posted on: 23 April, 2012
For immediate release: 20 April 2012
Event: 3rd IMarEST Condition Based Maintenance Conference
Theme: Removing obstacles to cultural change
Dates: Wednesday 26 - Thursday 27 September 2012
Venue: London, UK
Organised by: Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST)
Further information from: www.imarest.org/events
3rd IMarEST CONDITION BASED MAINTENANCE CONFERENCE – DATES ANNOUNCED
The removal of obstacles to cultural change for Condition Based Maintenance (CBM), and the human factors and strategic planning for optimised maintenance will lie at the heart of the 3rd IMarEST Condition Based Maintenance Conference to be held in London on Wednesday 26 – Thursday 27 September 2012, and organised by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).
The first day, chaired by Danny Shorten, Product Manager Maintenance Management at Lloyd’s Register will look at strategic issues and class approaches; while the second day chaired by Bob Hargreaves, Managing Director, Hargreaves Marine Ltd is set to put human elements and new technologies under the conference spotlight.
“Our previous CBM conference was held in September 2011,” explains IMarEST’s Chief Executive, David Loosley. “At the time the point was made that after bunkers, maintenance represents the largest controllable operating expenditure; and that advocates of the approach have long argued that CBM when properly implemented cuts maintenance costs – direct costs plus the residual cost of maintenance caused by down time and interrupted service to customers.
Our chairmen last year expressed the view that it is vital that condition based maintenance systems are given more weight within organisations so that the benefits of achieving efficiency, flexibility and ship safety are reached in addition to cost savings. Therefore this year’s conference will have as its theme the removal of obstacles to cultural change for CBM within organisations as well as human factors and strategic planning for an optimised – often risk based – maintenance regime”.
Further information on September’s event will be available at: www.imarest.org/events and from: email@example.com