Lubrication Training

213-01 Lubrication Basics

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to explain how lubrication is used in machinery to reduce friction. In addition, you will be able to explain why certain types of equipment require lubricants with specific viscosities.

  • Define friction and describe the following types of friction:
  • Static friction
    • Solid friction
    • Sliding friction
    • Rolling friction
    • Fluid friction
  • Explain the relationship between friction and lubrication
  • Describe three key roles of a lubricant in an operating piece of equipment
  • Identify the three basic categories of lubricants and give an example of each
  • Define viscosity

213-02 Types of Lubricants

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the factors you must take into consideration when selecting a lubricant for a specific piece of equipment. In addition, you will be able to identify different viscosity grades and explain what each grade represents.

  • Describe the importance of base oil viscosity when selecting a grease
  • Discuss additives and explain how they impact grease selection
  • Recall organizations with common viscosity grading systems
  • Identify common types of oil lubrication methods

213-03 Lubrication Sampling and Analysis

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to explain the importance of lubrication sampling and describe basic techniques used to collect lubricant samples. In addition, you will be able to explain how to use lubrication schedules to ensure completion of proper preventative maintenance.

  • List four benefits of frequent lubricant sampling
  • Describe the basic procedure for taking a lubrication sample
  • Explain the purpose of sample labels
  • Identify four things that commonly contaminate lubricants
  • Describe five tasks you must perform when inspecting a lubricant
  • List six basic tests that can be performed on an oil sample

213-04 Lubrication Filtration and Purification

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to explain how to use mechanical filters and lube oil purifiers to keep lubricating oil free of contaminants. In addition, you will be able to describe methods used to filter and purify lubricating oil in a power plant.

  • Identify the two most common types of lube oil contamination found in power plant lubricating oil systems
  • Explain the effect that contamination has on the lubricating oil and the equipment it serves
  • Describe how mechanical filtration removes contaminants from lubricating oil systems
  • Discuss the basic procedure for cleaning a permanent, in-line filter
  • Explain how each of the following oil purification methods removes contaminants from lubricating oil: centrifugal purification, coalescence purification and vacuum dehydration

213-05 Lubrication Delivery Methods and Systems

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe common lubricant delivery methods and systems.

  • Discuss common lubrication delivery methods and systems
  • Explain manual lubrication application methods
  • Explain automatic feed lubrication systems
  • Identify gravity fed lubrication methods
  • Identify reservoir fed lubrication methods
  • Explain controlled feed lubrication systems
  • Identify controlled feed lubrication methods