Date: May 20, 2014
Hours: 2:00-3:00 pm. EST
Improved plant reliability is one of the major business drivers in today’s competitive environment. The goals of reducing downtime and moving to a more proactive maintenance strategy requires management commitment to put into place intelligent maintenance and repair practices in order to identify the root cause of unplanned shutdowns and take the necessary steps to prevent future occurrences. Major chemical and refining manufacturers significantly improved their plant reliability by creating teams and programs that require a combination of maintenance improvement strategies that deliver sustainable value and address the root cause of longstanding challenges. We will look at specific examples of the significant improvements in plant reliability that were achieved as a result of better utilization of their existing installed intelligent measurement assets.
This webinar will guide plant managers and plant supervisor with a direction on how to:
- "Change the View" of your intelligent plant assets.
- Monitor the condition of the measurement and control assets by analyzing the "Check Engine" light.
- Simplify device management, maintenance management, and device diagnostics with a single tool.
- Enable remote monitoring and troubleshooting.
- Lower maintenance and operating costs.
- Improve plant reliability by reducing downtime and avoiding unscheduled outages.
Presenter: Ian Verhappen, P, Eng. CAP
ISA Subject Matter Expert/Principal Automation Engineer
Ian Verhappen, P.Eng. is an ISA Fellow, ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP), and a recognized authority on Foundation Fieldbus, industrial communications technologies and process analyzer systems. Ian is an active member of ISA including managing director on the Standards and Practices Board, chair of the ISA103 Standards Committee for the FDT Group, and chair of the Canadian IEC TC65 Standards Committee. With 30 years of experience in the automation industry, Ian provides consulting services in field level industrial communications, process analytics and heavy oil/oil sands automation.