New Perspectives On Reliability Metrics

Are outdated maintenance and reliability terms and KPIs hindering your asset management? Join Jaidev Krishnan, VP of Condition Monitoring at AssetWatch, to learn how predictive maintenance is rendering traditional terms, like Mean Time Between Failures, obsolete. Discover the new data dictionary and step into the future of downtime-free condition monitoring.

Jaidev Krishnan has been working with AssetWatch (formerly Nikola Labs) since 2019, along with the launch of their end-to-end online vibration analysis service.

He now leads a team of condition monitoring engineers that provide in-depth prescriptive alerts to over 400 facilities on stationary rotating assets across the United States.

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Is Data Integrity Helping Or Hurting Your Digital Transformation?

Data integrity will determine success, delays, or failure of your digital-transformation journey. In this presentation, John Cusimano, Managing Director of Cyber & Strategic Risk at Deloitte, will provide a roadmap that will help manufacturers evaluate the quality of the data they use to perform manufacturing and maintenance functions.

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The Role Of Culture In OT Cybersecurity

What cybersecurity culture really translates to is every member of an organization embracing attitudes and beliefs that drive secure behaviors when it comes to safeguarding their companies. Steve Mustard, President and CEO of National Automation Inc., will walk through the process of establishing a cybersecurity culture, address potential bumps in the road, and offer tips that will ensure operational success.

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Transition Your R&M Workforce to Industry 4.0

Take these steps to convert your conventional reliability & maintenance workforce to operate in the a digitally transformed world. New technologies and tools are being applied in reliability and maintenance (R&M) at an increasing rate. In this presentation, Dr. Klaus M. Blache will discuss the challenges and opportunities of transitioning a traditional R&M workforce to one that can excel in a digitally transformed operation that maximizes use of asset data and cloud and edge computing systems.

Webinar presenter is Dr. Klaus M. Blache, Director of the Reliability & Maintainability Center at the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a research professor in the College of Engineering.

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Learn How Predictive Maintenance (PdM) Of Critical Motors Can Enhance Your Sustainability Program

Industry 4.0 is seen as the new era of manufacturing, combining technology, robotics, artificial intelligence, and automation to create an efficient and effective manufacturing process. Industrial use cases represent 30% of energy used worldwide, with 70% consumed by motors. If motors run at maximum efficiency 10% reduction in global electricity is possible. Increasing operational efficiency through condition based monitoring and predictive maintenance (CBM/PdM) has been proven to increase business performance in terms of productivity, quality and logistics management to meet sustainability metrics. ADI OtoSense Smart Motor Sensor technology developed by Analog Devices, Inc, is one of the leading CbM/PdM technologies in the market today. This webinar outlines how ADI OtoSense™ Smart Motor Sensor (SMS) technology can make electric motor operation more energy efficient.

Webinar presenter is George Szyszko, who has more than 25 years of experience utilizing a technical background for Go-to-Market Implementation of Solutions & Services as well as for Consultative, Contracted Services & Engineered-Solution Sales. Over the past five years, he has led efforts in Asset Risk Management, Condition-based Predictive Maintenance, AI Machine Learning, and Industry 4.0 Adoption through the Americas’ Industrial Markets.

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How Lubes Work and Mistakes to Avoid

Enhance your understanding of the role lubricants play in asset reliability and performance.

Anyone who works with machinery knows that lubricants are essential. How do they work at the metal-to-metal interface and what role do they play to prevent wear, keep temperatures in operating range, and improve efficiency and reliability? This webinar will address those issues, along with common lubricant maintenance mistakes, the impact they have on assets, and how to avoid them.

Webinar presenter is Chad Chichester, Application Engineer for Molykote Specialty Lubricants, DuPont, Midland, MI. He specializes in engineering and design support for lubricant end-users.

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24/7 Condition-Based Health Monitoring For Your Most Critical Induction Motors

Delivering Predictive Monitoring With Prescriptive Real-Time Notifications

Presented by George Szyszko — ADI OtoSense Sales & SMS Adoption Leader for the Americas

Join this informative webinar to discover how the SMS solution can optimize your production environment, prevent unplanned outages caused by motor failures, and reduce breakdowns, while optimizing resource utilization and enhancing your asset risk management program.

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Build A Sustainable Asset Reliability Road Map

Presented by Lee McClish, Manager, Maintenance & Reliability, NTT GDC Americas

Learn how to improve asset performance, resulting in reduced downtime and increased profits. Many reliability programs have been attempted and too many of them degrade and disappear. What are the secrets behind those that succeed and become an integral part of the enterprise culture? In this webinar, Lee McClish, Manager, Maintenance & Reliability, NTT GDC Americas, will present a road map that participants can use to develop a reliability program that will cut downtime and increase profi ts through improved asset performance. The webinar’s presenter is Lee McClish, Manager, Maintenance & Reliability, NTT GDC Americas, Sacramento, CA. McClish is author of Maintenance Leadership 101.

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Integrate R&M Fundamentals With Future Technologies

Learn how to combine digitaltransformation technologies with Top Quartile maintenance practices. The focus these days is on digital transformation and all of the benefits that technology offers. The fundamentals of reliability and proper maintenance cannot be cast aside in the process.

In this webinar, Dr. Klaus M. Blache will discuss how to integrate fundamental practices into IIoT strategies, resulting in a Top Quartile operation. Webinar presenter is Dr. Klaus M. Blache, Director of the Reliability & Maintainability Center at the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a research professor in the College of Engineering.

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Effective Maintenance Benefits the Bottom Line

This webinar will explore the various ways successful maintenance/reliability programs can play a vital role in cutting costs, improving product quality, saving energy, and improving environmental impact, i.e., how maintenance operations can make a consistent contribution to company profits, while moving toward Top Quartile status.

The webinar will be presented by Dr. Klaus M. Blache, Director, Reliability & Maintainability Center, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Floyd (Skipper) Yocum, Consultant to the Reliability & Maintainability Center.

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Practical Machine Learning/AI

Presented by Dr. Klaus M. Blache and Rajiv Anand

Machine learning is powerful technology that can rapidly help you increase system reliability/overall operations. But what is a practical way to implement this technology? What should you expect and what steps should you take to be successful? This presentation will help you make informed decisions about integrating machine learning/artificial intelligence into your systems.

The webinar will be presented by Dr. Klaus M. Blache, Director, Reliability & Maintainability Center, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Rajiv Anand, co-founder and CEO of Quartic.ai, San Jose, CA (quartic.ai).

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Use Your Compressor Controls to Ensure Predictive Maintenance & Energy Efficiency

Compressor-control systems, primarily designed to manage basic compressor functions, also play a key role in predictive maintenance and energy efficiency. Like a dashboard in modern-day vehicles, a control system is the heart of a compressed-air system. It can help manage energy efficiency through functions such as an inlet guide vane, zero-air-loss drain traps, control-mode selections, and energy-usage and predictive-maintenance monitoring.

This presentation will show you how to use your compressor controls to maximize system efficiency and predictive maintenance.

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Optimize Rotating Equipment

Presented by Dr. Klaus M. Blache and Tim Dunton

Rotating assets are the lifeblood of any manufacturing operation. As such, their performance plays a major role in overall system reliability and energy consumption, making them a top priority of any maintenance and reliability department. In this webinar, you will learn how to establish the condition-monitoring and predictive-maintenance practices that will minimize downtime, manage spare-parts levels, and advance your plant’s overall reliability.

The webinar will be presented by Klaus Blache, Director, Reliability & Maintainability Center, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Tim Dunton, Director, Effective Organizations, Reliability Solutions, Walnut Hill, FL (reliabilitysolutions.net).

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IIoT Changes the Manufacturing Game

Presented By Steve Pelton, Vice President of Sales Albert Rios, Director of Data Science, Process Solutions Inc.

Learn how IIoT systems provide real-time production-data visualization and improve product quality and throughput. Implementing IIoT technology can provide the production transparency and data analysis that greatly improve manufacturing efficiency and energy usage. Learn how today’s systems improve reliability and put more money on the bottom line.

The webinar will be presented by Steve Pelton, Vice President of Sales, and Albert Rios, Director of Data Science, at Process Solutions Inc., Stanwood, WA (processsolutions.com). Pelton has more than 25 years of experience in the controls and automation arena, working with clients in a broad range of industries to develop modern control solutions. Rios has more than eight years of experience developing custom SCADA and data-acquisition systems for industrial manufacturing applications. He leads a team of software engineers focused on the R&D of IIoT systems.

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Shifting the RCM Paradigm: What’s It Going To Take?

Presented By Klaus Blache

For several decades reliability advocates have been providing evidence that challenges the old way of thinking about reliability and maintainability. Yet improvement in the amount of reactive maintenance work has stalled across North America (on average). What’s it going to take? Come join us as we discuss these issues and potential action plans.

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Protect Employees from Pandemics and Other Biohazards

Presented By Ryan Dobbins
Safety Services Manager
Safety Management Group

Whether your operation is shut down or slowed down during a pandemic or other biological event, the return to normal is not normal. The priority, as it always should be, is employee safety, i.e., keep employees from getting sick. This webinar will provide you with a program for dealing with biological events, regardless of industry. You will learn about planning (written plans pre- and post-pandemic), techniques for preventing exposure, and recommendations to create a safe and healthy work environment for your employees.

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Digital Transformation in a Manufacturing Facility

Presented By Robert Skeirik
Director, Product Management
Emerson Machinery Health Solutions

Hear how one major manufacturing facility is using edge technology to further their digital-transformation journey.

Their goal? Manage a large fleet of diverse assets with reduced staffing while contributing to top-quartile performance status. Learn how they leverage edge devices that acquire data and generate prescriptive analytics at asset sites to help operators identify developing issues and immediately notify appropriate personnel.

The result? All stakeholders have actionable information that allows them to make rapid, informed decisions that cut maintenance costs, increase reliability, and improve uptime.

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Move Out of the 4th Quartile

Presented By Klaus Blache

There is ample evidence that moving your organization from a 4th Quartile reactive environment toward the Top Quartile will dramatically increase reliability, elevate product quality, boost profitability and, most important, increase plant safety. How to stop being reactive and start being proactive is the subject of this webinar, presented by Klaus Blache, Director of the Reliability & Maintainability Center and Research Professor at the College of Engineering, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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Develop a Skilled Workforce That Drives Operational Excellence

Presented By Jon Sillerud, Vice President of Operations at Uponor North America

With the skilled-labor shortage having a persistent and significant negative impact on manufacturing, the quest for operational excellence can be a significant challenge. Learn about strategies that infuse a company’s culture with continuous-improvement practices that elevate efficiencies and engage the workforce.

In this webinar, Jon Sillerud, Vice President of Operations at Uponor North America, Apple Valley, MN (uponor-usa.com), will share what his company has accomplished to gain greater operational proficiency.

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Five Steps to IIoT Proposal Success

Presented By Michael Kanellos

IIoT technology implementation has the potential to transform your operation by cutting energy use, helping you establish and benefit from predictive/preventive maintenance, differentiating your company from competitors, increasing worker safety, and reducing component and data-management costs. For most, however, the biggest hurdle to implementation is simply starting.

In this webinar, Michael Kanellos, IoT Analyst at OSIsoft, San Leandro, CA (osisoft.com) will provide you with fivesteps that will help you assemble an IIoT project proposal that will lead to approval and successful implementation. If initiating an IIoT project is on your to-do list, but you’re not sure how to begin, this webinar will get you off the dime.

Michael Kanellos is the IoT Analyst at OSIsoft, San Leandro, CA, where he helps customers understand how data is changing some of the biggest businesses in the world. He has worked as a reporter, analyst, and marketing exec in Silicon Valley for more than 20 years. His work has appeared in the New York Times, CNET, Forbes, Newsweek, Newsday, the Chicago Tribune, and National Geographic. A graduate of Cornell University and the University of California, he has worked as an attorney, a travel writer, and a busboy in a pancake house.

Varnish: The Silent Machine Killer

The impact of particle and moisture contamination on the reliability of industrial equipment has been well documented. Put simply, running a machine with sub-optimal levels of oil cleanliness results in shorter component life and poor asset reliability. But what’s less well understood is the effects of varnish on system performance. Just like cholesterol in the human cardiovascular system, varnish – a by-product of oil degradation – slowly creates issues with deposit formation, blocking vital clearance in pumps and valves causing system slow down and eventually catastrophic failure. In this session we’ll look at why varnish is becoming more and more of an issue in industrial equipment and how it can be mitigated through effective varnish control strategies.

Mark Barnes serves as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Des-Case Corporation. He has 21 years of experience in the fields of lubrication management, oil analysis, and contamination control, has published more than 150 technical articles and white papers, and is an invited speaker at conferences around the globe. His former clients include Chevron, DuPont, Alcoa, ExxonMobil, Goodyear, Cargill, International Paper, and the U.S. Army. Mark holds a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom and is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP).

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7 Habits of a Highly Effective Maintenance Leader

Being a Maintenance leader requires one to be efficient and effective. Of course a Maintenance team leader needs to understand how to use planning and scheduling to drive work execution, and how to manage assets using strategies like preventive, predictive and condition-based maintenance. But to be effective in their role, Maintenance leaders also need to master and model certain behaviors.

In this webinar Ricky Smith will discuss seven habits he has observed through his experience as a U.S. Army military leader and in his work with manufacturers around the globe.

You’ll learn from Ricky’s examples of what effective leadership looks like, how to approach solving problems as a team, and behaviors that drive expected results. Get ready to be inspired by this fresh perspective on how influential a Maintenance leader can be!

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Optimizing Service Delivery For Asset Operators

Whether you are in the business of operating a power plant, developing an oil field, or manufacturing pharmaceuticals, your mission-critical assets need timely maintenance to ensure consistent uptime. Asset failures can cost companies hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue, reduced durability, and increased safety and compliance risks. By transforming service delivery from manual processes to digital-service execution, companies provide smarter maintenance while also optimizing resource utilization and improving safety and compliance indicators. Join this webinar from GE Digital ServiceMax to learn how to improve your service execution.

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The Cost of Unreliability

Profitability is the goal of every enterprise and asset reliability has an impact on the bottom line. But what is that impact? Is it worth the investment and effort required to develop a reliable culture? In the September Efficient Plant Webinar Series presentation, consultant and author Al Poling will demonstrate the true cost of unreliability to plant operations and how establishing a focused and sustained reliable culture will have a direct and positive impact on a company’s bottom line.

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Al Poling RAM Analytics Al Poling is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) with more than 36 years of reliability and maintenance experience. He served as technical director for the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals from 2008 to 2010. His consultancy, RAM Analytics, is located in Houston.

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Realize MRO Success

Companies experiencing rapid growth, resulting from general business success or mergers and acquisitions, grapple with a series of integration challenges such as multiple unconnected systems, processes, and data. These situations frequently result in unplanned downtime and increased Maintenance, Repair and Operations expense.
MRO data optimization and governance is foundational to an organization’s asset-management ecosystem. This webinar will provide expert insight and lessons learned through a case study that showcases a large multinational company’s approach to MRO data optimization.
Presented by:
Hank Ward
Global AM Pillar Lead
Hank is an experienced leader specializing in maximizing the performance of manufacturing systems. He has successfully created, reengineered and optimized operations, maintenance and administrative systems at the team, department, plant and enterprise levels. Hank has enjoyed a 32-year career in the beverage industry with a diverse portfolio of experiences operating, maintaining and managing systems for: brewing, packaging, warehousing, malting, water treatment, waste treatment, utilities, construction, facilities, batch processing, bottle-making and defect inspection.

Not Your Granddad’s Machinery Protection System

Machinery protection systems are generally thought of as a necessity that acts as an “earthquake switch” for your critical machinery. Often, these systems are stranded in hard-to-reach areas and are not connected to the plant’s data processes. They are typically hard to configure and require many spare parts to deal with the different types of signals. New technologies are emerging to deliver valuable predictive data from the protection system, making it a contributor to improving plant and asset reliability.

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Topic to be discussed include:

• Traditional protection systems are evolving to provide more value.
• Mobile applications are making interaction with these systems more efficient.
• Flexible I/O is reducing spare-parts inventory and allowing late configuration changes.

Presented By:
Jacob Swafford<strong

Business Development Manager Reliability Solutions
Emerson Process Management

Jacob Swafford is a Business Development Manager for Reliability Solutions at EmersonProcess Management. He has been with Emerson’s Reliability Solutions business for five years and has held several different roles in product engineering, supply chain/operations, and business development. He has a passion for reliability and solving complex customer problems via product and service implementations.

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Factors that Make or Break Reliability Programs

The concept of Reliability and creating a Reliable Manufacturing Process is on everyone’s minds these days. Constrained budgets and fragile economies are driving many organizations to use reliability to realize more from their existing assets. However, improving reliability is not as simple as increasing asset performance.

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Improving reliability first requires understanding your current level of performance. Only then can you figure out how to improve that performance. Some questions that immediately come to mind:

— Do you know how you compare to your competition and your peers?
— Do you know your reliability weaknesses and why?
— Do you have an organizational structure that supports reliability?
— Do people in your organization even know what reliability is?

These are just a few of many questions that will determine if you have a chance of becoming more reliable.

Watch this webinar to acquire answers to these and other questions and to learn why some reliability journeys reach their goals and why other fail.

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