Predictive Maintenance Certificate Program
Enhance your registration by adding the Predictive Maintenance certificate program to your registration. Presented by industry experts, the Predictive Maintenance certificate program consists of a half-day pre-conference workshop and four analytical, tactical, applicable and strategic learning sessions on key topics in predictive maintenance. Through this certificate program, attendees will discover the benefits of a comprehensive condition-based maintenance program with learning sessions covering the latest and most important technologies.
Who Should Attend?
- Maintenance managers
- PdM managers
- Maintenance professionals
- Any individual(s) responsible for managing a PdM program
How do I Attend?Registrants wishing to enroll in a certificate program simply need to add one during registration. Adding a certificate program costs $245 per registrant.
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Utilizing Motion Amplification to Proactively Manage the Damaging Effects of Looseness In the Plant
Mechanical looseness in a manufacturing or process plant takes many forms, and in nearly all instances, it is destructive. It is a source of destructive vibration that results in premature wear on bearings, gears and other components, strains connectors and valves in pressurized fluid systems, which leads to fugitive emissions, strains electrical connections causing electrical heating. Looseness robs your assets of life, parasitically wastes energy, and compromises reliability, safety and environmental performance.
Motion amplification is a revolutionary tool that is perfectly suited to proactive management of looseness in the plant. Utilizing digital intra-pixel amplification of very small movements in machine components, users can visually see very small movements in machines and machine components to identify and locate looseness conditions in the incipient stages – ideally before significant damage can occur.
- How motion amplification can reveal common looseness issues
- Correcting looseness issues
- Proactively managing the root causes of looseness
- How motion amplification complements vibration analysis, thermography, and other inspection techniques
Biography of Drew Troyer - Principal, T.A. Cook
Drew Troyer, CRE is a Principal with T.A. Cook Consultants. Drew has more than 30 years of experience in the asset reliability management industry. He was a cofounder of Noria Corporation, where he served from 1998-2010. Drew is a global thought leader in the field of proactive and precision maintenance and was the creator of his popular workshops “Focus on FLAB (fasteners-lubrication-alignment-balance) with Proactive and Precision Maintenance” and “Plant Reliability in Dollars & $ense.” Drew has authored more than 300 books, chapters, articles and technical papers, including co-authorship of the popular book Oil Analysis Basics. Drew is a Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) and an MBA. He recently completed a master’s degree in environmental sustainability at Harvard University and is very passionate about sustainable manufacturing.
Biography of Jeff Hay - CEO, RDI Technologies
Jeff Hay is the founder and CEO of RDI Technologies. He is also the inventor and visionary behind the Iris M platform, which allows you to amplify and measure motion with the use of video. His passion is using his background in applied optical technology to change the way you see machinery and maintenance. Jeff holds a doctorate in physics from the University of Louisville.close bio
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Getting Maintenance Dollars to Make Sense
Take deep dive into what makes the maintenance and reliability effort a core value driver in your business. Attend this workshop expecting to roll up your sleeves, do some work and crunch some numbers.
John encourages you to bring specific questions to help you see how these concepts can be applied in your own company.
If you want to truly find the value of your maintenance department, this workshop is a must.
- A basic philosophy for maintenance
- The tenants of continuous improvement
- Why the P-F curve matters
- Why maintenance and reliability must be process driven
- Maintenance budgeting
- The value of protecting inherent reliability
- Why failures happen
- How to determine life cycle costs (better yet, what are you willing to pay?)
- Metrics and KPIs to measure
Biography of John Ross - Owner, Maintenance Innovators Inc.
John Ross has been a practitioner of maintenance and reliability for over three decades. A former Captain in the United States Air Force, he has been recognized as a distinguished public speaker, technical writer, and presenter. He is a certified Lean Manufacturing facilitator, Process Safety Management SME, and a CMRP.close bio
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Building a Balanced Approach to Contamination Control
It is well known that 60-80% of all lubrication related reliability issues are directly or indirectly tied to contamination. However, many organizations struggle to achieve even a modicum of success with contamination control due to an inability to look at the big picture.
In this session, we will look at the steps required to develop a precision contamination control strategy and how a balanced approached to managing the health, cleanliness and well-being of our lubricants can pay dividends in reduced maintenance costs, increased uptime and improved employee engagement.
Join author and lubrication subject matter experts Mark Barnes in a journey to improved asset reliability through precision contamination control
- Developing effective contamination control metrics that drive desired behaviors
- Why contamination control goes beyond filtration
- How to cost justify investments in fluid contamination control
- How to insure sustainability in precision contamination control
- What OEMs don't tell you about fluid contamination control
- The seven steps to creating an effective contamination control strategy
Biography of Mark Barnes - Senior Vice President Global Sales, Des-Case Corporation
Mark has 21 years of experience in the fields of lubrication management, oil analysis, and contamination control, has published more than 150 technical articles and white papers, and is an invited speaker at conferences around the globe. His former clients include Chevron, DuPont, Alcoa, ExxonMobil, Goodyear, Cargill, International Paper, and the U.S. Army. Mark holds a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom and is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP).close bio
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Integrating Operators into Machine Reliability
When equipment failures occur, who performs the initial root cause analysis? Only one group is there 24 hours a day, seven days a week and knows what occurred prior to failure. Operators (those on the plant floor) are the front line for reliability gains in both failure control and life-cycle improvement. This workshop explains how you can capitalize on the experience of operators to gain greater asset reliability.
Join Ian McKinnon as he outlines a strategy for sustainable “operations asset reliability,” including a four-phased approach that can provide huge gains in reliability and cost performance reductions.
- Tactics to promote reliability culture
- Leveraging operator knowledge to uncover root cause of failure
- Why a holistic approach to reliability is the fastest way to success
- Achieving a proactive maintenance state
- A step-by-step plan to reduce maintenance costs
- Empowering front-line employees to advance their knowledge
Biography of Ian McKinnon - Principal Partner, Reliability Solutions
Ian McKinnon is a founding principal of Reliability Solutions and a pioneer in the precision maintenance field. His innate process orientation, mechanical aptitude and analytical abilities have been the cornerstone of his extensive career achievements. During Ian’s first position as a craft technician in the pulp and paper industry, he recognized that most machinery was not rebuilt, installed or operated properly. Not long after completing a mechanic apprenticeship, he joined Mobil Oil and progressed from mechanic through multiple roles to vibration analyst. In 1988, he joined Update International, a vibration analysis company, as an international consultant and instructor and began developing skills-specific course content. Six years later he joined a major pulp and paper company and was one of the creators of its precision maintenance program. He was tapped for a corporate position to roll out precision maintenance training to all 23 U.S. mills. In 2003, Ian cofounded Reliability Solutions and expanded precision maintenance into a more holistic approach, reliable manufacturing, where design, engineering, purchasing, production and maintenance all work in concert to optimize the manufacturing process. He has written training curriculum that has passed rigorous university review and currently directs all curriculum and instructor development for Reliability Solutions. Ian is an inspired instructor who is passionate about helping others have a better life through the transfer of “hard” skills.close bio
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Lubrication for Reliability Leaders: Building the Business Case
Lubricants themselves are often a relatively small line item on plant budgets, but their impact on machine asset lifecycle costs, overall reliability and maintenance costs is enormous. Leaders who learn to recognize lubrication opportunities in their plants can unlock significant savings by addressing the root causes of machine failure and implementing best practices to stop incipient failure in its tracks.
A lean team equipped with the right knowledge and a few simple tools can transform a lubrication program from a liability to an asset. Companies in all industries are taking control of reliability by reinventing their lubrication programs—and they are seeing bottom-line results.
- Lubrication's role in reliability
- Core attributes of lubrication excellence
- Creating buy-in for a lubrication program
- Tactics for maximizing profit with better lubrication practices
- Conducting a cost-benefit analysis for a lubrication program
Biography of Jim Fitch - CEO, Noria Corporation
Jim Fitch is the CEO and a co-founder of Noria Corporation. He has a wealth of “in the trenches” experience in lubrication, oil analysis, tribology and machinery failure investigations. Over the past two decades, Jim has presented hundreds of courses on these subjects and has published more than 200 technical articles, papers and publications. He serves as a U.S. delegate to the ISO tribology and oil analysis working group, and has been awarded numerous patents. Since 2002, Jim has also been the director and a board member of the International Council for Machinery Lubrication.close bio
Included Learning Sessions
Why a Certificate Program?Enhance your learning experience by adding a certificate program to your Reliable Plant 2020 registration. Presented by industry experts, each certificate program offers a customized learning path consisting of a half-day pre-conference workshop and four learning sessions on key topics in that specific program of focus. All attendees who complete the program will receive a certificate of completion.
Other Certificate Program Options
Gain the knowledge you need to lift your maintenance organization out of mediocrity with effective leadership tactics to increase productivity and reduce costs.
Learn the common challenges leaders face when implementing change along with the key steps that you can take to convert resistance into successful project implementations.
Find out how you can positively impact the reliability of your equipment and optimize your maintenance resources through specific design and engineering decisions.