• 2017 Reliability & Maintenance Conference and Exhibition

    2017 Reliability & Maintenance Conference and Exhibition

    Tuesday, May 23 - Friday, May 26, 2017
    Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    900 Convention Center Blvd.
    New Orleans, LA 70130

    Schedule of Sessions and Special Events


    Tuesday May 23, 2017

    07:30 am - 07:00 pm Registration

    08:00 am - 04:00 pm Equipment Reliability -
    Ian McKinnon, Reliability Solutions Training, LLC
    Clay White, Phillips 66
    Al Poling, RAM Analytics

    Obtaining Leak Free Operation from Bolted Connections - SOLD OUT -
    David Reeves, Sealing and Bolting Technologies LLC
    David Clover, Advanced Sealing

    04:00 pm - 05:00 pm Ethics for Engineers -
    Maureen Caspers, Valero Energy Corporation

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


    Wednesday May 24, 2017

    07:30 am - 06:00 pm Registration

    08:30 am - 09:45 am Keynote Session - Reliability is a Team Sport -
    Tim Sanders
    Author, Speaker and Former Yahoo! Chief Solutions Officer

    09:45 am - 10:00 am Coffee Break

    10:00 am - 11:50 am Tracks 1-4 -

    Track 1 - Turnaround
    Turnaround Execution Excellence: Maximizing Contractors’ Performance and Productivity
    Bobby Singh, Project Assurance, Lawrence Crow, Axiall, a Westlake Chemical Company
    Joshua Causey, Repcon, Inc., Spencer Moak, Ohmstede

    Controlling Scope - Scope Assessment Matrix
    Jared Oakley, Sasol North America
    Sean Reynolds, Turner Industries

    Track 2 - Reliability
    Measuring the Effectiveness of Operator Based Basic Care
    Michael Johnson, AMRRI

    Back to the Basics…How Simple Reliability Practices Quickly Defined Resolved a Complex Machinery Problem
    Michael Russek, Flint Hills Resources, LP

    Track 3 - Mechanical Integrity, Training/Innovation
    Managing a Mechanical Integrity Program by Implementing Integrity Operating Windows
    Russ Davis, MISTRAS Group, Inc.

    Digital Transformation of the Approach to Managing Asset Integrity and Reliability – Revolutionizing PSM
    Tibor Komróczki, MOL Group
    Craig Harclerode, OSIsoft

    Track 4 - Maintenance
    Kitting & Staging Process
    Anteneh Zewde, DuPont

    One Company’s Journey to an Individual Craft Training Process
    Tim Carpenter, LyondellBasell Industries

    12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch - Exhibit Hall

    02:00 pm - 03:50 pm Tracks 1-4 -

    Track 1 - Turnaround
    TBD

    Turnaround Operational Readiness
    Andrew Jakubowski, Flint Hills Resources

    Track 2 - Reliability
    PMO Across a Small Refinery
    Scott Hinds, Western Refining

    Sure, Our Reliability Program Delivers A Cost Benefit – Don’t You Trust Us?
    Dick Hancock, 24/7 Systems, Inc.

    Track 3 - Mechanical Integrity, Training/Innovation
    Process Safety Management
    Tom Myers, Flint Hills Resources

    Track 4 - Maintenance
    Discussion Session Topics
    - Maintenance work management
    - Workforce competencies
    - Technology advances
    - Challenges in the work place

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


    Thursday May 25, 2017

    08:00 am - 05:00 pm Registration

    08:30 am - 11:20 am Tracks 1-4 -

    Track 1 - Turnaround
    Turnaround Competitive Scope – The Essential Ingredient
    Craig Small, AP-Networks

    An Integrated Planning Strategy Approach: Implementing Best Practice for Shutdown, Turnaround & Outage
    Matthew Popovacki, T.A. Cook

    Reduce Turnaround Duration By Eliminating Flare/Flare Gas Recovery Utilizing New Scrubber Technology
    Sean Kirkpatrick, Vapor Point, LLC
    Renee LeBlanc, Motiva Enterprises LLC

    Track 2 - Reliability
    Why Reliability
    Ian McKinnon, Reliability Solutions Training, LLC

    Innovative & Reliable Automated Valves Solutions for Functional Safety Compliance IEC:61 511/508
    Vimal Ghumman, Pentair Valves & Controls

    The Effect of Reliability on Profitability and the Business Case for a Holistic Approach
    Al Poling, RAM Analytics

    Track 3 - Mechanical Integrity, Training/Innovation
    Discussion Sessions
    - New rules for HTHA – Nelson Curve issue
    - Corrosion under fire proofing – how to detect
    - Heat exchanger bundle reliability
    - Bolting programs – criteria for identifying critical flanges

    In Situ Optimization of Heat Transfer
    Daniel Brewster and Jason Hofseth, Refined Technologies Inc.

    Track 4 - Maintenance
    How BP Utilizes Innovative Process Solutions to Rapidly Deploy the Best Maintenance Strategies and Leverage Them Across Multiple Sites
    Scott Gloyna, ARMS Reliability
    David Toepfer, BP

    Expansion Joints. Reliability, Maintenance, Failure Modes and Repair
    Michael Cabrera, Valtech Engineering
    Joseph Nunez, ExxonMobil Corporation

    Monroe Energy’s Lubrication System: From Mediocrity to Striving for World Class
    William Balentine, Monroe Energy

    11:30 am - 03:00 pm Lunch - Exhibit Hall

    03:00 pm - 05:00 pm Tracks 1-4 -

    Track 1 - Turnaround
    A Step Change in Turnaround Quality
    Michael Schmidt, CHS Inc.

    Turnaround Cost Philosophy
    Sonny Best, BP

    Track 2 - Reliability
    Discussion Session
    Early Detection of Process Risks for Improved Safety, Reliability and Operational Excellence: A Breakthrough Technology and Case Studies
    Datuk Zakaria, Petronas

    Track 3 - Training/Innovation
    Permasense Non-Intrusive Corrosion Monitoring Solutions
    Christiane Lederer, Permasense

    Worst to First: How One Leader's Focus on Culture Turned Around the Navy's Worst Fighter Squadron
    Ernie Spence, Wilson Perumal & Company

    Track 4 - Maintenance
    Why Cranes Fall Down And What You Can Do To Prevent It
    Joseph Collins, Becht Engineering Co., Inc.
    David Wolf, LyondellBasell Industries

    SUPEX 2015
    Changhoon Jeong and Junil YI, SK Energy


    Friday May 26, 2017

    08:00 am - 08:30 am Continental Breakfast

    08:30 am - 09:45 am Discussion Session -
    Track 1 - Turnaround

    The Impact of Environmental Regulations on Shutdown, Decontamination and Unit Preparation for Maintenance
    Hardy Kemp, Flint Hills Resources

    09:45 am - 10:00 am Coffee Break

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