Optimize your conference experience by attending specialized pre-conference workshops.
Professional Development is critical in any line of work. Results show that participation in workshops ensures an enhanced conference experience. Make plans to attend Machinery Lubrication 2019 Conference & Exhibition and quantify your investment. Machinery Lubrication 2019 features four pre-conference workshops to be held on Monday, November 4.
8:00 am - 11:30 am
How to Design and Implement an Effective Lubrication Program
Wes Cash - Director of Technical Services, Noria Corporation
Effective lubrication programs have a dramatic impact on downtime and deliver a healthy return on investment. The best programs are well-planned and have a roadmap to achieve the desired goals, but few managers are able to take their programs to a world-class level because they fall victim to the same school of thought as their predecessors. By changing how you view lubrication work and evolving your practices, you can tap into the incredible potential of lubrication excellence. In this workshop, Noria's Wes Cash will guide you through a strategy for avoiding pitfalls and creating an efficient lubrication program that delivers results.
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Best Practices for Developing and Maintaining a Powerful Oil Analysis Program
Alejandro Meza - Senior Technical Consultant, Noria Corporation
How effective is your oil analysis program? Many programs are limited in their potential because of a lack of vision. Too often the maintenance or reliability person responsible for the oil analysis program simply accepts a program that has been proposed by the lubricant vendor or a third-party lab, assuming that it will meet the needs of the plant. This workshop will provide an overview of the correct practices for designing, implementing and maintaining an effective oil analysis program. Attendees will learn how to customize a program to meet specific machine conditions, equipment criticality and reliability objectives.
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Simplified Root Cause Failure Analysis for Oil-Lubricated Machinery
Heinz Bloch - Consulting Engineer, Process Machinery Consulting
All machines, whether they be sewing machines, gas turbines, tractors, pumps or compressors, can only fail due to flaws in one of seven possible cause categories. This workshop reveals the root causes that underly all machinery component failures, with real-world examples from equipment in the hydrocarbon processing and refining industries. The force, reactive environment, time and temperature (FRETT) approach for machinery failure analysis and avoidance will be explained as well as a process of elimination to show attendees how to isolate the cause category where flaws originate. This information has helped hundreds of plants worldwide move toward best-in-class performance.
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
How to Get Lubricant Selection Right Every Time
Bennett Fitch - Director of Product Development and LPD Services, Noria Corporation
All lubricants have an optimum reference state. This includes the right quality, performance, viscosity, thermal range, etc. To achieve this optimum state, you must avoid the classic false economies of lubricant selection and the lure of cheap oil. Join Noria's Bennett Fitch as he explains why you shouldn't try to save money by purchasing economy-formulated lubricants or attempt to remedy bad lubrication practices by buying expensive premium lubricants. Attendees will discover how to select the optimum lubricant for a machine application as well as how small differences in lubricant performance can translate into huge differences in machine reliability.