This is a book about common sense. It is also about doing the right thing. It’s about making more with less and each of us doing our part to make our manufacturing companies more reliable, energy-efficient, cost-effective, and competitive. It is also about being a steward to God’s earth, knowing that what we leave behind we leave to our children and to their children.This is a book about being smart, being responsible, and being successful.The book includes a comprehensive array of testing techniques and manufacturing systems that can be used by company owners, executives, managers, engineers, supervisors, technicians, mechanics, electricians, and operators. Chapters 1 and 2 are overviews of precision alignment/balancing and ultrasonic leak detection, respectively. Chapters 3 through 10 are discussions of reliability issues associated with the following specific systems: electric motors, HVAC/exhaust, air/gas conveyance, compressed air, refrigeration, hydraulic, electric power, and steam and condensates. Chapter 11 is a presentation of two actual case studies, and Chapter 12 is a description of the industry expert and leader in reliability engineering.The authors write about some common systems and technologies where if businesses focused some time and effort, they would see a quick return on investment and an improvement in reliability.Read, study, apply, and become more competitive. Reliability concepts work!