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.


LE 113: 19 - 23 February 2018, Johannesburg - Completed:

The first Lubrication Engineering Course of 2018 was held at Science Park in Johannsburg from 19 to 23 February.

Twenty-seven candidates attended and wrote the exam on the final day. Of the twenty-seven, 25 passed – well done!

Two candidates, Thomas le Roux and Kayrenza Thambaran, achieved distinctions – congratulations.

Most of the candidates were South African, however three were from Khartoum in Sudan, one from Harare in Zimbabwe and one from Mocambique.

The candidates enjoyed the course and several mentioned that the information gained will help them as they move on in their careers.

LE 114: 7 - 11 May 2018, Johannesburg

LE 115: 21 - 25 May 2018, Durban

LE 116: 23 - 27 July 2018, Johannesburg

LE 117: 27 - 31 August 2018, Cape Town

LE 118: 8 - 12 October 2018, Johannesburg

FEES - Lubrication Engineering Courses 114 - 118:

member R 10 203.00
non member R 11 742.00
student R 3 135.00


Please complete registration form below and submit

Lubrication Engineering Courses - Registration Form

In-house courses will be considered on request.

24 November 2017

22-23 November 2017


Exam R 6 156.00
Exam re-write R 3 078.00
Study course R 5 244.00
including VAT


STLE Basic Handbook of Lubrication 3rd ed R 3 021.00

AIST Lubrication Engineers Manual 4th ed R 3 990.00

SAIT - Johannesburg - Science Park

South African Institute of Tribology

Understanding lubrication, friction and wear


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