Leading Reliability - October 22nd 

Training, Application, and Reinforcing E-Learning and a Day Aboard The USS Yorktown


Join us at The Institute at Patriots Point for this unique event of education and applied learning with some of the top leaders in the industry for reliability, preventative, and predictive maintenance strategies. The afternoon sessions will provide application of the knowledge with simulations and "time on the tools". You will leave this session with reinforcing e-learning that you can take back and share with others in your organization. As a bonus, we are providing a leadership experience with a chance to fly the F-35 flight simulators. This is one-of-a kind learning event.

Location: USS Yorktown Charleston Mount Pleasant, SC

Date: Tuesday October 22, 2019 (8am-4pm)

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Event Line Up

David Brewer

David Brewer

Regional Manager, Atlantic Region



SEPCO Morning Session with David Brewer:

Stuffing Box Reliability: Proper packing installation and shaft stabilization prolong equipment and packing life.

As one of the most frequently used sealing technologies, compression packing is present in any facility or plant with pumps and valves. Improperly installed or seated packing causes worn shafts or sleeves, excess heat, and abnormal leakage. Teams must ensure they know how to install compression packing and follow the best practice steps carefully. Shaft deflection will also cause problems in pumps. The proper selection and installation of bushings help stabilize the shaft, again extending packing and equipment life. This presentation with help end users ensure that the packing and bushing systems are properly installed and seated.


Afternoon application session:

Packing Installation Workshop: Learning and executing proper installation of packing into “see-through” stuffing boxes to ensure that attendees understand the best practice guidelines for installing compression packing.


Ludeca morning session with Adam Stredel:

Increase Bearing Life Through Proper Storage and Installation

There are many causes for bearing failures. In this workshop, we will discuss three: storage, bearing installation and machine installation. Learn about the common mistakes we make in the bearing storage room. Do away with sheer force or excessive heat and other poor practices in bearing installation by learning how to use induction heating correctly to safely heat, demagnetize and shrink-fit bearings. Also, explore how to best use laser alignment tools to measure baseplates and detect soft foot problems to reduce bearing load and premature wear.

Afternoon application session:

Workshop will include hands-on sessions on flatness measurements with laser systems plus alignment and soft foot checks on training simulators. In addition, we will review bearing removal and mounting with induction heating on a simulator. Activities will be complemented with step-by-step procedures to perform these tasks correctly.




Adam Stredel

Adam Stredel, CRL

Applications Engineer


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Shon Isenhour, CMRP, CAMA, CCMP

Partner at Eruditio LLC


Eruditio morning session with Shon Isenhour:

In manufacturing, a good plan is critical. To really drive precision maintenance and reliability we need job plans that include the safety and reliability factors that are commonly missed. This needs to include how and to what standard each of these factors should be addressed. This can be a tough job but we will show you an easier way. During this session we will look at a tool and process for effectively planning the replacement of bearings and seals or any parts on your equipment. We will also discuss problem solving why they failed in the first place using the Transitional tools of Root Cause Analysis. 

Afternoon application session: 

During the afternoon session we will talk about current problems you're facing in your facilities and how you can apply what we've talked about today in your facility tomorrow!


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The After Event 4-6PM

The first 20 attendees to sign up and commit are invited to join us for the afterhours session from 4PM until 6PM. We will be in the USS Yorktown F-35 flight simulators. Here we will talk about mission (project) planning, communication and risk, and high speed execution, while doing barrel rolls, launching missiles, and destroying targets (competitors) in this one of a kind facility that is only available though Eruditio and The Institute at Patriots Point.

To register for this event, please fill out the form below and one of our representatives will be in touch with you with more specifics as we get closer to the event!

Registration for Leading Reliability October 22nd