Maintenance Solutions


Schedule

24–26 February 2021 • Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk • San Antonio, TX, USA


Wednesday, 24 February 2021

11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Registration

1 p.m.

Welcome
Jeff Kusnier, Titan Bearing

1:15 p.m.

Safety: It’s All About Maintenance and Reliability
Ricky Rollins, Ricky Rollins Safety Speeches, LLC

2 p.m.  

Break

2:15 p.m.

Reliability Achievement Award Overview
Carl Garringer, Steel Dynamics Inc. – Structural and Rail Division
The Reliability Achievement Award is given by the Maintenance & Reliability Technology Committee to an organization and the individuals involved in improving plant reliability through the implementation of a project or procedural change.

2:30 p.m.

2020 Reliability Achievement Award Gold: Using Pyrometers Instead of Thermocouples for the Ladle Pre-Heat Burner Control
Richard Thomas, Steel Dynamics Inc. – Flat Roll Group Columbus Division
The use of a pyrometer has decreased the maintenance on the application from approximately 100 times a year to almost never. It has also decreased the amount of natural gas used per year by millions of cubic feet.

3:15 p.m. 

Journeyman Training

4 p.m.

Roller Bearing Lubrication Basics
Mike Allega, The Timken Co.
This presentation introduces lubrication fundamentals for rolling elements bearings. The target audience is people new to industry or anyone wanting to refresh their knowledge on lubrication basics. Topics covered will include the main functions of a lubricant, how lubrication impacts bearing performance and guidance on how to select the proper lubricant for general industrial applications. The key characteristics of a lubricant will first be established, covering both oil and grease. Then suggestions will be provided on the proper lubricant selection and the best means for lubricant delivery to rolling element bearings with an emphasis on grease.

4:30 p.m.

What Good Looks Like
Randy Heisler, Life Cycle Engineering
An overview of maintenance and reliability best practices will be presented. This presentation covers what organizations should focus on and how to get started on the right track. It includes real-world examples and a road map that many companies have followed to improve reliability in their operations.

5:15 p.m.

Reception

Thursday, 25 February 2021

7 a.m.

Breakfast

8 a.m.  

Plant Tour of CMC Steel Texas

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m

Improving Manufacturing Reliability with Precise Maintenance Activities
Ian McKinnon, Reliability Solutions LLC

4 p.m.

Autonomous Maintenance at Work
George Miconi, Worthington Industries, and Will Zell, Nikola Labs

4:30 p.m. 

Ask the Experts Roundtable Discussion and Reception

Friday, 26 February 2021

7 a.m.   

Breakfast

8 a.m. 

2020 Reliability Achievement Award Silver
David Aguirre, California Steel Industries
This presentation will discuss improving the longevity and safety of the pond crane cables in an unusual design.

8:30 a.m.

Vibration Analysis and Monitoring
Mark Spease, ITR

9 a.m. 

Condition Monitoring
Bob Miller, IVC Technologies
This presentation provides straightforward and practical explanations of advances in condition monitoring, as well as real-world examples of properly applying predictive technologies to maximize the takeaway value for attendees.

9:30 a.m.  

Break

9:45 a.m.

High School Training Program
Don McDaniel, Worthington Industries

10:15 a.m. 

Discounting Your Product… the Unintended Consequence of Contaminated Hydraulic Fluid
Denis Poirier, Eaton Hydraulics Business
This session explains how to quantify hydraulic fluid cleanliness, addresses failures commonly associated with contaminated fluid and explains the most common changes required in hydraulic system when using an alternative hydraulic fluid.     

10:45 a.m.

Automatic Lubrication Systems in the Steel Industry
Jason Craft, Dropsa USA
This course will go over the Usage, Design and Troubleshooting of the standard Lubrication Systems in our Industry.  This includes the series Progressive and Dual Line Systems.

11:30 a.m. 

2020 Reliability Achievement Award Bronze
Jason Vicari, ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor
Reliability improvements and energy savings have been achieved in a 55-year-old high-pressure water descaling system through restoration of pump performance, upgrades to pump materials and improvements in descale nozzle technology.

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m.

Industrial Augmented Reality for Maintenance, Training, Inspection and Management
Eric Almquist, Star Tool & Die
Augmented reality (AR) is a technology that “mixes” digital information within reality for the user. When AR is done well, the user experiences the digital information as if it were real. The user can interact with the technology intuitively, conveniently giving and taking information with the system. AR is the human-machine interface (HMI) of Industry 4.0, the industrial digitalization revolution, and will become the standard digital life HMI for all over the coming decade, eventually replacing phone and computer displays with lightweight glasses. AR will revolutionize the “blue-collar” workplace just as the office PC has revolutionized the “white-collar” workplace since the late 1980s. Recently AR technology, particularly hardware, has become viable for frontline industrial workers. An overview of AR technology will be provided, including a live demonstration of a state-of-the-art industrial AR system.

1:45 p.m.

Digital Transformation of Maintenance and Reliability
Greg Savernik, Quaker Houghton

2:15 p.m.  

Break

2:30 p.m.

Hydraulic Fluids: Anything New?
John Schlobohm, American Chemical Technologies
Are you using the right hydraulic fluid? Do you know what's available? Fluid technologies have changed in the last few years. We'll investigate and see what's out there.

3 p.m.

Laser Deposit Welding Averts a Costly Repair and Mill Shut Down
Bob Jennings, HydroAire, Inc.

3:30 p.m.  

Filtration for the Metals Industry
Mrinal Mahapatro, Pall Corp.
Presentation will cover key aspects of filter design and performance criteria, and how these are related to select hydraulic and lubrication applications within the metals market.