By: Michael J. Fidel, manager maintenance, San Juan Coal Co.

High asset reliability is paramount to any capital intensive business. Successful reliability programs limit risk, increase runtime and reduce cost. Reliability initiatives are not maintenance centric, but a collaborative effort from all line functions within the business. San Juan Coal has embedded such an initiative in its mine and will share its journey with the implementation of this program; which will include insights into organization, equipment maintenance strategy, work planning, work execution, data analysis and process improvement.