Practical Lubrication Engineering for Engineers and Technicians

THE WORKSHOP

Basic knowledge of lubricants and their applications are very important for maintenance technicians and maintenance engineers. The variety of different lubricants increased considerably over the last 10 years and if the right lubricant is used at the right time and in the correct application, maintenance cost can be reduced and the life expectancy of equipment increased.

This comprehensive workshop focuses on lubricant management, design-applications, operations, maintenance and management issues and you will be provided with the most up-to-date information and best practice in dealing with the subject.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Artisans and tradespeople
  • Consulting engineers
  • Design engineers
  • Facilities engineers and managers
  • Lubrication technicians
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Operations and maintenance personnel
  • Plant engineers, managers and supervisors
  • Predictive maintenance professionals
  • Process technicians
  • Supervisors and foremen

CONTENT SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

Discuss briefly the composition of lubricants, crude oil derived lubricants and synthetic lubricants.

TRIBOLOGY

We’ll be looking at the cause of friction, and at heat, the result of friction, that causes wear.

THE TYPES OF LUBRICATION

  • Fluid and hydro-dynamic lubrication
  • Boundary lubrication
  • The characteristics of the lubricants under different operating conditions e.g. material surfaces, temperature conditions, load and viscosity of the lubricant
  • Different types of lubricants for different applications

THE PROPERTIES OF LUBRICANTS

  • Viscosity
  • Flashpoint and volatility
  • Oxidation and thermal stability
  • Demulsibility
  • Foaming and gas solubility
  • Corrosion prevention
  • Compatibility

LUBRICATING OIL ADDITIVES

  • Oxidation inhibitors
  • Rust and corrosion inhibitor
  • Pour point depressants
  • Viscosity Inhibitor (VI) improvers
  • Anti-wear additives
  • Extreme Pressure (EP) additives
  • Anti-foam additives
  • Detergents and dispersants additives
  • Demulsifiers and emulsifiers
  • Tackiness additives

TYPES OF LUBRICANTS

GREASES AND GREASE LUBRICATION

  • Grease characteristics
  • Lubrication grease classification
  • Choice of grease
  • Grease types and performance
  • Grease application and trouble-shooting
  • Roller bearing lubrication

INTERNAL COMBUSTION LUBRICANTS

  • Petrol and diesel engines
  • The choice of lubricant by engine type
  • Lubricant classification
  • Plain bearing lubrication

AUTOMOTIVE DRIVE LINE LUBRICATION

  • Viscosity classifications
  • Automatic transmission fluid

HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS AND FLUIDS

  • Hydraulic systems
  • Viscosity of the lubricant
  • Chemical stability
  • Fire resistance
  • Anti-wear
  • Anti-rust
  • Anti-foam

MISCELLANEOUS LUBRICATION

  • Steam turbine pumps and motor lubrication
  • Air compressor lubrication

LUBRICATION SYSTEMS

FILTRATION

  • Contamination fundamentals
  • Contamination generation
  • Cleanliness control
  • Filter fundamentals
  • Filter performance and testing
  • Flashing

CONDITIONS ASSESSMENT OF ROTATING MACHINERY

  • Monitoring techniques
  • Vibration analysis
  • Oil analysis

TRIBOLOGY ROOT CAUSES OF FAILURES

  • Fluid contamination control
  • Leakage stability
  • Fluid chemical stability
  • Temperature stability
  • Wear stability

STORAGE

  • Safety issues
  • Shelf life
  • Contamination potential

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