Sunday, May 19 Course Schedule

ABMA Bearings and Their Lubrication (Presented in cooperation with ABMA)

This course includes a basic overview of bearings, their selection, precision and mounting considerations, and lubrication-related influences, including a hands-on failure analysis session.

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 301: 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 201: Diesel
Automobile Lubrication 201 provides a comprehensive overview of the various aspects of a typical diesel engine tribological system including modern fuels and lubricants. Lubrication and surface engineering principles will be applied to provide a unified approach to practical diesel powertrain systems.

Biolubricants and Biofuels
This course is an overview of current progress in the development and use of biofuels and biolubricants. The course elements will include an introduction to energy and alternative fuels; basic chemistry of biofuels and biolubes; general performance requirements; overviews of market progress; nitch markets; and governmental and regulatory drivers. Products currently in various stages of commercialization will be discussed. Information on European, U.S. and OEM views will be included. The course will primarily focus on biolubricants but will include a general overview of alternative transportation fuels. Biofuel feedstocks, production and quality issues will be covered. An outstanding list of speakers with first-hand knowledge in these areas will teach the course.

Hydraulics 201: Hydraulic Fluids and System Overview
This course 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 115: Metal Removal Fluids
Metalworking 115 covers the key concepts needed to better understand how metalworking fluids are prepared, used and maintained. Attendees will be informed about the reasons for using metal removal fluids and their functions. The chemistry of metal removal fluids, insight into the need to control microbial contamination and importance of adopting a health
and safety program in a facility that machines metal are covered. Key topics include measures needed to understand and control metal removal fluid failure.
 
Synthetic Lubricants 203: Non-Petroleum Fluids and Their Uses
This course is designed primarily for formulators and users of lubricating materials. Synthetic Lubricants 203 provides an overview of non-petroleum-based lubricants, their comparison to each other and to petroleum oil. Each section covers the chemistry, strength and weaknesses of each material and basic application.

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