Optimize your conference experience by attending specialized workshops.Professional Development is critical in any line of work. Results show that participation in workshops ensures an enhanced conference experience. Make plans to attend Reliable Plant 2020 Conference & Exhibition and quantify your investment by committing to one or more of our conference workshops.
Pre-conference | Monday, April 6th
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Building a Foundation in Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices
Jeff Shiver - Managing Principal, People and Processes
Many maintenance and operations managers struggle to drive reliability and availability while controlling costs, ensuring quality, and improving safety and environmental compliance. This workshop will create a roadmap for implementing maintenance and reliability best practices, including how to align and develop a maintenance organization. Join Jeff Shiver as he helps attendees understand both the fundamental and more advanced concepts in maintenance and reliability, such as how to build management support, determine the return on investment for proactive practices, leverage key performance indicators to deliver business objectives and manage proactive work execution.
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Steps for Successful Change: Leading Your Team into the Future
Chris Christenson - Director of Education, Noria Corporation
One of the biggest hurdles when trying to implement a reliability or lubrication program is that people naturally choose the path of least resistance or effort. This principle can be a powerful influence. At times, it will inspire those involved to create innovative solutions that unleash great efficiencies. However, it can also be a force that holds your team in old habits, ruining attempts by leadership to move to new processes. This workshop will reveal the most effective strategies for steering your next improvement project toward long-term success. You will learn how to make a compelling case for change, communicate your vision, obtain buy-in, avoid common pitfalls, empower action and build an implementation plan.
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Integrating Operators into Machine Reliability
Ian McKinnon - Principal Partner, Reliability Solutions
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.
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
How to Leverage Multiple PdM Technologies in Concert
Matt Adams - Technical Consultant, Noria Corporation
Troubleshooting plant equipment can be a daunting task depending on the complexity of the assets and the nature of the problem. Often by applying multiple predictive maintenance (PdM) technologies, you can minimize the difficulty of identifying root cause failure mechanisms. This workshop will investigate several common component failures and show how thermography, vibration and oil analysis each has a role to play in detection. Attendees will gain a better understanding of several PdM technologies and see how they can work together to achieve far more than when implemented independently.