Machinery Lubrication Analysis - Level I

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The course provides guidance and competency development to take the Machinery Lubrication Analyst – MLA ISO 18436-4 Exam offered through the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML). Preparation in the following areas: I. Maintenance Strategies II. Lubrication Theory/Fundamentals III. Lubricant Selection IV. Lubricant Application V. Lube Storage and Management VI. Lube Condition Control VII. Oil Sampling VIII. Lubricant Health Monitoring
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المخرجات الرئيسية

The details of fluid analysis, the instruments and tests.
An in-depth examination of data interpretation.
Operate with improved technical skills for lubrication tasks and basic lubricant analysis for machine condition monitoring.
How to utilize oil analysis by understanding process stress, contamination, and wear debris that could harm systems.
Clear and defined tasks associated with oil changes, top-ups, greasing bearings, lubricant receiving and proper storage and care of lubricants.

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We are worldwide professionals providing class room and online interactive technical trainings, based in Queensland – Australia. Teaching staff are real practitioners specialized in delivering knowledge of Machinery Diagnostics techniques from basic levels to the most advanced. Helping technical teams to develop their knowledge, knowing how to best utilize the most advanced diagnostics techniques and improve site performance through delivering accredit trainings and guiding them to the best practices.

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Day 1
I. Maintenance Strategies
A. Why machines fail B. The impact of poor maintenance on company profits C. The role of effective lubrication in failure avoidance D. Lube routes and scheduling E. Oil analysis and technologies to assure lubrication effectiveness. F. Equipment tagging and identification.
II. Lubrication Theory/Fundamentals
A. Fundamentals of tribology B. Functions of a lubricant C. Hydrodynamic lubrication (sliding friction) D. Elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication (rolling friction) E. Mixed-film lubrication F. Base-oils G. Additives and their functions H. Oil lubricant physical, chemical and performance properties and classifications. I. Grease lubrication
III. Lubricant Selection
A. Viscosity selection B. Base-oil type selection C. Additive system selection D. Machine specific lubricant requirements E. Application and environment related adjustments.
Day 2
IV. Lubricant Application
A. Basic calculations for determining required lubricant volume. B. Basic calculations to determine re-lube and change frequencies. C. When to select oil; when to select grease. D. Effective use of manual delivery techniques. E. Automatic delivery systems. 1. Automated deliver options. a) Automated grease systems b) Oil mist systems c) Drip and wick lubricators 2. Deciding when to employ automated lubricators. 3. Maintenance of automated lubrication systems.
V. Lube Storage and Management
A. Lubricant receiving procedures. B. Proper storage and inventory management. C. Lube storage containers D. Proper storage of grease-guns and other lube application devices. E. Maintenance of automatic grease systems. F. Health and safety assurance.
VI. Lube Condition Control
A. Filtration and separation technologies. B. Filter rating. C. Filtration system design and filter selection.
Day 3
VII. Oil Sampling
A. Objectives for lube oil sampling B. Sampling methods C. Managing interference 1. Bottle cleanliness and management 2. Flushing 3. Machine conditions appropriate for sampling
VIII. Lubricant health monitoring
A. Lubricant failure mechanisms 1. Oxidative degradation a) The oxidation process b) Causes of oxidation c) Effects of oxidative degradation 2. Thermal degradation a) The thermal failure process b) Causes of thermal failure c) Effects of thermal degradation 3. Additive depletion/degradation a) Additive depletion mechanisms b) Additives at risk for depletion degradation B. Testing for wrong or mixed lubricants 1. Baselining physical and chemical properties tests 2. Additive discrepancies
Day 4
VIII. Lubricant health monitoring (cont.)
C. Fluid properties test methods and measurement units - applications and limitations. 1. Kinematic Viscosity (ASTM D445) 2. Absolute (Dynamic) Viscosity (ASTM D2893) 3. Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 4. Acid Number (ASTM D974 et al) 5. Base Number (ASTM D974 et al) 6. Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) analysis 7. Rotating Pressure Vessel Oxidation Test (ASTMD2272) 8. Atomic Emission Spectroscopy D. Wear Debris Monitoring and Analysis 1. Particle Quantifier Index 2. Laser Particle Counting 3. Laser Net Fines 4. Direct Read Ferrography 5. Analytical Ferrography E. Data Interpretation 1. Wear 2. Contamination 3. Condition 4. Performance 5. Trending 6. Setting Alarm Limits 7. Establishing and Managing KPIs
Day 5
MLA Exam
3 Hours, 100 questions, multiple choice. No reference materials allowed.

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This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
Common job titles for the individual who would become a certified Machinery Lubrication Analyst include lubrication technicians, PM technicians, millwrights, mechanics, reliability engineers, maintenance managers, etc. Typically, this individual has regular contact with machinery and has routine influence over the condition of lubricants in use. The individual is likely to be directly involved in the machine lubrication process and reliability such as:
Manufacturing and industrial engineers
Maintenance managers
Predictive maintenance technicians
Reliability engineers
Craftsmen & millwrights
All who seek to improve reliability programs


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