Winners will be honored in a special award ceremony at Reliabilityweb.com’s Solutions 2.0 conference being held November 8-11, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida. Winners will also present an overview of their programs in a special workshop at the conference.

“This group of Maintenance Reliability Professionals help keep their companies operating reliably and safely,” states Uptime Magazine Publisher and CEO Terrence O’Hanlon, “and this year by contrast, we have the seen the unfortunate results of unreliability blasted 24/7 on cable news channels. We are very proud of these winners because they each demonstrate that in leading companies, reliability, safety and profits are all aligned. They have used best practice strategies and spent years of effort evolving maintenance practices from the typical reactive nature so often employed, to a more proactive, safe approach the eliminates many of the emergencies that set up dangerous conditions for workers in the first place. These program stop failures before they happen. Eliminating failures is good for business.”

Uptime Magazine Predictive Maintenance Awards recognize organizations that demonstrate excellence in managing equipment reliability using advanced strategies and high tech sensing technologies to determine the early onset of a potential failure. Technology areas include Vibration Analysis, Infrared Thermography, Electric Motor Testing, Oil Analysis and Airborne Ultrasound. There are also awards given for Best Overall Program, Best Emerging Program and Best Green Reliability Program.

The 2010 Uptime Magazine Predictive Maintenance Program Of The Year Award winners are:

•Arnold Engineering Development Center/ATA - Best Overall Predictive Maintenance Program
•Arch Coal - Best Overall Predictive Maintenance Program - Mobile/Fleet
•Talecris Biotherapeutics - Best Emerging Predictive Maintenance Program and Best Ultrasound Program
•Future Mark Paper - Best Green Reliability Program
•Lightship Group - Best Vibration Program
•Hibbing Taconite - Best Vibration Program - Mobile/Fleet
•Arizona Public Service - Best Infrared Program - Transmission and Distribution
•Medtronic - Best Infrared Program - Plant Maintenance
•Southern Company - Best Electric Motor Testing Program
•Iron Ore Canada - Best Ultrasound Program Mobile/Fleet
•Peabody Energy - Best Lubrication/Oil Analysis Program - Mobile/Fleet
•Domtar Espanola - Best Oil Analysis Program
•Well’s Dairy - Best Lubrication Program


“In recent years we have noticed significant increase in C-Level sponsorship for proactive maintenance reliability. These corporate leaders view proactive maintenance as an enabler of productivity and profit rather than the outdated context of maintenance as a cost center. They also recognize the contribution that higher reliability makes to safety.” continued O’Hanlon. “It is very satisfying for us to provide visibility for these superior programs so that more reliability improvements can be leveraged both inside and outside of winning organizations.”

“Earning the best predictive maintenance award is an important achievement for Arch Coal’s national network of mines,” said John W. Eaves, Arch’s president and chief operating officer. “The mining environment is very dynamic, which makes the maintenance of equipment an intense and challenging effort. That’s why our mining personnel value the recognition for their best-in-class PdM practices that include managing risk and reducing exposure through planned, preventative and predictive maintenance.”

“Our predictive maintenance program is a prime example of how new technologies and process innovations can help transform a business,” said FutureMark’s CEO Steve Silver. “Our maintenance engineers have helped us achieve our highest-ever production levels to meet the unprecedented demand for our recycled paper. We’re grateful for their hard work and are very proud to be honored as Uptime’s Best Green Reliability Program.”

Uptime Magazine begins accepting 2011 Predictive Maintenance Program Of The Year nominations beginning January 2, 2011.

For more information about Uptime Magazine Predictive Maintenance Program of the Year Award Presentations please visit the Solutions 2.0 Conference Web Site at http://www.maintenanceconference.com

About Uptime® Magazine

Uptime Magazine, a leading magazine for over 50,000 maintenance reliability professionals has been in publication since 2005. Uptime Magazine is published by Reliabilityweb.com Publishing and includes print editions, digital editions, mobile edition, Apple iPad and iPhone editions, and Kindle edition. Subscription are by request and free to qualified maintenance reliability professionals at www.uptimemagazine.com

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