26 – 27 Mar 2024


09:30 – 16:00



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

OAD – Oil Analysis & Diagnostics (Perth)

Program Overview

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.

The OAD course builds on the LCAT 1 and provides a practical diagnostic framework to understanding best practice oil analysis test methods, their applications and limitations to fixed plant and/or HME.

Analysis and interpretation of test results as well as diagnosis of faults requires a disciplined approach – learn how and importantly why this is done.

Learn the importance of proactive condition monitoring to identify and mitigate operating risk, patterns of failure and sustainably improve reliability and machine lifecycles.

The most successful maintenance and hydrocarbon management programs optimise the application and management of hydrocarbon analysis, and proactive risk reduction strategies in relation to fault detection and identification; risk assessment and mitigation; and maintenance planning.

Who Should Attend
  • Condition Monitoring Personnel
  • Asset Health Personnel
  • Lubrication Technicians
  • Reliability Personnel
  • Engineers
  • Supervisors
Learning Outcomes
  • Learn the process and structure of oil analysis & diagnostics, including applications and limitations
  • Understand the importance of collecting representative samples
  • Understand the importance of contamination control

Course Content

Lubrication Testing
  • Intro to the routine tests
  • Other tests used for investigations
  • Detection limits, precision, accuracy
The Routine Testing Regime
  • The rational for routine test selection
  • Support tests for investigations
  • Classification systems
Lubrication Contamination
  • Particle contamination
  • The ISO 4406 test
  • Clearances and particle size
  • Moisture contamination
  • Glycol contamination
  • Soot contamination
  • Fuel dilution
  • Air contamination
  • Filtration & contamination control
Lubrication Health Monitoring
  • The chemistry of oil deterioration
  • Depletion & monitoring of antioxidants
  • FTIR
  • Ruler test
  • MCP Test for varnish potential
  • Thermal degradation
  • Additive depletion
  • Interpreting wrong or mixed oils
Diagnostics with Case Histories
  • Dust intrusion
  • Fuel dilution
  • Coolant leak
  • Main bearing failure
  • Burnt piston / ring breakage
  • Excessive blow-by
  • Liner failure
  • Glycol contamination
  • Correct oil vs mixing oils
  • Other conditions
  • Criteria for establishing oil change
  • How to approach oil change extension
Interpretation of Laboratory Reports
  • Is it the correct oil
  • Is there evidence of a developing fault
  • Is there evidence of contamination
  • Is the oil suitable for further use
  • Participants can submit reports for discussion
Is The Result Acceptable for the Application?
  • Addressing common questions
  • How do we establish alerts
  • Workshop