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STLE Houston Section - Annual Lubrication School

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

All Day Event


Registration is now open! Join us for our annual Lubrication School, which features a full day of education. Learn about a variety of topics including: Fundamentals and Specifics of Varnish, Wind Turbines, Ferrography and Filtration - all from noted experts in the field.

STLE Houston Section - Annual Lube School
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 8:00am – 4:30pm

The STLE Houston Section is offering a one-day education course on March 6, 2013, location TBA. This course is designed for all individuals working in the field of lubrication. By attending this course you will have a chance to gain education credits towards your CLS and network with your peers.

Registration includes: year of membership for non-member registrants, continental breakfast, lunch, professional development hours/continuing education credits, and parking fees.

Topics/Tracks

  Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4
Time 8:15-9:45 AM 10-11:30 AM 1-2:30 PM 2:45-4:15
Track A

Lubrication Fundamentals, presented by Ray Thibault and Marianne Duncanson

Track B Analytical Ferrography, presented by Ray Dalley Ferrography, cont'd. Varnish Formation and Removal Technology, presented by Greg Livingstone Varnish, cont'd.
Track C Wind Turbine Bearing and Gear Technology, presented by John Cummins Wind Turbine Lubrication Fundamentals, presented by John Cummins Contamination Control and Filtration, presented by Tom Cook Contamination Control and Filtration, presented by Tom Cook

 

Instructor Biographies

Ray Thibault, CLS, OMA I & II MLT I & II and MLA II & III retired from ExxonMobil with 31 years of service in 2001 to form LTC, a lubrication training & consulting company.  He has done extensive training and consulting worldwide for many of the leading manufacturing and lubricant companies. He is well known for his lubricant certification class such as Certified Lubrication Specialist, Oil Monitoring Analyst I & II and Machinery Lubrication Specialist I & II.As a contributing editor for Lubrication Management & Technology magazine for the past six years, he writes bimonthly articles on lubrication.  He has been the session chairman for Lubricants World held at the International Maintenance and Predictive Maintenance Conferences and is an active speaker at many other conferences such as STLE, Predictive Maintenance, and MARTS. He has worked with local STLE chapters such as Oklahoma, Houston, and Chicago as a presenter at their lube schools.

Marianne Duncanson received a degree in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (affectionately known as Woopie Tech) in Massachusetts. Over 30 years experience in various lubrication related positions for Exxon, and now ExxonMobil. Much of this time was spent on the technical hotline. Currently working as a lubrication engineer supporting industry in the Southeast Texas area. Presented papers on foam and air entrainment, oil/water demulsibility, electric motor greasing and industry best practices at several conferences. Formerly active on STLE OMA committee; served on editorial board of STLE magazine, Tribology and Lubrication Technology. Former Houston Chapter president. Married to a Southwest Airlines pilot. Two grown children.

Ray Dalley has been performing research, manufacturing, sales and marketing with ferrography (wear particle analysis) for the past 29 years. In addition to organizing many training courses, he gives lectures worldwide for: Electric Power Research Institute, Society of Automotive Engineers, National Lubrication Grease Institute, and many others. Ray is also the Vice Chair for the ASTMD2-96-5 Condition Monitoring Group.He has published numerous technical papers and reports in the areas oflubricants and wear particle analysis, and holds memberships in STLE, ASTM, AFE, American Society of Metals and is an executive member of the SMRP.

John Cummins CLS, OMA, is the Director of Research and Training for Hydrotex Lubes Company.  He has taught classes on Lubrication Fundamentals and Bearing and Gear Failures for many years.

Greg Livingstone is Chief Marketing Officer for Fluitec. Greg has over 40 published papers on condition monitoring and contamination control. He has held leadership roles in industry organizations such as past-Chair of ASTM’s Turbine Oil Analysis and Problem Solving Committee, and past-Chair of STLE’s Wind Energy Tribology Technical Committee. He currently provides regular technical content to STLE’s Power Generation Committee in the form of articles and podcasts and is the Lubrication Blogger for Turbomachinery.

Tom Cook, STLE Certified OMA I, CLS, Sales Manager of Southwestern Controls including Fluid Solutions Division, has enjoyed his career in Fluid Power (Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Hydrostatic and Hydrodynamic Filtration) since Graduation from University of Missouri, St. Louis. Tom has held positions including Sales Engineer, Key Account Mgr, Branch Manager, National Distributor Manager and Sales Manager at Moehlenpah Engineering, Hydraquip Corporation, PTI Technologies and Southwestern Controls. He has worked in the Americas in key industries including Aerospace, Construction Equipment, Forest Products, Power Generation, Mining, Oil and Gas Exploration and Drilling, Petrochemical Mfg. and Lubricant Blending.

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