Practical Plant Failure Analysis: A Guide to Understanding Machinery, Deterioration and Improving Equipment Reliability, by Neville W. Sachs, P.E., provides clear explanations of the major failure mechanisms and how to identify them. Sachs describes mechanisms, wear, corrosion, overload and fatigue, and shows how the failure mechanisms appear in components such as shafts, bearings and gears. Charts illustrate how to identify specific failures. Additional coverage includes physical failure analysis, basic materials properties, differences between ductile and brittle overload failures, high- and low-cycle fatigue, lubrication, ball and roller bearings, fastener failures, V-belts and synchronous belts. More than 300 photographs and illustrations help build confidence and competence in visual diagnosis. Published by CRC Press, the volume lists for $99.95 at your favorite bookseller.