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Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices, Third Edition

By (author)  Ramesh Gulati
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Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
from The Reliability Conference

Winner of first prize (Gold Award) in the RGVA book competition
in Maintenance & Reliability at MARTS/Chicago in 2011.

I enjoyed your book tremendously and after reading it several times (along with 20 years of maintenance experience), I was able to take and pass the CMRP certification. Thank you!”

—Steve J. Firko, CMRP

“I have been a student of M&R for many years, though always in nontechnical positions as a professional marketer for products and services companies in the industrial space. I realized whenever I studied Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices in preparation for the CMRP exam, that I was on the right track…”  (Click on the “Praise” tab above to read the full review.)

—Amy Campbell, CMRP

“All you need to do is open this book to any page, and the powerful wisdom of Ramesh Gulati is readily available! Make sure you get the new third edition loaded with bonus knowledge and experience.”

— Terrence O’Hanlon,

“This book is a must read for anyone who wants to stay competitive in today’s industrial environment.”

— Solomon Terefa, Aircraft Systems Engineer


Touted by maintenance and reliability professionals around the world as a “must-read for anyone who wants to stay competitive in today’s industrial environment,” and “By far the best book on maintenance management,” Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices is an even more useful resource in its new 3rd edition.


Now in 2 colors to clearly identify main ideas and emphasize important data in illustrations, the book also includes additional self-assessment questions in each chapter. The entire work has been updated to reflect the latest developments in technology and thinking, with innovative material related to leadership, change management, ISO standards, maintenance optimization, and communication, while sticking to the practical, common-sense approach that led readers to call it “a great book for developing a road map to reliability,” and “the perfect guide for setting up an effective maintenance program.”


For anyone in the fields of engineering, purchasing, finance, maintenance, reliability, or production, and especially for those preparing to sit for a professional maintenance and reliability certification, there’s simply no better tool or resource than renowned Ramesh Gulati’s Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices, 3e.



  • 40% additional questions throughout the book, making it easier for those preparing to sit for a professional maintenance and reliability exam to learn and study pertinent topics.
  • New chapter on standards, with particular focus on ISO 55000.
  • Discussion of new and future trends, such as Industry 4.0, Maintenance 4.0, IIOT, and their impact on productivity.
  • An affiliated Workbook is available for sale separately (978-0-8311-3648-2).