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REDEFINING REPAIR AS A FAILURE OF MAINTENANCE, sponsored by ITT Goulds Pumps Using Life-Cycle Asset Management to Minimize Repairs and Maximize Plant Efficiency

Pumps & Systems, the magazine for pump users worldwide, presents the next edition of its Live Webinar Series on Nov. 10, 2011 at 1 p.m. Eastern. To register for the free Webinar on Redefining Repair as a Failure of Maintenance, please visit http://www.pump-zone.com.
Plant managers and process engineers traditionally assume that pump failures are to be expected and simply a cost of doing business. In fact, only 11 percent of all equipment failures are due to wear—and most failures can be avoided with an appropriate life-cycle-based asset management program.

Tom Dabbs, reliability specialist from the ITT PRO Services organization, will explain how organizations can use improved maintenance to virtually eliminate the need for repairs, instead of living with the results of unplanned failure. He will provide industry benchmarks for equipment reliability and best practices in maintenance that organizations use to achieve those levels.
The webinar, sponsored by ITT Goulds Pumps will also explain other elements of an asset management strategy that lowers life-cycle costs, including organizational structure and the importance of job planning.

Supported by case studies from a variety of industries, Dabbs will give attendees actionable advice they can use to improve pump reliability, lower repair costs and move closer to the goal of zero equipment failures.

The material is geared toward plant managers, engineering/maintenance managers, production/maintenance supervisors, maintenance/reliability engineers and purchasing/accounting/finance managers.

The one-hour event will include a 15-minute live question-and-answer segment.

About the Facilitators
Tom Dabbs is a reliability specialist with ITT’s PRO Services Group. He has an electrical engineering degree from Clemson University with more than 30 years of experience delivering behavior-based reliability solutions and working with clients to reduce cost and improve business effectiveness. Dabbs is certified as a Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) by the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP). He has provided training, coaching and hands-on implementation expertise for the following industries: metals, mining, pulp and paper, foods, chemicals, general manufacturing, facilities management and energy. Dabbs has also delivered hundreds of seminars and workshops worldwide on the subject of reliability and related topics and has been a guest speaker for SMRP, TAPPI, MARTS, IMC, NMF&T, NWPA and many other reliability-focused organizations and conferences. He is an accomplished author of numerous published reliability-focused articles.

About Pumps & Systems magazine
Pumps & Systems is the voice of the pump and rotating equipment industry. It delivers relevant industry news coverage and powerful technical information to more than 40,000 BPA-qualified managers, engineers, operators and maintenance professionals worldwide. Pumps & Systems is published monthly and available free to qualified subscribers. It is published by Cahaba Media Group in Birmingham, Ala., which also publishes Upstream Pumping Solutions, Construction Business Owner, HomeCare and Senior Care Products.

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