Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) August 6, 2008
Economic downturns provide opportunities for transforming costly reactive maintenance programs to more effective proactive maintenance programs that include predictive technologies such as vibration analysis, infrared thermography, ultrasonic detection, motor testing and oil analysis according to reliability expert and conference organizer Terrence O'Hanlon, CMRP.
The Predictive Maintenance Technology Conference, hosted by Reliabilityweb.com and Uptime Magazine is also endorsed by the Association for Maintenance Professionals runs from September 15-18 at the Qwest Center in Omaha Nebraska.
According to conference organizers the event is designed for Predictive Maintenance beginners and advanced maintenance practitioners and provides a roadmap to create a more effective maintenance program.
"Doctors use stethoscopes, blood pressure testers, blood tests, thermometers and x-rays to discover human health issues," explains O'Hanlon "and Predictive Maintenance technicians use vibration, infrared, ultrasound and oil analysis to discover machinery health issues. These instruments detect failures in an early stage which allows time for a planned and cost affective corrective task. Without these technologies, unexpected failures cannot be prevented and reactive costs will continue to rise."
The Predictive Maintenance Technology Conference is collocated with LubricationWorld to offer complementary learning tracks for plant maintenance professionals. An exhibition including over 70 predictive maintenance solution providers is also included. This learning event typically attracts over 750 people from 30 different countries who come together to share best practices.
The keynote presentation will be delivered by Heinz Bloch, PE, one of the world's most respected authors and experts in machinery and process reliability.
The Predictive Maintenance Conference is being held September 15-18 at the Qwest Center in Omaha Nebraska, the same location as the recent US Olympic swimming trials.
It has developed a reputation as "the place to be" for maintenance and reliability professionals seeking an opportunity to begin or restart an effective predictive maintenance and machinery condition monitoring program.
Workshop and conference seats are still available. Call toll free (888) 575-1245 or visit http://www.maintenanceconference.com for program details