Workshops: Lubrication and lubricants (both automotive and industrial)

Designed and presented by Petr Vavruch, run by The South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering


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 1500 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.

Workshops scheduled in South Africa in 2018:

Area Start date End date Bookings closure
Durban 16 May 2018 17 May 2018 4 May 2018
Cape Town 12 September 2018 13 September 2018 31 August 2018

The first workshop in 2018, positively evaluated by all participants, was held in Benoni, East Rand, Gauteng on 14-15 March.

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 160 artisans of a major company.

The South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering

SAIMechE available workshops
Current workshops

Individual study textbook

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

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