1st Managing Aging Plants Summit China——"How to extend the operating life of the existing plant? "
Why is the Managing Aging Plants such an important event?
- For the first time Managing Aging Plants will be discussed as a central topic in the form of an industrial summit in the China market
- An open platform for both domestic and international suppliers to learn more about user’s changing and latest demand
- An independent Steering Committee which guarantees a high quality conference program
- Strong end-user input with many end-users in the Steering Committee
- Topical subjects dealing with the challenges of both today and the future
- Different kinds of social occasions for better communication
Why MAP China?
For both end users and suppliers, in addition to participating in new projects," maintenance and repairing" service for in-service equipment has gradually become one of the most important development trends that enterprises pay attention to and invest in. How to define standards for maintenance and repairing? How to improve the technology? How are quality levels assessed? How to improve cost and service cycle? How to regulate industry development? These are all of great concern for end users and suppliers. It has to be said that promoting the organic formation and development of "maintenance and repairing" industry is a win-win business for both sides. As a result, for the 1st Managing Aging Plants China Summit, we will first focus on maintenance and repairing on valve products. And gradually extend to, in the hope of every activity in the future, truly realize the "Managing Aging Plants” all-round coverage of related topics.
Many of the industrial plants currently in operation in Europe are about to reach, or have already surpassed, the life expectancies specified when they were originally designed and built. However, far from becoming obsolete and being discarded or dismantled, they continue to remain very productive for they are still vastly important to the profitability and success of our western economies. Nevertheless, in order to ensure that this status quo is maintained well into the future, plant managers must be able to guarantee that they can be kept economically sustainable and safe, as well as profitable.
Everyday practice has shown us that maintaining these facilities is by no means an easy task. For example, many of today's managers do not have the academic background or the detailed engineering knowledge at their fingertips, which is essential for them to make the correct budgeting and strategy plans to keep their facilities not only economically viable, but also productive and safe.
Similarly, many companies no longer have the skills and competencies in-house to tackle the problems which can be posed by an aging plant. What is clear, however, is that if managers do not have the knowledge immediately at hand themselves then they must be able to ask the right questions to ensure that the decisions they make are based on the correct assumptions and choices. At present, this is not always the case, and a wrong decision can lead to failure of equipment, shutdowns resulting in millions of euros in lost revenues, or, even more importantly, loss of life. Equally, the challenges posed by an aging plant cannot be seen in isolation as a simple economic equation balancing profit and loss to risk and safety.
The situation is far more complex. It is affected by policymaking not only made inside but also outside the company – think for example of the role of regulatory bodies, insurers, maintenance service providers, or pressures from public opinion to name but a few. Itis with this aim in mind that this event has been put together so that participants cannot only gain a better understanding of the challenges and problems which they face in ensuring safe and sustainable operations in their plants for the future, but also to create a platform where awareness and experience about the complexities of managing aging plants can be shared in both the conference and the expo and in the associated social networking programs.
- to give participants a clearer understanding of challenges and problems faced when managing an aging plant, especially related to valve maintenance and repairing for a safe, cost-effective and sustainable future.
- to provide a platform where knowledge and experience can be shared and where participants can build up a strong network of contacts to help them deal with the issues of managing aging plants
- to enable participants to better develop plans and strategies for the long term based upon the insights they gain at the event
For more information about the Managing Aging Plants China, please contact Ms. Laura WANG
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