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In this common interest work group we will look at the strategies members are employing to maintain the integrity of assets. Specifically those assets that have a low probability of failure but in fact have a high level of consequence should failure occur.
The Esso Longord explosion in 1998 highlighted the challenges businesses face when dealing with these types of assets. That one component failure (a ruptured heat exchanger) cost the Victorian economy an estimated $1.3 billion dollars in lost productivity and Esso a record 34.5 Million in fines and compensation.
The day’s discussion will cover such topics as:
- The definition asset integrity
- Identifying and categorising assets that must maintain a high level of integrity
- Maintenance tools that are available to businesses to help manage the risks associated with low probability but high consequence assets
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In this CIWG we will be looking at the impact of legislations on maintenance practices and how to align maintenance strategies with the relevant regulations, standards and government requirements.
Attendees will also discuss:
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SIRF Roundtables in New South Wales currently comprises in excess of 40 progressive organisations that are willing to network and share their best practices in a peer to peer learning environment, specialising in Operational Excellence and Industrial Maintenance.
The ‘Common Interest Work Group’ (CIWG) events are for operators/technical specialists looking to discuss with peers, specific topics they are working on, in and around their field of excellence.
The Silo Mentality as defined by the Business Dictionary is a mindset present when certain departments or sectors do not wish to share information with others in the same company. This type of mentality will reduce efficiency in the overall operation, reduce morale, and may contribute to the demise of a productive company culture.
Silo is a business term that has been passed around and discussed at many board room tables over the last 30 years. Unlike many other trendy management terms this is one issue that has not disappeared over the years. Departmental silos are seen as a growing pain for most organizations of all sizes. It is the duty of the executive leaders and management to prepare and equip their teams with the proper mind-set to break down this destructive organizational barrier.
If you are experiencing internal silos at your site, why not join your peers at this event? Share some issues and successes. We may discuss such points as:
Plant and equipment are getting more and more complex, precise, and in some cases less robust all the time. This puts pressure on maintenance professionals who have to perform increasingly technically difficult repair and maintenance tasks, while at the same time having their budgets scrutinized. The seemingly inevitable result is repair failures.
Failures due to poor craftsmanship are expensive and embarrassing, but how preventable are they? We often blame "cheap" spare parts, but how did we miss that they were not up to spec?
Join your peers across the state to discuss your maintenance quality systems to ensure that you avoid these costly post-repair failures. We may discuss such points as:
Engineers, Maintenance Managers, Asset Managers, Reliability Managers and Operations
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It is no secret that improving reliability of assets can only be done with accurate reporting of condition and failure causes. It seems obvious to those trying to improve reliability that accurate reporting of root causes should be the primary goal of documenting any repair to an asset. But there are often disconnects between that organisational need for accurate data and the failure itself. Poor or confusing "problem/cause/remedy" codes make the data dirty. No written (or photographic!) details of the failure leave reliability engineers with dozens of root causes. No effective problem solving training for maintenance professionals leads to incorrect problem identification. Poor systems for recording 5 Whys or RCA methods applied. The list goes on and on!
Join your peers as we discuss ways to simplify the work documentation for maintenance workers while gathering more and better data for the reliability engineers and asset managers. We may discuss such points as:
This event is ideal for:
Maintenance Managers, Supervisors, Reliability Engineers, Asset Managers and any one interested in this topic for discussion
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