Proactive Lubrication Maintenance - a pragmatic approach

Today, plant maintenance goes far beyond lubrication and repair. Smart processes and methodologies are used to optimise the reliability of installations. This course provides in-depth knowledge of lubrication maintenance and gives you the necessary competences to tackle it both properly and sustainably.

In this three-day training course on 27 and 29 April and 6 May, you will learn how correct lubrication can increase the reliability of your installations. You will also learn about possible failure patterns and discover the characteristics and properties of base oils, additives and greases. You will also learn how to carry out a correct oil analysis and how to apply the various aspects of proactive lubrication maintenance in practice.



Day 1: 27 April

  • The positive effect of Proactive Lubrication Maintenance & Engineering (PASTOE) on the reliability of installations
    • Failure patterns of installations
    • Why PASTOE™ is a responsible choice
    • Identify your current strategy and its impact on profitability
    • Differentiation of the various maintenance strategies


  • Tribologie
    Wrijving, slijtage, smering
    Taak en rol van het smeermiddel
    Het vertalen van de Stribeck-curve in installatiespecifieke smeringseisen
    Interpretatie van de Kappa-waarde


  • Base oil
    • Formulation and API group of different oils
    • When to choose which type of base oil
    • Viscosity, viscosity index and consequences of wrong choice
    • Food-grade lubricants and policy on applications
    • Fire-Resistant Lubricants


  • Additives
    • What is the critical role of additives
    • Characteristics of the different additives and choice
    • What does and does not work in which application
    • Recovery from deterioration


  • Grease
    • Building blocks of lubricating greases
    • Translation of NLGI grade to use
    • Application oriented selection and use of greases
    • Lubrication and relubrication methods
    • Compatibility and effect of incompatibility between different lubricants


Day 2: 29 April

  • Translating what the lubricant tells us: Oil analysis
    • What are the different sources of contamination
    • Methodologies and house rules for lubricant sampling
    • Oil analysis as a choice: proactive and/or preventive
    • Integration of onsite with offsite oil analysis
    • Data interpretation, oil analysis tri-vector, trending, reporting and alarm settings
    • Bypass versus inline filtration
    • Role of oil analysis in condition monitoring
    • Tips for placing onsite mini-labs


  • Storage and Distribution
    • KISS & 5S
    • Storage and stock rotation methodologies
    • Lubricant coding, what works and what doesn't
    • Parameters affecting lubricant life cycle
    • Lubricant distribution, focus and stay on track
    • Lubricant and grease round
    • Lubricant condition optimisation


Day 3: 6 May

  • Proactive Lubrication Maintenance and Engineering
    • Obstacles during the PASTOE journey
    • Classic benchmark and assessment vs PASTOE pragmatic approach
    • Drawing up a business case
    • Front-engineering reliability kits & checklists
    • Steps to implement a Lubrication Maintenance Culture
    • What factors contribute to an engineered lubrication plan and lubrication procedure
    • Essence of Operator Care, Autonomous Maintenance, Single Point Lessons
    • RCA and RCFA within PASTOE, from symptom control to root cause approach
    • Qualifications and training programmes
    • To measure is to know: effective KPI's


Target audience

Maintenance managers, supervisors, team leaders and other professionals who have a steering role in lubrication management.


About the Teacher

Pedro Viña works as a senior reliability engineering consultant. Driven by a curiosity for people and technology, he is a lifelong learner and loves to share his knowledge, practical experiences and insights in rotating machinery. He has more than 30 years of experience in solving complex problems with creative "out-of-the-box" solutions in challenges of every major industry.

He developed his pragmatic approach in maintenance departments in Antwerp, where he started as maintenance engineer for a refinery and ended as technology manager rotating equipment for a chemical company. He gained in-depth knowledge and "savoir-faire" about pumps and shaft seals during 25 years in the role of subject matter expert with renowned manufacturers.


Event date:
Tuesday 27/04/2021 - 9:00
Thursday 06/05/2021 - 17:00
Radisson Blu Antwerpen
Koningin Astridplein 7
Antwerpen 2000
Price members:
€ 1.795 (ex btw)
Price none members:
€ 1.995 (ex btw)
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