USER FORUM Germany April 19-21 2021

USER FORUM 2021 in Muenster, Germany

The meeting tagline LEARN – SHARE – CONNECT encapsulates the concept of the USER FORUM: LEARN from PROGNOST System experts, SHARE your experiences during the second day of the USER FORUM through case study presentations, and CONNECT with your industry peers in a professional, yet relaxed, atmosphere.


The USER FORUM begins with presentations, hands-on workshops, and interactive sessions to increase your knowledge. The dual track agenda covers best practices, new features, and expert tips for PROGNOST®-NT, PROGNOST®-SILver and PROGNOST®-Predictor users.


The USER FORUM provides a prime opportunity to interact with industry peers and PROGNOST’s diagnostic, condition monitoring, and hardware experts.


The USER FORUM concludes with an Experience Exchange: Users present case studies documenting real-life experiences with PROGNOST technologies.

Preliminary Agenda

Welcome Reception at the Seaside of the Factory Hotel Muenster

PROGNOST Systems cordially invites you to attend the welcome reception which starts at 18:00 o´clock.

Get the most out of your monitoring system

For our PROGNOST®-NT and PROGNOST®-Predictor users we have compiled a full-day program. You can switch between the individual program blocks at any time and thus put together your very own individual program.

  • 09:00 – Opening and Welcome
  • System Functions
    • Recommended sensor positioning for best signal acquisition
    •  The value chain: From sensor to meaningful information
  • Early Failure Detection
    • How to detect performance dissipation and identify bad actors / Understand and use the unique Confidence Factor
    • Crankshaft monitoring: Main bearing, big end, and connecting rod / High Frequency Analyses (High Frequency Enveloping)
    • Differences of FFT analyses on reciprocating and rotating machinery / Successfully monitor “Low speed – High torque” applications
  • Key Note “Artificial Intelligence for anyone”
  • Machine Protection In-depth
    • 360° protection: signal plausibility, algorithms, voting schemes / Procedures and maintenance actions (Load changes, machine stop, wait)
    • Safety Integrity Level (SIL): does it guarantee availability or reliability? / Machine protection with Time Synchronous Averaging and temperature analyses
  • Advanced Diagnostics
    • Shaft monitoring on turbines: Filtered orbit, full spectrum / Gear monitoring: Gear mesh and Time Synchronous Averaging (TSA)
    • Perspectives on pV analyses: Theory, high pressure applications / Shaft monitoring: The validity of orbit plots
  • 17:00 – Closing of Day 1
  • Evening Event
    • An enjoyable evening awaits you in the most beautiful location of the historic city of Münster. It is said that love goes through the stomach. If so, then you will love the “Hafenkäserei”! Modern versions of regional food classics and craft beer from Münster await us in a convivial, cosy atmosphere.

Experts Experience Exchange means that Monitoring Experts and Reliability personnel from our customers in the Oil and Gas industry present real-life case studies. Revealing valuable lessons learned including analysis of failure data and Root Cause Analysis results. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to join in, share your own experiences in open discussions and leverage new knowledge gained from your industry peers.

  • 09:00 – Opening and Welcome
  • Loose Cylinder Liner
    • Visible since long time and looking like valve issue
    • Presenter: Reliability Engineer of TOTAL (Netherlands)
  • Ad-hoc mission
    • Faulty complex heavy load low speed Gearbox requests fast action
    • Presenter: Reliability Engineer HMEL (India)
  • Capacity control problem
    • Diagnosis of a problem that appeared randomly
    • Presenter: Reliability Engineer ILBOC (Spain)
  • Process problem shows up at the compressor
    • Start of a analytics cloud
    • Presenter: Senior Rotating Equipment Engineer Shell (Germany)
  • Technology topic “Development of Dry packing”
    • Presenter: Head of LNGM Operations Center Burckhardt Compression (Switzerland)
  • Stucking crosshead
    • Early vibration and later rising temperatures
    • Presenter: Instrumentation Manager Numaligarh (India)
  • How long a machine can be operated in case of a failure?
    • Experiences on 3 different incidents
    • Presenter: Eng. Machine Monitoring and Diagnosis BAYERNOIL (Germany)
  • System optimization
    • Based on experiences with machine abnormalities
    • Presenter: Process Technology Manager Versalis (Germany)
  • 17:00 – Closing and end of PROGNOST Systems USER FORUM 2021

Attending companies of previous USER FORUMs

Bashneft, Borealis AB, Borealis Agrolinz, Borealis Polymers, BP Raffinaderij, Braskem, Clariant, Covestro, DEA, Dow, E-On, Enagás, ExxonMobil Exploration, Gate Terminal, Holborn Refinery, INEOS, InfraServ, Innogy, Innospec, Kemya, Kinef, LALEH, LyondellBasell, MiRO, OMV, PDO Oman, Phillips66, PTT, Repsol, RWE, Sabic, Sibur, Slavneft, Slovnaft, Tatneft, TOTAL, Ube Industries, Yara, Zeeland Refinery, and many others.

Registration for USER FORUM

For registration please use the following form and insert all required data. Afterwards you should receive an email confirmation and we will get in contact with you to clarify all necessary information. Be aware that a attendance fee of 695 € will be charged, this attendence fee does not include VAT or accomodation.
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Are you or your peers located in north America, no problem the alternate event is located in Houston, TX USA.


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Picture Credits – Factory Hotel Münster


Reservations must be done on an individual basis by calling +49 251 4188 0, via mail to or through the Hotel’s website When calling, PROGNOST Systems guests must identify themselves as with PROGNOST Systems GmbH to obtain the PROGNOST Systems group rate.

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