Following this training, the participant will be able to acquire the knowledge necessary to be able to read, understand and interpret oil analysis reports so as to maximize the return on capital invested in an industrial oil analysis program.
Industrial maintenance technicians, managers and engineers who are interested in learning about oil analysis.
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2001 - Machinery Lubrication I
The steps to follow to achieve world-class status
Costs and benefits: What to expect ?
The elements to intergrate to improve equipment reliability
Basic concepts of lubrication
The functions of a lubricant
The properties of basis oils
Minerals and synthetic oils
Hydrodynamic and elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication
The basics of oil analysis
Listen to your oils
Types of oil analysis
The application of oil analysis
Cleanliness of sampling bottles
Options for sampling lubricants
Ideal sampling locations
Effective sampling practices
Analyzing wear debris
How is wear debris measured?
How to set limits and alarms
Possible sources of metals in oil
Analysis of fluid properties
Viscosity and the viscosity index
The oil acidity and alkalinity index
Following AN and BN trends
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
Rotating Pressure Vessels Oxidation Test (RPVOT)
How to assess the presence of varnish
How to monitor the deterioration of additives
Contamination by particles
Filters and snifter valves
Contamination by glycol
Contamination by moisture and water
Contamination by air
Certification exam MLA I, is available via the ICML (International Council for Machinery Lubrication) the day after the 3 day course.