Lubrication: Contamination Control, Oil Analysis & Reliability

Based on the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) Body of Knowledge for Machinery Lubrication Technician (MLT I), these hands-on course is designed to give attendees not just the theory but practical tools they can use to improve Plant’s maintenance practice and equipment reliability.

Salvo Global’s certification course, based on our experience, is targeted at helping your company’s reliability drive in the areas of lubrication, oil analysis and contamination control. The course not only covers the fundamentals, but provides best practice solutions to ensure your plant achieves world class levels in lubrication management. The course is designed to be interactive, and attendees will be encouraged to participate with questions and discussion. Worked examples and Case Studies will be a key part in this training. The content covers the body of knowledge as laid out by the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) for Machine Lubrication Technician Level I (MLTI) and Machine Lubricant Analyst Level I (MLAI) certification. Get your staff qualified and on the road to achieving best practice and world class standards.

Get Qualified by the International Council for Machinery Lubrication

Transfer your skills to new career opportunities. A qualification from ICML will aid compliance with your company’s ISO 9001:2000 Quality management systems – Requirements for training and qualification of personnel. The International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML), offering examinations which comply with the latest international standard ISO 18436-4:2008 Condition monitoring and diagnostics of machines — Requirements for qualification and assessment of personnel — Part 4: Field Lubricant Analysis.

There are many good reasons to be certified:

  • Credibility
  • Enhances professional reputation
  • Personal accomplishment
  • Supports continued professional development
  • Demonstrates a high level of commitment to the field of practice
  • Demonstrates a certain level of knowledge and skill
  • Increases opportunities for career advancement and/or increased earnings
  • Increases and/or validates skills and knowledge

There are many good reasons to certify your employees:

  • Improved customer satisfaction
  • Increased safety
  • Increased competence level of employees
  • Used in making employment decisions
  • Provides professional development opportunities for employees
  • Ongoing enhancement of knowledge and skills
  • Increased confidence in employee’s abilities
  • Demonstrates employer’s commitment to competence

Top Learning Objectives

  • Understand how lubricants work, how to create lubricant specifications for different types of machines, and how to manage their condition.
  • Discover how to optimize and manage lubrication PM’s.
  • Master how to select oil or grease, the most effective application method, and how to determine the optimum application amount and frequency.
  • Understand how to identify, prevent, and remediate lubricant contamination.
  • Explore how to design, manage and utilize a world-class lubricant storage, handling and dispensing system.
  • Discover how to modify equipment for lubrication, inspection, oil analysis, and contamination control.
  • Learn how to identify gaps in your program and create a game plan for success.
  • Utilize the latest best practices and strategy in Lubrication
  • Avoid guess work out of machinery lubrication

Who Should Attend?

This course is very relevant to technical engineers and professionals who handle and are responsible for their organisations’ Lubrication; as well as the overall smooth operations and processes of their organizations’ plants and machineries. These include Superintendents, Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders, Heads of Department, Engineers, Foreman, Planners, Directors of the following departments:

  • Plant Managers, Engineers and Operators
  • Maintenance Managers, supervisors and Technicians
  • Operations Managers
  • Journeymen and Millwrights
  • Mechanics
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineers
  • Reliability Engineers
  • Predictive Maintenance Technicians
  • Condition Monitoring Specialists
  • Lubrication Technicians
  • Oil Analysis Practitioners

from the following industries:

  • Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Power & Utilities
  • Engineering
  • Oil & Gas
  • Petrochemicals
  • Chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food & Beverage
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Aviation
  • FMCG
  • Telecommunications
  • Support Services
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Agriculture

Trainer's Background

The trainer is a graduate Mechanical Engineer from the University of Cape Town and began his maintenance career working in the mining industry. This experience included condition monitoring with a focus on oil analysis and Tribology. In 1994, he provided technical support on his contamination monitoring instruments to clients in a variety of industries. He later joined Entek IRD to work in product management of their oil analysis tools, as well as providing a technical support role including training on oil analysis to international clients. For the last 10 years, he has been presenting training classes and undertaking consulting projects on an international level on behalf of Noria Corp and other key clients such as BP, Dow Corning, Marathon Oil and Cargill. He attained his CMRP (Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional) status with SMRP (Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals) and has been involved with ICML (International Council for Machinery Lubrication), as well as working on various related ISO working groups. He is currently managing director of KEW Engineering Ltd.

Event Details

6th – 8th July 2020
Accra, Ghana