Energy Thought Leaders Series – Explore equipment life and condition monitoring

When 26 Jun 2017, 5:30 PM

Duration 2.5 Hours

Cost Free

Location Room MH118, Auckland University of Technology, 640 Great South Road, Auckland

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How to achieve best practice production goals through state-of-the-art equipment life and condition monitoring.

Join Engineers Australia and Mobil™ for an Energy Thought Leadership session on best practice in equipment life and condition monitoring. Internationally recognised experts will share their own experiences and discuss global case studies through a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

During this session, you will learn about the latest approaches to reducing the Total Cost of Ownership by improving equipment maintenance systems and practices.

You will also hear about the new technologies improving the reliability of equipment that businesses are using to achieve and exceed their production goals, such as digital applications.

After the session there will be opportunities to network with the local engineering community over light refreshments.

Register your attendance today to join the conversation and secure your seat.

Key Discussion Topics

  • Identifying maintenance improvement opportunities;
  • Promoting proactive maintenance strategies to reduce costs and increase productivity;
  • Measuring the value of new technology;
  • Collaborating with customers and suppliers to achieve and measure outcomes;
  • Reducing maintenance costs whilst optimising machine availability; and
  • Evaluating the short-term costs benefit vs the long-term bottom line impacts of maintenance decisions.


Paul Foster
Chief Engineer - Asia Pacific Fully Distributor Served Markets Lubricants Global Business Unit Mobil Oil Australia Pty Ltd

Paul Foster is currently Chief Engineer, Lubricants, for ExxonMobil’s Asia Pacific Fully Distributor Served markets. This covers17 countries. He manages the field engineering service delivered via ExxonMobil and its Distributor network for customers focusing on improved asset productivity. This involves liaison with ExxonMobil technical groups and delivery of ExxonMobil’s technical support services to customers.

The services include working with Original Equipment Manufacturers/Equipment Builders, detailed investigation and analysis of equipment problems and improvement opportunities, the management of technical programs and condition monitoring applications including Mobil Signum and investigative lubricant, contaminant and component analysis.

Prior to his current role Paul’s roles have included Chief Engineer –Lubricants, South Pacific leading technical field support for key Mobil customers. He was also part of ExxonMobil’s Asia Pacific Commercial Vehicle Lubricants Marketing group, delivering on and off highway equipment lubrication solutions. This was after working in Mobil’s Global Industrial Lubricants Centre of Excellence ‐developing technical programs to support Industrial customer productivity and reliability and in particular cement, steel and process industries. He has also worked as Sales Manager Lubricants, Australia and the Pacific Islands with a focus on Mining and Industrial markets as well as Strategic Planner for Mobil’s Fuels business in the South Pacific.

Paul is qualified with a degree of Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Swinburne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

Paul’s interests away from work include active participation in Motor Racing, Car Restoration and Athletics.

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