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Three May seminars in Alberta target maintenance, reliability and troubleshooting

Calgary – Group 10 Engineering of Calgary has planned three maintenance seminars in Alberta for the month of May this year. The seminars will be presented by equipment reliability specialist Lloyd (Tex) Leugner, who also has been a...


Calgary – Group 10 Engineering of Calgary has planned three maintenance seminars in Alberta for the month of May this year. The seminars will be presented by equipment reliability specialist Lloyd (Tex) Leugner, who also has been a contributor of technical and maintenance articles to Machinery & Equipment MRO over several years.

The seminars are scheduled for May 15-17 at the Glenmore Inn in Calgary, May 22-24 at the Sawridge Inn in Fort McMurray, and May 29-31 at the Best Western Cedar Park Inn in Edmonton.

Leugner has journeyman qualifications in both the heavy duty mechanic and millwright trades, and was president and general manager of Maintenance Technology International Inc. of Calgary, until retiring in 2007. An STLE-certified lubrication specialist, he spent 15 years as a technical maintenance specialist with the Canadian Army. He has authored over 300 articles and technical papers and has written several books on topics related to industrial and mobile equipment maintenance, reliability and lubrication.

Three seminars are scheduled for each location, each a day long.

Day 1: Total Equipment Reliability Management will cover practical strategies for the implementation of effective and efficient preventive and predictive maintenance, using reliability-based, total equipment management tactics.

Day 2: Planning & Scheduling of Maintenance Activities will present the tactical information necessary to implement an efficient planning and scheduling program that supports an effective reliability program.

Day 3: Equipment Troubleshooting, Root Cause Failure and Lubricant Analysis will discuss methods of troubleshooting equipment problems, including collecting valid machine condition data, the evaluation of equipment history files to assist the analyst in determining the root cause of failures, and the effective use of predictive maintenance technologies such as oil analysis.

The cost for a one-day seminar is $795 + GST, two-day of seminars are $1,095 + GST, and all three seminars are $1,395 + GST. An Early Bird discount of 10% applies to attendees who have confirmed their registration at all three seminars at least two weeks prior to the seminar dates chosen and payment has been received by Group 10 Engineering.

To register or obtain more information, contact Group 10 Engineering Ltd., #200, 6712 Fisher St. SE Calgary, AB T2H 2A7, visit www.g10e.ca, e-mail info@g10e.ca or call 403-457-3155.

Additional information on the seminars follows.

Total Equipment Reliability Management

North American industry loses over $200 billion dollars each year due to unexpected equipment failure, breakdowns and stoppages. Industrial facilities and processing plants that fail to implement, or continually improve their equipment reliability programs, cannot succeed in today’s competitive international marketplace.

This one-day seminar will present practical strategies for the implementation of effective and efficient preventive and predictive maintenance, using reliability based, total equipment management tactics.

These philosophies and principles, if implemented properly and practised consistently, will change bad habits and poor attitudes, thus allowing real culture change to take place, in turn moving equipment management from reactive to proactive where maintenance excellence can finally be achieved.

Topics presented include:

• Maintenance excellence goals

• The process of Total Equipment Management implementation

• The current status of maintenance and why productivity is so low

• How company culture affects the maintenance function

• Reactive versus proactive maintenance; the culture of undeserved reward

• The transition; reactive to proactive maintenance and why it is so difficult

• Who is ultimately responsible for maintenance?

• Preventive maintenance; defining the terms and assigning responsibility

• Predictive maintenance; defining the terms and assigning responsibility

• Equipment life cycle considerations

• The critical 10-step process necessary for a successful PM/PdM review

• Selection, application and use of predictive technologies for successful condition monitoring

• Add reliability based principles to the process

• How to determine effective staffing levels to ensure maintenance is never deferred

• How to measure your success after implementation.

Planning and Scheduling of Equipment Maintenance Activities

Maintenance excellence cannot be achieved unless the industrial plant develops and consistently applies world-class planning and scheduling practices and effectively communicates sound maintenance standards and practices.

Effective coordination of planning and scheduling practices will result in improved equipment efficiency, fewer failures, stoppages and breakdowns and more efficient, effective productivity of technicians. This improved utilization of maintenance resources can result in a 30% or more improvement to the financial bottom line.

This one-day seminar will provide the tactical information necessary to implement an effective planning and scheduling program. Topics presented include:

• Recognize a reactive versus proactive maintenance organization (eliminate the hero)

• Maintenance productivity; efficiency and effectiveness and their relationship

• The advantages of employing a full time planner/ scheduler

• Maintenance activity analysis (poor utilization of resources is a failure of management)

• The process of effective planning and scheduling

• Direct responsibilities of the planner/scheduler

• Planner/Scheduler’s effective span of control

• Terminology and definitions

• Why PM/PdM activities must take precedence over urgent work requests

• The important relationship between work order priority and equipment criticality

• Net capacity, cycle time, backlog and their relationship

• Effective development of standard job plans

• Estimating “time of repair” requirements

• Planning/Scheduling communication tools

• Key performance indicators and how to use them to confirm success.

Equipment Troubleshooting, Root Cause Failure and Lubricant Analysis

Troubleshooting industrial equipment problems is a skill not every maintenance technician possesses. If a failure does occur, the data collection and inspection processes necessary for effective analysis is often misunderstood or incomplete, resulting in an incorrect conclusion.

In addition, according to a study concluded by Canada’s Research Council, several billions of dollars are needlessly wasted annually, because machinery problems caused by friction and wear are ignored.

This one-day seminar will provide technicians and tradespersons with the tools necessary to troubleshoot machine problems, correctly determine the causes of failure and apply predictive maintenance technologies to prevent recurrence.

Topics presented include:

• Economic justification for regular testing and machine condition monitoring

• When and how to collect valid machinery condition data using simple predictive technologies

• Recognize problems by understanding exactly how the machine works

• What exactly is a failure?

• Failure is often mistakenly attributed to machinery age

• 8 causes of preventable machinery failure

• The importance of the word “why”?

• The 7-step process for failure prevention

• Detailed cas
e histories of failures that could have been prevented

• Lubrication considerations when analysing grease lubricated components

• Lubricant analysis as a proactive maintenance tool

• 15 economic reasons for using predictive maintenance tools

• The limitation of using only spectroscopic wear metals analysis

• Lubricant viscosity, viscosity index and shear rate

• Neutralization number; their relationship to additive levels, alkalinity and acidity of lubricants

• Lubricant contamination; a major cause of machinery failure

• Static electrical discharge; a new problem in lubricated systems

• Interpreting oil analysis reports; what do the numbers mean?

To register or obtain more information, contact Group 10 Engineering Ltd., #200, 6712 Fisher St. SE Calgary, AB T2H 2A7, visit www.g10e.ca, e-mail info@g10e.ca or call 403-457-3155.