Troy Schwartz to Present on Critical Asset Performance Standards (CAPS) at RAMS 2014

Troy SchwartzCHARLESTON, SC - January 16, 2014 - Troy Schwartz, PE, CQE, CRE, CSP, CSSBB, Principal Reliability Engineer for Life Cycle Engineering, will present a session entitled, “Critical Asset Performance Standards (CAPS) for Offshore Reliability” at the upcoming RAMS (Reliability and Maintainability Symposium) 2014 conference. 

Critical Asset Performance Standards (CAPS) are designed to meet operational safety and environmental protection requirements. CAPS define the key aspects of safety-critical elements (SCEs), including equipment, procedures, personnel, inspections and verifications necessary to preserve the integrity of the control measures that reduce the risk of a catastrophic Major Accident Event (MAE). This session will offer an overview of the process involved in developing CAPS for integration into a Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) as part of an overall risk-based asset management strategy that provides regulatory compliance and system reliability.

The annual RAMS conference is the premier event in the reliability, availability, and maintainability engineering disciplines. Combining tutorials, presentations, CEUs, certifications, and networking into one week-long program, RAMS delivers cutting edge information to all technical industries.

The 2014 symposium will take place January 27th-30th in Colorado Springs, CO. Schwartz will present in the Topics on R&M Management and Risk Analysis track on Tuesday, January 28th at 8:00am.


About Life Cycle Engineering

Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) provides consulting, engineering, applied technology and education solutions that deliver lasting results for private industry, the Department of Defense and other government organizations. The quality, expertise and dedication of our employees enable Life Cycle Engineering to serve as a trusted resource that helps people and organizations to achieve their full potential. Founded in 1976, LCE is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina with offices across North America and experience around the globe.

About the Reliability Consulting Group

LCE’s Reliability Consulting Group (RCG) provides consulting, services and education. Our team specializes in providing client-specific solutions that help organizations improve their operating performance. RCG’s 30 years of field experience has contributed greatly to the evolution of Reliability Excellence (Rx). Our Powered by Rx® approach creates reliability-centric standard practices for business processes, operational and maintenance work execution, asset reliability and organizational effectiveness. Our “diagnose before prescribing” philosophy results in providing optimal solutions to our clients’ needs, including holistic transformations based upon our Reliability Excellence Model, targeted reliability and asset management services necessary to resolve specific tactical issues that are limiting performance, and change management services vital to the success and sustainability of most initiatives. 


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