Upcoming Webinars

While there are no upcoming webinars scheduled at his time, please visit the Lubrication & Reliability Virtual Summit page at www.lrvs2020.com.

Moderators

Jo Ameye, CLS
General Manager | Europe

Jo leads our business teams in Europe, out of our office in Belgium. He has more than 25 years in the condition monitoring of hydraulic and industrial lubrication markets and works closely with global OEM’s in the Power Generation Industry and Oil and Additive companies. Jo is co-chair of ASTM Subcommittee on Turbine oils and Oxidation and also active member of globally recognized industry associations and certifying organization such as: STLE, ELGI, NLGI, and DIN.

Greg Livingstone
Chief Innovation Officer

Greg is involved with various business development functions within the company. He also spearheads the company’s highly successful Lubrication Academy courses. Greg has been involved with lubrication contamination control and condition monitoring for the last two decades. He’s a Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS)and past-chair of ASTM D02 CO1 on Turbine Oil Analysis and Problem Solving, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineer’s (STLE) Power Generation and Wind Energy Councils.

Past Webinars

The Value of Antioxidants Monitoring in Lubricants

This webinar will answer:

  • Why monitor antioxidants?
  • What are the basic principles behind the RULER test?
  • How does this test correlate with other oxidation and analysis tests?
  • How should I interpret the results?
  • What are the range of applications that I can use the RULER test for?

Best Practices for Managing Phosphate Ester Fluids

Phosphate esters are the required fire-resistant fluid in steam turbine EHC applications. They can be challenging to maintain.

This webinar will answer:

  • Why are phosphate ester fluids more challenging to manage than mineral-base lubricants?
  • What are the differences in the new generation of phosphate ester fluids?
  • What tests should I be running to monitor the health of these fluids?
  • What actions can I take to ensure that my phosphate ester fluid is maintained in optimal health?

Measuring Deposits in Lube and Hydraulic Systems

Understanding the intricacies of determining an oil’s varnish potential is essential for many lube applications.

This webinar will answer:

  • What are the differences in various varnish measurement tests?
  • Is there a correlation between my oil’s varnish potential and the amount of actual deposits in my system?
  • How can I apply the MPC test to hydraulic oils?
  • How can I set alarms based on my actual application? What does the MPC test not work?

Selecting the Right Varnish Control System

This webinar will answer:

  • Why are some varnish mitigation technologies better suited for particular applications than others?
  • How to know when to change filters?
  • Is there value in a varnish mitigation system if I don’t have varnish?

Solving Oil Breakdown Issues in Hydraulics Systems

It may not be immediately obvious when hydraulic oils fail. The system may continue to operate, however controls are sluggish and imprecise. Filters may start clogging up rapidly. Heat exchangers may appear to be ineffective. This impacts productivity and machine reliability.

This webinar will answer:

  • How do I know if my hydraulic oil is failing?
  • What oil analysis tests can perform?
  • What machine conditions may be related to hydraulic oil failure?
  • And most importantly, how can I solve hydraulic oil failure? 

How to Reduce Bearing Temperatures Without Shutting Down Rotating Equipment
(CEST Timezone)

A critical metric for the health of your equipment is its bearing temperatures.

  • When bearing temps increase, what action can you take to correct this?
  • How much of this is due to lubrication issues?
  • How can you minimize downtime while bringing temps back to normal?

These questions and more will be answered in this webinar facilitated by Fluitec’s own Jo Ameye.

[In Spanish only]

Entender y Controlar el Barniz en Aceites Lubricantes / Understanding & Controlling Varnish

Lube oil varnish can cripple industrial machines, such as turbines and hydraulic systems. These oil degradation products can not be detected through routine testing. In this webinar, you will learn how oil breaks down and forms deposits; how to test for the potential of lube oil deposits in your system; and how to solve varnish issues to ensure maximum reliability and production.

Speaker: Dr. Cristian Soto, Phd, COO Fluitec

Cristian has a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Physical Chemistry-Surface Science. He was an Oberassistant at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Surface Science Department in Zurich Switzerland where he led the research on lubricant additives, and tribology. He was Group leader of Lubricant Development at Nalco Chemical Co. and Senior Research Manager of Materials Technology at Whirlpool Corp. He is published in several peer reviewed journals and has patents in several areas inclusive of Tribology and Material Science.

[In Portuguese only]

Compreensão e Controle do Verniz
Understanding & Controlling Varnish

Speaker Marcello Attilio Gracia   |  Moderator Greg Livingstone

O verniz do óleo lubrificante pode danificar máquinas industriais, como turbinas e sistemas hidráulicos. Esses produtos formados pela degradação do óleo não podem ser detectados através dos testes de rotina. Neste webinar, você aprenderá como o óleo lubrificante se decompõe e forma depósitos; como testar o potencial de deposição do óleo lubrificante no seu sistema; e como resolver problemas de verniz para garantir a máxima confiabilidade e produção.


Lube oil varnish can cripple industrial machines, such as turbines and hydraulic systems. These oil degradation products can not be detected through routine testing. In this webinar, you will learn how oil breaks down and forms deposits; how to test for the potential of lube oil deposits in your system; and how to solve varnish issues to ensure maximum reliability and production.

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