Accession Number : ADP010152

Title :   An Historical View of the MFPT Society

Corporate Author : SOCIETY FOR MACHINERY FAILURE PREVENTION TECHNOLOGY HAYMARKET VA

Personal Author(s) : Pusey, Henry C.

PDF Url : ADP010152

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : This paper provides a general overview of developments and progress in mechanical failure prevention technology, primarily over the last three decades. It is a condensed version of a paper presented at a luncheon of the ASME Reliability, Stress Analysis and Failure Prevention Committee at the 1995 Design Engineering Technical Conferences. The principal reference sources used are the proceedings of the 49 conferences of the Mechanical Failures Prevention Group (MFPG), now the Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology (MFPT). Since many technical disciplines are involved in this complex technology, an attempt is made to place mechanical failure prevention in perspective. Discussion of the evolving technology is presented under four topic areas that serve to cover most of the elements of this broad-based field. These topics are Diagnostics and Prognostics, Failure Analysis, Life Extension and Durability, and Sensors Technology.

Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA, *PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, STRESS ANALYSIS, MONITORING, FAILURE(MECHANICS).

Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Machinery and Tools
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE