Plant Services Webcasts
6 key metrics to align asset management/energy efficiency
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10 pitfalls to avoid when selecting a CMMS/EAM system
As companies search for ways to get the most out of their existing operating assets, computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and enterprise asset management (EAM) software packages are key. However, when it comes to researching, selecting and implementing the right CMMS/EAM, some of the same mistakes have been made for decades and some new ones have emerged.
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30 years of asset management software in one webinar
Asset management software is the critical hub of any asset-intensive industry, integrating equipment and people on the shop floor, in the field, and in the office. Software packages are equally valuable to organizations wanting a simple, user-friendly solution for scheduling and tracking preventive maintenance, better managing demand work requests, controlling spare parts inventory, and capturing accurate maintenance history. The world of asset management software has evolved quickly over the past 30 years, from simple data depositories in the hands of local maintenance departments, to sophisticated and flexible analytical tools for optimizing the management of all asset classes across the enterprise. In this webinar, learn about this evolution - the learnings from the past, what to look for today, and possible improvements to demand from vendors in their future versions
Asset management software
Asset management software provides the means for maintenance to achieve its objectives for equipment uptime, asset longevity and safety while controlling costs. Join us as we speak with ARC Advisory Group Analyst Ralph Rio about the results of the joint survey, conducted by Plant Services and ARC Advisory Group, on asset management. Webinar attendees will gain a good combination of strategic and tactical information that can be put to immediate use.
We will discuss the latest thinking on asset management software, including:
If you are involved with the applications for maintenance, including enterprise asset management (EAM), condition monitoring and reliability, then you will want to attend this webinar.
CMMS and asset management software improve maintenance
This Plant Services webinar features expert analysts and maintenance professionals, and highlights how companies use CMMS and asset management software to create more efficient maintenance planning. This webinar will identify best practice and demonstrate the software companies are using to make better-informed maintenance decisions.
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Making your move to outsource equipment maintenance
Tough economic times require manufacturers to reevaluate business decisions. As companies reduce their resources, many executives are considering outsourcing certain non-core functions such as equipment maintenance. Companies look to outsourcing as a strategy to decrease expenses and make on-time deliveries with the least cost possible. This event will focus on how to best leverage outsourcing as a strategy to decrease waste, while continuously improving equipment uptime, driving on-time delivery of products and increasing profits.
Reducing costs through enterprise thinking
Executives today have little patience for silo mentality. There is so much to be gained by adopting an enterprise perspective that addresses the entire asset lifecycle, for all asset classes and functional areas.
Join Chief Editor Mike Bacidore as he speaks with David Berger, Certified Management Consultant Director of Western Management Consultants of Ontario, and Anders Lif, Global Director, Product & Industry Marketing, IFS World Operations. This webinar will focus on reducing costs through enterprise thinking, from shop-floor to executive suite, and will cover topics such as:
Top strategies for asset lifecycle management
The challenges for managing asset lifecycle are different depending on the asset. For a company commissioning a new piece of equipment, the challenge may be bringing the asset online quickly after acceptance. For complex asset-based manufacturing, it may be related to tool and process qualification. For a running facility, it is maximizing asset effectiveness, availability and reliability, while for other enterprises, it may be related to asset decommissioning. These are compounded by ongoing challenges coming from a retiring workforce, an aging infrastructure, employee safety and compliance to regulations, among others.
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Top strategies for asset performance management
Asset-intensive manufacturing plants have been investing heavily in asset management and maintenance over the years. While these investments have had measurable return on investment (ROI) over the years, the opportunity cost of not having real-time visibility to assets on the factory floor can be vital in today’s global manufacturing network. Companies are faced with increasing shareholder pressure to maximize return on assets and to reduce manufacturing costs. Safety, compliance and regulatory audits place added challenge in ensuring maintenance activities are initiated and completed in the most efficient manner possible. It is not enough that manufacturing enterprises have visibility to asset performance data and upcoming maintenance schedules. To minimize downtime and increase predictability and efficiency of maintenance operations, companies must have asset performance management (APM) capabilities linked in real time with their operational systems.
The focus of this webcast is to highlight the strategies and business process established by best-in-class companies to maximize return on assets in the midst of decreasing operational and capital budgets. These includes capabilities to leverage real-time asset data for advanced asset management initiatives in addition to having process, organizationa, and knowledge management capabilities to stay ahead of the game — both in top line revenue growth opportunity and bottom line cost reductions related to asset maintenance.Listen to the webcast
Compressed air systems – Market Intelligence Report
Join Chief Editor Mike Bacidore as he speaks with Wayne Perry, technical director at Kaeser Compressors and chairman of the Rotary Positive Compressors Section at the Compressed Air and Gas Institute (CAGI), and Tom Taranto, owner of Data Power Services and a Compressed Air Challenge (CAC) technical committee member and qualified instructor, about the results of our market intelligence report on compressed air systems. In this webinar, learn about compressed air system audits from both a supply-side and a demand-side perspective.
Improving maintenance of compressed air systems
This Plant Services webinar features expert analysts and maintenance professionals, and highlights how companies have reduced energy consumption from compressed air leaks. This webinar will identify best practices and demonstrate the technologies companies are using to develop strategies that improve maintenance of their compressed air systems.
Is condition monitoring part of your maintenance program?
This Plant Services Performance Optimization Webinar will identify trends and discuss the technologies companies are using to make condition monitoring a vital part of their maintenance program. This webinar will:
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Applying arc mitigation strategies and installation guidelines
Join Plant Services' Editor in Chief Mike Bacidore as he speaks with Littelfuse's Tony Locker, P.E., about moving beyond theory into the practical applications of arc flash mitigation. This webcast will help you understand where and how to install arc flash relays and what is recommended to maintain them properly. Mr. Locker will go through a step-by-step process to help you calculate whether you can lower your PPE by installing an arc flash mitigation device. The calculations included provide a typical scenario in three-phase systems, as defined by IEEE 1584 calculations. Also the webcast includes a real world example of an arc flash relay installation, where an arc flash occurred - including how much it lowered the hazard category and how it saved the plant from catastrophic damage.
Electrical safety: Arc flash
The risk of arc flash hazard is well-known among maintenance professionals. Join Chief Editor Mike Bacidore as he speaks with Tony Locker, P.E., and product manager for the protective relay products line for Littelfuse about electrical safety in today’s plant. Highlighting how plant managers are lowering arc flash incident energy to make their workplace safer, this webinar will give an overview of the different technologies for reducing arc flash hazards with an emphasis on arc flash relays — how they work and best practices in their application.
Electrical safety: Arc flash hazard
Arc flash is unpredictable and dangerous to employees and equipment. Join industry experts who will explain the latest safety standards and strategies for reducing the chances of arc flash. In this webinar, learn about the latest trends, highlighting how companies are using best practices and demonstrating the technologies being used to improve maintenance strategies.
How to get a good site evaluation/arc flash hazard study
The proposed new changes include adding DC voltage, definition changes, diagnostic explanations, more liability language, emergency procedures included in the training requirements, and changes in qualified person definition. One of the biggest proposed changes is operation verification, so that live-dead-live will be included in the code.
How to set up an arc flash mitigation program
Measure power quality to ensure electrical safety
Plant Services webinar featuring expert analysts and maintenance professionals, and highlighting how companies measure power quality to ensure electrical safety in their plants. This webinar will identify best practices and demonstrate the technologies companies are using to develop strategies that improve power quality, ensure worker safety and enhance plant reliability.
Frank Healy, marketing manager, power quality, at Fluke, will be the lead presenter. He’ll describe how to discover which loads are susceptible to power quality issues and which loads are contributing to poor power quality; explain how to perform safe and reliable power quality measurements; and reveal the best plans for taking a systematic approach to troubleshooting and turning troubleshooting data in to problem solutions.
Mitigating the hazard of arc flash
This first Plant Services Performance Optimization Webinar will identify arc flash best practices and demonstrate technologies companies are using to determine a path toward a safer work environment. Join us as we discuss NFPA 70E, revisions to OSHA's electrical installation standards and better electrical-safety workplace practices, and "Deenergized" and "Continuous Industrial Process."
Best practices to implement sustainability/energy reduction
What are the best practices to incorporate energy usage into your asset and maintenance management strategy — and to reduce your energy spend? How can you strengthen your green initiatives through environmentally beneficial operating practices?
This webcast will look at the best practices in sustainability and its impact on energy reduction. The live panel will reveal the sustainability objectives that many businesses have already established and the programs that support these objectives.
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Energy efficiency across the drive train
This webinar will discuss how to achieve energy efficiency with existing equipment. Plant managers, facility managers, maintenance managers, and energy managers from all industries will benefit from the straightforward, unbiased recommendations that will help them create a business case for implementing new energy-efficient projects in their facilities. In addition to learning about the various tools available, learn how training personnel in energy-efficient practices can be a simple, fast way to start saving energy today.
Energy management: Driving business value
This webcast will examine the current economic landscape and business trends driving initiatives and technology adoption around energy management. The presentation will continue with a benchmarking of current energy use and corporate performance, highlighting the metrics being measured. The presentation will then end with a roadmap for deploying systems and changing corporate culture around energy use.
The webcast will benchmark current energy use and corporate performance, highlighting the metrics being measured, and conclude with a roadmap for deploying systems and changing corporate culture around energy use.Listen to the webcast
Lighting up your plant: Investing in efficiency and savings
You'll be educated on controllable lighting practices such as light tuning, daylight harvesting, dimming and load shedding. Get up to speed on the latest products, from ultra-efficient HID and fluorescent lamps, to LED solutions — all designed to put your entire facility, and your pocketbook, in the best light.Listen to the webcast
Motors and Drives
Best practices: Motors and drives
Discussions include the basic theory of key element operations within a motor control system and an overview of typical fault conditions.
This webinar will discuss measurement best practices for motors and drives; teach what tools and measurements can be used to isolate possible causes of failure; help you understand how to apply the test tool and use measurements to isolate fault conditions; and teach how to reduce downtime by improving troubleshooting practices.
Business operations sustainability
Sustainability is a buzzword that frequently refers to environment balance. But sustainability can also refer to your plant operations — how much effort is required to sustain your processes and how you will be impacted by unplanned downtime.
Learn from the experts how motor design philosophy can have a direct impact on the sustainability of your operations. Understand key standards and how they relate to motor reliability. And lastly, don't ignore safety considerations, as personal injury can have just as devastating an impact as equipment failure.
Implement sustainability/energy reduction within your plant
Join Matthew Littlefield, Senior Research Analyst with the Aberdeen Group, as he highlights the top pressures driving focus on manufacturing operations and outline the strategic actions that best-in-class companies are now taking to address these pressures.
In the current economic conditions, manufacturers are facing many challenges. Even as demand continues to increase, supplier costs and lead times are also rising while overall manufacturing employment remains depressed. Given these industry characteristics, companies must find new ways to reduce operational costs as a means to stay viable; while continuing to ensure that these cost cutting measures are not at the expense of gaining new market share or operational excellence.
Join Matthew Littlefield, Senior Research Analyst with the Aberdeen Group, as he highlights the top pressures driving focus on manufacturing operations and outline the strategic actions that best-in-class companies are now taking to address these pressures. We will then discuss how the best-in-class are driving competitive advantages in their operations through a specific set of business capabilities and technology enablers. Finally, we will end with specific recommendations for manufacturers to improve performance and achieve operational excellence. This webcast is a must attend for anyone with the responsibility to manage manufacturing operations, as it will provide intelligence based on the practices adopted by some of the most successful companies in the world to improve operational and financial performance.
In this webinar, learn the lubrication strategies and tactics that helped Visy Paper’s Gibson Island plant to reduce engineering downtime by 64% in the first 30 months.
The International Council for Machinery Lubrication’s John R. Battle Award has been developed to recognize organizations that have exhibited excellence in the application of machinery lubrication. This past year, Visy Paper, a packaging, paper, and recycling company with 5,500 employees in Australia and southeast Asia, earned the award for its ability to execute and transform to excellence in machinery lubrication. In this webinar, learn the lubrication strategies and tactics that helped Visy Paper’s Gibson Island plant to reduce engineering downtime by 64% in the first 30 months, with at least two-thirds of that attributable to improved lubrication practices.
Is thermography part of your predictive strategy?
This webinar will discuss the use of infrared thermal imaging in various industrial settings.
Thermography is one of the tools available to maintenance professionals executing predictive maintenance strategies. Join us as J. Stanton McGroarty, CMfE, CMRP, senior technical editor of Plant Services, speaks with industry experts about this very topic. Daniel Simon of Great Lakes Infrared will explain how thermal imaging can be used for condition monitoring. This webinar will also discuss the use of infrared thermal imaging in various industrial settings, with stress on the cost savings resulting from cutting scrap; increasing throughput; solving quality problems; addressing safety issues; increasing uptime of machinery; and providing "fast-to-market" development times.
Mechanical vibration: Where do i start, & what is the benefit?
This webinar will explain how to determine machine criticality based on risk and high or low consequence.
Vibration monitoring and analysis are two critical steps for success in a predictive maintenance (PdM) program for mechnical rotating equipment, but where do you start? PdM tools are only effective if a thoughtful plan is in place. This webinar will explain how to determine machine criticality based on risk and high or low consequence. Vibration monitoring and analysis and how to use them to identify the nine stages of bearing wear will also be explained. Bearing failure, misalignment, unbalance, and looseness are four common causes of vibration. Join Robert Perez, esteemed author of "Is My Machine OK?," and John Bernet, application specialist for mechanical products at Fluke, for this highly informative webinar.
Join ARC Advisory Group analysts who will speak about the results of the joint survey, conducted by Plant Services and ARC Advisory Group, on predictive maintenance technology.
In this webinar, learn about the latest trends, highlighting how companies are using best practices and demonstrating the technologies being used to improve maintenance strategies. Join ARC Advisory Group analysts who will speak about the results of the joint survey, conducted by Plant Services and ARC Advisory Group, on predictive maintenance technology.