I&E World Class Reliability

Developing a true world class reliability program for instrumentation and electrical equipment should be the goal of every refinery. This one day course focuses on PM programs and the latest testing methods for motors and power distribution transformers, two key refinery components.

RefComm® - I&E World Class Reliability

Wed, May 10 2017

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You Will Learn

This course will focus on what the best electric motor and power distribution transformer reliability programs look like. In the morning we will highlight motors, transformers in the afternoon.

The class will include interactive sessions focused on the following:

  • Available diagnostic technologies, their strengths and weaknesses
  • Mechanisms of equipment failure and your greatest risks
  • Examine cases of motor and transformer failures and their consequences
  • Explore potential gaps in your plant’s programs
  • Discuss the right level of resources for these programs
  • Develop a plan for moving forward to improve practices and reduce risk in your plant

Many refineries do a good job maintaining their equipment, but there is nearly always opportunity to improve or streamline these critical tasks, optimizing resources and reducing production risk.

Who Should Attend

Technicians performing field inspections and repairs on electric motors and power distribution transformers.

Engineers responsible for electric motor and power distribution transformer maintenance, both data collection and analysis.

Managers responsible for electric motor and power distribution transformer maintenance budgets, who also have to understand and act upon production risks caused by equipment failure.



Your Instructor

Charlie Smith Charlie Smith received his initial education in Electrical and Electronic Theory and Application from the US Air Force AETC, Biloxi, Mississippi.  After completing 4 years of military service, he spent the next several years maintaining radar, communication, and navigation systems.  In 1985 Charlie became the President of Harbor Electronics in Blaine, Washington until joining the Instrument & Electrical Reliability group at the ARCO (now BP) Cherry Point Refinery in Washington State in 1991.

While working in the Cherry Point Refinery Charlie had a broad range of responsibilities with Instrumentation and Electrical systems.  He helped author the site I&E Mechanical Integrity Policy, the Electrical Safety Policy, and in developing critical instrument PMs.  Charlie developed routes, frequencies, and testing methods for predictive and preventive maintenance of motors, transformers, MCCs, and other plant electrical equipment.  He has participated in all phases of substation construction from design to commissioning, and developed material and taught Primary and Advanced Power Distribution classes to Cherry Point I&E personnel.


Payment is due prior to the start of the seminar by Visa, Master Card, American Express, bank wire transfer or corporate check. Training fees will be charged to your credit card at the time of registration unless other arrangements have been made. Make checks payable to “Coking.com Inc”.

Refund Policy

Fees are fully refundable until April 17, 2017 (three weeks before the event), after which a $200 USD fee will be charged for cancellations. Registering for this training course prior to April 17, 2017, will help maximize the probability that the course will proceed as planned.  Cancellations after May 1, 2017 (1 week before class until 24 hours before class) are charged a 50% fee. All other cancellations and no-shows are non-refundable.  Substitutions are allowed.  Submit all cancellations and transfers in writing, by email or by fax.

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