Course: “Design of the Plant Lubrication Program” (PLP)

Date06-06-2017 - 07-06-2017 Date

IK4-TEKNIKER, Eibar (Gipuzkoa)

Industrial plant, maintenance, industrial lubricants, course

IK4-TEKNIKER - Lubrication Management is organising a course on the Design of the Plant Lubrication Programme, in the installations of the Eibar technology centre on the 6th and 7th of June, 2017.

This is a course that concentrates on defining the competency framework of plant lubrication, the design of the most appropriate practices, control of the tasks and the improvements implemented.

Around 75% of the industrial plants in our territory lack a lubrication program. The vast majority of the activities related to lubrication are performed on a one-off basis without a clear objective. Storage of lubricants, analysis of oil, regreasing and many more tasks often provide no benefits unless they are carried out within a previously defined framework.

In-depth knowledge of the specific needs of each industrial plant is necessary to improve this aspect of maintenance, and the design of a program involves taking all the areas where lubrication plays a key role into account.

  • Defining the functions required of lubricants in the plant
  • Defining the physical-chemical requirements of lubricants in the plant
  • Defining the required control tools 
  • Determining the control objectives 
  • Control of the properties of the lubricants in service
  • Management of the lubrication program
  • Lubrication indicators and metrics

The course is intended for design managers, management and control of industrial maintenance programs, maintenance managers and those in charge of the maintenance of industrial plants.


  • Place: IK4-TEKNIKER, Eibar
  • Date: 6-7 June
  • Duration: 2 workdays
  • Languages: Spanish/English
  • Price: €795 (21% VAT not included). The price includes lunch, coffee and documentation
  • Optional: ½ day of additional preparation for the MLA III certificate: €395 supplement


The following are the access requirements for this course:

  • Valid MLA II Certification
  • At least 5 years experience in industrial maintenance and/or lubrication


  • Management areas and indicators
  • Fundamentals of oil analysis
  • Design of the oil analysis program
  • Oil sampling 
  • Analysis of fluid properties
  • Pollution control and proactive maintenance
  • Detection of failures and wear particle analysis
  • Field inspections - basic care of machinery
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Options of in situ analysis of oil
  • Case study workshop


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