February 24, 2009 | Barb Carr

Meet TapRooT® Instructor: Mark Olson

Mark Olson is a Reliability Consultant for MFO Services in Minnesota. He is an experienced TapRooT® Instructor and Investigator with an impressive resume of valuable experience including 25 years in the petrochemical industry. Other experience includes facilitating RCFA for safety, environmental and equipment failure incidents, and conducting FMEA to develop equipment reliability improvement strategies; re-engineering a maintenance/reliability business process and providing RCFA facilitation for reliability improvement; and extensive management experience in an industrial setting.

Mark will be presenting Applying Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability Modeling to Improve Performance at the 2009 Summit.

Manufacturing technology, today, is focused on the critical challenge of improving productivity and equipment reliability. This session introduces RAM (Reliability, Availability and Maintainability). RAM modeling is a tool designed for improving productivity and equipment reliability. RAM modeling aides in identifying:

• Opportunities for Taproot or FMEA investigations.
• Total operational time for an operational process and limits to production.
• Production rates and tracking lost flow / production during downtime.
• Lost profit opportunities due to operational downtime and helps determine the life cycle cost of a system.
• The weak links in a process and production bottlenecks.
• A statistical list of equipment “worst actors”.
• The need for proper inventory and spare part levels to maintain targeted production.
• The need for capital improvements to improve production and reliability.
• The best design for reliability prior to constructing a manufacturing process.
• The optimum Turnaround schedule and helps validate Turnaround work.

If you’re looking for innovative solutions to equipment and machinery problems at your facility, you’ll find that innovation is a tradition at the TapRooT® Summit!  View more Best Practices Sessions on the Equipment Reliability & Maintenance track on our Schedules page and make plans to join us in Nashville, Tennessee, October 7-9, 2009.

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