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Foundational Elements for Reliability Based Maintenance

May 18, 2020 | Starts at 10:00 am CDT

Foundational Elements for Reliability Based Maintenance

Maintaining a reliable plant in the digital era means applying predictive and proactive maintenance programs to ensure possible failures are identified and mitigated before they occur.

Whether we are just beginning with a new focused strategy, attempting to more proactively use our existing equipment data sources, or have established Condition Monitoring for our critical equipment, many of us are eager to leverage the advancing digital technologies afforded to us in Industry 4.0. Often, in the excitement to implement the newest technologies, we forget the importance of ensuring a solid foundation is in place upon which to build the digital infrastructure.

The reliability based maintenance (RBM) process is a flow, where each element builds on those previous. It is essential that a strong and robust foundation is in place to ensure effective implementation and execution of condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. This webinar provides an overview of a strategic RBM approach scalable for every size environment.

What We Cover

  • Foundational elements of RBM and how these elements are critical to your overall maintenance program
  • How to optimize and scale your asset strategy
  • How to ensure that your Condition Monitoring program is efficient and effective

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Chris Armitage, Principal Reliability Engineer

Chris Armitage is a Principal Reliability Engineer with Genesis Solutions (Email: He has more than 40 years of experience in maintenance and maintenance-related functions, including 30 years in personnel supervision, project management, and maintenance engineering. His work has involved reliability-centered maintenance (RCM), streamlined RCM development and instruction, development of maintenance reliability systems, and troubleshooting in commercial manufacturing, industrial, and military environments. The originator of the Streamlined RCM process, Mr. Armitage is a published author and frequent speaker at professional conferences. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a Commander, having served as a helicopter pilot, flight instructor, and aircraft maintenance officer. He holds a B.S. Degree (Mechanical Engineering) from the U.S. Naval Academy.

About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (, through its operating subsidiaries, provides technical advisory and certification services to support the safety and reliability of high-performance assets and operations in the oil, gas and chemical, power generation, marine, offshore and government sectors, among others. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1,000 professionals globally. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS (, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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