Workshops: Lubrication and lubricants (automotive, industrial etc.)

Designed and presented by Petr Vavruch - most of these workshops were run by The South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering during the last ten years

Practical lubrication and lubricants

Everything that can fit into one day. Written for engineers and very practical. Includes very little theory of lubrication and chemistry - only what is necessary to understand the essentials. Intensive but interactive. Easy access to more than 2500 useful web sites.
Practical lubrication and lubricants - information sheet

Lubricants and oil monitoring

The second, optional, day of the above workshop. Designed to help retain the knowledge gained the first day. More fun and highly interactive. Also monitoring of lubricants in service and daily checks of plant equipment etc.
Lubricants and oil monitoring - information sheet

It is highly recommended that, for the best results, both workshops are attended making it a two day workshop.

A combined two-day workshop can be presented, anywhere in the world, for US$1000 plus the necessary moderate expenses.

The workshops are interactive and fully illustrated.


Three workshops in South Africa in 2018, positively evaluated by all participants, were held in Benoni, East Rand, Gauteng, in Cape Town and in Newlands, Cape Town on 12-13 September.

Some of the comments about the workshop:

André B: I found your workshop most informative and practical. I can apply a wide range of the information you shared.

Shaun dV: Thank you for the course. It was very worthwhile and probably the most informative course I have been on through SAIMechE. I encourage you to keep going and teaching the younger generation as you have a real gifting in teaching.

Prtevious workshops:

CJ: Very useful and interesting. Very enjoyable.

BV: Very good course!

JM: Very insightful. The presenter should give more courses! His knowledge seems endless.

JN: Very enjoyable and interesting.

JR: Very interesting course, presented very well.

VS: Excellent course. Very informative and innovating.

MH: Thank you again to the instructor/trainer with sharing his useful/helpful experience with us.

SP: Very informative course. Presenter is well versed regarding lubrication and monitoring.

MN: The course was very informative about oil analysis and it was helpful and the presenter was very good.

Lubrication and oil sampling

A two-day workshop based on the above two workshops but designed for needs of a specific company. Thus this workshop is in-house, not public. Maximum 20 participants. Already run very successfully to train 180 artisans of a major company.

The South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering

SAIMechE workshops that were available

Due to a reorganization at SAIMechE, there are no more courses (of any kind) scheduled at present. But you can speak to Linda, SAIMechE, cell phone 083 778 7136, email, or to Petr Vavruch- telephone 021-712 0935.

Individual study textbook

A ready reference guide and textbook 'The correct lubricant' based on the above workshops is at present available in PDF free of charge here.

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