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Equipment reliability and lubrication seminar comes to Calgary Jan. 28

Calgary, AB – An Equipment Reliability & Lubrication seminar will be presented at the AGAT Laboratories’ Science & Technology Talks 2016 conference on January 28, 2016, the first day of the two-day conference. See program details below.

The Talks conference (Jan 28-29) has four streams: Energy Production and Exploration, Environmental, Equipment Reliability Improvement and Lubrication, Air Quality and Environmental Health.

The conference takes place at the Fairmont Palliser hotel in Calgary.

Registration Fee: $160.00 (includes GST). Hot breakfast, networking breaks and lunches are included in the registration.

Contact Debbi Scott at AGAT Laboratories for all inquiries and any special dietary requirements at or 403.736.2058.

Registrants may be eligible for Professional Development Credits with AIA, APEGA, ACPA, ASPB & Eco Canada.

Register online as soon as possible at as space is limited.

Program: Equipment reliability improvement & lubrication stream

7:15 – 8:15: Registration and breakfast

8:15 – 8:30: Introductions – What’s New at AGAT, Tex Leugner, STLE CLS, Executive Director, Equipment Reliability and Lubricant Testing Services, AGAT Laboratories

8:30 – 9:15: The Path to Reliability, Rob Arseneau, Suncor

9:15 – 10:00: Predictive Maintenance Data Interpretation, Dervon Parchment, Sherritt

10:00 – 10:15: Coffee Break

10:15 – 11:00: Non-Destructive Testing Technology Overview, Specifically Acoustic Ultrasound as an Equipment Condition Monitoring Tool, Larry Cote, CINDE

11:00 – 11:45: Proper Grease Selection and Application by Understanding Thickener Technology, Chris McFetridge, Imperial Oil

11:45 – 12:45: Full course lunch

12:45 – 13:30: Scanning Electron Microscopy as a Failure Analysis Tool, Tex Leugner, STLE CLS, Executive Director, Equipment Reliability and Lubricant Testing Services, AGAT Laboratories

13:30 – 14:15: The Business Value of Root Cause Analysis to Eliminate Repetitive Failures, Susan Lubell, Steppe Consulting

14:15 – 14:30: Coffee Break

14:30 – 15:15: The Business of Reliability; Why Equipment Reliability Improvement is More Important than Ever During an Economic Downturn, Adam Grahn, Deloitte

15:15 – 15:30: Q&A Session

Bill Roebuck

Bill Roebuck

Bill Roebuck is the Editor and Associate Publisher of Machinery & Equipment MRO magazine and
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