ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017 educational sessions

By |  March 6, 2017

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 7

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Lean and Mean from Aggregates Production to Sales
Main speaker: Zeljko Basurovic,
Trimble Loadrite
Location: Pavilion 11
The aggregate industry is getting more and more competitive every day. Quarry operators must keep extraction and crushing moving with minimum downtime. They must also meet customer expectations at the loadout yard by fulfilling customer orders quickly and accurately and control costs to remain competitive. Every interaction with quarry products (either on plant and equipment), adds time and increase costs, in wages, tire wear, fuel spend or machine hours. Smart quarries are taking advantage of process improvement tools to find the competitive edge, maximize production and keep customers happy.

Oil Analysis: When the Oil Speaks, You Should Listen
Main speaker: Ken Hill, Wearcheck USA
Location: Pavilion 9
An effective oil and fluids analysis regimen is one of the most critical and effective tools in a fleet manager’s toolbox. This session will provide a general outline for managing a lubricant-centric program and how to interpret basic laboratory test results to make better decisions for properly maintaining your equipment’s components. Actual case studies will lend real world context to understanding lab results.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Maximizing Screen Efficiency
Main speaker: Ron Kuehl,
Polydeck Screen Corp.
Location: Ballroom A
This session will give a comprehensive overview of an effective screening operation. It will discuss the appropriate application of various types of screens, how to measure the effectiveness, and how to evaluate the condition of the screen and structure. Specific topics will include screen types, stroke profiles, g-force, screen efficiency, sampling protocols, screen axis movement, structure movement and examples of improvements. The performance evaluation section of this presentation will include a case study with an existing aggregate producer.

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Diesel Fuel Cleanliness & Tier 4 Requirements: Why Bulk Fuel Filtration is Needed in Today’s Diesel Engines
Main speaker: Scott Grossbauer,
Donaldson Co.
Location: Pavilion 9
You need to know diesel fuel chain issues, both upstream and downstream, if you are planning to manage and maintain a diesel powered fleet at a high level of reliability. This session will explain why bulk filtration, or filtering biodiesel prior to being put into use on the equipment, should be an integral part of every contamination control strategy. Concepts related to site design and the importance of filtering prior to storage in the onsite tank will be covered, as well as more technical challenges that involve keeping the biodiesel dry and without free water.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Metal Detection 101 – When Magnets Aren’t Enough
Main speaker: Jeff Herne,Advanced Detection Systems
Location: Ballroom G
Metal detection is an integral part of the protection of downstream equipment, and magnets aren’t always sufficient. Unfortunately, metal detection has always been looked upon as a voodoo science: units are difficult to operate, require constant attention and don’t always work. We will break down how metal detection actually works, look at the factors that spawn excuses and preconceived notions, and figure out how to effectively reintegrate metal detection into our operations.

Using Technology to Build a World Class Maintenance Program
Main speaker: Joey Pickett, Caterpillar Inc.
Location: Ballroom B
Technology gives today’s professional equipment manager an effective tool to improve efficiencies and get more done by shifting maintenance programs from preventive to predictive. This session will show you how to develop more effective maintenance programs, reduce unplanned repairs, and give operators the opportunity to positively impact your maintenance program.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

What Contractors Need to Know About the Rental Industry
Main speaker: Gregg Christensen,
United Rentals
Location: Ballroom A
An economical way to increase your fleet without purchasing the equipment is to rent or lease it for particular jobs. Benefits of doing this are clear: lower initial investment (no warranties, storage, etc.), access to a broader range of equipment to be able to take on a wide variety of jobs, and having maintenance and insurance handled by another party. This session will provide an update on the equipment rental industry, including some of the new technologies and innovations that can benefit you.

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Maximizing Conveyor Performance-Industry Standards verses Real World Application
Main speaker: Richard McConnell,
Flexco
Location: Ballroom F
Contrasting industry standards with real world applications, attendees of this session will learn about conveyor belt construction, operational forces, transition distances, tracking issues and other performance influences. This interactive presentation will provide the information necessary to better understand and troubleshoot real world belt conveyor performance issues. Both U.S. standards and European nomenclature will be covered.

Buy, Borrow, Lease, or Rent: It’s a Matter of Risk, Not Cost
Main speaker: Mike Vorster,
CEMPCentral Inc.
Location: Pavilion 10
Cost is not the only determinant in buy, borrow, lease, or rent decisions. A careful analysis of the risks involved is often more important than relatively small and frequently obscure cost advantages. This session will present a brief review of the process used to rank buy, borrow, lease or rent alternatives from a cost point of view and then put them into perspective next to a careful analysis of relative risk factors your company faces. Using a simple decision tree model for selecting buy, borrow, lease or rent alternatives under various conditions, attendees will see that alternative forms of financing should be seen as complementary rather than competitive.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Major Capital Projects
Main speaker: Spencer Kossl, Telsmith Inc.
Location: Pavilion 10
This session will examine various aspects of major capital projects. It will highlight areas that can adversely affect project timelines, budget, quality, plant performance, ROI and uptime. See real examples from more than 15 years of experience with this issue.

How Project Owners Benefit from the Equipment Management Triangle
Main speaker: Victor Pobihushchy,
Independent Contractor
Location: Pavilion 11
Hear a new perspective on the benefits of the equipment management triangle concept. Improved cooperation between end users, dealers and manufacturers is beneficial to everyone, particularly in the context of working for project owners from a different culture. By using forward thinking, early planning and proper execution, contracts based on effective and efficient cooperation as encouraged by the equipment triangle concept can provide both the contractor and the project owners with opportunities to reduce risks and costs while maximizing benefits and profits.

THURSDAY, MARCH 9

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

The Good, The Bad & The Puzzling: Mine Safety Law Year-in-Review
Main speaker: Gwendolyn Nightengale, Ogletree Deakins
Location: Ballroom G
With each new mine safety case that gets decided by an Administrative Law Judge, the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, or a Federal Circuit Court, mine safety law continues to evolve. The annual review will cover key decisions that you should know regarding Mine Safety & Health Administration enforcement issues in order to stay current and in compliance with the law.

The Future of Equipment Management: Changing Opportunities and Challenges
Main speaker: Jim Schug, FMI
Location: Ballroom A
The role of an equipment fleet manager has changed dramatically in recent years and more changes are on the way. Hear a panel of experts in equipment fleet management describe and discuss the major changes they see in equipment management and how these changes will affect managers’ careers, both on a daily basis and with a long-term strategic outlook.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

How to Control Dust
Main speaker: Mark Kestner, NESCO
Location: Pavilion 10
Dust emissions from mining and material handling operations arise from four major sources: unpaved roads, paved roads, material processing and stockpiles. Dust emissions are a regulated pollutant and must be controlled to comply with federal, state, and local air quality standards. This session shows how to develop a dust control plan designed to comply with regulation without sacrificing productivity. By treating dust control as a problem of process control rather than a regulatory issue, plants can employ low-cost controls first to reduce reliance on more expensive measures.

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Electrical Trouble Shooting for Technicians and Mechanics
Main speaker: Joshua Cotton,
Bechtel Corp.
Location: Pavilion 11
Explore the process of diagnosing and repairing electrical systems. Learn the different processes and secret tips that every technician should know to successfully manage the electrical diagnostics and repair process.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Crusher Maintenance: Best Practices
Main speaker: Erik Schmidt,
KPI-JCI & Astec Mobile Screens
Location: Pavilion 9
This session will present the three types of maintenance (preventative, predictive and reactive) as they apply to crushing equipment. Specific examples for typical crushing equipment are given in problematic areas. Attendees will learn the do’s and don’ts of crusher maintenance and will come away with the top 10 best practices.

Fluids Management in Construction Equipment
Main speaker: Mike Vorster,
CEMPCentral Inc.
Location: Ballroom C
We live in a cleaner world where we can no longer afford to use anything but the most appropriate, cleanest and expertly handled fluids in our equipment. The demands and impacts of managing all five major types of fluids – air, fuel, diesel, exhaust fluid and lubricants – affect every aspect of machine performance. Attendees will learn about the cost of fluids used, the specialized nature of the tasks involved in specifying, buying, storing and handling fluids and the savings possible from exemplary fluids management. See how the creation of a “fluids tsar” role in your organization will drive excellence in all aspects of fluids management in your fleet.

FRIDAY, MARCH 10

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

ROI of Technology for Aggregates
Main speaker: Zeljko Basurovic,
Trimble Loadrite
Location: Ballroom G
With more technology options competing for your time and budget where should you start? How does it help me make money? Which technology will help to manage your aggregates operations and what’s right for your operation? This session identifies the key processes within your operation where technology can make a significant difference and then help you to decide what’s right for you. Learn which costs can be affected by today’s latest technology, what benefits to expect, and how to calculate the impact for your own specific operation. After this session, you will have a framework for thinking about the different ways technology can affect your top and bottom lines, and some tools to do your own calculations.

Tracking Key Equipment: Benchmarks and Market Trends
Main speaker: Sam Giffin,
EquipmentWatch
Location: Ballroom C
Companies cannot afford to guess what their equipment acquisition and maintenance budgets will be, especially given the huge costs and expenses incurred with owning and operating heavy equipment. Over the past few years, equipment purchase and utilization has been greatly impacted by technology and market values. This session will teach key trends for anyone considering the purchase or sale of equipment.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Standards and Practices for Belt Conveyor Safety
Main speaker: Jerad Heitzler,
Martin Engineering
Location: Pavilion 11
This presentation will look for ways to improve safety for those who must work on and around belt conveyors. This presentation will start with the various hazard points of the conveyor system, and what can be done to mitigate those hazards. It will then turn to work practices including lockout/tagout as well as housekeeping standards and maintenance procedures. And finally, the presentation will look at the benefits of employee training to improve conveyor safety for those who work on or around belt conveyors and for those or who manage the performance of belt conveyor systems.

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Crushing 101
Main speaker: Mark Krause,
McLanahan Corp.
Location: Ballroom F
This session provides an overview of crushing. Learn about the different types of primary and secondary crushers, pros and cons associated with the different types, what site conditions to consider when choosing crushers and how to optimize the process given a particular crusher. Topics covered include: types of crushers available, the features and benefits of each along with expected production capabilities, end products, and costs associated with using the various methods. By the end of the session, attendees will know about the key cost drivers and how they can be managed for processing equipment. They will also understand factors involved in determining the optimal point of ownership and disposal.

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Driving Profitability with Maintenance Management Software and Mobile Technology
Main speaker: Jennifer Angrisano,
B2W Software
Location: Ballroom C
The most effective construction enterprises hold equipment maintenance and repair costs to 5 percent of revenue. For others, reactive approaches, lack of controls and non-standardized processes drive that figure higher or make it hard to even calculate actual costs or make informed decisions. This session will explore financial and operational arguments for adopting specialized maintenance management software and how to leverage mobile technology in the process to enhance efficiency, data collection and reporting to alert, enlighten, and inform the entire company. Attendees will learn which data points are crucial to improving operational performance and decision-making and how to better manage documents and data to drive efficiency. They will also identify industry best practices, benchmarks, and ROI considerations.

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