Sunday 29th August 2021
Day 1: session 1: Condition Monitoring Mapping in the Time Domain  
  • Speaker: Jim Fitch
  • Topic Details: The condition monitoring universe consists of online sensors, route-based sensors and laboratory analysis.
    The list of technologies applied is extensive and include motion amplification, wear particle characterization, acoustic imaging, data analytics and so much more. Of course, there are also human sensors and the supercomputer in our brain. The optimized use of condition monitoring is examined in this paper using an novel infographic mapping tool
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Day 1: session 2: Transform Your Equipment Reliability using Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)  
  • Speaker: Nancy Regan
  • Topic Details: Join me as we discover how you can improve your equipment’s Reliability using Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM). When you avoid the rabbit holes many organizations fall into, RCM can produce results capable of transforming Reliability. During this presentation, we’ll reveal the most common mistakes that organizations make when implementing RCM, and we’ll debunk the misconceptions that may be holding you back from implementing this incredible process
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Monday 30th August 2021
Day 2: session 1: Applying RCM Within the Asset Management Context  
  • Speaker: Jesus R. Siftone
  • Topic Details: Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is the most successful method we have for developing failure consequence management policies to sustain the functional performance of our physical assets. Despite its name, it goes well beyond maintenance to include operational, engineering, procedural, process, and training outcomes. It can touch on many aspects of our businesses if we utilize physical assets – and these days, just about everyone does. Since RCM has such broad implications, then where does it fit in modern business management systems? We will present RCM with an Asset and Risk Management approach to ensure the effort is aligned not only to the Maintenance Department’s goals but also with the whole organization’s objectives
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Day 2: Session 2: From RCM-R® to Maintenance Task Analysis  
  • Speaker: Lucas Marino
  • Topic Details: RCM is a process to determine what must be done for assets to continue delivering what their owners want them to do under a specific operating context. Many organizations struggle to obtain optimal results from Reliability Centered Maintenance despite its proven efficacy in many industrial sectors. There are many reasons for it, including improper task logistics at the implementation phase. MTA (Maintenance Task Analysis) defines detailed maintenance task requirements such as type of worker, training, tools, spares, etc., once the RCM-R analysis defines the tasks. RCM-R and MTA are applicable across the various asset life cycle phases. Their combined use enables users to determine the broad failure consequence managements strategies, the particular tasks stemming from them and, all the supporting logistics for ensuring assets render maximum value for the organization.
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Monday 31th August 2021
Day 3 – Session 1: Lubrication Best Practices  
  • Speaker: Allan Rienstra
  • Topic Details: Did you know that more than 60% of all bearings do not make it to their full L10 life? For greaseable bearings, over 80% of failures are attributed to poor lubrication practices. Ultrasound takes the guess work out of how your bearings react to each shot of grease by providing instant feedback with every injection. Delivering the right lubricant at the right location, with the right quantity at the right interval and with the right indicators will have you greasing your bearings right every time.
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Day 3 Session 2: Criticality – correct action will lead to extended lifetime  
  • Speaker: Stefan Furness
  • Topic Details: During this session we will take you through the different techniques and possibilities that could help you and your plant to plan the correct activity and the right time and extend the lifecycle of the equipment. Specially how do you evaluate different machines criticality and priority, in relation to what kind of condition system and technique you should use on different machine.
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Wednesday 1 September 2021
Day 4 - Session 1: Iriss Ecosystem Part A  
  • Speaker: Paul GoodBody
  •  Speaker Biography: Paul Goodbody CAT 3 IRT & CAT 2 ASU, ARP-1, CRL A Senior Thermographer and Electrician that focuses on condition-based monitoring and inspection of electrical and mechanical systems. With a CAT 3 IRT certification and a CAT 2 ASU certification, Paul helps to develop the coursework and teaches our Infrared-focused courses. A graduate of St. Bedes Cambridge and the Huntingdon Technical College, Paul also spent 24 years in the British Royal Air Force as an aircraft electrician and specialized in NDT on rotary and fixed wing Jets.
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Day 4 Session 2: Improving lubricated equipment operational reliability through a solid contamination control strategy  
  • Speaker: Martjin De Jager
  • Topic Details: I’m looking at speaking about contamination control, the strategy (set targets, take action, measure results), the goals and our solutions
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Day 4- Session 3 : Breaking out of the Reactive Maintenance Cycle of Doom ( Jason Tranter)  
  • Speaker: Jason Tranter
  • Topic Details: Many organizations strive to achieve high levels of reliability, but the biggest hurdle is overcoming reactive maintenance. If your organization experiences frequent unplanned breakdowns, the first goal should be to focus on how to see the problems coming, efficiently managing the failures that do occur, and to eliminate the reasons why the failures are occurring. If we focus on the minimum set of changes that will achieve those goals, we will significantly reduce costs and the number of safety/environmental incidents. Achieving this goal will set your organization up for success to achieve higher levels of reliability and performance.
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Thursday 2nd September 2021
Day 5 - Session 1: Iriss Ecosystem Part B  
  • Speaker: Mark Senton
  • Speaker Biography: A former Royal Navy Marine Engineering Artificer with a background of over 25 years’ experience in industry, asset management, maintenance, and computerised maintenance management systems. For the last 15 years a leading influencer in Condition Based Monitoring. Ambassador for Designing for Safety & Reliability (DFSR) regimes, incorporating technologies in IR inspection, Ultrasonic Analysis , Route planning & recording and CBM reporting. Advising and
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Day 5 - Session 3 : Lubrication Expertise in your Pocket  
  • Speaker:Bennett Fitch
  • Speaker Biography: Bennett Fitch is the Director of Product Development and Lubrication Program Development (LPD) Services for Noria Corporation. Additionally, he serves as a senior technical consultant where he manages LPD projects and instructs Machinery Lubrication (Level I and II) and Oil Analysis (Level II and III) courses. Bennett is an experienced instructor with an interactive, yet relaxed approach to engage his audience. His expertise is established from years within oil analysis and machinery lubrication as the core of his career. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology with a concentration in applied tribology and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Tulsa. Bennett is also certified through the International Council for Machinery Lubrication as a Machinery Lubrication Engineer (MLE), Machinery Lubrication Technician Level II (MLT II) and Machine Lubricant Analyst Level III (MLA III).
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Friday 3rd September 2021
Day 6 Session 1 : Improving Mechanical Reliability of Electric Submersible Pumps  
  • Speaker:Dr. Adolfo Delgado
  • Topic Details: Electric submersible pumps (ESP) boost pressure to maintain or increase flow rates in oil wells. High cost of subsea installations and recurring failures in specific geographic regions are driving the need for developing ESPs with higher reliability and run life. This presentation will focus on the reliability of the pump section and a description of the research facilities and ongoing research programs at the Texas A&M Turbomachinery Laboratory.
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Day 6 Session 2 Integrating On site Oil Analysis to Reliability Programs- Success Lessons from Cement and Mining industries  
  • Speaker:Daniel Walsh
  • Topic Details: Onsite oil analysis solutions have been adopted by many industries across the world in the last 5 years due to breakthroughs in testing equipment and easy to use software. Our experience, as providers of oil analysis solutions is that customers have found significant cost savings and higher reliability uptime when they integrate immediate, locally generated oil analysis data and diagnostics. Regional African customers in the Mining and Cement industries have been early adopters, and we will share their success stories on how they adapted this technology and demonstrated cost savings.
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