Improving Reliability and Sustainability through Lubricant Life Extension: How small things lead to significant improvements webinar

21 May 2024 

In today's industrial landscape, optimising reliability and sustainability is paramount for businesses striving for efficiency and longevity. One often overlooked yet critical aspect of achieving these goals is the management of lubricants.

Join us as we delve into the intricate world of lubricant life extension and discover how seemingly small actions can yield remarkable improvements in reliability and sustainability within your operations.

Throughout this webinar, delegates will gain invaluable insights into the latest strategies, technologies and best practices for prolonging the life of lubricants. From proper storage and handling techniques to advanced monitoring and maintenance methodologies, attendees will learn practical approaches to enhance equipment performance, reduce downtime and minimise environmental impact.

Whether you're a seasoned industry professional or new to the realm of lubricant management, this webinar promises to equip you with actionable knowledge and innovative solutions to drive tangible improvements in your organisation's reliability and sustainability initiatives.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve and unlock the full potential of your assets. Register now and embark on a journey towards enhanced efficiency, profitability and environmental stewardship.

Provisional list of speakers and subjects
Robert Cutler

Improved sustainability and reliability of machinery via lubricant analysis: where chemistry meets engineering
This presentation will explain how lubricant analysis, using state-of-the-art technology and new methods, can provide engineers with a means to advance the reliability and sustainability of critical machinery, a low-cost solution in reducing unscheduled maintenance and improving ROI of equipment. 
Steve Greenfield

Blending sensors with fluid analysis to give 24/7 coverage and triggering deeper analytics when conditions change
With ever increasing cost controls, as profit margins are squeezed by market pricing, and the recent advances and enhanced capability of on-line sensor technologies, there are now several reliable and robust oil quality sensors available in the condition monitoring marketplace. For the interests of this discussion, the paper will be limited to sensors marketed as oil quality only, and not viscosity or other technologies aligned to oil condition.
These sensors are enabling oil quality assessments to be made remotely, 24 hours a day for a one-off fee.
Conversely, oil analysis laboratories traditionally require a sampling program, with a fee per sample, and the samples to be sent or couriered to a remote laboratory that can incur several days delay.
Is it time to close the oil lab?
This paper outlines by practical case studies and utilising the skills of a trained condition monitoring engineer, demonstrates how the advantages of both may be combined in a cost-effective manner, to enhance the early failure detection and fault isolation for simple machines through to high value capital equipment. 
Dzmitry Korachkin

Oil analysis for safe and sustainable lubricant life extension
This presentation will cover oil analysis techniques for measuring lubricant useful life, monitoring of oil degradation and its impact on rotating machinery. The oil’s inherent oxidation stability and antioxidant additive levels play a part in resisting degradation. When degradation inevitably does occur, insoluble degradation products may form sludge and varnish. The propensity to form varnish can be monitored, with suitable filtration technologies then employed to mitigate varnish formation and deposition. Through careful monitoring and management, lubricant life can be extended safely. 
Dzmitry Korachkin

Advanced methods of contaminant and wear debris analysis 
This presentation will cover analysis methods for wear particle characterisation and elemental analysis, including analytical ferrography, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray (SEM/EDX), infrared spectroscopy and microscopy.
Daniel Shorten

The benefits of the site lubrication technician and lubrication focused engineers
The “grease monkey”, “oily rag”, the “data dog” and the “lab rat” are deeply prejudicial terms we must banish to the realms of history.
Humans who provide first line analysis, inspection and interpretation of the situation and its risks are critical to the pursuance of reliable operations.
Let’s look at the role of the onsite lubrication technician and see what they can do for our operations if well managed, appropriately trained and properly motivated. 

The webinar is FREE to attend and registration is required in advance at:
On completion of registration a confirmation email will be sent containing the joining instructions for the webinar.

Organised by the BINDT Lubrication Analysis Working Group.

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