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Oil Analysis Offers Far Superior Early Warning Signals Than Other Maintenance Tools - Even Vibration Analysis

You Will Learn How To:

  • Easily interpret oil analysis reports
  • Squeeze maximum life from lubricants
  • Pull oil samples for optimum results
  • Reduce oil consumption for quick savings

The Course:

  1. Fast paced technical survey designed to provide a technical intro to the field of oil analysis
  2. The course covers lube fundamentals and the roles of oil analysis in machinery reliability
  3. It covers oil sampling practices and the tests commonly used to evaluate the lubricant's condition, monitoring common contaminants and detect abnormal machine wear in more detail. 
  4. Brief intro to field tests and inspections
  5. Ideal for managers and craftsmen who aren't directly involved with oil analysis for machine condition monitoring but who require more than just a cursory understanding of the field
  6. Intro for someone who will be directly involved with oil analysis and wants to become familiar with the general concepts and terminology before undertaking more thorough training

Course Outline:

  • Lube Fundamentals
    • Knowing what makes oil degrade and how to delay it
    • Functions of oil and consequences once oil degrades
  • Role of Oil Analysis in Machine Reliability
    • Oil Analysis providing critical feedback about machine condition
    • Oil Analysis providing vision to proactive maintenance program
  • Oil Sampling - the very best practices
    • Six steps to reliable and easy oil sampling
    • How to find the best sampling location and procedures in pulling a sample
    • Objectives and required components for a successful oil sampling
  • Fluid Properties Analysis
    • Four common root causes of oil degradation
    • Recognizing and controlling degradation
    • Monitoring and determining oil life using technologies
    • How to recognize oxidative, thermal or additive failures
  • Contamination monitoring and control
    • Understanding common contaminants, who they are, where they come from and how to neutralize them
    • Oil cleanliness and life extension benefits using ISO solid contamination code
    • Portable filtration carts - 3 ways to use them
  • Intro to Wear Debris Monitoring and Analysis
    • How wear metals are measured by common technologies and the key differences
    • Using ferrous density to determine the severity of wear problem
    • Using analytical ferrography for advanced fault detection and RCA
  • Intro to Field Tests and Inspections
    • How to inspect vents and breathers
    • Getting valuable info from used filters
    • Using your 4 senses to detect problems early on
    • How an unwanted business card can reveal oil oxidation
    • Screening for water with a simple hot plate
    • Turn your kitchen blender into a test for demulsibility and foam tendency
  • Oil Analysis Lab Tour and Hands-on

You Use Any of These Machines, This Training Is A Must:

  • Gearboxes
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Compressors
  • Final Drivers
  • Hydrostatic Transmissions
  • Rolling Mills
  • Motor Bearings
  • Paper Machines
  • Diesel Engines
  • Blowes / Fans
  • Process Pumps
  • Gas Turbines
  • Steam Turbines

Who Should attend?

  • All Maintenance Professionals
  • Laboratory Analysts
  • Vibration Instrument Specialists
  • Craftsman or Millwrights
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineers
  • Lubrication Technicians and Engineers
  • Equipment Operators
  • Reliability Engineers
  • Predictive Maintenance Technicians

What Industries Will Benefit?

  • Process Manufacturing
  • Primary Metals
  • Automotive Manufacturing
  • General Manufacturing
  • Municipal Utilities
  • Power Generation
  • Aerospace
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Earthmoving
  • Petrochemical
  • Transportation