding the problems and downtime that come with repairing equipment only when it fails.

“Managing Maintenance Storerooms,” published in August 2004, offers a comprehensive look at the design, controls and methods needed to run an efficient and cost-conscious spare-parts department. The complete series can be purchased at bookstores or through the New Standard Institute (