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STLE Chicago Section 2014 Education Program

Argonne National Laboratories, Argonne, IL
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Predictive and Preventive Maintenance of Lubricated Machinery

Properly maintaining lubricated machinery to maximize equipment life and minimize down-time is increasingly important. This one-day seminar will provide practical information to help participants establish or improve a program for maintaining lubricated equipment. The following topics will be presented by industry experts:

• Ultrasonics for detection of leaks, damaged bearings, etc.
• IR Thermography to detect misalignment and mechanical or electrical overloading
• Vibration Analysis for detection of imbalance, gear defects, etc.
• Lubricant monitoring and analysis
• Root cause failure analysis
• Justifying a predictive/preventive maintenance program
• Question and answer session to address specific concerns

The fees for this one day course are $200 for STLE members and $250 for non-members, including lunch, continental breakfast and a flash drive containing all presentations. Attendees are invited to also register separately for the STLE Chicago Section monthly technical meeting, immediately following the program. This meeting features networking, dinner and a presentation "Lubricant Additives: a Formulator's Toolbox" by STLE president Robert Heverly of Vanderbilt Chemicals. [Click here to view the program schedule

Lodging is available at the Argonne Guest House (800) 632-8990 for $75 per night plus taxes, or off-site in Willowbrook and Burr Ridge, IL.

Please visit the Chicago Section website, www.chicagostle.org, for on-line registration and further details, or contact Patrick Brutto at The Dow Chemical Company: pebrutto@dow.com or (847) 808-3766. Non-U.S. Citizens must complete form ANL-593. Please contact Patrick Brutto for details.

Registrants are invited to help sponsor the event. Sponsors donating $100 are provided with a tabletop to display promotional materials in the lunch area. Contact Patrick Brutto if you are interested: (847) 808-3766 or pebrutto@dow.com.  

Check-in / Continental Breakfast: 7:00-7:45 AM

Program begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 5:00 PM

STLE Chicago Section Technical Meeting begins at 5:15 PM at Ashton Place in Willowbrook

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