Lubrication and condition monitoring for hydraulic units

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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 maintenance
  • Engineers, foremans, mechanics and service technicians of components and facility producers and their service partners
  • Distribution engineers and sales People of lubricants and their service partners
  • Technical buyers of 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


  • Correct selection of the optimal hydraulic fluids for an economic and reliable operation of your facilities and machines
  • Extension of oil changing intervals
  • Cost reduction through better filtration and oil care
  • 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 and hydraulic fluids

  • 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 hydraulic oils and fluids
  • Miscibility and compatibilty of different oil types
  • Types, active principle and application of lubricants addtives
  • Special requirements in the food and feeding industry 
  • Ecologic relevance of lubricants

Hydraulic fluids

  • Specifications and characteristics
  • Norms, Oil types and their areas of application
  • Miscibility of hydraulic fluids
  • Compatibility of normed oil types

Environmentally compatible hydraulic fluids (Biologic oils)

  • Basic oils
  • Norms, releases, specifications, eco labels
  • Oil changing concepts
  • Miscibility and compatibility
  • Mixing and external oil portion

Operational transformations of hydraulic fluids

  • Application specific demands and oil ageing
  • Oil oxidation, hydrolysis and cracking
  • Reduction of antioxidants, and other additives
  • Contamination: water, dust external oils
  • Air Content and foam formation
  • Diesel effect and cavitation
  • Visible changes: Cloudiness, discoloration, varnish
  • Mixing with unsuitable oil

Filtration and oil care

  • Oil change and oil care
  • Oil purity, life cycle and reliability
  • Filter types: mode of operation and areas of application
  • Elimination of solid and fluid contaminations
  • Oil care concepts, in-operation and initial operation filtration

Oil analysis and hydraulic fluids

  • 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 methods
    Areas of application and significance of analysis methods
    Identification of wear metals, PQ-Index
    Characteristics for oil condition: viscosity, FT-IR analysis, oxidation, NZ, color scale
    Determination of  purity level
    Counting procedures: laser, O.P.A., microscope
    Additiv reduction: antioxidants, FT-IR and RULER
    Contamination: water, particle counting and level of purity, mud, external oils, miscibility
    Specialities in the analysis of biooils and flame resisting hydraulic fluids
  • Evaluation and Interpretation of lab reports
    Define warning and Limit values
    Recognize known oil types on lab reports
    Interpretation of real-life examples

1 day workshop

Precondition: Participation in OilDoc basic seminar


Evaluation and interpretation of lab reports

  • Define warning and limit values and trand analysis
  • Damage analysis: complexity and pattern recognition
  • Recognition of environmental conditions
  • Recognize known grease types on lab reports
  • Interpretation of real lab reports
  • Consideration of application specific specifications
  • Group work, exercises with uncommented lab reports
  • Handling of typical external and internal requests 

Additional analysis methods

  • Differences of routine analysis and specific Analysis
  • Extended Analysis methods for hydraulic fluids
  • Optical particle analysis
  • Particle counting with the microscope
  • Air separation ability and foam formation
  • Demulsifying power
  • Analytic ferrographie
  • Reduction of antioxidants (RULER)
  • Brugger-Test, VKA and FZG, SRV
  • Incoming goods control

Oil analysis for clarification of cause of damage

  • Recognition of causes for wear and damages
  • Reasons for abnormal noise, vibration and increased temperature
  • Reduced power transfer
  • Increased foam formation
  • Cloudiness, dark coloring
  • Varnish, sludge formation
  • Reduced filter usage time and filter blockade

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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