23 May 2023


08:30 – 13:00



Note: GST is not applicable


Stirling Business Centre, Perth
Stirling Business Centre, 45 Delawney Street, Balcatta WA 6021
AIR Australia
Oil Diagnostics
OAD - Oil Analysis & Diagnostics

LSF – Lubrication Sampling Best Practice (Perth)

Program Overview

Lubrication analysis programs rely heavily on the quality of the samples collected in the field, and the practical training and awareness of personnel collecting them.

A well-run oil analysis program provides valuable information to make informed decisions for predictive maintenance programs and machine reliability improvement and helps prevent problems from turning into downtime.

This course is well suited for on-site training and provides the necessary awareness for reliable, repeatable collection of clean, representative oil samples in fixed plant or HME.

The session will conclude with a number of group questions to help reinforce some key points to achieve sampling consistency.

Who Should Attend
  • Lubrication Sampling Personnel
  • Lubrication Technicians
  • Condition Monitoring Personnel
  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Asset Health Personnel
  • Reliability Personnel
Learning Outcomes
  • Understand how to collect clean, representative lubrication samples.
  • Understand why collecting reliable samples is critical to oil analysis, and in making informed maintenance and operational decisions.

Course Content

Lubrication Sampling and Analysis
  • Oil analysis and sampling
  • Setting achievable expectations
  • Importance of producing consistent samples for testing and trending
  • Limiting factors in obtaining ideal representative samples
Test Methods and Limitations Overview
  • Oil analysis test regimes:
    • Viscosity
    • ICP
    • PQ
    • IR-Oxidation
    • Particle counts (ISO 4406)
  • Detection limits and precision
Oil Sampling Best Practice
  • Particle size distribution
  • Sampling locations
  • Importance of correct labelling of samples
  • Sampling valves and fittings
  • Sampling techniques and contamination prevention
  • The challenge of accurate and consistent particle counts
  • What a good/bad sample looks like
  • Oil sampling checklist and review