AP RMC Agenda

Event Schedule

Sample agenda from 2018 Conference in Thailand

ATTIRE: Business Casual (Pants/ jeans with Polo Shirt/ Button Shirt)

Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Time Session Speaker
8.00 – 8.30 Registration and Tea/Coffee  
8.30 - 845 Welcome Address
An overview of the conference, setting the expectations for learning & collaboration.
Santisak Thaipat
Area Business Manager, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia Chevron Lubricants
8.45 – 9.30 Improve Equipment Productivity and Reliability Through High Performance Hydraulic
Fluids Hydraulic systems take care of numerous tasks in mobile and stationary, light to very heavy equipment in countless applications. Learn in this session how advanced hydraulic fluids can help to enhance productivity of hydraulic systems, decrease fuel consumption and enable the equipment to operate more efficiently at both high and low temperature conditions.
Dr. Claudia Meister
Technical Service Manager Evonik Oil Additives Asia Pacific
9.30 – 10:15 The Impact of Synthetic Lubricants and Fluid Analysis on Improving Equipment Reliability
Learn how oil analysis can lead to improving Lubricants Product Selection of optimum viscosity synthetic oils, which leads to operating and maintenance costs reduction and vastly improving equipment reliability. Moreover, oil analysis data can also be used to optimise PM schedules for the business, without compromising reliability.
Paul Krans
Senior Reliability Supervisor Phu Bia Mining
11.45 – 13.00 Lunch  
13.00 – 14.00 Predictive Maintenance Made Easy for Critical Equipment
Having a strong Predictive Maintenance (PdM) strategy that monitors the condition of your assets is essential. Applying and integrating Thermography into PdM program helps detect and compare heat signature, early symptom of equipment damage. This session will also cover how it can be applied to electric motors and backup batteries. Armed with this knowledge, scheduled maintenance and replacement planning will keep your plant operating smoothly.
Elang Kumaran Product Marketing Engineer Fluke South East Asia
14.00 – 14.30 Why TBN is Lesser Concern in Used Oil Analysis with New Generation Oils
Since the introduction of API CJ-4, and now API CK-4 products, we have been developing products with less than 1% sulfated ash. As a result, expect to see a reduction in normal TBN numbers while the performance of the oil and drain intervals are equal or better than previous products. In this discussion, you will learn why TBN should not be as much a concern in used oil analysis with new generation oils.
Greg Croce Global Delo Technical Manager Chevron Lubricants US
14.30 – 15.00 How Particulate Contamination in Hydraulic Fluid Causes Failure Particulate contamination in hydraulics has been a long-standing problem due to the damage and system failures. In this session, you will learn from a case study investigating the impact of high particle count fluids on a high pressure hydraulic system. Get insights on different stages where impact is most significant, leading to what we know as failure.
Nathan Knotts Global Industrial Technical Manager Chevron Lubricants US
15.00 – 15.15 Afternoon Break  
15.15 – 16.00 Extracting Value from Air Intake Systems
Today’s engines require air intake systems that can do more and last longer, often in increasingly smaller spaces. In this session, you will get detailed insights into critical air intake system maintenance practices to protect your valuable plant and equipment. Learn best practice to extend filter changeout intervals, reducing unscheduled downtime with lower material and labour costs, while improving engine longevity.
Hayden Schulz National Technical Services Manager Donaldson Company
16.00 – 16.30 Micropitting Causes Macro problems in Industrial Gears
Industrial gears are susceptible to micro-pitting, which if left unchecked can lead to gear damage and disastrous equipment failure. This presentation will feature key elements of the industry recognized test (FVA-54/7), showing differentiations between commercially available general products (those claiming micropitting protection) and products with known high micropitting resistance.
Nathan Knotts Global Industrial Technical Manager Chevron Lubricants US
16.30 – 18.00 Partner Showcase Location: Foyer outside of Royal Maneeya Ballroom
18.00 – 20.00 Networking Dinner Location: Royal Maneeya Ballroom


Friday, 19 October, 2018


Time Session Speaker
8.30 – 9.15 Improve your Oil Analysis Program
Developing an effective and successful oil analysis program requires careful planning. Learn why some programs fail and some programs succeed. Also, get tips on building a good oil analysis program to increase reliability.
Andy Sitton
Co-Founder Focuslab Ltd.
9.15 – 10.00 Optimising Bucket Pin Life
Bucket pins of loaders, dozers and other heavy equipment used in the mining and quarrying industries are crucial components requiring the use of high quality greases combined with the correct maintenance regime to ensure optimised machinery uptime, reliability and production efficiency. Learn how to select the right kind of grease for your application and how to maintain your equipment to deliver optimised reliability and productivity through correct lubrication of the pins and bushes.
Sam Shatrov
Technology Applications Specialist Caltex Australia Limited
10.00 – 10.15 Morning Break  
10.15 – 11.00 Monitoring and Understanding Varnish Potential in Lube Oil
A key factor in the reliability of high speed machinery such as gas turbines, turbo compressors and integrally geared compressor is the quality and cleanliness of the lubricating oil. This case study describes how varnish formation in machine lubrication oil systems in SPRC machinery have been recognised, detected, minimised and managed in SPRC machinery, since their first experience in 2008.
Sompoj Thungsupanich
Lead Rotating Equipment Engineer Star Petroleum Refining Public Company
11.00 – 11.45 Simplifying Coolants Selection
With variety of recommendations and requirements on Coolants from different engine manufacturers and OEMs, selecting proper coolants for your fleet has become complex. This session will help you understand the importance of selecting proper coolants with appropriate maintenance for reliable performance as we review different antifreeze / coolants technologies and experiences using available major coolants for on and off-road applications in the market.
Dr. Shengchun Yan
Regional Technology Specialist Chevron Singapore
11.45 – 12.00 Closing Remarks  
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch Location: Flavors, M Floor