Instructors: Tom Oleksiak and Joe Schultz, The Lubrizol Corporation
Where: STLE University, live webinar event broadcast to your computer
When: Thursday, September 19, 2013, at 12-1:00 p.m., with optional Q&A from 1-1:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT)
Cost: $39 for members, $59 for non-members
For nearly a century, metalworking fluid manufacturers have been mixing oil and water to provide lubrication and cooling for a multitude of machining processes. These metalworking fluid providers identify and utilize combinations of emulsifiers in order to create stable emulsions that meet their specific needs.
As many experienced metalworking fluid formulators can attest, designing an emulsifier system can be more of an art than a science. Formulators must find a balance between performance requirements, cost and availability of raw materials. A significant amount of market knowledge and expertise lies with scientists that have decades of experience in formulating metalworking fluids. As machining processes evolve and the workforce transitions with new, inexperienced workers coming into the field, we want to provide a two-part training series that covers the basics of emulsification, applications for water-based metalworking fluids and offer some understanding of how to bring more science into creating water-based metalworking fluids.
Emulsifiers 201: the second part of this series, planned for early this fall, will include analytical techniques that can be used to determine differences in performance characteristics of emulsifier chemistry.
If you're interested in Emulsifiers 101, click here for more information.
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Tom Oleksiak graduated from Duke University with a Ph.D. in physical chemistry in 1989. He has spent over 20 years formulating and researching metalworking fluids. His current position is as a research chemist in Metalworking fluid research and product development for Lubrizol. Tom is active in the STLE at the national level. He is the 2013 Nonferrous Paper Solicitation Chair (PSC) and is a member of the Metalworking Certification Committee.
Joe Schultz received an ACS-certified BS in Biochemistry from Benedictine University in Lisle, IL, in 1992. Following graduate course work in chemistry and a short period as a research technologist at Northwestern University Medical School, he spent 11 years at D.A. Stuart Company in Warrenville, IL. There he progressed through various roles in the Steel Mill Products Division including Chemist, Group Leader, Product Coordinator and Product Manager. He formulated and supported all varieties of specialty chemical products that are used in the production and finishing of steel worldwide. He then spent two years with the Application Engineers group of Castrol Industrial North America (Naperville, IL) providing high level field technical support for process chemicals for heavy industrial applications. Currently, Joe is Technical Services Chemist for Lubrizol’s Industrial Metalworking Additives group in Wickliffe, Ohio. He provides application and troubleshooting support for customers and end-users along with finished product formulating guidance.
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