Technical Sessions

Concurrent Technical Sessions are a 45-minute presentations by professionals in the industry with topics aligning to the four themes - Asset & Risk Management, Asset Integrity, Leadership in Engineering, and RAMS(Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Safety).

Engr. Marc David Ke

CAMA, CPAM, CMRP, RME, PMP

Asset Management Mgr., Manila Water PV Inc.

About

Engr. Marc David Ke is a certified asset management professional with over a decade of experience in engineering and physical asset management. He is the first Filipino certified asset management assessor, and his expertise includes asset operations, maintenance, and design of assets from the industry sector of Water Utility and Oil&Gas. In recent years, Marc has been involved in the implementation of a large digitization project using SAP from the top water utility sectors in the Philippines. The implementation of an enterprise asset management tool such as SAP provides organizations with several benefits, including real-time insights, predictive analytics, accurate asset reporting, end-to-end asset lifecycle management, and a holistic view of the entire operation. These benefits result in greater efficiencies, reduced downtime, and increased asset lifespan.

Sessions

Day 1

Oct. 6, 2023  (Conference Room 1)

Topic

Challenges in Implementing an Enterprise Asset Management System in the Water Utility Sector

Challenges in Implementing an Enterprise Asset Management System in the Water Utility Sector

Speaker: Engr. Marc David Ke, CPAM, CMRP, CAMA

Abstract

Enterprise asset management (EAM) is essential for controlling physical assets, maximizing value, reducing costs, and improving productivity, quality, and environmental protection in the water utility sector. Implementing an EAM system based on SAP and ISO 55000 standards is challenging due to cost, complexity, and training requirements.

This paper addresses EAM system implementation difficulties in the water utility sector and emphasizes benefits like optimized asset use, cost savings, enhanced quality, safety, and environmental protection. Successful implementation relies on careful planning, change management, and selecting suitable EAM software and service providers.

The chosen software must align with water utility industry needs and integrate with existing systems, with proper training for employees. An asset management strategy should be established, identifying key assets, creating maintenance plans, and setting performance metrics. Risk management plans are vital.

Fostering a culture of continuous improvement is crucial, using performance metrics to track efficiency and identify areas for enhancement. Regular reviews and audits ensure compliance with sector requirements.

In conclusion, implementing EAM in the water utility industry requires thorough planning, change management, appropriate software selection, training, and a robust asset management strategy. EAM’s significance for sustainable operations underscores the need for effective implementation through comprehensive asset management practices.

Schedule

Day 1

October 6, 2023 | 11:15 -12:00 nn (Conference Room 1)

Engr. Robinson Abella Salenga II

CE, ME, MPM®, FAAPM®, CIPM, CLSSYB, ARPM®, FCCP

Project Manager, Maynilad Water Services, Inc.

 

About

Mr. Robinson has over 20 years in practicing Civil Engineering profession from Contractor to Consultancy level, involved in preparation of proposal both in tender form and letter of intent and works previously from contractor, consultants and clients.

Sessions

Day 1

Oct. 6, 2023  (Conference Room 1)

Topic

    Project Leader: Equipped and Enriched (Advantage of Project Leaders with Certification and Software-based PM Tools)

Topic

Project Implementation and Strategies for Upgrading of Online Plants

Day 2

Oct. 7, 2023  (Conference Room 2)

Topic

  Monitoring Critical Project in the New Normal (When Plan B is as effective as Plan A)

Project Leader: Equipped and Enriched (Advantage of Project Leaders with Certification and Software-based PM Tools)

Abstract

This presentation aims to explore the qualifications and distinctive roles of a Project Leader that set them apart from their peers. Often, individuals become project leaders through indirect routes, starting as team managers and progressing to managing entire projects. Having prior work experience provides valuable technical understanding and helps build a broader network of contacts.

An undergraduate degree in management serves as a foundation for aspiring project leaders, providing crucial management and human resources skills. Postgraduate education can further enhance their technological expertise.

Practical on-the-job training and networking with peers and professionals contribute to a project leader’s knowledge and experience. Advancement to a senior management position is contingent on the engineer’s performance, years of service, and effectiveness. This promotion entails increased responsibilities and a higher salary.

In summary, the qualifications of a project leader play a vital role in project success and are essential for career advancement in this field.

Schedule

Day 1

October 6, 2023 | 10:30 -11:15 (Conference Room 1)

Project Implementation and Strategies for Upgrading of Online Plants

Abstract

This presentation abstract focuses on the challenges and strategies involved in upgrading existing large-scale water treatment plants to meet evolving requirements and maintain continuous operation. As these plants age, their efficiency may decrease, impacting water supply and revenue generation. Upgrading requires expertise in project management, procurement, asset management, and emerging technologies. The study highlights the development of specific strategies, methods, and tools for project management in online water treatment plants, considering significant risks not encountered in greenfield projects.

The project discusses three crucial phases: Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management, with a five-year overall schedule that successfully managed risks, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Utilizing international FIDIC contracts and collaborative efforts between owners and engineers, the upgrade resulted in a more resilient, lower carbon, and operational plant, recognized with the Contracts Project of the Year award in the FIDIC Contract Users’ Awards for 2022. The project’s success showcases the infrastructure sector’s ability to improve vital facilities while adapting to changing conditions.

Schedule

Day 1

October 6, 2023 | 02:15 -03:00 (Conference Room 1)

Monitoring Critical Project in the New Normal (When Plan B is as effective as Plan A)

Abstract

Amidst the economic challenges brought on by the pandemic, critical and major projects have faced significant obstacles, such as reduced workforce, disruptions in supplies and materials production, and shifting resources towards healthcare compliance. To ensure project continuity, several critical scenarios demanded attention, including varying protocols, construction and economic market conditions, cost and working capitals, manpower resources, and project management approaches.

Mitigation and remedial strategies were meticulously developed and tested, incorporating basic project management principles and technological advancements. The combination of these strategies, along with available resources, proved to be effective and efficient in progressing projects during the pandemic and amidst quarantine restrictions.

The project team focused on key criteria, such as timely delivery, criticality, and importance of the project, proper manpower deployment, resource allocation, compliance with health and safety protocols, and adherence to limited time and cost constraints.

Ultimately, successful project outcomes hinged on proper resource management and seamless coordination among the project team, enabling the attainment of required deliverables despite external constraints.

Schedule

Day 2

October 7, 2023 | 10:30 -11:15 (Conference Room 1)

Engr. Billy Joe Marcelo, RECE

Engineering Head, Coca-Cola Beverages Phils. Inc.

About

Billy has 12+ years of experience in maintenance and spare parts management. He has worked in a variety of roles, including SAP PM Coordinator, Maintenance Elite Coordinator, and currently  as the Engineering Head of Sta Rosa Plant. In his current role as Engineering Head at Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc, he is responsible for CAPEX projects, including project scoping and implementation, installation and commissioning, and start-up of new production lines, warehouse buildings, water treatment and waste water plants, process equipments, boilers, refrigeration systems, air compressors, and other related industrial equipments.

Sessions

Day 1

Oct. 6, 2023  (Conference Room 1)

Topic

LEAN Maintenance tools and application to improve Manpower utilization of a Maintenance Function

LEAN Maintenance tools and application to improve Manpower utilization of a Maintenance Function

Speaker: Engr. Billy Joe Marcelo, RECE

Abstract

A brief introduction or review of LEAN Maintenance principles and tools, Its application on the Process improvement of a Maintenance Function. A case study was carried out in a Maintenance Department of Coca – Cola Beverages Philippines that embraced LEAN Maintenance principles and applied to its process as answer to their problem on excessive utilization of Manpower. Application of LEAN tools such as Value Steam mapping, Spaghetti Diagram, Wrench Time Study are used to identify wastes. 5S, Root Cause Analysis, Work Standardization, SMED, and TPM methods are used to improve. DMAIC approach is used as the overall guide in problem solving and improving. The Aim of this presentation is to share experience and best practices in implementing such programs to reach out and help Maintenance Organizations seeking to improve their own processes. Through Leadership in Engineering, we can make it happen.

Schedule

Day 1

October 6, 2023 | 02:15 -03:00 (Conference Room 1)

Ahmed Danish, CMRP, CRE,

Chief Executive Officer, OEE Consult

About

20 Years of management experience for multi-cultural, multi-discipline personnel in multinational organization environments. Leading, mentoring, and achieving required growth and development results both internally and externally within customer organizations. Leading and managing complex projects as well as multiple simulations projects.

25 years of technical maintenance and reliability assistance and consultancy to a multitude of local and international companies.

Maintenance strategy review and development expert with experience in Oil and Gas, Power, Cement, Steel, Chemical processing, Metals processing and food industries.

Doctor of Industrial Engineering, Contributor to ISO 55000, Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional, Certified Engineer, Certified Facilitator, Certified Culture Change and Change Management program designer and implementer, Certified Vibration Analyst, Certified Presenter, Consultant.

Asset Integrity Management Systems (AIMS), RCM, SRCM, FMEA, RBI, Maintenance Strategy Development, Inventory Management and Optimization, Criticality Assessment, Reliability Availability Maintainability and Safety (RAMS), RCA, RCFA.

Sessions

Day 2

Oct. 6, 2023  (Conference Room 1)

Topic

Risk, Between Misconception, Reality and Practical Application

Risk, Between Misconception, Reality and Practical Application

Speaker: Dr. Ahmed Danish, CMRP, CRE

Abstract

The understanding of risk in industry has been clouded by generations of misapplication and lack of
understanding of the fundamentals of the risk areas.

Additionally, the application of cookie cutter approaches to the estimation of residual risk puts many industrial facilities at risk due to the dilution effect of applying variables like probability of occurrence and detectability values in areas where they need not be applied.

It is fundamentally important to understand the correct application of severity evaluations, risk evaluations and risk priority numbers in areas of risk withing the enterprise.

Schedule

Day 1

October 6, 2023 | 11:15 -12:00 nn (Conference Room 1)

Engr. Ruben Celestial RME, MMEng

RME, MMEng.

Asset Integrity and Maintenance Consultant

About

Engr. Ruben Celestial, RME, ME, is a highly skilled professional with over 25 years of experience in the cryogenic, refinery, chemical, petrochemical, and power plant industry. His expertise covers both rotating and static equipment, and he excels in plant commissioning, project management, and turn-around maintenance (TAM) systems. As an owner of PM/CM programs based on SAP systems, Ruben has effectively minimized breakdown maintenance by optimizing available resources. In his previous role as Manager for Asset Integrity at JGSOC, he ensured compliance with international and local standards, developing corrosion mitigation programs and reliable inspection strategies.  With a Master’s in Engineering, specializing in Mechanical Engineering, he brings invaluable knowledge and a track record of successful project completions to every endeavor.

Sessions

Day 1

Oct. 6, 2023  (Conference Room 1)

Topic

Importance of Inspection Data Management Systems (IDMS) and Risk Based Inspection Software

A. Professor Carlos Bañon

About

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Sessions

Day 1

July 23, 2023 12.00-13.00 (Conference Room 1)

Day 2

July 24, 2023 12.00-13.00 (Conference Room 3)

Day 3

July 23, 2023 12.00-13.00 (Conference Room 4)

Importance of Inspection Data Management Systems (IDMS) and Risk Based Inspection Software

Speaker: Engr. Ruben Celestial, RME, MMEng.

Abstract

The purpose of Asset Integrity is to ensure the effective maintenance of assets, maximizing their value, profitability, and returns while prioritizing personnel, equipment, and environmental safety. The role involves inspecting static equipment used in handling hazardous chemicals.

Corrosion, a natural process causing material deterioration through reactions with the environment, is a significant concern. The World Corrosion Organization estimates global corrosion costs at US$2.5 trillion yearly, with preventive techniques capable of eliminating 25% of this expense.

To improve asset management, IDMS and RBI Software are implemented to digitize inspection records and calculate remaining asset life. This effort requires collaboration from management, operations, safety, and maintenance teams.

Benefits of IDMS and RBI include electronic asset databases, automated PDCA cycles with email and SAP notifications, risk-based inspection frequency evaluations, and real-time dashboards for prioritized assets. The system alignment with SAP and its potential extension to other plants within the conglomerate further enhance overall company operations.

The advantages extend to safe and reliable data management, understanding equipment failure risks, tracking asset events, utilizing advanced dashboards, computing remaining asset life, assessing risk through RBI, identifying critical equipment, and more.

IDMS offers various modules, such as Flange Management, RCM for rotating assets, Pipeline Management, and Safety Integrity. These benefits highlight the value of implementing IDMS for optimal asset integrity and company-wide performance improvement.

Schedule

Day 1

October 6, 2023 | 10:30 -11:15 (Conference Room 1)

Mr. Jules Oudmans

Co-Founder – UReason

About

Jules Oudmans is one of the co-founders of UReason, a provider of software technology products and services enabling companies to quickly create intelligent applications that automate complex reasoning on streaming data and events.

Jules has a background in AI starting in the nineties and has been involved many times in the past 25 years in prognostic and predictive programs that ensure asset integrity for critical assets and critical processes. Specialty application areas are Fault Management and Predictive Maintenance. He has set vision and supported early adaptors of A.I. and co-visionaries in Oil & Gas, Petro(chemical), Utilities, Pulp & Paper, Defence and Telecom industries at companies such as Halliburton, BP, Motorola, Siemens, Shell, Cargill, LyondellBasell and BG/Transco.

Sessions

Day 1

Oct. 6, 2023 |03:15 – 04:00 pm (Conference Room 1)

Topic

Reliability as a Service: Empowering Control Valve Asset Reliability through Data-Driven Insights

Reliability as a Service: Empowering Control Valve Asset Reliability through Data-Driven Insights (VILT)

Speaker: Jules Oudmans

Abstract

In the realm of IT, the paradigms of Infrastructure, Platform, and Software as a Service have long been established. Reliability as a Service takes inspiration from these models and extends their principles to bolster the fundamental tasks and workflows of maintenance and reliability management, encompassing:

Risk Management: This facet caters to the needs of Reliability Engineers and Maintenance Managers who must diligently discern asset-related risks and proactively mitigate these risks to safeguard both the operational process and product quality.

Life Cycle Asset Management: Under this framework, the focus shifts towards the meticulous planning of asset reliability, encompassing the identification of inspection requirements, value-added preventive maintenance protocols, and strategic replacement planning to optimize the asset’s lifespan.

Optimization: The third dimension revolves around identifying and mitigating production losses, as well as curtailing excessive maintenance expenditures, thus ensuring a more efficient and cost-effective operational landscape.

Join our on-line session at the APM 4.0 LEAD Conference and Exhibition 2023 to learn how you can turn data you already store in your process historians into actionable insights for reliability and maintenance management. 

Schedule

Day 1

October 6, 2023 | 03:15 – 04:00 pm (Conference Room 1)

Engr. Edwin Heredia

RME, MSc Mfg. Mgmt. 

Independent Internal Verifier

About

Experienced Mechanical Engineer focused on technical training in the field of mechanical maintenance and machine shop operations, capable of managing Human Capital’s Learning and Development, OPITO Competency Management System (CMS) and ISO Quality Management System (QMS) implementation. Qualified Trainer-Assessor and Internal Verifier in an industrial organization that sets up a Competency-Based Training (CBT) system.

Sessions

Day 1

Oct. 6, 2023  (Conference Room 1)

Topic

Plant Maintenance Workforce’ Certification Initiative Adopting Competency-Based Assessment

Plant Maintenance Workforce’ Certification Initiative Adopting Competency-Based Assessment

Speaker: Engr. Edwin Heredia, RME, MSc Mfg. Mgmt.

Abstract

This study investigated the process in designing and formulating implementation framework in initiating internal certification of an Industrial Organization for its plant maintenance workforce, Plant Maintenance Mechanics (PMM). The framework design had been linked to the principle of Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) for adoption. Action research (AR) and its four-step cyclic process (Planning, Acting, Observing and Reflecting) was utilized as an approach in structuring this study paper.

Plant maintenance organizational competency goals had been identified with the participation of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) through Developing-A-Curriculum (DACUM) workshop. DACUM is a model that had been used as tool in conducting Job and Tasks Analysis (JTA) in identifying and breaking down key duties and tasks of PMM’s role.

A mechanical maintenance Competency Standard (CS) for PMM role had been developed and generated as outcome of DACUM-JTA. Competency Standard specifies the task-element and performance criteria (PC) that a PMM shall be qualified for a certification. Workplace competency-based assessment (CBA) requires mechanical maintenance’ CS for verifying the performances of PMM and competency conforming to Plant maintenance standards during assessment process. In the perspective of Competency-Based Training (CBT), a CS is significant in selecting learning contents that enable a PMM to function as mechanical maintenance personnel.

The formulated framework in initiating internal certification for plant maintenance workforce is dependent on CS. Task element and PC specified in the CS were baseline data in validating PMM’s competencies and in further designing training interventions and competency assessment tools. Internally certifying PMM is an organizational initiative that addresses quality maintenance performances measured on a basis of an organizational CS. Therefore, a workplace CBA process adopted for certification shall be aligned with the CS.

Schedule

Day 1

October 6, 2023 | 02:15 -03:00 (Conference Room 1)

Engr. Daryl Homer Ramos

RME, PME

AVP, Performance Reliability and Asset Management

About

Homer is a distinguished energy professional with a wealth of expertise in performance reliability, asset management, and strategic planning. Throughout his career, he has held key leadership roles at SN Aboitiz Power, where his exceptional skills have made a lasting impact on the energy sector.

As the Assistant Vice President of Performance Reliability and Asset Management, Homer demonstrated an unparalleled ability to implement effective asset management strategies. He spearheaded the optimization of plant operations and played a crucial role in coordinating with various government and regulatory bodies to ensure compliance and proper utilization of resources for power generation. Notably, Homer’s innovative approach included introducing threats to generation program and driving efficiency improvements through the CMMS system.

Homer’s academic journey began at the University of the Philippines – Diliman, where he served as an Instructor, contributing to the development of future engineers and making valuable contributions to the Renewable and Recoverable Energy Laboratory.

Homer’s commitment to innovation, sustainability, and continuous improvement has consistently played a pivotal role in shaping successful energy operations. His expertise has not only earned him recognition within the industry but also contributed significantly to the reliability and efficiency of renewable power generation facilities specifically in the construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance of Hydroelectric plants.

Sessions

Day 1

Oct. 6, 2023  (Conference Room 1)

Topic

Asset Condition Assessment and Threats To Generation: Tools for Asset Risk Management

Asset Condition Assessment and Threats To Generation: Tools for Asset Risk Management

Speaker: Engr. Daryl Homer Ramos, RME, PME

Abstract

Hydroelectric power plants involve significant capital investments, and effective maintenance is essential for extending the lifespan of equipment. Through routine inspections, condition monitoring, and timely repairs, potential issues can be identified early, allowing for proactive maintenance interventions. This approach helps minimize wear and tear, delays the need for costly replacements, and maximizes the lifespan of hydroelectric assets.

The Asset Condition Assessment and Threats to Generation are critical tools to help our asset managers make the proper recommendations and decisions. Both tools will support the Asset Risk Management by making sure we have a proper measure of the asset condition and comparing it on the short-, medium- and long-term threats that our plants are currently experiencing or will experience in the future.

With the help of digitized tools and data science we will be able to a make a proper Asset Management Strategy and forecast potential capital investments down the road.

The goal of the presentation is to show a high-level overview of this process using a hydroelectric power plant as an example for the case study.

Schedule

Day 1

October 6, 2023 | 02:15 -03:00 (Conference Room 1)

Engr. Dario Macatangay

PE, PEE, MSc EE

Independent Protection & Controls Engineer – Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution Consultant

About

Engr. Dario Macatangay is a seasoned Protection & Controls Engineer specializing in Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution. With a background in Electrical Design for Power Plants, Substations, and Physical Layouts, he offers expertise in project planning, design, and implementation. Proficient in Power Systems Analysis, he excels in Short Circuit Studies, Protective Relay Settings, and Power Flow Calculations. Engr. Macatangay’s mastery extends to resolving complex Voltage Problems and conducting Arc Flash Analysis. A licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia, USA, and a PEE in the Philippines, he holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University. With contributions to industry leaders like Energy Development Corp., Dominion Energy, and National Power Corporation, Engr. Macatangay is a global professional committed to engineering excellence in Protection & Controls.

Sessions

Day 1

Oct. 6, 2023  (Conference Room 1)

Topic

Motor Bus Transfer – A Reliability Improvement Challenge

Motor Bus Transfer - A Reliability Improvement Challenge

Speaker: Engr. Dario Macatangay PE, PEE, MSc EE

Abstract

One aspect of effective Asset Management includes the ability to institute a means for reliable power supply for a well design and economic operations of plant equipment in Power and Industrial Plants. The motors providing motion and means of electro-mechanical energy transfer to essential plant loads belong to the electro-magnetic-mechanical equipment worthy of Asset Management attention.

Induction motors are essential source of motion in the day-to-day operation of power plants to support power generation or in industrial plants to support many processes. In plants with critical power loads, they must remain operational during loss of power source to drive them. To address this requirement, at least two (2) independent power supply must be readily available with a control system that will allow fast transfer of power sources.

A practical means to institute a bump less power transfer scheme is to utilize the ability of induction motors to maintain a voltage and minimal frequency decay for a few cycles (1 second = 60 cycles) due to the energy stored in their magnetic fields upon loss of power. Group of motors are transferred simultaneously using a common bus, that’s why the bump less transfer uses the term “motor bus fast transfer” in power and industrial plants protection and control applications.

The coast down time of high inertia load induction motor will be slower than the coast down time for low inertia load induction motor. Therefore, the probability of success for bump less transfer is higher on high-capacity high inertia induction motor with slower voltage and frequency decay than small capacity low inertia induction motor with faster voltage and frequency decay. The higher the load on the motors, the faster the motor bus frequency will decay. The phase angle between the lost bus and the incoming bus with healthy source increases as the frequency decays. This phase angle variation and the voltage difference between the incoming and outgoing buses dictates the effectiveness of the protection and control scheme to allow a safe and fast motor bus transfer.

There are benefits and economic savings gained employing a fast motor bus transfer. There are two identified benefits – (a) the ability of the motors to ride-through during occurrences of main power source outage and (b) fast transfer to allow continuous motor operations during plant maintenance shutdown. The benefits are justified based on the economics brought by automated processes, safety to personnel, loss of motor driving essential loads during loss of power, and improved reliability.

Microprocessor based relays with proven reliability and success specifically tailored for the application must be used to help motors to ride through a temporary disturbance and allow desired motor operations during scheduled preventive maintenance. The relays forming the control system should have a wider delta-frequency limit to allow a much better chance for effective bus transfer. The combination of relays used must be able to detect or predict the upcoming fault event timely, detect the faulty incoming condition, allow, and initiate motor bus transfer. With the proper choice of relays with smart algorithms and a well-designed transfer scheme, immediate restoration of power supply to motors allowing them to recover with no undesired trip is absolutely made possible.

Schedule

Day 2

October 7, 2023 | 03:15 -04:00 (Conference Room 1)

Engr. Jayson Carganilla, RME

Materials, Corrosion, and Inspection Engineer

About

With over 20 years of experience in the Energy business and Heavy Industries, specializing in Mechanical, Materials, Corrosion, Inspection, Operations & Maintenance, Project Management & Engineering in demanding environments such as the Oil, Gas, Power & Water industry, he has built an impressive expertise portfolio. His experience ranges from Operations & Maintenance (Asset Management), Engineering Design to Project Management & Consulting. He excels in conceptualizing designs, negotiating contracts, and overseeing project delivery, coordination, execution, and communication to ensure success.

Over the years, he has honed his business management skills, establishing strong relationships with Vendors, Suppliers, Contractors, Internal, and External stakeholders. A skilled leader and coach, he guides project teams towards the company’s strategic direction, both in-house and contracted staff.

Sessions

Panelist

Oct. 7, 2023  (Plenary Session)

Day 2

Oct. 7, 2023 (Conference Room 1)

Introduction to the Basic Concepts and Elements of Asset Integrity

Speaker: Engr. Jayson Carganilla, RME

Abstract

Introduction to the Fundamental Concepts and Elements of Asset Integrity is an enlightening presentation tailored to the Philippine context. This session offers a straightforward introduction to the fundamental principles of maintaining asset integrity and safety within industries prevalent in the Philippines, such as energy, manufacturing, and infrastructure.

Exploring the significance of asset integrity, the presentation provides a brief history and defines its relevance within the local landscape to underpin its role in sustaining efficient and safe operations. Attendees will gain knowledge on how effective asset integrity management contributes to minimizing disruptions, improving reliability and availability. By absorbing these core concepts, attendees will be empowered to appreciate the practical importance of asset integrity in ensuring the resilience and success of their respective asset-based enterprise.

This presentation serves as a valuable primer for individuals seeking to understand the foundational aspects of asset integrity setting the stage for further exploration and mastery of this critical discipline.

Schedule

Day 1

October 6, 2023 | 11:15 -12:00 (Conference Room 1)

Engr. Christopher Roces

RME, PME

Reliability Engineer – Philippine Geothermal Production Company, Inc. 

About

Graduated in Bicol University College of Engineering with BS Mechanical Engineering.

Passed in Mechanical Engineer Licensure Exam in 2003 and as a Professional Mechanical Engineer in 2007.

With more than 20years experience in Power, Oil & Gas and Petrochemical industry on Equipment Design and Maintenance and currently working as a Reliability Engineer for Philippine Geothermal Production Company Inc. Responsible for the integrity of pressure vessels and pipelines creating inspection plans and procedures.

Sessions

Day 2

Oct. 7, 2023 | 02:15 – 03:00 (Conference Room 1)

Topic

PGPC Risk Based Inspection – A Case Study

PGPC Risk Based Inspection – A Case Study

Speaker: Engr. Christopher Roces, PME

Abstract

Stored energy in pressurized components can be dangerous when released. In the event of failure and loss of containment (LOC), it can cause harmful effects to the safety and health of workforce and host community, or irreversible damages to the environment, or result in a reputation-damaging violations. Knowing components’ conditions and validating their integrity are crucial to safely operate fixed pressurized equipment (pipelines & vessels) and manage their inherent risks.

This presentation showcases the Risk Based Inspection (RBI) process employed by Philippine Geothermal Production Company (PGPC) to safeguard against above risks in both Mak-Ban & Tiwi Geothermal fields.

The main purpose of RBI process is to develop a comprehensive inspection program that is appropriate to the risks from safety, health, environment and –as well as- economic standpoints on an equipment/component level. Such program would ensure optimum inspection efforts and resources are allocated to achieve overall reduction of risks to tolerable levels.

RBI allows plant owners to achieve above objective through:

  • systematically identifying degradation mechanisms of their plant components,
  • qualitatively or quantitatively evaluating consequences and likelihoods of failure mechanisms
    evolving into actual LOC events,
  • ranking and prioritizing the risks against company risk matrix, and
  • assigning appropriate proactive inspection strategy; along with risk mitigation plan- if needed.

Critical elements of RBI program are information and data gathering, risk assessment, inspection planning and development of mitigation plans.

Schedule

Day 2

October 7, 2023 | 02:15 – 03:00 pm (Conference Room 1)

Mr. Reginald Ventura

MLT I, MLA II

Founder and Managing Director – Transcendo Solutions Global Inc. 

About

Regie is a veteran professional with 23 years of expertise in Asset Management and Machine Reliability, focusing on World Class Lubrication Practices. He is the Founder of Transcendo Solutions Global Inc., a trailblazing company in optimizing machinery performance. Reginald holds certifications as a Machinery Lubrication Technician Level 1 and Machinery Lubricant Analyst Level II, reflecting his advanced skills in lubrication techniques and analysis. He is an Associate Member of the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) and an active contributor to the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE). With a background in Industrial Electrical Technology, Reginald’s profound grasp of machinery systems complements his technical prowess. He served as the Country Manager for the Philippines and Vietnam at Graco – USA, where his leadership amplified team success. Reginald Ventura’s enduring commitment, coupled with his diverse experiences, has established him as a driving force in advancing Asset Management and Machine Reliability through innovative lubrication practices.

Sessions

Day 2

Oct. 7, 2023 | 03:15 – 04:00 pm (Conference Room 1)

Topic

     World Class Lubrication Management: Unveiling Myths and Strategies

World Class Lubrication Management: Unveiling Myths and Strategies

Speaker: Mr. Reginald Ventura, MLT I, MLA II

Abstract

In this enlightening technical presentation, the speaker, with over two decades of expertise, delves into the realm of World Class Lubrication Management, dismantling myths and revealing effective strategies. The central theme revolves around two pivotal projects that can revolutionize Lubrication programs.

The first project underscores the significance of maintaining optimal oil quality akin to the lifeblood of machines. This entails a meticulously designed lube room, ensuring pristine oil condition to bolster equipment longevity. The second project focuses on gearbox optimization through intelligent Lubrication accessories. These accessories offer real-time feedback, a boon to seamless machine operation without compromising efficiency.

The presentation empowers attendees to discern avenues for improvement, catalyzed by setting benchmark standards to gauge their current Lubrication status. Guided by the six crucial tenets—Right Product, condition, amount, frequency, location, and personnel—participants gain insights into crafting a high-performing Lubrication program.

By the session’s culmination, attendees are equipped to identify opportunities, initiate Lubrication programs, and embark on a transformative journey towards World Class Lubrication Management.

Schedule

Day 2

October 7, 2023 | 03:15 – 04:00 pm (Conference Room 1)

Engr. Bon Jovi Matacsil

RME, MSc Mech. Eng’g., CMRP, MLE, VA Cat. II

Discipline Engineer – Rotating,  Prime Energy  Resources Dev. B.V.

About

Bon Jovi is a distinguished technical professional specializing in the maintenance and commissioning of rotating equipment. With a rich background in mechanical engineering, Bon Jovi possesses a mastery of various essential skills in this field. His expertise extends to the preventive and predictive maintenance of refinery rotating equipment, machinery alignment, vibration analysis, and mechanical seal overhauling. He is well-versed in industry standards such as API 610 for centrifugal pumps and API 686 for machinery installation.

Bon Jovi’s leadership capabilities shine through his role in coordinating teams with diverse specializations and overseeing quality assurance management. He excels in root cause failure analysis and defect elimination, offering strategic insights to optimize equipment conditions. Effective communication with contractors and vendors enables him to fast-track pending projects. Additionally, he plays a pivotal role in turnaround inspections for both rotating and stationary equipment.

Educationally, Bon Jovi holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Mapua University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Adamson University. He has earned certifications including Machinery Lubrication Engineer, Certified Vibration Analyst-Category II, and Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional. Registered as a Mechanical Engineer by the Philippine Professional Regulations Commission, Bon Jovi Matacsil’s comprehensive expertise and dedication make him a trusted authority in the realm of rotating equipment maintenance and reliability.

Sessions

Day 2

October 7, 2023 | 11:15 – 12:00 nn (Conference Room 1)

Topic

Understanding, Preventing, and Overcoming Dry Gas Seal Failures in Modern Gas Production Platform

Understanding, Preventing, and Overcoming Dry Gas Seal Failures in Modern Gas Production Platform

Speaker: Engr. Bon Jovi Matacsil, RME, MSc Mech. Eng'g., CMRP, MLE, VA Cat. II

Abstract

A Dry Gas Seal (DGS) holds a pivotal role in ensuring the safe and leak-free operation of hazardous gas compressors. Comprising a range of advanced static and dynamic sealing components, it effectively contains hazardous gases within the compressor casing with minimal leak directed to flare system. Given its susceptibility, particularly in terms of sealing fluid and contamination tolerance, a robust comprehension of its functioning and requisites is imperative. This understanding is essential to prevent Dry Gas Seal failures that could lead to production interruptions and loss of containment (LoC). The detection of a malfunctioning Dry Gas Seal, indicated by abnormal primary vent pressure readings, prompts automatic compressor shutdown, subsequently causing production losses and impacting plant committed throughput. Attaining optimal Dry Gas Seal operational lifespan is an achievable goal, provided it is employed with a clean and ample seal gas supply. This paper highlights critical aspects of proper Dry Gas Seal operation, enhancement of startup procedures, and the implementation of a maintenance strategy derived from the learnings gained from the Malampaya Depletion Compressor. These measures aim to prevent premature failures, increase overall equipment train reliability, and ensure sustained performance.

Schedule

Day 2

October 7, 2023 | 11:15 – 12:00 nn (Conference Room 1)

Engr. Jason Mendoza

CMRP, REE

Reliability Manager,  JG Summit Olefins Corporation

About

A certified maintenance and reliability professional (CMRP) with 20 years of experience in the Petrochemical Industry. Spent 15 years in the maintenance of instrumentation and control devices with strengths on troubleshooting, repair, calibration, control programming, and training.

A TESDA certified trainer, TM1 with national certificates on Instrumentation and Control Servicing NCII and NCIII.

A member of the board of directors for Association of Maintenance and Reliability Practitioners of the Philippines, AMRPP.

Sessions

Day 1

Oct. 6, 2023 | 10:30 – 11:15 pm (Conference Room 1)

Topic

Introduction to RAM (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability)

Introduction to RAM (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability)

Speaker: Jason Mendoza

Abstract

In this engaging workshop, you’ll embark on a journey to grasp the fundamental principles of RAM, gaining valuable insights into their real-world applications. By the end of the workshop, you will have a strong understanding of RAM concepts, the ability to establish meaningful connections between reliability, availability, and maintainability, and the skills to calculate system reliability in various configurations. Furthermore, you’ll delve into the factors influencing both maintainability and reliability, providing you with a holistic view of system performance.

The course will follow a structured outline, starting with an introduction to set the stage for your learning. From there, we will explore reliability and system reliability, followed by an in-depth examination of the elements contributing to maintainability. Finally, we will delve into the crucial concept of availability.

Our goal is to equip you with the knowledge and tools to enhance the performance and dependability of systems in your professional endeavors. Join us to unlock the potential of RAM concepts and take your skills to the next level.

 

Schedule

Day 1

October 6, 2023 | 10:30 – 11:15 am (Conference Room 1)

Engr. Marian Kristine Mesina

RME, CAAM

Snr. Advisor – Asset Management, GHD Advisory Asia

About

Marian is a Licensed Mechanical Engineer with 8 years of professional experience in asset management and has an environmental engineering background in water quality management. She is also a Certificated Associate in Asset Management (CAAM), accredited by the Asset Management Council of Australia. Her experience covers leading and implementing holistic asset management programs, operations and maintenance planning and optimization, resource & capital investment planning, and managing & implementing project portfolios. In GHD, she has led asset management maturity assessments and gap analysis, asset management technical due diligence, asset management strategy and policies development, and operational readiness programs for the energy and water clients in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. She has also been involved in the delivery asset management projects and programs for the city councils of Australia such as the asset condition reviews for the City of Melbourne and facility audits for the City of Brisbane.

Sessions

Day 2

Oct. 7, 2023 | 11:15 – 12:00 (Conference Room 1)

Topic

Incorporating Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation in Asset Management

Incorporating Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation in Asset Management

Speaker: Engr. Marian Kristine Mesina, RME, CAAM

Abstract

This presentation aims to explore key foundations for success in developing robust asset management frameworks assisting in planning effectively and responding to climate events through more appropriate asset investment needs analysis, tailored systems engineering standards, adapted operations and maintenance strategies and enhanced resilience planning. This presentation will also tackle relevant case studies and best industry practices for incorporating climate change resilience and adaption in asset management.

Schedule

Day 2

October 7, 2023 | 11:15 – 12:00 nn (Conference Room 1)

Janice Benavidez-Pamplona

MCIPD

Global Talent and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Excellence Advisor –  Shell

About

Janice Benavidez-Pamplona is a seasoned Human Resource leader with over 20 years of expertise in various areas of Human Capital Management. A trusted and innovative leader, she has a proven track record in the areas of Talent and Resourcing Strategies, Organizational Effectiveness, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) and HR Operations, among others.

Janice is currently a member of Shell’s Talent Strategy and Excellence organization as a Global Talent and DEI Excellence Advisor. In this role Janice helps shape the Group’s world-class talent management and integrating DE&I initiatives across Shell plc. With a finger on the pulse of future disruptors, the team prides in its internal and external thought leadership.

In 2022, she led the production of Shell’s DEI Film Series “Unique People, Powerful Together” which has gained international recognition from New York Festival International Advertising Awards (Gold) and Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards (Sliver).

Janice started her career in Human Resources as a country HR professional in Shell Pilipinas Corporation. In her various roles spanning a decade, she has partnered with leaders in the various businesses and honed her capabilities through various business cycles and complex external landscapes.

From 2013 until 2020, Janice has held various roles in Shell’s Integrated Resourcing organization expanding her scope to eventually cover the entire Southeast Asia from 2016. Concurrent to this role, she was a key member of the company’s Asia Pacific Resourcing and Asia HR Leadership Teams, where she played an active role in aligning people strategies with business ambitions delivering exceptional outcomes.

Externally, Janice has been a member of the country’s National Industry-Academe Consortium as well as a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development from 2013 to 2019.

Sessions

Day 2

Oct. 7, 2023 | 02:15 – 03:00 (Conference Room 1)

Topic

Opportunities and Risks of Generative Artificial Intelligence in Human Capital Management in the Philippine Context

Opportunities and Risks of Generative Artificial Intelligence to Human Capital Management in the Philippine Context

Speaker: Janice Benavidez-Pamplona, MCIPD

Abstract

Generative Artificial Intelligence has been a buzzword for some time before exploding in late 2022.

Briefly, Gen AI learns from large, unstructured data to create new or connected content and beyond numerical extrapolation (as traditional AI) it can flesh out creative content in a human-like, conversational manner.

There are serious risks that will need to be managed timely and appropriately especially given the mismatch of the speed of development vs that of the infrastructure to regulate use and maximize itspotential.

Data privacy and ethical use is something the rest of the world is grappling with. Australia and China are ahead of the curve and more following suit. Less straightforward, with more advocacy required are the risks around potential biases and discrimination based on the data used to train gen AI. As in any system, it is also susceptible to ‘garbage in/garbage out.’ Further downstream, the biggest challenge is a ‘skill and will’ dilemma – the Filipino mindset and skills shift. How we perceive the roles and collaboration between humans and AI also determines the willingness and pace of action required to adopt usage of gen AI.

That said, this breakthrough is teeming with opportunities, with progress happening at breakneck speed. With our typical lack of focused and deliberate attention to these ‘first world’ developments it perpetuates the cycle for developing countries leading to late adoption and potentially reduced value, either through diluting the benefits gained or aggravating resulting impact.

Broadly speaking, gen AI can help the country through opportunities along Product Development and Innovation, Automation and Efficiency, Decision-Making and Strategy, Customer Experience and Personalization, Cultural Preservation and Creativity and in Human Capital Management (HCM), among others.

On HCM, Gen AI has the capability of positively impacting all areas – from workforce planning, attraction, and retention, to engagement, development, and performance management. It can elevate an organizations’ Employee Value Proposition and increase shareholder value via better strategy planning and execution. Its adoption can be a game changer.

There is a window of opportunity for us right now to align the thinking, if not the investment. To do this, we start by visualizing the value of Gen AI to a developing country like the Philippines and align the steps we need to take to be able to take part in the global paradigm shift.

Schedule

Day 2

October 7, 2023 | 02:15 – 03:00 pm (Conference Room 1)

Mr. Mike Grogan

Co-Founder & CEO of Kaizen Leadership Asia | Author of 4 books on Mindset Change in the Philippines

About

Mike Grogan, the Co-founder and CEO of Kaizen Leadership Asia, boasts an impressive career dedicated to leadership development and mindset transformation. With a tenure spanning 9 years and 3 months, Grogan has played a pivotal role in establishing Kaizen Leadership Asia as a platform that assists multinational corporations in fostering engaged and productive workforces sustainably. He is also renowned as the Author of four influential books on Mindset Change in the Philippines, showcasing his commitment to positive change.

As the host of “The Rise of the Pinoy” podcast, Grogan has conducted 116 episodes and engaged with over 70 esteemed guests, delving into essential leadership lessons from their journeys. Notably, his impact extends to his time at CCBRT, where he excelled as a Lean Kaizen Manager, catalyzing the adoption of Lean Kaizen practices within the healthcare organization, ultimately enhancing value for patients, staff, and partners.

Grogan’s 6-year and 5-month tenure at Merck as a Lean Six Sigma Coach further highlights his expertise. He mentored Senior Leadership Teams, drawing insights from Lean Management Experts at Toyota, fostering a culture of continuous improvement in factory environments. Mike Grogan’s enduring commitment to leadership enhancement and transformative change cements his status as a respected influencer in the domains of leadership and organizational excellence.

Sessions

Day 2

Oct. 7, 2023 |04:00 – 04:45 pm (Conference Room 1)

Topic

Overcoming the Dark Side of Filipino Work Culture: The Secrets to Sustainable Mindset Change in the Philippines

Overcoming the Dark Side of Filipino Work Culture:

The Secrets to Sustainable Mindset Change in the Philippines

Speaker: Mike Grogan

Abstract

An unfiltered conversation about the biggest cultural mindsets that hold back companies from succeeding in the Philippines.

Attendees will be given practical tools and inspiring stories of organizations that were able to get to the root causes of these ‘barriers to progress’ and implement tangible solutions that made a significant difference to the engagement levels of their Filipino teams.

Warning, this discussion is not for those who are easily offended or prefer to defend the status quo. This topic however is perfect for those who have an urgent need to fix the ‘behavioral problems’ in their company in order to create real and sustainable improvements in performance.

Schedule

Day 2

October 7, 2023 | 04:00 – 04:45 pm (Conference Room 1)

Engr. Gener Magadia

RME, CMRP

Reliability Engineering and Asset Integrity Snr. Mgr. – JG Summit Olefins Corp.

About

A Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional (CMRP), with 30 years experience in the maintenance and reliability improvement initiatives in various chemicals industries. Has been an instrumentation and controls engineer, automation engineer, and a maintenance reliability professional 

He is currently the Sr. Reliability  and Asset Asset Integrity Manager for JG Summit Olefins Corporation overseeing the daily activities of the Reliability Engineering, Condition Monitoring, and Asset Integrity teams of the Maintenance Division.

He has extensive experience on the various aspects of process instrumentation and automation, project engineering and the implementation of maintenance process and plant reliability improvement projects.

Sessions

Day 2

Oct. 6, 2023 | 10:30 – 11:15 am (Conference Room 1)

Topic

How High Reliability Organizations Make it to the Top

How High Reliability Organizations (HRO) Make it to the Top

Speaker: Engr. Gener Magadia, RME, CMRP

Abstract

This technical presentation examines the transformative journey of organizations grappling with poor reliability, showcasing the steps they take to achieve best-in-class performance and turnaround their fortunes. By exploring the fundamental business practices that characterize high reliability organizations, participants will gain insights into the principles that underpin their consistent excellence. This includes the four core components that drive reliability: Management Structure, Reliability Processes, Best Practice Programs and Data and Analytics.  The session also delves into how these organizations value quality talent by investing accordingly in their reliability team emphasizing the skills they prize most and how they retain the best and the brightest when hired. Also discussed are the pitfalls of investing in Industrial 4.0 solutions that often fail to yield the anticipated advantages. Attendees will emerge equipped with a fundamental understanding of the dynamics that differentiate high reliability organizations in their quest for excellence.

Schedule

Day 2

October 6, 2023 | 10:30 – 11:15 am (Conference Room 1)

Mr. Scott Vohland

Project Director – Rizing 

About

Scott is a Project Director at Rizing EAM and has extensive experience in asset management, project management and organisational change management for utility-based companies in Australasia and North America. Having started his career as a tradesman in the Electricity Distribution industry in Australia, Scott progressed in this industry to scheduling and planning works to eventually being the Change Manager for Field Operations where he implemented a large change program to 8500 employees standardising their works and asset management processes. After this role Scott worked as a Project and Change Manager consultant in Local Government and the Rail industries. From these consultancies Scott became a Program Manager and Operations Manager in the Rail industry before moving to North America to work as a Project Manager EAM Specialist for Canadian Pacific Rail. On return to Australia Scott took up a role with a Bulk Water Supply company as the Principal Asset Information Management. In this role he built and implemented an asset information governance framework which will be the subject of this presentation. 2 years ago Scott took up a role with Rizing as a Project Director and since that time has worked on a number of projects in a number of different industries, utilising his diverse PM, EAM and OCM skills to implement SAP solutions to our utility based clients.

Sessions

Day 1

Oct. 6, 2023 |10:30 – 11:15 pm (Conference Room 1)

Topic

Asset Information – Rubbish In Rubbish Out

Asset Information - Rubbish In Rubbish Out

Speaker: Scott Vohland

Abstract

The Business Problem:

On review of the current Asset Information Management System (AIMS) the following related gaps were found that would have influence over the issues found.

  • The AIMS was based on an asset as a component or as Moubray (1991) outlines the old concept is about maintaining the physical asset, where new concept is about maintaining the function.
  • There is no information governance applied to the asset information. The following outlines the cost of poor data
    • 75 percent of organisations have identified costs stemming from dirty data”. Haug, (2011)
    • 33 percent of organisations have delayed or cancelled new IT systems because of poor data”. Haug, (2011),
    • “Less than 50 percent of companies claim to be very confident in the quality of their data”. Haug, (2011),
    • IBM has estimated that bad data costs the US economy $3.1 trillion per year in 2016. Redman (2016)
    • “Data quality effects overall labour productivity by as much as 20%”. Gartner (2011)
    • The impact of data quality on business processes for the average successful business has been estimated to be 3.5 sigma (22 800 defects per million), this translates to the cost of quality being 20% of the overall business process costs. Gartner (2011)
    • “Organisations typically overestimate the quality of their data and underestimate the costs of errors” Haug, (2011)
  • There is a lack of ability to search and find assets in the system due to a of clarity in the asset model. No commonly defined data fields and no agreed glossary of terms. Langan (2013) states that “ If the hierarchy is not accurate, it is impossible to gain the reliability, maintainability, and required traceability of the assets”.
  • There is no clarity in the AIMS between what is a maintainable asset and what is an operational piece of equipment. Langan (2013) also outlines that asset validation and optimization is a process that requires the involvement of subject matter experts (SMEs), process engineers, reliability engineers, planners, the maintenance department, etc to define the boundaries of a maintainable asset and the functions performed in the business.

Schedule

Day 1

October 6, 2023 | 10:30 – 11:15 am (Conference Room 1)

Mr. Jian Wen, John Tan

Sales Manager, FRS eMaint (APAC) at Fluke Reliability /eMaint

About

In challenging sales engineering and product marketing roles, I developed a reputation as a customer-focused, hands-on technical expert who has the skills to effectively communicate and evangelize technology with clients in diverse industries. Often in intensely competitive environments, I struck a balance between deep technical expertise and strong interpersonal selling and consultative skills. I am motivated by the desire to truly help customers solve their real-world issues and achieve their business goals by providing them with the best solutions available in the market. I am likewise passionate about being a leader who inspires teams to go above and beyond for our clients. In interacting with internal teams, external partners, and clients, I consistently aim to be a catalyst for improvement, empowering ideas as well as trust and respect.

Sessions

Day 2

Oct. 7, 2023 | 10:30 – 11:15 am (Conference Room 1)

Topic

10 ways a CMMS helps drive operational excellence

10 Ways a CMMS Helps Drive Operational Excellence

Speaker: Mr. Jian Wen, John Tan

Abstract

This presentation delves into the transformative impact of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) on operational excellence. Attendees will discover how CMMS software optimizes operations, reduces costs, enhances decision-making, ensures compliance, and promotes sustainability. By the end of the presentation, participants will grasp the multifaceted benefits of CMMS integration and its role as a catalyst for operational excellence.

Schedule

Day 2

October 7, 2023 | 10:30 – 11:15 am (Conference Room 1)

Mr. Adlan Omer

Head of Sales – aixprocess GmbH

About

Adlan studied in Karlsruhe and Aachen power & process engineering and started in 2004 as a CFD engineer at aixprocess GmbH. A major focus for several years was, and still is, on modeling and consulting for clients with multiphase applications –especially in power generation (CFBC) and cement industry (mills). After several positions within aixprocess Adlan is currently Product Owner for the RealTime Optimizer aixProM for milling applications and head of sales. Credentials: Dipl.-Ing. Power Engineering, RWTH Aachen, Germany, 2004. Areas of Specialization: Advanced Modeling and Simulation Multiphase Flows, technical consulting and support.

Sessions

Day 1

Oct. 6, 2023 |02:15 – 03:00 pm (Conference Room 1)

Topic

      Transition to Decarbonized Cement Production – Make Cement Calciners Ready for the Use of Lumpy Alternative Fuels

Day 2

Oct. 7, 2023 |04:00 – 04:45 pm (Conference Room 1)

Topic

De-Risking CFBC Operation with Digital Twin Technology

Transition to Decarbonized Cement Production - Make Cement Calciners Ready for the Use of Lumpy Alternative Fuels​

Speaker: Adlan Omer

Abstract

This presentation explores the critical transition towards decarbonized cement production by focusing on the transformation of calciner technology in the cement industry. Calciners have been pivotal in enhancing the efficiency and performance of cement kiln lines since their introduction in the latter half of the previous century. Over the years, various improvements have been proposed and implemented to refine this technology.

The foundation of calciner technology is rooted in the efficient removal of CO2 from limestone during the clinker burning process, achieved most effectively in a gas-solids suspension. This process involves preheated powdered meal uniformly distributed in a hot gas flow, creating optimal conditions for energy-intensive CO2 expulsion. However, industrial settings introduce complexities such as flow variations, particle distribution, and temperature variations, necessitating extensive homogenization efforts in calciner design and operation.

Initially designed for use with finely processed fossil fuels, calciners faced a fundamental shift with the rising adoption of lumpy waste-based secondary fuels in the 1980s. These economical secondary fuels, characterized by coarser dimensions, posed challenges as larger fuel particles increasingly separated from the gas flow, leading to altered flow paths and residence times. Consequently, heat and material transport processes, as well as ignition and burn-out behavior, were significantly affected.

In many cement plants, the maximum quantity of secondary fuel usage is limited by these flow and burn-out behaviors, which are interdependent and challenging to evaluate individually. The combustion process heavily relies on the temperature exposure of particles, determined by their flow paths in the field.

With the growing use of secondary fuels, conventional assessment criteria for calciners, based on residence time, no longer suffice. Determining whether gas residence time or fuel particle residence time is meant becomes crucial, yet there is no universally applicable statement regarding fuel particle residence time due to individual calciner characteristics. Detailed flow calculations have shown that for coarse secondary fuel particles, their residence time may be up to 10 times longer than that of the gas, or even more in specific cases.

Addressing the complexities of these phenomena, the adoption of lumpy secondary fuels in calciners long relied on trial and error. The heterogeneity of waste-based secondary fuels and the intricacies of the processes rendered accurate forecasting inadequate. Only recently have models and calculation methods emerged, allowing precise calculation of flow and combustion processes while considering fuel heterogeneity, particle characteristics, material density, chemical composition, and distribution functions.

In conclusion, this presentation outlines the journey of adapting calciner technology to accommodate lumpy secondary fuels, essential for achieving sustainability in cement production, with a focus on realistic flow and combustion processes.

Schedule

Day 1

October 6, 2023 | 02:15 – 03:00 pm (Conference Room 1)

De-Risking CFBC Operation with Digital Twin Technology

Speaker: Adlan Omer

Abstract

As in any particle laden flow, measurements in circulating fluidized bed combustors (CFBC) are difficult. High erosion rates and high temperatures pose hostile environment for the sensors. However, reliable measurements and information about the conditions in operation are essential for optimal operation.


With a ‘Digital Twin’ a look inside the unit in virtual space is possible and helps solving very complex problems, ensure cleaner and more efficient power generation and maximize uptime. Whether the fuel is coal, biomass, refuse-derived or other alternative fuels, Barracuda Virtual Reactor simulations using three-dimensional (3D), transient, multi-phase flows including hydrodynamics, thermal behavior and chemical reactions in industrial scale units allow for deep process insights.

Having a set of accurate boundary and operational conditions for the simulation is crucial for meaningful results. However, after several years of operation the primary air nozzles often suffer internal damage or blockages, dramatically changing the pressure drop across the nozzle grid. This leaves operators without knowledge about the actual distribution of combustion air in the boiler.

The method of nozzle grid field measurements combined with detailed flow and combustion computations provides the CFBC operator with information on required number of nozzles to be changed in order to ensure uniform air distribution and at the nozzle grid. As a prerequisite for burn-out quality, boiler efficiency and emission control, the nozzle grid assessment is an effective measure to reduce boiler maintenance costs.

Schedule

Day 2

October 7, 2023 | 02:15 – 03:00 pm (Conference Room 1)

Mr. Edward Lee

VP- Asia, Rizing EAM

About

Edward has over 22 years of experience in the areas of operations improvement, change management, and consulting across a range of industries, including oil & gas, shipbuilding, property, education and IT. He had held key managerial and advisory appointments in a range of companies, from start-ups to public listed company and national oil company. Edward is a firm believer in leadership by example and is a passionate fan of training and mentoring as key drivers in the development of commitment and team spirit within organisations. Lived and worked extensively in China and the Middle East. Effectively bilingual in English and Chinese. Edward can be contacted at edward.lee@rizing.com

Sessions

Day 2

Oct. 7, 2023 |11:15 – 12:00 nn (Conference Room 1)

Topic

Pinaka-Masarap na Adobo – Leadership Lessons from Cooking with Love

Pinaka-Masarap na Adobo – Leadership Lessons from Cooking with Love

Speaker: Edward Lee

Abstract

In our fast-paced world of today where everything is instant and now, what is the importance and value in understanding and explaining the ‘why’ and ‘how’ to the people that is involved in the Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) transformation journey.

In the culinary world, nothing is left to chance in order to achieve perfection; what lessons does it hold for leaders finding the ‘fit-for-purpose’ path in our transformation journey? What are the inter-relationships between People-Process-Platform that we need to be aware and focus on in order to achieve the desired outcome? How can we come up with an approach that will enable your vision for EAM success?

  • In People-Process-Platform, what does it take to transform the ‘People’?
  • ‘Willing & Able’, which is more important?
  • How does clear expectations & commitment results in risk reduction and measurable outcomes?

Schedule

Day 2

October 7, 2023 | 11:15 – 12:00 nn (Conference Room 1)

Maximizing Asset Sustainability With Advanced Condition Monitoring (CM) and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM)

Speaker: Cher Hau Lee and Jiat Yong

Abstract

This topic would focus on the shift towards predictive maintenance and how EAM and Condition Monitoring can help organizations move away from reactive maintenance strategies. It will show how predictive maintenance can reduce costs and downtime, and how Condition Monitoring and EAM can be integrated to help organizations maximize performance and sustainability of their assets.

Schedule

Day 2

October 7, 2023 | 03:15 – 04:00 pm (Conference Room 1)

Mr. Cher Hau Lee

Business Consultant – YNY Technology Sdn Bhd

About

Lee Cher Hau has over 16 years of experience in automation and water sector. A Business Consultant in YNY Technology, Cher Hau is passionate about supporting water utilities in driving digital transformation in order to achieve resilience and sustainability. He has been actively involved in some of Malaysia’s most exciting water utility projects, geared to make a positive impact and deliver solutions that bring value to the local community and society as a whole. Cher Hau also plays an active role in the commercial management of assignments and supports targeted business development activities in order to build good relationships with existing and potential clients. He provides strategic insight and advice on technical engineering designs throughout the project lifecycle.

Sessions

Day 2

Oct. 7, 2023 | 03:15 – 04:00 pm (Conference Room 1)

Topic

Machine and Lubricant Condition Monitoring for Extended Equipment Lifetimes and Predictive Maintenance at Power Plants