Updates from SMRP 2015

Greg Pietras | October 14, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 1.29.38 PMMichelle Segrest is covering the SMRP 2015 Conference for Maintenance Technology at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, OH this week. She will be providing continuous live coverage on Twitter @MTMagazine and @michellesegrest. She will also provide audio reports (see below) recapping informative sessions on asset management, performance and condition monitoring, strategies for achieving overall operational effectiveness, improving operational and maintenance practices in the process industries, and value-based decision making.

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1:30 p.m. CT
Metrics for Lubrication Program Success
Jeremy Wright, Noria Corporation


Jeremy Wright of Noria Corporation discusses how to set Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to define and measure progress toward lubrication program success.

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 11:00 a.m. CT
Foundation for Industrial Maintenance Excellence, NAME Award Winners
Moderator: Stan Grabill, FIME Chairman
Panelists: Leon Johnson, 3M
Larry Funke, Baxter Healthcare
Barry Quinn, Emergent BioSolutions
Richard Cole, Frito-Lay


The North American Maintenance Excellence Award is an annual program that recognizes North American organizations that excel in performing the maintenance process to enable operational excellence. It was established in 1991 as a non-profit. Many industries including chemical, food processing, mining, biomedical, and healthcare industries were represented on the panel of experts, who were all past winners of the award. The panel addressed specific questions from the audience about building and sustaining reliable and efficient maintenance programs.


Tuesday, Oct. 13, 4:00 p.m. CT
Key Strategies for Achieving Operational Effectiveness and Asset Reliability
Justin Fox, Prometheus Group


How can we take advantage of modern technologies in developing effective maintenance and reliability programs? You can simplify the tools you use to measure data and improve the process. Integrate simple tools with complex systems and then rely on the important data. Justin Fox of the Prometheus Group demonstrates how to implement the eight key components in a closed loop maintenance strategy.


Tuesday, Oct. 13, 3:00 p.m. CT
T6 Performance and Condition Monitoring Requirements of PAS-55 and ISO55000, 55001 & 55002
Stephen Cooper, CMRP, JEA
Gary Baysinger, CMRP, Gainesville Regional Utilities


Asset Information systems can range from straightforward paper based systems to sophisticated electronic solutions. It is for an organization to decide which types of systems best meet its needs for particular applications. Operational definitions are extremely important in collecting data. Without them the data is suspect. Change the definition and the data changes. And when you don’t have a written definition the different opinions of those collecting data result in muddled data. This is an important ingredient in understanding and applying the condition monitoring requirements outlined in PAS-55 and ISO55000. In this session, the speakers break down many of the details.


Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1:30 p.m. CT
T6 Information Needed for Effective Asset Management
Bruce Hawkins, CMRP, Emerson


In the first session of the afternoon at SMRP 2015 in Cincinnati, Bruce Hawkins of Emerson discusses the importance of the ISO 55001 Standard and how to make sure your companies have the information needed to establish effective asset management best practices.




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