Abstracts

*We are still in the process of finalizing our 2023 Leading Reliability Conference agenda.

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Dr. Marc Tremblay

Operating Partner, Arsenal Capital Partners

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“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!

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Florian Buder

VP of Technical Sales and Engineering, Acoem USA

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“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).

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Rick Clonan

Implementation & Training Manager, Eruditio

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Managing Organizational Change Through Metrics

Organizational change is hard. Leading people in a new direction can often seem like an impossible task when everything is taken into consideration.  Understanding how to make improvements is one-thing but measuring success or failure can often seem impossible. How do we know if what we are doing is truly making a difference? Developing a hierarchy of metrics that makes it possible to implement, measure improvement, and teach shop floor team members on how their actions impact the change effort is a vital step in managing any change. By selecting the right metrics that influence the right behaviors we can equip our teams with the tools they need to make the appropriate changes and move the organization in a clear direction.

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Milan Heninger

Head of Commissioning, Enel Green Power

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“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.

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Shon Isenhour

Partner, Eruditio

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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.

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Stan Riddle

Technical Training Supervisor, Acoem USA

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“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.

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Brian Shanovich

CM Business Manager, Acoem USA

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“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.

Leading Reliability Conference Testimonials

“A must-attend event for anyone looking to start or improve their maintenance and reliability!”

“I really enjoyed the 2021 Leading Reliability Live and In-person Conference. The speakers each led great discussions and also took time during the day to answer any questions and give out their contact information as a continued resource. There is great value in the contacts made during this conference and the opportunity to talk with our peers about the opportunities and successes we are seeing in our facilities. The venue was excellent and the conference organizers took great care of us. Thank you.”

“This was my first reliability conference, and it was a great experience. I not only enjoyed presenting, but also attending the other workshops. I learned a lot from really established professionals and hope to make improvements at my site with the useful information. I also was able to network with others and answer questions, as well as, get a few of mine answered. Overall this was an excellent conference that was extremely helpful and well put together.”

“What a great week of interacting with a huge variety of professionals that were all focused on reliability! The location, food, and sessions were all outstanding but the atmosphere while enjoying these is what will bring me back next year! Great job guys!”

“This was a wonderful experience. Some of the roadblocks I have while building the PdM program have been removed thanks to this conference. The networking and broad spectrum of speakers was a grand help.”

“The most important part of these types of conferences is the gathering with others who have a interest in implementing a Reliability culture within each of our facilities. This conference provided a lot of available tools and relationships to help improve and implement the reliability culture without our facilities.”

“Great event with a lot of great information. Shon, Andy, and Skylar from Eruditio presented entertaining, hands on, well prepared and valuable information. Having RDI, Fluke, and other vendors at the session with demos and time to talk in a relatively intimate 1-1 environment was great as well.”

“The Leading Reliability Class was an amazing time! All industry members are experts in their field, and no matter your experience you will definitely take something away from it. No matter if you’re looking for the latest in greatest technology, or just looking to gain knowledge on Reliability Leadership this seminar has it all. Big thank you to everyone who made this visit a pleasure and I look forward to attending again in the future!”

“I got the most from the preconference session with eruditio. I was able to come back and implement some of the strategies immediately.”

“This was my first time attending the reliability conference, so I really wasn’t too sure what to expect. It was a very informative and educational conference. It was a great opportunity to network with folks from within my company as well as build relationships with folks outside of my company.”