ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Publishes New Edition of Maintenance Management Classic
Research Triangle Park, NC (13 June 2005) - ISA recently announced the release of Maintainability and Maintenance Management, 4th Edition by Joseph D. Patton, Jr.
"Written by an industry expert, the book speaks to a wide variety of maintenance issues and solutions. It is another example of ISA's commitment to help the market solve difficult problems," noted T.S. "Chip" Lee, ISA Director, Publishing Services.
This book emphasizes the concepts of preventive, predictive, and reliability-based total maintenance, as well as total quality management and continuous improvement. "Maintainability & Maintenance Management, 4th Edition," a newly revised, comprehensive version of the earlier classic, provides an in-depth look at new technological advances and the cost advantages of investing in maintainability. Topics covered in this edition include maintainability program planning and management; system engineering of reliability, availability, and maintainability; configuration management; and maintainability process.
The text serves as a flexible reference for engineers, product planners, designers, maintainability specialists, maintenance managers, service analysts, program managers, system engineers, quality staff, and others concerned with the practice of maintainability and maintenance. ISA anticipates use of this book to extend to workshops in commerce, government, and industry, as well as in college and university courses.
More information about this resource can be found at http://www.isa.org/maintainability.
NOTE to editors: High-resolution photos of the book cover and complimentary copies are available by contacting ISA directly.
Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).
WBF provides an open forum for the exchange of information related to the management, operation, and automation of manufacturing processes. Created in 1994, members of the non-profit, professional organization include end-users, vendors, consultants and academics. WBF provides organization, management, and structure to facilitate networking among its members and sharing of knowledge and information related to manufacturing processes. WBF documents best practices and guidelines for implementation of standards that apply to batch control and the exchange of batch data, as well as conducting technical conferences and technical training programs. WBF is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org). More information about WBF is available at www.wbf.org.
OMAC–The Open Modular Architecture Controls Users’ Group (www.omac.org) is an affiliate organization of ISA- The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society- and works to collectively derive common solutions for both technical and non-technical issues in the development, implementation, and commercialization of open, modular architecture control (OMAC) technologies, and to facilitate the accelerated development and convergence of industry and government developed OMAC technology guidelines to one set that satisfies common use requirements. OMAC has about 500 member representatives from end-user companies, OEM's, and technology providers and integrator companies. OMAC currently operates three Work Groups: Packaging Machinery, Manufacturing Infrastructure, and Machine Tool. OMAC is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).