Getting the most out of equipment is crucial for efficient and economic plant operations. This discussion provided practical pointers for optimizing asset use, improving efficiency and lowering maintenance costs including:
- * Understanding the correlation between reliability, operations & total maintenance costs
- * Strategies for achieving reliability including reactive, preventive & predictive maintenance and automated monitoring
- * Pump failures and their impact on production and maintenance costs
- * Peak impact detection
- * Managing asset performance with technologies such as wireless solutions
Wireless Program Manager, Asset Optimization
Robert Skeirik has more than 20 years with Emerson. He served in product management for Emerson’s CSI brand vibration products for the last 15 years. He is now the Senior Product Manager for Emerson’s Wireless Asset Management offerings.
Robert obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Physics from Michigan State University and an MBA in International Marketing from the University of Pittsburgh. He has written, published and presented numerous papers in multiple languages across six continents.
Sr. Machine Reliability Lead, Chevron
Walt McNutt has worked for Chevron Refining for the past 33 years. He has held numerous positions in the reliability and maintenance organizations. He spent 13 years at the Richmond California Refinery and 13 years at the Salt Lake City Utah Refinery. He also spent 3 years in Angola Africa with Chevron’s off-shore oil platforms. He is currently the Senior Machinery Reliability Leader for Corporate Chevron Refining with responsibilities for machinery reliability at all of the Chevron Refineries worldwide.
VP Industry Marketing, Emerson Process Management
Before joining Emerson, Phil worked in the OEM / Engineering segment covering Food & Beverage and Plastics & Chemical process plant. His career has covered process automation, project management, sales and general management. He has worked and lived in Asia (Philippines and China), Europe (UK and Austria) and since 2008 in Colorado USA. He joined Emerson with specific responsibility for Industry Sales & Marketing covering Food & Beverage, Pulp & Paper, Metals & Mining, Industrial Energy and Alternative Fuels before taking up his recent position as VP Industry Marketing and Applications Development, although he claims to still be an Engineer at heart.
About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb™, Syncade™, DeltaV™, Fisher®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Daniel®, Ovation™, and AMS Suite.