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4th Annual Chem/Petrochem & Refinery Asset Reliability

Pioneering Reliability Processes and Enhancing Diagnostics to Optimize Lifecycles and Mitigate Asset Failures

14-16 Jan 2014
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston - Greenway Plaza - Houston, TX, United States of America

Conference Workshop

Maintaining and Improving Mechanical Integrity and RBI Programs to Accelerate Asset Management Best Practices

Workshop Moderator: Jimmy Nugent, Fixed Equipment Project Lead Engineer

Company: LyondellBasell, Houston Refining LP

Why You Should Attend

4th Annual Chem/Petrochem & Refinery Asset Reliability

The 4th Annual Chem/Petrochem & Refinery Asset Reliability Conference will deliver proven maintenance and operational excellence solutions from leading corporate and plant-level reliability experts. Learn and improve on techniques to promote collaboration between operations and maintenance, perform criticality assessments and lifecycle costing to make asset decisions and plans, execute overall equipment effectiveness, and take proactive measures for rotating, fixed, and I&E equipment to prevent failures.

Maintenance and reliability professionals attending will benefit from single-track case studies and panel discussions in a classroom-style setting that encourages audience engagement and participation. Attendees will experience 10-15 minutes of Q&A time following each presentation to ensure their specific asset management challenges are addressed, 4+ hours of networking opportunities, and exclusive online access to speaker presentations post-event.

This event is co-located with the marcus evans 4th Process Safety Management for the Chem/Petrochem & Refining Industries Conference. Protect your workforce and your assets!

Key Topics

  • Deliver a sound mechanical integrity program through LyondellBasell to promote overall safe and reliable operations
  • Establish a comprehensive predictive maintenance program through Praxair to deliver operational excellence
  • Strengthen maintenance planning and scheduling methodologies through Bayer MaterialScience to streamline workflow processes
  • Encourage collaboration between operations and maintenance from Valero to maximize plant productivity
  • Overcome fixed equipment challenges through comprehensive leak reduction efforts by Celanese
  • Previous Attendees Include

    Air Products & Chemicals
    Calgon-Carbon Corporation
    CF Industries
    Chevron Phillips
    Dow Chemical
    Eastman Chemicals
    ERCO Worldwide
    HollyFrontier Refining
    Koch Industries
    Marathon Petroleum
    NOVA Chemicals
    Suncor Energy
    Sunoco Inc.
    Tesoro Petroleum
    TPC Group

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    Event Partners


    • BIC

    • Chemical

    • Chemical

    • Energy

    • Inspectioneering

    Practical Insights From

    Peter Verdonck
    Director Reliability
    Bayer MaterialScience, Baytown

    Ernest Rose
    Maintenance & Reliability Support Services Manager
    BASF Corporation

    Leigh Mork
    Director, Integrated Reliability Program
    Suncor Energy

    Chris Michna
    Principal Fixed Equipment Engineer 1, Reliability Excellence

    Eric Freeman
    Director, Rotating Equipment Reliability
    Valero, Port Arthur Refinery

    Gene Bradbury
    Global Predictive Programs Manager

    Pat Chapman
    Global Reliability Engineer - Fixed Equipment

    Giri Basetti
    Reliability Lead
    Ascend Performance Materials

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • "A very useful conference, great topics and networking opportunities with key players in the industry." - Styrolution
    • “Marcus Evans put on a very practical agenda with speakers covering a number of topics that I can apply.” - Shell Oil Products
    • "Wonderful conference. Very informative and well organized." - Pasadena Refining
    • “This conference was everything I expected and more with the opportunity to interface with others with practical experience.” - Georgia Gulf Chemicals
    • "Great networking opportunities with excellent group discussions." - Marathon Petroleum
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    For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

    Robin Yegelwel

    455 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.
    9th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60611

    (312) 894-6306
    Fax: (312) 894-6304