LUBRICATION SCHOOL
LEVEL 1

Provides the foundational skillset for applying best lubrication practices and product knowledge. You’ll learn proven industry methods for selecting, storing, filtering and testing lubricants to boost reliability and generate lasting results in machine efficiency/maintenance, plus a better understanding of oil analysis.

EVERYTHING YOU

NEED TO KNOW


1. HOW LUBRICATION AFFECTS MACHINE RELIABILITY

  • Financial benefits from achieving lubrication excellence
  • Four equipment maintenance strategies and when each applies

  • 2. LUBRICATION FUNDAMENTALS

  • Six important functions of lubricating oils
  • How oils and greases are formulated and why it is important
  • How friction is generated in lubricated machinery
  • The importance of oil film thickness and critical clearances

  • 3. UNDERSTANDING ADDITIVES, BASE OILS AND GREASE THICKENERS

  • How lubricant properties irreparably change
  • Seven important physical properties of a base oil
  • The importance of API’s five base oil categories
  • What causes grease to dry out and 18 ways to prevent it
  • How to detect the root causes of lubricant oxidation
  • When to select one of the six most used synthetic base oils
  • How to use temperature to determine the right base oil for your machine
  • How to select grease thickeners for your application

  • 4. LUBRICANT PERFORMANCE PROPERTIES

  • Key additives that enhance lubricant performance
  • Viscosity grades, measurement and reporting
  • Why viscosity index is important
  • Oil viscosity changes and how to set monitoring limits
  • Lubricant performance tests and reporting
  • How water contamination generates other contaminants
  • How to control and eliminate aeration problems

  • 5. LUBRICATING GREASE APPLICATION METHODS

  • How to protect against incompatible grease mixtures
  • Advantages/disadvantages of centralized lubrication systems
  • Best practices for greasing motor bearings
  • How to control pressure when greasing bearings
  • The unique problems caused by over greasing
  • 3 critical instructions to give your electric motor rebuild shop
  • Comparing single- and multi-point lubrication options
  • How to calculate greasing intervals/quantity
  • Best practices for ultrasonic/ sonic-based greasing

  • 6. LUBRICATING OIL APPLICATION METHODS

  • Overview of oil lubrication methods/devices
  • How to use oil mist and other automatic lubrication methods
  • Using pressure spray methods for gearboxes
  • Best practices for the maintenance of grease guns and fittings
  • Protect against problems caused by constant-level oilers
  • Overview of single-point direct lubrication systems

  • 7. JOURNAL BEARING LUBRICANTS

  • The eight most common journal bearing lubrication problems
  • How to select journal bearing viscosity based on speed

  • 8. ROLLING-ELEMENT BEARING LUBRICANTS

  • Nine factors affecting rolling-element bearing lubricant selection
  • How to convert required operating temperature viscosity to ISO viscosity

  • 9. GEAR LUBRICANTS

  • Five key requirements for gear oil
  • How to select the best viscosity for a gear lubricant
  • Best practice guidelines for storing spare gearboxes
  • 10 conditions that may require synthetic gear lubricants
  • Lubrication best practices for enclosed gears – a 12-point checklist
  • Mastering the challenges of open gear lubrication

  • 10. AUTOMOTIVE AND MOBILE EQUIPMENT DRIVE-LINE LUBRICANTS

  • How to read a motor oil label: what matters
  • The six critical objectives a motor oil must accomplish
  • Understanding API service classifications for engine and gear oils
  • Service classifications for automotive greases – how to select
  • Extending engine life – surprising engine oil filter study results

  • 11. COMPRESSOR LUBRICANTS

  • Steps you can take right now to combat compressor lubricant failure
  • The most common compressor lubricant stressors
  • When to use synthetic compressor lubricants and why

  • 12. STEAM AND GAS TURBINE LUBRICANTS

  • Why turbine/generator lubricants are the No. 1 contributor to forced outages
  • Comparing steam and gas turbine oils – how they differ
  • Checklist for best-practice steam turbine lubrication

  • 13. HYDRAULIC FLUIDS

  • How to select the ideal hydraulic fluid viscosity for gear, vane and piston pumps
  • Nine key hydraulic fluid requirements and why they matter
  • Specific conditions that may require a synthetic hydraulic fluid
  • Fire-resistant hydraulic fluids
  • Hydraulic system maintenance best practices

  • 14. CONTAMINATION CONTROL

  • Strategies for building reliability through contamination control
  • The seven most destructive contaminants and how to control them
  • Specific steps for managing a proactive lubricant maintenance program
  • The ISO solid contaminant code – understand it, track it
  • 10 ways to get more mileage out of portable filter carts
  • How dirt, metal particles and soot mechanically destroy machine surfaces
  • Guidelines for controlling machine surface fatigue and extending machine life
  • The No. 1 cause of machine wear and how to manage it
  • How to set realistic cleanliness levels for lubricants
  • Effective lubricant contamination control strategies for extending machine life
  • 4 ways water contamination attacks lubricant additives
  • How to set limits for watering-oil contamination
  • Managing the root causes of foam and aeration
  • Best practices for excluding and removing contaminants
  • The right way to control contamination in tanks and sumps
  • How oil filters are rated
  • Best practices for removing water contamination from oil
  • The unique problems created by varnish

  • 15. OIL DRAINS, FLUSHING AND RESERVOIR MANAGEMENT

  • How to optimize and extend oil change intervals
  • Interval vs. condition-based oil changes – pros and cons
  • Metrics for monitoring lubricant consumption
  • Best practices for oil changes
  • Know how and when to perform a flush
  • The best procedures for oil draining and refilling
  • How and when to use the bleed-and-feed strategy for extending oil drains
  • Selecting the right cleaning and flushing procedures

  • 16. STORING, HANDLING AND MANAGING LUBRICANTS

  • How to set up a world-class lube room
  • How to know when to reject a new oil delivery
  • Implement a lubricant consolidation program and select suppliers
  • Used lubricant storage, handling and disposal best practices
  • Bulk lubricant storage do’s and don’ts
  • Guidelines for storing and handling drums
  • Lubricant dispensing options and what you must avoid
  • Lubricant coding and identification systems – what works and what doesn’t
  • Portable oil transfer and filter carts selection advice
  • How and where to store oil transfer and filter carts
  • Understanding and managing lubricant storage life
  • Keeping grease fresh – best practices for storage

  • 17. DESIGN AND INSPECT FOR LUBE EXCELLENCE

  • Accessorizing equipment for lubrication excellence
  • Seven critical accessories for lubricant inspection and sampling
  • The right machine accessories for effective contamination control

  • 18. LUBRICANT FAILURE

  • Know the factors that contribute to lubricant failure
  • Thermal and oxidation processes and their effects on lubricants and additives
  • Common wear mechanisms caused by debris
  • Recognize what causes lubricant degradation
  • Recognizing the by-products of lubricant failure and wear debris
  • Distinguishing the specific test that measures the forms of lubricant degradation and wear debris monitoring
  • Interpret data to set alarms and limits based upon test results

  • 19. USED OIL SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS FUNDAMENTALS

  • Types and categories of oil analysis
  • Applications for oil analysis
  • Overview of oil analysis tests
  • Elements of a successful oil analysis program
  • How clean should oil sample bottles be?
  • How to find the best sampling locations
  • Oil sampling valve and hardware recommendations
  • A quick method for optimizing sampling intervals
  • An oil sampling technique that ruins trending
  • The importance of primary and secondary sampling points
  • Advice for sampling hard-to-reach machines
  • How to properly sample circulating systems
  • Safe, effective high-pressure sampling from hydraulic systems

  • 20. ESSENTIAL FIELD INSPECTIONS

  • 12 questions your oil filter will answer about your machine
  • Visual inspections you can get big results from right now
  • Quick tips for using scent, sound and touch to inspect lubricants
  • Lubrication Technicians
  • Equipment Operators
  • Fitters & Turners
  • Condition Monitoring Technicians
  • Craftspeople or Millwrights
  • Laboratory Analysts
  • Lubrication Engineers
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Maintenance Supervisors
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineers
  • Operations Managers
  • Reliability Engineers
  • CERTIFICATION WITH ICML

  • Upon course completion, you have the option to get certified through the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML).

  • WHY CERTIFY?

  • Certification is an important part of the training process because it confirms you possess the skills to do the job. Combining training with certification creates a knowledgeable and valuable employee.

  • WHICH CERTIFICATIONS?

  • Lubrication School Level 1 is designed to help you prepare for Level I Machine Lubrication Technician (MLT I) OR Level I Machine Lubricant Analyst (MLA I) ICML Certification Exams. https://www.icmlonline.com/

  • WHAT IS ICML?

  • The International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) is a vendor-neutral, not-for-profit organization founded to facilitate the growth and development of machine lubrication as a technical field of endeavour.
  • The brilliant Michael Hooper from word class lubrication specialists Noria, shares his knowledge and expertise to facilitate and train our Schools. He is also an experienced technical author, and has managed and set up numerous oil analysis laboratories. Fields of Specialisation: Machinery Lubrication, Reliability Engineering, Lubricant Analysis, Oil Analysis, Bearing Failure Analysis, Filtration and Separation, Grease Analysis, Condition-Based Maintenance, Lubricant Contamination Control, Hydraulic Fluids, Particle Analysis, Motor Oils and Engine Lubrication and Predictive Maintenance.

    For more info about content, schedule, pricing or onsite training, please contact:

    Sidonie Eccles-Kita:

    M: 0466 553 344

    sidonie.eccles@theeventfulgroup.com

    Lisa Irving:

    M: 0411 883 266

    lisa.irving@theeventfulgroup.com

    LUBRICATION SCHOOL LEVEL 1

    PRICES & OPTIONS

    Public Course Perth, Instructor-led, classroom learning 22 – 24 Feb $2495pp +gst Book Course
    Public Course Christchurch (NZ), Instructor-led, classroom learning 24 – 26 March $1995pp +gst Book Course
    Public Course Hamilton (NZ), Instructor-led, classroom learning 14 – 16 April $1995pp +gst Book Course
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    COURSE OUTLINE

    • How Lubrication Affects Machine Reliability
    • Lubrication Fundamentals
    • Additives, Base Oils and Grease Thickeners
    • Lubricant Performance Properties
    • Additive Functions
    • Food-grade and Environmentally Friendly Lubricants
    • Grease and Oil Lubrication Methods
    • Lubricants and Fluids for Journal/ Rolling-Element Bearings, Gears, Automotive, Compressors, Steam/ Gas Turbines, Hydraulics
    • Contamination Control
    • Oil Drains, Flushing and Reservoir Management
    • Storing/Handling Lubricants

    HOW IT WORKS

    • 24 hours of training, including comprehensive workbook
    • Focussed on the crucial elements of maintenance, lubricant selection and filtration
    • Public course runs over two and a half days, including lunch and refreshments
    • Option to run a private course, at your site, tailored for your company
    • Online course is self-paced and can be accessed immediately
    • Attendees will gain solid understanding of the crucial relationship between lubricant health and machine reliability, as well as understand how doing simple tasks or inspections right will significantly extend machine life and cut costs