Posted on November 26th, 2014
On September 26, 2014, John McLay (P. Eng., R.E.T., PE (First)), President of JMC Consulting Ltd. was invited as the Friday morning key note speaker for the Ontario Chiefs Conference, an annual event sponsored by the Ontario Institute of Power Engineers (IPE) designed to attract all plant facility chiefs, maximizes the presenter forum with a dedicated sponsor time meet and great, and provides training for both groups. For this session there were legal, jurisdictional (AIA) and technical presentations. All persons indicated they would be back next year.
Mr. McLay, an internationally-recognized expert in Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages, presented on the “Critical Operations Plan”, which discusses he opportunities and responsibilities the Operations group has to the overall success of a plant facility scheduled maintenance outage. In one industry towns, the success of the shutdown has a prominent effect on the company’s bottom line and can be the difference of maintain a viable operation or the plant facility being permanently shut down. In such cases if the plant facility is shutdown this impacts the community as a whole.
The event was a great success, and all presenters indicated their intention to return next year. Opportunities to meet with, and share ideas with, some of Canada’s greatest engineering minds are always a great honour and we extend our thanks to the organizers of the event.