Saudi Arabia’s first ever conference on maintenance and reliability to be held in Al Khobar

Conference to be held in Saudi Arabia will focus on asset maintenance and reliability. Ricky Smith, Author of ‘Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers’ will present at the conference.

“How many times have you felt like your maintenance and reliability KPIs were not providing the information you need at the right time in order to make the right decision? Are your KPIs/metrics telling you the real story about asset reliability? Making intelligent decisions using effective KPIs which are aligned with your maintenance and reliability processes is the only way one can truly manage asset health and performance”. Ricky Smith, Author of ‘Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers’, ‘Lean Maintenance’ and ‘Maintenance & Reliability Metrics/KPIs 101’, expressed in an exclusive pre – event interview with Fleming Gulf Conferences. Ricky Smith is scheduled to speak at the Rotating Equipment Reliability And Maintenance Conference.

The conference to be held in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia from 7 – 9 April 2014 will gather industry experts from in and around the region to discuss the best practices in equipment maintenance. The conference will see presentations on risk assessment of equipments, spare parts optimization, maintenance planning and scheduling. Speakers at the conference will be representing organizations like Marafiq, Qatargas, Sabic, DUBAL, ADMA OPCO, Saudi European Petrochemical Company, Maaden Phosphate Company and Water & Electricity Company.

Ricky Smith has worked with hundreds of facilities, mines, refineries and industrial plants worldwide to develop reliability, maintenance, and technical training strategies in over 33 countries. He will present on best known maintenance practices and reliability metrics, KPIs and how to use them. The presentation will provide insights in making intelligent decisions using effective KPIs which are aligned with maintenance and reliability processes.

The delegates will get an excellent opportunity to learn about:
– Internationally accepted maintenance practices and reliability metrics/KPIs
– How KPIs are aligned with best maintenance and reliability practices?
– How to manage with a KPI dashboard using practice metrics/KPIs to improve performance and asset health?
– A few simple tips that can be used to implement these KPIs/metrics
– Lessons from many years of experience developing KPIs with internationally known companies
– Common traps which distract us from focusing on the right metrics at the right time

One of the key highlights at the conference is a panel discussions on the cost of unreliability and performance evaluation. The delegates will get insights into reliability of assets through comparisons between condition monitoring and planned maintenance. Panel discussions will provide an excellent opportunity for the attendees to address their queries and learn of the latest industry practices.

The forum will create an avenue to exchange view points concerning asset maintenance and simultaneously aim to benefit from the experience of other countries.

Source: fleminggulf

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