Attend RP's Root Cause Analysis conference in Houston

Paul V. Arnold, Noria Corporation

Learn the techniques that can help you protect your business against recurring:

• Failures leading to downtime and lost productivity

• Failures with significant legal and/or financial consequences

• Failures resulting in deaths and/or injuries

• Failures causing serious environmental damages


Anyone who needs the tools to eliminate or significantly reduce the guesswork associated with key decisions following failures should attend Reliable Plant's "Root Cause Analysis: Successful Applications for Plant Reliability," December 11-13, 2006, at the Hilton Houston Post Oak in Houston.

This workshop and conference will provide plant reliability, maintenance, design, and operations professionals with the opportunity to learn more about the RCA process and to share stories about its applications, both successful and unsuccessful.


As an attendee, you'll learn directly from practitioners - your colleagues and peers - who've successfully reduced the guesswork of running a plant by effectively executing a root cause analysis process in their business. If you're new to root cause analysis, come and get your learning curve on the fast track. If you're struggling to implement root cause analysis, come to find and eliminate your pitfalls. If you're experienced in the application of root cause analysis, come to gain new insight about the application of this powerful tool and to learn about the ever changing set of available root cause analysis tools and techniques.

Top 5 Ways to Improve
Root Cause Analysis
in Your Plant/Facility*

1. More Training
2. Use RCA more often
3. Make RCA a team effort - get everyone involved
4. Share results and communicate action plans at all levels
5. Management support for time and funding to do it right

*According to 550 maintenance and reliability pros surveyed about their plants RCA programs.

Any plant reliability initiative designed to eliminate recurring problems or reduce risk requires decisions and resources. Root cause analysis enables plant managers and engineers to allocate their time and money effectively by eliminating or significantly reducing the guesswork associated with key decisions. Simply stated, you can't correct a problem until you know what it is.

You have a mission to maximize profits, minimize injury and loss of life and to protect the environment. To do it effectively you must thoroughly understand what's going right and what's going wrong. Research and experience has proved that instinctive knee-jerk responses to failures are commonly wrong. Attending Root Cause Analysis: Successful Applications for Plant Reliability will give you the tools you need to successfully identify and correct problems before failures repeat themselves.

You'll save $225 when you register for the pre-conference workshop, "Root Cause Problem Elimination for the Operations and Maintenance Frontline" and the conference at the same time. An additional $100 savings is available by registering by November 9, 2006. Of course, your satisfaction is 100 percent guaranteed.

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