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Roadmap to Reliability

September 3, 2020 | 10:00 - 11:00 am CDT

Road Map to Reliability Part 1

In a large part of industry, the trend is to migrate toward the latest and greatest technologies in an effort to make maintenance organizations more efficient. Unfortunately, many maintenance organizations are relatively ineffective at delivering a proper balance of maintenance activities, primarily those aimed at identifying impending failure to allow for timely corrective actions. The truth is, "tools (technology) enable an ineffective organization to be more efficient at being ineffective."

We need to reshape the content (solution) then apply the best tools (technology) to achieve:

"The Right Maintenance on the Right Assets at the Right Time."

What We Cover:

  • Establishing a current picture of the organization as a starting point
  • Developing a plan and implement strategy
  • Prioritizing organic assets
  • Redefining maintenance requirements
  • Reallocating personnel resources
  • Deploying or redeploying tools (technology/software)
  • Measuring success
  • Continuously improving

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Chris Armitage,  Principal Reliability Engineer, GenesisSolutions

Chris Armitage is a Principal Reliability Engineer with GenesisSolutions, the asset performance management and reliability service line of ABS Group. 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, Chris 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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