• About Metalux Training Courses Open or Close

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    Metalux provides international standard training in predictive and proactive condition-based maintenance for all levels. Our selective partnership with industry veterans means we bring to you the best practitioner-level courses with internationally recognised industry certification opportunities. 

    For Managers and Department Heads, there are high level 1/2-day and 1-day workshops that provide an overview of world-class 'industry best-practice' maintenance and reliability strategy with insights to the latest industry and technology updates.

    For Engineers and Technicians, there are both beginner's courses and intensive technical training courses that prepares for the certification exams from professional institutions:

      

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    Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers

    Certification as CLS (Certified Lubrication Specialist) or OMA (Oil Monitoring Analyst)

                                                                     

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    International Council for Machinery Lubrication

    Certification as MLA (Machine Lubricant Analyst) (ISO 18436-4 Category 1,2 and 3) or MLT (Machine Lubrication Technician)

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    Mobius Institute

    Certification as Vibration Analyst  (ISO 18436-2 Category 1,2 and 3)

    This 3- or 4-day intensive practitioner-focused technical training courses is a robust preparation for the respective certification exams. The 1-day beginner's courses serve as an introduction for those new to Oil Analysis and/or Vibration Analysis and/or Lubrication Maintenance Best Practices. These were designed to lay the foundation for additional technical training leading to certification.

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    World-class predictive on-condition and proactive condition-control maintenance best practices are essential for operators of industrial plants, heavy mobile equipment, highway fleets, and marine vessels to enhance equipment reliability and availability, improve operational efficiency and reduce maintenance costs in order to stay competitive in today's globalised economy.

    We also cultivate in-house trainers to provide specialist training in our core areas of expertise, as well as high level workshops with cutting-edge technology and industry updates from a progressive maintenance and reliability perspective.

  • Benefits of Training and Certification Open or Close

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    The benefits of training and certification are shared by both the sponsoring companies and the participating employees.

    Specific benefits for companies:

    1. Rigorous training culminating in internationally recognised industry certification (optional) provides assurance that in-house personnel are qualified and competent.

    2. Bespoke practitioner-focused course curriculum on condition-based maintenance and lubrication maintenance best practices are designed by industry veterans to effect direct and immediate improvement in your company's maintenance programmes.

    In particular, the course curriculum will hone employees' skills in implementing:

    Scondition-monitoring programmes for early detection and diagnosis of lubrication and mechanical faults;

    Seffective world-class maintenance strategies;

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    3. Excellent return on investment on employee training - by achieving world-class proactive and predictive condition-based maintenance:

    SSavings in maintenance and repair costs;

    SBetter energy-efficient machines due to less frictional losses with improved lubrication;

    SReduction in production costs by enhancing reliability to reduce rejects due to erratic quality;

    SPotential revenue increase due to enhanced equipment reliability and availability.

    4. Promote employee loyalty by fostering a culture of self-improvement and providing the relevant training to upgrade their technical competencies.

     5. Further a company culture of excellence and professionalism by instilling a progressive, world-class maintenance mindset.

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    Specific benefits for participating employees (engineers, technicians, supervisors, managers):

    1. Enhanced technical competence and employability.

    2. Increased value to the company.

    3. Internationally recognised industry certification confers professional recognition from industry peers and workplace management of technical competence in condition monitoring and diagnostics, lubrication maintenance and condition-based maintenance.

  • About Predictive On-Condition Maintenance Open or Close

    Predictive Maintenance utilises condition monitoring and diagnostic technologies to periodically check the in-service condition of both the lubricant and machinery, thus detecting and treding incipient and developing faults such as abnormal machine wear, retarded lubricant functions, misalignment and out-of-balance components.

    When these faults are detected early, it enables informed maintenance planning for efficient human resource and logistical allocation. It also enables timely maintenance planning to be streamlined and co-ordinated with production scheduling to ensure maximum equipment availability during peak demands while avoiding equipment failure and forced outage. 

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    The primary condition monitoring and diagnostic techniques employed include Lube Oil Analysis, Ferrography Wear Particle Analysis, and Machinery Vibration Analysis.

    The common practice of changing out lubricant and hydraulic oil in regular time-based cycles is operationally and economically unacceptable, except for non-critical equipment, with small oil sump and low repair/replacement cost.

    Wastage of lubricants that are fit for continued use is changed out too early; and if changed out too late, it risks oil degradation, additive depletion and contaminants build-up promoting accelerated wear of the lubricant-wetted machine components.

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  • About Proactive Condition-Control Maintenance Open or Close

    Proactive Maintenance focuses on pinpointing and eliminating the root causes of faults such as lube contaminantsuse of the wrong oil typemisalignmentresonance, and soft foot.

    Proper lubrication maintenance practices slow down the process of lubricant degradation and additive depletion, prolong the lubricant's useful life, lower energy consumption, and minimise fault occurrences. The end result is enhanced equipment functional efficiency, reliability, availability and longer service life.

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    The two most damaging contaminants in in-service lube oil and hydraulic fluid are clearance-size particles and water, which accelerate oil degradation and increase machine wear rate.

    A proven proactive maintenance strategy is to limit the particle and water contamination in in-service oil to comply with the equipment-specific Target Cleanliness Level (TCL). The TCL is achieved by preventing ingestion through intake breather air, and ingress through contaminated oil containers and transfer hoses, as well as by continual effective removal of the system-generated wear debris and oil degradation products. It is also vital that new oil, when filling or topping up, meets the TCL. Periodic oil analysis for particle count and water in oil is performed to monitor for TCL compliance.

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  • Benefits of Predictive & Proactive Maintenance Open or Close

    Enhance machine functional efficiency, lower power consumption, reduce fault occurrence, and extend MTBF.

    Prolong the useful life of in-service lubricants, thus reduce lubricant consumption.

    Enable informed maintenance planning for efficient human resource and logistical allocation.

    Enhance equipment reliability to ensure consistent production quality, and to reduce rejects due to erratic quality.

    Potential increase in revenue with informed maintenance planning that is streamlined and co-ordinated with production scheduling to ensure maximum equipment availability during peak demands.

    Avoid revenue loss brought about by unplanned downtime as a result of forced stoppage due to equipment failure caused by exacerbation of undetected faults. 

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