PIRM 2010: "Back to the Future"

The Twenty-Third Process Industry Reliability & Maintenance (PIRM) Conference being co-located with PaperCon 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga., USA, May 2-5, covers the maintenance function from several critical perspectives while focusing on basics and methodologies that have developed and evolved over more than a century. Some of business and industry's top reliability and maintenance experts examine safety, training, the future workforce, vibration analysis and control, lean manufacturing, and spares and parts management, along with other key R&M issues common to a broad spectrum of manufacturing based industries.

Several case study reports during PIRM explore how mills and plants are going "back to the future' to rediscover time-proven effectiveness and efficiencies of certain maintenance basics. A session on Tuesday morning, May 4, debunks some of the myths and stereotypes surrounding the maintenance operation.

A series of workshops woven through the conference go deep into the how-to sides of reliability and maintenance. Four of these workshop on Wednesday, May 5, look at early detection and prevention of equipment failures, basics of hydraulic systems reliability and maintenance, seven steps to optimize a lubrication program, and using vibration analysis as a trending tool.

The Early Bird registration deadline for PIRM is Monday, April 5. Contact information about sponsorship/exhibit opportunities is also available on the event's website. Attend the entire conference and receive 1.8 Continuing Education Units.