11th Annual Outage Management for Power Plants Final Agenda
11th AnnualOutage Management for Power PlantsMeasuring Key Outage Project Metrics to EnhanceOverall Reliability & Maintenance PerformanceJuly 31-August 2, 2012Sheraton New Orleans Establishing and Achieving Outage Milestones Through Comprehensive Project and Work Management Processes.Day One Chairman:Richard BrandtRegional Outage ManagerOutage & Project ControlsAEP Featuring Case Studies From Leading Outage Management Experts: Richard Brandt Albert Vaught Howard WallDay Two & Three Chairman: Regional Outage Manager Maintenance Manager General ManagerRoger Schaver Outage & Project Controls Calpine Corporation, MHT GroupManager, Resource Management AEP Deer Park PlantPower Generation Chuck ThorntonWe Energies Jeff Moore Charles Major Pipe Support Manager Managing Supervisor Program Manager, Operational MHT Group Project Management Excellence & Human PerformanceAttending this Premier marcus evans Ameren Luminant Merrill JonesConference will Enable You to: Senior Director• Utilize We Energies methods for identifying leading indicators Dave Edmisson Mark Littlejohn of Business Development to improve overall outage reliability performance Plant Overhaul Management Maintenance Manager Day & Zimmermann• Understand how TVA sets and monitors priority outage work and Maintenance Support Manager TVA, Kingston Fossil Plant with a limited budget Xcel Energy, Comanche Ronnie Duncan• Identify how NV Energy achieves outage goals and milestones Generating Station Wes Havard Operations Manager through productive scheduling strategies Site Manager, Operational Reliable Turbine Services• Determine how Ameren utilizes project management strategies Roger Schaver Excellence & Human Performance to enhance outage execution Manager, Resource Management Luminant Kirk Samsel Power Generation VP, Product Sales & Development We Energies Steven Finch P-RO SolutionsWho Should Attend: Production Coordinatormarcus evans invites Electric Fossil Generation professionals Brent Woodside Salt River Project, Bert Rowewith responsibilities in: Maintenance Supervisor Coronado Generating Station Chief Operating Officer• Outage Management NV Energy, Harsco Infrastructure• Plant Management Reid Gardner Station Rich Brennan• Maintenance / Reliability President Ken Chevis• Planning / Scheduling / Coordination Tim Flanary Diamond Technical Services Director of Projects• Production Support Safety, Training Harsco Infrastructure• Engineering & Loss Control Coordinator Ian Perrin• Operations Westar Energy, Vice President, Fossil Plant Services• Safety Jeffrey Energy Center Structural Integrity AssociatesSilver Sponsors: Workshop Sponsor: Exhibitors: Media Partners:
Day One | Tuesday, July 31, 20127:30 Registration and Morning Coffee 2:30 Networking Break8:15 Chairmans Opening Address 3:00 Interactive Panel Discussion Recognizing and Reducing the Trend of Deferring Work Scope to Undertake Richard Brandt, Regional Outage Manager, Outage & Project Controls Emergent Work AEP • Using a probabilistic assessment of deferring work • Identifying a process that quantifies true risk of failure as a result of deferring work ACCOMPLISHING OUTAGE GOALS THROUGH LIMITED BUDGETS due to budget constraints • Ensuring there is sufficient scope control and milestone assurance • Making certain that project work is being done while adding modifications and late8:30 Case Study scope additionsOptimizing and Standardizing Outage Scope Control in a Changing Environment Dave Edmisson, Plant Overhaul Management and Maintenance Support• Reviewing the scope selection and validation process Manager, Xcel Energy, Comanche Generating Station• Assessing the scope control and outage review processes• Reacting to last minute scope additions and dollar infusion or reduction Jeff Moore, Managing Supervisor, Project Management, Ameren• Identifying overreaching outage objectives to consider and evaluate Steven Finch, Production Coordinator• Verifying outage preparedness, along with outage execution and completion predictability Salt River Project, Coronado Generating StationRichard Brandt, Regional Outage Manager, Outage & Project Controls, AEP 3:45 Interactive Case Study9:15 Case Study Developing a Comprehensive Outage Schedule to Minimize the DurationOptimizing Outage Planning Through Detailed Identification of Individual of the ProjectOutage Tasks • Using predictive maintenance to create a thorough outage plan• Determining individual outage task workscope and schedule • Planning milestones and having projects appropriately awarded and scheduled• Identifying individual outage task risks • Understanding available project scheduling and asset management work order• Assessing individual outage task resources, materials, tools and equipment tools to bring the scope of projects together• Reviewing individual outage task closeout and final reporting • Finding the best combination of software and strategies to adequately trackRonnie Duncan, Operations Manager, Reliable Turbine Services resources, dollars, and time Brent Woodside, Maintenance Supervisor, NV Energy, Reid Gardner Station10:00 Networking Break 4:30 Closing Remarks of the Chair and Drinks Reception10:30 Case StudySetting and Meeting Budget Expectations to Track Completion of Priority Work• Finalizing scopes to create sufficient outage budgets when many unknowns are still present• Creating a process to keep people on track with their assigned budgets• Prioritizing the work to ensure the appropriate tasks are completed to prevent failures and forced outagesMark Littlejohn, Maintenance Manager, TVA, Kingston Fossil Plant11:15 Case StudyReviewing Inspection and Condition Assessment from an Inspection Point of View• Philosophies to approaching an outage from pre-outage to post-outage• Prioritization of condition assessment for boilers and piping systems• Identifying boiler inspection best practicesRich Brennan, President, Diamond Technical Services Day Two | Wednesday, August 1, 2012Ian Perrin, Vice President, Fossil Plant Services, Structural Integrity Associates 8:30 Registration and Morning Coffee12:00 Luncheon 8:50 Chairmans Opening Address Roger Schaver, Manager, Resource Management, Power Generation PLANNING AND SCHEDULING OUTAGE PRIORITY WORK TO MINIMIZE SCOPE CREEP We Energies EVALUATING RESOURCE & SAFETY CHALLENGES1:00 Interactive Case Study TO MINIMIZE OUTAGE SETBACKSPlanning Outages in Advance to Guarantee Resources and Funding• Taking a proactive approach to plan large scale outage projects years in advance 9:00 Case Study• Creating a plan that coordinates needed resources to ensure their availability• Deciphering outage intervals and frequencies on a unit between major outages Constructing Multi-Faceted Safety Processes to Implement and Promote• Considering extending the time between outages for cost saving purposes Throughout the FacilitySteven Finch, Production Coordinator • Establishing departmental safety programs that tailor to specific sections involvedSalt River Project, Coronado Generating Station with the outage • Creating job specific safety assessments for each task that are driven to the asset1:45 Case Study • Analyzing possible safety hazards and diminishing the risks during the outage planning stageReal Time Management of Outages, Scope, and Finance • Handling safety regulations that are constantly changing and becoming• Determining how well an outage is executed through scope, budget, and schedule increasingly strict• Assessing the attributes of prep phase, contingencies, parts, and rehearsals • Focusing on boiler specific safety needs that regards hex chrome within coal ash (dry runs between control groups) Tim Flanary, Safety, Training & Loss Control Coordinator, Westar Energy,• Utilizing time control and knowing when to pass work up the chain of command Jeffrey Energy Center• Defining who owns the outage, and having the plant manager turn work over to the outage manager 9:45 Interactive Roundtable Discussion• Working on jobs during the time periods of shutting down and starting up Improving Overall Organizational Outage Execution to Finish Outages• Controlling costs by forecasting the amount of labor and materials (committed and non) in a Timely MannerKirk Samsel, VP, Product Sales & Development, P-RO Solutions • Executing outages quickly with a high turnover of key personnel • Utilizing the outage schedule and the best ways to coordinate the resources, time, and budgets involved • Implementing additional changes to the project to guarantee adequate resources PRODUCER INFO: and labor I would like to thank everyone who has assisted with the research Facilitator: and organization of the event, 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Day Two | Continued Day Three | Thursday, August 2, 201210:30 Networking Break 8:15 Registration and Morning Coffee11:00 Interactive Workshop 8:35 Chairmans Opening AddressInnovative Solutions for Industrial Inspection – Maintenance – Repair (IMR) Roger Schaver, Manager, Resource Management, Power GenerationBy attending this workshop you will be discussing: We Energies• Work Site Access Methods – Rope Access defined• Inspection (NDT) – Maintenance via Rope Access 8:45 Joint Case Study• Introduction to Pipe Support Audits Enhancing Outage Performance Through Human Performance• Maintenance – Adjustments, Repair and Replacement via Rope Access Improvement – Reducing Errors, Costs and Injury• Pipe Support Documentation – Record Keeping • Learning from errors and near misses- Dont shoot yourself in the foot...twiceHoward Wall, General Manager, MHT Group • Engaging outage workers and management to create a safer and more reliableChuck Thornton, Pipe Support Manager, MHT Group outage culture • Reducing the number and impact of errors in the plant by 40% in the first year12:30 Luncheon • Ensuring that supervision and workers are aware of the common identified human errors to properly prevent them Charles Major, Program Manager, Operational Excellence & Human Performance MONITORING RELIABILITY PERFORMANCE TO ENSURE OUTAGE SUCCESS Luminant Wes Havard, Site Manager, Operational Excellence & Human Performance1:30 Case Study LuminantImproving Maintenance and Reliability Operations by IdentifyingLeading Indicators 10:15 Networking Break• Identifying key performance measures for maintenance to reduce costs• Improving cost and reliability efficiency to streamline outage procedures• Pinpointing leading indicators rather than lagging ones to measure maintenance ASSESSING CONTRACTOR AND WORKFORCE CONCERNS THAT AFFECT OUTAGES successes and failures• Balancing giving ownership to the plants and having corporate as the overseers 10:45 Case Study of the plants Scorecard Contracting With Fee At Risk: How to Manage YourRoger Schaver, Manager, Resource Management, Power Generation, We Energies Maintenance Contractor • Reviewing basic requirements for score card contracting2:15 Case Study • Implementing an Outage Readiness ProcessOptimized Engineered Scaffolding Design for Equipment Removal & Replacement • Selecting the correct indicators• Access for removal & replacement of the steel shell assembly on twin exterior • Managing the indicators and not the contractor exhaust stacks Merrill Jones, Senior Director of Business Development, Day & Zimmermann• Access for removal & replacement of the upper nose arch tube assembly inside a boiler• Access for removal & replacement of the superheat pendants inside a boiler 11:30 Interactive Roundtable Discussion• Access for removal & replacement of the lower slopes inside a boiler Acquiring Skilled Workforce and Creating Training Programs for New PersonnelBert Rowe, Chief Operating Officer, Harsco Infrastructure • Bringing in assistant positions and training to recruit skilled workforce • Determining how to train the new workforce when experience can not be taughtKen Chevis, Director of Projects, Harsco Infrastructure • Utilizing shadow training for new workers with experienced workers in the plant • Reviewing options in terms of directly hiring union craftsmen and using3:00 Case Study a contracting companyImplementing Project Management Processes Within the Outage Facilitator:Management Procedures Roger Schaver, Manager, Resource Management, Power Generation, We Energies• Reviewing the similarities between projects and outages• Putting together a plan that utilizes the project management aspect as well 12:15 Closing Remarks of the Chair and End of Conference as outage management• Identifying the new process for managers to be more effectively prepared• Putting more accountability on the project managers as well as the outage managerJeff Moore, Managing Supervisor, Project Management, Ameren3:45 Closing Remarks of the Chair and Drinks Reception LET US BRING THE TRAINING TO YOU! marcus evans In-House Training – Tailored solutions to meet your companys specific needs Exceptional Trainers: Annual global course portfolio over 3000 events a year guarantees access to the worlds best trainers. 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P&RO Solutions, as a partner, helps organizations deliver optimum performance from their assets and operations through: • Optimizing the Reliability Basis for plant equipment • Implementing Condition-Based Maintenance strategies • Work Management excellence • Organizational Alignment • Work process integration and optimization Day & Zimmermanns Engineering, Construction and Maintenance (ECM) group is one of the nations leading providers of total plant lifecycle solutions for the power, process and industrial markets. With more than 15,000 employees, a network of strategic locations, and a proud history of more than 100 years, Day & Zimmermann ECM delivers a comprehensive platform of engineering, construction, maintenance, fabrication and specialty services. We leverage our deep industry experience, innovative technology tools, rigorous safety culture, and expert project teams to deliver integrated solutions to our customers toughest challenges. Diamond Technical Services, Inc. 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WorleyParsons is a leading provider of professional services to the power industry. Through our Improve services, we integrate the best practices, processes, tools and experience to successfully plan, implement, and execute outages beginning in early design thru start-up. Success is driven by reducing risks and total installed costs to our customer’s expectations. O I C Outage is the premier company for excellence in alliance-based outage management and project team development in the power generation industry. With our unique best practice processes we have created high-performance outage teams across the country by combining our extensive experience with focus on successful implementation of alliance partnerships and proven outage life-cycle methods. At ITC, we are firmly established as a leading solution provider for STOs, through implementation of innovative software, processes and industry professionals. 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Outage and maintenance managers need to determine the best strategies to execute theiroutages the quickest and most cost efficient ways possible. This event will deliver solutions for the major issues outage managers face daily, including planningand scheduling challenges, working with limited budgets, and managing the scope of outage projects. Key to this year’s agenda will be identifying outage KPIsto achieve project milestones and ensure plant performance. The 11th Annual Outage Management for Power Plants conference will review human performance elementsto minimize errors during maintenance work, while expanding on key issues that are essential to outage success.TESTIMONIALS:"Great to be gathering with individuals facing the same challenges. Very helpful information that can be applied at my facility."NV Energy"I believe this conference can almost guarantee cost savings with the networking, presentations and vendor exposures."JEA