Uptime Consultant at Southampton Science Park
The Kenneth Dibben House where Uptime Consultant presented to 17 Data Scientists
Spent a very enjoyable morning presenting the Uptime Consultant Condition Monitoring Seminar to a team of Data Scientists after being invited by their CTO Rob Russell who asked me to 'take them into the front line of a production environment'
This was a new audience for me so it took a little thought of pitching how PdM works in the real world to a group of scientists that had never experienced a production environment nor considered the constraints or complexity of interacting assets.
The morning was split into two halves with the first section covering some strategic thinking, criticality, sensor deployment, the importance of people and many other aspects of how these things operate in the real world.
Part two was a session about where we find ourselves now with Predictive Technology and what the future may look like with their help developing the connected Condition Monitoring of the future.
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Senseye's June webinar looked at the FMCG and Food & Beverage sectors
Uptime Consultant had already agreed to run the seminar in the morning for all the Data Scientists and Computer Analysts to gain a better understanding how things looked at the front line of Condition Monitoring, so they kindly invited me as a guest to take part in the afternoon June webinar.
This was a perfect fit for me as this month they were focussing on the sector I have the most recent experience of: FMCG Food & Beverage. They have a great format that runs once a month with a knowledge sharing approach so light on the sales front. It had attendees from around the world tuning in live and putting forward their questions at the end of the hour long session.
Theresa Farrell presented and chaired the session along with Peter O'Hara and myself answering a couple of the specific questions regarding what the future may look like and the role experienced PdM Techs will play in that future.
Peter spent some time sharing a live demonstration of how the intuitive dashboard works and the insights that can be generated in real time, historically through trending and prognostics using machine learning and front line feedback through the app.
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Helping the worlds favourite snack food brands with Asset Management
Some very nice box hedge topiary at the Pepsico Global R&D site in the UK
Another visit to my previous employer to talk about assisting with the Asset Management program to ensure the availability of their critical assets for partners all around the world in the Snack Food arm of the Pepsico business.
That's all I can say really other than it's great to work with some ex-colleagues and new people that share the same drive for improvement as myself. I'm sure we will achieve some better than expected results here.
Great two day event with CRL Training Workshop and presentations
The attendees, presenters and supporters of the two day symposium on the lawn, Uptime Consultant at the back there!
An excellent two days immersed in Reliability with the Reliabilityweb organisation and supporting partners Pruftechnik, IRISS, Emerson, Interloc, Stork (Fluor Company) and ARMS Reliability.
Billed as the "Reliability & Asset Management Training Symposium" with world leaders in reliability like Terrence O'Hanlon and Dave Rieber from Reliabilityweb presenting keynotes and running training classes, supported by the associated companies mentioned above is was bound to be a successful event and it was.
Some delegates had been studying for their CRL (Certified Reliability Leader) exam that was to take place on the afternoon of the second day after attending three workshops to support that. This is the basis for many in industry to take the first steps in their reliability journey and from seeing the content is a great way to start.
The team from Reliabilityweb were just as I expected, warm, friendly and helpful with a schedule that ran like clockwork thanks mainly to Maura Abad who kept things on track.
I chose to attend the first two hour workshop with Martin Robinson, CEO of IRISS with 'How to Create an Effective Electrical Maintenance Program' which was eye opening for many attendees especially when we looked at risks of Arc Flash and electrocution.
The afternoon of day one I then took in a session from Oliver Booth of ARMS Reliability with his presentation 'How to Get Optimal Strategies on Every Asset All The Time' most of the content I already use when training or talking to my clients including, RCM, Criticality, Risks vs Rewards and Consequences of Failure.
Another well balanced session from a top presenter.
Day two started with three RAP talks, similar to a TED talk that last about 20 minutes and were presented by Ian Higham, Michael Whittaker from Emerson Automation and Terrance O'Hanlon CEO of Reliabilityweb.com
The morning workshop was from ARMS Reliability and Steve Vardy explaining their own 'Apollo' RCA approach to problem solving, basically more than 5 Whys and Fishbone; imagine mixing both with 5W branches on the Fishbone to broaden the analysis.
After another excellent lunch provided I took in a session for two hours with Dave Rieber of Reliabilityweb entitled 'How to Support, Promote and Sustain an Asset Condition Monitoring Project' another great presentation saying most of the things I already share; drive ROI, report the wins, act with integrity, sell the Condition Monitoring benefits relentlessly in your business.
Reliabilityweb.com are going to return to the UK in 2018 so look out for those dates, I know I will be there either taking in the presentations or presenting if they will have me!
Highly recommended and if you are looking at a formal qualification for Reliability this is the place to look.
Great catch up with Jonathan & Alex
Flying visit to take in two shows in one morning at Birmingham NEC.
Straight in off the train to visit Jonathan and Alexander from Senseye to catch up on how things are going in the world of Prognostics in the automotive sector.
Had a nice chat with an engineer from Ricardo about their battery development facility in Cambridge and a blast from the past visiting Grainger and Worrall looking at automotive CNC machining; I once procured transmission casings for the Jaguar XJ220 supercar back in 1996?