8:30AM – Coffee and networking

9:00 AM – Learning Session #1 with Jeff Shiver – People and Processes

The Journey to Reliability begins with the Right Maintenance

There are five primary goals that most organizations are seeking from the Maintenance function. They are reliability, lower costs, safety, environmental integrity, and quality in the case of manufacturing organizations.  What you may not realize is that upwards of 84% of the overall reliability is controlled by groups and practices outside of the maintenance function.  As we automate more and more, there are more physical assets that must be operated and maintained. Safety and environmental compliance becomes more and more dependent on the condition of your assets. Likewise, your ability to achieve and sustain product quality and customer service targets also becomes more and more dependent on the condition of your assets. So to minimize risk, you need to make sure that you only do the right maintenance at the right time in the right way.

Yet, we find that many organizations have poorly documented procedures and no real basis for the maintenance tasks they are performing. It’s not uncommon to find maintenance tasks on complex equipment consisting of one line such as “Check pump”. From reliability centered maintenance task analysis, we find that upwards of 40-60% of existing maintenance tasks add no value.  We often find proactive tools such as laser alignment, ultrasound, and vibration units gathering dust on storeroom shelves or buried under someone’s desk. It’s also interesting to note that upwards of 70% of failures are self-induced.  Improper lubrication or incorrect lubrication selection is a perfect example.  Do these failures resonate with you? Are you suffering a similar fate?

Join industry recognized book author and speaker Jeff Shiver CMRP, CPMM, CRL as he starts the day’s session off with the “big picture” from a reliability-centered maintenance perspective. Jeff’s goal is to share tools and concepts that you can immediately take back and apply in your organization. These include concepts such as RCM3, risk based strategies, planning and scheduling, proactive tasks, how equipment fails and defect elimination to name a few.  The day will be one that you don’t want to miss.

Mid-morning Break – Questions answered and demonstrations

10:30 AM – Learning Session #2 with Paul Klimuc, CRL of SDT Ultrasound Solutions

Predictive Maintenance for the Masses

Ultrasound has hundreds of useful applications in almost any industry. It is most utilized for bearing condition monitoring and re-greasing, compressed air leak detection, analysis of slow speed rotating equipment, steam trap testing, valve bypass, electrical discharge, and heat exchanger testing.

It is a useful troubleshooting device and a powerful condition monitoring technology that maintenance professionals find extremely useful.

The popularity of ultrasound inspection on for maintenance and reliability managers is attributed to ease of use, versatility, and low implementation on cost. Once considered a companion to core predictive technologies like vibration on analysis and infrared imaging, the emergence of standalone ultrasound inspection programs is the norm in reliability departments today.

Ultrasound is considered a front-line defense system in the everyday battle for manufacturing uptime. Airborne Ultrasound is Predictive Maintenance for the Masses.


You will:

  • Learn which ultrasound applications provide the fastest return on investment
  • Discover how acoustic lubrication is optimizing bearing re-greasing
  • Understand the commitment required in creating a world-class ultrasound program
  • Learn how to get executive sponsorship of your ultrasound program

11:30 AM – FREE Lunch – Questions answered and demonstrations

12:30 PM – Learning Session #3 with Adam Stredel, CRL of LUDECA

Defect Elimination through Precision Machinery Alignment

Be Proactive! Aligning rotating machinery to the correct tolerances and to true targets can eliminate the root cause of many bearing, seal, shaft and coupling failures. Correcting Soft Foot can remove machine stress and frame distortion which can lead to misalignment. Precision alignment will also result in lower vibration and temperature levels, increased mean time between failures, decreased maintenance expenditures and increased production. This presentation will explain how precision alignment can resolve many premature machine failures and provide an important ingredient in reliability efforts.

You will learn:

  • Things to consider when implementing an alignment program
  • The importance of alignment specifications to improve machinery performance
  • Common misalignment failures.

1:30 PM – Early Afternoon Break – Questions answered and demonstrations

2:00 PM – Learning Session #4 with Paul Llewellyn of Lubrication Engineers

Protect Your Equipment & Your Profits with Increased Knowledge of Lubrication & Reliability

An effective lubrication reliability program protects equipment and leads to enhanced profits. Before you can get to that point, you need knowledge of lubricants and an understanding of how to prevent misapplication and contamination. That is the basis of a truly effective program. Paul Llewellyn will walk you through the basics of lubricant formulation and provide a thorough explanation of lubricant misapplication and contamination. He will finish with a detailed explanation of how to prevent misapplication and contamination, including specific examples and photos of tools and methods available to you.

You will learn:

  • Types of lubricants and how they are formulated
  • How lubricants are misapplied
  • How lubricants become contaminated
  • How to prevent misapplication and contamination

Mid-afternoon Break – Questions answered and demonstrations

3:00 – 3:30 PM Wrap up