October 18, 2006 |

Department of Energy Maintenance Best Practices

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Interested in a web site with maintenance best practices from DOE sites? See:


Now that you’ve had a look at the DOE web best practice site, consider attending a conference with a whole track about maintenance improvement and best practices – the TapRooT® Summit.

Equipment Reliability & Maintenance Best Practices Track of the TapRooT® Summit

(Track Leader – Ken Reed)

1. How “Minor” Mechanical Failures Lead to Major Accidents (Wednesday, 10:30-12: Ken Reed)

2. 7 Step Method for Electronic Troubleshooting (Wednesday, 1-2:20: Ken Reed)

3. Equipment Failure Show & Tell (Wednesday, 2:40-3:55: Ken Turnbull & Steve Swarthout)

4. Rickover’s Legacy – Safety and Equipment Reliability – Secrets of the Nuclear Navy’s Success (Thursday, 9:10-10:20: Ken Reed)

5. Developing an Equipment Troubleshooting Strategy (Thursday, 10:40-12: Ken Reed)

6. Equipment Reliability Best Practices (Thursday, 1-2:20: Ken Reed, Facilitator)

Two Speakers:

SKF Speaker – To Be Determined

TapRooT(R) User – To Be Determined

7. Lessons from The Crime Scene – Evidence Preservation for Accident Investigation Thursday, 2:40-3:55: Ken Reed)

8. Proactive Use of Equifactor(R) to Improve Equipment Reliability (Friday, 9:15-10:25: Steve Swarthout)

Also, Summit attendees can attend a special pre-Summit 2-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis Course and save $200 off the course tuition when they also sign up for the Summit.

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