For immediate release: 3 July 2012
Event: 3rd IMarEST Condition Based Maintenance Conference
Theme: Removing obstacles to cultural change
Dates: Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 September 2012
Venue: Dexter House, Royal Mint Court, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4QN
Further information from: www.imarest.org/events; or email: email@example.com
IMarEST’s CONDITION BASED MAINTENANCE CONFERENCE AIMS TO MOVE CBM UP COMPANIES’ AGENDA
Maritime condition monitoring technologies and methods, which permit a Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) regime, are becoming increasingly mature. Now it is essential to make the business case for the adoption of the approach rather than simply discussing the technical possibilities – in other words move the discussion further up the management chain within organisations.
The theme of the conference is ‘Removing obstacles to cultural change’ and it has as its aim to determine what will be the tipping point for widespread adoption of CBM within organisations. The 3rd Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) Condition Based Maintenance Conference, is being held at Dexter House in London on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 September 2012.
“The IMarEST CBM series of conferences has established the reputation of not merely raising the bar of the technical discussion – always the aim of Institute events – but of moving the level of discussion onto an altogether higher level among owners and in the maritime industry,” explains the Institute’s Chief Executive, David Loosley.
“When properly implemented with the necessary buy-in from the top, an intelligent CBM approach to maintenance reduces the residual cost of ownership. Otherwise when adopted as an addition – rather than replacement to – traditional planned maintenance, it becomes an extra cost.
CBM systems fail due to the lack of cultural implementation with organisations. Thus, the conference this year will have as its theme the removal of obstacles to cultural change for CBM; as well as human factors and strategic planning for an optimised – often risk based – maintenance regime.”
Aimed at ship owners, operators and charterers; ship superintendents and fleet engineers; marine engineers and technical managers; maintenance and CBM Managers; naval architects and consultants; engine and machinery manufacturers and suppliers; satellite, telecoms and software providers; oil and fuel suppliers; classification societies; surveyors; environmental management specialists; and academics, students and researchers, the 3rd IMarEST Condition Based Maintenance Conference is co-chaired by Danny Shorten, Product Manager Maintenance Management, Lloyd’s Register; and Bob Hargreaves, Managing Director, Hargreaves Marine Ltd.
David Penny, Vice President Gas Fleet Operations, Teekay Shipping (Glasgow) Ltd will get the two-day conference off to a flying start with his keynote address ‘Challenges and opportunities for shipping today’.
Over the rest of the two days other topics coming under the conference spotlight include CBM – where we are? Are we meeting expectations? Whose expectations?; Detecting maintenance problems moving from slow steaming back to NCR operation; Organisational challenges to CBM implementation; Systems based design incorporation of CBM; Managing cultural change to achieve successful fleet CBM implementation; Through life cost benefits; New predictive maintenance technologies and conference conclusions: What will be the tipping point for widespread adoption for CBM. Networking always plays a key role at IMarEST events, and there will be plenty of networking opportunities during breaks in the conference and at the conference reception on the evening of 26 September.
“CBM has a key role to play in a cost effective and efficient maritime fleet, and this conference has an important function helping to disseminate information and act as a forum for discussion to help break down the obstacles and pave the way to the wider adoption of CBM regimes,” says David Loosley.
Further information on September’s conference is available by visiting: www.imarest.org/events; email: firstname.lastname@example.org and by calling: +44 (0)20 7382 2702.