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Maintenance Readiness for Greenfield and Brownfield Projects

Presenter: Eric Delorme
Director Asset Optimization NA, Ausenco
Building and commissioning a new industrial facility or improving an existing facility is both rewarding and challenging – rewarding because your company is growing and generating more revenue. It is also challenging because there are thousands of tasks that must be accomplished before revenue is generated. This is why careful planning for maintenance readiness, and long term asset management, is critical. There are multiple aspects to consider and to think about at the project viability phase and that need to be included in your project budget. At project execution there are many management and technical aspects and best practices to implement. Following the project commissioning, you also need to make sure that all the hard work done will generate the expected value, especially for the first year of operation. Many elements need to be controlled. Site personnel will be under pressure and involved in all kinds of events after the commissioning. There are high risks to develop shortcuts and other bad behaviours that will be difficult to recover later. You need people with an objective eye to evaluate the situation. You need to have experienced personnel that know about new site or project early operations and best practices. A good maintenance readiness program is key the have your capital investment providing value from the start and that can also be sustained. Maintenance Readiness is greatly reducing the risks for the business.
About the Presenter:

Eric Delorme in a mechanical engineer graduated from the University of Montreal Ecole Polytechnique with a MBA in business management from Laval University. He holds 30+ years of experience in asset management across multiple industries and geographies. Including 17 years in Asset Management Consulting. Over his career, Eric has worked with companies in primary and secondary aluminum production, mining, metals, pulp and paper, manufacturing, airports, food processing and construction. His field of practice includes mechanical engineering, project engineering, process engineering, reliability engineering, and maintenance management. Throughout his career, Eric has continuously worked on cost reduction and production capacity improvement projects and implemented new techniques and tools. He has conducted reliability benchmarks and developed improvement action plans related to maintenance and reliability strategy, business processes, planning and scheduling, equipment maintenance programs, shutdown management, bad-actor management programs, Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA), Key Performance Indicators (KPI), change management, and more. Eric worked many years for Alcoa Deschambault Smelter that won in 2002 the North American Maintenance Excellence (NAME) Award. He has been involved in maintenance readiness projects from both the owner and consulting side.