Wednesday, July 17, 2013

August Webinars: Reliability-Centered Lubrication, Microbiology, and Emulsifiers

This month we'll be featuring three events, all part of a series. We'll kick off our reliability-centered lubrication series (three part series), continue our MWF microbiology series (also three events), and see the last of two events in the emulsifier series. See below for more details on each and to preview upcoming topics.

Reliability-Centered Lubrication (Part I of III)
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 14, 2013; 12-1 pm CDT (with additional time for Q&A from 1-1:30)
Instructor: Mike Johnson, CLS
Overview: In this first event (of a three-event series on RCL) we will take a look at the strategy and overview the tactics involved in achieving RCL practices.  We will also look at a critical aspect of this concept, which is making a business justification for the investment of time and energy to fundamentally change the way that lubrication activities are conducted.
Cost: $39 for members; $59 for non-members
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Monitoring MWF Microbial Contamination
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 21, 2013; 12-1 pm CDT (with additional time for Q&A from 1-1:30)
Instructor: Dr. Frederick Passman, BCA, Inc.
Overview: Condition monitoring (CM) for microbial contamination shares common features with other routinely performed MWF CM.  However, there are several concepts that are unique to microbiological sample collection, handling, testing and data interpretation.  Optimal MWF management depends on understanding these unique concepts.  During this webinar, Dr. Passman will provide a very brief overview of the microbiology basics as a refresher for those who have participated in the earlier webinar and a means of bringing newcomers up to speed. He’ll then discuss some of the most critical elements of microbiological sample collection.  The underlying concept behind this information is that the microbiology of the bulk MWF is very different from that of surface and aerosol samples.  Low numbers of microbes in bulk fluid samples can give a false sense of effective contamination control.  Moreover, samples intended for microbiological testing are quite perishable and need to be handled accordingly.  Dr. Passman will describe best practices for handling microbiological samples from time of sampling to the initiation of testing. The greatest portion of the webinar will focus on a discussion of the methods that are most useful for microbiological CM.  There is no single microbiological test that provides all of the relevant information about MWF microbial contamination.  Dr. Passman will describe the methods, the type and value of information each method can and can’t provide and best use of data for system management.
Cost: $39 for members; $59 for non-members
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Upcoming topics:
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