Understanding friction, lubrication and wear

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An Introduction to Gears

by Patrick G Swan

Patrick Swan, SAIT President

Aswan Consulting & SAIT President

This Webinar was successfully presented on the Zoom Platform, with 59 participants, on

Tuesday 2 February 2021 at 16:00

Mr Patrick Swan, Member and current President of the South African Institute of Tribology has been active in the tribology field for many years. Patrick has been a registered engineer for almost 50 years, with a passion for tribology, root cause failure analysis, and passing on his knowledge to the younger generations. For the past 25 years he has consulted to industry in many technical fields, mostly in solving or arbitrating problems.

Patrick will give a presentation on An Introduction to Gears on the Zoom platform on 3 February 2021 at 16:00, and we look forward to your participation in this event.

The talk will be an overview of gear design and operation, and focus on tribology and the critical part that lubrication plays. Examples of where it all went wrong will also be discussed.

Please let us know at secretary@sait.org.za or admin@sait.org.za if you wish to attend and the log in details will be sent to you

South African Institute of Tribology

Understanding lubrication, friction and wear


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