30th Annual Conference Track Session Schedule

Tuesday, October 18

How to Eliminate Data Silos to Drive Better Reliability Decisions at Your Facility

Time:
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Track:
Track 1: Business and Management

Room Location:
306

Speaker:
Sean Rosier
Principal, Solutions Pinnacle

In this presentation, Sean Rosier, Principal of Solutions at Pinnacle will discuss how facilities can approach solving common data challenges to build a strong reliability program.

Defect Elimination: Breaking the Reactive Cycle

Time:
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Track:
Track 2: Manufacturing Process Reliability (Tuesday) / Track 3: Equipment Reliability (Wednesday)

Room Location:
304

Speaker:
Michelle Henley
President, TMG Frontline Solutions, LLC

The reactive maintenance cycle is all too familiar - equipment fails, operations calls maintenance, maintenance repairs it and turns it back over to operations – "rinse, repeat". Fighting this battle becomes all consuming. It seems like the harder we work, the more there is to do. That is not a false perception. From a systems perspective, it is painfully true that defects beget defects; the more you have, the more you get. But this truth is also the key to getting out of the reactive churn. By attacking defects at their source rather than battling the symptoms, we can turn the vicious cycle of defects into a virtuous one. Join me for a conversation about improving performance using Defect Elimination to break the reactive cycle.

10 True Stories: How Industry Leaders are Reducing Costs, Maintenance Issues, and Downtime

Time:
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Track:
Track 3: Equipment Reliability

Room Location:
Ballroom A

Speaker:
L.J. Andreuzzi
MRO Business Development Manager, Henkel LOCTITE


Maintenance Managers, Planners, and Supervisors around the world are looking to increase team efficiency and safety, while decreasing chronic maintenance issues and unscheduled downtime - with the ultimate goal of seeing ZERO unplanned downtime. By focusing on the fundamentals of plant maintenance and equipment reliability - as well as leading the team in proven processes - we can get closer to that important objective. During this session, you will learn real-life examples and applications where maintenance personnel depended on industry experts to find solutions that proactively prevented redundant asset failures and unplanned downtime, all the while increasing overall safety and resulting in significant cost savings. Come see which recent, real-world success stories YOU can incorporate into the maintenance goals of YOUR organization!

Journey to Excellence – Off the Beaten Path

Time:
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Track:
Track 4: Organization and Leadership

Room Location:
301

Speaker:
Cliff Williams
Maintenance and Reliability Advisor, People and Processes Inc

“The Journey of a Thousand Miles starts but with a single step” – Chinese Proverb But in what direction, what do I need to get me to the destination – heck how do I know what the destination is? A journey inevitably involves change. Do you have trouble implementing change? Could it be that the journey is not well planned and explained- maybe you don’t have a map! This presentation will follow one group’s journey and watch them CREATE their map as the take each new step. We will see them overcome roadblocks, some they never knew existed, in unique ways.

Challenges of Precision Maintenance at the Field

Time:
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Track:
Track 5: Work Management

Room Location:
305

Speaker:
Abdullah AlKhudhayr
CMRP, Reliability Engineer, Saudi Aramco


The topic will present the challenges of precision maintenance at the field with a case study to simplify the message and lesson learned

How a Connected Workforce Improves Maintenance Productivity
Daniel Goulet, Director of Customer Success, Mobideo Technologies

Time:
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Track:
Track 6: Emerging Technologies Track (IIoT, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Cyber Security)

Room Location:
302

Speaker:
Daniel Goulet
Director of Customer Success, Mobideo Technologies

Colin Xander
Corporate Turnaround Manager, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company L.P.

Optimizing complex work processes and empowering collaborative teamwork, contractor management, and knowhow ingestion is vital to modern day maintenance productivity. A Connected Workforce digitally connects teams to deliver success in maintenance and turnaround operations, driving innovation and forward-thinking. By revolutionizing the way workers consume and create information onsite, digitalization streamlines collaborative work and dramatically improves manageability. Digitally-connected workforces are able to move faster, react quicker to change, and generate the real-time data that supports innovation in any organization. In this Case Study, you will hear how Chevron Phillips Chemical is on the journey to a connected workforce with clearer insight into work processes, and plans for continued growth through digital transformation.

Strategic Planning – Creating a Strategic Plan and Generating Excitement For The Journey

Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Track:
Track 1: Business and Management

Room Location:
306

Speaker:
John Ross
CMRP, Senior Consultant, Marshall Institute

From American Crystal Sugar’s Packaging Warehouse Superintendent and from the author of The Reliability Excellence Workbook−From Ideas to Action, and Cover Your A$$ets−Asset Management At Your Place and at Your Pace. Learn from this dynamic case study about the importance of inclusion and instilling pride and ownership in the creation of a true strategic plan. Hear about the success of keeping the excitement alive and productive through years of implementation and gain a sense of true sustainment for continuous improvement. This is a joint presentation from the successful client and the senior maintenance and reliability consultant. Attendees will learn the application skills and be able to forge a path to develop their own successful strategic plan, with years of effective execution.

Error-Proofing Your Electrical Maintenance Program

Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Track:

Track 2: Manufacturing Process Reliability (Tuesday) /
Track 3: Equipment Reliability (Wednesday)

Room Location:
304

Speaker:
Martin Robinson
CMRP, Founder/CEO, IRISS Inc.


While no program is 100% error proof, the popularity of condition based maintenance inspections is growing as companies strive to improve profitability, uptime and safety. They allow the testing of fully energized electrical systems without risk to personnel. Those who are implementing EMSD based programs are reaping significant benefits in terms of efficiency gains, cost control and accident prevention.

Building your PM Tasks Doesn’t Have to be a Time and Resource Kille

Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Track:
Track 3: Equipment Reliability

Room Location:
Ballroom A

Speaker:
Owe Forsberg

CMRP, Vice President, IDCON Inc

John Todd
Sr. Business Consultant, Total Resource Management, Inc.

Developing the right list of Preventive Maintenance tasks for your equipment is often time and resource consuming. To do it right many plants and mills would need to dedicate a Subject Matter Expert at the corporate level, full-time, for over a year to form teams and create all these tasks. They must rely on everyone's experience and may have a hard time reaching consensus But is there another way that would allow plants to generate a list of PMs, starting with only a database of assets

Developing Your Workforce Using CMRT

Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Track:
Track 4: Organization and Leadership

Room Location:
301

Speaker:
Terry Harris
CMRP, President

A Very effective process for accessing and developing a maintenance work is using the Body of Knowledge from the Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician information. It can be used to access skills and develop training programs.

Why Don’t Companies Use the CMMS to its Full Potential?

Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Track:
Track 5: Work Management

Room Location:
305

Speaker:
Bill Judson
Senior Consultant, Performance Consulting Associates Inc

This presentation will review the key attributes of a CMMS required to support specific performance levels (e.g. a complete and accurate asset list consisting of well-structured asset hierarchy and attached equipment, detailed failure coding, work order coding, extensive bills-of-materials attached to equipment, detailed job plans, alignment to workflows); the practices typically employed to keep the system aligned to the needs of maintenance and the asset base; and use cases for how the CMMS can identify and eliminate problems in the asset base, optimize maintenance planning, and drive cost savings in MRO materials.

Digital Transformation for Maintenance and Operations

Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Track:
Track 6: Emerging Technologies Track (IIoT, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Cyber Security)

Room Location:
302

Speaker:
Kristine Davis
Marketing, Prometheus Group

Join Prometheus Group on an exploration of how true integration between your maintenance, operations, health and safety, contractors, shutdown/outage and asset data teams can produce exceptional ROI by increasing productivity, decreasing unplanned downtime, optimizing inventory management and capturing and sharing information in real-time.

What Do RCA Analysts and Therapists Have in Common? More Than You Think!

Time:
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Track:
Track 4: Organization and Leadership

Room Location:
301

Speaker:
Bob Latino
N/A, Principal, Prelical Solutions, LLC

Ken Latino
CMRP, Managing Director, Prelical Solutions, LLC

I view lead analysts as a form of an 'organizational therapist'. We both seek to understand the basis of human reasoning, which is why good people often make bad decisions. Unfortunately, most people judge others by the outcomes of their decisions, not their intent. Holistic RCA is all about understanding the intent of the decision. Contrary to popular belief, in most cases it’s not the decision-maker who caused the bad outcome, it’s the organizational systems that failed them that are the culprits. These are our policies, procedures, training systems, technology systems and more importantly, the effectiveness of our support, oversight and enforcement systems. If we provide our workforce the right information to make the best decision, they will!

Choosing and Using Best Maintenance KPIs

Time:
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Track:
Track 5: Work Management

Room Location:
305

Speaker:
Doc Palmer
CMRP, Managing Partner / Author
Richard Palmer & Associates / McGraw-Hill Maintenance Planning & Scheduling Handbook

Metrics, metrics, everywhere! Palmer gives a simple, but vital perspective on selecting and using KPIs for outstanding maintenance performance. We need certain KPIs to control our scarce maintenance resources and provide for plant success. Some KPIs are needed. Yet, some popular KPIs can actually be counterproductive and by using them, we make our companies worse! Not only that, some of the needed KPI’s make our companies worse by using them the wrong way. Other metrics simply waste our time in putting them together and reviewing them. Palmer shows both how to find and how to use critical KPIs. Use the proper KPIs properly and have a great plant!

Detect Faults Faster With the Power of Motion Amplification

Time:
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Track:
Track 6: Emerging Technologies Track (IIoT, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Cyber Security)

Room Location:
302

Speaker:
Jeff Hay
CEO and Inventor, RDI Technologies

Motion Amplification is a rapidly evolving technology that is being utilized more and more within the condition monitoring and maintenance industry. With this rapid evolution comes new capabilities and use cases. In this presentation Dr. Jeff Hay, the inventor of Motion Amplification, will cover how Motion Amplification is being integrated into Maintenance and Reliability Programs around the globe. This presentation will include case studies and examples from practitioners that demonstrate how and when to utilize the technology for maximum effectiveness and produce the best results. We will highlighting how the technology has been utilized to solve real problems along with the strategies used to deploy Motion Amplification as a new tool in the reliability toolbox.

A Remarkable Reliability Journey – Equipment, Processes, and People

Time:
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Track:
Track 4: Organization and Leadership

Room Location:
301

Speaker:
Dan Moss
CMRP, Vice President, Operations, Performance Consulting Associates. Inc

The success of reliability programs greatly depends on the design and deployment of an effective asset performance strategy, work management processes, and an experienced and skilled workforce aligned toward common improvement goals. This presentation demonstrates how the most advanced energy storage solution company, Clarios, joined forces with two professional reliability-focused companies—Performance Consulting Associates and Allied Reliability—to find better asset reliability solutions. In 2020, the three entities collaborated to develop an improvement plan that would close those gaps. A main objective was transforming the company culture from “fighting fires and changing parts” to effectively executing planned, proactive work driven by “condition monitoring” via root cause analysis of “bad actors,” . The approach and results of this case study will drive a lively discussion.

Maintenance vs. Reliability: Optimal Performance Starts with Better

Time:
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Track:
Track 5: Work Management

Room: Location:
305

Speaker:
Nick Jones
CMRP, Senior Reliability Engineer, Bently Nevada ARMS Reliability

This presentation will cover four different categories that fall under functional requirements for most organizations then expand on how to identify the people and processes needed to carry out the work, how to determine who owns the process for resolution, and to create a process to drive the right activities and ensure optimal maintenance and reliability.

Emerging Technologies: Non-invasive Condition Monitoring for Electrical Asset Management

Time:
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Track:
Track 6: Emerging Technologies Track (IIoT, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Cyber Security)

Room Location:
302

Speaker:
Traci Hopkins
Membership Recruitment Coordinator, EPRA

There is a “better practice,” and it starts with awareness and understanding. NiCM keeps operators fully aware of the health of industrial assets while saving money, lives, production, and the environment. This presentation is a great place increase your knowledge of emerging technologies and how we move from merely maintaining the status quo to creating more reliable and safer power systems.

Soup for the Soul: Bringing it All Together

Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Track:
Track 4: Organization and Leadership

Room Location:
301

Speaker:
Jeff Shiver
CMRP, Managing Principal, People and Processes, Inc

Soup for the Soul: Bringing it all together

How to Maintain Optimum Inventory Levels by Analyzing CMMS and Asset Reliability Data

Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Track:
Track 5: Work Management

Room Location:
305

Speaker:
Manjish Naik

CMRP, Product Manager, General Electric

YanPei Chao
CMRP, Product Manager, General Electric

Maintenance organizations have a challenge in stocking spares at the optimum level. Reactive asset failures may require immediate spares, which may be expensive to order in an expedited fashion and any delays due to out-of-stock spares, increase production losses. Overstocking spares is also not a good solution as they may end up being wasted and sunk cost, if they are not utilized by the expiry date. We will focus on how to maintain optimum levels of inventory by analyzing asset reliability and predicting failures based on benchmark data. Since data quality is an essential driver, we will also cover some strategies to ensure the data is trustworthy enough to make these decisions.

Transforming your Mechanical Integrity Program through Automation and Innovation

Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Track:
Track 6: Emerging Technologies Track (IIoT, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Cyber Security)

Room Location:
302

Speaker:
Mike Switala

Intelligent Asset Management Midwest Market Unit Lead, 
Accenture

Sarah Crabb
Industry X Innovation Lead for North America, Accenture

Executing Mechanical Integrity transformation projects, such as Risk Based Inspection (RBI), traditionally requires extensive manual effort and heavy capital investment. The results lead to incremental improvement in compliance, risk, and cost and are often times negated by post-implementation sustainability issues. Join our team to see how leveraging the recent advancement and focus in Digital Twin and Data Analytics technology has reduced the barrier to entry for operators to embed innovation and automation into your Mechanical Integrity initiatives.

Wednesday, October 19

Empower Your Reliability Culture and Vitalize Your Own Purpose

Time:
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Track:
Track 4: Organization and Leadership

Room Location:
301

Speaker:
Nancy Regan
RCM Practitioner, 
RCMTrainingOnline.com

The fundamentals of Maintenance and Reliability are a significant part of an effective Reliability Culture, but people implement the solutions that help organizations achieve results. That’s why it is essential to take care of our “Human Reliability.” As human beings, our most powerful enemies lurk in the shadows and when we are inspired with a meaningful purpose, they can become even stronger. They pounce and use all their might to strangle us, unless we confront them effectively. Join Nancy as she reveals how to defeat the enemies and embolden yourself so you can bring your own goals alive. Nancy shares how to use your newfound (personal) authority to inspire commitment from team members and to foster a Reliability Culture that vitalizes objectives.

A Broader Look at the Elements of Work Management

Time:
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Track:
Track 5: Work Management

Room Location:
305

Speaker:
Raymond Amaning-Agyarko
CMRP, Maintenance Planner, 
Blueridge Consolidated Ltd.

An efficient Work Management is required to achieve a world class Maintenance and Reliability function. This presentation will be focused on how to efficiently harness the various elements of work management as a key pillar of SMRP Body of Knowledge to achieve success in the Maintenance and Reliability function. An efficient work management system offer an organization the opportunity to be profitable by utilizing the limited material and human resources, identifying, reducing or eliminating safety, environment and operational risk. Efficient work management also facilitate identifying opportunities for continuous improvement. This presentation will briefly touch on a matrix for prioritizing and filtering backlog, how backlog is fed into the work management process flow and the effect of uncontrolled backlog on Maintenance and Reliability.

Case Study: How Digitalization Aided in Rapidly Overcoming an Unplanned Outage at Delek US

Time:
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Track:
Track 6: Emerging Technologies Track (IIoT, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Cyber Security)

Room Location:
302

Speaker:
Daniel Goulet

Other, Director of Customer Success, Mobideo Technologies

Billy Bain
Sr. Director of Business Transformation & Turnaround, Delek US

Unplanned outages are the perfect storm. The stakes are high, and many unknowns arise. But how do you plan for the unknowns? How do you manage them? Digital transformation provides visibility, visibility facilitates better information, and better information enables better decision-making. In this case study, we will discuss how Delek US used a digital tool to quickly prepare their Outage Team and enable successful management of an unplanned outage. The benefits included: -Rapidly deployed infrastructure, in hours rather than days! Real-time visibility for faster and better decision-making -Improved coordination & adherence to schedule -Increased quality & compliance

Mentoring Program Framework: Comparative Case study of Five Mentoring Programs

Time:
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Track:
Track 4: Organization and Leadership

Room Location:
301

Speaker:
Ronald Gavrin
CMRP, Principal, RSGavrin

This paper provides an overview of Mentoring programs in practitioner organizations . Five different Mentoring programs are presented and compared for a fuller understanding of Mentoring. The example programs are for professional staff (eg engineers, project managers,etc). Outline: 1. Background: Brief history of academic and practitioner literature on different mentoring programs. 2. Presentation of 5 different Mentoring programs and their salient aspects. That is, what features were significant in the program management and in the program success. The programs range from informal, to very formal. 3. The programs are compared to explore positive and negative features. 4. A suggested approach to implementing a successful professional mentoring program is proposed.

Increase the Availability of Your Equipment by Using your CMMS According to Best Practices

Time:
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Track:
Track 5: Work Management

Room Location:
305

Speaker:
Benoît Gendron
Reliability technician, maintenance planner, TOYODA GOSEI - Waterville TG

Increase the availability of your equipment by using your CMMS: #Democratize access to information via mobile applications -Make relevant information available directly in the workplace: BOM, recent intervention lists #Take control of your emergencies -Create emergency WOs directly in the workplace in real time -Automatic assignment to the correct shift -Real-time display of an emergency monitoring dashboard #Create connected workers (production, maintenance and engineering) -Multi-departmental use of the CMMS #Create visibility using reliable, accurate and real-time data -Automated report generation -Workforce monitoring -Send on-demand automated lists for specific follow-ups #Use production data to optimize your preventive maintenance -Use production hours to trigger preventive maintenance -Use cycle counter #Reliability Committee, an example of success! -Example of improvements on a production unit based on the data collected

New Trends in Asset Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics

Time:
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Track:
Track 6: Emerging Technologies Track (IIoT, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Cyber Security)

Room Location:
302

Speaker:
Suri Ganeriwala
President, Spectra Quest, Inc.

Condition monitoring is undergoing changes to incorporate digital twin, artificial intelligence-based machine learning, physics-based prognosis, and new diagnostic algorithms. The idea of a digital twin is to create a software model for on-line monitoring of the assets. The goal is to replicate the expected dynamic conditions so that monitoring is possible with the appropriate and least number of sensors. As field data is acquired, the information is used to enable the software to learn and remember the normal and abnormal behaviors of machine for comparative purposes. Physics-based prognosis, which is an alternative approach to the digital twin and machine learning, is the ability to diagnose issues and forecast expected life based on the machine design. Simultaneously, more advanced signal analysis algorithms are being developed.

Running on the Balance Beam: Balancing Short and Long Term in Your Reliability Strategy

Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Track:
Track 4: Organization and Leadership

Room Location:
301

Speaker:
Shon Isenhour
CMRP, Partner, Eruditio


Balancing short term and long term thinking in your reliability strategy can be the difference in sucess and failure. This topic may very well be one of the most neglected aspects of reliability implementation project planning and execution. You need to balance short term or triage thinking with long term culture changing focus. Too much long term focus and the organization gets bored before you get results but too much short term focus and the results are not sustainable. If you don't have the balance currently to move on the beam, then join us for this session and see how you can plan out and address what activities you need to do and when.

Establishing Reliability Goals as a Part of Your Capital Projects

Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Track:
Track 5: Work Management

Room Location:
305

Speaker:
Ben Dutro
CMRP, Manager, Services, Pinnacle

Sean Rosier
Principal, Solutions, Pinnacle

In this presentation, Sean Rosier, Principal of Solutions, and Ben Dutro, Manager at Pinnacle, will discuss a case study example of how a wastewater treatment facility undergoing an estimated $1.7B capital expansion was able to recognize an estimated $100MM in cost savings over the life of the facility by applying Reliability Centered Design (RCD) and Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) principles from front-end engineering design all the way through commissioning. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of how they can leverage operational readiness to improve design, optimize capital and operational expenditures, and streamline operations and maintenance at their facilities.

Wireless Sensor Technology - A New Era for Data Security

Time:
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Track:
Track 6: Emerging Technologies Track (IIoT, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Cyber Security)

Room Location:
302

Speaker:
Dr. Michael Howard
CEO, ERBESSD INSTRUMENTS

Wireless Sensors represent a tremendous leap in the field of asset reliability. As reliability professionals we must understand the landscape of data security.

The Reliability University: How to Tackle a Manpower Shortage and Help Industry Thrive

Time:
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Track:
Track 4: Organization and Leadership

Room Location:
301

Speaker:
Yoann Urruty
CMRP, Manager of Reliability Engineering, Spartakus Technologies

Spartakus Technologies, in partnership with Laurentide Controls, launched the Reliability University in 2020 to overcome the shortage of reliability manpower in Eastern Canada. This program aims at recruiting young and passionate future leaders in the reliability world, train them following a rigorous 3 years plan and mentor them while working in various facilities. While gaining incredible experience, these future leaders helped organizations in eastern Canada make tremendous savings and increase their profitability.

How your Mobile Solution Impacts Workflow...or is it the Other Way Around?

Time:
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Track:
Track 5: Work Management

Room Location:
305

Speaker:
John Todd
Sr. Business Consultant, TRM

e think that providing a mobile solution to our field staff will help them in some way. Whether it be to be more efficient or to communicate better, we have this idea that adding a tablet to their toolbox is a good thing. It certainly can be, but how does this new tool fit into their daily pattern of work?

Top Considerations When Implementing and Maintaining a Wireless Vibration System

Time:
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Track:
Track 6: Emerging Technologies Track (IIoT, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Cyber Security)

Room Location:
302

Speaker:
Dustin Morris
CMRP, 4.0 Leader, I-Care Reliability

Dustin Morris is a 4.0 professional with over 25 years of experience in the maintenance and reliability field. In this paper, Dustin will share a holistic approach to implementing a wireless vibration monitoring system to complement any existing maintenance and reliability initiatives. Key learning takeaways: • The common pitfalls in implementing and maintaining a wireless vibration system. • What to take into consideration before purchasing a functional system. • Common problems experienced during installation and how to avoid them, as well as, long-term maintenance of your system now that it is up and running. • How can you ensure a high probability of success and maximize return on investment while galvanizing support across your facility.

Subscribe to the SMRP SmartBrief

Don’t miss out on the latest M&R news.

Connect with SMRP

Like or follow us to stay up to date with SMRP.

© Copyright 2021 Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals