OilDoc Event Program

State: February 2023

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Extended lubricant analysis using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

    Dr. Christoph Rohbogner | OELCHECK GmbH
  • Quality control of lubricants by NIR spectroscopy according to ASTM 8321 and ASTM 8340

    Dr. Nicolas Rühl | Metrohm AG
  • Analysis of oils and lubricants by Lock-in thermography

    Christoph Geers | NanoLockin GmbH
  • The oil chute – an effective method to assess high temperature deposit formation

    Daniela Posselt | AC2T research GmbH

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Limit values for the evaluation of lubricant analyses

    Stefan Mitterer | OELCHECK GmbH
  • Fluid condition monitoring

    Bernie Hall | Checkfluid Inc.
  • Integrating fluid analysis with business systems

    Gwyn Simmonds | Polaris Laboratories LLC.

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Detect unexpected wear in combustion engines by using acoustic emission sensor system

    Matthias Winkler | CM Technologies GmbH
  • Novel viscosity and density sensors for oil condition monitoring

    Thomas Voglhuber-Brunnmaier | Micro Resonant Technologies GmbH
  • Two new sensors

    Thierry Delvigne | Deltabeam - DSI
  • Novel compact NIR sensor for moisture detection in lubricants

    Dr.-Ing. Guillermo Miró | Atten2

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Managing turbine oils in a sustainable way

    Greg Livingstone | Fluitec
  • Applying knowledge from accelerated turbine oil aging tests to oil management programs

    Elona Rista | Solar Turbines
  • Determination of relative concentrations of Phosphate Ester isomers in turbine control systems

    Dr. John K. Duchowski | HYDAC FluidCareCenter® GmbH
  • Are compromises at oil flushing acceptable? What do they cost you when flushing new installed turbo-generator, overhauled turbo-compressor or any other large oil system?

    Tomas Klima | Ecol Industrial s.r.o.

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • The power of ICML 55® standards: Using structured requirements (55.1) and guidelines (55.2) to build a successful Lubricated Asset Management Program

    Paul Hiller | ICML
  • Industrial lubrication outsourcing – lubrication maintenance of the plant in the hands of professionals

    Wojciech Majka | Ecol Industrial s.r.o.
  • Failure modes, fault analysis and troubleshooting – How to do it in the right way

    Michael Holloway | 5th Order Ind.

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Analyzing wear and additive elements in greases: XRF, RDE-OES or ICP-OES?

    Dr. Christoph Rohbogner | OELCHECK GmbH
  • Understanding oil separation in lubrication greases

    Daniela Posselt | AC2T research GmbH
  • Grease analysis as a tool to achieve sustainability in asset management

    Richard Wurzbach | MRG Labs
  • How the right grease can improve the service life of pitch bearings

    Julian Bernhard | Liebherr-Components Biberach GmbH

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Fit for 55

    Dr. Stefan Baumgärtel | VSI - Verband Schmierstoff-Industrie e.V.
  • Understanding the importance of sustainability, environmentally friendly, and life-cycle assessments in the lubricant industry

    Dr. Matt Kriech | Biosynthetic Technologies
  • How to identify sustainable lubricants?

    Christoph Baumann | CONDAT GmbH

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Sustainable cooperation in the lubricant industry – a transformation towards a circular and sustainable lubricant value chain

    Inga Herrmann | VSI - Verband Schmierstoff-Industrie e.V.
  • How base oil properties influence sustainability of industrial gear oils

    Dr. Christoph Wincierz | Evonik Operations GmbH
  • Methods to reduce your company’s carbon footprint

    Steffen Nyman | C.C. Jensen A/S

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Low Viscosity Low Volatility (LVLV) synthetic basestocks – Doing more with less targeting high performance European specifications

    Luca Salvi | ExxonMobil Chemical Company
  • The multipurpose use of ultra-low viscous NSP in Lubricants

    Jinxia Li | NYNAS AB
  • Liquid amides – novel, high performance base oils

    Claire Ward | Cargill Bioindustrial
  • Heavy naphthenic oil – a solution provider in lubricating greases

    Mehdi Fathi-Najafi | NYNAS AB

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Plenary lecture: N.N.

Petra Bots OilDoc
10:00 am - 10:30 am

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • EPR in industry: The way for a better understanding of lubricant degradation

    Marie Roucan | THEMIS
  • Multivariate prediction models for oil condition monitoring using infrared spectroscopy

    Sina Malenke | OELCHECK GmbH
  • Rapid identification and quantification of ethylene and propylene glycol in engine coolant

    Nicholas Lancaster | Perkin Elmer

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Advancements in inline oil condition monitoring

    Dr. Carsten Giebeler | Spectrolytic GmbH
  • Development of an oil monitoring and filtering system for industrial gearboxes

    Reza Golafshan | Sumitomo (SHI) Cyclo Drives Germany GmbH
  • LubAnac connected oil by TotalEnergies lubricants

    Robert Janssens | Total Energies Lubrifiants

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Improved workflow and throughput for particle counting and wear metals analysis

    Andrew Rams | Perkin Elmer Analytical Sciences
  • AdBlue – What a laboratory analysis reveals

    Dr. Raphael Grötsch | OELCHECK GmbH
  • Tribology – research with a practical focus: Hydrogen and Oil Analysis

    Rainer Schöpf | OELCHECK GmbH
  • Onsite wear debris analysis enhancements for detection of abnormal wear in clean systems

    Daniel P. Walsh | Ametek Spectro Scientific Inc.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • High throughput compact sample aliquoting and analysis

    Rainer Kösters | HF Innovation GmbH
  • A new gravimetric dilution system for ICP sample preparation

    Steve Twining | Elemental Scientific Inc.
  • Analytical Laboratory 4.0 – How to integrate your ICP?

    Dirk Wüstkamp | Spectro Analytical Instruments

9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Advanced vibration monitoring of industrial gearboxes

    Michael Stroi | Eisenbeiss GmbH
  • The 3 columns of gear condition monitoring

    Michael Stroi | Eisenbeiss GmbH
  • Combining oil health, level, and vibration to achieve complete machine monitoring

    Jeremy Sheldon | Poseidon Systems LLC

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Determination of Nitrite levels in engine coolants by UV/Vis spectroscopy

    Nicholas Lancaster | Perkin Elmer
  • Component Cleanliness in Cooling Systems – Special Focus on Flux

    Matthias Aßmann | OELCHECK GmbH

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Innovations from industrial lubricants

    Wolfgang Bock | Fuchs Oil GmbH
  • Chromium-VI formation on high alloyed screws

    Rüdiger Schiffer | OKS Germany
  • Electrical contacts – the challenge for lubricants

    Sarah Hüttner | Setral Chemie GmbH
  • Critical parameters for lubricants in hydrogen applications

    Michael Adler | AC2T research GmbH

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Metal forming and deforming – an overview

    Rich Baker | Tribotronic
  • Novel sustainable emulsifier for metalworking fluids

    Frank Rittig | BASF SE
  • Digitalization of cooling lubricants

    Philipp Götz | HYDAC

9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Everything you always wanted to know about the biodegradability on lubricants

    Vincent Bouillon | Eurofins BfB
  • How to design an environmentally friendly biolube

    Dr. Peter Lohmann | Hermann Bantleon GmbH
  • Woods, trees and shrubs – Sources for sustainable lubrication?

    Michael Adler | AC2T research GmbH

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Advantages of using Sulfur carriers as EP additives in manufacturing EV components

    Wilhelm Rehbein | LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
  • AKYPO® IN-0202 -new anionic additive for enhancing metal cleaning formulations

    Dr. Thomas Myrdek | Kao Chemicals GmbH
  • Innovative phyllosilicate additives for bearings and gears

    Claire Ward | Cargill Bioindustrial

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Conductive layer deposits and the development of bench test technology for electric vehicle drivetrains

    Greg Miller | SAVANT
  • Evolution of surface roughness and correlation with friction using in-situ profilometry

    Fabio Alemanno | Ducom Instruments (Europe) BV
  • Introducing statistics into lubricant testing: parallel tests pave the way to AI?

    Dirk Drees | Falex Tribology N.V.
  • The compatibility of oils and greases with plastics and elastomers

    Jiri Valdauf | Lubricant S.R.O.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Unique web-based digital platform for lubricants

    Dr. Bernd Görlach | ASC-Görlach
  • Shear stable ester thickeners – EVs and beyond

    David Gillespie | Cargill Bioindustrial
  • Twin disc evaluation of wheel flange lubricants and top of rail friction modifiers

    Fabio Alemanno | Ducom Instruments (Europe) BV

10:30 am - 11:00 am

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

9:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Nitration in diesel engines – underestimated corrosion source

    Carsten Heine | OELCHECK GmbH
  • Innovative gas engine design and combustion technology continue to be a headache for oil manu­facturers

  • Demonstration of the benefits of SAE 30 stationary gas engine oil in full scale engine tests

    Thijs Schasfoort | Petro Canada Lubricants

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Managing hydraulic oil deposits by using novel solubility enhancing technology

    Jo Ameye | FLUITEC NV
  • Phosphate ester – is fill for life possible?

    Steffen Nyman | C.C. Jensen A/S
  • Condition Monitoring – a easy way forward using Internet and sensor technology

    Patrick Kreutzer| Hy-Pro Filtration

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Lubricant formulation – its influence on Copper alloy corrosion in wind turbine gearboxes

    Ulf Rieper | Shell Deutschland GmbH
  • Sustainable use of lubricants for wind energy in a circular economy

    Thomas Stalin | Vattenfall Wind Power
  • Demonstration of condition monitoring of wind turbine gearbox lubricant with color sensors

    Kyoko Koshima | Hitachi Ltd.
  • Novel method for evaluating gearbox oil in wind turbine application


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • The Three Rs: A sustainable approach to turbine lubricant maintenance

    Matthew G. Hobbs | EPT CleanOil
  • Filter Element ratings – Some comments on the different test methods of hydraulic and lube oil filter elements

    Oliver Metzger | Hy-Pro Filtration

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

incl. technical information on the traditional cog railway, „White Sausage Express“ & easy hiking the Summit & Panoramic Trail (optional)

Otto von Steinbeis achieved a pioneering engineering masterpiece with the construction of an electric cog railway on the Wendelstein between 1910 and 1912. The journey up to the Wendelstein is an unforgettable experience in itself as it passes through lush flowering alpine meadows, shady forests and over jagged cliffs!

Meeting point: 9:30 am at Brannenburg valley station Ending at 1:30 pm at Brannenburg valley station

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Test methods in practise

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Enhancing reliability using fluid analyses – Information content of laboratory report and subsequent data analysis

Andrea Schreiner & Carsten Heine | OELCHECK GmbH
  • Requirements for a good sample evaluation (sampling, documentation, visually,...)
  • Evaluation of single cases and trend observations up to more complex approaches for the evaluation of larger data volumes and the findings that can be derived from them
  • Practical examples from different areas (coolants, gear and/or engine oils as well as hydraulic oils)

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Test methods in practise

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Best laboratory practices for particle counting

Bill Quesnel - CINRG Systems Inc.

This workshop sets out best practices for performing particle counts in on-site and laboratory environments. Topics including the effects of different sample diluents on reported counts and performing particle counting on difficult samples including used diesel engine oils, and water/glycol hydraulic oil samples. This workshop will provide training for how to conduct the recalibration of particle counting instruments in your own laboratory, including a discussion on recent changes to the NIST traceable standards (SR2806d) for particle counting instruments, and the impact this will have on your particle count results.

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Automated gravimetric sample preparation that formally complies with standard methods governing lubricant analysis by ICP

Patrick Klemens - ESI Elemental Service & Instruments GmbH

Inductively Coupled Plasma is a popular technique to analyze both new and in-service lubricants for elemental content. Many laboratories choose to deviate from standard method requirements when it comes to sample preparation by dilution. This decision is typically governed by time demands and the sheer number of samples that the laboratory must analyze on a daily basis. Both analytical instrument companies and the laboratory errantly justify this decision by compensating with a normative factor or a physical internal standard during sample preparation and analysis, respectively. This workshop will provide a summary of new automation technology that allows laboratories to fully conform with gravimetric sample preparation and detail examples of why this sample preparation method is preferred when it comes to lubricant analysis.

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

On-site oil analysis – a practical and quick determination of hydraulic and lubrication oil health

Davide Scaffidi - Filtertechnik Ltd

A guide to quickly determining an oil’s health using state-of-the-art particle counting not affected by aeration or oil additive packages giving false readings.  Water content, Viscosity & Density as well as oil life sensing will all be covered in this valuable workshop.