• 2015 Reliability & Maintenance Conference and Exhibition

    2015 Reliability & Maintenance Conference and Exhibition

    Tuesday, May 19 - Friday, May 22, 2015
    The Austin Convention Center
    500 E Cesar Chavez Street

    Austin, TX 78701

     

     

    Schedule of Sessions and Special Events


    Tuesday May 19, 2015

    07:30 am - 07:00 pm Registration

    08:00 am - 04:00 pm API 583, 584 and 585 update -
    Kenneth Kirkham & Trace Silfies, The Equity Engineering Group

    Leak Prevention -
    David Reeves, Sealing and Bolting
    David Clover, Advanced Sealing
    Mark Ruffin, Chevron USA

    Materials Engineer -
    a. API RP 571Overview - Jerold Danis, Equity Engineering
    b. Welding and NDE Engineering - Jeff Major, Quest Integrity

    What a Reliability Engineer Needs to Know -
    Terrence O’Hanlon & Maura Abad, Reliabilityweb.com

    04:00 pm - 05:00 pm Ethics and Excellence for Engineers -
    Stacie Farrell & Jennifer Kester, Valero Energy Corporation

    05:00 pm - 07:00 pm Opening Reception - Exhibit Hall


    Wednesday May 20, 2015

    07:30 am - 06:00 pm Registration

    08:30 am - 09:45 am Keynote Session - It’s Your Ship – Achieving Breakthrough Performance
    Michael Abrashoff, Former Navy Commander and Author

    09:45 am - 10:00 am Coffee Break

    10:00 am - 11:15 am Tracks 1-4 -
    Track 1 - Reliability
    Case Study: Analysis, Design & Repair of Welded Ring Gaskets

    Dan Feddeler & Josh Havekost, BP Products North America

    Track 2 - Maintenance
    Case Study: Planning and Scheduling Methodologies
    Steven Best, Huntsman Corporation

    Track 3 - Turnaround
    Case Study: Ensuring Quality Turnaround Work Scopes
    James Hernjak, Exxon Mobil Corporation

    Track 4 - Inspections
    Case Study: Corrosion Under Insulation
    Mark Geisenhoff, Flint Hills Resources

    11:15 am - 01:00 pm Lunch - Exhibit Hall

    01:15 pm - 02:30 pm Tracks 1-4 -
    Track 1 - Reliability
    Equipment Strategy Development - A Look at a Comprehensive Effort

    Mike Voigt, KBC Advanced Technologies, Inc.

    Track 2 - Maintenance
    Discussion Session
    Scheduling Large Capital Jobs with Turnarounds

    Dan Kemp, Huntsman Corporation

    Contractor Management
    Andy Woods, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company and Richard Cerenzio, ISN

    Track 3 - Turnaround
    Case Study: Operational Turnaround Readiness
    Hardy Kemp, Flint Hills Resources

    Track 4 - Inspections
    Case Study: Compressor RV Line Failure at the Catalytic Cracking Feed Unit
    Scott Vest, BP Products North America

    02:45 pm - 04:00 pm Tracks 1-4 -
    Track 1 - Reliability
    Case Study: Leveraging RCFA Programs to Grow Site Reliability Cultures

    Annie Forsberg & Mark Sannes, Flint Hills Resources

    Track 2 - Maintenance
    Discussion Session Continued

    Track 3 - Turnaround
    Case Study: Integrated Planning, Maintenance, Projects and Turnarounds
    Coby Stewart, Monroe Energy

    Track 4 - Inspections
    Case Study: A Damage Mechanisms Review Methodology for Refinery Process Units
    Dana Williams, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Jerold Danis, The Equity Engineering Group, and Orin Wakefield, Chevron USA

    04:00 pm - 06:00 pm Reception - Exhibit Hall


    Thursday May 21, 2015

    07:30 am - 06:00 pm Registration

    08:30 am - 09:30 am Tracks 1-4 -
    Track 1 - Reliability
    Workshop: Hidden Failures Result In Significant Impact

    Kevin LoCascio, BP Products North America

    Track 2 - Maintenance
    Workshop: Improving Safety and Reliability Performance With An OPC
    Keith Lapeyrouse, The Dow Chemical Company and John Harrison, SAP

    Track 3 - Turnaround
    Workshop: Turnaround Execution Excellence
    Bobby Singh, Project Assurance and Gerry Brooks & Dustin Landry, Axiall Corporation

    Track 4 - Inspections
    Workshop: The Use of the Balanced Field Electromagnetic Technique for the Inspection of Socket Welds
    Shawn Gowatski, TesTex Inc.

    09:30 am - 09:45 am Coffee Break

    09:45 am - 10:45 am Tracks 1-4 -
    Track 1 - Reliability
    Workshop: Technical Principled Entrepreneurship™

    Robert Gleichman, Flint Hills Resources

    Track 2 - Maintenance
    Workshop: The Business Case for Reliability and Maintenance (RAM) Benchmarking
    Jeffrey Dudley, Solomon Associates

    Track 3 - Turnaround
    Workshop: Optimizing Turnaround Resource Planning
    Philip Richer, AP-Networks

    Track 4 - Inspections
    Workshop: On-stream Inspection at 650º F Using High Temperature Phased Array
    David Bajula, Acuren Inspection

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm Tracks 1-4 -
    Track 1 - Reliability
    Workshop: Precision Maintenance - To Boldly Go Beyond RCM!

    Mark Benak, Asset Performance Technologies, Inc.

    Track 2 - Maintenance
    Workshop: Composite Wrap Technology Failures and Non-Compliant Repair
    Graham Culver, NRI

    Track 3 - Turnaround
    Workshop: Mechanics of a Super Lift
    Joseph Collins, Becht Engineering Co.

    Track 4 - Inspections
    Workshop: X-ray Tube Device
    Berthold Schreieck, BASF SE

    12:00 pm - 01:30 pm Lunch - Exhibit Hall

    01:45 pm - 02:45 pm Tracks 1-4 -
    Track 1 - Reliability
    Risk Management and KPI’s: I’m Lost

    Nathanael Ince, Pinnacle AIS

    Track 2 - Maintenance
    Workshop: Assessment and Remediation of a Local Thin Area
    Scott Bouse, Stress Engineering Services

    Track 3 - Turnaround
    Workshop: Solomon 3-D T/A Analysis
    Jon Stroup, Solomon Associates

    Track 4 - Inspections
    Discussion Session

    Reducing Corrosion Leaks
    Ian Harrison, BP

    Piping Supports
    Lange Kimball, Stress Engineering Services

    Underground Piping
    Coby Stewart, Monroe Energy

    02:45 pm - 03:00 pm Coffee Break

    03:00 pm - 04:00 pm Tracks 1-4 -
    Track 1 - Reliability
    Workshop: Failure Residual Trending with Poisson Analysis

    Jan Smith, Zachry Industrial and Landon Davis, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company

    Track 2 - Maintenance
    Workshop: Proactive Maintenance Plan Modernization
    Mike Gehloff, GP Allied

    Track 3 - Turnaround
    Workshop: Strategic Planning for Inspection of Fired Heaters in a Turnaround
    Dale Tucker, Quest Integrity Group

    Track 4 - Inspections
    Discussion Continued

    04:00 pm - 06:00 pm Reception - Exhibit Hall


    Friday May 22, 2015

    08:00 am - 08:30 am Continental Breakfast

    08:30 am - 09:45 am Discussion Sessions -
    Track 1 - Reliability
    Rebuilding Petrobras’ Asset Framework

    Antonio Longhi & Danilo Prates, Petrobras

    Streamlined FMEA
    Troy Schwartz, Life Cycle Engineering

    Track 2 - Turnaround
    Strategies for Integrating Turnarounds and Capital Projects

    Tom Mankowski, AP Networks

    Strategic Alignment with Contractors
    Bobby Singh, Project Assurance

    Small Outages: Best Practices
    Cullen Smith, BASF Corporation

    09:45 am - 10:00 am Coffee Break

    10:00 am - 11:15 am Discussion Session Continued