The removal of obstacles to cultural change for Condition Based Maintenance (CBM), and the human factors and strategic planning for optimised maintenance will lie at the heart of the 3rd IMarEST Condition Based Maintenance Conference to be held in London on Wednesday 26 – Thursday 27 September 2012, and organised by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).
The first day, chaired by Danny Shorten, Product Manager Maintenance Management at Lloyd’s Register will look at strategic issues and class approaches; while the second day chaired by Bob Hargreaves, Managing Director, Hargreaves Marine Ltd is set to put human elements and new technologies under the conference spotlight.
“Our previous CBM conference was held in September 2011, ” explains IMarEST’s Chief Executive, David Loosley. “At the time the point was made that after bunkers, maintenance represents the largest controllable operating expenditure; and that advocates of the approach have long argued that CBM when properly implemented cuts maintenance costs – direct costs plus the residual cost of maintenance caused by down time and interrupted service to customers.
Our chairmen last year expressed the view that it is vital that condition based maintenance systems are given more weight within organisations so that the benefits of achieving efficiency, flexibility and ship safety are reached in addition to cost savings. Therefore this year’s conference will have as its theme the removal of obstacles to cultural change for CBM within organisations as well as human factors and strategic planning for an optimised – often risk based – maintenance regime”.
- The IMarEST (Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology) is the leading membership body and learned society for marine professionals, industry, research and education, with 50 branches and 15, 000 members worldwide
- Professional Recognition: qualifications for membership are based on the educational background and/or multi-disciplinary experience ensuring that high professional standards are maintained
- The only membership body that can award Chartered Marine Scientist and Technologist, Chartered, Incorporated and Engineering Technician status to their professional engineering counterparts
- The IMarEST is part of the Marine Engineering, Science and Technology Federation
- IMarEST Marine Partners: a membership network for organisations in industry, research and education operating in the marine and offshore sectors
- Maritime journals include MER (Marine Engineers Review); Shipping World & Shipbuilder incorporating Maritime IT & Electronics; The Marine Scientist; and the Journal of Operational Oceanography.
- IMarEST Publications: Technical Proceedings Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology (JMET), Journal of Operational Oceanography (JOO) and a catalogue of 100+/- books
- The IMarEST Library is now housed at Lloyd’s Register at 71 Fenchurch Street, where IMarEST members and non-members alike have access to an extraordinary knowledge base. There is member-only access to a small but growing number of eBooks via www.imarest.org/knowlege.
- IMarEST organises 30-40 events and conferences annually; and was the host organisation for the World Maritime Technology Conference held in London 6-10 March 2006