25 – 28 Jun 2024


08:30 – 16:30



Note: GST is not applicable


Stirling Business Centre, Perth
Stirling Business Centre, 45 Delawney Street, Balcatta WA 6021
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LCAT 1 - Lubrication Mangement

LCAT 1 – Lubrication ISO Category 1 (Perth)

Program Overview

ISO LCAT 1 – Lubrication Management and Analysis (ISO 18436)

Lubrication management and oil analysis are critical activities for making informed maintenance and operational decisions, detection & diagnosis of faults, improvements in machine reliability, and importantly for root cause elimination. It is a vital component of predictive maintenance programs.

Lubrication tasks that relate to maintenance and condition monitoring, including sampling, handling and storage, contamination control, oil analysis and remedial actions, and the relubrication of bearings and seals are only effective in reducing risk when personnel are well trained.

ICM’s internationally recognised ISO LCAT 1 Training and Certification programs provide the necessary skills and competency to holistically manage lubrication on site. Our LCAT lubrication courses comply with International Standards ISO 18436-1, ISO 18436-3, ISO 18436-4, ISO/IEC 17024 and offer optional certification by the Australian Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (AINDT) or the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT).

Participants learn about proper lubrication, sampling and condition monitoring of machines in accordance with recognised, effective, best practice procedures.

The qualification is a precursor to the LCAT 2 training for those wanting to develop further skills in lubrication management and analysis.

Our Trainer

Our course trainer Col McKenna has over 30 years of industry experience as a lubrication analyst and hydrocarbon SME, and is broadly regarded as Australia’s most experienced and knowledgeable industrial lubrication analyst.

The ISO 18436 Accredited LCAT 1 and 2 courses were successfully introduced into Australia over a decade ago by Col McKenna and Bassim Ismail (ICM Director). We have successfully trained and accredited over 600 delegates in WA and have maintained excellent feedback and success rates.

Col speaks directly to your challenges and issues relating to both fixed plant and HME. His industrial involvement as an SME and Trainer in lubrication includes most leading organisations in the Australian Mining, Oil and Gas, Utilities and Defence sectors. He brings a rare combination of industrial hydrocarbon expertise in areas including industrial oil analysis & diagnostics & prognostics, lubrication formulations and rationalisation, contamination control, hydrocarbon management, ISO 18436 Accredited training, awareness training and coaching.

Who Should Attend
  • Lubrication technicians & personnel
  • Facility technicians and operators
  • Condition monitoring personnel
  • Facility support engineers
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Reliability personnel
  • Procurement
  • Maintenance and reliability strategies
  • Lubrication theory and fundamentals
  • Lubrication selection and application
  • Lubrication storage and management
  • Oil sampling and handling
  • Lubrication analysis & diagnosis
  • Wear debris analysis & diagnostics
  • Contamination measurement, analysis and control
Learning Outcomes
  • Dispense lubricants, re-lubricate, inspect
  • Maintain lubrication devices and equipment
  • Understand appropriate sampling hardware
  • Acquire lubricant samples using procedures
  • Prepare samples for transportation
  • Operate portable lubrication analysis tools
  • Understand the approach to oil analysis and diagnostics
  • Understand the limitations of analysis methods
  • Understand the review process of laboratory reports

Course Outline

Lubrication Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of tribology
  • Functions of a lubricant
  • Lubrication regimes
  • Base oil functions
  • Additive functions
  • Oil properties & classification
  • Grease properties & classification
  • Solid lubrication
  • Gas lubrication
  • Classification systems
Lubrication Selection
  • Advantages & disadvantages
  • Viscosity, base-oil, additives etc
  • Machine specific requirements
  • Environmental adjustment
Principals of Application
  • Manual delivery techniques
  • Automatic delivery systems
  • Maintenance of auto systems
Storage and Management
  • Lubrication receiving procedures
  • Storage management
  • Inventory management
  • Application device management
  • Lubrication storage containers
  • Health & safety assurance
Oil Sampling
  • Objectives of lube sampling
  • Equipment specific sampling
  • Sample point selection
  • Sampling methods and best practice
  • Contamination control
  • Sampling process management:
  • Sampling frequency
  • Sampling procedures
  • Sample processing
Contamination Control
  • Filtration & separation
  • Filter rating
  • Filter system design & selection
Lubrication analysis and diagnostics
  • The routine test regime
  • Non-routine and/or trigger based tests
  • Laboratory analysis methods and limitations
  • Interpretation of laboratory reports
  • Diagnostics with case histroies
Lubrication failure mechanisms
  • Oxidative degradation
  • Thermal degradation
  • Additive depletion
  • Additive degradation
  • Wrong or mixed lubricants
  • Fluid properties test methods
Wear Debris Analysis and Monitoring
  • Introduction
  • Wear particles types:
  • Types
  • Origins
  • Probable causes
Maintenance Strategies
  • Why machines fail
  • Impact of poor maintenance
  • Avoiding failure
  • Lube routes & schedules
  • Lubrication analysis
  • Equipment tagging

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LCAT 1 – Lubrication ISO Category 1 (Perth)
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