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Replace or Maintain: The Vancouver Ship Unloader

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Original date: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
For many organizations the decision to maintain or replace an asset is of vital importance to capital budgets and investment decisions.  During this session participants will learn how an organization that owned a large ship unloader in North Vancouver decided to "Replace or Maintain?" With the need to reduce the overall cost of operation, Acuren assisted the organization through the use of many condition assessment techniques guiding the organization to make an important decision. Participants will learn about the technologies utilized during this project including: visual inspection, magnetic particle, ultrasonic thickness, airborne ultrasound, infrared, vibration, strain, and lubricant spectrography in tandem with engineering analysis and review. Chris will guide participants through the decision process to replace or maintain, and conclude with the decision that the ship loader made for its organization. 
BoK Content Source: 
MainTrain 2015
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Asset Management Framework Subject: 
02 Asset Management Decision Making, 2.01 Capital Investment Decision-Making, 04 Asset Information, 4.01 Asset Information Strategy, 06 Risk and Review, 6.05 Assets Performance & Health Monitoring
Maintenance Management Framework Subject: 
04 Tools and Tactics, 4.6 Condition Monitoring, 05 Maintenance & Reliability Engineering, 5.6 Relability Performance Measurement
Author Title: 
Reliability Engineer
Author Employer: 
Acuren Group Inc.
Author Bio: 

Chris, a professional engineer has over five years experience in mechanical and reliability engineering. Specializing in vibration diagnostics and corrective measures. He also has experience in municipal engineering, working with new and upgrading existing municipal infrastructure. Chis holds the CMVA CAT II Vibration Analyst and IR Level I certification.