Introduction to Lubrication and Oil Analysis Training

Noria Corporation




Introduction to Machinery Lubrication and Oil Analysis

In this three-day training course, you'll gain skills that you can use right away to reduce downtime and operating costs.

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What You Will Learn:

How Lubrication Affects Machine Reliability

• Financial benefits from achieving lubrication excellence

• Five equipment maintenance strategies, and when each applies

• Important implementation steps to lubrication excellence

• 10 roadblocks to achieving lubrication excellence

Lubrication Fundamentals

• Six important functions of lubricating oils

• How oils and greases are formulated and why it is important

• How friction is generated in lubricated machinery

• The importance of oil film thickness and critical clearances

Understanding Additives, Base Oils and Grease Thickeners

• How lubricant properties irreparably change

• Seven important physical properties of a base oil

• The importance of API’s five base oil categories

• When to select one of the six most commonly used synthetic base oils

• How to use temperature to determine the right base oil for your machine

• How to select grease thickeners for your application

Lubricant Performance Properties

• 14 key additives that enhance lubricant performance

• Understanding viscosity grades, measurement, and reporting

• Why Viscosity Index is important and how it improves your work

• Lubricant performance tests and reporting – what you need to know

• How water contamination generates other contaminants

• How to control and eliminate aeration problems

Food-grade and Environmentally-friendly Lubricants

• Important USDA requirements and government regulations for food-grade lubricants

• What you need to know about food-grade additives, base oils and grease thickeners

• Advantages and disadvantages of food-grade lubricants

Lubricating Grease Application Methods

• Seven tips for avoiding incompatible grease mixtures

• Advantages and disadvantages of centralized lubrication systems

• Best practices for greasing motor bearings

• How to calculate greasing intervals and quantity

• Best practices for ultrasonic/sonic-based greasing

• Important tips for working with your motor rebuild shop

Lubricating Oil Application Methods

• Overview of oil lubrication methods and devices

• How to use oil mist and other automatic lubrication methods

• Using pressure spray methods for gearboxes

• Best practices for the maintenance of grease guns and fittings

• Overview of single-point direct lubrication systems

Selecting Lubricants

• Journal and rolling-element bearings

• Open and closed gears

• Gas engine and gas compressors

• Air compressors

• Hydraulic fluids

• Steam and gas turbines

• Process pumps

• Multipurpose grease

• Oil mist lubricants

Lubricant Contamination Control

• Building reliability through contamination control

• Seven most destructive contaminants and how to control them

• Three steps to proactive maintenance

• Understanding the ISO Solid Contaminant Code

• 10 ways to maximize filter cart usage

Oil Drains, Flushing, and Reservoir Management

• How to optimize and extend oil change intervals

• Interval vs. condition-based oil change

• How to monitor lubricant consumption

• Best practices for oil changes

• How and when to perform a flush

• Selecting appropriate cleaning and flushing procedures

Storage, Handling, and Managing Lubricants

• How to set up a world-class lube room

• How to optimize lubricant selection/procurement

• How to implement a lubricant consolidation program and select suppliers

• Best practices for inspecting/testing new lubricants

• Used lubricant storage, handling, and disposal best practices

Design and Inspect for Lube Excellence

• World-class strategies for accessorizing equipment for lubrication excellence

• Seven critical accessories for inspection and sampling

• Seven critical accessories for contamination control prevention

• Eight essential lubrication accessories

• What your breather is telling you about your machine

Used Oil Analysis Fundamentals

• What oil analysis can tell you

• Types and categories of oil analysis

• Applications for oil analysis

• Overview of oil analysis tests

Oil Sampling – The Very Best Practices

• 11 elements of a successful oil analysis program

• How clean should sample bottles be?

• How to find the best sampling locations

• Sampling valves and hardware recommendations

• A quick method for optimizing sampling intervals

• An oil sampling technique that ruins trending

• The importance of primary and secondary sampling points

• How to properly sample circulating systems

• Safe, effective high-pressure sampling from hydraulic systems

• Best practices for sampling splash-, collar-, and ring-lubricated systems

Essential Field Inspections

• 12 questions your filter will answer about your machine

• Which visual inspections can provide big results

• Used filter inspections

• Quick tips for using scent, sound, and touch to inspect lubricants


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