Proactive Lubrication Maintenance - a pragmatic approach

Maintenance & Reliability Engineering

This course provides in-depth knowledge of lubrication maintenance and gives you the skills you need to tackle it both properly and sustainably.

These days, maintenance of installations goes far beyond mere 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 skills you need to tackle it both properly and sustainably.

In this 3-day course, 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 perform a correct oil analysis and how to apply the different aspects of proactive lubrication maintenance in practice.



Part 1

  • 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
  • Tribology
    • Friction, wear, lubrication
    • Task and role of the lubricant
    • Translating the Stribeck curve into installation specific lubrication needs
    • Interpretation of the Kappa value
  •  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 critical role do additives play
    • Characteristics of the different additives and choice
    • What does and does not work in which application
    • Recovery from deterioration
  •  Grease
    • Building blocks of lubricants
    • 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

Part 2

  • 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

Part 3

  • Proactive Lubrication Maintenance and Engineering
    • Obstacles during the PASTOE course
    • 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

About the trainer

Driven by a curiosity for people and technology, Pedro Viña is a lifelong learner and enjoys sharing his knowledge, practical experience and insights into industrial applications. 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. Within I-care, he is in charge of education, training and development for I-care's own employees as well as for end users in the industry.

Who is this training for?

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

Wed29 Nov '23
at 09h00 in Nivelles
29, 30 novembre et 14 décembre 2023
Rate members
1.895,00 €
Rate non-members
2.195,00 €
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