1) Learn from F1 on adopting a data-driven approach to reliability
In his keynote presentation, Mark Gallagher, Founder and CEO of Performance Insights and Formula One analyst for BBC and Sky Sports, will share lessons learned from monitoring system performance in F1. Using 100s of sensors on the racing car, engine and tyres to diagnose issues, monitor trends and ultimately predict outcomes, Mark will explain how reliability and performance management in Formula One shares similarities with the most advanced data-driven programmes in industry today
2) Get your directors and CXOs to buy into reliability
Given that the hallmark of a good reliability programme is that it is barely perceptible, as operations continue uninterrupted and without drama, how do you get your successes noted? Managing Director of Reliable Manufacturing Andrew Fraser will explain how to convince your organisation’s leaders to make reliability a core value, how to make the business case for investments and how to get buy-in from your team.
3) Find out how you measure up (or fall down) on lubrication best practice
Best practice lubrication is about more than simply keeping the wheels of industry well-greased. Machinery lubrication trainer and consultant to a host of major players in the chemical and oil and gas world, Martin Willliamson of KEW Engineering will highlight the importance of best practice in machinery lubricant selection, storage, application and analysis.
4) Share in Toyota’s secrets using Lean to target zero breakdowns
As section manager of Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK, Keith Edwards played an instrumental role in moving operations from re-active, firefighting to pro-active, planned maintenance at Toyota’s Deeside plant. Now heading Toyota’s Lean Management Centre, Keith will share his strategies for targeting zero breakdowns, using Lean tools such as visualisation, standardisation and problem-solving.
5) Understand how drones can revolutionise maintenance & asset management
Drone-powered applications have the potential to replace manual inspection and maintenance tasks, with significant cost, safety and accuracy benefits. For example, while a standard wind turbine inspection currently costs around $1,500 per tower, using a drone has the potential half that. At Reliability UK, Jenny Frances, PwC’s UK Drones Programme and Project Manager Lead, will outline current applications, potential barriers and the enabling software and sensor needed to leverage this game changer.
6) Get an expert view on collecting usable data for predictive modelling
We all know that garbage in = garbage out. Carles CG, a data scientist with Reliable Dynamics in Denmark, will draw on his experience in wind energy and fleet management to highlight the opportunities and challenges associated with that Holy Grail for reliability engineers of automatically-inputted plant data outputting useful predictive analyses.
7) Learn how to listen to what your plant is telling you with ultrasound
With over 30 years’ experience in condition monitoring, Managing Director of Reliability Team, Tom Murphy is co-author of the book Hear More and an ASNT Level 1 and Level 2 trainer. At Reliability UK, he will share his experiences on the optimum use of ultrasound for condition monitoring and predictive maintenance.
8) Optimise fleet management with a bit of Naval gazing
Lieutenant Commander Ronan Carey, Marine Engineering Officer in Charge of Maintenance Management with the Irish Navy, will share a range of synergistic strategies (from ISO 55000 to team building to best practice lubrication) employed to ensure maximum naval asset availability and reliability in humanitarian search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean.
9) Ensure your reliability plans aren’t sunk by these project-killers
Working for the past 33 years on sizable and complex reliability projects across a wide range of industries, Gary Tyne of Pro-Reliability Solutions has come to understand the key factors that distinguish successful reliability projects from those that fall short of expectations. Gary will outline some of the most common reasons for reliability strategies failing and how to maximise your project’s success.
10) Have some fun making new contacts and networking with industry peers!
Reliability UK provides a unique opportunity to network with your professional peers, making valuable new contacts for knowledge sharing, advice and future employment or commercial opportunities. Professional bodies at Reliability UK include conference partners the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and the Safety and Reliability Society (SaRS), and networking icebreakers we have arranged include an F1-style simulated racing car challenge, allowing delegates to compete for the fastest lap, Top Gear style. In addition, at the conferences close, delegates can join us for an optional tour of Old Trafford, the iconic home-ground of Manchester United*.
About Reliability UK
Reliability UK, an international learning and networking conference geared towards UK reliability, maintenance and asset management professionals, will take place at Manchester’s Old Trafford Centre on Wednesday 26 September, 2018.
The keynote speaker is Formula One industry analyst Mark Gallagher, Founder and CEO of Performance Insights. Mark has worked in senior leadership roles in F1 for over 30 years, fifteen of those spent on the management boards of well-known organisations Jordan Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing and Cosworth. He is also a co-commentator and Formula One analyst for international media organisations, including the BBC and Sky Sports.
Technical speakers include Keith Edwards from Toyota Motor Manufacturing, who will explain how he used Lean approaches to move operations from reactive to proactive maintenance at the Deeside plant.
Drone-powered applications have the potential to replace manual inspection and maintenance tasks, with significant, safety and accuracy benefits. For example, while a standard wind turbine inspection currently costs around $1,500 per tower, using a drone has the potential half that. At Reliability UK, Jenny Frances, PwC’s UK Drones Programme and Project Manager Lead, will outline current applications, potential barriers and the enabling software and sensor needed to leverage this game changer.
Big data will be another hot topic. Coming from a wind energy industry background, Carles CG, a data scientist with Reliable Dynamics in Denmark, will talk about collecting usable and clean data for better predictive modelling.
The conference is dedicated to sharing best practice approaches across a spectrum of reliability tools and technologies right through to training, human observation and teamwork. Speakers will also address reliability from business and corporate social responsibility perspectives.
Engineers in industry and subject matter experts will talk about the latest developments in condition monitoring, including lubrication, ultrasound, vibration monitoring and thermal analysis.
In addition, an exhibition area will be dedicated to suppliers, showcasing their latest products and services, designed to help optimise asset lifetime and uptime.
There will also be networking opportunities to make contacts with industry peers. Delegates will be invited to participate in F1/Top Gear style simulated racing car challenges for the fastest lap. And there will be an optional tour of Manchester United’s iconic home stadium during lunch break.