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Comprehensive condition monitoring conference planned for February 2002

Dallas, TX -- Nov. 5, 2001 -- The annual Condition Monitoring Educational Conference and Exhibition hosted by the S...


Dallas, TX — Nov. 5, 2001 — The annual Condition Monitoring Educational Conference and Exhibition hosted by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) will be held Feb. 18-20, 2002, at The Westin Galleria hotel in Dallas, Texas. This year’s conference, “Monitoring Your Way to Profitability,” is expanded and offers attendees and exhibitors new ways to enhance their educational and networking experience.

The event will be of interest to those involved in reliability and predictive maintenance activity, including technicians, engineers, specialists, maintenance personnel, end-users and developers/suppliers of products and services to the condition monitoring field.

Attendees will be able to customize their own educational experience by choosing among 13 technical sessions, three keynote addresses, three half-day courses and certification exams for Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS) and Oil Monitoring Analyst (OMA) designations.

Keynote addresses will include:

* Computerized Diagnosis of Rotating Machinery, presented by William D. Marscher, president, Mechanical Solutions, Inc.

* Implementing Prognostics for Improved Asset Management, presented by Carl Byington, P.E., Impact Technologies, LLC

* Engine-Compressor Inspections for Best ROI, presented by Mike Lubich, C.E.T., Beta Machinery Analysis, Ltd.

In addition, the event features Professional Education Courses that focus on proactive reliability maintenance topics to provide theory and practical advice on how to save money at industrial facilities. These include: Course I — Advancements in Condition-Based Maintenance, Course II — Practical Application of Oil Monitoring Analysis, and Course III — Measuring Economic Impact of Proactive Maintenance Programs.

As well, poster presentations will reflect the conference theme, “Monitoring Your Way to Profitability,” by detailing case histories, where products were developed; or processes, either newly developed or existing, were used; or where services, such as testing laboratories or consultants, were employed to identify and resolve plant problems.

Over 30 exhibits will offer attendees a unique opportunity to meet with company experts, view the latest in equipment, and find new ways to cut costs and improve maintenance and reliability at their plants.

Potential exhibitors should contact Alexander Barton at 847-698-5234 or abarton@stle.org for details on exhibition space and sponsorships.

In addition to the concluding keynote address and a highly interactive panel discussion of the latest issues facing condition-monitoring professionals, the conference will be capped off with an educational tour of a state-of-the-art maintenance facility, to be announced.

For further information or registration forms, visit the STLE website www.stle.org, call 847-825-5536 or e-mail information@stle.org.