Technical experts in maintenance & reliability for new-look Maintec seminar programme25 June 2019

Maintec, the exhibition dedicated to the UK’s maintenance, reliability and asset management industry, has released the first details of its 2019 seminar programme.

Taking place from 30-31 October 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham, the exhibition will host a packed-out seminar programme, with all sessions CPD accredited and approved by the Society of Operations Engineers.

The new-look programme will feature a variety of different session formats, including: keynote presentations, in-depth case study reviews of active maintenance projects, technical focused sessions on new technology, panel discussions and educational in-depth seminars from educators.

Each day will begin with a keynote presentation, with both sessions discussing the increasing role of digitalisation in modern maintenance. There has been a change in perception of the word maintenance, with digitalisation increasingly making inroads into maintenance, and offering wide-ranging potential for long-term and predictive maintenance. The maintenance function is characterised by digital services and mobile devices, such as tablets and augmented reality glasses.

But how do we know that the data needed for planning, processing and documenting maintenance measures is exchanged reliably? On day one, Gary Ingram, sales manager UK&I at conference sponsor Emerson Automation Solutions will talk on ‘Accelerating the Digitalisation Journey with Operational Certainty’.

Information Technology (IT) teams that are accustomed to working in spotless data centres now need to collaborate with Operations Technology (OT) colleagues who often work in dangerous industrial settings. What happens when OT and IT collide? On day two, Martin Walder, chairman of the Engineering and Machinery Alliance (EAMA) and well-known in industry as VP for Industry at Schneider UK will talk on ‘Merging IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operational Technology) to Maximise the Potential of Digitalisation’.

Also on day one, Bassey O Bassey, a flow assurance engineer from Cranfield University, specialising in petroleum production optimisation, will talk on operations maintenance in oil storage and offloading facilities.

The full programme will be available from August 2019.

Jos Diamond, event manager at Maintec 2019, says: “We have heavily invested in our programme this year to focus on delivering a technical and educational programme filled with experts from the maintenance and reliability industry. The sessions will be centred around real-life case studies and have practical and technical take-aways for attendees to learn from.”

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Adam Offord

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