Learning Sessions

Reliability tracks in 2022

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  • Change & Sustainability

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    Having a Proactive Reliability Culture is a Conscious Decision

    Speaker: Jerid Jackson - Reliability and Asset Management Sr. Manager, Frito-Lay (PepsiCo)

    Date & Time: July 28, 8:00 am - 8:50 am

    Location: Curacao 7 - 8

    Description: When presenting traditional Reliability topics, I often hear people say afterwards, "That is great. Maybe we can get to do some of those things once we start to run a little better." I was guilty of living within the same paradigm. That is, until I realized that I could just "decide" to be more proactive.

    This session will not sell you a grand new product or revolutionary concept, but it is designed to bring you real-life examples of how you can step into a proactive mindset and begin being proactive now instead of waiting for when you'll be "ready". This session also benefits those who have had improvement ideas turned down due to costs or change management concerns.

    I will share some real examples of ways that initiatives such as Planning/Scheduling, Lubrication Excellence, Condition Monitoring, and Work Execution can be effective without spending large amounts of money or adding headcount.

    Key Takeaways:
    5-step Cycle for "How WE should take care of OUR equipment."
    Opportunity Cost of Maintenance and ways to reduce it.
    Real examples of Reliability implementations and changes that require little to no additional costs

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    Habits Are Critical to Perpetuating Change

    Speaker: Tom Moriarty - President, Alidade MER, Inc.

    Date & Time: July 27, 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

    Location: Curacao 3 -4

    Description: Changes are often required to increase business performance, health, safety, or the environmental status quo. The easy part is defining the changes that need to be made. The hard part is implementing and perpetuating the changes.

    In order to perpetuate changes and drive them to common practice, we need to understand how our brains work. This presentation will describe how our brains work related to our behaviors, habits, and culture.

    In this session, we'll cover:
    How our brain processes new information and converts it into long-term memories.
    How a physical change happens in our brains when a behavior is performed often enough to become a habit.
    What leaders need to do to drive behaviors into habits.
    How leaders can influence their direct reports, peers, and persons they report to.

    We will also discuss past real-world experiences with creating and implementing policies, plans, processes, and procedures.

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    This is Why Your R&M Plan Will Fail

    Speaker: Joseph (Joe) Kuhn - President, Lean Driven Reliability

    Date & Time: July 26, 10:00 am - 10:50 am

    Location: Curacao 5 - 6

    Description: “R&M best practices won’t work at my plant; we’ve tried several times. We are different.” Have you ever said this?

    The best practices are not wrong, but often times people find themselves implementing the tools and simply hoping they eliminate the inefficiencies in your plant. What is missing is a thorough understanding of the current state of your plant and its waste.

    This session will teach you that having an intimate knowledge of your current state will result in next-step actions that are rooted in best practices, becoming obvious and focused. These actions will produce rapid, sustainable, and scalable results.

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    Change & Sustainability Lounge (Open Discussion Time)

    Speaker: Conference Staff - Room Moderator, Reliable Plant Conference

    Date & Time: July 28, 8:00 am - 8:50 am

    Location: Bonaire 5 - 6

    Description: Visit this lounge session Tuesday morning for your chance to talk to Reliable Plant Advisors and speakers face-to-face. This lounge session will feature:

    Joe Kuhn, Lean Driven Reliability — Change & Sustainability Advisor
    Bill Barto, Firestone Building Products — Maintenance Optimization Advisor
    + Drop-Ins from other conference speakers and experts

    If you have questions about Change & Sustainability or just want to talk to a reliability expert about any problem or goal you have, this lounge session is the perfect place for you! Lounge sessions are a period of open time for you to follow-up with a speaker after a session you enjoyed or get a chance to talk to other Reliability experts individually or in small groups.

    Work Management

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    Building the Maintenance Schedule with Operations

    Speaker: Rick Clonan - Implementation and Training Manager, Eruditio

    Date & Time: July 27, 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

    Location: Curacao 1 -2

    Description: The daily operations of running a facility can face challenges when it comes to emotional work prioritization, lack of ownership from operations in maintenance scheduling, and knowing how to rank work in the backlog

    In this session, we'll give reasons why Operations and Maintenance are disconnected in maintenance scheduling and how to rank the backlog based on operational and maintenance needs by learning to:

    Remove emotion from the work order scheduling process
    Provide a method on how to schedule work quickly and effectively
    Build relations with operations for asset care
    Rank the backlog by organizational risk


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    Maintenance Job Plans: Why Standardize?

    Speaker: Jeff Shiver - Managing Principal, People and Processes

    Date & Time: July 26, 11:00 am - 11:50 am

    Location: Curacao 5 - 6

    Description: As many of us who have been a part of a maintenance organization realize, the function of the Maintenance Planner is a position we expect to get a big return for our investment.

    We expect the plans they create to reflect the most efficient and safest way of performing a maintenance task. However, from a reliability perspective, we need to ensure we don't introduce infant mortality by doing the task wrong.

    But do all planners look at a task the same way? A number of factors may change the way the plan is written, and this can lead to a lot of mistakes and wasted time in execution.

    In this session, speaker Jeff Shiver will be hosting a discussion of how to move your maintenance planning efforts forward in a positive way through the standardization of job plans.

    Attendees will also learn:

    - That planning and scheduling are critical parts of a plant's reliability program.

    - Why there is a need for standardized job plans.

    - Which elements need to be included in job plans.

    - What job plans and plan templates look like.

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    How Your Mobile Solution Impacts Workflow. Or is it the Other Way Around?

    Speaker: John Todd - Sr. Business Consultant, TRM

    Date & Time: July 26, 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

    Location: Curacao 1 -2

    Description: As industry professionals, we all know how important our tools of the trade can be, especially when they help or enhance the way we do our jobs. In this session, speaker John Todd will discuss why providing a mobile solution for field staff can be a great tool to add to their arsenal.

    Whether it be to enhance efficiency or help with better communication, adding a tablet to the toolbox can have a positive impact on your staff's productivity.

    In this session, attendees will learn:
    What questions should be asked of your field staff who would be using the mobile device.
    What could and should a test pilot program look like?
    What questions should you ask when selecting a mobile device program
    How people in the field are utilizing mobile devices and what successes they are seeing

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    The Ultimate Maintenance KPI and the Underling Planning Scheduling KPIs (or Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)

    Speaker: Doc Palmer - Managing Partner, Richard Palmer & Associates

    Date & Time: July 26, 11:00 am - 11:50 am

    Location: Curacao 7 - 8

    Description: The ultimate maintenance KPI is tracking how many emergencies and work orders are available and how quickly we are solving them.

    Modern maintenance practices reduce emergency and urgent work orders by performing proactive work such as predictive maintenance and preventative maintenance, thereby cutting out reactive work before it starts. However, many plants are still overwhelmed with reactive work.

    By tracking and managing simple planning and scheduling KPIs, you can help your site achieve a high productivity rate and a higher quality of work.

    In this session, attendees will learn:

    - How to correctly interpret and use KPIs to increase maintenance productivity and plant reliability

    - How to know if maintenance is making a positive impact

    - How to measure and improve scheduling and planning performance

    - How planning and scheduling support plant reliability

    Physical Asset Management

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    Internal Communication Strategy for Asset Management Program Implementation

    Speakers: John Woodhouse - CEO, The Woodhouse Partnership; Jose Duran - Latam Director, The Woodhouse Partnership

    Date & Time: July 28, 11:00 am - 11:50 am

    Location: Curacao 7 - 8

    Description: Communication is key for any Asset Management initiative and project. Without quality communication, no project can hope to succeed. In fact, lack of communication can be directly related to different asset management problems, while great communication is a great enabler of any asset management plan.

    In this session, attendees will learn:
    How to identify cultural issues
    How to identify communications issue symptoms
    How to identify useful techniques to help with communication problems
    Asset management, maintenance, and reliability and how communication is part of a winning strategy

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    Making Sense of the ICML 55.1 Standard, and Looking Ahead to ICML 55.2 Guideline for Implementing a Lubricated Asset Management Program

    Speakers: Paul Hiller - Marketing Manager, International Council for Machinery Lubrication; Leslie Fish - Executive Director, International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML)

    Date & Time: July 26, 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

    Location: Curacao 7 - 8

    Description: After the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) introduced the ISO 55000 “Asset Management” standard in 2014, ICML responded by developing a lubrication-specific standard patterned on the ISO 55000 structure and principals.

    The first part of the standard is ICML 55.1, which lays out a comprehensive framework for organizations to establish consistent lubrication management systems while working toward ISO 55000 certification. Part 2 is ICML 55.2, the “Guideline” standard, is due out later this year. But how does this all work?

    This session will address questions that will help practitioners assess the ICML 55.1 in proper context as they consider plans for lubricated asset management. It will also help attendees learn:

    - What ICML 55.1 and ICML 55.2 are and are not.

    - How standards are written to help eliminate guesswork.

    - How continuous improvement is achieved the application of a Check-Plan-Do model.

    - How these standards are structured yet flexible.

    - How ICML 55.1 and 55.2 will work together.

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    Progressing From Maintenance Management to Physical Asset Management

    Speaker: Marius Basson - CEO and President, Aladon

    Date & Time: July 27, 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

    Location: Curacao 1 -2

    Description: Maintenance and reliability managers and personnel deal with maintenance issues every day. Unfortunately, maintenance management issues are only treated at the symptom level rather than the root cause level. Maintenance is no longer about simply preventing and fixing failures; maintenance is now part becoming a part of risk management with every person from the top to the bottom having a part in the process.

    In this session, attendees will learn how to transition to a high-reliability organization, effectively shifting their focus to risk management. Delegates will be able to prioritize assets, establish risk definitions, and efficiently mitigate risks. This interactive session will also provide real-world examples and case studies from successful organizations across multiple industries.

    Attendees will also learn:
    How to transition from a maintenance management organization to a risk management organization.
    How to quantify inherent risk.
    What is required to mitigate the risks associated with operating and maintaining equipment.
    How to obtain executive sponsorship and support.

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    Asset Criticality Panel Discussion + Q&A

    Speaker: Conference Staff - Room Moderator, Reliable Plant Conference

    Date & Time: July 27, 10:00 am - 10:50 am

    Location: Bonaire 5 - 6

    Description: This panel brings together reliability experts and end-users to discuss how criticality analysis fits into the larger picture of reliability today and how to use criticality analysis effectively in your plant. The panel will feature John Ross (Maintenance Innovators) and Bill Barto (Firestone Building Products) along with others, each with unique perspectives and insights on this topic.

    If you are reconsidering asset criticality or are about to embark on a large reliability initiative, this panel can help you think through different approaches and answer questions about your unique situation or goals in the process. Bring your thoughts and questions for a great discussion of Asset Criticality and how it's used.

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    Lubrication System Functional Analysis - A Reliability Centered Approach

    Speaker: Roger Collard - Engineering Maintenance Reliability Manager, Calumet Specialty Products

    Date & Time: July 27, 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

    Location: Curacao 7 - 8

    Description: In this session, emphasis will be placed on establishing failure management strategies to maximize lubricant useful life and address lube related failure modes and/or associated consequences. The presentation will also discuss basic RCM principles and help identify how to apply them to lubricants to make them a part of a sustainable lubrication reliability management program.

    In this session, attendees will:
    Be taught how to develop a basic function based on failure modes and criticality analysis.
    Develop skills on how to identify primary and secondary functions of the lubricant and systems.

    Attendees should have a basic concept of rotating equipment, lubrication and maintenance. There will be an introduction for those unfamiliar with the concept and some deeper concepts for those more advanced in lubrication applications.

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    Assessing Risk With Asset Criticality in MInd

    Speaker: John Ross - Owner, Maintenance Innovators Inc.

    Date & Time: July 26, 10:00 am - 10:50 am

    Location: Curacao 1 -2

    Description: In this session, attendees will learn how to assess site risks using asset criticality. At many sites, effort can be identified as being wasted when we attempt to aim at reducing the consequences of risk without ever addressing the probability of risk.

    By learning how to properly assess the risk at your site, you can hope to have a lasting and positive impact on your machines and on your site as a whole.

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    Establishing Job Priorities by Putting Your Criticality Analysis to Practical Use

    Speaker: John Ross - Owner, Maintenance Innovators Inc.

    Date & Time: July 27, 11:00 am - 11:50 am

    Location: Curacao 5 - 6

    Description: In this session, attendees will learn how to properly establish job priorities by putting criticality analysis to practical use. This can and will have a lasting impact on your physical asset management.

    Attendees will learn trade secrets from industry-expert John Ross and will gain a better understanding of how to identify critical situations and parts on equipment. Not only will you learn to identify critical components, but you will learn the tools to put a criticality plan in place. After all, evaluation can only take you so far - you have to take action.

    Asset Reliability

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    Maintenance Mavericks Podcast with Ryan Chan

    Speaker: Ryan Chan - Founder & CEO, UpKeep

    Date & Time: July 26, 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

    Location: Bonaire 5 - 6

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    How Sealed Spherical Roller Bearings Can Greatly Extend Service Life and Reduce Maintenance Costs in the Pulp & Paper Industry

    Speaker: Taylor Allen - REP Engineer, SKF

    Date & Time: July 27, 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

    Location: Curacao 5 - 6

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    Five Components to a Winning Planning and Storeroom Partnership

    Speaker: Jeff Shiver - Managing Principal, People and Processes

    Date & Time: July 27, 10:00 am - 10:50 am

    Location: Curacao 5 - 6

    Description: Poor maintenance processes drive higher storeroom values. It’s not uncommon to find maintenance planners spending hours per day addressing parts and materials issues. And it’s not uncommon to find storeroom personnel consuming some of their day duplicating the efforts of the maintenance planner. At the same time, the MRO storeroom personnel struggle to balance inventory levels with “customer” service and cost. Merely reducing inventory values without a coordinated process causes the MRO storeroom to cut maintenance efficiency and plant capacity.

    Often, management misses the connections between the two functions. Maintenance planning and scheduling along with the MRO storeroom often exist as independent silos. Yet, combining the two separate functions into a seamless flow creates a winning combination for everyone.

    In this workshop, join Jeff Shiver as he shares how maintenance planning and scheduling can partner with the MRO storeroom to create an unbeatable combination where the organization wins.

    Attendees will learn:
    Information about how to form the partnership.
    To design the business processes that build the partnership and create a win-win for the two groups.
    To define the roles and responsibilities to eliminate the overlapping efforts.
    To select performance indicators to drive the right behaviors with the partnership.
    To leverage the CMMS/EAM system to drive efficiencies and obtain the right information for better decisions.
    To use the PM/ CBM processes to reduce inventory values and increase storeroom turns.
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    Hydraulic Oil Difference

    Speaker: Garrett Bapp - Senior Technical Service Advisor, Petro-Canada Lubricants

    Date & Time: July 26, 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

    Location: Bonaire 1 - 2

    Description: Hydraulic systems can be found everywhere, but how does the end-user know they are purchasing the right fluid, changing out on time, or if what they are buying fills the need of their environment?

    This presentation will provide a great overview of hydraulic oils, the current hydraulic market, the problems associated with hydraulic systems, and the process of making the correct choices for your facility.

    In this session, attendees will learn:

    - About the future hydraulic systems and fluids market.

    - The difference between zinc and non-zinc fluids.

    - To select hydraulic fluids based on application.

    - To be focused on reliability drivers, such as pairing a good hydraulic fluid with proper contamination control steps.

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    Operational Savings Using Calcium Sulfonate Grease

    Speaker: Frank Hayes - Product Specialist, CITGO Petroleum Company

    Date & Time: July 28, 8:00 am - 8:50 am

    Location: Bonaire 1 - 2

    Description: Bearings frequently fail due to accelerated wear or corrosion, resulting in avoidable maintenance costs and increased downtime. We'll delve deeper into these incidences and demonstrate how advanced technology lubricants increase profits through three different case studies that all demonstrate how calcium sulfonate greases can reduce maintenance costs and increase overall production.

    All levels of plant employment will be able to garner useful, real-world advice. Plant maintenance technicians and operators will be able to identify the need for calcium sulfonate greases while plant supervisors and engineers will be able to justify the purchase of these greases.

    You will learn:
    What factors affect greased-bearing life.
    The difference between most greases and calcium sulfonate grease.
    How calcium sulfonate greases increase bearing life in the wet, high-load, and high-het operations.

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    Asset Reliability Lounge (Open Discussion Time)

    Speaker: Conference Staff - Room Moderator, Reliable Plant Conference

    Date & Time: July 27, 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

    Location: Bonaire 5 - 6

    Description: Visit this second lounge session Wednesday afternoon for your chance to talk to Reliable Plant Advisors and speakers face-to-face. This lounge session will feature:

    Ryan Chan, UpKeep — Asset Reliability Advisor
    Kim Bass, Meta — Work Management Advisor
    + Drop-Ins from other conference speakers and experts

    If you have questions about Asset Reliability or just want to talk to a reliability expert about any problem or goal you have, this lounge session is the perfect place for you! Lounge sessions are a period of open time for you to follow-up with a speaker after a session you enjoyed or get a chance to talk to other Reliability experts individually or in small groups.

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    Reliability Strategies: What Are They and How Are They Integrated?

    Speakers: Laura Cordoba - Consultant, Soporte y Cia; Carlos Perez - Consultant, Soporte y Cia

    Date & Time: July 28, 11:00 am - 11:50 am

    Location: Curacao 5 - 6

    Description: Today there is an intense and dynamic change in strategies, methods and techniques applied to maintenance. There are now dozens of them, and more and more are emerging.

    Currently, the problem that maintenance personnel face is not only knowing and learning techniques, tools and methodologies;=, but also deciding which ones to use at any given time. Making the right choice requires an understanding of your specific assets. environment, operating conditions, and goals.

    Too often we focus on statistical analysis and base strategic decisions on failure probabilities from historical data. In short, we are making decisions in a reactive way.

    Still, no one methodology alone can achieve multidimensional asset performance objectives. The ideal is a balanced combination of them. That is, a set of tools that are integrated into a work scheme with actions developed to improve the reliability of your assets and the organization as a whole.

    Maintenance Optimization

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    The Importance of Walk-down Inspections to a Successful Reliability Program

    Speakers: Forrest Pardue - President/Owner, 24/7 Systems; Bill Slygh - Consultant, PrecisionPDM

    Date & Time: July 27, 10:00 am - 10:50 am

    Location: Curacao 1 -2

    Description: When plants set up their reliability programs, most start with the existing CMMS functional location structure and asset registry. However, if the CMMS information isn’t accurate, the starting point is flawed. Often, this information is no longer valid for a host of varying reasons. As a result, when companies work to improve their vibration, lubrication, or PM programs, they find the initial data questionable.

    This is why it's crucial for facilities to perform walk-down inspections to properly validate CMMS data. Join us for this special session as we explore why walk-down inspections are necessary to achieve optimal reliability program success.

    Attendees will learn:
    Why walk-down inspections are important.
    How to set up a walk-down inspection.
    What should be included in a walk-down inspection.
    How to use walk-down inspection results.
    To be able to locate and identify a facility's critical equipment.

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    Bending CMMS to the P-F curve

    Speaker: Frederic Baudart, CMRP - Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Accruent

    Date & Time: July 28, 11:00 am - 11:50 am

    Location: Curacao 3 -4

    Description: In this session, we will examine where and how maintenance & reliability professionals are spending their time reviewing their maintenance strategy. We will review the basics of P-F curve and how various maintenance strategies align with the different technologies used along the curve.

    Using this framework, we'll take a step back and examine fundamental aspects of our people, processes, and technology that play a role in strategy decisions. We will also define "Capacity Assurance" in the context of maintenance & reliability and how to implement an "Adopt before you adapt" strategy.

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    PdM: Optimizing Maintenance by Reducing Unplanned Downtime

    Speaker: Bharat Vats - Chief Revenue Officer, Novity

    Date & Time: July 26, 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

    Location: Curacao 3 -4

    Description: Over the past decade, manufacturers have been leveraging technologies to introduce higher levels of interconnectivity to optimize their plant operations. These and other industry technologies can have a positive impact on the productivity and profitability of plants, but the key to improving both of these metrics is reducing unplanned downtime.

    In this session, Bharat Vats will talk about what manufacturers need to consider when implementing predictive maintenance (PdM) solutions to optimize their maintenance operations.

    Attendees will learn:
    Major pitfalls are to consider and plan for when implementing a PdM solution
    Best practices when implementing a PdM solution
    Why it's not just important to have a lot of data, but to have the right data

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    Strategies for Removing Water from Lubricants Within Steel Mills and Power Generation Plants

    Speaker: Steffen Nyman - Corporate Trainer & Consultant, C.C. JENSEN & Noria Partner

    Date & Time: July 28, 8:00 am - 8:50 am

    Location: Curacao 5 - 6

    Description: Many oil systems suffers from water problems, especially within steel mills and power generation. When specialized lubricants are required, they create new challenges in terms of water removal, since these fluids may not separate water readily using the oil maintenance equipment you are used to working with. These special fluids have one thing in common; their ability to absorb water and a reluctance to let water separate out freely.

    The presentation discusses what will happen to machines and the lubricants if no action is taken to maintain a low-water content. The participants will get an overview of available water removal technologies as well as their advantages and disadvantages. Cases will also be presented to further highlight these points.

    Attendees will also learn:
    The difference in properties between mineral oils and special fluids capable of dissolving water
    Why there is a need for specialized lubricants like poly-glycols, esters, bio-oils, etc.
    Different technologies to reduce water content in different lubricants
    Cases where reduction of water contamination has led to savings and avoided machine breakdowns

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    Pactiv Evergreen's Journey to Operational Excellence

    Speakers: Jared Saintsing - Reliability Manager, Pactiv Evergreen; Cheyanne King - Reliability Engineer, Pactiv Evergreen

    Date & Time: July 26, 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

    Location: Curacao 1 -2

    Description: In this case study, speaker Jared Saintsing of Pactiv Evergreen will discuss in depth the process they have been undergoing to improve their site reliability.

    By working to transition from a reactive maintenance system to a predictive and proactive system, they have gained real-world experience about how to successfully transition using a number of new maintenance processes and strategies.

    This session will provide a realistic approach for what to expect when you strive to achieve best practices back at your own facility, as well as provide you the opportunity to see where success lies.

    Attendees can also expect to learn about:

    - Maintenance Strategies

    - Different maintenance processes that work together to support operational excellence

    - What obstacles and challenges to expect and how to keep making progress.

    Data Analytics and Troubleshooting

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    Does Your Information System Support Sound Decision Making? Let's Fix That.

    Speaker: Eric Foreman - Customer Operations Executive, Hendrix Precision Maintenance

    Date & Time: July 27, 10:00 am - 10:50 am

    Location: Bonaire 1 - 2

    Description: Data without structure and context is just noise. A solid foundational information structure provides the basis for the context you need to make effective, timely decisions to support your maintenance and reliability objectives.

    In any industry, we find ourselves faced with finite resources, time, capital, and capacity. We cannot hope to optimally utilize those resources without first understanding what we have, including people and assets, how it works, and how it all ties together.

    In this session, guest speaker Eric Foreman will help you establish a foundational information structure that enables efficient collection and analysis of data to support the effective utilization of all of your resources. All of this together will help you establish a path to an information system structure that supports maximizing the value of your finite resources.

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    Solving the Labor Shortage—Find the Missing Crew

    Speaker: Robert De La Garza - Sales Manager, I-care Reliability

    Date & Time: July 26, 11:00 am - 11:50 am

    Location: Curacao 3 -4

    Description: The manufacturing industry is currently facing a severe labor shortage. But that doesn't mean you can't take action to help alleviate the added stress.

    In this session, speaker Robert De La Garza will discuss how manufacturers are solving the skills gap and eliminating wasted labor hours to fill the new open roles.

    During this session, attendees will learn:

    - To reduce non-value add time on PMs.

    - To complete the right maintenance activities at the right time.

    - To deploy maintenance 4.0 best practices to reduce manual data. collection and to optimize data analysis resources.

    - To deploy P&S best practices to improve wrench time and avoid rework.

    - To establish a business case for directing funds to these efforts.

    Root Cause Analysis

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    Case Study: Why You Should Monitor Bearing Oil Temperatures

    Speaker: John Cohn - Senior Hydro Engineer, Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

    Date & Time: July 28, 10:00 am - 10:50 am

    Location: Bonaire 1 - 2

    Description: Most of us are aware that high bearing oil temperatures are not a recipe for reliability, but did you know that overcooling can be just as dangerous as undercooling? In this case study session, we will dig into an overcooling event that resulted in a bearing wipe due to inadequate oil film.

    We will discuss:
    Lessons learned in the aftermath
    Awareness of overcooling
    Potential options for addressing this issue
    How pour point impacts this issue
    Design constraints that may limit oil distribution

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    Expanding the Value of Bearing Failure Investigation by Utilizing Grease Analysis

    Speaker: Rich Wurzbach - President, Mrg Labs

    Date & Time: July 28, 10:00 am - 10:50 am

    Location: Curacao 3 -4

    Description: Bearing failure analysis that relies solely on interpreting damage indication on a cleaned bearing often misses significant contributing factors related to wear particle types, lubricant condition, and the presence of specific contaminants. Grease and debris analysis methods and examples will help attendees understand the added value to the process, and validate the commitment to expanding RCFA of bearings to include grease analysis.

    Practitioners that utilize RCFA to make important decisions to improve reliability will realize that by adding this important element to the process, they are significantly improving the accuracy and value of this analysis.

    Attendees will also:
    Learn how RCFA for bearings that are limited to bearing surface inspection can miss critical contributing causes.
    Understand the proper methods outlined in ASTM D7718 for extracting representative grease samples during RCFA.
    Calculating the additional value of RCFA that includes grease analysis to justify this enhanced investigation and the attendant costs.

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    Root Cause Analysis Q&A

    Speaker: Torbjorn Idhammar - President, IDCON

    Date & Time: July 27, 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

    Location: Curacao 5 - 6

    Description: At your site, when a piece of equipment fails, it can have devastating effects on your productivity. But with the help of Root Cause Analysis, you can better understand why the failure happened and what you can do to prevent it from happening again.

    In this session, we will be answering some of the most common questions facing Root Cause Analysis and providing a deeper understanding of how RCA can positively impact your site. There will also be the opportunity available for a Question and Answer segment where you'll get the chance to ask an industry expert questions regarding your specific situation.

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    Building Your RCA Toolbox

    Speaker: Shon Isenhour - Founding Partner, Eruditio

    Date & Time: July 26, 11:00 am - 11:50 am

    Location: Curacao 1 -2

    Description: Would you work on your car with only a hammer? If the only tool in your root cause analysis toolbox is the "5 whys," then your program is likely not performing optimally.

    In this session, we will look at the basic tools you need, why they are critical, and what happens if you don’t stock your toolbox with the right set of RCA tools. We will talk about real site examples and begin to build a plan to change the results you are getting from your RCA efforts that you can take back and use at your own facility. This will change the way many RCA practitioners think about problem solving.

    In this session, we will also cover:

    - How to reduce the cost of your RCA program

    - What specific tools to use and when to use them

    - Why you need more than "5 whys"

    - How to find the root causes

    - How to methodically eliminate recurring problems

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    Rally for the Cause: Practical Root Cause Analysis for Maintenance Professionals

    Speaker: Brian Hughes - President, Sologic

    Date & Time: July 28, 11:00 am - 11:50 am

    Location: Bonaire 1 - 2

    Description: Reliability & Maintenance professionals often find themselves at the sharp end of solving problems. This is compounded by increases in system complexity and demand for availability, along with pressure to reduce scheduled maintenance windows. They need to be able to rapidly diagnose the problem, understand its causes, and develop short- and long-term solutions that prevent recurrence.

    This session will provide Reliability & Maintenance professionals with a simple, practical, and scalable method for analyzing and solving complex problems in a structured way.

    Attendees will learn knowledge and skills that help them gather evidence and information, accurately describe a problem, understand the a problem's multiple causes, find solutions that prevent recurrence, and share knowledge with others.

    We will cover:
    How to gather and manage data and evidence
    How to define a problem, including when the problem happened, where the problem happened, and the actual and potential impacts of the problem
    How to conduct simple and more complex causal analysis using conditional logic.
    How to identify and select effective corrective and preventive actions that will keep the problem from happening again.
    How to document lessons learned during the analysis and share information with others.

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    Comprehensive Onsite Oil Analysis Including Analysis of Large Wear Debris

    Speaker: Ray Garvey - Reliability Consultant, Ametek Spectro Scientific

    Date & Time: July 26, 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

    Location: Curacao 7 - 8

    Description: Severe wear is a serious, yet controllable, problem. Severe wear debris includes chunks of base metal well beneath the oxide layer on load-bearing surfaces. These larger particles are not easily measured using spectrometric oil analyzers because they are too small for online sensors and chip detectors to read. Particles generated in this size range are evidence of abnormal wear occurring.

    This presentation provides an overview of the challenge, and the refinement in the FPQ-XRF wear debris module of the next generation FieldLab system that will be used by US DoD agencies in the coming years. Attendees at this presentation will also gain an understanding of why machinery components fail, how to identify the progression from incipient to catastrophic using wear debris analysis, and how to interpret severity using on-site oil analysis. They will also learn about:

    Wear mechanisms common to the industry
    Onsite wear debris analysis available to the industry
    Advances in FPQ-XRF measurement
    Flexibility of using Fieldlab for onsite oil analysis right here, right now.

    EHS and Energy Conservation

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    Sustainability – Identifying and Quantifying Carbon Savings in Your Lubrication Program

    Speaker: Kenneth Aucoin - Americas OEM Approvals Manager, Shell

    Date & Time: July 28, 10:00 am - 10:50 am

    Location: Curacao 7 - 8

    Description: Companies are focusing now more than ever on creating, tracking, and meeting sustainability goals. However, organizing a companies’ activities into a single sustainability strategy has historically been a barrier towards implementing and meeting sustainability KPIs:
    Defining Sustainability
    Where to Start on Sustainability
    Applying a Sustainability Approach
    Examples of Sustainability in Action

    In this session, attendees will learn how to apply a sustainability lens to existing efficiency initiatives, explanations of key sustainability concepts, and real industry examples of these propositions. And, recognizing that a large portion of our Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions lie outside of your immediate control, we will discuss supplier partnership examples.

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    Hydroxyl Radicals; A Solution for Indoor Air and Process Sanitation

    Speakers: Tom Moriarty - President, Alidade MER, Inc.; Roger Slotkin - CEO, Radical Clean Solutions

    Date & Time: July 27, 11:00 am - 11:50 am

    Location: Bonaire 1 - 2

    Description: Covid-19 created massive disruption. People remain hesitant to return to workplaces and public facilities due to uncertainty about the work environment. They wonder if there is enough being done to sanitize spaces. Any enclosed areas where there are issues with controlling virus, bacteria, mold and odors are candidates for this natural and green technology.

    This session will introduce the science of and applications for hydroxyl radicals. Hydroxyl radicals are:
    Naturally occurring
    A green tech that requires no chemicals
    Non-toxic to humans, animals, and plants
    Not degrading to stainless steel, cloth, or elastomeric materials
    Sanitizing to the air and surfaces, killing microorganisms including viruses, bacteria, and mold

    In this session, you will learn:
    What atmospheric hydroxyl radicals are and what they do for the atmosphere
    The effectiveness of hydroxyl radicals as shown by independent lab data
    Example applications for hydroxyl radicals for the control of viruses, bacteria, and mold.

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    Clean is Green. Profit from Equipment Cleanliness Inside and Out

    Speaker: Bernie Hall - General Manager, Checkfluid

    Date & Time: July 28, 8:00 am - 8:50 am

    Location: Curacao 1 -2

    Description: Maintaining clean oil is one of the best investments a company can make if they want to become more sustainable and profitable. Oil cleanliness has a direct impact on machine reliability, productivity, and uptime. In a globally competitive market, companies that can maintain and increase their oil cleanliness will be able to keep their costs at a more competitive level, see increased savings, and run a greener operation.

    In this presentation, attendees will learn:
    How companies can be sustainable and profitable at the same time through better lubrication practices.
    How to get "clean" in terms of lubrication, flushing, storage, and transfers.
    How to maintain cleanliness with oil analysis and proper oil sampling.
    How to incorporate condition monitoring tools to achieve a closed system.
    How other companies have become more sustainable and profitable with changes to their lubrication program.
    How to document your sustainable and profitable results to show upper management.

    Workforce Development

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    Workforce Development Lounge (Open Discussion Time)

    Speaker: Conference Staff - Room Moderator, Reliable Plant Conference

    Date & Time: July 26, 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

    Location: Bonaire 5 - 6

    Description: Visit this lounge session Tuesday afternoon for your chance to talk to Reliable Plant Advisors and speakers face-to-face. This lounge session will feature:

    Alejandro Trujillo, Pabelon — Workforce Development Advisor
    Bennett Fitch, Noria Corporation
    + Drop-Ins from other conference speakers and experts

    If you have questions about Workforce Development or just want to talk to a reliability expert about any problem or goal you have, this lounge session is the perfect place for you! Lounge sessions are a period of open time for you to follow-up with a speaker after a session you enjoyed or get a chance to talk to other Reliability experts individually or in small groups.

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    Breaking Down the Silos Between Maintenance and Operations with Daily KPI's and Achievement Surveys

    Speaker: Karl Ouellette - Project Manager, Cogep Inc.

    Date & Time: July 27, 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

    Location: Bonaire 1 - 2

    Description: Most companies are challenged to continuously improve their efficiency, quality, OHS, cost, and delivery time. Faced with issues of manpower scarcity, loss of technical knowledge, and lack of availability of critical components in a growth environment, unplanned downtime has become increasingly critical to industries. More than ever, companies must implement more robust strategies to maintain their operational performance.

    We will also analyze common weaknesses of the partnership between maintenance and operations when it comes to analyzing operational breakdowns, as well as evaluating the effectiveness of maintenance interventions when involving operations. In the end, the partnership between maintenance and operations must be enhanced in order to implement a continuous improvement loop and to encourage various stakeholders at all levels.

    This session will also cover:
    How to establish a downtime process to avoid emotional management
    How to implement a communication structure between maintenance and operation for a better partnership
    How a CMMS can support the root cause analysis processes related to your downtime process
    How to introduce a survey in your CMMS and measure customer satisfaction following your maintenance interventions

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    Driving Reliability Success with a Culture-First Approach

    Speakers: Kevin Keith - Lubrication Specialist, Heartland Pet Food / Blue Buffalo; Matt Felix - Lubrication Specialist, Blue Buffalo

    Date & Time: July 27, 11:00 am - 11:50 am

    Location: Curacao 3 -4

    Description: One of the keys to a reliable plant is the work culture. The culture can dictate almost every facet of facility life, and having a great work culture is an excellent way to boost morale and your bottom line.

    In this case study hosted by speakers Kevin Keith and Matt Felix of Blue Buffalo, you will explore more deeply how culture can leave a lasting, positive impact on your facility.

    Attendees will also learn:
    How to build a culture of positive people.
    Tips and ideas from real-world experiences at Blue Buffalo.
    How to create an environment where employees can experience joy in their work.

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    Skills Mapping for Your Maintenance/Reliability Team

    Speaker: Alejandro Trujillo - CEO, Pabelon

    Date & Time: July 26, 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

    Location: Curacao 3 -4

    Description: In this session, you will begin to take a deeper look at what it means to manage human capital. By understanding how skills are directly related to reliability, you can effectively use a list of predefined skills and positions to productively plan team development and training paths.

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    Empowering Women in Industry

    Speaker: Charli Matthews - CEO, Empowering Brands

    Date & Time: July 27, 11:00 am - 11:50 am

    Location: Bonaire 5 - 6

    Description: A roundtable discussion about equity and inclusion for women in industry.

    Open communication with our peers helps us understand the challenges so we can address them.

    Maintenance & Reliability is a male dominated industry and it is important that we create an inclusive space so women can join the workforce and stay.

    Leadership and Communication

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    Risk Management Comparing Human Health with Equipment Health, Employing a Sense of Urgency

    Speaker: Jeff Walkup - Vice President, Fluid Life Inc.

    Date & Time: July 26, 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

    Location: Curacao 5 - 6

    Description: Many times, in the world of Tribology and Lubrication, we use the illustration of "Anything a doctor can do with blood, we as maintenance and engineering professionals can do the same with various kinds of lubrication." Our bodies can undergo proactive examinations and diagnostic testing, much like our lubrication. This allows us to get to the route cause of different problems and correct them before there is a serious failure.

    This session will discuss why we need to take proactive care of our equipment in order to ensure our facilities and equipment are operating at peak performance.

    Attendees will also learn:

    - How technology is an effective method of monitoring

    - How to focus on the long game

    - How to catch a problem and correct it before it becomes a larger issue

    - How to create a team-oriented mindset

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    Leadership & Communication Lounge (Open Discussion Time)

    Speaker: Conference Staff - Room Moderator, Reliable Plant Conference

    Date & Time: July 26, 11:00 am - 11:50 am

    Location: Bonaire 5 - 6

    Description: Visit this lounge session Tuesday morning for your chance to talk to Reliable Plant Advisors and speakers face-to-face. This lounge session will feature:

    Tor Idhammar, IDCON — Leadership & Communication Advisor

    John Ross, Maintenance Innovators — Physical Asset Management Advisor

    Nathan Wright, Transformational Performance Solutions

    + Drop-Ins from other conference speakers and experts

    If you have questions about Leadership & Communication or just want to talk to a reliability expert about any problem or goal you have, this lounge session is the perfect place for you!

    Lounge sessions are a period of open time for you to follow-up with a speaker after a session you enjoyed or get a chance to talk to other Reliability experts individually or in small groups.

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    “Keeping Score” to Track Your Wins

    Speaker: Nathan Wright - President, Transformational Performance Solutions

    Date & Time: July 26, 10:00 am - 10:50 am

    Location: Curacao 3 -4

    Description: How do we know if we are working on the right thing? Not only is understanding how to set expectations and measure our progress key, but we must also understand how to set the correct goals and targets.

    In this session, we will talk through the process of target and goal setting, specifically about the importance of aligning your leading and lagging expectations. Then we will discuss how to go about ensuring that you are measuring what it is you are trying to achieve by aligning your expectations with your results.

    The fact is that you will never move forward and succeed without knowing if you are headed in the direction you want to go.

    This session will also cover:

    - How to set and align leading and lagging KPIs

    - Basic steps in setting goals

    - Basic steps in setting targets

    - Understanding organization expectations

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    Breaking Out of Maintenance Budget Jail

    Speaker: Torbjorn Idhammar - President, IDCON

    Date & Time: July 26, 10:00 am - 10:50 am

    Location: Bonaire 1 - 2

    Description: One of the largest goals of plant maintenance is ensuring that your equipment, no matter what your site looks like, is operating reliably. But this can feel difficult to achieve if you're stuck in a "budget jail". This budget jail can leave you feeling stranded without many options.

    This session will cover exactly what it means to be in a budget jail as well as provide some effective real-world advice on how to overcome this hurdle and give your site the opportunity to work at peak performance.

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    Roundtable: Maintenance and Reliability Leadership—Determining the Best Maintenance Approach

    Speaker: Nathan Wright - President, Transformational Performance Solutions

    Date & Time: July 28, 10:00 am - 10:50 am

    Location: Bonaire 5 - 6

    Description: As maintenance and reliability leaders, we are charged with deciding which maintenance approach is best for our organization. The issue is there are four maintenance approaches and they are often mislabeled. This leads to confusion and the incorrect application of resources.

    In this session, we will discuss the four approaches and their true meanings and philosophies. This will allow for a better understanding of what the goals and objectives are and when to apply them. If a maintenance and reliability leader can identify the best maintenance approach for their facility, they will be able to better utilize their limited resources to accomplish their mission.

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    Empowering Industry Podcast with Charli Matthews

    Speaker: Charli Matthews - CEO, Empowering Brands

    Date & Time: July 26, 10:00 am - 10:50 am

    Location: Bonaire 5 - 6

    Emerging Trends, Practices and Technologies

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    Why Motion Amplification Needs to be a Part of Your Vibration Technology Toolkit

    Speaker: Jeff Hay - CEO, RDI Technologies

    Date & Time: July 28, 10:00 am - 10:50 am

    Location: Curacao 1 -2

    Description: Motion Amplification is a camera-based, full-field motion and vibration technique that detects subtle motion and enhances that motion to a level visible to the naked eye. By utilizing the millions of pixels in today’s modern cameras and turning those pixels into data points from which to extract motion, the technique allows visualization and measurement of motion across large fields of view with 100% coverage.

    Since its introduction, Motion Amplification has rapidly evolved to include a host of other full-field vibration techniques that enhance the use of camera-based vibration and motion measurement. This talk will provide a comprehensive look at a range of new techniques along with case studies that produce multiple layers of data extracted from video to better understand the motion in the scene. Frequency, amplitude, and phase are all fundamental to vibration and will be specifically discussed to demonstrate how they each can be quantified and visualized.

    This session will also cover:
    How you can apply Motion Amplification to your reliability program at any stage
    How to get to the root cause of your asset pain points in a fraction of the time
    How to increase the safety of your team by utilizing cameras
    How visual reporting to leadership changes outcomes

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    How to Minimize Machine Asset Downtime with Sensor-Based Solutions

    Speaker: Abhishek Jadhav - Business Development Manager, Sensata Technologies

    Date & Time: July 27, 11:00 am - 11:50 am

    Location: Curacao 1 -2

    Description: Industrial IoT helps take purpose-built machines and systems and make them smart, transforming them into living, intelligent systems. As machines have become more intuitive, so has the need to accurately monitor their health, efficiency, and performance. Sensors have, in turn, been elevated in importance as a critical part of the manufacturing ecosystem. However, many plant managers end up monitoring only the most critical assets, leaving the majority of their plant floor unprotected and unmonitored.

    In this session, Abhishek will present a series of case studies showing how affordability, scalability, and ease of use enabled factory and building managers to protect all of their assets while reducing operational costs, increasing productivity, and optimizing performance.

    You will learn:
    How IoT is affordable at the plant level
    How to easily deploy wireless IoT solutions which help predict failure before it impacts production.
    How to get actionable insights so you can optimize the efficiency and reliability of your equipment.

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    Robotics & Automation Panel with FANUC, Adams Corp, and EZ Automation Systems

    Speaker: Gretchen Philyaw - President, Magenta Technologies, LLC

    Date & Time: July 26, 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

    Location: Bonaire 1 - 2

    Description: As more automated and robotics technologies become a common fixture in industrial plants, we must learn how to leverage this technology strategically and how it fits into larger maintenance and reliability initiatives.

    This panel will bring together robotics and automation experts to talk about how these technologies are being used today, common pitfalls and misconceptions, and some healthy speculation on the future.

    Attendees will hear different perspectives from panelists and ask questions about implementation or the future of automation and robotics during the Question & Answer portion of the session.

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    IoT for Condition Monitoring—Uncertainties to Consider Before a Trial

    Speaker: Ed Spence - Managing Director, The Machine Instrumentation Group

    Date & Time: July 28, 8:00 am - 8:50 am

    Location: Curacao 3 -4

    Description: In this session hosted by speaker Ed Spence, he will talk about how to reduce uncertainty and risk with regard to testing, piloting, or developing IoT systems as well as review common specifications and features to help:
    Increase understanding of what an loT system is and does
    Understand where pitfalls lie and how to avoid them
    Reduce the risks when choosing a system to pilot

    In this session, attendees will:
    Better understand loT concepts, technologies, and specifications
    Understand the potential pitfalls when testing, piloting, or deploying a new system
    Realize options available to reduce risk when embracing loT
    Gain a clearer framework for assessing loT claims and options.

    Condition Monitoring Strategies

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    Turbine Oil Analysis and Sensor Integration—Is This the Future of Oil Analysis?

    Speaker: Jorge Alarcon - jorge.alarcon@bureauveritas.com, BUREAU VERITAS

    Date & Time: July 26, 11:00 am - 11:50 am

    Location: Bonaire 1 - 2

    Description: Emerging technologies like sensors and data analytics have become increasingly present in the industrial world. With oil analysis sensors being becoming a large part of facility life, it leaves many wondering where the oil analysis laboratory is in this new scenario.

    Developed from over 10 years of laboratory data and three years of integration with oil sensors, this case study shows where the integration between new technologies and traditional analysis is headed.

    In this session, attendees will learn about:

    - The future of oil analysis and sensors.

    - Data analytics and how they apply to oil analysis.

    - Oil sensor technology.

    - The basics of oil analysis.

    - The basics of maintenance and reliability.

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    Bridging the Vibration Gap with Digital Vibration Products

    Speaker: Peter Eitnier - Senior Application Engineer, Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies

    Date & Time: July 27, 10:00 am - 10:50 am

    Location: Curacao 3 -4

    Description: This presentation will delve into new digital solutions that allow a facility to integrate vibration trending and analysis into the existing process monitoring infrastructure and capitalize on the smart manufacturing breakthroughs.

    This session will detail migrating from an analog configuration using separate maintenance and conditioning monitoring systems to an integrated digital system based on the existing process automation infrastructure that capitalizes on smart manufacturing breakthroughs. With monitoring and control in one place, it’s much easier to realize the reliability gains that digital manufacturing offers: improved safety, optimized performance, and longer machine life.

    This session will also teach attendees:
    How digital HART vibration sensors can exchange information directly with distributed control systems.
    How process infrastructures make it easy to integrate vibration trending into process monitoring.
    How to get meaningful process outputs from simplified vibration data without sacrificing full-spectrum vibration data that is valuable for machinery fault analysis.
    How to get 4-20 mA vibration data from independently configurable bands for multi-targeted fault detection, based on full vibration spectrum data, from a single digital device.
    Basic understanding of CBM and vibration monitoring

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    Managing Risk and Reliability of Substation Assets

    Speaker: Bob Rasor - Director Of Transformer Services, SDMyers

    Date & Time: July 27, 10:00 am - 10:50 am

    Location: Curacao 7 - 8

    Description: Transformer and substation asset management has a major concern in terms of reliability and risk tolerance for companies nationwide, and the demands for production and efficiency must factor in time for practical, results-oriented steps to attain optimal reliability. These are critical to understanding the importance of reliability regarding your electrical power system.

    In this session, you will learn transformers require regular evaluations – not just electrically, but also from trending of chemical, mechanical, and thermal perspectives. You'll develop an understanding of what can be controlled with the non-evasive benefits of regular fluid testing and infrared imaging, and through the use of real-life examples, you'll discover and learn about different action plans and their real outcomes.


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    Lubricant Cleanliness: The Power of Particle Count

    Speaker: David Swanson - Director of Technical Services, Polaris Laboratories

    Date & Time: July 27, 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

    Location: Curacao 7 - 8

    Description: It is well known that lubricant cleanliness is an important maintenance objective. While the purpose of oil analysis in achieving that goal may be familiar, there are often many unknowns surrounding proper practices and how to effectively translate the data into measurable results. In this session, you'll find the answers to the bigger questions like:

    • How does fluid cleanliness impact maintenance planning?
    • What role does cleanliness ultimately play in asset integrity and overall reliability?

    Not only will you have these questions answered, but you'll discover why improving fluid cleanliness is one of the single most significant impacts you can make in extending component life.

    Hosted by POLARIS Laboratories' Director of Technical Services, David Swanson, this session will explore particle counting and attendees will learn:
    What fluid cleanliness best practices are.
    How, why, and when to use particle counting for oil analysis testing.
    What applications are most susceptible to particle damage.
    What the advantages and disadvantages are of different testing methods.
    Different particle counting techniques.
    The difference between hard and soft particles and their effects on your equipment.

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    Measuring Bearing Friction in Real-Time: What 8.5 Billion Data Points has Taught Us

    Speaker: Blair Fraser - Director, Global Operations, UE Systems

    Date & Time: July 26, 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

    Location: Curacao 5 - 6

    Description: 80% of premature bearing failures are lubrication related - however, even a solid route-based inspection program can't prevent all premature failures from happening. By collecting nearly 8.5 billion data points, we were able to accurately review the real-time friction values of thousands of bearings and confirm that proper lubrication applied at the right time and in the right amounts can and will bring friction levels back to the desired baseline. This presentation will cover these findings to delve deeper into the world of friction and what it means for your plant reliability.

    This session will also discuss:
    What factors contribute to 80% of premature bearing failures.
    The simplicity and versatility that ultrasound technology can provide while monitoring bearing health.
    The ways traditional route-based inspection programs fall short.
    The impact real-time friction monitoring can have on the health of your assets.

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    Data Analysis and Forecasting Algorithms

    Speaker: Haider Istanbouli - Sales Manager, AiSight

    Date & Time: July 27, 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

    Location: Curacao 3 -4

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    Increasing Mechanical Reliability with Infrared Thermography

    Speaker: Don Donofrio - Instructor & Consultant, The Snell Group

    Date & Time: July 28, 11:00 am - 11:50 am

    Location: Curacao 1 -2

    Description: Infrared cameras are widely used for inspecting electrical systems, however, there are huge equipment reliability rewards to be gained by inspecting mechanical equipment with infrared. Infrared thermography compliments well with other condition monitoring technologies such as vibration, ultrasound, and electric motor testing.

    Making sense of a complex piece of mechanical equipment you are inspecting is not always easy. In this session, we will discuss several approaches to breaking down a machine into its simpler components and determining what normal thermal signatures should be. Attendees will leave with a much better understanding of the conditions needed for successful inspections of mechanical systems as well as many examples of typical “finds.”

    Safety practices for the thermographer will be explored, as well as how to set up routes and inspection frequencies. These factors can vary from facility to facility and industry to industry, but general practices that should be observed will be explored, as well as determining the criticality of equipment and the various methods for accomplishing this task. The pre-inspection processes will be discussed as well as investigating the basic knowledge the thermographer will need to be successful.

    A significant amount of time will be spent on thermally inspecting electric motors as they are ubiquitous in most all industries and facilities, and in addition, what other technologies work well with IR for diagnosing possible electric motor problems. Other equipment; such as constant velocity joints, universal joints, bearings of all types, belt drives, gear boxes, couplings, heavy equipment, and mobile equipment will also be discussed. Other applications to be examined are storage tank levels, valve operations, steam traps, refractory, heat exchangers, robotic welders, and sub-surface inspections.

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    Lubrication Continuous Improvement through Prescriptive Oil Analysis

    Speaker: Mark Barnes - Senior Vice President Global Sales, Des-Case Corporation

    Date & Time: July 27, 11:00 am - 11:50 am

    Location: Curacao 7 - 8

    Description: While many companies perform routine oil analysis on critical assets, many fail to take full advantage of oil analysis in driving continuous improvement of their lubrication practices.

    In this session we will dive deeper into oil analysis to uncover hidden trends and data points that provide vision and direction for taking your lubrication program to the next level.

    In this session, attendees will learn:
    How to improve their maintenance program with oil analysis
    What oil analysis can do for their equipment
    How to read oil analysis reports
    What hidden trends and data points oil analysis offers
    What direction you can take with the oil analysis results

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    Dry RPVOT as a Novel Performance Test for Advanced Condition Monitoring of Turbines

    Speaker: Andy Lantos - Analytical Developments & Technology, Laboratorio Dr. Lantos - Wearcheck Argentina

    Date & Time: July 27, 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

    Location: Bonaire 1 - 2

    Description: Since its original approval in 1964, the Rotating Pressure Vessel Oxidation Test has been the primary oxidation performance test for turbine oils. When this test was developed, the steam turbine was the primary power generation equipment in the market. Today those trends have changed, and gas turbines are now the primary power generation equipment.

    In this session, we will discuss the application of a Dry-RPVOT and how it compares to the Standard version. New and in-service fluids will be compared using both the dry and wet version of this oxidation performance test – along with intermediate chamber extraction samples having supported chemical testing.

    In this session, attendees will learn:
    The importance of performance testing and condition monitoring for turbines, compressors, and hydraulic fluids
    The evolution in the chemistry of lubricant formulations
    The evolution of the power generation market and how it impacts lubrication

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Reliable Plant adheres rigorously to all CAN-SPAM legislation and we always make it easy for opt-in recipients to to opt-out of any communication sent on behalf of Reliable Plant. We utilize 3rd party data processors in our emailing campaigns and those parties have been chosen for their adherence to the same CAN-SPAM legislation and data integrity, safety and security. GDPR requires the easy ‘forgetting’ or deletion of user data and Reliable Plant adheres to accommodating these requests. Due to ensuring those users who globally opt-out of email delivery, a unique identifier – an email only in this case – is still stored with our 3rd party processors to ensure that email as an identifier is not added back into our databases. A user can be added back into our system only if they specifically double opt in via our secure forms to validate the email as owned or authorized by them and then agree to receive communications. All other data associated with a request for deletion will be eliminated from any Reliable Plant system or database.

White Papers

When you download a White Paper, your Personal Data is collected on a form and your Personal Data may be shared with the provider of the White Paper.

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You can unsubscribe from any of our email communications by following the unsubscribe instructions located at the bottom of every email we send. You can also contact us via privacy@noria.com, call us at +1-918-749-1400 or write to us at the address listed below.

Reliable Plant
1328 E. 43rd Court
Tulsa, OK 74105

From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will use for these new purposes only data collected from the time of the policy change forward.

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us via privacy@noria.com, call us at +1-918-749-1400 or write to us at the address listed below.

Reliable Plant
1328 E. 43rd Court
Tulsa, OK 74105