Lubrication of Rotating Machinery Training

207-01 Lubrication Selection and Sampling in Rotating Machinery

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe factors that influence the selection of lubricants. In addition, you will be able to explain how to monitor the condition of lubricant.

  • Identify lubricant additives and identify their function
  • Describe four degrees of lubricant film protection
  • Describe the factors that influence the selection of bearing lubrication
  • Explain the purpose and process of lubrication sampling

207-02 Lubrication Failures and Management in Rotating Machinery

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the process and the importance of good lubrication management.

  • Describe common causes of lubrication failure
  • Identify steps you can take to ensure proper operation of a lubricating oil system
  • Describe the path of the oil through the components of typical oil circulating system
  • Describe a good lubrication management program
  • Identify some benefits of lubrication management

207-03 Lubrication Analysis in Rotating Machinery

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to discuss the characteristics of lubricants and describe how they influence use.

  • Describe the typical composition of lubricants
  • Define the following terms:
    • Friction
    • Static friction
    • Limiting friction
  • Describe the following characteristics of a lubricant:
    • Viscosity
    • Flash point
    • Fire point
    • Pour point
  • Identify the effect of temperature on viscosity
  • Describe the characteristics of greases
  • List the four main factors that influence lubricant selection