MRO Magazine

One-day Lubrication Fundamentals course set for Feb. 16

Toronto, ON -- The Toronto Section of the STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) conducts seminars...


February 3, 2005
By MRO Magazine

Toronto, ON — The Toronto Section of the STLE (Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers) conducts seminars every year in a wide variety of topics to fulfil this commitment.

This year’s main education course 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 include a comprehensive presentation of the principals of tribology and the best practices of lubrication, and provide an introduction to some new developments.

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 a 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.