"Troubleshooting: A Technicians Guide" by William L. Mostia

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"Troubleshooting: A Technicians Guide" by William L. Mostia

"Troubleshooting: A Technicians Guide" by William L. Mostia
Second Edition. ISA Technician Series
ISA | 2006 | ISBN: 1556179634 9781556179631 | 227 pages | PDF | 9 MB

This book is for any working with loops and systems, and provides a newly revised edition based on the author's experience as an electrical engineer. Real-world examples of typical problems illustrate troubleshooting approaches, pros and cons and covers not only beginning to advanced methods and strategies, but tips on safety, training and advanced skills development.

Troubleshooting loops and systems is something all technicians must do, but that few truly master. This newly revised edition draws on the author’s long experience as an instrument and electrical engineer and his maintenance expertise 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. He provides an in-depth discussion of the basic logical framework that underlies all troubleshooting as well as advanced troubleshooting techniques. He also explores the causes of failures and the techniques that engineers and technicians use to trace them down. This new edition covers troubleshooting methods, both basic and advanced, hints and troubleshooting aids, troubleshooting safety, basic maintenance concepts, information about training, and the developing troubleshooting skills. It also includes numerous examples of troubleshooting problems in mechanical systems, process connections, pneumatic systems, electrical systems, electronic systems, and valves. Mostia also explores test equipment, programmable electronic systems, communication circuits, transient problems, and software.

The book is written for a person with very little knowledge of how to troubleshoot electronic instrumentation loops. I found it incredibly informative on how to build some instruction or a class for entry-level technicians. This book can really give some of the wisdom learned by others in the field. The information from the book coupled with some lab background can prepare a new technician or mechanic how to attack problems in the field.

Table of Contents
1. Learning to Troubleshoot
2. The Basics of Failures
3. Failure States
4. Logical/Analytical Troubleshooting Frameworks
5. Other Troubleshooting Methods
6. Safety
7. Tools and Test Equipment
8. Troubleshooting Scenarios
9. Troubleshooting Hints
10. Aids to Troubleshooting
Appendix A: Answers to Quizzes
Appendix B: Relevant Standards
Appendix C: Glossary
with TOC BookMarkLinks