Understanding friction, lubrication and wear

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South African Institute for Tribology


Five day course - 5 CPD credits

Course Objectives: The course is designed to transfer a thorough understanding of tribology from a lubrication engineering perspective. Some twenty topics take participants through from basic chemistry and the theory of rubbing contact and friction in all industrial applications, to the application of management principles, safety and the environment in tribology.

Who Should Attend? The course is aimed at maintenance personnel but will be of benefit to anyone concerned with the operation, maintenance, condition monitoring or management of industrial plant, machinery, transport and other lubricant related disciplines. Marketing personnel can gain valuable knowledge from the course.

Delegates are advised that they should understand what viscosity is, and should have at least twelve months experience in the lubricant and maintenance professions, with a minimum knowledge at trade test level.

Delegates are invited to bring their case studies, their problems and their questions to the course for discussion.

Course Content: Lubrication Terminology, Production of Lubricant Base Fluids, Basics of Lubrication, Properties of Oil, Additives, Greases, Lubrication Devices, Synthetic Lubricants, Fuels, Internal Combustion Engine Lubrication, Auto Drive Line Lubricants, Plain Bearings, Rolling Bearings, Gears & Gear Oils, Hydraulic Oils, Compressor Oils, Transformer Oils, Cutting Oils, Filtration, Condition Assessment & Failures, Used Oil Analysis, Lubrication Surveys, Storage and Handling of Lubricants.

An examination will complete the course, with a certificate for successful candidates.

In-house courses will be considered on request.

DATES - May to October 2019:

Please note, the May Course dates have changed due to the public holiday on 8 May for the elections, and will now be held from 20 - 24 May.

LE 120: 20 - 24 May 2019, Johannesburg

LE 121: 10 - 14 June 2019, Durban

LE 122: 22 - 26 July 2019, Johannesburg

LE 123: 26 - 30 August 2019, Cape Town

LE 124: 30 September - 4 October 2019, Johannesburg

LE 125: Dates in February 2020 to be advised, Johannesburg

FEES - Lubrication Engineering Courses May 2019 - February 2020:

SAIT Members - R16 031.00; Non Members - R17 894.00; Students - R4 922.00


Please download, complete the registration form below and submit via email

Registration Form, Lubrication Engineering, May - September 2019

SAIT will Host the STLE's


22 November 2019

and will present the


20 & 21 November 2019

Venue: SAIT - Science Park - Johannesburg


South African Institute of Tribology

Understanding lubrication, friction and wear


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