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Reliability & Maintenance Week: Conference Program 2010

Reliability & Maintenance Week

22 – 24 November 2010

Pre-Conference Seminar

Monday 22 November 2010

Session 0.1.1

Pre-conference Seminar: Addressing the skills shortage in engineering in South Africa
Chairlady: Professor Yvonne du Plessis, Department of Human Resources Management, University of Pretoria

09h00 – 09h30

The new workforce – what does it look like and what are they looking for?
Samuel Isaacs, CEO, South African Qualifications Authority

09h30 – 10h00

Where and how do you find the young talent of today?
Carol Hondonga, Recruitment and Talent Manager, Southern Africa, Rio Tinto

10h00 – 10h30

Ensuring by skilling up, you are not losing out – keep your staff through incentive programmes
David Sand, CEO, UWIN IWIN

11h00 – 11h30

MerSETA’s perspective on the future of engineering skills development in Southern Africa
Dr Raymond Patel, CEO, merSETA

11h30 – 12h00

How is equipment reliability impacted by engineering and artisan skills?
Mike Macrae, Manager: Oil, Gas and Chemical Manufacturing, Artisan’s Skills Training Project, Sasol Synfuels

12h00 – 12h30

The challenge of recruitment: what measures to take to make headhunting easier
Niteske Marshall, Managing Director, Network Recruitment

A skills audit discussion: The reality?
Chairlady: Tamara Parker, Senior Manager, Accenture

13h30 – 15h00

This will be a panel of engineering association representatives will address  the day to day reality of the skill shortage in the large industrial plant/operational marketplace.


  • Viv Crone, South African Institute of Electrical Engineering Council
  • Dean Griffin, South African Asset Management Association
  • Manfred Johannes, President, SAINT

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday 23 November 2010

Session 1.1.0

General: Opening/Keynote: Bridging the Gap between Strategy and Implementation
Chairman: Iggy Sathekge, Executive Manager: Productivity Strategic Leadership, ProductivitySA

09h00 – 09h30

Modifying the “culture of management” so that reliability standards become management priority for effective and reliable productivity
Simphiwe Makhathini, Chief Director of Energy, Department of Public Enterprises
(on behalf of Minister of Public Enterprises, Malusi Gigaba)

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further information 

09h30 – 10h00

How will the current lack of maintenance affect the African economy in the next 5-10 years: The economists perspective
Chris Hart, Chief Economist, Investment Solutions

10h00 – 10h30

Increase your profit: World Class Maintenance for World Class Manufacturing
Thomas Ålund, Senior Consultant, Idhammar AB, Sweden

10h30 – 11h00

How City Power instituted its internationally benchmarked asset management programme: restorations, condition monitoring, reliability and maintenance
Silas Zimu, Consultant, City Power

Maintenance Master classes

11h15 – 11h45

Developing a maintenance management system for high pressure piping
Hannes Viljoen, Maintenance Facilitator, Steinmuller Engineering Services

11h45 – 12h15

Condition assessment of high-voltage apparatus
Dr David Hilder, Regional Sales Manager, Haefely Test AG

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further information 

12h15 – 12h45

Predictive Maintenance – How modern infrastructure and tools can turn data into information and increase uptime
Mr Andy Coward, Senior Consultant – Advanced Solutions, Honeywell Process Solutions

Session 1.1.1

Standards: What do they mean for Africa?
Chairlady: Sy Gourrah, President, AMEU

13h00 – 13h30

The simple way to understanding the PAS55 standard and incorporating it into your strategy planning
Alan Tait, President, South African Asset Management Association

13h30 – 14h00

Case Study: City of Cape Town’s experiences in reaching international operational benchmarks
Floris Mostert, Head: Electrical Support Services, City of Cape Town

14h00 – 14h30

How to institute plant and operational KPIs to increase plant availability
Farouk Khan, Maintenance Support Services Manager, Rand Water

Session 1.2.1

Preventative Maintenance: prevention is better than cure
Chairman: Mike Cary, Vice President, SAIEE

15h00 – 15h30

How to justify and prioritise maintenance requirements throughout an organisation
Gerrit Teunissen, General Manager, City Power

15h30 – 16h00

Maximising your asset management systems to enhance your business processes
Andre Bekker, Chief Engineer, Eskom

16h00 – 16h30

A maintenance process flow introduced at Kelvin Power to move from corrective planned maintenance
William Calder, Maintenance Manager, Kelvin Power

16h30 – 17h00

The process of dealing with the EDI backlog: can we catch up?
Dr Willem de Beer, Chief Operations Officer, EDI Holdings

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday 24 November 2010

Session 2.1.1

Understanding Asset maintenance and what it can do for your business
Chairman: Alistair Meyer, General Manager, Nynas

08h00 – 09h00

The energy sector – “Transformed”
Johan Grovik, Marketing Manager, Nynas

09h00 – 09h30

Asset lifecycle management: ways of achieving full life and reducing total cost of ownership
Obbie Lephauphau, Asset Manager, Sasol Mining

09h30 – 10h00

Ensuring service delivery: What is your backup plan when power fails?
Jaco du Plooy, Technical Manager: Eaton Power Quality, Products and Services

10h00 – 10h30

Improving gearbox efficiency and reliability using high performance gear oils
Leslie Barker, Chief Engineering Advisor and Head of Tribology, Eskom

Session 2.2.1

Reducing your risk of unnecessary capital outlay
Chairman: Jacques Venter, Business Unit Manager for Maintenance, Mondi

11h00 – 11h30

Managing and understanding risk within an asset management environment 
Dean Griffin, Head of Consulting, Pragma

11h30 – 12h00

Proactive planning for preventative maintenance: reducing downtime and saving money by employing non-destructive testing to identify faults in your system
Shawn Crous, Senior Machinery Inspector, Anglo American

12h00 – 12h30

The benefits of applying a defined maintenance management system
Deon Stans, Group Leader- Maintenance Engineering, Steinmuller Engineering Services

Maintenance Master classes

12h45 – 13h15

Lubrication Management Solutions
Philip Loock, Fluidlink Executive, Engen Petroleum Fluidlink

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further information 

13h15 – 13h45

Fluke’s approach to rotating machinery maintenance – Vibration analysis done for you, getting the answers you need NOW
Pradeep Ravinadranathan, Technical Sales Manager – Middle East & Africa Fluke Europe

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further information 

Session 2.3.0

Reliability-centred Maintenance
Chairman: To be advised

14h00 – 14h30

Reliability Simulation
Professor Krige Visser, Graduate School of Technology Management, University of Pretoria

14h30 – 15h00

Maintaining Maintenance standards and stability in an ever-changing environment
Joe Naude, Chief Engineer – Operations, Pretoria Portland Cement Company

15h00 – 15h30

Case study: The Alaskan experience – online condition monitoring and reliability-centred maintenance
Peter Stock, Independent Reliability Consultant, USA

16h00 – 17h00

Closing Panel: RCM – your answer to effective operations


  • Tommy Thomson, Maintenance Superintendent, Rand Refinery
  • Piet van der Merwe, Chief Engineer, Eskom
  • Saras Moodley, Reliability Manager, Engen Petroleum
  • Phuti Ngoetjana, Senior Advisor: Reliability Basis and Condition Monitoring, Eskom
  • Willie Coetzee, Technical Services Manager, Shell Lubricants