Showing posts with label hydraulics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hydraulics. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Q1 Webinars Open for Registration

To kick off the new year, we'll be featuring a variety of topics in the next 3 months including: filters and filtration, amines, hydraulics, turbine oil failure, additive selection for MWFs, and engine oil engine test development. See below for more details on each and to preview upcoming topics.

Advanced Filters & Filtration
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 22, 2014; 12-1 pm CDT (with additional time for Q&A from 1-1:30)
Instructor: John Duchowski, HYDAC
Cost: $39 for members; $59 for non-members
[Click here] for more information
[Click here] to register now (please log in at www.stle.org, then click the registration link)
John also presented a previous webinar, Fundamentals of Filters & Filtration - click here for more information, or here to purchase.

Amines 101
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 29, 2014; 12-1 pm CDT (with additional time for Q&A from 1-1:30)
Instructor: Pat Brutto, Dow
Cost: $39 for members; $59 for non-members
[Click here] for more information
[Click here] to register (please log in at www.stle.org, then click the registration link)

Basic Hydraulics
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 12, 2014; 12-1 pm CDT (with additional time for Q&A from 1-1:30)
Instructor: Robert Gresham, STLE
Cost: $39 for members; $59 for non-members
[Click here] for more information
[Click here] to register now (please log in at www.stle.org, then click the registration link)
Other webinars presented by Bob include: Bearing Fundamentals (purchase), Basic Synthetics (purchase), and Fundamentals of Grease (purchase).

Understanding the Multiple Ways Turbine Oils Fail
Date/Time: Thursday, February 20, 2014; 12-1 pm CDT (with additional time for Q&A from 1-1:30)
Instructor: Greg Livingstone, Fluitec International
Cost: $39 for members; $59 for non-members
[Click here] for more information
[Click here] to register now (please log in at www.stle.org, then click the registration link)
Other webinars to be presented by Greg include: Flushing a Lubrication System (4/16), and Hydraulic Fluid Degradation (final topic TBA; held 6/11).

Guidelines for Selecting Additives to Use in Metalworking Fluids
Date/Time: Thursday, March 20, 2014; 12-1 pm CDT (with additional time for Q&A from 1-1:30)
Instructor: Neil Canter, Chemical Solutions
Cost: $39 for members; $59 for non-members
[Click here] for more information
[Click here] to register now (please log in at www.stle.org, then click the registration link)
Neil previously presented Challenges in Using Environmentally Friendly Fluids. Click here for more information, or here to purchase.

So You Want to Develop Engine Oil Engine Tests
Date/Time: Thursday, March 20, 2014; 12-1 pm CDT (with additional time for Q&A from 1-1:30)
Instructor: Don Smolenski, Evonik
Cost: $39 for members; $59 for non-members
[Click here] for more information
[Click here] to register now (please log in at www.stle.org, then click the registration link)
Don previously presented Component Performance in Formulating Engine Oils. Click here for more information or here to purchase.

Q2 Webinar Topics:
[Click here] to see all topics booked for 2014 (new events posted as information becomes available)
[Click here] to download all upcoming and archived webinars sorted by topic
[Click here] to view online events in our calendar

Monday, August 26, 2013

Two new eNewsletters released this month: Power Generation and Synthetics & Hydraulics!

In case you've missed them, we have now launched 5 eNewsletters that focus on a specific topic relevant to lubrication engineers and tribologists. Among those, we have Metalworking & Metalworking Fluids, Grease, Environmentally Friendly Fluids (EFF), and two brand-new ones out this month: Power Generation and Synthetics & Hydraulics.

You can read more about the program launch here - STLE's Executive Director provides his perspective in September's Headquarters Report column.

If you didn't receive any of the newsletters and you're interested in subscribing, you can do so by logging in to your account at www.stle.org, and updating your demographic information. There is a list of interest areas, and you can select one or many, depending on your interests. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one and then update your demographic information.

We're still looking for contributors to be able to launch our other 4: Lubrication Fundamentals, Engine & Drivetrain, Condition Monitoring, and Bearings, Gears & Seals. If you're interested in contributing, we're looking for short articles (about 1 page, or 400-800 words), on a specific topic that provides best practices, case studies, or other practical information that readers can immediately use. Submitted articles should be educational in nature, not commercial (i.e. not promoting your company or product) and they should not be technical papers. Technical papers have many other outlets including our two scholarly journals: Tribology Transactions and Tribology Letters). If you are interested, you can send an email to Kara Sniegowski at ksniegowski@stle.org or by calling our office at (847) 825-5536.

I look forward to your contributions! And feel free to submit topic ideas below, in the comments.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

#STLE2013 Education Courses - Register before Early Bird to save!

The Early Bird deadline (April 1) to register for the 2013 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition is coming up fast. Be sure to get registered for the meeting, and while you're doing that, be sure to sign up for an education course. It never hurts to sign up for a refresher on a given topic, maintain your certification, get started in a new area that you've been assigned at work, or simply learn more. Courses will be offered on Sunday, May 5, and Wednesday, May 8, 2013. They include:

Sunday, May 5
Wednesday, May 8
[Click here] for more details, or click on the course title for more information on each.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

November Webinars & Upcoming Regional Education Courses

This month for webinars, we continue our Condition Monitoring series along with three other events focusing on hydraulic fluids and bearings. Registration is now open for all events. You can also get a preview of upcoming education courses below, including our Metalworking Fluid Management Certificate Course (registration now open) and the courses that will be offered at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Detroit, MI. Scroll down for more details.

Webinars
Classification and Testing of Industrial Fire-Resistant Hydraulic Fluids
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 7, 2012; 12-1pm CT with additional Q&A time from 1-1:30pm
Instructor: John Sherman, Technical Manager, Fuel and Lubricant Solutions, BASF Corporation
Overview: Fire is a major hazard of many industrial applications requiring the use of fire-resistant hydraulic fluids. This STLE Webinar will review the types of fire-resistant hydraulic fluids currently used for general industry, their classification and protocols for certification including specific test requirements.The properties of the types of fire-resistant fluids as well as aspects of their condition monitoring  will also be reviewed.
Fee: $39 for members; $59 for non-members
Registration Deadline: Monday, November 5
[Click here] to register for this event

Additional Testing: FTIR, AN, BN, and Particle Counts (fifth event in the Condition Monitoring Data Interpretation Series)
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 14, 2012; 12-1pm CT with additional Q&A time from 1-1:30pm
Instructor: Evan Zabawski, Editor of TLT
Overview: The fifth module of this series will wrap up the individualized parameter review by discussing interpretation of results such as particle count, optical particle classification, acid number and base number.
Fee: $39 for members; $59 for non-members for this event; $210 for members and $330 for non-members for the series.
Registration Deadline: Monday, November 12
[Click here] to register for the series
[Click here] to register for this event

Bearing Damage Analysis, Part II - Going Beyond Rolling Element Bearings
Date/Time: Thursday, November 15, 2012; 12-1pm CT with additional Q&A time from 1-1:30pm
Instructor: Dr. Paul Shiller, Professor, University of Akron
Overview: The purpose of this webinar is to help identify some of the more common types of non-rolling element bearing damage, explain possible causes, and discuss corrective actions. Damage will be discussed in four areas; mechanical, chemical, thermal, and electrical and will cover these and other topics: wear from foreign material, fatigue, overload, handling and installation damage, misalignment, corrosion and inadequate lubrication. Discussion areas on "non-rolling" elements will include plain bearings, journal bearings and sliding contact bearings.  The discussion may also include other lubricated contact applications: sliding guides, shafts, seals, and ball joints.
Fee: $39 for members; $59 for non-members
Registration Deadline: Monday, November 12
[Click here] to purchase Part I: Bearing Damage Analysis in Rolling Element Bearings
[Click here] to register for this event

FREE Webinar: Rolling Element Bearing Test Program Development & Data Analysis for OEM Engineers
Date/Time: November 30, 2012, 12-1pm CT
Presenter: Chris Napoleon, President & Chief Engineer, Napoleon Engineering Services (NES)
Overview: This webinar will focus on different bearing testing strategies and how the data is analyzed to provide a design or test engineer with information that supports the qualification process of rolling element bearings.  We'll look at the logic tree associated with bearing qualification then focus on the dynamic tests that can be done, test plan development and methodology, data analysis and comparison of test data to field data.  This webinar is ideal for those individuals who are trying to understand or develop a rolling element bearing qualification program for new product development or negotiating through the global supply chain.
Fee: FREE to attend for STLE members and non-members
[Click here] to register
[Click here] for more information
[Click here] to download Chris' previous presentation, The Value of Inspection and Testing on Global Bearing Sourcing

Upcoming Local Education Courses
Metalworking Fluid Management Certificate Course
Date/Time: 2 1/2 day course held February 19-21, 2013 (Tues-Thurs)
Location: Hampton Inn at the Airport, 8600 Bartram Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153
Instructors: Dr. Neil Canter and Dr. Frederick Passman
Overview: This course provides a comprehensive overview of metalworking fluids, and is led by industry-renowned experts. The course is tailored to provide you with a comprehensive look at the latest techniques and practices that are sure to improve your metalworking fluid operation. The course gives you the opportunity to review the various operations that use metalworking fluids, explore the fundamentals of fluid and additive chemistry, analyze factors that affect the quality of metalworking fluids and the work environment, learn about the unique aspects of metalworking fluid microbiology and toxicology, and review a broad range of condition monitoring tests, learning how to use condition monitoring to manage metalworking fluids in individual sumps and large central systems.
Course Fee: $600 for STLE members; $735 for non-members (includes 1 year of free membership)
Inclusions: Course book/materials, lunch on full course days, breaks, additional resources
You can also sample the local Philadelphia Section's monthly technical meeting on February 21. Click here for details.
[Click here] for course details
[Click here] to view the course flyer
[Click here] to register

Annual Meeting Education Courses
We took your feedback from last year and have added or changed the following elements:
  • We revamped those courses that received constructive criticism from the previous year.
  • We've added two entirely new courses - including a new bearings course from ABMA and a co-hosted course with ASM International addressing corrosion.
  • We're offering 12 courses this year, including 2 more course options than ever before, which means more choice for you, so you can find a course that matches your professional development needs.
  • All education courses come with a boxed lunch and coffee (set up before the course starts, so you can get the most out of the morning and afternoon!).
Course dates have now been assigned, and courses will take place on either Sunday, May 5 or Wednesday, May 8, 2013. You can get more detail on each course as it's posted on our 2012 Annual Meeting page:

Sunday, May 5
  • An Introduction to Corrosion - NEW (co-hosted with ASM International)
  • Basic Lubrication 101 
  • BioFuels & Lubes
  • Condition Monitoring 301: CM in the 21st Century
  • Metalworking 105: Metal Forming Fluids
  • Synthetic Lubrication Overview
  • Grease and Rolling Element Bearings - NEW (co-hosted with ABMA)
Wednesday, May 8
  • Basic Lubrication 102
  • Advanced Lubrication 301
  • Automotive Lubrication - Gasoline
  • Hydraulics
  • Metalworking 250: Understanding and Controlling Metal Removal Fluid Failure
If you have any questions, contact Kara Sniegowski at klemar@stle.org or contact us at (847) 825-5536.

Will you be attending any of our upcoming events? Which course and why that one?
If you're not attending anything, what would you like us to offer that you don't see offered?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Interview with the Editor: Basic Handbook of Lubrication, 3rd Edition

Join us for this week's interview, where we talk with Evan Zabawski, Editor of TLT and the Alberta Section's publication: Basic Handbook of Lubrication. 
Basic Handbook of Lubrication, 3rd Ed.
 
Evan covers the intended audience for the book, unique qualities of the book compared to other similar publications, topics/sections in the book, and most importantly: how you might use the book in your daily work - either as a reference or to troubleshoot and solve a specific problem.
 
Bottom line: A great resource for daily issues or challenges on the shop floor AND as a reference for regular questions when you're implementing and maintaining a lube program. 

To listen to the interview, click the "play" button in the slider bar below, or click here to download the file (great for on-the-go info!). See the transcript/interview notes for timing and topics covered in the interview.



You might also be interested in: 
  • Book Review of the Basic Handbook of Lubrication, 3rd Edition
  • Fundamentals of Lubrication, STLE University Online Certificate Course, covering basic concepts of friction, lubrication and wear in 5 interactive self-contained modules
  • Basic Lubrication, STLE University Online Short Course, covering basic concepts of friction, lubrication and wear in 4 lecture-style modules
  • Lubricant Composition, STLE University Online Short Course, covering base oils, additives and greases in 5 lecture-style modules
Have you purchased the book? Tell us what you think in the comments below!