Bearing and Lubrication Training

Proper lubrication and maintenance go hand in hand in keeping bearings operating reliably. This is why lubrication is a key influence in increasing the equipment life span by 3-8 times. In fact, incorrect lubrication accounts for 30 percent of bearing failure in rotating equipment. The right training skills are required for your employees to safely and efficiently perform their jobs.

An introduction to bearings course is great for first timers and our more in-depth course will cover how to analyze bearing failure and maintain bearings. With ITC Learning’s bearing training program, your employees will receive the training skills to properly lubricate bearings per manufacturers’ recommendations.  Your employees will also learn to use lubricants to control surface contact which will minimize the effect of surface contact so excessive heat is not generated and metal fatigue and wear is reduced. Using lubricants routinely also thwarts corrosion and contamination damage.

A study on the root analysis of failed bearings concluded that about half of all bearing failures in equipment is due to poor or inadequate lubrication conditions.  For optimal bearing performance it’s imperative for your employees to have the training skills to select the right lubricants.

When it comes to selecting lubricant grease this checklist will help:

Equipment type

Bearing type and size

Operating condition, i.e. temperature

Speed range

Cooling condition

Sealing efficiency

External setting

If you’re employees are responsible for the day-to-day operation or maintenance of your company’s bearings and lubricants —your maintenance mechanic, supervisor, operating engineer,  plant engineer or plant manager will find ITC Learning’s bearing training program helpful.