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Meet our LRVS 2024 Speakers!

Here's a quick look at some of our Speakers and Panelists for LRVS 2024 along with the topics they will be discussing.

LRVS 2024 APAC Speakers

Rafe Britton

Technical Specialist at Lubrication Expert

Non Turbine Varnish

To-date, much of the emphasis in varnish removal has been placed on turbomachinery systems - and rightly so given its prevalence, asset costs and downtime costs. But varnish is a catch-all term for deposit formation in lube oil systems that can also affect gears and hydraulic systems. In this session, we'll look at how that varnish can form, where it is likely to show up, and what we can do to prevent or remove it.

Japan Lube Oil Management Experience 2023

David Lee

Principal Fleet Manager, 

SOLAR Turbines

Tomoyuki Kajiura

Fleet Manager, 

SOLAR Turbines

The Japan Fleet of Solar Turbines exhibit many types of learnings for those within the field. In this session, David And Tomo will take the audience through some learnings and experiences that they have encountered while working on these turbines in some harsh environments. They will present key findings on ways to handle particular challenges and solutions they found within their fleet. 

Preeti Prasad

Senior Technical Engineer at ECOLAB

Connecting the dots in Maintenance Best Practices

What qualifies a practice as routine or best practice, and how is it evaluated? A strategy, procedure, approach, or methodology is considered a "best practice" if it yields better outcomes with fewer unanticipated troubles. The availability of assets in a desired state is contingent upon implementing best practices in maintenance and reliability. Maintenance

planning is correlated with other industrial goals such as production, operation, and

Potential metrics such as cost, delivery, quality, reliability, etc. are used to assess the
effectiveness of maintenance activities. Even while industries require best practices, their
delayed implementation remains a concern. Requirements related to knowledge, motivation,
and skill set are likely to be barriers to the implementation of best practices. A holistic
approach towards the asset life cycle from designing to decommissioning, risk assessment by
identifying critical assets, and maximizing its effort, emphasizing data-driven maintenance
 strategies, awareness of maintenance impact from top to bottom management, etc all are key elements to achieve the utmost reliability through implementing maintenance best practices.

Panel Discussion: New Technologies in the Lubrication Space

Rafe Britton

Lubrication Expert

Sanya Mathura

Strategic Reliability Solutions Ltd

Lars van Dijk


LRVS 2024 AMER Speakers

Building a P-F Curve - A Practical example in Industry

Hassan Abdelnabby

Mechanical Maintenance Deputy Director of AL Zeina Tissue Mill Company

André-Michel Ferrari

Owner of Cogito Reliability Inc

A P-F Curve is used in the Maintenance and Reliability world to combine two concepts: asset degraded condition (still functioning) and failure (loss of function). Its main objective is to guide an operator as to when a repair is due based on the health status of the asset. 

In this presentation, the two authors collaborate and use real life data from a manufacturing plant to build a P-F curve. The first part of the presentation covers the construction of the curve using Reliability Engineering principles. The second part applies the learnings from the P-F curve directly into the Asset Management program.                                                                

Mike Johnson

President of AMRRI

From Cost Center to Competitive Advantage: Creating an Effective Lubrication Plan

This session offers an in-depth exploration of the strategic development of a precision-driven lubrication regimen to enhance equipment reliability. It addresses the challenge of transitioning routine lubrication from a maintenance task to a core component of competitive advantage.


Creating such a plan is often ambiguous, and engineers may struggle to create a robust and accurate lubrication work plan. Mike Johnson will provide a roadmap to build an efficient and reliable machine lubrication service plan.


The presentation will provide insights into the importance of lubricant selection, application methods, and equipment maintenance schedules. The presenter will also touch on the role of technology in creating a precision lubrication work plan.


Participants will acquire a holistic understanding of creating a strategic lubrication plan that prevents equipment failure and positions lubrication as a key element in achieving operational excellence and competitive differentiation.

Blair Fraser

Vice President of UE Systems

From Manual Greasing to Autonomous Lubrication: The Evolution of Bearing Lubrication Technology

The evolution of bearing lubrication technology has been marked by significant milestones, from the laborious task of manual greasing to the sophisticated era of autonomous lubrication systems. "From Manual Greasing to Autonomous Lubrication: The Evolution of Bearing Lubrication Technology" traces this transformative journey, highlighting the advancements that have redefined maintenance protocols and equipment reliability.

Traditional manual lubrication methods, while foundational, were fraught with the risks of human error, inconsistent application, and inefficiency. The advent of automated lubrication technologies marked a pivotal shift towards precision, consistency, and optimization, culminating in the development of intelligent systems capable of real-time monitoring and response. 

These systems, equipped with ultrasound and vibration sensors, not only apply the precise amount of lubricant based on condition monitoring but also gather critical data to inform maintenance decisions, extending the life of machinery and enhancing operational uptime. This presentation explores the trajectory of these innovations, the impact on industrial maintenance, and the future of bearing lubrication as we embrace a fully automated, data-driven approach.

Panel Discussion: Preparing your lube systems for TARs

Jim Hannon


Robert Torres

Amber Industrial Services

Greg Livingstone