This course provides an overview of lubricant construction and the general principles involved in lubricant selection for typical plant machinery. MLA course provide a thorough introduction to the principles of lubricant analysis, including a review of methods to analyze lubricant health, lubricant contamination conditions and machine wear debris. This course will also discuss appropriate methods to collect samples as the first step in lubricant based machine condition assessment.

Course Contents:

  • Maintenance Strategies
    • Why machines fail
    • The impact of poor maintenance on company profits
    • The role of effective lubrication in failure avoidance
    • Lube routes and scheduling
    • Oil analysis and technologies to assure lubrication effectiveness
    • Equipment tagging and identification
  • Lubrication Theory/Fundamentals
    • Fundamentals of tribology
    • Functions of a lubricant
    • Hydrodynamic lubrication (sliding friction)
    • Elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication (rolling friction)
    • Mixed-film lubrication
    • Base-oils
    • Additives and their functions
    • Oil lubricant physical, chemical and performance properties and classifications
    • Grease lubrication
  • Lubricant Selection
    • Viscosity selection
    • Base-oil type selection
    • Additive system selection
    • Machine specific lubricant requirements
    • Application and environment related adjustments
  • Lubricant Application
    • Basic calculations for determining required lubricant volume
    • Basic calculations to determine re-lube and change frequencies
    • When to select oil; when to select grease
    • Effective use of manual delivery techniques
    • Automatic delivery systems
  • Lube Storage and Management
    • Lubricant receiving procedures
    • Proper storage and inventory management
    • Lube storage containers
    • Proper storage of grease-guns and other lube application devices
    • Maintenance of automatic grease systems
    • Health and safety assurance
  • Lube Condition Control
    • Filtration and separation technologies
    • Filter rating
    • Filtration system design and filter selection
  • Oil Sampling
    • Objectives for lube oil sampling
    • Sampling methods
    • Managing interference
  • Lubricant Health Monitoring
    • Lubricant failure mechanisms
    • Testing for wrong or mixed lubricants
    • Fluid properties test methods and measurement units – applications and limitations
  • Wear Debris Monitoring and Analysis
    • Common machine wear mechanisms

Course Objectives:

Participants will learn to properly sample, monitor health and detect additive, thermal and particle factors that degrade lubricants via on-site tests and lab analysis. They will review case studies, read and interpret oil analysis reports and participate in group problem-solving exercises.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for maintenance professionals, lubrication engineers, reliability engineers, manufacturing & industrial engineers; this course is also a helpful tool for highly motivated students and professionals at the same time.

Starting Date : 02-Feb-2017 Duration : 3 Days Fee : PKR 60,000/-

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