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PEM Webinar Series: Setting up your lube program – November 19

A facility that operates without a reliable lubrication program is susceptible to machine wear control, oil mix-ups and reactive maintenance. Setting up an effective program improves reliability and helps overall maintenance cost control. In this free webinar series focused on oil & lubrication, James Reyes-Picknell, in conversation with a select panel of subject matter experts, will help you brush up on the basics.


September 8, 2015
By PEM Magazine

Setting up your lube program: How lubricants affect efficiency
A well-developed lubricant program is your biggest opportunity to affect efficiencies in your systems and equipment.
Learning Objectives:

  • What efficiencies can be achieved through good lubrication practices?
  • Learn the main steps in setting up a lubricant program.
  • Aside from providing lube analysis, what services do oil analysis laboratories and condition monitoring firms provide?
  • Explain lubrication training certification levels and what do they enable?
  • Opportunities for quick wins.

DATE: November 19, 2015 at 2 PM EST | REGISTER TODAY

Fluid Analysis: Can you verify that your lubrication program works?
Find out whether your facility’s lube program is fit for purpose. This discussion offers practical tips, such as detecting failures at an early stage, and addressing the main threats to machine health that we typically find in lubricant fluid analysis. Our expert panel will provide solutions to common challenges, including:

  • How does the location where the sample is taken impact the results of fluid analysis?
  • Does it make sense to integrate the analysis of oil samples with other PdM technologies like vibration analysis and thermography?
  • When does it make sense to call on an expert to help with your lubricant program?

DATE: October 29, 2015 at 2 PM EST | DOWNLOAD THE WEBINAR


Build in Energy Efficiency
A discussion on how lubricants can affect energy efficiency. What conditions or parameters will help maintain efficiency and prolong the life of an asset? What data should be collected? Asset life extension; standardize your approach and choice of lubricants.

DATE: September 30, 2015 at 2 PM EST | DOWNLOAD THE WEBINAR

Sponsored by Mobil Industrial Lubricants
Mobil PMS TM

Presenter: James Reyes-Picknell, Founder, Subject Matter Expert, Conscious Asset Management

JIM ReyesPicknellJames Reyes-Picknell is the bestselling author of Uptime – Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management, now in its third edition, co-founder and President of Conscious Asset. He is a mechanical engineer, graduate of the University of Toronto with a 30-plus year career in Maintenance and Asset Management. He has worked in a wide variety of industries in hands-on, technical and managerial roles. His consulting career began in 1995 progressing through increasingly senior roles to Director (Associate Partner) in PwC Consulting / IBM, eventually leading his own firm. Today Conscious Asset, now over 11 years in the business, is widely regarded as a high quality specialist firm ensuring the delivery of value from physical assets. James is known as a thought leader in the fields of Reliability, Maintenance and Asset Management. He is a registered Professional Engineer (Ontario, Canada), a Certified Management Consultant (Canada), a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (SMRP, USA) and Certified Asset Management Assessor (WPiAM). He is a member of CMC Canada, CIM, PEMAC, SMRP, IAM and PEO.

Moderator: Rehana Begg, Editor, PEM and REM

b 200 0 16777215 0 images Online.vis2a 0342. Begg R.12 Mini copyRehana Begg is the editor of PEM (Plant Engineering & Maintenance) and REM (Resource Engineering & Maintenance) magazines. PEM is Canada’s trusted source of information for industrial maintenance managers, operations managers and physical asset managers. REM focuses on asset management in the mining, oil and gas sectors. Rehana has more than 15 years of editorial experience and has managed a variety of B2B and consumer publishing projects. She holds a Master of Journalism degree from Ryerson University, a Certificate in Project Management from the University of Toronto and an Honours Bachelor of Arts, Political Science from York University.
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Panelist: Mark Barnes, Vice President of Reliability Services, Des-Case Corporation

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MarkBarnesWebinarMark Barnes serves as Vice President of Reliability Services for Des-Case Corporation, a specialty filtration company focused on helping companies increase plant reliability and profitability through precision lubrication and contamination control. In this role, Mark and his team of lubrication experts help educate end-users on the value of precision lubrication and provide support to help asset intensive companies change the way they perform lubrication. Prior to joining Des-Case, Mark was Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Noria Corporation with complete responsibility for all training and consulting activities throughout North America. Mark has been an active consultant and educator in the maintenance and reliability field over 20 years and has worked with clients around the world to design and implement lubrication improvement plans. Mark holds a PhD in Analytical Chemistry and is a certified maintenance and reliability professional (CMRP) from SMRP (Society for Maintenance and reliability professionals). His list of clients includes ExxonMobil, BC Hydro, Metro Vancouver, Chevron, Catalyst Paper, Cargill, Molson, Mosaic and Canfor.

Panelist: Liane Harris, Certified Ultrasound and Vibration Specialist, ECS2 Group Inc.

121 small resLiane Harris is a Predictive Maintenance specialist at ECS2 Group Inc. She has been in the PdM field since 1988. She trains reliability technicians on individual PdM philosophies, applications and best practices. Liane has assisted various industries, including food, utilities, water treatment facilities, and packaging plants to establish and optimize the application of Predictive Maintenance and Condition Monitoring for better efficiency and effectiveness. She was involved in the improvement of a lubrication program in a petroleum company to eliminate over- and under-lubrication of bearings.

Panelist: Jeff Smith, Reliability Subject Matter Expert, Acuren

SmithJeff Smith is the reliability subject matter expert for Acuren. He has served as the senior advisor for the Association for Maintenance Professionals (AMP) and served on the USA tag for ISO 55000. His work has spanned substantial cross section of industries including oil sands, mining, pulp and paper, packaging, petrochemical, marine, brewing, transportation, synfuels and others. Jeff has a history of successfully developing world class maintenance and reliability programs utilizing a multitude of strategies. He has effectively transitioned corporations engaging all levels from the floor to the C-suite. Jeff has published multiple reliability papers and has spoken at numerous conferences globally.

For more information or for inquiries about participating in the Oil & Lube series, contact Rehana Begg, Editor, at