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Meet the Speaker:
Christer Idhammar, IDCON

Session: Physical Asset Management – Challenges to Overcome



Christer Idhammar, Author, Founder and CEO, IDCON

Christer Idhammar is a high-profiled and world-renowned guru and expert within Reliability and Maintenance. He began his career in the Swedish merchant marine where he started developing the fundamentals of his Results Oriented Reliability and Maintenance Management concept. During the last 40 years this concept has evolved during his time as mechanic crafts person, engineer, manager, consultant, educator and philosopher, reliability guru and company leader. As a consultant he started the Idhammar group of companies in Sweden 1972 and his own company – IDCON INC – in Raleigh North Carolina, in 1985.



Physical Asset Management – Challenges to Overcome

Christer Idhammar, Founder and CEO, IDCON

In the late 1960s Terotechnology was what we called Asset Management today. Since then it has evolved in concept, but not many industries have adapted and implemented the full scope of asset management. This presentation will explain asset management, life cycle cost and maintainability, and reliability analyses with practical examples from industry (a copper smelter).




  • Understanding the scope of asset management
  • How it can be applied in an industrial setting
  • Identifying the obstacles to overcome
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