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Machinery Lubrication May June 2014

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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CoNFereNCe reVIew Industry experts, decision-makers and practitioners from around the world recently gathered for Noria Corporation's 15th annual Reliable Plant Conference and Exhibition held April 22-24, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. The premier event for lubrication, oil analysis and reliability professionals attracted approximately 1,000 people, including attendees from 42 U.S. states and 27 countries. Nearly 90 learning sessions on a variety of topics were avail- able for attendees to choose from, with case studies on how Domtar achieved a world-class lube room, how W.R. Grace improved equipment reliability through root cause failure anal- ysis, how Saudi Aramco overcame problems and challenges with lube oil condition monitoring, and how Sinclair developed a lubrication program and achieved a change in culture. "The learning sessions offered very good information," said Tony Dunsky of ACH Foods. "There was a lot to take home. We can evaluate our systems from this information very easily and see our strengths and weaknesses. This will provide a path to improve our operation." The exhibition hall featured more than 100 industry-leading companies and organizations showcasing a broad range of prod- ucts and services. Many innovative products were also unveiled, including new offerings from Luneta, Air Sentry, Esco, Intertek, SKF, Turner Industries and NanoMech. "I loved the format of learning sessions mixed with exhibit hall time," noted NV Energy's Kasey Davis. "I found several products and vendors on the exhibit hall floor that I never knew existed. It is a great place to learn firsthand who the leaders in the industry are." Providing an ideal stage for learning, analyzing, comparing, networking and benchmarking, this year's event saw an increase in the number of organizations sending groups of employees for the valuable training presented. Group attendance helps assure that everyone is on the same page and exposed to the same training and product information while also offering an oppor- tunity for offsite teambuilding and camaraderie. Among the companies with multiple representatives in attendance were RELIABLE PLANT 2014 RECEIVES Hero's Welcome in San Antonio 2 0 1 4 NORIA'S 15 TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION NORIA'S 15 TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION 38 May - June 2014 |

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