The purpose of the book is not only to explain techniques, but to enthuse plant engineers and maintenance people to apply them.There are few steam turbine textbooks in print that are aimed at the plant engineer. Steam Turbines Performance and Condition Monitoring is a resource for plant engineers to inspire and encourage them in their work of ensuring ongoing reliable performance to meet the requirements of their business.
"This book satisfies a true need; it answers questions. It represents an outstanding text and is written by an experienced and thoroughly practical engineer and university lecturer. Ray Beebe knows and elaborates on underlying theories when and as needed; he is truly connected to reality. As an exceptional writer-engineer, he conveys the practical aspects of vibration monitoring needed by industry to make up for the wisdom that took its leave whenever industrial plants suffered from early retirements and became handicapped by a regrettable attrition of expertise" - Heinz P. Bloch, Uptime Magazine
Ray Beebe is Director of MCM Consultants where he provides training in the fields of predictive maintenance using machine condition monitoring. His career in engineering began in 1964 and he has worked in the industry for over 40 years, including teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students at Monash University.