Maintenance Solutions


Schedule

17–19 September 2018 • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh - Downtown • Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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Sunday, 16 September 2018

4–6 p.m.

Registration

Monday, 17 September 2018

7 a.m. 

Registration and Breakfast

8 a.m.

Welcome
Ken Flowers, Butech Bliss

8:10 a.m. 

Group Activity

9 a.m. 

Break

9:15 a.m.

Safety and Reliability — Inseparable for a Reason
Randy Heisler, Life Cycle Engineering
This presentation will describe the correlation between reliability performance and safety performance.

9:45 a.m.

Maintenance and Reliability — What Does Good Look Like?
Chuck Kooistra, Chuck Kooistra LLC
The keynote presentation will provide an overview of maintenance and reliability best practices. This fast-paced presentation covers the best and the worst of the world of maintenance and reliability, and how to get started on the right track.

10:30 a.m.

 Break

10:45 a.m.

Reliability Achievement Award Overview

10:50 a.m.

2018 Reliability Achievement Award Gold Winner

11:25 a.m.

2018 Silver Reliability Achievement Award — Improvements of Self-Maintaining Air Cleaners, Jared Handley, Nucor-Yamato Steel Co.
Nucor-Yamato Steel Co. completed a project in 2012 to pressurize and exchange air from the EAF transformer vaults.  This project successfully utilized a high-efficiency dust collector to pressurize each transformer vault. The highly scrubbed discharge air has lowered the ambient temperature inside the vault and has maintained internal pressurization of each vault. The project has been hugely successful in lowering the potential for arc flashes and in reducing labor cost to clean the vaults and maintain the old conventional air filtration systems. Due to the success, similar systems have been installed in both ladle metallurgy furnace transformer vaults and in other applicable areas of the mill.

Noon

Lunch

Track 1:

1 p.m. 

Practical Relationship of Vibration, Current Signature and Motion Amplification
Howard Penrose, MotorDoc LLC
This presentation discusses the capabilities and limitations of three key testing and predictive maintenance technologies, and will include the relationship between the technologies with case studies.

1:50 p.m.

Break

2 p.m.

Planning and Scheduling Success Factors
Ken Arthur, GP Strategies
The factors needed to ensure success and return on investment from planning and scheduling improvement initiatives will be presented. This discussion centers on how those who succeed make it happen.

2:50 p.m. 

Break

3 p.m.

Hydraulic Pump Types and Failure Modes
Rob Sensel, Dover Hydraulics
This presentation will review the basic types of hydraulic pumps and some of the common pump failure modes, as well as how to prevent failures.

3:50 p.m. 

Break

4 p.m.  

Basic Vibration Analysis and Beyond
Bob Miller, IVC Technologies
This presentation covers fundamentals of vibration analysis and more advanced methods with specific examples of their use with usable takeaways for all levels of experience in vibration analysis.

Track 2:

1 p.m.

Lubrication Fundamentals
Salvatore Rea, LANXESS Solutions US
This paper provides an introduction to the science of tribology (lubrication, friction and wear).

1:50 p.m.

Break

2 p.m.

Choosing the Right Oil for Your Application- From Group I to V
John Schlobohm, American Chemical Technologies              

2:50 p.m.

Break

3 p.m.

Oil Analysis: Diagnosis, Decision and Response
Mark Shierman, The Fluid Life Corp.
This discussion will focus on oil analysis and the workflows involved with responding to lubrication issues.

3:50 p.m. 

Break

4 p.m.

Choosing the Right Grease for your Application
John Accurso, Quaker Chemical Corp.
There are many types of greases; having the right grease can reduce downtime, reduce overall cost and increase productivity.

5 p.m.

Reception

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

7 a.m.

Breakfast

8 a.m.

Plant Tour of PNC Park or US Steel-Edgar Thomson Works

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m.

Rollneck Bearing Installation and Maintenance
Rob Patrick, The Timken Company
In this presentation we will be showing the basic steps of installing and maintaining bearings in rollneck positions.  This includes identifying the components and order, determining the spacer gap and proper setting, clamp-up and bearing load zone position.

2 p.m.

Hands-On Gallery

  • Titan Bearings: Several varieties of bearings

  • Dover Hydraulics: Disassembled hydraulic components

  • American Chemical Technologies Inc.: Demonstration gearbox using thixotropic grease

    The Timken Company: Rollneck bearing components and chock example

  • Alloy Technology Solutions: Hands-on troubleshooting and component failure analysis  of rolling mill hydraulics, using mobile devices

  • Horsburgh & Scott: Rolling Milling Gearing Advancements

3 p.m.

Break

3:30 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion and Reception

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

7 a.m.

Breakfast

Track 1:

8 a.m.

Considerations for Safe Handling of Roll Neck Bearings
Mike Allega, The Timken Co.
Overview of suggested lifting practices and introduction to below-the-hook design standards, with a brief overview of historical lifting devices in use today that do not meet lifting safety standards.

8:50 a.m. 

Break

9 a.m.

Bearing Basics and Alternative Solutions
Jeff Blankenship, MRSI
This presentation will review bearing fundamentals and focus on bearing failures and alternative solutions to steel mill applications.

9:50 a.m. 

Break

10 a.m.

TBD

10:45 a.m.

Break

11 a.m.

Butech Bliss Apprentice Program
Noel Mackenzie, Butech-Bliss
Butech Bliss has introduced an apprentice program at its manufacturing plant and is working with other local companies to make it successful for today’s workforce.

Track 2:

8 a.m.

Automated Lubrication Systems in the Steel Industry
Jason Craft, DropsA USA
This paper will explain the function of the two most used systems in the steel plants — series progressive and dual-line systems — how they work and troubleshooting

8:50 a.m. 

Break

9 a.m.

Air-Oil Lubrication: Further Analysis of a Growing Technology
Saif Sheet, Hastec Engineering Inc.
Course provides a moderate to high working knowledge of air-oil systems, components and troubleshooting tips, as well as a description of applications where the technology has been applied successfully.

9:50 a.m. 

Break

10 a.m. 

Hydraulic Fluids: Types, Properties and Performance
John Sherman, American Chemical Technologies Inc.
The presentation will review general hydraulic fluid types and how they differ in property and performance based on their viscosity grade, base stock type and additive package. Specialty hydraulic fluids used in steel manufacture, including fire-resistant hydraulic fluids, will be emphasized. New hydraulic fluid types that may find use in steel manufacture will be mentioned, as well as trends and changes ongoing in the evaluation of fire-resistant fluids.

10:45 a.m.

Break

11 a.m.

Hydraulic Fluids: Test Methods and Condition Monitoring
Salvatore Rea, Lanxess Solutions
This presentation provides an overview of the different hydraulic fluid types. The test methods commonly used to assess and monitor the "health condition" of these fluids will also be covered.