This is the second lesson in the Industrial Lubrication Course. This lesson explains viscosity as well as the properties of common solid, semi-solid, and liquid lubricants are described as well as the benefits associated with synthetic lubricants and the functions of additives and inhibitors. Common types and causes of lubricant contamination are described and proper methods of lubricant storage are demonstrated.
- Define viscosity.
- Describe three types of liquid lubricants and some typical applications.
- Describe the properties of liquid lubricants.
- Describe the properties and types of semi-solid lubricants and some typical applications.
- Describe types of solid lubricants and some typical applications.
- Describe the properties of solid lubricants.
- Identify some benefits of using synthetic lubricants.
- Explain the function of additives and inhibitors.
- Describe types and causes of lubricant contamination and how to prevent it.
- Describe proper methods of lubricant storage.
This course is designed for training oilers, mechanics, and millwrights as well as for the multicraft needs of process and manufacturing facilities. Participants are trained to recognize various types of lubrication systems and their maintenance requirements, including ring, bath, splash, constant level, and forced feed lubrication systems, as well as understand how they operate. Participants also learn the importance of following lubrication schedules, how to change common types of oil filters, and how to properly handle and store lubricants to prevent lubricant contamination.