MLT MLA Level I - Machinery Lubrication Course

02 23, 2016 Spartan Controls

Spartan, in collaboration with Des-case, is proud to host a three-day course covering both the ICML Machinery Lubrication Technician and Machinery Lubricant Analysis Level I Body of Knowledge.

This practical machinery lubrication course is designed to educate attendees on a variety of topics in the field of machinery lubrication, including lubricant application, contamination control and oil analysis. The focus of the class is to create awareness of the important issues in lubrication and offer practical, effective solutions to the challenges facing today's maintenance professionals. 

Topics include:

  • Lubricant types and selection
  • Precision application of oils and greases
  • Best practices for contamination control
  • Optimum storage strategies for lubricants
  • Basics of oil analysis and oil sampling

In this course attendees will learn:

  • How lubrication impacts machine reliability
  • How lubricants work
  • Common lubricant failure modes
  • Lubricating oil application methods
  • Grease application methods
  • Lubrication considerations
  • Lubricant contamination control
  • Storage and handling for new lubricants
  • Used oil analysis
  • Oil sampling methods
  • Essential equipment modifications for lubrication best practice

Upon completion of the three-day MLT/MLA Level I course, a successful student will be able to:

  • Understand how lubrication impacts machine reliability
  • Understand how lubricants work
  • Understand the most common lubricant failure modes and how to prevent them
  • Choose the most appropriate oil application methods
  • Properly apply grease
  • Understand how contaminants impact lubrication and how to control particles and moisture
  • Understand best practices for lubricant storage and handling
  • Understand the basics of oil analysis
  • Take a proper oil sample
  • Understand how to modify equipment to achieve lubrication best practice

Registration Information 

Date: Tuesday, June 21 - Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Optional MLT/MLA Exam: Friday, June 24, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Where: Spartan Controls Ltd. 8403-51 Ave Edmonton, AB, T6E 5L9
Cost: $1,395 CDN ($425 exam cost is extra)

How to Register

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