CALL FOR PAPERS: 2017 AFPM Reliability and Maintenance Conference

AFPM, June 16, 2016

AFPM is seeking workshop presenters for the 2017 Reliability & Maintenance Conference. If you have done something novel, implemented a new technology, learned an especially valuable lesson, or improved your organization’s effectiveness, the Program Committee invites you to present your results in a workshop and then facilitate a discussion among the attendees. A significant portion of the 75-minute session should be devoted to this dialogue. 

The program committee is seeking presentations for the following categories:

  • Benchmarking
  • Capital project execution
  • CMMS improvements
  • Case studies
  • Contracting strategies
  • Corrosion – problems and prevention
  • Crafts
  • Electrical
  • Emerging best practices (willing to share with attendees)
  • Employee retention
  • Environmental
  • Equipment health monitoring
  • Equipment reliability
  • Fundamentals of reliability and maintenance
  • Inspection technologies
  • Instrumentation reliability and maintenance
  • KPI’s
  • Lessons learned (incorporating)
  • Life cycle engineering
  • Maintenance Planning and Scheduling (MPS) (best practices)
  • Maintenance strategies
  • Maintenance technologies
  • Mechanical integrity
  • Multi-skilling
  • New technology
  • Operating envelopes
  • Operations’ role in turnarounds
  • Operator-driven reliability
  • Planning & scheduling
  • Process Safety 
  • Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • Procurement strategies
  • Productivity improvements
  • Project engineering best practices
  • Project management
  • Reliability (RBI, RCM, etc.)
  • Repair technologies
  • Root-cause failure analysis
  • Safety
  • Shale Oil Processing 
  • Training
  • Turnarounds
  • Wireless controls
  • Workforce issues
  • Work identification/approval

Abstracts proposed by operating companies or those with a firm operating company commitment to co-author (i.e. will contain operating company’s perspective) and abstracts highlighting new technology that has been implemented will have a significant advantage over similar paper proposals (all else being equal). This is not a guarantee that the abstract will be selected for the conference. Case Study abstracts which include refiners are highly desired.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete and submit the SUBMISSION FORM.  Priority deadline for submissions is August 17, 2016.


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