Brilliant content. Capability development. Incredible networking. 

From humble beginnings in 1996 as a gathering place for Maintenance Managers selecting their first CMMS, Mainstream has become a special, spirited and thriving community of Asset, Reliability and Maintenance people.

Brave and inspiring – and meticulously researched – Mainstream is not your average conference.

Join us for two amazing days of content, networking, knowledge-sharing and fun as we celebrate the people, technology and ideas transforming asset management.

For more information and to get registered visit the Mainstream website 

Where to find us at Mainstream

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A step-change in Asset Strategy Management: Positioning for low-cost, high-reliability

Presented by: Andrew Behn, Engineering and Planning Team Lead, Icon Water

Thursday 18th August, 2022 | 12:25 - 1:10 PM

We frequently hear the phrase "opportunity to improve,” but how often do we capitalise on the high-value opportunities to evolve Asset Management that only come along once in a decade?

Four years ago, Canberra’s water utility, Icon Water, took a significant step toward creating a high-reliability culture by recognising a shift was needed in their approach to maintenance. The opportunity for improvement was driven by an obsolete CMMS, asset failures, and a looming regulatory price review. Icon Water took full advantage of an innovative Asset Strategy Management process that has repositioned how they approach all aspects of maintenance.

Andrew’s presentation reflects on the challenges of developing a high-reliability culture and shares the practical asset management solutions that
have been implemented. Key focus areas for change management during this maintenance overhaul include people, business process, and systems. This deep dive uncovers Icon Water's new and improved approach to the age-old problem of asset failure.

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OnePM: Build, deploy, and sustain optimised maintenance strategies

Presented by: Amir Datoo, Technical Manager, ARMS Reliability 

Thursday 18th August, 2022 | 1:25 - 1:40 PM in the Innovation Theatre


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Enabling Reliability Engineers to Drive Continuous Improvement

Presented by: Jason Apps, CEO, ARMS Reliability

Thursday 18th August, 2022 | 2:15 - 3:00 PM 

In pursuit of increased equipment reliability, availability, and capacity most organisations have a reliability engineering team. The intent is to have dedicated resources, separate from the reliability function, to focus on improving asset performance through optimal maintenance, smoother operations, and within an acceptable risk profile. In practice, however, most reliability engineering teams get locked into endless top 10 reports and associated RCA investigations or dragged into day-to-day asset maintenance issues. They are unable to shift from a reactive environment to a proactive improvement approach.

In this facilitator-led discussion, we will explore the reasons why reliability engineers are drawn into the reactive spiral, we will discuss the current environment within which typical reliability engineers operate and from that common understanding, discuss the foundations required to enable this shift to a proactive asset performance improvement approach. You will leave with tangible actions to implement to begin enabling the reliability team to deliver reliability.

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Integrated APM: Eliminating silos and making Asset Performance ManagementFriday 19th August, 2022 | 8:00 - 9:30 A work at scale

Presented by: Jason Apps, CEO, ARMS Reliability

Friday 19th August, 2022 | 8:00 - 9:30 AM

This workshop will explore the reasons many organisations have not realised the promises of an asset performance management implementation.

To gain control of asset performance there are key foundational elements required to support data-driven decision making. Process and associated trigger points are also essential to ensure improvements are initiated, implemented, and leveraged across an entire asset base. Technology is a key consideration, ensuring that it supports the process, doesn’t provide constraints, and drives productivity improvements in our shrinking maintenance and reliability workforce.

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