Troubleshooting: A Technicians Guide
Troubleshooting loops and systems is something all technicians must do, but that few truly master.
In Troubleshooting: A Technician's Guide, William Mostia draws on long experience as a process engineer and maintenance expert to provide a detailed look at the skills and knowledge required for troubleshooting.
Interspersed with a wealth of practical detail and real-world examples are Mostia's no-nonsense discussions of what a good troubleshooter needs to know: Basic principles of electricity and physics Essentials of data communications, and logic Causes of failures Techniques that engineers and technicians use to track failures down.
Here too are hints and troubleshooting aids, basic maintenance concepts, and information about training.
Finally, Mostia provides examples of troubleshooting problems in mechanical systems, process connections, pneumatic systems, electrical systems, electronic systems, and valves.
He explores calibration, programmable electronic systems, communication circuits, transient problems and software. Contents: Safety Issues Basic Principles Applicable to Troubleshooting Tools and Test Equipment Basics of Failure Failure States Logical and Analytical Troubleshooting Frameworks Other Troubleshooting Methods Troubleshooting Examples Troubleshooting Hints Aids to Troubleshooting Training Methods.