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FREE Webinar: The Approach to Analysis of TBN in Lubricating Oils using FTIR Spectroscopy

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Join us for this FREE webinar, sponsored by PerkinElmer, where Dr. Dave Wooton will present on FTIR spectroscopy to analyze TBN.

PerkinElmer Presents: The Approach to Analysis of TBN in Lubricating Oils Using FTIR Spectroscopy

Presenter: Dr. Dave Wooton, Wooton - Consulting

Where: Streaming online, provided through WebEx, an online event service

When: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Central

Cost: FREE to STLE members and non-members

Registration is now open - click the link below to register. This event is FREE to attend for both STLE members and non-members. The live event is open to the first 100 registrants. After that, those who register will be signed up to receive a copy of the recording once the event has concluded.


The need to analyze in-service lubricants for changes in chemical and physical properties is a benefit to insure the fluid is in proper condition to perform its job of protecting the equipment.  Tests like total acid number (TAN) and total base number (TBN) require long expensive lab experiments.  Because of these issues alternative procedure are suggested.  One of these alternatives is FTIS Spectroscopy Chemometrics.  Chemometrics is the mathematical modeling of the spectra to calculate the TBN or TAN property. 

This presentation is a discussion on the application of FTIR Chemometrics toward the measurement of the TBN or TAN lubricant property.  The requirements, preparation, process and development toward developing this analytical method will be discussed.  Just like any analytical method, there are development, standardization, validation and quality control segments for this method.  How these are approached becomes an integral part of the development and application of chemometrics.  When  properly applied chemometrics can be a valuable analytical tool.

Speaker Biography

Dr. David Wooton an independent consultant for the lubricant industry, known on a worldwide basis as an expert in the field.  He has consulted for companies in the countries all over the world.  He is a Ph.D. graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, where he also did a two years post-doctoral research project in analytical chemistry. He has over 30 years as an analytical chemist, with much of that time specializing in fuels and lubricant analyses and research. Over the years he has been involved in developing many methods to analyze both new and in-service fluids that are being used by test labs all over the world currently. He is best known for his expertise in FTIR analyses of in-service fluids. He is currently the Co-Chairman of ASTM D02.96.3 Committee on in-service FTIR.

In 2001, Dr Wooton founded his own company (Wooton-Consulting) as an industry consultant.  This job has put him in to the front line of lubricant root-cause analyses problem solving, preventative maintenance developments and lubricant analyses method developments. This background has given him a unique understanding of all areas of lubrication chemistry and the analyses of lubricants in-service. In the recent years, he has focused on the problems of varnish – where he is aiding the understanding of this problem and thrust into being one of the top world experts in the area. 
Dr. David Wooton has given lectures all over the world with having some 60-publications and 15-patents in the chemistry and lubricant field. 

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