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35th Annual Tri-State Seminar

August 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - August 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

PinnacleART’s water, wastewater and reliability professionals will be making their way back to Las Vegas, August 6th-9th, to exhibit at booth #119 at the 35th Annual Tri-State Seminar!

In addition to the exhibition, PinnacleART’s Solution Analyst, Laura Hudson, and Project Manager, Ben Dutro, are scheduled to present Improving Operational Outcomes With Reliability Centered Design on Thursday, August 8th in Grand Ballroom B from 7:30am-8:20am as a part of the Maintenance track.

About the Presentation 

The design phase of a project is a fraction of its lifecycle cost, yet the project design sets the inherent reliability of the facility for the entirety of its lifespan. Maintenance can only maintain up to this inherent reliability. RCD helps improve inherent reliability before construction, with enormous potential lifecycle savings as a result.

Four years ago, we began working with a regional wastewater treatment facility undergoing process expansion from secondary to tertiary treatment facility. This ~$2B project is at the halfway point, and we can report on Reliability Centered Design (RCD) recommendations for major unit processes to illustrate the value of RCD. Recommendations include monitoring tasks, baseline assessments and process control enhancements. In addition, critical capital spares and design review have improved the inherent reliability of the design.

This discussion covers key elements of RCD, why designing for reliability is critical to lifecycle costs, and a status update illustrating the value of RCD for the project. In conclusion, we discuss the next steps and how to transition from RCD to a Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) asset management program.

About PinnacleART’s Water & Wastewater Services

Shrinking budgets, stricter regulatory compliance, and aging infrastructure and staff are some of the most pressing challenges faced by many water and wastewater agencies today. PinnacleART’s goal is to help facilities tackle core challenges with an integrated, reliability-centered approach. Implementing proven asset management programs can increase the reliability of aging equipment, minimize risk, and optimize Operations and Maintenance (O&M) costs while also improving O&M standards and overall performance. To learn more, click here.


August 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am
August 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:


AZ Water Association
Nevada Water Environment Association


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Las Vegas, 89183 United States
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