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Zero Maintenance Workshop 2003 - Agenda

Yokens Conference Center
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Updated: 8/11/03

TIMES
Thursday, 14 August
1030-1200
Registration
1100-2030
Exhibits Open
1200-1230

Welcome and Introduction
Workshop Co-Chairs
Steve Adams
VP Engineering & Procurement, General Dynamics, Bath Iron Works
RADM Millard Firebaugh, USN (Ret.)
VP Innovation & Chief Engineer, General Dynamics, Electric Boat

1230-1415

Panel Discussion
Zero Maintenance Concepts in Use Today

Moderator
CAPT John Ingram, USN
Commanding Officer, SUPSHIP Bath
Industry Representatives
Jerry Fanucci
KaZak Composites
Roland Doktor
Warren Pumps
Chris Long
General Dynamics, Decision Systems
John Hamilton
Manager, Towed Array Handling Equipment Depot, NUWC
Dave Schreder
CAE Marine Systems

The purpose of this panel discussion is to hear how other non-navy shipbuilding industries are applying Zero Maintenance principles. Emphasis is on practical, real world examples from the manufacture of component(s) to system-level integration on platforms. The discussion will be reasonably unconstrained so we don't inadvertently discard a "good idea" that, at first blush, may sound totally unrelated to the design of warships.

1415-1430
Break
1430-1630

Panel Discussion
Zero Maintenance - Definition

Moderator
CAPT Dave Lewis, USN
Shipbuilding Director, PMS400D
Panelists
Tim Allen
SUBMEPP
Chris McDonald
General Dynamics, Bath Iron Works
Eric Jones
General Dynamics, Electric Boat
Vince Caccese, Ph.D., PE
University of Maine
Bill Dawson
Raytheon Company

The objective of this session is to clearly define what is meant by a Zero Maintenance approach. Session participants will work to define what a zero maintenance approach includes and, perhaps more importantly, what it does not. The scope of a Zero Maintenance paradigm will be delineated (e.g,, corrective maintenance allowed but not planned, differences between maintenance actions and 'housekeeping', etc.).
1630-1800
No Host Social - Cash Bar
1700-1800
Buffet Dinner
1800-1845
Remarks
RADM Charles S. Hamilton, USN
Program Executive Officer for Ships
1845-2030
CHOICE OF TWO PANEL DISCUSSIONS

"Where Do We Need Zero Maintenance Solutions?"

Moderator
Tim Bassett
SUBMEPP
Panel Members
CDR Dave Brodeur, USN
NSSF New London
John Edic
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Karl Hasslinger
General Dynamics, Electric Boat
CAPT Jim Wilkins III, USN
U.S. Navy Salvage & Diving (SEA 00C)

The purpose of this panel is to hear the Fleet and maintenance providers' perspectives. From the Fleet, this will presumably be a listing of what the dollar drivers are, and/or where labor intensive maintenance requirements are consuming too many sailor-hours. This perspective captures two of the major reasons for approaching Zero Maintenance (reduced O&MN dollars, and reduced crew size), so, we need to give them the opportunity to give us their vision of where maintenance efforts should be focused.
The Intermediate and Depot level maintenance providers should provide insight into what real "maintenance nightmares" they have experienced in the execution of planned and corrective maintenance.

"Technologies to Support Zero Maintenance"

Moderator
RADM Millard Firebaugh, USN (Ret.)
General Dyamics, Electric Boat
Academia Rep
Dr. Ken Reifsnider
University of Connecticut
Naval Rep
CDR Tim McCoy, USN
Associate Proffesor Of Naval Construction, MIT
Vendor Reps
John M. Burdick
Inframat, Inc.
Bill Nickerson
RLW,Inc
Jim Woodard
Warren Pumps
Dr. Bob Lowell
General Dynamics, Electric Boat

The objective of this session is to provide the audience with a broad overview of the types of technologies that will support a Zero Maintenance design. Technologists from DoD, industry, and academia will discuss new and emerging technologies and trends that can be used to change the way we design and operate our ships. Focus will be on new technologies (e.g., composites, coatings, MEMS / Nano Technologies, electric drive, EMHs / EMAs, etc), advanced monitoring and prognostic systems, automation, and / or processes and procedures that can enable a Zero Maintenance program.

2030
Adjourn

 

TIMES
Friday, 15 August
0700-0830
Registration
0730-0830
Continental Buffet Breakfast
0800-1230
Exhibits are open
0830-1000

Panel Discussion
How to Design for Zero Maintenance

Moderator
Bruce Rosenblatt
President, SNAME & Sr. Vice President, AMSEC, LLC
Panelists
Chris Long
General Dynamics, Decision Systems
Tom Stypinski
Gibbs & Cox (invited)
Ray Williams
General Dynamics, Electric Boat
Mark Oakes
John J. McMullen Associates, Inc.

The objective of this session is to provide an opportunity for design yards and equipment manufacturers to identify how we can design ships and equipment to support a Zero Maintenance paradigm. Discussions will include concepts for Zero Maintenance designs, how to eliminate troublesome systems or components, and what has to be changed (contracts, specifications, requirements, etc) to facilitate Zero Maintenance designs.
1000-1200

Round Table Discussion - Closeout
Focus is on summarizing and interpreting results from each session's discussions.

Steve Adams
General Dynamics, Bath Iron Works
RADM Millard Firebaugh, USN (Ret.)
General Dynamics, Electric Boat
CAPT John Ingram, USN
Supervisor of Shipbuilding Bath
CAPT Dave Lewis, USN
PMS400D
Tim Bassett
SUBMEPP
Bruce Rosenblatt
SNAME & AMSEC, LLC

1200-1230

Adjourn and Send Off
Steve Adams & RADM Millard Firebaugh, USN (Ret.)