Engineering, Reliability, Corrosion and Materials Track

October 27 - 30, 2019 | St. Louis, Missouri

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Engineering, Reliability, Corrosion and Materials Track

This track is organized by the Corrosion & Materials Engineering (C&ME) Committee and the Plant Engineering & Project Management Committee

Corrosion & Materials Engineering (C&ME) Committee 

The C&ME Committee collects and publishes information relative to selection and fabrication of metallic and non-metallic materials for construction, repair and protection of equipment that is reliable, safe and economic. It is the main industry forum for discussing, investigating and publishing information papers on selecting materials of construction and protection; fabricating and inspecting; analyzing damage and failures, and protecting all manner of fixed equipment against corrosion and degradation throughout various types of pulp and paper mills.

Plant Engineering & Project Management Committee

Plant Engineering and Project Management Committee works to share knowledge and provide solutions for the industry relative to all aspects of maintenance, reliability engineering and project management. It's objectives are to educate through seminars and workshops; produce technical papers related to project management, engineering, reliability and maintenance activities associated with the operation of pulp and paper mills;and provide a forum for informal exchange of information between members.  


Plant Engineering & Project Management Committee Meeting will be held on:
Monday, October 28th from 10:30am - 12:00pm 

Corrosion & Materials Engineering Committee Meeting will be held on:
Monday, October 28th from 3:30pm - 5:00pm.


Attendees are invited to participate in any of the Committee Meetings at PEERS to learn more about their activities and how to get involved.


Why Should You Attend/Learning Outcomes?

You will:

  1.   Understand common corrosion issues and learn potential solutions for your facility
  2.   Learn how to implement a successful operator essential care program
  3.   Discover new millwide water treatment options
  4.   Gain insight into sustainable solutions for corrosion protection
  5.   Learn an effective decision analysis process for material selection
Who Should Attend?

 Tuesday, Oct 29 • 8:30-10:00am

"Operator Essential Care - Keys to a Successful Program"

Presenter: Spencer Mays, T5Group LLC

Basic equipment inspections are a part of every successful reliability program. Yet many facilities struggle to effectively implement these inspections at the floor level.

Implementing a successful and sustainable Operator Essential Care program might appear easy on paper, but it is more nuanced that one might think. Having the right technology and the right inspection data is only part of the process. You also need the right culture, the right plan, and the right system of checks and balances in place to ensure that your program creates the most value for your facility.

Learn how a fully functional program can improve reliability, quality and safety, reduce waste, training and downtime, and boost job satisfaction during the Process Data & Operator Reliability Session at PEERS.

Engineering, Reliability, Corrosion and Materials Track Sessions and Presentations include:

Session Chair: James Keiser, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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