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OMA Body of Knowledge/Suggested Reading Material

 

 
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OMA I
 
                   
  1. *Lukas, Malte and Daniel Anderson, "Laboratory Used Oil Analysis Methods," Tribology Data Handbook, CRC Press, 1997. Visit the STLE Store for purchasing details.
  2. *Saba, Costandy S., "Wear Monitoring and Metal Analysis," Tribology Data Handbook, CRC Press, 1997. Visit the STLE Store for purchasing details.
  3. *Smolenski, Donald J. & Shirley E. Schwartz, "Automotive Engine-Oil Condition Monitoring," Tribology Data Handbook, CRC Press, 1997. Visit the STLE Store for purchasing details.
  4. Standard Practice for In-Service Monitoring of Lubricating Oil for Auxiliary Power Plant Equipment, ASTM D 6224-98. This standard is available from American Society for Testing and Materials, www.astm.org
  5. Standard Practice of In-Service Monitoring of Mineral Turbine Oils for Steam and Gas Turbines, ASTM D 4378-92. This standard is available from American Society for Testing and Materials, www.astm.org
  6. Practice for Manual Sampling of Petroleum Fluids, ASTM D 4057.  This standard is available from American Society for Testing and Materials, www.astm.org
  7. Basic Handbook of Lubrication, Third Edition, The STLE Alberta Section, 2011 Available for purchase through the STLE Store in both perfect-bound and spiral-bound formats. Read the review for more details.
 
          
OMA II
 
includes those references above plus:
  1. American National Standard "Industrial Gear Lubrication" ANSI/AGMA 9005-D94 (Revision of AGMA 250.04 and AGMA 251.02) This standard is available from American National Standards Institute, www.ansi.org
  2. The Lubrication Engineers Manual, AIST, 3rd Ed, (2007), 186 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, PA 15086. Available for purchase on the AIST website. Read the review for more details.
  3. Lubrication Fundamentals, 2nd Ed, D.M. Pirro and A. A. Wessol. Visit the STLE Store for purchasing details. Read the review for more information.
  4. Machinery Oil Analysis, Larry Toms, 2nd edition, (July 1, 1998) Coastal Training Technologies; ISBN: 0966460405. Visit the STLE Store to purchase. Read the review for more details.
  5. Life factors for Rolling Bearings, Zaretsky, Ed., 2nd edition, STLE SP-34 (February 1999) ISBN: 9993313599. Visit the STLE Store to purchase.
  6. NFPA 704 "Standard System for the Identification of the Fire Hazards of Materials" This standard is available from National Fluid Power Association, www.nfpa.com

    Additional useful sources of information and background for both exams are:
    1. STLE Hydraulic Fluids Technology Education course
    2. STLE's Basic Lubrication Course, especially Fundamentals of Lubrication and related sections.
    3. STLE Condition Monitoring Education Course
    4. OEM Maintenance Manuals and Lubrication Related Bulletins and Industry Publications
    5. Basic Handbook of Lubrication, Third Edition, The STLE Alberta Section, 2011. Available in perfect-bound and spiral-bound formats. See the STLE Store to purchase. Read the review for more information.

 

 
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