A Basic course in Oil Analysis that draws from a number of topics and references to the STLE OMA Body of Knowledge. It is designed to provide useful information and definitions for the following persons: an oiler or person securing the sample, persons preparing to become data Evaluators, persons receiving Oil Analysis reports and similar positions. Much of the information deals with practical information, recommended tests and standard techniques for sampling, including proper sample information. If you participate in an Oil Analysis program, this course is very useful for you.
An advanced course pointed toward Evaluators, the persons whose job it is to provide recommendations or prepare work orders for the machinery being monitored. The purpose and application of various tests is discussed in depth for a variety of component types. Understanding data sensitivity, values and movement (trends) is thoroughly discussed, as well as the ultimate goal of Oil Analysis: delivery of a practical assessment of machine and oil condition. Numbers of examples are provided to demonstrate the thinking and reasoning that should be applied toward arriving at a logical and defensible conclusion when rendering commentary. CMI also introduces a chapter on the changing role of Oil Analysis in terms of holistic machine monitoring. The advent of dependable lube properties sensors, coupled with evermore sophisticated, portable onsite analytical instrumentation, propels Oil Analysis into parity with vibration and all other non-destructive testing (NDT), providing long-awaited realtime, site-direct machine assessment and protection. If you manage an Oil Analysis program, this course is very useful for you.
Nowhere is 'Best Practices' more important in machinery maintenance than proper equipment lubrication. CMI's Equipment Lubrication course covers basic and advanced principles of lubrication, as well as lubricant & filter selection and maintenance. Delivery and storage considerations are an important part of a lubrication program, too, and those areas are fully addressed. If you are in any way involved with lubricant procurement, application or disposal, this course will be very useful for you.
CMI also offers individually tailored training at Customer sites, based on topics of particular interest. Please let us know your needs and we can offer programs of 1-3 days for any number of people (though we recommend limiting classes to 40 people).