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OMA I:
The STLE Oil Monitoring Analyst Certification has been redefined and testing updated to more closely reflect the International Standard ISO 18436-4. STLE OMA I reflects the testing requirements stated in ISO 18436-4 Category II and STLE OMA II reflects the testing requirements stated in ISO 18436-4 Category III.
The Oil Monitoring Analyst I (OMA I) exam is designed to test and document the knowledge of an individual who conducts first echelon oil monitoring and analysis, as it applies to lubrication analysis and machine condition monitoring. The emphasis of this exam is the routine operation of an oil analysis program.

Who should take the OMA I exam?:

Individuals who have the responsibility of oil sampling, ensuring the correct tests get performed, reviewing basic oil analysis reports, and recommending first echelon maintenance actions. These individuals are normally shop or plant personnel who are required to oversee the oil analysis program on a daily basis. Generally, this applies to individuals such as mechanics, engineers, operators, tradesmen, chemical managers, or on-site laboratory personnel.

What topics are covered?:
Sampling
Application/Test Method
Interpretation of Data
Troubleshooting
Lube fundamentals
 
Requirements for Certification:
· 16 hours training in oil analysis related courses (can include company training courses).
· One year active employment utilizing oil analysis in the field of lubrication
· Pass the OMA exam in the allotted time frame
OMA II:
The STLE Oil Monitoring Analyst Certification has been redefined and updated testing to more closely reflect the International Standard ISO 18436-4. ISO 18436-4 Category II is written as most nearly as equivalent to STLE OMA I, and ISO 18436-4 Category III is representative of STLE OMA II.
The Oil Monitoring Analyst II (OMA II) exam is designed to test and document the knowledge of an individual who conducts second echelon oil monitoring and analysis, as it applies to lubrication analysis and machine condition monitoring. The emphasis of this exam is the design, implementation, quality control and management of an analysis program.

Who should take the OMA II exam? :
The examination is designed for those individuals who have the responsibility of the overall management and efficiency of the oil analysis program. These individuals are normally at the supervisory level and have the authority to effectively control the overall program. Those individuals involved in these activities generally have the job function of a reliability engineer, lubrication engineer, tribologist, maintenance supervisor, or laboratory person (on-site and commercial).

What topics are covered?

Lubricant Selection
System Configuration
Sampling and Analytical Methods
Sampling Intervals
Suppliers
Program Logistics
Training
Baseline Data
Limits and Alarms
Test Validation
Data Interpretation
Actions
Maintenance
Analysis
Quality
Safety
Documentation
Failure Analysis
Tribological Factors Affecting Design
Program Management

Requirements for Certification:
· 16 hours training in oil analysis related courses (can include company training courses).
· One year active employment utilizing oil analysis in the field of lubrication
· Pass the OMA exam in the allotted time frame
 
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