Understanding friction, lubrication and wear

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TECHNICAL MEETINGS AND WEBINARS

TECHNICAL WEBINAR

An Introduction to Gears

by Patrick G Swan

Aswan Consulting

& SAIT President


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.

Gill, Isabel and Berice.




Thursday 19 November 2020 at 10:00 - 11:00
In Collaboration with eNtsa (Nelson Mandela University)
Patrick Swan
SAIT President
will present a Webinar:
Tribology Within a South African Landscape



Click HERE to Register


Tuesday 24 November 2020 at 16:00
PRESENTS THE SAIT'S
SECOND NOVEMBER
ONLINE TECHNICAL WEBINAR:
"Grease ... The Black Art"
by
John Fitton
Technical Director
CPS Chemicals



John has been in the industry for numerous years, focusing on applications, formulations, R&D, failure investigations and many other areas. John is passionate about finding the right technical solution that will result in a reduction in total cost of ownership.

The presentation will give a high level overview of the function of a grease formulation, base oil impact on yield, energy and performance additives. Attempting to answer the question as to if all EP greases are the same?

The presentation will be online, on the Zoom platform on 24 November 2020 at 16:00, and we look forward to your participation in this event. There is no charge.

If you wish to attend, please send in your name, company, phone and email address to:

Gill Fuller at secretary@sait.org.za,

and the login link will be sent to you individually.




NOVEMBER TECHNICAL WEBINAR

Tuesday 10 November 2020 at 16:00

“Challenges related to ‘macro’, ‘micro’ and ‘nano’”

by Professor Philip de Vaal

University of Pretoria



Philip retired as Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Pretoria in 2019, a position he had held since 2006. He also established a Tribology Laboratory in the Department in 1990, which remains operational. It specializes in laboratory-based performance testing of lubricants. His involvement with the SAIT and with Tribology dates back to 1987 and includes 2 terms as President (1992-1994). His involvement with the SAIT’s International Tribology Conference dates from 1992.

Philip’s talk will address some of the challenges related to material surfaces and how advances in technology at sub-micron level have led to a better understanding of industrial applications of tribology. He will also focus on a new project, which will investigate droplet formation at sub-micron level.

The presentation will be online, on the Zoom platform, on 10 November 2020 at 16:00, and we look forward to your participation in this event.

If you wish to attend, please send your name, company, phone and email address by email to secretary@sait.org.za, and the login link will be sent to you.



Report-back:

Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 18:00

EVENING TECHNICAL MEETING

“Challenges at the Railway Wheel-Rail Interface related to

Friction, Lubrication, Wear & Friction-Induced Noise”

by Dr Danie Fourie


Senior Engineer

Transnet Freight Rail


The Technical Meeeting on Tuesday 3 March was well attended by over 40 attendees - members, guests and students.

Dr Danie Fourie gave an excellent presentation, and was delighted to field and answer an unprecedented number of questions during the Q & A session from his attentive audience. His presentation will be published as the SAIT's editorial in the March/April edition of the SA Mechanical Engineer.




South African Institute of Tribology

Understanding lubrication, friction and wear


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