MaximoWorld 2019: Packed with Education & Fun

MaximoWorld 2019 funIf you’ve never attended MaximoWorld, you may think the headline suggesting that the show is packed with fun is an exaggeration. It isn’t. From fun food and drinks to karaoke with a LIVE band, this show is a blast. Beyond the fun, you leave with your brain full of knowledge as well. To see all the fun from our perspective, visit our Facebook page and view our photo album.

SEPCO Presentation

On Day 3, Sealing Equipment Products Company (SEPCO) presented on how to track mechanical seals in Maximo and why you should. In this talk, Chris Tindell, CMRP, discussed the value of tracking mechanical seals to keep a record of when they were installed, if they were rebuilt, and the length of their lives. To do this, mechanical seals are not treated like a consumable part. They are entered into the Maximo Item Master as a rotating asset and tracked that way.
The benefits are numerous and include:

  • Managing the spare parts (gland, stator, rotor, secondary seals, and loading mechanism or spring) of each mechanical seal
  • Keeping up with how and why a seal failed by studying the wear patterns
  • Understanding where the system defects come from by entering the reason(s) for seal failure
Mechanical seal presentation MaximoWorld 2019
Chris Tindell, CMRP, presents during MaximoWorld 2019.

MaximoWorld by the Numbers

The official press release from Reliability Web stated that more than 1,100 people attended the conference. These attendees hailed from 25 countries, and spent three days absorbed in all things Maximo and reliability.

In addition, exhibitors from around the world added to the educational nature with live demonstrations and experts on hand to discuss Maximo as well as the Industrial Internet of Things  and data integration. Many of these experts also presented during the numerous educational presentations across the three-day event.

Standout Keynotes & Speakers

As usual, Terrence O’Hanlon did not disappoint in his Reliability and Asset Performance (RAP) Talk or any of his presentations throughout the general sessions.MaximoWorld 2019 fun Introduced by a representative from Prometheus Group, the ever-inspirational Ben Pring opened the final day with his keynote, “The Coming Battle of Professions.” His point was that, as professionals react to the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) with excitement and fear, they ultimately feel that their livelihoods are threatened. A primary example is taxi drivers’ jobs after the rise of Uber and Lyft. Always great for quotable material, two statements that stood out were:

  • “AI is the great story of our time.”
  • “The robots aren’t coming … they’re here.”
Ben Pring, keynote speaker, at MaximoWorld
Keynote speaker Ben Pring during MaximoWorld 2019

The Fun

On Day 1, the fun activity was poolside at the Cohesive hospitality event. With a live band and delicious food and beverages, our team excitedly joined in the activities with our friends from Fluke Accelix. We all enjoyed their generosity and friendliness.
MaximoWorld 2019 funMaxStock, held on Night 2, is an event during MaximoWorld that has its own T-shirt, and attendees look forward to it all year. Brave attendee after brave attendee took the stage with the live band to perform. Every year, I am surprised by the talented people we have in the reliability world!

Looking forward to seeing everyone again next year in Orlando, August 4 – 6, 2020!

About the Author
Lori Ditoro joined SEPCO in November 2018 as content marketing manager. Before that, she was content marketing strategist for Fluke Accelix; editorial director of the Process Flow Network, publishers of Water Technology, Processing, and Flow Control; editor of Pumps & Systems; and editor of Upstream Pumping. In her roles, Ditoro has learned about the process and manufacturing industries and the equipment and technology that keep plants and other facilities operating. She also developed a passion for telling the operators' and technicians' stories. She may be reached at