MRO Magazine

STLE to hold one-day Lubrication Fundamentals course Feb. 16

Toronto, ON -- One of the most important commitments undertaken by the education committee of the Toronto Section o...


January 3, 2005
By MRO Magazine

Toronto, ON — One of the most important commitments undertaken by the education committee of the Toronto Section of the STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) is to share developing technologies in basic and advanced lubrication for the benefit of all individuals involved in lubrication.

The Toronto Section conducts seminars every year in a wide variety of topics to fulfil this commitment. In the past it has focussed on maintenance practices, wear protection, seals, environmental issues, oil analysis and many other topics.

All of its training programs have helped to cut costs in industry and develop a greater awareness of the scope of lubrication and preventive maintenance practices.

This year’s main program focuses on lubrication basics. A one-day Lubrication Fundamentals course has been set for Weds., Feb. 16, 2005, at The Old Mill in Toronto. The program will be a comprehensive presentation of the principals of tribology and the best practices of lubrication, and provide an introduction to some new developments.


Seminars such as this in the past have helped lubricant users cut costs by identifying and improving material selection, identifying improved operating procedures and developing a greater awareness of preventive maintenance.

The program registration starts at 7:30 a.m., with the introduction at 8 a.m. Lorne Brock of Imperial Oil will present a Tribology Overview, followed by Luc Girard of Petro-Canada, who will discuss Base Stocks. Next is a presentation on Additives by Ciba Specialty Chemicals.

After a mid-morning break, Ray Norgate of Hilnor will give a review of Synthetics, and he will be followed by Crompton’s Wayne Mackwood, speaking on the topic of Grease.
After lunch, which is provided, Jim Arner of Chevron Texaco will look into Gear Applications, and a presentation on Hydraulic Applications will follow. After the final session on Compressor & Turbine Applications, there will be time for questions and answers, with the day scheduled to wrap up at 4:00 p.m.

A course certificate will be issued to each attendee

The cost for the program is $250 for STLE members and $350 for non-members. Non-member registrations include a one-year STLE membership.

A registration form for this event can be found online at, or for more information, contact a member of the 2004-2005 Education Committee: Ted Austin, 1-800-305-2806; Lorne Brock, 705-323-9004; Henry Sapiano, 905-804-4718; or Inga Kuksis, 905-804-4707.