Lubrication and condition monitoring for gears

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Basis-Training (3 days)
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OilDoc GmbH
Kerschelweg 29
83093 Brannenburg

Target Group

  • Skilled employees and executives working in the field of maintenance
  • Mechanics and service technicians of gear and machinery producers
  • Technically skilled employees working in construction, serive and sales
  • Sales engineers and sales people of lubricant proucers und their resellers
  • Technical buyers for lubricants and operating fluids
  • Application engineers working in mobile labs as well as for on-site condition monitoring and fluid management
  • Authorized experts for failure analysis and machine breakdown
  • Technically interested employees who want to extend their knowledge in the areas lubrication techniques and tribology


  • Safe selection of the best suitable gear for the applicable application
  • Simplification of amount of sorts of lubricants in use
  • Extension of oil changing intervals
  • Early recognition of unusual wear and failures
  • Investigation of causes of faliure after breakdowns
  • Extraction of meaningful oil samples
  • Oil analysis in pro-active maintenance
  • Interpretation of lab reports
  • Warning values for evaluation of machine damages and oil condition

3-days basis-training

Lubrication, Friction and Wear

  • Lubrication and Formation of lubricating film
  • Hydrodynamic and hydrostatic lubrication
  • Importance of viscosity and temperature
  • Wear mechanisms and their causes

Fundamentals of lubricants

  • Mineral oils, partially synthetic and synthetic oils in comparison
  • Charactersitics and areas of application of Mineral oils, hydrocrack, PAO, Ester oils and polyglycols, especially in the area of greases
  • Types, active principle and application of lubricants addtives
  • Grease thickener: Soap based and soap-free thickener, characteristic and important applications of particular thickener
  • Miscibility and compatibilty of greases (basic oils, thickener, additives)  

Gear oils

  • Requirements and characteristics
  • Characteristic values and their meaning
  • Standardized gear oil types and their area of application

Lubricating oils for slide and anti-fricition bearings

  • Lubrication requirements in comparison to interdigitation
  • Characteristics and characteristic values of lubricating oils for bearing lubrication
  • Testing procedures that got included into the gear oil norm for bearing lubrication and their influence
  • Differences of typical gear oils used in the industry and circulating lubricating oils

Gear and circulating lubricating oils in specific areas of application

  • Wind energy
  • Cement industry
  • Paper machines
  • Railway
  • Tool machines
  • Food industry

Gear oils for vehicles

  • Requirements and specifications overview
  • Manual, automatic and duplex transmission
  • Power shift transmission
  • Axle gears, self-locking differentials, final drives
  • General purpose oil for construction vehicles, tractors and agricultural equipment

Operational alterations of lubricating oils

  • Application-specific strain and oil aeging
  • Oil oxidation, hydrolysis and cracking
  • Reduction of antioxidants and other additives
  • Contamination through water, dust and external oils
  • Air content and foam formation
  • Diesel effect and cavitation
  • Cloudiness, contamination and phase separation

Wear mechanisms and gear tooth damages

  • Fundamental wear mechanisms
  • Wear mechanisms and forms of wear
  • Typical gear tooth damages and their causes
  • Impact of the lubricating oil in use

Oil analysis for industrial facilities

  • Oil analysis
     Why, when, how, how often, how many?
     Methods and devices for sampling
     Required data, grease sampling datasheet 
     Online portal: lab report, data entry, enquiries
     Data migration into a maintenance program
  • Analysis techniques
    Analysis sets, areas of application and explanatory power
    Identification of wear characteristic values: element analysis,
    PQ-Index, optical particle analysis
    Characteristic values for oil condition: viscosity, oxidation etc.
    Reduction of additives: antioxidants, FT-IR and RULER, BN and AN
    Contamination: water and particles, purity level, soot, mud, external oils, intermixture
  • Interpretation of lab report results
    Define warning and Limit values
    Recognize known oil types on lab report
    Interpretation of real lab reports

1-day workshop

Precondition: Participation in 3-day basis-training

Interpretation of lab report results

  • Warning and limit values, trend estimation
  • Damage analysis: Complexity and pattern recognition
  • Recognition of environmental conditions
  • Consideration of application-specific specifications
  • Group work, exercises with lab reports
  • Handling of typical external and internal requests

Additional analysis methods

  • Air release property and foam formation
  • Water release property, demulsifying behaviour
  • Optical particle counting
  • Analytic ferrography
  • Mechanic tests (Brugger, VKA, FZG, SRV)
  • Control Analysis for incoming lubricants

Oil analysis to identify damages of failures

  • Identification of causes for wear and damages
  • Reasons for vibration (noise) or high temperature
  • Increased foam forming
  • Cloudiness, darkening
  • Contamination, sludge formation
  • Filter blockage

Online sensors and on-site measuring

  • Online, on-site or external
  • Sensors for the monitoring of the oil condition
  • Sensors for wear particles and contamination
  • Advantages and disadvantages of certain procedures
  • Overview about available sensors and sensors that are currently in development

5% discount for more than 3 registrations

Services included:

  • Participation in training
  • Hot lunch on all days
  • Coffee/tea and snacks during breaks
  • Non-alcoholic beverages during training
  • Detailed training material, printed and on USB Memory stick
  • Certificate of participation
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