Among the growing number of presentations, workshops, exhibits and training courses offered during the annual conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida, Ultrasound World VI, commonly referred to as a ‘Top Gun’ conference for plant reliability experts and engineers recently announced its keynote speaker and associated presentation.

Mike Aroney, Principal Advisor of GP Allied, LLC and a real ‘top gun’ pilot himself, will lead an international contingency of distinguished guest speakers from various industry disciplines on the topic of plant reliability using ultrasound technology. Mike’s keynote presentation, The Hidden Factory - finding additional capacity from existing assets will focus on using predictive technologies to find the “hidden factory”.  A proactive maintenance strategy, Mike will present time-based maintenance and predictive-based maintenance and how the right mix can attain and sustain a very high level of asset health as defined by the percentage of equipment with zero identifiable defects.

In a time when almost every plant manager is looking for new ways to reduce costs and carbon footprint, this presentation and more acutely, Ultrasound World provides the tools and techniques that all but guarantee a more efficient, safer, and more profitable predictive maintenance program.

Ultrasound World VI launches May 10, 2010 in Clearwater Beach, Florida. Lasting three days, this next installment will continue to feature presentations from plant maintenance professionals sharing their insights. Attendees can also expect to receive invaluable international peer-to-peer networking opportunities, information on improving asset availability, increased productivity, and plant-generated ROI, concepts for improved maintenance practices, and an overall better understanding of how ultrasound works with other PdM technologies.

UE Systems has been setting the standards for ultrasound technology since 1973, and has been recognized as the worldwide leader in the development of airborne and structure born ultrasound inspection equipment.  Producers of Ultraprobe ultrasonic inspection guns, UES provides tools and training for enhancing any PdM program including the need for essential energy conservation techniques.

Upcoming Events

August 9 - August 11 2022

MaximoWorld 2022

View all Events
80% of newsletter subscribers report finding something used to improve their jobs on a regular basis.
Subscribers get exclusive content. Just released...MRO Best Practices Special Report - a $399 value!
Conducting Asset Criticality Assessment for Better Maintenance Strategy and Techniques

Conducting an asset criticality assessment (ACA) is the first step in maintaining the assets properly. This article addresses the best maintenance strategy for assets by using ACA techniques.

Harmonizing PMs

Maintenance reliability is, of course, an essential part of any successful business that wants to remain successful. It includes the three PMs: predictive, preventive and proactive maintenance.

How an Edge IoT Platform Increases Efficiency, Availability and Productivity

Within four years, more than 30 per cent of businesses and organizations will include edge computing in their cloud deployments to address bandwidth bottlenecks, reduce latency, and process data for decision support in real-time.

MaximoWorld 2022

The world's largest conference for IBM Maximo users, IBM Executives, IBM Maximo Partners and Services with Uptime Elements Reliability Framework and Asset Management System is being held Aug 8-11, 2022

6 Signs Your Maintenance Team Needs to Improve Its Safety Culture

When it comes to people and safety in industrial plants, maintenance teams are the ones who are most often in the line of fire and at risk for injury or death.

Making Asset Management Decisions: Caught Between the Push and the Pull

Most senior executives spend years climbing through the operational ranks. In the operational ranks, many transactional decisions are required each day.

Assume the Decision Maker Is Not Stupid to Make Your Communication More Powerful

Many make allowances for decision makers, saying some are “faking it until they make it.” However, this is the wrong default position to take when communicating with decision makers.

Ultrasound for Condition Monitoring and Acoustic Lubrication for Condition-Based Maintenance

With all the hype about acoustic lubrication instruments, you would think these instruments, once turned on, would do the job for you. Far from it!

Maintenance Costs as a Percent of Asset Replacement Value: A Useful Measure?

Someone recently asked for a benchmark for maintenance costs (MC) as a percent of asset replacement value (ARV) for chemical plants, or MC/ARV%.