Will you be attending MARCON 2024?

Be sure to check out our very own Scott Mawhinney, Vice President of Sales, as he speaks twice on March 6th!

Paper 7 – Enhancing Operational Visibility, Energy Usage, and Reliability through Cloud-Based Data Solutions with ESG Benefits

March 6, 2024
11:00 – 11:45 AM
Ballroom C

Decreasing the gap between fragmented facility data and effective decision-making is a formidable challenge. This presentation will unveil a solution aimed at reducing this gap. The proposed approach seeks to enhance operational visibility, optimize energy usage, bolster reliability, improve profitability, and overall contribution to your Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) objectives by providing real-time data access and analytics.

This presentation will delve into the critical business challenges posed by insufficient operational insight and the absence of streamlined data analysis within cold storage facilities. In response, the solution adopts a multifaceted strategy:

Cloud-Based Storage and Analysis: Cloud hosting services serve as the foundation for security, data storage, analysis, and visualization. The proposed solution utilizes open source versus proprietary solutions like MQTT to foster versatile and insightful visualization and analysis capabilities by integrating a historian and a data analysis platform.

Accessible Dashboards:  granting secure access to real-time charts and dashboards through the cloud-hosted solution, empowering them to make informed decisions. This emphasis on operational visibility, energy efficiency, and reliability enhancement guides their choices.

Demonstrating Value: The proof of concept (PoC) phase effectively highlights the advantages of real-time data accessibility to improved decision-making, cost management, facility performance, energy optimization, and reliability to showcase ESG performance indicators.

The PoC scope encompasses pivotal components such as design meetings, hardware setup, cloud environment establishment, and chart/dashboard creation, catering to various equipment data, spanning compressors, pumps, leak detection, and temperature sensors.

The architecture incorporates facility data, hardware, and cloud-based solutions. This approach, executed via private cloud instances from providers, ensures scalability, cost-efficiency, and adaptability.

This solution embodies responsible corporate practices by aligning objectives and emphasizing operational visibility, energy efficiency, and reliability enhancement.  Empowering decision-makers with real-time insights to serve as leaders for reliability, operational excellence, increasing performance, profitability, sustainability, and corporate citizenship.


Scott Mawhinney: Vice President of Sales, Process HVAC Solutions LLC
Tony Easterwood: Sr. Director Refrigeration Maintenance & Training, Americold
Kevin Jones: President, Ectobox




Paper 19 – Have You Optimized Your Reliability Using CMMS?

March 6, 2024
4:45 – 5:30 PM
Ballroom C

This presentation focuses on the integral role of Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) tools in bolstering Maintenance and Reliability (M&R) programs. It probes the configuration of CMMS to leverage essential Reliability data such as Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF), Mean Time to Repair (MTTR), and Failure Cause Remedy Codes (FCR) to foster continuous improvement. The shift from conventional calendar-based preventive maintenance (PM) to predictive-based PMs rooted in runtime totalization and condition-based monitoring is explored.

Key Discussion Points:

  1. Robust Asset Database: An encompassing asset database underpins informed analysis and decisions.
  2. Strategic Equipment Hierarchy: Determining equipment criticality aids resource allocation.
  3. Data Integrity Focus: The impact of data quality on decision-making underscores the need for reliable data.
  4. Essential CMMS Components: Navigating key CMMS components ensures efficient inventory and asset management, strategic work planning, comprehensive material history, and proactive PM/PdM planning.
  5. Optimal Spare Part Management: Identifying critical spare parts is pivotal for cost-effective management.
  6. User-Friendly Tools and Training: Accessible tools and comprehensive training enhance CMMS utilization.
  7. Software Administration and Upgrades: Robust software practices, including upgrades, enhance functionality.
  8. Cost Reduction via Data Analysis: Informed decision-making through data-driven analysis drives cost reductions.
  9. KPI Monitoring with Reporting: Reporting and dashboards for KPI monitoring engage management effectively.
  10. Data Integrity Audits: Regular audits ensure data integrity and optimal software use.
  11. Precise Failure Analysis: Valuable failure, cause, and remedy codes improve diagnostics.
  12. Accurate Tracking with Downtime Codes: Precise downtime codes enhance tracking and analysis.
  13. Comprehensive Workflows: Detailed policies and workflows streamline processes.
  14. Mobile Platform Accessibility: Mobile platforms boost accessibility and efficiency.
  15. Effective Lubrication Routes: Thoughtful lubrication route design promotes equipment longevity.
  16. Visual Inspections for Reliability: Visual walkthroughs enhance overall reliability.
  17. Strategic Reliability Roadmap: Crafting a clear reliability roadmap guides improvement.
  18. Informed Decision-making with TCO: Monitoring Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) aids asset and capital expenditure (CAPEX) decisions.

Participants are encouraged to explore how refining CMMS use, particularly via runtime totalization and condition-based monitoring, significantly impacts plant Reliability and operational excellence.


Scott Mawhinney: Vice President of Sales, Process HVAC Solutions LLC.
Lee McClish: Director Maintenance and Reliability, NTT Global Data Centers Americas