Workshops & Excursion


It’s up to you!

On the third day of the event you may participate in various practice-oriented workshops in the KU’KO or at the OELCHECK GmbH or take part in an excursion with the historic rack railroad to the Wendelstein.  

Pre-registration for these program options is required!

Registration for the individual options and also the bus shuttle is easy for registered participants via our event app.

Option 1:

Participate in a hands-on workshop at the OilDoc Academy in Brannenburg and visit the OELCHECK laboratory.

15 km von Rosenheim entfernt
Bus shuttle from KU’KO at 8:45 a.m.
Bus shuttle back to KU’KO at 1:30 p.m.

OELCHECK is one of the leading laboratory for lubricant analysis. It is equipped with the most modern analytical technology instruments. Many test instruments were developed together with the manufacturers and designed to meet the special requirements of testing lubricants. An experienced team of chemists and laboratory technicians operates the large number of different analytical instruments and examines up to 1,500 lubricant and fuel samples daily.

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

Stefan Mitterer & 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


Option 2:

Take part in one or two practice-oriented workshops of our exhibitors at KU’KO Rosenheim.

The companies CINRG Systems Inc, ESI Elemental Service & Instruments and Filtertechnik will present their practical solutions or devices for effective and modern monitoring of lubricants.

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.


Option 3:

Ride on the rack railroad up the Wendelstein (1,723 m above sea level), incl. technical information on the traditional rack railroad, the “Weißwurst Express” & easy hike on the summit & panorama trail (optional).

Otto von Steinbeis accomplished a pioneering engineering feat with the construction of an electric cogwheel railroad up the Wendelstein between 1910 and 1912. Even the journey up the Wendelstein is an unforgettable experience, as it leads through lush flowering alpine meadows, shady forests and over rugged rocks!

Meeting point:
9:30 a.m. at the Brannenburg valley station.
Bus shuttle from KU’KO at 8:45 am.
Ends at 13:30 at the Brannenburg valley station.
Bus shuttle back to KU’KO at 1:40 p.m.

Pre-registration for these program options is required!

Registration for the individual options and also the bus shuttle is easy for registered participants via our event app.

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