Sunday, May 20 Course Schedule

Advanced Lubrication 301: Advanced Additives

Advanced Lubrication 301 covers the molecular structures and chemistries of lubricant additive types. Additives examined will include antioxidants, rust inhibitors, detergents, dispersants, antiwear additives, extreme pressure additives, friction modifiers and rheology and viscosity modifiers.

Advanced Tribology 310: Nanotribology 
This course will begin with an introduction to the topic of Nanotribology. The course will then cover molecular dynamics, tribochemistry and nanomechanical characterization. The course day will conclude with a module covering nanoparticle additives.

Automotive Lubrication 202: Gasoline
This course will begin with an overview of Automotive Engines and Transmission Hardware. It will then cover Engine and Vehicle Bearings, Engine Oils, Automatic Transmission Fluids and Tribology Testing for Automotive Components. The course will then conclude with presentations on Surface Texture Measurement: Analysis for Automotive Applications and on the Future of Automotive Tribology.

Basic Lubrication 101: Fundamentals of Lubrication
Basic Lubrication 101 is primarily for the person entering the lubrication field who needs a broad introduction to the field of lubrication, lubrication principles and lubricating materials. This course is also for individuals not directly involved but who need a broad overview of lubricants and basic lubricating components. This course does not require a formal scientific degree or background, although many technical terms and concepts are covered. Experienced people attend the course to be kept up to date on the latest developments, especially in those areas not directly related to their job function or area of expertise. Thus, Basic Lubrication 101 is usually attended by a broad cross section of people such as technical, technical service, sales, marketing, manufacturing, maintenance and managers who in some way are involved in the industry.

Hydraulics 201: Hydraulic Fluids and System Overview
Hydraulics 201 provides an overview of the basic mechanical components used in hydraulic fluid power transmission. The composition and performance of hydraulic fluids will be discussed. The course will also feature sections on maintenance and troubleshooting as they pertain to hydraulic systems and in-service fluid analysis.  

Metalworking Fluids 125: Health & Safety
MWF 125 provides participants with an understanding of the fundamentals of the primary health and safety issues with which fluid managers, machine operators, shop stewards and managers must be familiar to provide workers with a safe work environment. The program opens with an overview of essential industrial hygiene and metalworking fluid toxicology concepts. It then teaches the fundamentals of mist generation in metalworking fluid systems; reinforcing these concepts with a case study. A case study is used to familiarize participants with metalworking fluid microbiology fundamentals. This fictionalized case study steps through microbiology basics, microbe health risks, and microbial contamination control. The final course module presents an overview of Global Harmonized Standards (GHS) and their impact on the metalworking fluid stakeholder community.

NLGI Grease 101 (Presented in cooperation with NLGI)
This course is a comprehensive overview of all aspects of lubricating grease. Grease formulation components are thoroughly covered, including base oils and the many different thickener types. Manufacturing technologies are reviewed, as well as grease testing significance and methods. Included is a good discussion detailing how to select the proper grease for different applications, and a variety of examples of both industrial and automotive applications are discussed.

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