*These were the abstracts for the 2023 Leading Reliability Conference. We are still working to finalize the 2024 abstracts.
Dr. Marc Tremblay
Operating Partner, Arsenal Capital PartnersLinkedin
“Always Be Innovating: How Technology Drives Growth”
Most people agree that it is more difficult to make sense of the future in today’s rapidly changing and unpredictable world. Continuing to innovate and pushing for new technology in the face of geo-political and macro uncertainty is hard. Leaders must be deliberate in making time to think and engage their team’s functioning to ensure that they can tap into their creativity and develop new tech solutions and ways of working.
Join us as Dr. Marc Tremblay, Operating Partner at Arsenal Capital, and former President of Fluke Corporation, shares his proven process and thoughts on transitioning from a wait-and-see culture to one that pushes your organization toward excellence. You will be inspired & equipped to get that next project off the ground!
Ana Maria Seltenright
Maintenance and Reliability Engineer, Kennedy Space CenterLinkedin
“Launch Status Check: Kennedy Space Center Says Motion Amplification® is A Go”
Artemis I will be the first integrated test of NASA’s deep space exploration systems: the Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the ground systems from Kennedy Space Center. The primary operation goal of the mission is to assure a safe crew module entry, descent, splashdown, and recovery. During this flight, the spacecraft will launch on the most powerful rocket in the world and fly farther than any spacecraft built for humans has ever flown! All this takes a dedicated maintenance and reliability team.
Join us to hear directly from members of this elite team. You will see how strict requirements, pinpoint accuracy, attention to safety and every detail come into play when you work with thousands of components and critical infrastructure that will orbit around the moon. The team from KSC will share multiple case studies where Motion Amplification® measured vibration and displacement movements (not visible to the human eye) pivotal to Artemis’s progress and upcoming launch. This one guaranteed to be OUT OF THIS WORLD!
Head of Commissioning, North America, Enel Green PowerLinkedin
“Beyond the PF Curve – Understanding Organizational Performance”
A common theme amongst reliability practitioners is that we are often “fixing the mess” created by others. Unfortunately, this is true for almost every organization trying to deliver a product for their business. This talk will present an intuitive model that helps explain how gaps between our expectations and what is delivered are created in our business systems. Building from the DIPF curve, we will explore how organizational behaviors and organizational entropy lead to expanding costs and underperformance throughout the value chain and reveal hidden difficulties for a reliability professional. Further, we will explore concepts we can use to manage improvements and design new systems that drive sustainable performance improvements in our businesses.
VP of Technical Sales and Engineering, Acoem USALinkedin
“The Path to CBM success – A Clear Understanding of Equipment and Machine Requirements Leads to an Operation With Maximum Efficiency”
The average industrial plant faces constant challenges with downtime, limited machine condition insights, and unexpected costs associated with maintenance. An effective condition based maintenance (CBM) program that utilizes vibration analysis will provide solutions to these challenges. However, to maximize the efficiency of your program, it is integral to understand your equipment and it’s operational requirements. Join us as we cover the diverse needs of your assets and the different methods for capturing vibration data (portable, wireless, and/or continuous methods).
“How Does Motion Amplification® Fit into My Reliability Program?“
In 2015, RDI Technologies introduced the concept of Motion Amplification®, a technique that uses proprietary video and image processing to detect, measure, and visualize motion that is impossible to see with the human eye. In this session, our Senior Training Manager, Scott Burkhardt, will share how the organizations that he personally works with are utilizing and implementing MA into their reliability programs. There will be plenty of time for your comments and questions!
“Continuous Monitoring and Motion Amplification®: 24/7 Coverage is Here!”
Just imagine having 2.3 million sensors in every image without ever touching your asset. The Iris CM™ is the latest innovation in video-based asset condition monitoring. It connects traditional vibration inputs and RDI’s patented video-based vibration measurements to ensure you never miss anything in your facility. Numerous cameras can be networked to capture simultaneous data and offer multiple views of a process, test, or piece of machinery. You can quantify vibration, amplitude, phase, and frequency for anything visible in the recorded video. During this session, we will demo the Iris CM™ software and hardware that makes this a reality. Seeing really is believing.
Director of Partnerships for Enterprise Asset Management, Boston DynamicsLinkedin
“Robots and Routes? Let’s Get Dynamic”
Okay, by now, who hasn’t seen SPOT the quadruped robotic dog? Yes, it’s cool. But do you really understand and see the value and the capabilities? What about the quality of the data captured? Join Mike Ciocys, Technical Sales Manager at RDI Technologies and Maddy Hawkins, Boston Dynamics’ Director of Partnerships for EAM, for this session of possibilities. See Iris Explorer, the Motion Amplification® payload designed specifically for SPOT, and get your questions answered.
Vice President of Global Development, UE SystemsLinkedin
“Bearing Lubrication Revolutionized: Wireless Ultrasound Sensors and Lubricators Provide Simplified and Precise Condition Based Lubrication“
Introducing a game-changing technology that combines wireless ultrasound sensors with vibration and temperature analysis to provide simplified yet precise monitoring of bearing lubrication needs and health. This innovative system continuously collects real-time data, detecting even the slightest changes in bearing condition. When combined with a cutting-edge wireless lubricator, this technology completely removes guesswork and manual tasks from the bearing lubrication process. The result is a significant reduction in over or under lubrication, decreased maintenance costs, and increased equipment reliability. With wireless connectivity of the sensors and lubricator, this technology sets a new standard for bearing maintenance, bringing a whole new level of simplicity and precision to bearing lubrication.
“Technology Trends: Is Your Organization Keeping Up?”
Dr. Jeff Hay, CEO at RDI Technologies and VP of Sales, Tim English, will share their insights into the industry’s most pressing business challenges and opportunities facing our sectors. They will touch on how we manage inflation, meet changing customer demands concerning product innovation, how the use of data will be central to developing a lean and agile organization,and the opportunities for sustained growth and profitability. This session is for you if you need to find ways to improve the second half of 2023 and beyond!
Reliability Engineer, EruditioLinkedin
“You Will Never Be Good Enough: The Case for Continuous Improvement”
“If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It… But Do Improve It.” This motto should be the way we work and live each day. If the first hunters and gatherers had never learned to farm, would humans have had the resources to pursue the advancements in technology that we enjoy today? As leaders in the Reliability & Maintenance Industry, our responsibility is to advance continuous improvement activities so that the next generation of workers can work safer and be more productive than we are currently. In this session, we will uncover and discuss both tools and methods that you can use to improve your current reliability reality to something better, continuously!
“Implementing Reliability: The Continuous Journey “
In this session, we are going to discuss Reliability foundational elements and more advanced topics of implementation. We will begin with how you can lead Reliability change and then dive into how you can connect these foundational elements. We will look at and discuss what you can accomplish when you have all the elements working together. Finally, we will discuss engineering out the failures based on inputs from predictive maintenance, root cause, and the other precursors.
Expect to hear both stories and learning points about:
• Change Management.
• Implementation Order.
• Root Cause Analysis.
• Predictive Maintenance.
• And more…
“Operational Reliability: A Partnership for Performance ”
Many reliability and some asset management improvements initiatives plateau early, leaving their performance short of the planned goal. One common mistake is that they are driven as a maintenance improvement initiative only. The result being the Operations team is left out of the process which creates a barrier preventing total success. In this session, we will discuss crucial components including tools, schedules, and teamwork that will help you connect with your operations counterpart. Together you and your team will build something incredible. Expect to leave with items such as sample partnership agreements, lists of operational reliability enablers, and a fundamental plan that you can implement upon your return. After all, working together across departments will allow you to build a truly operational reliability process.
Maintenance Manager, Califia FarmsLinkedin
“Maximizing Reliability in 24/7 Manufacturing Operation through Condition Monitoring & Precision Lubrication“
This presentation discusses a unique problem involving lubrication and predictive monitoring requirements on a bottle filler running 24-7 making plant-based, almond, and oat milk. The site has experienced double-digit growth for the past few years. This growth has crowned Production king as the company continually succeeds in making all customer order commitments of quality and quantity. Reliability is considered extremely important but shutting down equipment for routine lubrication or maintenance requires a condition-based approach to avoid downtime.
Specific Filler design of several critical components has presented unique challenges for reliability. These components have had a low MTBF which resulted in costly downtime events. Utilizing the support of UE System application expertise, the plant deployed the Ontrak system. The system allows for continuous condition-based monitoring but also real-time data on lubrication activities. Technicians can monitor the results of their lubrication effort and monitoring of component health in real-time. This presentation will explain the challenges, trials and eventual success of deploying daily maintenance activities without impact to equipment uptime.
“Building the Foundation of a Successful Lubrication Program”
In a world where roughly 60 percent of bearing failures are lubrication related, a lubrication program should be one of the key pillars of any reliability strategy. In this presentation, Brandon Roland, MLT, will discuss the basics of starting a lubrication program from the ground up by touching on training, storage, lubrication routes, equipment, and more. He will also discuss some of the key factors that have allowed him to extend the life cycle on several pieces of equipment and build a successful and continually improving program
Technical Training Supervisor, Acoem USALinkedin
“Reliable Precision Maintenance in 30 Minutes – An Overview”
Join us for an overview into reliable precision maintenance. This presentation will cover skills that are vital to the success of any modern plant, such as shaft alignment, vibration data collection, balancing, precision measuring tools, lubrication, mechanical seals, efficient maintenance practices, and more. After this class, you will walk away with an understanding of how to put reliability and precision back into maintenance.
CM Business Manager, Acoem USALinkedin
“A Vibration Analyst’s Dilemma – Resonance and How Emergence Detangles It”
In the world of vibration analysis the age-old problem of determining the true cause of excessive vibration at 1X rpm can be solved during normal route collection without having to do additional phase measurements. The question is if misalignment, balance or resonance is now solved using Emergence.
“The Types and Uses of Sensor Technology in Vibration Analysis”
With the introduction of newer sensor technology on a daily basis, we are told that these sensors are the answer to all your monitoring concerns. The truth behind sensors and the best fit applications to give the proper asset monitoring for machinery efficiency.
Asset Management Program Manager, Los Alamos National LaboratoryLinkedin
“Reliability and Asset Management: Lessons in Implementation from the Field”
In this session, we will look at the implementation of asset management currently underway at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. We will cover lessons learned and successes experienced including:
- Keeping the energy in your initiatives fly wheel.
- Fostering leadership involvement.
- Managing turnover within your initiative.
- Navigating changing or conflicting priorities.
- To solidify each topic, we will use actual examples from our implementation.
Reliability Manager, RousselotLinkedin
“Advancements in Ultrasound for Industrial Applications: Impact on Plant Success”
During this presentation, we will explore how ultrasound improves key performance indicators, such as equipment uptime and maintenance costs, while also highlighting the potential for future ultrasonic advancements. Most notably, we will focus on our direct experience and success stories using ultrasound for mechanical, electrical, and air leaks and how it has impacted overall plant success, specifically following the use of the UltraView Camera.