Managing Ageing Plant & Facility

Panarama of Puerto de Castellon -  industrial port  in  Castellon de la Plana in dawn.  Spain
26th - 28th November 2018 | Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding how to manage effectively the performance of new and ageing plant, facilities and machineries
  • Learn the latest techniques in Plant & Asset Risk Management
  • Develop assessment instrument to improve asset availability
  • Master the process of developing zero based budgets, focused on reliability improvement of critical equipment
  • Explore accident data to show the extent of age and its implication to your plant and facility
  • Discover key premature ageing mechanisms, including signs and symptoms
  • Develop a condition assessment plan and utilize the data efficiently
  • Systematically analyse analyse the type of plant and process most susceptible to these mechanisms and current best practices
  • Reduce the risk of premature ageing
  • Optimize aging equipment to ensure that it stay safe and reliable
  • Utilize problem-solving techniques of Root Cause Analysis for Root Cause Failure for key assets
  • Benchmark performance against world class best practices

The current economic climate focused on productivity and cost cutting implies that assets will be worked harder, and that limits are to be explored in a safe and structured manner. This situation is already increasing the focus of many asset owners to re-assess their practices regarding asset health and integrity management. In order to get optimal cost effective performance and reliability, owners need to know that their equipment status is known and managed.

Many of the industrial plants currently in operations in Africa 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 economy. 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.

The issue of ageing plant & facilities, leading to an increased risk of loss of containment and other failures due to plant and equipment deterioration, has been shown to be an important factor in incidents and accidents.

Many companies may wish to operate equipment beyond its original design life or to repair or reuse equipment or to assess fitness-for-service and remnant life, but finds it difficult to achieve the right balance between assuring safety and cost-driven operation. They will benefit from knowledge about the risks and effects of ageing, the recent trends for asset management, and new technologies for maintenance, inspection, assessment and repair.

In addition to considering technological issues, the Workshop will also address softer management, people and competence issues that companies face in keeping equipment under control.

This Workshop will provide targeted information to help plant managers and operators better understand the issues of new and ageing plant and to promote best practice for managing assets.

Effective management of physical assets is essential to assure required availability and reliability while delivering value over their life. This workshop will give you the tools to develop and manage new and aging plant and manufacturing facilities.

“Ageing is not about how old your equipment is; it’s about what you know about its condition, and how that’s changing over time”.

By the end of this three-day masterclass participants will have a clearer understanding of challenges and problems faced when managing new and ageing plant or manufacturing facility for a safe and sustainable future. The masterclass will provide a platform where knowledge and experience can be shared and where participants can better develop plans and strategies that they can instantly apply to benefit their current assets based upon the insights they gain at the event.

This three-day workshop is designed for VPs, Heads, Directors, Chiefs, Managers, Superintendents, Team Leaders and Engineers who focus on dealing with integrity of plant and facilities assets such as:

  • Asset Integrity
  • Plant Management
  • Reliability
  • Asset Management
  • Engineering
  • Facilities Management
  • Production
  • Corrosion Management
  • Operations
  • Maintenance
  • Quality Assurance
  • Utilities
  • OHSE

Delegates will receive the Extensive E-copy of Topic-related Reference and hard copies of classroom case studies and exercises.

The trainer is an acclaimed maintenance and integrity specialist and has led his teams to many maintenance and engineering excellence awards. He has more than 30 years of experience and completed assignments in India, Australia and South East Asia, working as a project manager, engineering manager and integrity manager. He has presented numerous award winning papers at many maintenance and engineering conferences over the years, and has lectured on the Oil & Gas Master’s Degree at the University of Western Australia. He now acts as an asset management consultant, trainer, assessor and auditor

He works as a consulting Advisor with several major power, chemicals and oil & gas operators on ‘operational readiness and ‘life extension’ projects.

The trainer is a past holder of the “Maintenance Engineering Society” Leadership Award, and a past chairman of the ‘Asset Management Council’. He also holds a Master in Maintenance Management, A Registered Chartered Engineer Mechanical Engineering (CEng), a Chartered Marine Engineer (CMarEng), an awardee for Petroleum Processing Technology Award, a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP), API 580 Risk Based Inspection Certification, Certified Asset Management Assessor (CAMA). The trainer is a member of the Institution of Engineers Australia, Risk Engineering Society of Australia, UK Chartered Engineers, UK Chartered Mariner Engineer, Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.

He has helped many notable organizations achieve improved performance through training and consulting advice these include:

  • Acacia Mining Gold Plc
  • Alliance One Tobacco (M) Limited
  • Chemical Initiatives
  • Eskom Uganda Limited
  • JTI Leaf Malawi
  • Phoenix Beverages Limited
  • Premium Tama Tobacco Limited
  • SC Johnson
  • Silafrica Kenya Ltd.
  • Silafrica Tanzania Ltd.
  • Vale Mocambique SA PTTEP
  • ENI Australia
  • Woodside Energy
  • Saudi Tabreed District Cooling
  • Shuweihat CMS International Power
  • Bangkok Synthetics
  • UBE Chemicals
  •  CNOOC
  • Cairn Energy India
  • Wood Group PSN
  • BHP Billiton
  • Shell
  • BP
  • Power Gen
  • Dubai Petroleum
  • Total
  • Siemens
  • AMEC
  • Applus
  • ONGC
  • Santos
  • Origin Energy
  • Apache
  • Aker Kvaerner
  • British Gas
  • Oman Methanol
  • ELF Power
  • AGL Power
  • Talisman
  • Clough
  • CCPS
  • Stork
  • Sasol
  • Oil India
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Occidental
  • Chevron
  • Transfield
  • AkzoNobel
  • Scottish Power
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All information regarding the event will be listed on our event brochures. It contains all the necessary information such as the Investment Fee, Full Course Agenda, Top Learning Objectives, Trainer’s Profile, and more. You may request for an event brochure by:

a. Signing up on the Request for Brochure form located at the Event Page

b. Leaving a message to Sally via Salvo’s Support Message Box.

c. Sending an e-mail to

You will be required to provide details such as your Name, Organisation, Corporate E-mail Address, Contact Number, and Country of Origin.

The exact hotel location will be made known to all delegates privately approximately 1 month prior to the commencement date. We do have preferential corporate rates at the event hotels. Interested parties may inquire at or request for the event brochure. Delegates who have confirmed their participation with us will be contacted by our team as soon as a venue is finalised. Usually, we hold all our events in 5 star hotels based in the city centre.

Salvo typically provides a 10% discount from the original investment fee per delegate should a company send 3 or more delegates to attend the course. Specific discounts may differ for respective programs so please email for further confirmation on the exact discount.

Aside from the group discount mentioned above, Salvo offers a special Early Bird Discount once a new event is released. However, delegates must register as soon as possible since the special rate will only be available for a limited time.

The Investment Fee will cover all the course documents and materials that will be used during the training, as well as luncheons and coffee breaks during the training program. The Investment Fee does not cover the travel and accommodation expenses of the delegates, however, we can assist you by providing details on the estimated cost for both. The Investment Fee is also exclusive of tax. Taxes are to be borne by the delegate’s organisation.

Once you receive a copy of the event brochure, complete the registration form which is located on the last page and send it back to us. Upon receipt of the completed registration form with authorization, we will proceed to block the seat(s) on our system for your organization. Thereafter, the invoice will be sent out by our Finance team for processing of payment. 

Your payment can be made via Telegraphic Transfer or via Credit Cards through American ExpressMasterCardVisa or DinersBank charges and local withholding tax are to be borne by the registrant.

Full payment should be made within TEN (10) WORKING DAYS upon receipt of invoice.

Aside from the knowledge that our expert trainers are imparting, a Certificate of Completion will be issued to all delegates completing a minimum of 90% of the total hours of the course. Some of our events offer takeaways and free consultation after the course. It varies from programs to programs.

You will receive a pre-course questionnaire upon successful registration. Kindly state your specific concerns and issues on this questionnaire and send it back to us, as this will be consolidated and forwarded to the trainer during the formulation of the course agenda. Alternatively, you can also email us at regarding your concern so we can be in touch to ensure that your concerns is addressed asap.

The registration form carries at least a 50% cancellation liability 6 weeks prior to the commencement date of the event after a signed sales resignation contract has been received by Salvo. If we are notified less than 2 weeks prior to the commencement date of the event, full cancellation fees is applicable.

With that said, we do understand that last minute changes do occur in organizations due to last minute change in schedule, job requirements etc. As such, please contact us soonest at so we can assist in the best way forward for any changes.

Our events can be customised into in-house training programs for your organisation. Email us at to find out more information about in-house trainings.