September 9, 2013 | Barb Carr

Learn Best Practices in Equipment Reliability

How much are equipment problems costing your site?

Many facilities don’t know the answer to this important question.

To find out, calculate the cost of unplanned maintenance. Next, add the cost of unexpected downtime. Then, calculate the cost of unhappy customers who had delayed shipments. Finally, add in the cost of any accidents that occurred while repairing unexpected failures.

And don’t forget the overtime required to repair failures in the middle of the night!

These failures and their costs don’t have to be a part of your facility’s future.

You can reduce or eliminate unplanned downtime, achieve world-class equipment reliability, and improve your facility’s safety, productivity, and quality by implementing equipment best practices used by industrial leaders worldwide.

Where can you learn these techniques? At the 2014 Global TapRooT® Summit!

Here are just two of the highlights on the Equipment Reliability & Improvement track:

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Where is Your Equipment Reliability Program?

If you’re ready to evaluate your equipment reliability program, where do you begin? The first step is developing a fresh perspective. Mark Olson will be presenting ideas on how to take an objective look at your reliability program. Come and learn innovative techniques for developing a self-rating system to find out where your facility stands.

mark-olson-head.jpgMark Olson is a Reliability Consultant for MFO Services. He is an experienced TapRooT® Instructor and Investigator with an impressive resume of valuable experience including 25 years in the petrochemical industry. Other experience includes facilitating RCFA for safety, environmental and equipment failure incidents, and conducting FMEA to develop equipment reliability improvement strategies; re-engineering a maintenance/reliability business process and providing RCFA facilitation for reliability improvement; and extensive management experience in an industrial setting.
The Business End of Equipment Reliability

Internationally recognized equipment guru, Heinz Bloch, will lead sessions guaranteed to keep people interested in equipment reliability improvement glued to their seats. This two-part session (this topic will be discussed during Best Practice Sessions 4 and 5) about the business end of equipment reliability will show you how to become Best-of-Class in equipment reliability.

images_heinz.bloch2-1-tm.jpgHeinz Bloch is a graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology (BSME, MSME, Cum Laude). After his retirement from Exxon Chemical Central Engineering (in Baytown, TX), he worked as a consulting engineer and author of 17 books.

He is the equipment/reliability editor of Houston-based Hydrocarbon Processing and has published over 460 papers and articles on reliability improvement subjects. For several decades, he has advised industry on maintenance cost reduction and reliability improvement issues and has taught over 500 equipment uptime improvement courses on all six continents.

KenReedDon’t forget our last best practice in every track provides an opportunity for you to develop a custom plan to implement the new best practices that you have learned at the Summit.

Have questions about the Equipment Reliability Track? Contact track leader, Ken Reed, by phone or through our web form. We hope to see you at the 2014 Global TapRooT® Summit!



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