<p><b>A practical and accessible approach to machinery troubleshooting</b> <p><i>Unique Methods for Analyzing Failures and Catastrophic Events</i> is designed to assist practicing engineers address design and fabrication problems in manufacturing equipment to support safe process operation. Throughout the book, a wealth of real-world case studies and easy-to-understand illustrated examples demonstrate how to use simplified failure analysis methods to produce insights for a wide range of engineering problems. <p>Dr. Anthony Sofronas draws from his five decades of industry experience to help engineers better understand the science behind a particular problem, evaluate the failure analysis of an outside consultant, and recommend the best path forward to management. The author distills sophisticated engineering analysis approaches into compact, user-friendly methodologies that can be easily applied to the readers’ own situations to avoid costly failures. Each chapter includes a thorough summary of the topic, relatable technical examples, and a concluding section with key takeaways and expert tips and advice. This invaluable guide: <ul> <li>Helps readers make better decisions while solving complex engineering problems</li> <li>Provides numerous illustrated examples from engineering and science that can be used to develop real-world solutions</li> <li>Features detailed descriptions of both basic and advanced engineering analysis techniques</li> <li>Covers essential technical subjects that facilitate safe facility design and effective troubleshooting</li></ul><p><i>Unique Methods for Analyzing Failures and Catastrophic Events: An Illustrated Guide for Engineers </i>is a must-have for chemical, petroleum, and mechanical engineers, reliability managers and technicians, design contractors, and maintenance workers working in process industries.