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4005 - Lubrication Basics

Course number
On-site, at our offices or virtual
  • St. John's, NL - English
    Nov 28, 2023
    1 full day, from 8 am to 5 pm
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Duration: 1 day

Following this training, the participant will be able to understand the basic principles and the importance of the proper lubrication of mechanical parts.

Intended for

Technicians whose duties include carrying out mechanical maintenance operations in an industrial setting.


Next course in progression
4002 - Shaft Alignment
4003 - Bearing installation and maintenance 
4004 - Transmission systems
4009 - Dynamic Balancing

Course Content


  • Friction caused by slipping and rolling
  • Causes and coefficients of friction
  • Liquid film
  • Definition and indicators of viscosity

Characteristics of lubricants

  • Composition and properties of industrial oils
  • Grease types and properties
  • Grease selection and application

Selecting lubricants and lubrication methods according to machine type

  • Lubricating bearings
  • Lubricating gearboxes

Contamination control

  • Filtration methods
  • Filtration according to standards

Storing and handling lubricants

  • Storing and handling lubricants

Design and inspections necessary to achieve excellence in lubrication

  • Oil analysis
  • Leaks
  • Contamination
  • Developing a lubrication program

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