General courses

Engine lubricants

General 

Review of lubricants, their function, properties and classification.

Course objectives 

Enable the participants to explain how to specify and handle lubricants and interpret lube oil laboratory analyses.

Syllabus

  • Lubricating fundamentals
    • Friction
    • Hydrodynamic lubrication
    • Cooling
    • Neutralization
    • Dirt-carrier
    • Oil additives
  • Classification of lube oils
    • Viscosity classification SAE
    • Quality classification API
  • System oil for diesel engines
    • Oxidation stability
    • Corrosion prevention
    • Alkalinity (BN)
    • Cleaning ability
    • Bacterial infection
  • Cylinder lubricating oil
  • Contaminants of main system oil
    • Water
    • Carbonaceous matter
    • Abrasive matters
    • Oxidation products
    • Cylinder lubricants
    • Fuel
  • Cleaning of circulating oils
  • Lube oil sampling
  • Lubrication oil analyses
    • Water content
    • Flash point
    • Viscosity
    • Strong Acid Number (SAN)
    • Total Acid Number (TAN)
    • Total Base Number (TBN)
    • Insolubles
    • Pentane and Toluene
    • Ash content
    • Biological infection
  • Handling of lubricants.
  • Other lubricants, i.a.:
    • Gear oil
    • Compressor oil
    • Transformer oil
    • Grease
  • Operation troubles associated with  lubrication
  • Disposal of used lubricants

Details


Target group 
Plant management and engineers.

 

Tuition methods 
Lectures.

 

Course duration 
1 day.