MARCON Training Symposium NOW VIRTUAL


Barre, VT, January 18, 2022: The MARCON Training Symposium, March 8-10, 2022, will now be a Virtual Conference beginning at 10:00 am EST daily. The Maintenance and Reliability Training Symposium hosted by The University of Tennessee Reliability and Maintainability Center is an annual event usually held at the Knoxville Convention Center.

The difficult decision was made to move to a virtual format. “There is still a lot unknown as to how the Omicron strain is going to affect travel and events over the next couple of months,” said Kim Kallstrom, Assistant Director of the Reliability & Maintainability Center, “this is a great opportunity to train and learn from your peers…from the safety and comfort of your home/office”.

There will be two days of workshops and the third day will be one track of paper presentations (6 sessions). This is a conference platform with an app where participants can connect and network with their peers and providers. There will be static booths featuring the leading R&M providers who will showcase their offerings. Attendees can get information, chat with the exhibitors, and schedule video meetings.

There is a powerful line-up of sessions including speaker Don Donofrio, Instructor & Consultant, The Snell Group. Don will present Workshop 6 – Just Collecting and Analyzing Data does not a Successful Program Make on Wednesday, March 9th, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. Over the past 3 plus decades, Electric Motor Testing has become a preeminent technology with a considerable suite of test capabilities that can be performed on de-energized or energized motors.

With the advent of more focused electric motor testing technologies there are numerous questions to be answered to support data collection and of utmost importance is data analysis. In this workshop, he will discuss test methods, data analysis, and how to effectuate a successful motor testing program. Data analysis can be quite complex especially when multiple data sets must be correlated to determine a probable fault. He will review some essential theories and discuss data analysis for most problems encountered with energized and de-energized testing. Case studies will be presented to show the effectiveness and capabilities of electric motor testing equipment.

Don will provide 8 specific elements that are necessary to successfully test motors and attendance of this workshop will provide attendees with great overall familiarity with electric motor testing, data analysis, and successful program implementation.

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The Snell Group is a Member Company of the Reliability and Maintainability Center at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. We will have a virtual booth at the MARCON Training Symposium, please visit, or schedule a meeting with us. The Snell Group is the industry leader in infrared (IR) and electric motor testing (EMT) education. Remember: Our Knowledge is Your Advantage!

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