Case Study: There & Back Again – Condition Monitoring Spearheading Defect Elimination

Daré Petreski , Technical Director, Mobius Institute


In this presentation, Daré will present a case study of a newly commissioned multi-million-dollar mining facility that was operated by an Engineering Project & Construction Management (EPCM) organisation with minimal maintenance experience and what effect that had on output.

He will also illustrate how everyday condition monitoring tools can spearhead a defect elimination initiative, eradicating the root cause of problems that lead to multiple and costly unplanned failure events.


A Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) with 30 years of progressive experience in Physical Asset Management, Maintenance, Reliability, Risk Mitigation, Continuous Improvement, Defect Elimination, Hydrocarbons (FLAC) Management and multi-technique Condition Monitoring.

Typical responsibilities encompass Staff Leadership/Management, driving System Implementation and Cultural Change, Technical Services Management, Business Solution Development, Education, Training & Staff Development.

An experienced change agent with commercial experience and an unwavering commitment to health & safety resulting in a career free from LTI’s and MTI’s, Daré has steered, managed and supported transitioning organisations across multiple industry sectors, both in Australia and abroad, in taking their next evolutionary step with their approach to physical asset management by creating sustainable performance improvements for operations/organisations.

An accomplished public speaker, Daré has delivered keynote addresses and presented papers at multiple Asset Management, Maintenance & Reliability conferences, as well as facilitating technical training/workshops across Australia, the Asia Pacific & Africa.

Industry sector experience includes:

Power Generation (Geo-Thermal & Coal Fired), Petro-Chemical, Oil & Gas Refining, Coal & Primary Metals Mining, (Underground and Open-Cut), Pulp and Paper, Food and Beverage, Agro Industrial, General Manufacturing, Education, Training & Development.

Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) since 2006.