Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 20 March 2019

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration, refreshments and networking

8:50 am - 9:00 am IQPC & Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks


Great maintenance ensures enhanced reliability; enhanced reliability leads to a greater shelf life of the asset. Want to extend the shelf life of your assets by 20%? Learn how.

9:00 am - 9:20 am Remote visual inspection to improve equipment reliability

Mr. Ali Mohammed Al Zawarmi - Team Leader, Inspection, Salalah Methanol Company, Oman
  • Reduce downtime costs using advanced inspection systems and solutions
  • Make informed decisions, identify problems and avoid incidents using remote visual inspections
  • Should you rent or buy such technologies?

Mr. Ali Mohammed Al Zawarmi

Team Leader, Inspection
Salalah Methanol Company, Oman

9:20 am - 9:40 am Improving integrity and asset performance by using Integrated Control Systems (ICS)

Dr. Salman Al Mishari - Equipment Reliability Consultant, SM Reliability Engineering
  • Using the concept and technology of ICS to improve safety, reliability and efficiency
  • Obtaining real-time information necessary for proper corrective actions to put the process back to track
  • Gaining critical information for real-time monitoring, controlling, trending, alarming and reporting

Dr. Salman Al Mishari

Equipment Reliability Consultant
SM Reliability Engineering


Generating electricity through the use of natural gas costs Kuwait a lot, learn about the best techniques to achieve an energy conscious refinery, thus saving power costs by upto 8%.

9:40 am - 10:00 am Developing the right machinery design, operating plan for an energy efficient refinery

  • Conservation of energy through integrating Variable Drive Frequency (VFD) into centrifugal pump equipment
  • Minimising use of energy by integrating operational requirements into maintenance service contracts
  • Designing an energy management plan with energy-efficient operation as a primary component

10:00 am - 10:20 am Improving energy efficiency through smart energy meter at KOC’s facilities

Mr. Mahmood Boland - Senior Electrical Engineer, KOC, Kuwait
  • Developing a holistic preventive maintenance plan with energy conservation as priority
  • Optimisation of operations by using integrated automated controls to reap the benefits of energy conservation
  • Reducing the usage of natural gas to generate electricity through the installation of solar and wind powered solutions

Mr. Mahmood Boland

Senior Electrical Engineer
KOC, Kuwait



Maintenance for millennials is going to be revolutionary, how are assets being integrated with technology?

10:20 am - 10:50 am Special innovative discussion on new technologies that are changing the face of maintenance – This discussion will involve startups who are working on the integration of IoT, Big Data and Cloud computing into maintenance.

Csaba Feher - Director, Maintenance and Technology MOL, Hungar
  • Learn how IoT and Big data are helping maintenance and inspection teams predict asset failures
  • Discover new ways of solving the obsolete inventory management crisis through 3D printing and additive manufacturing
  • Combining forces! Cloud computing and big data analytics to drive mechanical integrity and asset performance

Csaba Feher

Director, Maintenance and Technology
MOL, Hungar

10:50 am - 11:20 am Networking and coffee break


11:20 am - 11:40 am Maintenance the history and the new LEAN tools usage for better efficiency

Ali Redha Al Lawati - Operations Excellence Manager, Petrogas, Oman
  • Analysing and removing unnecessary procedures to reduce cost through LEAN maintenance strategies
  • Reducing unplanned shutdowns performance and waste through effective LEAN techniques
  • Using LEAN to develop standard countermeasures for common problems

Ali Redha Al Lawati

Operations Excellence Manager
Petrogas, Oman

11:40 am - 12:00 pm Using an integrated RAM model to reduce downtime

Mr. Richard Weng - Senior Reliability Engineer, PDO, Oman
  • Application of RAM model to investigate the 3 out of 4 system
  • Determining the most critical component of a system using the RAM model

Mr. Richard Weng

Senior Reliability Engineer
PDO, Oman

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Effective Maintenance of heat exchangers: Optimising Breechlock heat exchangers

  • Striking a balance between maintenance and reliability of heat exchangers
  • Maintenance of Breechlock heat exchangers, minimising costs and optimising performance

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm How Reliance saved $150k in 4 months by tackling maintenance in the VUCA world

Rajesh Sodani - VP, Head of Reliability and Maintenance, Reliance Energy, India
  • Understanding and developing maintenance strategies for the VUCA world
  • How focus on “Quality” increases probability to succeed

Rajesh Sodani

VP, Head of Reliability and Maintenance
Reliance Energy, India

12:40 pm - 12:50 pm Chairman’s closing remarks and end of summit day two

12:50 pm - 12:50 pm Networking lunch

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.