February 20, 2008 | Mark Paradies

Equipment Reliability and Maintenance Best Practices

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If your improvement ideas include improving equipment reliability and maintenance at your facility, then you should plan to be in Las Vegas on June 25-27 at the TapRooT® Summit.

Why?

Because the Summit has a track focussed on that topic and the track includes “Bloch Day.”

What is Bloch Day?

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Heinz Bloch is a worldwide recognized equipment reliability expert with over 20 books on equipment reliability and maintenance topics. For example:

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Heinz is even listed in Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinz_P._Bloch

Heinz Bloch, and his son, Ken Bloch, equipment reliability engineer at Flint Hills Refining, will share their latest ideas for improving equipment reliability and investigating equipment failures.

Their sessions will fill all four Equipment Reliability and Maintenance Best Practice Sessions on Thursday of the Summit. That makes Thursday … Bloch Day!

Their talks include:

How to Become Best of Class in Equipment Reliability by Maximizing Uptime – Heinz Bloch, Consulting Engineer, Process Machinery Consulting

Best of Class in Equipment Reliability: Part II – Heinz Bloch, Consulting Engineer, Process Machinery Consulting

Examples of Extreme Equipment Failure Investigations – Ken Bloch, Reliability Engineer, Flint Hills Refining & Heinz Bloch, Consulting Engineer, Process Machinery Consulting

Using TapRooT® to Solve Complex Equipment Problems – Ken Bloch, Reliability Engineer, Flint Hills Refining

And this day is just one day of the three day Summit. Other Equipment Reliability and Maintenance Best Practice Sessions at the Summit include:

Engineering Methods to Improve Equipment Reliability – Dave Thompson, President, RAMsoft Ltd., UK

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Maintenance Best Practices – Mark Olson, Reliability Consultant; & Ken Reed, Senior Associate, System Improvements

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Corrective Actions – Brian Hennesey, First Energy, & Michele Lindsay, Principal Consultant, P2, Canada

Planning Your Improvements (facilitated by TapRooT® Instructors)

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You will also hear from 5 Keynote Speakers.

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(Keynote Speaker Nikki Stone – Olympic Gold Medalist)

But there is even more…

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Before the Summit, you can attend a special 2-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis Course by Ken Reed. This course teaches a combination of TapRooT® and Heinz Bloch’s best equipment troubleshooting techniques. For more information about this course, see:

http://www.taproot.com/courses.php?d=4

Or you can attend the Equipment Reliability Techniques Course by Dave Thompson, President, RAMsoft Ltd., UK. For more information about this course see:

http://www.taproot.com/courses.php?d=20

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To register for the Summit and one of the courses or to get more information, see:

http://www.taproot.com/summit.php

The web site has information about the Summit Reception and Golf Tournament; videos of past Summit attendees sharing their experiences; travel and accommodation information; complete Summit schedules, and even a frequently asked questions (FAQs) page.

Don’t miss out on this guaranteed learning experience. Register today!

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