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

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