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STLE Hosts Toronto Workshop


The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Toronto section recently held a workshop and panel discussion to speak about Reducing Tribological Losses and Failures. The workshop took place at Kinectrics Auditorium in Toronto, Ontario.

The invited speakers at the workshop discussed various topics. Presentations included: Tribological Friction and Wear Loses – We Need to do Better presented by Ken J. Brown, STLE Fellow, Eco Fluid Center Ltd.; Lubrication Best Practices, presented by Bill Quesnel, President, WearCheck Canada Inc.; Exploring additive interactions in complex lubricant formulations, presented by Cory MacLeod, Technical Service Manager, Lanxess Solutions US, Inc.; Hydraulic Efficiency Improvements, presented by Lynn Billings, Senior Technical Service Advisor, Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc.; and Energy Efficiency in Ontario, presented by Kim Krieber, Business Advisor, Channel Partner Services, Independent Electricity System Operator.

“Our specific objective was to introduce the idea of reducing costs of asset damage and/or energy loss by better lubrication,” said Jim Arner, STLE Toronto Section Chair, Pirr Tribology Solutions. “Secondary was the STLE wants to share our knowledge to help the industry.”

Upon completion of the presentations, a panel discussion of all the topics covered in the morning presentations allowed those in attendance to ask any of the speakers questions.

After a lunch break, attendees were able to partake in an optional tour of the Kinectrics facility (including TDT labs, chemistry lab, and EQ lab).


Mario Cywinski

Mario Cywinski is Editor of Machinery and Equipment MRO magazine, a member of AJAC and a judge for CTKC. He has more than 15 years’ automobile industry experience.
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