LUBRICATION
FUNDAMENTALS

This course presents the fundamentals of machinery lubrication necessary for a foundational understanding of lubrication enabled reliability. A basic review of the important functions of a lubricant will be covered, then the course will continue to demonstrate the impact of contamination on machine components.

EVERYTHING YOU

NEED TO KNOW


1. HOW LUBRICATION AFFECTS MACHINE RELIABILITY

  • Financial benefits from achieving lubrication excellence
  • 4 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. ADDITIVES, BASED 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 1 of the 6 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 & reporting
  • How water contamination generates other contaminants
  • How to control and eliminate aeration problems

  • 5. GREASE APPLICATION METHODS

  • How to protect against incompatible grease mixtures
  • Best practices for the maintenance of grease guns and fittings
  • 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
  • Best practices for the maintenance of grease guns and fittings
  • Best practices for ultrasonic/sonic-based greasing

  • 6. OIL APPLICATION METHODS

  • Overview of oil lubrication methods/devices
  • Protect against problems caused by constant-level oilers
  • Overview of single-point direct lubrication systems

  • 7. 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 and 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 #1 cause of machine wear and how to manage it
  • 4 ways water contamination attacks lubricant additives
  • Managing the root causes of foam and aeration
  • Best practices for excluding and removing contaminants
  • How oil filters are rated
  • Best practices for water contamination from oil
  • The unique problems created by varnish

  • 8. OIL DRAINS, FLUSHING, AND RESERVIOR MANAGEMENT

  • How to optimize and extend oil change intervals
  • Interval vs. condition-based oil changes – pros and cons
  • Best practices for oil changes
  • Know how and when to perform a flush
  • The best procedures for oil draining and refilling

  • 9. STORING, HANDLING AND MANAGING LUBRICANTS

  • How to set up a world-class lube room
  • How to know when to reject a new oil delivery
  • 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

  • 10. LUBRICANT FAILURE

  • Know the factors which contribute to lubricant failure
  • Thermal and oxidation process and its effects on lubricants and additives
  • Identify common wear mechanism caused by debris
  • Recognize what causes lubricant degradation
  • Recognize the byproducts of lubricant failure and wear debris

  • 11. 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
  • Whether you are a Leader/Manager/Supervisor/Superintendent/Coordinator OR a Technician, Fitter, Maintainer or anyone looking to develop the fundamentals of Lubrication, this one-day workshop will be perfect.

    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 FUNDAMENTALS

    PRICES & OPTIONS

    Public Course Instructor-led, classroom learning 8 hours over 1 day $995pp +gst Register Interest
    Onsite Instructor-led, classroom learning 8 hours over 1 day Bespoke pricing Contact Us

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    COURSE OUTLINE

    • Maintenance and Machine Reliability
    • Tribology, Wear and Viscosity
    • Base Oils and Additives
    • Grease Fundamentals
    • Lubricating Oil: Application Methods
    • Lubrication Grease: Application Methods
    • Lubrication Application: Electric Motors
    • Particle Contamination
    • Water Contamination
    • Contamination Control
    • Oil Drains, Flushing and Reservoir Management
    • Lube Room, Handling, Storage and Management of Lubricants
    • Field Inspections, Basic Machine Care and Daily Rounds

    HOW IT WORKS

    • 4 hours of training, including comprehensive workbook
    • Public course runs over a half day, 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 an understanding of why lubricants should be cared for as an important asset and why lubricating machinery correctly is critical