Reliability UK, an international learning and networking conference geared towards UK reliability, maintenance and asset management professionals, will take place at Manchester’s Old Trafford Centre on Wednesday 26 September, 2018.
The keynote speaker is Formula One industry analyst Mark Gallagher, Founder and CEO of Performance Insights. Mark has worked in senior leadership roles in F1 for over 30 years, fifteen of those spent on the management boards of well-known organisations Jordan Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing and Cosworth. He is also a co-commentator and Formula One analyst for international media organisations, including the BBC and Sky Sports.
Technical speakers include Keith Edwards from Toyota Motor Manufacturing, who will explain how he used Lean approaches to move operations from reactive to proactive maintenance at the Deeside plant.
Drone-powered applications have the potential to replace manual inspection and maintenance tasks, with significant, safety and accuracy benefits. For example, while a standard wind turbine inspection currently costs around $1,500 per tower, using a drone has the potential half that. At Reliability UK, Jenny Frances, PwC’s UK Drones Programme and Project Manager Lead, will outline current applications, potential barriers and the enabling software and sensor needed to leverage this game changer.
Big data will be another hot topic. Coming from a wind energy industry background, Carles CG, a data scientist with Reliable Dynamics in Denmark, will talk about collecting usable and clean data for better predictive modelling.
The conference is dedicated to sharing best practice approaches across a spectrum of reliability tools and technologies right through to training, human observation and teamwork. Speakers will also address reliability from business and corporate social responsibility perspectives.
Engineers in industry and subject matter experts will talk about the latest developments in condition monitoring, including lubrication, ultrasound, vibration monitoring and thermal analysis.
In addition, an exhibition area will be dedicated to suppliers, showcasing their latest products and services, designed to help optimise asset lifetime and uptime.
There will also be networking opportunities to make contacts with industry peers. Delegates will be invited to participate in F1/Top Gear style simulated racing car challenges for the fastest lap. And there will be an optional tour of Manchester United’s iconic home stadium during lunch break.
TelLab has developed Reliability UK as part of its commitment to thought leadership for maintenance and reliability professionals.