LRVS22 Blog

The Lubrication & Reliability Virtual Summit for 2022 will be taking place from 21st – 23rd September, 2022!

This year, there are over 80 global speakers from various countries covering a very diverse range of topics. They have partnered with One Tree Planted and for every paid attendee, one tree will be planted in a region of the attendee’s choice. This will help reforestation efforts around the globe.

This year, the Keynote Speaker is Dr Juan Flores Preciado from SpaceX. He will be talking about Space and Harsh Environment Lubrication. Lubricating space mechanisms is a challenge. Space mechanisms must withstand testing conditions in terrestrial environments, transportation and operation under harsh space environments (vacuum and radiation) and without any maintenance possible. This presentation will focus on describing the space and terrestrial environment and current and future lubrication schemes.

Energy Superheroes

The Energy Superheroes will also be joining LRVS22. Erin Twamley, author & educator, STEM Superheroes LLC will moderate a panel discussion on, Reliably Inspiring the Energy Future. Joining her on this panel are four women in energy:

  • Jennifer Hill – Senior Operator, OGE Energy Corp – Muskogee Power Plant
  • Kathy Hannun – Co-founder & President, Dandelion
  • Gulnaaz Afzal – Quality Engineer, Rivian Automotive
  • Lana Norton – Executive Director and Founder, Women of Powerline Technicians

There is also a dedicated Energy Superhero Ticket. This supports the children’s book written to inspire more kids into the Energy sector, Everyday Superheroes: Women in Energy Careers. For every ticket bought, the attendee will receive one book and one book will be donated to a non-profit organization. Sponsors who would like to support this initiative can also donate a case of books (40 books) to a non-profit.


LRVS22 will also be hybrid this year! They have launched LRVS Hubs across the globe in different countries. Sponsors are opening up their doors and letting attendees into their facilities for either of the three days. There are special tickets for attendees who would like to attend particular LRVS Hubs based on their location. All of the LRVS hubs can be found on this page.

LRVS22 Speakers

There are also numerous topics on Lubrication technologies, IoT, sensors, Electric motors, Reliability, Leadership and so much more. There will be speakers from  ExxonMobil, UpKeep, Klüber Lubrication, HECO, MRG Laboratories, TotalEnergies, Spectrolytic, Bureau Veritas Group, Polaris Inc., Fluitec, Nanoprecise Sci Corp, UE SYSTEMS, Atten2 Advanced Monitoring Technologies, SGS, Empowering Pumps & Equipment, International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML), SDT Ultrasound Solutions, Ecol Sp. z o.o., SKF Group, Enbridge Pipelines, Ecolab, Poseidon Systems, Minimac Systems Pvt. Ltd., Lubrication Engineers International Ltd, Solar Turbines,Des-Case Corporation, Fluid Intelligence Oy, ReliabilityX, Solar Impulse Foundation and Accenture to name a few.

For a full list of topics and the speakers be sure to check out the Speaker page.

Panel Discussions & ESG Track

There are 5 panels this year which cover some very engaging topics namely:

  1. Reliably Inspiring the Energy Future with the Energy Superheroes
  2. Leadership in 2022 with Rob Kalwarowsky, Charli Matthews & Adrian Messer
  3. Incorporating ESG in Organizations with Pierre Vanderkelen, Mika Perttula, Tomas Klima, Juan Villarreal & Ricardo Flores
  4. What does a Machinery Lubrication Engineer (MLE®) actually do in the real world? with Paul Hiller, Mike Holloway, Rich Wurzbach & Wojciech Majka.
  5. Sustainability & Lubrication with Greg Livingstone, Jim Hannon, Doug Sackett

This year, there is a dedicated track to ESG comprising 16+ topics from global leaders. Download a quick snapshot of the topics being covered in this track here.

Recertification credits

Are you a current holder of an ICNL or STLE certification? Be sure to attend LRVS22 and can gain re-certification credits towards ICML or STLE certifications. The team will supply you with certificates of attendance as well as the Agenda which are needed for the recertification credits.


Huge thank you to all the sponsors this year!

The Platinum sponsors who will have their entire teams present at this event are: ExxonMobil, Fluitec & Upkeep!

The Maintenance Community is also our official Community Sponsor as we integrate community into this conference.

The Diamond sponsors; Lubrication Engineers, Ecol, Energy Superheroes, Fluid Learning have their booths ready and are excited to meet everyone this year.

The Gold sponsors; Kluber Lubrication, International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) and Strategic Reliability Solutions have gotten everything prepared for the attendees!

The Silver Sponsors; Empowering Pumps & Equipment and Clevr have already prepped their booths and are anxiously awaiting the attendees.  

Industrial Press is also our Official Book Sponsor this year and will be providing LRVS attendees with a 15% discount on selected books. Be sure to check out their booth.

Book your ticket to LRVS22 and we will see you in September!