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Lubrication Degradation: Getting into the Root Causes

Sanya Mathura | Managing Director and Senior Consultant, Strategic Reliability Solutions Ltd

This book combines the topics of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Lubrication Degradation Mechanisms (LDM) with the goal of allowing the reader to develop the disciplined thought process for getting to the root causes of each of the degradation mechanisms. This new way of thinking can be applied to other areas within their facility to mitigate or eliminate any future recurrence.

Lubrication Degradation: Getting into the Root Causes strives to break down the complex topic of Lubrication Degradation into its six most common failure mechanisms. It presents the mechanisms as manageable components and then teaches the reader how to identify the typical root causes associated with each failure mechanism. The main aim of this book is to get the audience to look past the physical root causes and really unearth the underlying human and/or systemic roots to prevent recurrence of these types of failures. The book offers a field-proven and practical root cause analysis approach.

An ideal practical book for industry professionals involved with Plant Operations, Engineering, Management, Maintenance, Reliability, Quality, and also useful for Technicians.

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Sanya Mathura is the Founder of Strategic Reliability Solutions Ltd based in Trinidad and operates in the capacity of Managing Director and Senior Consultant. She works with global affiliates in the areas of Reliability and Asset Management to bring these specialty niches to her clients. Sanya possesses a strong engineering background with a BSc in Electrical & Computer Engineering and MSc in Engineering Asset Management. She has worked in the lubrication industry for the past several years and has used her engineering background to assist various industries with lubrication related issues both locally in Trinidad and Tobago, regionally and internationally. She has solved lubrication problems and provided training in the Automotive, Industrial, Marine, Construction and Transportation sectors. Sanya is the first person (and first female) in her country (Trinidad & Tobago) and by extension the Caribbean to attain an ICML MLE (International Council for Machinery Lubrication Machinery Lubrication Engineer) certification! She is also the first female in the word to achieve the VPR & VIM badges from ICML.

Robert J. (Bob) Latino is currently CEO of Reliability Center, Inc. (RCI).  RCI is a 49-year-old Reliability Consulting firm specializing in improving Equipment, Process and Human Reliability.  Bob received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Virginia Commonwealth University.  Bob has been facilitating RCA analyses with his clientele around the world for over 36 years.  He has taught well over 10,000 students in 25+ countries, the PROACT® Methodology and associated software solutions.  He is author or co-author of seven (7) books related to RCA, Reliability, FMEA and/or Human Error Reduction.  Mr. Latino is an internationally recognized author, trainer, software developer, lecturer and practitioner of best practices in the field of Reliability Engineering with a specialty in all aspects of a holistic Root Cause Analysis (RCA) system.  Bob currently serves of the Board of Directors for HPRCT (Human Performance, Root Cause & Trending – Bob is also Series Editor (Reliability Engineering Specialist) for CRC Press/Taylor & Francis (  His Series is entitled, ‘Reliability, Maintenance, and Safety Engineering: A Practical View of Getting Work Done Effectively’.