October 20, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Full Day Maintenance Workshop

7:00 - 8:00 am:
Registration and breakfast

8:00- 10:00 am:
Failure Mode Driven Ultrasonic Programs by Sean Miller

10:00 - 10:15 am:
Networking break

10:15 am - 12:15 pm:
Oil & Lubrication Workshop by Mike Deckert

12:15 - 12:45 pm:

12:45 - 2:45 pm:
Machinery Diagnostics Through Vibration Analysis by Jason Valentini

2:45 - 3:00 pm:
Networking break

3:00 - 5:00 pm:
Metallurgical Failure Analysis by Shane Turcott


Oil & Lubrication

Improper lubrication accounts for 53% of all bearing failures, a major cause of equipment downtime and significant unnecessary maintenance costs.  The FLO Components Ltd. “Lube Basics” workshop will give you the tips and knowledge to help you avoid these failures.  Lectures and demonstrations are used to teach the principles of lubrication and equip your personnel for dealing with various lubrication issues in your demanding work conditions.  Your payoff will be immediate and permanent when your maintenance people or plant supervisors apply what they learn:
  • Basic principles of friction/wear, lubes and lube types
  • Grease properties/compatibility/applications
  • Introduction to manual lube (fittings, calibrate grease guns)
  • Lubricant storage/handling/transfer procedures
  • Reasons for an Automatic Lube System
  • Automatic Lube System terminology and component identification/explanation
  • General System layout and operating parameters

Failure Mode Driven Ultrasound Program

Are your assets talking to you?  Are you listening?
Your assets have various failure modes however, are you applying the right technology to those failure modes?

Can one technology do it all?  Unfortunately no however, knowing your asset failure modes can determine how and where to apply the right PdM/ CbM technology.

In this fun and interactive workshop  we will discuss what failure modes Ultrasound can be applied to in your facility, particularly in rotating equipment, electrical assets and various other mechanical assets.  There will be various case studies to demonstrate how ultrasound has increased the mean time between failure in several plants, resulting in quick payback due to cost reduction and avoidance.

Introduction to Metallurgical Failure Analysis

Diagnosing the precise cause of a failure is critical for developing cost-effective solutions that prevent repeat failures.  Metallurgical failure analysis is a useful tool for supporting maintenance and reliability efforts by providing details of equipment failures that would not otherwise be available.  Failure analysis incorporates laboratory equipment to determine why a component failed and provides details that help lead to making informed reliability decisions.  This workshop will introduce the tools and concepts applied during lab-based failure analysis.  Case studies will include hands-on review of visual indicators for several damage modes, followed by discussion of the additional information that can be obtained from lab-based analysis.  Participants will leave with a better understanding of visual fracture recognition, failure analysis and the role it plays in supporting reliability.

Reliability is Everyone’s Responsibility

Uptime is of course on everyone’s mind, in this day and age. However, more and more, mill managers, maintenance managers and reliability engineers are faced with cut backs, losing their experts to retirement, and more more difficulties to make sure their machines are up and running but also reliable.

The key is of course having more eyes and ears on the floor taking care and monitoring the equipment. The online condition monitoring is a known solution, but the financial implications of that solution does not allow people to monitor everything. We all know, that the smaller pieces of equipment are sometimes as crucial to your running process as some of your bigger and more ‘’important equipment’’. The millwrights, the guys that are there, day in and day out, watching and listening to your equipment, what if they had the tools to also do diagnostic on all your machines, from the simple click of a button ?

This new way of seeing machinery diagnostic, allowing mechanics and maintenance technicians to check the health of any rotating machine, as needed, in a matter of minutes; it empowers the mechanics to know their machines better, and thus promising you more uptime. Reliability is everyone’s responsibility and you will accurately detect and prevent machine failures before they happen.

October 21, 22, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Planning & Scheduling with Doc Palmer

Maintenance planning and scheduling should dramatically improve the productivity of maintenance. Created by the author of McGraw-Hill's Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook, Doc Palmer, the course reviews the fundamentals and then provides class exercises to illustrate the principles and techniques to achieve success. This Planner/Scheduler course not only covers the theory and vision, but the nuts and bolts of how planning and scheduling work.

The second part to establishing the planning function involves the practical application of these skills in each organization. Throughout the event, the course encourages the thoughtful development of planning and scheduling activities within your own facility by your team. This course allows class participants to take specific practices home to their own organizations to implement a new planning organization or dramatically improve an existing one.
  • Introduction
  • The Business Case for Planning and Scheduling
  • Principles and Concepts of Effective Planning
  • Principles and Concepts of Effective Scheduling
  • Handling Reactive Maintenance
  • Computerized Maintenance Management System
  • Quality versus Productivity
  • Empowerment Concerns of First Level Supervision
  • Integrating Proactive Maintenance Activities: Preventive, Predictive, Projects
  • Integration of Planning within other Aspects of Plant Operation
  • The Work Order System and Effective Workflow
  • Planning Exercise
  • Scheduling Exercise
  • Materials Management Interaction including Staging or Kitting
  • Measuring Work and Performance – Metrics and Key Performance Indicators
  • Selecting Planners
  • Establishing and Mining Equipment History
  • Shutdown Planning
  • Conclusion
  • Barriers and Aids Analysis to Establish and Maintain Effective Planning and Scheduling








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