STLE 2014 Annual Meeting Education Program
Choose from 12 Industry-Specific Education Courses
The 2014 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition will feature twelve education courses offered on two days of the conference: Sunday, May 18th and Wednesday, May 21st, giving you more flexibility when planning your conference attendance. The course schedule includes three brand new courses, seven revised, updated and revamped signature courses like Basic Lubrication 101 and 102, as well as two collaborative courses – one with the American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA) and the other with the National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI).
Also new this year is the ability to take an education course without attending the conference for a separate fee. Drive or fly, you can attend any one-day course and get back to work right away. To register for a course only, click here, or when you log in to your account, click "Register for Conferences" and then select "2014 Annual Meeting Single Day Registration." To register
*Please note that course titles, content and instructors are subject to change.
If you have questions regarding these courses, please contact Kara Sniegowski, STLE’s Education Manager at email@example.com, or Tom Heidrich, Education & Membership Services Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff can also be reached at (847) 825-5536.
SUNDAY MAY 18th
• Basic Lubrication 101: Fundamentals of Lubrication
• Bearings and Their Lubrication (co-hosted with ABMA)
• Condition Monitoring 301: 21st Century Condition Monitoring
• Grease 101: Fundamentals of Grease (co-hosted by NLGI)
• Hydraulics 102: Basic Hydraulic Components and Systems
• MWF 125: Health, Safety, and an Introduction to GHS
• Synthetics Lubricants 203: Non-Petroleum Fluids and Their Uses
WEDNESDAY MAY 21st
• Advanced Lubrication 301
• Basic Lubrication 102: Basic Applications
• Gears 101: Fundamentals of Gears
• MWF 130: Metal Treating, Cleaning & Protecting Fluids
• Synthetic Lubricants 204: Fluid Formulation & Applications
Basic Lubrication 101: Fundamentals of Lubrication
Instructors: John Rosenbaum, Chris Schmid, Dan Holdmeyer, Tom Blansett, Ray Thibault, and Rob Coffin
Basic Lubrication 101 is an introduction to lubricants, lubrication principles, base oils, additives and compounded fluids. This course does not require the student to have a formal scientific degree or background, although many technical terms and concepts related to lubricants and their composition are covered. Basic Lubrication 101 is intended for a diverse group, including people involved in technical service, sales, marketing, manufacturing, maintenance and management who want to know more about lubricant products and how they work. Basic Lubrication 101 is designed specifically for those new to the lubrication industry.
Modules include: Base Oil Fundamentals, Additives, Lubrication Fundamentals, Fundamentals of Hydraulics, Lubricant Testing Methods, and Synthetics.
Bearings and Their Lubrication (co-hosted by ABMA)
Instructors: Les Miller, Jim Oliver, Oliver Koch, Paul Conley, Piet Lugt, and Roman Wajda
STLE, in cooperation with ABMA, is offering this course on rolling element bearings for those involved in industrial equipment design, reliability, and maintenance. It will include a basic overview of bearings, their selection, precision and mounting considerations, and lubrication related influences. A hands-on failure analysis session will be included.
Modules include: Bearing Types, Characteristics and Tolerances, Basic Rating Life of Bearings, Bearing Design for Dynamic Operating Conditions, Emerging Lubricating Trends in Steel Mill and Paper Mill Applications, Lubrication Influence on Bearing Operating Characteristics, Bearings and Lubrication in Fan/Blower Applications, and Bearing Failures (hands-on).
Condition Monitoring 301: 21st Century Condition Monitoring
Instructors: Evan Zabawski, Chad Chichester, Allison Toms and Jack Poley
This course is targeted to advanced experience levels. It is expected the attendee has very good-to-strong familiarity with the role of condition monitoring in modern maintenance schema, particularly oil analysis. It is designed for those routinely involved in condition monitoring. Emphasis is on current techniques and practices, including new tests, new instrumentation, new concepts, increasing use of software and modern data evaluation strategies, taught by practicing experts.
Modules include: Advanced Data Interpretation: Mining Data for Trends, Patterns and Proper Alarms; Condition Monitoring (CM) Techniques Complementary to Oil Analysis; Impact of Machinery Configuration and Operations on Monitoring Techniques and Data Interpretation; and Changing Paradigms in CM: Online Oil Analysis, Extended Particle Analysis, Software and More.
Grease 101: Fundamentals of Grease (co-hosted with NLGI)
Instructors: Chuck Coe, Valentina Serra-Holm, David Turner, Jaime Spagnoli, Paul Shiller, Chad Chichester, Gareth Fish, and Alan Denniston
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.
Modules include: Introduction to Greases, Base Oils, Grease Manufacturing Overview & Open Kettle Manufacture, Grease Manufacturing Contactor/Kettle & Continuous Manufacture, Grease Testing, Grease Selection, Industrial Applications, Automotive Applications, and Application Problem Solving.
Hydraulics 102: Basic Hydraulic Components and Systems
Instructors: Nathan Knotts, Tom Blansett, Mark Floer, and more
This course will provide an overview of the basic mechanical components used in hydraulic in fluid power transmission. In particular, you will learn about how typical components operate and equally important how they interact. Additionally, the course will cover failure modes and troubleshooting methods. This course series is the definitive STLE education course for anyone who uses or maintains fluid power equipment in their operations, and for anyone who provides sales and/or technical service to those who use hydraulic fluids and hydraulic equipment.
Modules include: Hydraulics Introduction, Hydraulic Fluid Review, Pumps and Reservoirs, Controls (including flow, pressure, and directional), Accumulators and Actuators, Control System Design & Operation - Mobile Equipment, and a special guest speaker from Disney Imagengineering on Design and Operation of Attractions.
Metalworking Fluids 125: Health, Safety, and an Introduction to GHS
Instructors: Fred Passman, Mick Wragg, Neil Canter, and John Howell
This course will provide 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 in order to provide workers with a safe work environment. The first half of the program covers these issues from industrial hygiene, toxicology and microbial health risk perspectives. The second half of the program focuses on recently implemented global harmonized standards (GHS) – particularly on changes to the 2012 revision to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS - 29CFR1910.1200). Course participants will receive an overview of GHS and more detailed explanations of several key elements of HCS: Safety Data Sheet (SDS – replacing the familiar MSDS) formatting and information requirements, classification of chemical mixture risks, and interpretation of the new GHS pictograms.
Modules include: Industrial Hygiene, Toxicology of Metalworking Fluids, Mist, Health Effects of MWF Microbes, GHS Overview: What's Changed?, SDS Overview: Appendix D, Classification of Mixtures, and Label and SDS Pictograms: What Should My Customers Expect to See?
Synthetics Lubricants 203: Non-Petroleum Fluids and Their Uses
Instructors: Michael T. Costello, Brian Jazdzewski, Sandra Walker, Rob Coffin, Gene Zehler, Thomas Blunt, Beth Winsett and W. David Phillips
This course is designed primarily for formulators and users of lubricating materials. The course 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.
Modules include: Introduction to Synthetic Fluids, Polyglycols, Silicones, Polyalphaolefins, Esters, Fluorocarbons, Alkylated Aromatics, and Phosphates.
Advanced Lubrication 301
Instructors: Eugene Scanlon, Paul Sutor, and Michael Covitch
This course is intended for people who have either previously taken the STLE’s Basic Lubrication courses (101/102, or 103) and want to move on to a more advanced level, or for individuals who are already knowledgeable about the lubricants business, and want a more in-depth course on lubricant technology. A major emphasis is placed in this course on the concepts of oil rheology with discussions on how VI Improvers function and the low and high temperature properties of lubricants. The course will discuss wear, wear mechanisms, and how to diagnose wear problems from equipment failure. There will be a detailed discussion on the types of additives used in lubricants, the mechanism of how they work, and how they are formulated into additive packages.
Modules include: Lubricant Additives, Wear and Wear Mechanisms, and Oil Rheology and Viscosity Modifiers.
Basic Lubrication 102: Basic Applications
Instructors: John Hermann, Chris Decker, Steve Lemberger, Rick Russo, Paul Shiller, and Sam Vallas
Basic Lubrication 102 is an overview of equipment systems (gears, bearings, seals, compressors and engines) and their lubrication requirements, including a module on grease. Like Basic Lubrication 101, this course does not require the student to have a formal scientific degree or background, although many technical terms and concepts related to the use of lubricants in various mechanical devices are covered. Basic Lubrication 102 is intended for a diverse group, including people involved in technical service, sales, marketing, manufacturing, maintenance and management who want to know more about how lubricants work in service. This course assumes fundamental knowledge of lubricants and lubrication principles, as presented in Basic Lubrication 101.
Modules include: Gears & Coupling Fundamentals, Grease Fundamentals, Seals, Compressors, Bearings & Lubrication Systems, ATF Fluids, and Basic Engine.
Gears 101: Fundamentals of Gears
Instructors: Rick Russo, John Sewall, Kevin Harrington and Tom Schiff
This brand new course is designed to provide a general understanding of industrial gearing. It was prepared as a guide for the user to establish a base knowledge of gears, supporting components, lubricants, condition monitoring, wear modes and failure analysis methodology.
Modules include: Gear Functions, Gear Terminology, Action Between Gear Teeth, Gear Tooth Film Formation, Gear Manufacturing, Gear Boxes Supporting Components, Factors Effecting Lubrication, Lubricant Characteristics, Oil Requirements and Tests, Gear Wear Patterns, Failure Modes Effects Analysis, Gear Condition Monitoring, Gear Root Cause Failure Analysis, and a case study.
Metalworking Fluids 130: Metal Treating, Cleaning & Protecting Fluids
Instructors: John Burke, Brian Hovik, Scott Mackenzie, Neil Canter, Suresh Patel, Dave Morrison, E. Jon Schnellbacher, and Richard Butler
While processing parts using metalworking fluids there is a need for treating, cleaning and protecting chemicals and/or coatings. Substrates either are immersed in these chemicals or have them applied during some point of the processing. This course will cover heat treating including oil and polymer quenching, cleaning parts and protecting parts from rust and corrosion. You will learn the basics of metallurgy as it applies to heat treating and quenching. Cleaning will cover various types of surface contamination and technologies used to remove these contaminants. Metal protecting will cover wet applied chemistries, solvent and water based chemistries and dry film protective coatings. This course is intended for chemists, engineers, technical support staff, and field service technicians working with and using metalworking fluids.
Modules include: Metal Treating Fluid Types & Applications, Metal Treating Fluid Measurements & Controls, Metal Cleaning Fluid Chemistry, Metal Cleaning Fluid Applications, Metal Protecting Fluid Chemistry, Metal Protecting Fluid Types & Test Methods, and Metal Protecting Fluid Dry Films & Applications.
Synthetic Lubricants 204: Fluid Formulation & Applications
Instructors: Beth Winsett, Govind Khemchandani, Gene Finner, Michael T. Costello, Carl Ed Snyder, Jr.
This course provides and introduction to synthetic lubricant formulations and applications. It compares the use of these synthetic lubricants to petroleum based products and compares between types of synthetic lubricants. This course is a continuation from Synthetic Lubricants 203: Non-Petroleum Fluids and their Uses, however, attendance of 203 is not a pre-requisite.
Modules include: Synthetic Fluids for Heavy Duty Gas Turbines, Industrial Application / Compressors, Automotive Applications, and Military Applications for Synthetic Lubricants and Fluids