Basic Lubrication 103
This course is designed primarily for the person entering the lubrication field who needs a broad introduction to lubricants, lubricant building blocks, and lubricating materials. This course is also for persons not directly involved, but who need a broad overview of lubricants and basic lubricating components. This course does not require the course taker to have a formal scientific degree or background, although many technical terms and concepts are covered. Experienced people attend the course to be kept up to date on the latest developments especially in those areas not directly related to their job function or area of expertise. Thus, Basic Lubrication 103 is usually attended by a broad cross section of people, such as technical, technical service, sales, marketing, manufacturing, maintenance, and management, who in some way are involved in the industry. The Basic course will focus on the fundamentals of lubrication associated with fluid film lubrication and grease as it applies to basic lubricated components such as gears and bearings. Also, the course will review some basics around base stocks, synthetic lubricants and lab testing.