Rick Clonan, Eruditio

Implementation & Training Manager

“How to be the proud parent of an Honor Roll PM Program”

Preventive maintenance is the backbone of any good maintenance strategy. It feeds our backlog, allows us to utilize our crews, reduces operational risk, and provides the capacity to our organizations. The problem is that when done properly, nothing happens. There is not the outcome. There is no chaos or shining light on maintenance activity. Machines just simply run as intended. It can even appear that whatever we are doing is not valuable to the overall bottom line. It truly is hard to measure something that never happens. Or is it?

Many of us maintainers are in a constant struggle to prove the value of our preventive and predictive maintenance programs. On one hand, these programs can be seen as a cost driver since a good inspection is intended to identify more work not reduce the amount of work. For this reason, managers often justify reducing or eliminating inspections in an effort to cut total maintenance cost. So how do we show that we are in fact saving money instead? We must first make sure we identify that these programs are generating valuable work. We must also set up our CMMS so we can measure our effectiveness.

Once we determine exactly how effective or ineffective our PM programs are, we can then start to look at how to improve upon them and even communicate the value out to operations so they can understand that when nothing happens, a lot of stuff happened to make that possible.

Shon Isenhour, Eruditio


“Lemons to Lemonade – A Look at Change Management Using the COVID-19 Experience”

During this session, we will look at change management from a very timely point of view. During the recent COVID crisis you have likely gone through some pretty big changes. Let’s use those to learn the change management concepts. We will use your experience to talk through the changes we will face as we get closer to normal. We will cover 3 change models and how they apply specifically to you and your organization now and later. This will help you build support in your program and make the changes you need to drive reliability improvement. Join us and take home a checklist that you can use to help drive change or at least understand it as you experience it.

Keith Staton, Weyerhaeuser

Maintenance & Reliability Director

“Navigating COVID – Improving/Maintaining Reliability Remotely”

Everyone needed to think fast and work to survive during the past year. Weyerhaeuser was no different. Reliability efforts needed to be maintained even without the use of in-person travel and a fluctuating business realization. This is how we made it through the past 12 months and still managed to improve reliability across our division.

Russell Goodwin, Noranda Alumina

Reliability Engineer Section 3 SME Mechanical Seals & Valves

“Navigating COVID – Improving/Maintaining Reliability Remotely”

Noranda Alumina is moving into the 22nd century and moving away from a time-based lubrication approach.  Doing away with a standard alemite grease gun techniques and jumping into a more modern approach using an Ultraprobe 401 Digital Grease Caddy Pro. This is enabling Noranda Alumina to put the right amount of grease in at the right time.

Carlos Calloway, PepsiCo

Site Reliability Engineer

“The Many Methods of Predictive Maintenance”

In this presentation, we will walk you through each of our Predictive Maintenance Methods (UE, IR, and Vibration Analysis). We will discuss the benefits of each method, as well as, share examples of key saves, that have prevented major downtime events.

Blair Fraser, UE Systems

Director, Global Operations

“Using A Remote Condition-Based Lubrication IIoT System from Anywhere, Anytime”

Inside of this pharmaceutical customer’s facility, there are several Air Handler Units (AHUs) that play a crucial role in controlling vital climate conditions within designated areas. The AHUs run at 24/7 intervals and help reduce airborne pathogens that can compromise the manufacturing process. Simply put, the AHUs are ultra-critical assets and are heavily relied on to help uphold their commitment to cleanliness, safety, and hygiene. Maintaining the AHUs requires special consideration because, due to accessibility issues, the units cannot be serviced while in operation. Technicians can only conduct routine maintenance on these assets during planned or unplanned shutdowns, which makes predicting future service intervals nearly impossible. As a result, it became customary for maintenance technicians to “think outside of the box” to ensure the AHUs continued operation.

This customer wanted to eliminate this process entirely, so the team installed a remote condition-based lubrication IIoT system that allows them to lubricate the bearings from anywhere, anytime. This system monitors the bearings 24/7 and provides constant feedback and analysis. Additionally, this lubrication system only lubricates when it is required based on continuously monitored data from the bearings. In making the switch to this new technology, they were able to eliminate the need for maintenance technicians to be caught off guard. This presentation will showcase the implementation, results, and effectiveness of this new, disruptive lubrication technology.

Matt Rubin

Matt Rubin, 4X Diagnostics

Field Operations Manager

“Beyond Typical Machinery – What else can this camera detect?”

Thousands of machine faults have been found using RDI’s proprietary Motion Amplification® technology since its inception, but what else can this camera system be used for?  In the presentation, we’ll venture beyond those faults typically identified on rotating equipment and explore unusual case studies in which Motion Amplification® has been utilized with eye-opening results!  Join us and gain a new perspective on this revolutionary technology.

Andy Crompton

Andy Crompton, Structural Integrity Associates

Product Manager and Senior Consultant

“It’s the Structure, Stupid”

In the Maintenance and Reliability World, one of the most ignored parts of an asset are the structural supports and bases. We have so many tools to determine vibration but most of them are focused solely on the equipment. When root cause analysis is utilized, it is striking how often the actual underlying problem is with the structure. No matter how many times we fix the asset, if it isn’t properly installed or the base is flexing, the equipment will continue to fail. In this presentation, we will walk through root cause analysis focused on determining improper installation, failing concrete bases, and insufficient structures that may be causing your toughest problems to solve and show you simple ways to detect them.

Matt Rubin - 4X Diagnostics Andy Crompton

Jeff Hay, RDI Technologies

Matt Rubin, 4X Diagnostics

Daryl Androli and Randy Hewitt, Missouri River Energy Services

Andy Crompton, Structural Integrity Associates


Motion Amplification Customer Round Table

Join RDI and some of our power users for a round table discussion about Motion Amplification®. This session will be an engaging question and answer session focused on implementing the tool into your reliability program, common user errors and how to overcome them, new features and benefits, and how to get the most value out of your Iris M system. This is your chance to ask questions and engage with some of the best Motion Amplification® practitioners in the industry.

Allen Plymon, Plymon Vibration Consultants, LLC.


“Case Histories of Unsympathetic Machines”

This presentation covers a variety of vibration problems in electric motors, the machines that they drive, and the structures that support them.  There are multiple types of testing strategies and techniques discussed that were very beneficial in determining the solutions.  All presented with clarity and a bit of humor to keep our work functioning with a professional layer of fun.