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Main topics for the 2019 Conference

   

Condition Monitoring & Maintenance 4.0

Gears • Rotating machinery • Engines • Hydraulics • Rolling and plain bearings • Special applications

Oil Condition Monitoring – Online • On-Site • Offline

Oil analysis methods • Grease analysis • Sampling • Evaluation and interpretation • Oil Sensors • Problem solving & troubleshooting • Management & programs

Fluid Management – Innovative & Sustainable 

Lubrication management tasks • Plant lubricant selection• Fluid care technologies • Lubricants handling and storage techniques • Lubricant disposal • Lubrication equipment • Lubricators • Lubrication systems • Automation

Lubricants – Latest developments

Base oils • Additives • Lubricating greases & pastes • Bonded coatings • Solid lubricants • Dry lubrication

Tribology – Research targeting Experience

Friction and wear • Materials, surface engineering, contact mechanics • Tribometry • Hydrodynamic and elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication • Minimal quantity lubrication • Dry lubrication • Tribology of machine parts and components

Lubricants – Design to Application

Engines • Landfill gas, sewage gas, biogas and wood gas engines • Gears • Hydraulics • Bearings • Turbines • Wind energy plants • Compressors • Fuel & Energy economy • E-drive lubrication 

Metal working and forming lubrication

Water based and water free fluids • Multifunctional lubricants • Minimum quantity lubrication and dry processing • Modular systems in lubricant formulation

Lubrication in Special Environments

Environmental and health aspects of lubrication • Vacuum lubrication • Biodegradable fluids • Food grade lubricants • Fire resistant lubricants • High or low temperature lubrication

Functional fluids – Everything but lubrication

Insulating oils • Heat transfer fluids • Corrosion protection • Cleaning agents