Understanding friction, lubrication and wear

SAIT Mission Statement

South African Institute for Tribology

2018 courses are as follows:

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.

DATES - 2018 & February 2019:

LE 116: 23 - 27 July 2018, Johannesburg - completed.

LE 117: 27 - 31 August 2018, Cape Town

LE 118: 8 - 12 October 2018, Johannesburg

LE 119: 18 - 22 February 2019, Johannesburg

FEES - Lubrication Engineering Courses 117, 118 & 119:

Member R14 950.00

Non-Member R16 675.00

Student R4 600.00


Please complete registration form below and submit

Lubrication Engineering Courses, October 2018 & February 2019: Registration Form

In-house courses will be considered on request.

DATES - May to October 2019:

(Registration not open)

LE 120: 6 - 10 May 2019, Durban

LE 121: 3 - 7 June 2019, Johannesburg

LE 122: 22 - 26 July, Johannesburg

LE 123: 26 - 30 August 2019, Cape Town

LE 124: 7 - 11 October, Johannesburg

Fees - Lubrication Engineering Courses 120, 121, 123 & 124 to be advised

SAIT will Host the STLE's

23 November 2018

and will present the


21-22 November 2018

Venue: SAIT - Science Park - Johannesburg


Exam R 6 095.00
Exam re-write R 3 105.00
Study course R 5 865.00
including VAT


STLE Basic Handbook of Lubrication 3rd ed R 3 021.00 + Post or Courier

AIST Lubrication Engineers Manual 4th ed R 4 047.00 + Post or Courier

Registration Form: STLE - CLS, OMA, CMFS Exams

South African Institute of Tribology

Understanding lubrication, friction and wear


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