Course curriculum

    1. Science of Tribology

    2. Lubrication Types

    3. Lubricatiion Properties

    4. Module 1 - Assessment

    1. Lubrication Storage and Management

    2. Lubrication Delivery Systems

    3. Module 2 - Assessment

    1. Controlling Contamination

    2. Eliminating and Excluding Contamination

    3. Other Contaminants

    4. Module 3 - Assessment

    1. Lubricant Analysis Program

    2. Lubricant Analysis Program

    3. PM and PdM Fundamentals

    4. Module 4 - Assessment

    1. PM and PdM Maintenance Fundamentals

    2. Best Practices

    3. Assessing Your Program

    1. Course Assessment

About this course

  • $499.00
  • 19 lessons

Course Objectives

"Lubrication Fundamentals," a comprehensive course designed to provide a deep understanding of the principles, techniques, and applications of lubrication in various industries. Lubrication is a critical aspect of machinery maintenance, ensuring optimal performance, efficiency, and longevity.

  • 1. Understanding Lubrication Principles: Explore the fundamental principles of lubrication, including friction, wear, and the role of lubricants in minimizing these effects. Examine the basic concepts of viscosity, film thickness, and the lubrication regime to comprehend the mechanisms that govern effective lubrication.

  • 2. Types of Lubricants: Investigate the various types of lubricants, including oils, greases, and solid lubricants. Discuss the properties and applications of different lubricants to develop the ability to select the most suitable lubricant for specific machinery and operating conditions.

  • 3. Lubrication Methods: Analyze different lubrication methods such as boundary, mixed, and hydrodynamic lubrication. Understand the advantages and limitations of each lubrication method and how to apply them in practical scenarios.

  • 4. Lubricant Application and Delivery: Explore the techniques for proper lubricant application, including manual lubrication, centralized lubrication systems, and automatic lubricators. Discuss the importance of correct lubricant delivery and the impact on machinery performance and reliability.

  • 5. Machinery Lubrication Practices: Study the lubrication requirements of various types of machinery, from simple bearings to complex gear systems. Learn best practices for machinery lubrication, including establishing lubrication schedules, monitoring lubricant condition, and troubleshooting common lubrication issues.

  • 6. Environmental and Safety Considerations: Address the environmental and safety aspects of lubrication, including the disposal of used lubricants and the selection of environmentally friendly lubricants. Understand the importance of proper handling, storage, and disposal of lubricants to ensure a safe working environment.

  • 7. Condition Monitoring and Lubrication Analysis: Introduce techniques for monitoring the condition of lubricants and machinery, such as oil analysis, vibration analysis, and thermography. Explore how lubrication analysis can contribute to predictive maintenance and early detection of potential issues.

Course Pricing

Course Author

COO of ReliabilityX Joe Anderson

Joe Anderson is a distinguished professional with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, setting the foundation for his extensive career in asset management, maintenance, operations, and reliability. As a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) and a Certified Reliability Leader (CRL), Joe exemplifies a commitment to excellence. His expertise extends to roles such as Maintenance Lubrication Technician & Analyst (MLT II, MLA I), Black Belt in Reliability (CRLBB), and Lean-Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB), showcasing a holistic approach to efficiency and operational excellence. Joe's leadership has earned him recognition on a national scale. The United States Congress bestowed upon him the National Leadership Award for Business and Entrepreneurship, highlighting his outstanding contributions and impact in the field. An Instructor at the University of Wisconsin, Joe shares his wealth of knowledge and practical insights with the next generation of professionals. His commitment to education aligns with his role as a published author for industry magazines, where he imparts industry-best practices and innovative strategies. With over 26 years of experience, Joe's career spans various industries, demonstrating adaptability and a profound understanding of the complexities inherent in asset management and reliability. Joe's commitment to continuous improvement is encapsulated by his ISO 55000 Certificate (ISO 55K), a testament to his dedication to international standards in asset management. In a career marked by leadership, education, and publication, Joe Anderson remains at the forefront of driving innovation and excellence in business and reliability. His multifaceted skill set, extensive experience, and unwavering commitment to best practices position him as a visionary in the field.

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