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Lubrication Technology

Course Syllabus

Basics of Lubrication

  • Solid Friction
  • Six Basic Functions of Lubrication
  • How to Reduce Friction
  • How to reduce Wear
  • Absorb & Dampen Shock
  • Reduction of Temperature
  • Minimising Corrosion
  • Seal out Contaminants
  • Lubrication of Rubbing Surfaces
  • Full Film & Thin Film
  • Elastohydrodynamic Film
  • Boundary Film
  • How to Lubricate
  • Over & Under Lubrication

Lubricants

  • Lubricating Oils
  • Mineral Oils
  • Synthetic Fluids
  • Compounded Oils
  • Fire Resistant Fluids
  • Characteristics of Oils
  • Viscosity and Viscosity Grades
  • Gravity
  • Flash & Fire Points
  • Colour
  • Cloud & Pour Point
  • Additives
  • Rust Inhibitors
  • Extreme Pressure Additives
  • Improvers & Depressants
  • Inhibitors & Deactivators
  • Demulsifiers
  • Detergents & Dispersants
  • Fatty Oil Agents
  • Solid Additives
  • Greases
  • Texture
  • Lube System Maintenance
  • Sources of ContaminationChanging Oil
  • Fluid Levels of Gear Units

Tribological Tests

  • Oil Analysis
  • Spectroscopy
  • Particle Analysis
  • Water
  • Infrared
  • Neutralisation & Precipitation
  • Foaming
  • Oxidisation
  • Sampling
  • Signification of Wear Particles

Bearings

  • Bearing Requirements
  • Load
  • Anti-Friction & Friction Bearings
  • Bearings Lubrication
  • High & Low Speed Limits
  • Surface Material Properties
  • Journal Bearings & Reciprocating Loads
  • Bearings Inspection
  • Removal & Disassembly
  • Grease Appearance
  • Load Distribution in a Bearing
  • Axial & Radial Loads
  • Lubrication Failures
  • Thermal Softening & Discolouration
  • Glazing, Pulling & Grooving
  • Welded Rollers
  • Adhesive Wear
  • Spark Erosion

Overview of Lubrication Systems

  • Grease / Oil Lubrication
  • System Types
  • Intermittent Lubrication
  • Manual Lubrication
  • Self-Contained Lube Units
  • Splash Lubrication
  • Drop Feed & Wick Oilers
  • Bottle Oilers
  • Continuous Greasing Devices
  • Force-Fed Lubrication
  • Mist System
  • Air / Oil System
  • Filtration Systems
  • Selecting Gear Lubricants

Filtration

  • Methods of Filtration
  • Filter Units
  • Levels OF Filtration
  • Filter Rating
  • Maintenance of Filtration Systems
  • Turbulence in Lubrication

Dates available on request.

Course Content

Aim:
The purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive insight into the applications of Lubrication Technology and how it is applied to different components and systems.

Pre-Requisites:
None.

Duration:
The course is of 5 days in duration.

Optimum Number:
Maximum of 12 delegates per course.

Training Aids:
PowerPoint Presentations, Course Handouts.

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