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QDG - The Road to Reliable Operations, Processes and Equipment

  • Business Career College 115 - 2323 32nd Avenue NE Calgary Canada (map)

All Quality Discussion Group (QDG) events are free to attend and open to anyone interested in participating in the discussion.


Reliability is a journey, not a destination.

Any manager wants a reliable plant equipment and operations. Huge amount of money and resources are invested in order to meet this purpose. In Canada for example, around $42 billion are spent each year only for sustainable natural resource use, mitigation of environmental impacts and Maintenance. A great portion of this money will be wasted if the people in charge of building the failure-free operations program are not aware of the techniques and frameworks to use. 

In order to get to the point of: Zero operation’ injury, Zero defect, Zero failures, zero downtime or least downtime, zero waste of time or product loss, least maintenance cost; comply with safety or environmental regulations, Mistake- proof procurement, proactive activities need to be undertaken and decision made.

Based on relevant standards and framework, this presentation will take you through all the signposts on your way. We will discuss how to move from criticality analysis to effective action that yields reliable operations.

Presenter Profile:

American Society for Quality Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE), Thomas Nounezi is a licensed reliability training specialist with over 29years’ industrial field and classroom experience in Operations Technology, engineering reliability analysis and implementation within power generation, Food processing, Rotating equipment; heavy-duty industries, Hydraulic pumps and valves. Thomas holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical engineering from the University of Ottawa, majored in Materials Science and Engineering reliability, Failure analysis.

Earlier Event: April 26
April Executive Meeting
Later Event: May 30
Dinner Meeting