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STLE Hamilton Holds Education Day


The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Hamilton Section recently held its Education Workshop at ArcelorMittal’s Regional Learning and Development Centre in Hamilton, Ontario.

The day-long event featured a cross section of topics of importance to Tribologists and lubrication engineers.

The first presentation was by Jim Mair from Summit Reliability on The Responsible Custodianship of Physical Assets. It covered mission statements, initial capacity versus desired performance, maintenance and safety, maintenance and the environment, failure consequences, failure management policies, just to name a few.

Next was Greg Bork from Flir Instruments who spoke about Flir and applications for its products, critical vessel predictive maintenance, bearings and hydraulics, thermography versus vibration analysis, why do thermography on motors, infrared scanning challenges on motors, thermal analysis, critical asset monitoring, as well as thermal imaging cameras for asset protection.

The next presentation was from SKF, who discussed rotating equipment performance, and more specifically vibration analysis. This also covered condition monitoring and digitalization. A brief overview of connecting (automatic lubrication systems) ALS to online monitoring and how do we get and how do we use data.

The final two presentations were on Condition Monitoring Solutions by David Brown Santasalo company, and Machinery Alignment by Benchmark.

As this was billed as an education workshop, the packed room of Tribologists and lubrication engineers, asked many questions of the speakers at the end of each presentation.


Mario Cywinski

Mario Cywinski is the Editor of Machinery and Equipment MRO magazine, a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, and a judge for Canadian Truck King Challenge. He has over 11 years of editorial experience and over 16 years of automobile industry experience, as well as small business industry experience.
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