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Integrity Operating Windows In The Digital Era

Presenter: Floyd Baker
Vice President, North America, Antea
Integrity Operating Windows (IOWs) refer to predefined limits on damage mechanisms that can affect an asset’s performance. When operating variables exceed the limits defined in an IOW, it indicates that an asset might be approaching conditions that could lead to preventable damage and failure. Thus, IOWs – as per API 584 -- are an established recommended practice to ensure the integrity of complex industrial equipment, and to enhance maintenance strategies to be more proactive. In today’s digital era, as technology evolves at warp speed thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), the power and efficacy of IOWs are transforming. This presentation will discuss the importance of a holistic, unified platform for managing mechanical integrity – and how that helps inform real-time intelligence for the IOWs. Attendees will learn about the evolution of IOWs, and how a digital platform with integrated data makes it possible to receive instant notifications the moment a variable approaches the limits of the IOW. This makes it possible to address issues before they become a concern for asset failure, unplanned shutdown, or process safety. Join Floyd Baker, asset integrity expert and global keynote speaker with over 40 years of industry experience, for an informative presentation exploring the evolution of IOW in the digital era – and best practices for achieving preventive maintenance at your own facilities.
About the Presenter:

Floyd Baker is the Vice President for Antea USA. With over 39 years of experience, Floyd provides valuable insight and perspective on the digital assets and industrial internet of things. He is an Asset Integrity and Digital Strategies advisor in global communities.
Throughout his career, Floyd has developed a unique ability to explain complex digitalization strategies and AIM/RBI issues in a language that industry professionals can use to communicate to their peers. He is a keynote speaker and host at many national and international conferences and webinars on topics of AIM, RBI, Digital Twin, IIoT, and digitalization.
Prior to joining Antea, Floyd served at senior levels for end users of asset integrity management platforms. He has also served about half of his career at executive levels as a strategist/technology driver at companies providing AIM/RBI/Technology services.
His background and education are focused on emerging technologies in inspection, mechanical engineering, and materials science while his personal interests are agriculturally bound around team roping, competitive horses, and cattle.