Machine Lubricant Analyst—Level 1


This 4-day course establishes the role of lubricant analysis for improving machine reliability. Each day includes vocabulary lists for new concepts and open-ended questions. Time is provided in class to complete about half of the questions. The remainder are to be completed during private study time after class. A post-course practice exam is provided at the end of day 4 to help gauge level of preparation for the certification. 

Course objectives

The course objectives include the following:
  • Establish the role of lubricant analysis for improving machine reliability
  • Provide an overview of lubricant construction and the general principles involved in lubricant selection for typical plant machinery
  • Preview handling, application and contamination control strategies to improve machine performance
  • 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.
  • Introduce appropriate methods to collect samples as the first step in lubricant based machine condition assessment

Recommended for

Plant personnel involved in any aspect of machinery lubrication, including maintenance supervisors and coordinators, reliability and rotating machinery engineers, predictive maintenance technicians and skilled mechanics.

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