Process Management & Control Special Interest Group
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Asset management software to optimise maintenance in a biotech facility

Date From: 18 October 2012
Description: A 30 minute online presentation arranged by IChemE's Process Management & Control Special Interest Group and delivered by David Hillyer, Eli Lilly and Co. Ltd.
Event Type: Webinar
Venue: Online 09:00 BST
Organiser: Process Management & Control Special Interest Group
Contact Name: Sue Deacon
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Asset Management Software (AMS) is a predictive maintenance application for instrumentation and control valves. Its use helps to improve equipment availability and allows a maintenance team to easily monitor field device health and resolve potential issues before they become costly problems. AMS, along with a self-documenting calibrator, provides a fully automated calibration process.

AMS allowed a radical change to the maintenance process and saved 2000 man-hours per year of maintenance costs. Also, the move away from time-based maintenance significantly increased plant availability. This presentation describes the implementation of AMS in a biotech facility, taking advantage of the Distributed Control System and the Foundation Fieldbus SMART field instrumentation, and summarizes the technology used and the benefits achieved.

Automation engineers, reliability engineers, maintenance planners, control technicians, plant managers, engineering managers will find this webinar particularly relevant but all engineers in process management will find it of interest.

Delegates will gain an understanding in the implementation of an Asset Management system, the approach taken with adopting a new technology and the benefits seen from the technology.

About the presenter

As an automation engineer, David Hillyer has over 10 years experience in successfully supporting and implementing automation systems in the United Kingdom. His experience covers industries including pharmaceutical and chemicals, and a member of the ISA and IET. David is a graduate of the Open University in the UK with a First Class Honours degree in Information Technology and Computing.

This webinar is free of charge and open to all. 

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The webinar takes place at 09:00 BST 19:00 EDT 16:00 MYT 

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Format: 30-minute presentation followed by Q&A.

Software: The presentation will be delivered via GoToWebinar®.

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