Facility Inspection Field Manual: A Complete Condition Assessment Guide

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November 27, 2000


Electronic book text, 352 pages


0071414746 / 9780071414746

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Main description

Get longer, safer system operating life for every facility maintenance dollar!

How do you efficiently manage facility infrastructure? You turn to this hands-on, answer-packed, time- and money-saving guide designed for every facility manager who has to do more with less. It shows you how to conduct seamless facility condition inspections that provide an overall snapshot of the current condition of your facility, generating enormous amounts of priceless information that will help you reduce or eliminate downtime and keep your facility humming.

This comprehensive, portable toolkit packs everything you need to:

* Continually assess the condition status of every aspect of a building: all of its systems and equipment, components and subcomponents
*Identify deficiencies before they become major problems
* Get better performance from every system

Table of contents

Developing a Condition Assessment Program. The Need for a Condition Assessment Program. The Condition Assessment Program. Condition Assessment Customer Survey and Find/Fix Program. Assessment Inspection Checklists. DIVISION 1: Building Systems Assessment. Chimneys and Stacks . Buildings/Structures Except Roofs and Trusses). Roofs. Trusses. Trailers Air-Conditioning Systems Refrigeration Machine (Centrifugal and Reciprocating). Air Conditioner- Unitary and Roof Top (Heating and Cooling). Compressor. Heating Unit (Gas and Oil Fueled). Heating Unit (Electrical). Cranes and Hoists. Food Preparation and Service Equipment. Heating Equipment. Plumbing Equipment. Ventilating and Exhaust Air Systems. Hot Water Systems. Electrical Systems. Lighting. Switchgear. DIVISION 2: Operational Facilities Assessment. Towers, Masts, and Antennas. Chemical Fuel Facilities (Receiving and Issue). Chemical (Fuel Facilities) Storage. Brows and Gangways. Camels and Separators. Piers, Wharves, Quaywalls, and Bulkheads. Disconnecting Switches. Electrical Grounds and Grounding Systems. Electrical Instruments. Electrical Potheads. Electrical Relay. Lightning Arrestors Power Transformers, Deenergized. Power Transformers, Energized. Safety Fencing. Steel Poles and Structures Vaults and Manholes (Electrical). Cathodic Protection Systems. Electric Motors and Generators. Pier Circuits and Receptacles. Distribution Transformers , Deenergized. Distribution Transformers, Energized Buried and Underground Telephone Cable. Telephone Substations. Fuses and Small Circuit Breakers (600 Volts and Below, 30 Amps and Below). Rectifiers. DIVISION 3: Utilities and Underground Improvement Assessment. Bridges and Trestles. Fences and Walls. Grounds. Railroad Trackage. Pavements. Storm Drainage. Tunnels and Underground Structures. Piping Systems. Steam Distribution. Pumps. Fresh Water Supply and Distribution System. Sewage Collection and Disposal Systems. Unfired Pressure Vessels. Underground Tanks. Utilities Plants. Electrical Generation and/or Distribution. Heating Generation. Air Conditioning Generation and Distribution. Fire Protection System Identification. Building Sprinkler Alarm Valves. Alarm Boxes. Security and Intrusion Alarm System. DIVISION 4: Special Systems Assessment. Structural Features (Foundations, Structural Frames, and Similar Items). Electrical Systems. Plumbing and Piping Systems. Motor Assemblies/Electric Motors. Fans, Fan Shafts, and Fan Shaft Bearings. Part 3-Assessment Inspection Checklists (Abbreviated). Building Systems Assessment. Electrical/Plumbing. Exterior Elements. Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning. Clean Rooms. Interior Finishes. Structural. Exterior Facilities Assessment. Electrical/Plumbing. Grounds. Pavements. Railroad Trackage. Structural. Special Systems. Wind Tunnels. Vacuum Spheres/Pressure Vessels. Tunnels/Underground Structures. Bridges. Fuel/Chemical Storage/Distribution Facilities. Piers. Supplementary Inspection Checklists. Safety Management. Custodial Management. Grounds Management. Environmental Management. Indoor Air Quality Management. Predictive and Preventive Maintenance Energy Management Program. Appendices. Suggested Average Useful Life of Facility Components. Electrical Reference Sources. Electrical Data. Mechanical Engineering Data. HVAC Equations, Data, and Rules of Thumb. Measurement Data. Conversion Data.

Author comments

Bernard T. Lewis is a recognized leader in facilities management and the author of McGraw-Hill's Facility Manager's Operation and Maintenance Handbook and Facility Manager's Portable Handbook. Dr. Lewis owns and manages a facilities management consultant firm that specializes in facilities engineering management problem-solving. His clients have included the Charles E. Smith Companies, Georgetown University, George Washington University, and the Port Authority of New York. A member of the Association of Facilities Engineers, Dr. Lewis teaches engineering management, lectures on facilities management nationally and internationally, and is the author of 21 books and numerous magazine articles on facilities management and engineering. A West Point graduate in civil/mechanical engineering, he holds an M.A. in mathematics from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from Pacific Western University. Richard P. Payant has more than 7 years of experience as Director of Facilities Management at Georgetown University and more than 23 years' experience with the Army Corps of Engineers. A certified plant engineer and facility manager, an adjunct professor at George Mason, and the author of several professional publications, he has an M.A. in business management/public administration from Central Michigan University and a B.S. from Norwich University.

Back cover copy

Efficient facility operations and maintenance in the palm of your hand With this unique McGraw-Hill Facility Inspection Field Manual, you have checklists, time guides, forms, and key assessment points ready to use, any time. Saving hours of research, and making it far simpler to schedule and assign tasks, the comprehensive, yet pocket-sized Facility Inspection Field Manual features: *Handy condition-assessment checklists and operations and maintenance timelines *Detailed checkpoints for everything from roofs to tunnels, appliances to chemical tanks and railroad tracks *Easy-to-find assessment points for electrical/plumbing, exterior, HVAC, interior finishes--nearly every feature of every facility *Verification programs for indoor air quality, environmental management, and safety *Time-saving techniques, tips, and guides for all aspects of facility operations and maintenance *Tested programs and checkpoints for facility managers, engineers, architects, consultants, and technicians Packed with handy average-useful-life indexes, energy-saving plans, scheduling guidelines, and find/fix programs, Facility Inspection Field Manual is the most useful new tool for facility managers to come along in years. Let it help you make your facility a showplace, running at maximum efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

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