09:00  Welcoming Speech & Opening Remarks by Event Director
09:05 Opening Address by Forum Chairman
  • Highlights on Forum Day 1 Key Sessions
09:15 Building Plant Reliability & Predictability with Growing Throughput Demands & Tighter Maintenance Schedules
Case Study
  • The demands for higher and greater output with less downtime and the need for predictability and longevity to improve plant efficiency and availability
  • A coordinated system approach — Improve plant reliability and availability across all areas of plant operation by identifying problems areas, documenting known conditions and moving on to producing full trial and performance criteria, giving a basis for plant improvement through continued improvement
  • Best practices in wearing solutions for mining, quarries, oil & gas, power and other high wearing applications
  • Case study: Critical cross beam neared failure in a coal handling preparation plant in Queensland
  • Case study: Concrete repair and safety in metal processing plants
david-greig-112x128 David Greig, Application Engineer, Henkel Australia Pty Ltd
David started his career in fabrication 36 years ago with experience across mining, food (sugar mills) and transport. He has worked in varied size companies, delivering successful custom solutions for diverse clientele. Joining Henkel Australia in 2014 as an Application Engineer for brand LOCTITE, his expertise has grown to include wearing compounds and their applications in asset protection- particularly in mining industries. He continues to develop and implement cutting edge systems and products to meet and exceed the extreme demands of heavy industries, with keen focus on increasing reliability and production for Henkel’s partners. He also facilitates workshops in Papua New Guinea.
10:00 Wood Group’s LNG Projects Case Study – Inspection Planning Using RBI and IOW Best Practice
Case Study
  • Corrosion management for plant and topside facilities with Risk Based Inspection (RBI) and Integrity Operating Windows (IOW) Surveillance System. Case example on operating LNG Plants
  • Work scoping based on RBI study: How to determine inspection frequency, technique and coverage, based on risk and degradation mode?
  • Process monitoring with IOWs and its direct impact on inspection strategy
  • Best practices you should be doing now to reap the significant potential savings

Romain Kabs, Asset Integrity Engineer, Wood Group Integrity Management
Romain has been working in the Oil and Gas Industry as an Asset Integrity Engineer for 8 years, supporting LNG projects and operating plants in Western Australia. His experience touches on all aspect of the integrity management, from defining the corrosion management plan, assessing the inspection strategy to implementing its execution. One of his biggest achievements is the Integrity Operating Windows (IOW) Surveillance System he developed for a Wood Group client to monitoring all parameters that affect the integrity and damage mechanism on pressure static equipment. This innovative strategy is aligned with API 584 recommended practice.

10:45 Morning Refreshments & Networking
11:00 The Real Value in Reverse FMEA
  • Why Reverse FMEA?
  • What about the other known failure modes?
  • What about the other unknown failure modes?
  • When to deal with mitigating task effectiveness?
  • So where is the real value?
Craig-Singleton-112x128 Craig Singleton, Former National Planning Manager, APA Group
Craig has over 30 years’ experience across Operations, Maintenance, Reliability Engineering and Asset Management roles from Tradesman, supervisor, and superintendent, to Engineer, Senior Engineer, Principal Engineer, Consultant and Manager within Australia, France and China. Mostly Mining and Minerals Processing within Coal, Gold and Copper. Plus experience within Military and Defence through the RAAF, where he completed his trade qualifications, to Aluminium Refining, smelting and rolling, Sugar, Manufacturing, and QLD’s Industrial Maintenance Round Table Facilitator for SIRF, until his most recent role within the Oil and Gas sector, being the former APA National Manager for Maintenance Plannin g and Scheduling.
11:45 Aircraft and Engine Health Monitoring Tools to Assist Airline On-time Reliability and Performance
  • Proactive OEM EHM / AHM tools available for Aircraft Engineers
  • Quantifying and substantiation of on time performance (OTP) and efficiency gains – An elusive measurable
  • The requirement for continual training and support
Mark-112x128 Mark Petersen, Duty Maintenance Watch Engineer, Virgin Australia
With a passion for aviation, Mark Petersen has moved domestically and internationally to pursue his goal Of leading and directing airline maintenance activities. Living and working in Australia, Mauritius, and New Zealand, He now resides in Brisbane with his wife and two beautiful girls. Initially graduating from Ansett Australia as a trade Qualified Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, he has become a multi licensed Engineer with Australian and international certification privileges. Emirates, Air Mauritius and Virgin Australia have been well served by his enthusiasm, dedication and commitment. More recently, He has completed his Masters in Aviation management at Griffith University, majoring in leadership, economics and safety and fatigue management systems. He believes maintaining superior health and fitness allows him to enthusiastically and energetically work and play at consistently High levels.
12:30 Lunch & Networking
13:45 A Critical Review: Aligning Reliability with Targets and Resources
  • The study shows the importance of approaching continuous improvement activities as a system, rather than as a departmental function
  • A number of metrics are examined to determine what represents the best what adds value. Traditional indicators such as OEE, availability and uptime, among others are also studied
  • The study challenges prevailing concepts of equipment reliability. Instead it uses statistical distributions to workout whether or not the productive units are stable or not and therefore reliable
  • Finally, the study moves towards finding out the reasons for instability, enabling underlying systemic issues to be addressed with an impact on overall asset effectiveness
Andres-Photo-112x128 Andres Yep, Engineering Team Lead – Maintenance, Karara Mining Ltd.
Andres has over 18 years engineering experience across mining, manufacturing, and oil and gas industries. He held key roles in maintenance, engineering, project engineering, maintenance management, and plant engineering at different levels. He developed specialized skills through this experience in continuous improvement, business optimization, and systemic change management focusing on technical and managerial aspects of change. Currently in the third year of his doctorate degree majoring in industrial optimization. He is also working full time as an engineering team leader for a magnetite producer located north of Perth in Western Australia
14:30 Digitally Driven  Opportunities in Reliability Assessment
  • The accelerating advance in digital equipment and software systems are having a profound effect on the collection and analysis of asset performance data.
  • A growing trend towards remote collection of reliability data using on-board sensors driven by the improved economics of sensor equipment and the ability to transmit large packages of data using wireless systems;
  • The increasing use of bespoke solutions tailored for particular reliability concerns or the need to collect specific sets of data; and;
  • The inclusion of reliability assessment systems will occur much earlier in the asset design or procurement phase
  • Ongoing development presents asset management personnel with a significant opportunity to significantly improve the asset management decision process and reduce the cost of asset maintenance
Neil-Naismith-112x128 Neil Naismith, Technical Director, Aurecon
Neil in his capacity as the Technical Director Asset Management for Aurecon based in Newcastle brings over 35 years’ experience in the steel, energy and manufacturing industries to clients. Over this time he has worked in business and process development, project management, marketing and site manager of a large manufacturing facility where he was responsible for delivering major safety, performance and cost improvements by implementing major asset management reform. During his time at Aurecon Neil has delivered many asset management projects including asset management strategies and maintenance improvements for clients.
Sponsor Board 2
Kaine-Rathbone-112x128 Kaine Rathbone, Senior Mechanical Engineeer, Aurecon
Kaine has considerable experience in mechanical condition monitoring over a wide variety of machinery including steam, gas and hydro turbines, boiler feed pumps, fans and conveyor drives. He specialises in root cause analysis (RCA), machinery dynamics and machine fault troubleshooting applying a variety of specialist testing methods. Kaine is an ISO category III vibration analyst and has a strong background in multi-shaft machinery rotor dynamics. He specialises in developing customised testing solutions to determine root causes of the most complicated machine problems. Kaine is experienced in vibration and oil analysis, thermography, strain gauging and multichannel data processing.
Sponsor Board 2
15:15 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
15:30 Overall Machine Effectiveness & Asset Life Cycle Cost Modeling
  • The importance of overall machine utilization, machine reliability and asset life cycle cost
  • Today’s machines and technology to implement performance engineering into overall equipment efficiency and cost saving modelling
  • Integrating data from mining and heavy construction machines to predict and monitor root cause on overall machine effectiveness and breakdowns
Burcin-Ozturk-112x128 Burcin Ozturk, Principal Mining Applications and Performance Engineer,  WesTrac Pty Ltd
Burcin Ozturk Demirhanoz has been in and professionally in mining and machinery industry more than 12 years in Europe and in Australia. She has completed her Bachelor of Science, Mining Engineering (ITU, Istanbul) and Master of Engineering, Mining Engineering, Mine Management and also Business Administration (UNSW, Sydney). She is currently working as a Principal, Mining Applications and Performance Engineer at WesTrac CAT and leading mining business and machine applications performance optimization projects for best practices at Western Australia region for some of the biggest mining companies in the world. She is also Six Sigma trained, Black Belt and Project Manager qualified. Her expertise is mainly mining and machine performance analysis and cost modelling applying data analytics and machine learning in engineering and business management.
16:15 Maximizing the Value of Your Investments & Asset Management Strategy
Panel Discussion
  • The costs and opportunities of renewal or replacement – total cost of ownership, life cycle costing and risk approaches to asset investment
  • Managing assets by criticality and interdependencies with other system components
  • Value-driven maintenance – creating added value with an existing asset
bill-sudgen-112x128 Moderator: Bill Sugden, General Manager (Qld), SIRF Roundtables
Bill has over 34 years of experience in Operations, Maintenance and Asset Management especially for in smelting, mining and petro/agri-chemical industry segments. His early career experience includes Production Manager, Engineering Manager, Production Superintendent, Maintenance Superintendent and various engineering roles at Incitec Pivot, BHP Billiton, South Blackwater Coal and Boyne Smelters (now part of Rio Tinto Aluminium). He also helped Ausenco Rylson establish its the North American business arm and led asset maintenance management audit and benchmarking assessments globally. He is now responsible for developing SIRF’s Industrial Maintenance Roundtables in Queensland, New South Wales and New Zealand.

Romain Kabs, Asset Integrity Engineer, Wood Group Integrity Management
Burcin Ozturk, Principal Mining Applications and Performance Engineer, WesTrac Pty Ltd
Erick Alingcastre,
Reliability Engineer – Systems, Caltex Australia

17:15 Closing Remarks by Forum Chairman
End of Day 1



09:00 Opening Address by Forum Chairman
  • Highlights on Forum Day 2 Key Sessions
09:10 Aligning Your Asset Maintenance Plans with Your Business Objectives & Corporate Strategies
  • Clearly defining the business requirements for the assets in the coming years (i.e. one, five or ten years)
  • Building the ideal preventive and predictive maintenance framework to suit business needs for operational excellence
  • Enhancing CMMS by assigning measurable objectives
  • Gaining executive buy-in and support for commitment of resources to implement and execute
MickDrew_112x128 Michael Drew, Chairman, ARMS Reliability
Michael founded ARMS Reliability in 1995 after 12 years in the oil industry and 5 years in alumina refining where he witnessed a real gap in the market for strategic, supportive decision-making tools for engineering and maintenance functions. He established close relationships with Apollonian Publications (USA) and Isograph (UK), and began teaching reliability methods throughout Australia, USA and Canada. Over the past 22 years, Michael has lead and expanded ARMS Reliability to become a global leader in helping organisations be safe and successful by making reliability a reality. Michael is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP).
09:55 A Data-Driven Asset Reliability Growth Program – Getting the Most out of In-Service Assets
  • Leveraging asset data for actionable insights at various stages of the asset lifecycle to make informed decisions about maintenance strategies and managing performance
  • Real-time performance analysis for PDCA at asset level
  • Clarifying competencies and organizational roles in the reliability program
  • Creating capability to drive better performance from legacy assets
michael-killeen-112x128 Michael Killeen, Asset ManagerNSW Trains
Michael has over 25 years of experience in asset management, procurement, supply chain and ICT. He has been responsible for asset bases of over $2.5 billion and has successfully lead the delivery of multiple highprofile enterprise-wide projects in industries ranging from manufacturing and mining to commercial aviation and rail. He was the Project Director on the biggest commercial aircraft repair ever undertaken and through Asset Management Council of Australia, involved in the development of a range of asset management models and assessment tools.
10:40 Morning Refreshments & Networking
11.00 Maintenance Metrics that Matter
  • Reviewing the right performance indicators to improve asset reliability using the ISO 55000 standard as reference
  • Building your maintenance metrics ladder – deploy a mix of lagging and leading indicators to provide information on the performance of your maintenance efforts
  • “Ownership” – it is important that all metrics have an owner accountable for managing and reporting on progress
adrian-beer-112x128 Adrian Beer, Senior Vice President, Mining & Enterprise Asset ManagementABB
Adrian joined ABB from General Electric, where he was a founding member of GE Mining, responsible for Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. In his current role in ABB, Adrian leads the IT/OT integration strategy for mining and is responsible for both product management and solution strategy for Intelligent Mining Solutions and Ellipse Enterprise Asset Management. He is also currently the Alternate Director for Austmine.
11:45 Fleet Maintenance Case Study – Reforming Army Aviation’s Maintenance System Using A Predictive Operational Model
Case Study
  • The Army Aviation helicopter fleets were not meeting their capability requirements and demanded an excessive burden on the support system
  • A reform program of the Army Aviation maintenance system was established to remove inefficiencies and rebalance the maintenance workforce to meet future requirements
  • A predictive model was created to account for operating requirement, environment, asset life, asset maintenance requirements and available maintenance workforce
  • The predictive model simulated the future operating system, quantified the impact of reform options and enabled the different organizations within Army to support significant changes to the maintenance system
col-evans-112x128 Colonel Stephen Evans, Acting Director-General of AviationAustralian Army Aviation
Colonel Evans has served for over 30 years in the army, with his career being dominated by aviation maintenance. He has lead and managed aviation workshops and logistics organisations at the Squadron and Regiment levels and, as a Lieutenant Colonel, was Commanding Officer of a Joint Logistics Unit. He has been heavily involved in the acquisition, introduction into service and ongoing sustainment of the Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (Eurocopter Tiger) capability. In more recent years, Colonel Evans was a senior staff officer advising and governing technical airworthiness and logistics matters in Headquarters Forces Command. Currently, he is the Program Manager for a 5 year strategic reform of aviation maintenance and logistics.
andrew-oconnor-112x128 Dr. Andrew O’Connor, DirectorRelken Engineering
Andrew started his career in the Army completing 15 years in maintenance, logistic and engineering roles. After leaving the Army, Andrew completed his PhD in Reliability Engineering, published a book on statistical modeling, and became a Certified Asset Management Assessor and Certified Reliability Engineer. Andrew co-founded Relken Engineering, a consultancy that operates across the defence, aviation, maritime, mining, utilities and nuclear industries, that recently won the 2016 Telstra Business Awards.
12:30 Lunch & Networking
13:45 Building People Capability towards Industry 4.0
  • Demand for an upgraded workforce – maintenance job roles to be updated, improved or altered to match the changing requirements of equipment technology and automation
  • Identifying critical roles, skills and functions for a smart asset management workforce
  • Introducing the “Australian Welder Certification Register”, similar to “Welder Passport” systems used in Europe
bruce-ham-112x128 Bruce Ham, Chief Technology Officer, Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA)
Bruce has 30 years of experience in inspection, assessment and consulting across a wide range of industries including power generation, alumina, mining, food, mineral processing and oil & gas. Joining WTIA in 2014 as Chief Technology Officer, Bruce is focused on the commercial delivery of the wide range of services including everything from training and technical support, to advisory services and facilitation of R&D activities. Bruce is dedicated to ensuring the future of Australia’s welding industry, believing Australia needs a strong, vibrant, internationally competitive welding industry so that jobs and industry develop into the 21st century.
14:30 Unitywater Case Study – Putting Customer at the Heart of Asset Management to Drive Greater Reliability and Value
 Case Study
  • Unitywater has a been on a journey of change which has formed the foundation of today and is looking to build on these not through “new toys” but through integration and flexibility
  • Reimagining asset management as an eco-system of activities focus on the prevision of service to our customers
  • Putting the customer at the heart of the business. Unitywater’s asset management framework will be key to translating the customer desires, through leadership and strategic direction to operate the asset management system on a foundation of good risk management
matthew-bower-112x128 Matthew Bower, Branch Manager – Asset Knowledge & PerformanceUnitywater
Matthew has over 20 years of experience working in the water industry. Matthew’s experience began in the Australia water industry in 2006, moved from the UK to work on an array of asset management related projects across the Queensland community. Matthew has worked in large and small utilities as well as consultancy with all requiring a high level of organizational accountability and responsibility. Matthew’s current role has been to refresh asset management throughout Unitywater as a principle that delivers Operational Excellence focused on customers.
15:15 Afternoon Refreshments
15:30 Maintenance – To Outsource or Not To Outsource?
  • Insourcing vs. Outsourcing Analysis – what are the pros and cons of outsourcing vs. building an in-house capability
  • Leveraging CMMS tools to help you analyze which tasks, processes, or functions you should keep in-house and which you should consider outsourcing
  • Key criteria to consider when assessing and selecting the right outsourcing vendors
derek-sheppard-112x128 Derek Sheppard, Head of Maintenance & Asset DevelopmentBlueScope Steel
With over 30 years of experience in maintenance and engineering, Derek has done it all from design engineering, project management, reliability and maintenance leading practice development to SAP plant maintenance implementation and manufacturing excellence. He successfully built effective teams, lowered costs, improved plant condition, increased equipment availability and uptime for many major engineering and capital projects. He is therefore well positioned to provide comment on many leading practice topics including insourcing vs outsourcing.
16:15 Reimagining The Future of Reliability & Asset Management
Panel Discussion
  • How will asset management evolve with connected manufacturing and Industry 4.0?
  • How process automation and the IoT offer new opportunities for improving asset reliability, uptime and longevity?
  • The rise of new challenges and issues (i.e. data security for cloud system)
  • Innovative deployment of smart technologies — unmanned aerial vehicles, robotic arms, smart sensors, ultrasonic, bio-detection, hologram
bill-sudgen-112x128 Moderator: Bill Sugden, General Manager (Qld), SIRF Roundtables
Bill has over 34 years of experience in Operations, Maintenance and Asset Management especially for in smelting, mining and petro/agri-chemical industry segments. His early career experience includes Production Manager, Engineering Manager, Production Superintendent, Maintenance Superintendent and various engineering roles at Incitec Pivot, BHP Billiton, South Blackwater Coal and Boyne Smelters (now part of Rio Tinto Aluminium). He also helped Ausenco Rylson establish its the North American business arm and led asset maintenance management audit and benchmarking assessments globally. He is now responsible for developing SIRF’s Industrial Maintenance Roundtables in Queensland, New South Wales and New Zealand.


Adrian Beer, Senior Vice President, Mining & Enterprise Asset Management, ABB

Dr. Andrew O’Connor, DirectorRelken Engineering

Derek Sheppard, Head of Maintenance & Asset DevelopmentBlueScope Steel

17:15 Closing Remarks by Conference Director
End of Day 2







09:00 – 12:30 Workshop A: Developing Asset Lifecycle Costing & Risk Based Plans for Effective Asset Management
In current economic business environment, it has been significant increased concerns of costs of maintaining and managing critical assets and a cutback on capital expenditure has led companies to shift their focus on extending the asset life instead of introducing new assets. As such, the strategies aimed to enhance the lifecycle of assets have been given most priority. This workshop will provide you the practical insights of lifecycle management with better accuracy while reducing operation and maintenance costs to optimize lifecycle. The delegates will also learn key issues on lifecycle costing and modeling to improve decision making for cost effective, long term management.
  • Evaluating lifecycle management options to identify a suitable strategy for your specific asset
  • Managing asset risk through improved maintenance strategies
  • Optimizing asset lifecycle to asset criticality
  • Assessing the consequence of efficiency improvements by reducing asset capital and maintenance costs
  • Preparing a cost-effective asset lifecycle cost funding model as input to your asset management plan
About Your Workshop Leader:
larry-woodland-112x128 Larry Woodland, Former Chief Maintenance EngineerBHP Steel
Larry commenced working at the BHP Steel Plant Port Kembla steelworks to finally hold the position of Chief Maintenance Engineer. Since 1992 Larry has consulted to, and achieved successful outcomes for industry and governments at the federal, state and local levels throughout Australia and overseas, in the area of strategic asset management, life cycle asset management, process improvement, technical audits and benchmarking, life cost asset budgeting, maintenance management and risk management.
With a unique understanding of asset degradation and whole of life planning, Larry has been able to develop complex maintenance and capital funding scenarios and advanced asset degradation modeling to simulate whole of life cost asset budgeting, future work programs and projections of future asset condition and risk.
13:30-17:00 Workshop B: Mastering CMMS Systems to Optimize Preventive & Predictive Maintenance
Typically, an Asset And Maintenance business unit does not get to chose its Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) system. Most CMMS users do not use their software to its fullest capacity and occupy only 10-50% of the available functionality because they do not know all the features that their CMMS system offers. By failing to maximize the potential of your CMMS, your organization might be missing many opportunities to save time and money. As the wealth of information generated by sensors and machines increases, how do organizations leverage a CMMS into a competitive advantage?

This workshop will answer to all your questions below, to allow you to take control of your CMMS systems, regardless of its operating systems:

  • What data to store in your CMMS systems?
  • What information can be extracted from the data stored in the CMMS?
  • Who should be responsible for the data quality?
  • How do we achieve maximum benefit from CMMS data to enhance preventive and predictive maintenance?
  • What are the benefits for plug-in data analysis systems versus human assessment?
  • How to perform analysis and improvement of your CMMS system?
About Your Workshop Leader:
MickDrew_112x128 Michael Drew, ChairmanARMS Reliability
Michael founded ARMS Reliability in 1995 after 12 years in the oil industry and 5 years in alumina refining where he witnessed a real gap in the market for strategic, supportive decision-making tools for engineering and maintenance functions. He established close relationships with Apollonian Publications (USA) and Isograph (UK), and began teaching reliability methods and Effective Problem Solving throughout Australia, USA and Canada. Over the past 22 years, Michael has lead and expanded ARMS Reliability to become a global leader in helping organisations be safe and successful by making reliability a reality. Michael was Certified as a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP, he is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and he has performed Reliability improvement projects across a wide cross section of Industries. He is now Chairman of ARMS Reliability that has a team of Reliability practitioners in Canada, USA, Sth America, UK, and Australia. ARMS Reliability specialize in Reliability improvement methods and teaching Root Cause Analysis. ARMS Has taught over 20,000 students, conducted over 4,000 studies and are currently engaged in Reliability improvement activities in all states of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Gulf Of Mexico, Portland Oregon, California, Calgary, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, UK, and Italy. The scope of projects ranges from improving CMMS master data, documenting maintenance plans, undertaking RAMS studies, implementing Asset Investment Planning and Optimization, establishing Root Cause Analysis programs and upskilling to optimizing existing operations through simulation modelling, criticality analysis and maintenance plan optimization. Michael has been speaking at Australian and International Conferences on Maintenance and Reliability for over 20 years.