3S10: Evolution of Condition Monitoring Program

Malcolm Osenton, Director - Reliability, The Mosaic Company


For many years, the Mosaic Company has operated a condition monitoring (CM) program in an effort to identify asset opportunities to avoid equipment problems and provide early detection of failures. Mosaic has worked with Allied Reliability Group to execute this CM program for more than a decade. Like many organizations, Mosaic is challenged to reduce costs to remain competitive in a global market and has modified the program towards this end. Malcolm Osenton, Director – Reliability for Mosaic, has prior experience in the paper industry with a successful internal program and then transitioned into the fertilizer industry inheriting an outsourced program. This presentation will provide insight into Malcolm’s perspective on CM programs and the evolution of Mosaic’s program through the years including his future vision to improve its ability to deliver value to the business.
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Malcolm Osenton has more than 30 years of experience in maintenance, reliability & engineering management. He is currently the Director of Reliability for Mosaic’s phosphate business unit, responsible for asset reliability improvements across 10 facilities. In his career, he has held leadership positions while working in the pulp & paper industry for 15 years, consulting engineering for 3 years and the last 14 years in the fertilizer Industry. Malcolm is a graduate of the University of South Alabama with a degree in Civil Engineering. He is a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional and a Certified Reliability Leader.