Lubrication Education, Training & Certification

Xpert™ Lubrication Reliability Fundamentals

Overview & Benefits

LRF Training Room
LRF Training Room
When it comes to proper lubrication fundamentals, maintenance personnel often “don’t know what they don’t know.” Myths and misconceptions about lubrication best practices can cause more harm than good to the asset and to the lubricant.

That’s where Lubrication Engineers comes in. We can help maintenance and reliability personnel understand lubrication best practices and incorporate them in their daily routine, thereby protecting expensive assets and lubricants, and ensuring they both perform to their peak life expectancy.

LE’s Xpert™ Lubrication Reliability Fundamentals (LRF) provides a convenient onsite training option – full or half-day – eliminating the travel time and costs of sending employees to offsite training. A good preparation class for those who later want to earn MLT I certification, Xpert LRF is designed primarily for maintenance and lube technicians to understand the core fundamentals of lubrication and contamination control.

Beyond that, we offer a full menu of additional training modules to choose from, so customers can construct a full or half day of training to best meet their specific needs.

Take advantage of this opportunity to get your personnel trained in lubrication best practices and watch your lubrication program soar to a higher level. This training is customizable based on your operations needs and can be configured in a half day or full format.


Xpert™ LRF – Available Course Content

This training is customizable based on your operation’s needs and can be configured in a half- or full-day format. After determining your content, fill out the Private Training Request Form, selecting the Xpert™ LRF Training option. There, you can provide your date preference. All modules are approximately one hour in length unless otherwise marked.

After we receive your submission and have a date determined, we will start constructing a class based on your requirements.


LRF Course Fundamentals

Lubrication Fundamentals

Lubrication Fundamentals 101

Learn about friction, wear and lubrication. Learn how lubricants are formulated and what performance characteristics the additives and base stock impart on the finished lubricant. Understand how the proper selection of the lubricant plays a vital role in separating two opposing moving pieces of metal. [strongly recommended]


Reliability Best Practices

Reliability Best Practices 101

We can’t stop failures entirely, but we can mitigate the consequences of failure by knowing what causes them. Learn about best practices from start to finish. Understand the detrimental effects of contamination on the asset and lubricant. Learn how to recognize the presence of contamination, how to remove it, and how to keep it out in the first place.

Oil Analysis

Oil sampling is a best practice to transform your oil change program from traditional time-based to condition-based changes. You will be able to keep an eye on the health of the oil and the asset and make confident decisions about whether to change, filter or leave the oil as is for continued use.

Lubricant Storage and Identification

In the process of purchasing oil, storing oil, transporting oil to the asset, and filling the asset with oil, the lubricant could be contaminated more than 32 times its original level of cleanliness. Adoption of best practices for oil storage and transport can increase the life of assets 20-60% or more.

Lubricant Application
LRF Reliability

Learn the difference between manual and automatic lubrication and how to achieve optimal lubrication quantity and application interval based on temperature, speed, environment and asset configuration.

Contamination Exclusion

Discover where contaminants originate and how to prevent them from entering stored oil or the asset. Recognizing the problem and taking the steps to prevent it will extend oil and asset life.

Contamination Removal

Learn how secondary filtration works and how important it is. Find out why filtering new oil prior to filling or topping off a reservoir is best practice. Learn also to recognize the presence of moisture and how to remove it from the system.


Asset-Based Fundamentals

Bearings

One of the most widely used mechanical parts in industry, the bearing fails more than 60% of the time due to contamination or improper lubrication. Learn that not all bearings are the same, and one grease does not fit all bearings. Get a better idea of grease selection, proper amount and reapplication intervals.

Gearboxes

Learn about the many different types of gear sets – both enclosed and open – and how to properly lubricate them. Understand how to eliminate contamination so the oil and the asset last longer in service.

Electric Motors

Electric motors are the most used piece of equipment in industry today and consume mass amounts of energy. Learn about proper lubrication of electric motors so over-greasing does not cause issues with the windings. Understand how grease incompatibility can quickly destroy electric motor bearings.

Hydraulics

Hydraulic oil takes tremendous abuse by providing a dual function – lubricating internal pump parts and transmitting power. Couple this with the amount of contamination and moisture that enter the system through breathers and bad wiper seals, and you can see how oil reaches a failed state in a short time. Learn how to keep hydraulics running longer with lubrication best practices.

Chains and Wire Rope

Although chains and wire ropes are expensive and time consuming to replace, they often are not properly lubricated. Learn how they fail from the inside out and how to make them perform better and last longer by lubricating them with a penetrating type oil.


Plant Assessment

Asset Reliability Assessment | Walk the facility floor to identify areas for lubrication reliability improvements relating to asset retrofits that mitigate the entry of contamination. Discuss oil sampling procedures, breather and sight glass additions, color-coding and tagging, proper top-off techniques and kidney loop filtration options, to name a few.

Get Started

Click on the private training request form to get started. We will get back in touch with you to start the process.

Have training questions?
Call (800) 537-7683 or click to contact LE.

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