The Maintenance & Reliability Technology Summit is:
* An annual, four-day educational event and opportunity to accumulate Professional Development Hours
* Created for plant and facility managers, maintenance leaders and crew members, reliability engineers, industrial technicians and other capacity-assurance professionals
* Next scheduled for Spring 2014, dates and location to be determined. To view MARTS 2013 Conference presentations, click here or visit the Archives section of this site.
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The MARTS 2013 Keynote Address
by Jeff Dudley, 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 1
Are You Reliable Enough?
By Jeff Dudley, former Corporate Director for Maintenance, Dow Chemical Company, now President of LeadeReliability
What does it mean to be “reliable”? The dictionary defines it as “capable of being dependable,” and uses synonyms like “trustworthy” and “responsible.” How would you describe your operation: truly reliable or reliable enough? Before answering, let maintenance & reliability expert Jeff Dudley treat you to the deep level of experience he has gained over his 30+ years in manufacturing. He’ll give you a new perspective on where you and your operation fit in with regard to the concept of complete reliability –– and help you get closer to this important goal.
Jeff Dudley has more than 30 years of manufacturing experience in the chemical industry, which has enabled him to put great focus on meeting customers’ needs and developing leaders. His popular leadership course encapsulates leadership, culture creation and the development of Highly Reliable Organizations. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Jeff recently retired from Dow to found LeadeReliability, a consultancy dedicated to helping clients become reliability leaders.
two MARTS 2013 Special Presentation options
at 8:00 a.m., Thursday, May 2
Special Presentation 1:
U.S. Energy Policy and its Impact on Our Economy
By William C. Livoti, Power Generation Business Development Manager, WEG Electric Corp.
The United States power market is faced with some of the toughest environmental regulations in the world. But the uneven combination of federal and state rules makes it difficult for the power industry to achieve long-term sustainability. This presentation discusses how the power industry will impact the future of industry and how alternative energy sources can be integrated in a way that keeps costs down.
William C. Livoti has more than 30 years experience in the pump industry designing, field-testing, repairing and troubleshooting all aspects of pumps and pump systems. A regular contributor to Maintenance Technology magazine, he has also worked for a large utility company where he was accountable for asset management, life-cycle performance, plant efficiency, O&M and capital budget. William has just completed a book with the Hydraulic Institute called Power Plant Pumps: Guidelines to Application and Operation, which will be available in April.
Special Presentation 2:
How Can IT Better Support Maintenance?
By Alan Johnston, President, MIMOSA, and Cliff Pedersen, President, Pedersen Enterprises, Inc.
Operations and Maintenance personnel are often too busy to fix the root causes of all issues they face, especially those involving Information Technology. This can reduce the quality of IT-system information. In this presentation, Johnston and Pedersen outline a solution with examples from the Oil and Gas industry that combine Life-Cycle Information Management and Standards-based Interoperability procedures. They will explain how many of the same methods are applicable in other industries, and how the maintenance & reliability community can benefit from the interoperability solutions process.
Alan Johnston has more than 30 years of IT experience in information architecture, systems analysis, systems integration and software development, with a special focus on Standards-Based Interoperability for Critical Infrastructure Management. As the President of MIMOSA and the Open O&M Initiative Chair he is currently developing the ISO TC 184 Oil and Gas asset management operations and maintenance Interoperability (OGI) Technical Specification.
Cliff Pedersen recently retired as Chief Information Officer at North West Redwater Partnership, a startup company whose proposal to build a new 75KBPD Bitumen Refinery at Redwater, Alberta, was approved in 2012. His career in oil refining spans technical and management positions with Suncor Energy, Shell Canada and Imperial Oil, and he continues to actively collaborate with AFPM, MIMOSA, MESA and other user associations.
MARTS 2013 Conference Presenters
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MARTS 2013 Workshop Presenters
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