COURSE CONTENT

LEVEL 1

Level 1 provides the foundational skillset for applying best lubrication practices and product knowledge. Students can move away from the “old school” methods of vague, non-specific lubrication procedures and implement an excellent lubrication program in any industrial workplace. Students gain much more than pointers on lubricating a machine – they learn proven industry methods for selecting, storing, filtering and testing lubricants to boost reliability and generate lasting results in machine efficiency/maintenance. They also gain better understanding of oil analysis, so they can align their efforts with those of maintenance professionals or oil analysis experts.

  • How Lubrication Affects Machine Reliability
  • Lubrication Fundamentals
  • Understanding Additives, Base Oils and Grease Thickeners
  • Lubricant Performance Properties
  • Food-grade and Environmentally-friendly Lubricants
  • Lubricating Grease Application Methods
  • Lubricating Oil Application Methods
  • Journal Bearing Lubricants
  • Rolling-element Bearing Lubricants
  • Gear Lubricants
  • Automotive and Mobile Equipment Drive-line Lubricants
  • Compressor Lubricants
  • Steam and Gas Turbine Lubricants
  • Hydraulic Fluids
  • Contamination Control
  • Oil Drains, Flushing and Reservoir Management
  • Storing, Handling and Managing Lubricants
  • Design and Inspect for Lube Excellence
  • Used Oil Sampling and Analysis Fundamentals
  • Essential Field Inspections

LEVEL 2

Level 2 covers advanced lubrication topics like lubricant selection, troubleshooting, predictive maintenance and more. Professionals who already understand the benefits and potential in excellent lubrication practices will greatly benefit from the “big picture” aspect of Level 2; gaining the tools to make comprehensive improvements in the workplace that save big on time, money, and even storage space and training resources.

  • Lubrication PM Optimisation and Design
  • Troubleshooting Lubrication Problems
  • Lubrication and Oil Analysis Metrics
  • Oil Drains, Flushing and Reservoir Management
  • Accessorising New Equipment for Lubrication Excellence
  • Lubricating Grease Application
  • Lubricant Application
  • Lubrication Fundamentals
  • Base Oils
  • Viscosity and Viscosity Index
  • Oxidation and Thermal Stability
  • Air Release and Foam Control
  • Lubricant Degradation
  • Leakage Stability
  • Lubricant Selection and Consolidation