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5th Annual Chem/Petrochem & Refinery Asset Reliability

Breaking New Ground in Criticality Methodologies Through Quantifying Gaps, Risk Based Inspections, and Mechanical Integrity Improvements to Optimize Lifecycles and Maintenance Efficiency

13-15 Jan 2015
DoubleTree by Hilton Houston - Greenway Plaza | Houston, TX, United States of America

Why You Should Attend

5th Annual Chem/Petrochem & Refinery Asset Reliability

Conference Chairperson:

Sam Harkreader
Reliability, Maintenance & Engineering Improvement Leader
Ascend Performance Materials

This event will be co-located with the marcus evans 5th Annual Process Safety Management for the Chem/Petrochem & Refining Industries Conference. Protect your workforce and your assets!

The marcus evans 5th Annual Chem/Petrochem & Refinery Asset Reliability Conference will provide an invaluable forum for corporate and plant-level maintenance and reliability professionals to learn and improve on techniques to execute a comprehensive asset management program. Discussions will highlight the latest maintenance and reliability challenges and successes and deliver planning and scheduling tools and strategies to perform
criticality assessments and lifecycle costing, reduce maintenance costs,
address failure modes through equipment-specific methods, and implement a strong mechanical integrity framework to achieve fixed and rotating equipment operational excellence.

This conference features a unique presentation format consisting of single-track case studies in a classroom-style setting that encourages audience engagement and participation. Attendees will experience Q&A time following each presentation to ensure their specific asset management challenges are addressed, 4+ hours of benchmarking and networking opportunities, and exclusive online access to speaker presentations post-event.

Key Topics

  • Deliver sound maintenance and reliability frameworks for existing and new assets to drive continuous improvement and accelerate change with DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY and SUNCOR ENERGY
  • Spearhead the quality of craftsmen and reliability of scheduling tools for utmost maintenance planning and work orders with PCS NITROGEN
  • Utilize asset data and diagnostics to drive and surpass lifecycles with VALERO and INVISTA
  • Strengthen root cause analysis and RCM methodologies to minimize potential equipment failures with ASCEND PERFORMANCE MATERIALS and MOTIVA ENTERPRISES
  • Support collaboration between all business functions to maximize both corporate and plant productivity with KOCH INDUSTRIES
  • Previous Attendees Include

    Air Liquide
    Albemarle Corporation
    American Petroleum Institute (API)
    BASF Corporation
    Bayer MaterialScience
    BP p.l.c.
    Celanese Corporation
    Chevron Phillips Chemical
    Crosstex Energy
    DCP Midstream
    Dow Corning
    DuPont USA
    Ergon Refining Inc.
    HollyFrontier Corporation
    Marathon Petroleum Corporation
    MWV Specialty Chemicals
    Suncor Energy
    Total Petrochemicals Inc.
    United Refining Company
    Valero Energy Corporation

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    Event Sponsors
    INTEGRA Services Technologies, Inc.
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    Integrated Global Services, Inc.
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    WIKA Instrument, LP
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    Howden North America
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    Silver Sponsor
    MHT Access Services Inc.
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    Rush Enterprises - Rush Crane Systems
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    Quantum Technical Services / Nalco Champion
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    Business Development
    Advanced Rupture Disk Technology, Inc.
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    Cocktail Reception
    AIRCO, Inc.
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    Event Partners

    • BIC

    • Chemical

    • Inspectioneering

    • Maintenance

    • Rigzone

    Practical Insights From

    Richard Ellis
    Reliability & Maintenance Leader, U.S. Gulf Coast Strategic Projects
    Dow Chemical Company

    Ken Stevens
    Director, Reliability

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

    Josh Higginbotham
    Site Maintenance Manager
    PCS Nitrogen

    Sam Harkreader
    Reliability, Maintenance and Engineering Improvement Leader
    Ascend Performance Materials

    Ernest Rose
    Maintenance & Reliability Support Services Manager
    BASF Corporation

    Michael Eisenbise
    Maintenance & Reliability Process Implementation Professional
    Former SMRP Chairman

    Jimmy Nugent
    Fixed Equipment Project Lead Engineer

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • "First time I was chair and thanks to marcus evans for asking me. Great experience and excellent networking opportunities." - Bayer MaterialScience
    • "Excellent conference overall." -Chevron Phillips Chemical
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    Event Contact

    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