The Complete Tribology Course :  Friction, Wear and Lubrication

An Intensive 5-Day Online Training Course

The Complete Tribology Course :
Friction, Wear and Lubrication

Maintaining Equipment Service Life and Mitigating Their Operation Costs

Scheduled Dates

22 - 26 Jan 2024 Online $3,950
10 - 14 Jun 2024 Online $3,950
12 - 16 Aug 2024 Online $3,950
23 - 27 Sep 2024 Online $3,950
11 - 15 Nov 2024 Online $3,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Online Training Course?

This PetroKnowledge complete online training course on “Tribology: Friction, Wear and Lubrication” provides fundamental and advanced knowledge into this important topic. Tribology is the technology of friction, wear and lubrication and it has very important role on all equipment used in industry. Mitigating thermal stresses, washing out equipment wear debris and dirt, protection against friction, wear and corrosion are amongst main functions of lubrication. However, to ensure meeting those functions, most suitable lubricants must be chosen and correct procedures for testing and assessing their characteristics shall be adopted.

This PetroKnowledge online training course will feature:

  • Appreciation of materials behavior and fundamental properties
  • Comprehensive and cost-effective understanding of maintenance engineering
  • Theoretical knowledge of friction, wear and lubrication in an industrial context
  • Oil lubricants properties and performance evaluation
  • Practical skills in choosing and implementing most suitable lubrication systems

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

By the end of this PetroKnowledge online training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand equipment failures and maintenance strategies
  • Evaluate current status of their process plant equipment
  • Choose the right lubricants for their equipment
  • Implement cost effective condition monitoring program
  • Outline and adopt best practices for mitigating equipment failures

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Online Training Course for?

This online training course is important for professionals, engineers and technicians who work on wide variety of industries.

This PetroKnowledge online raining course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Process plant operation professionals
  • Production professionals
  • Chemical and process engineers
  • Maintenance and services engineers
  • Technicians who deal with maintenance activities
  • Process plant supervisors and managers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Oil & Gas professionals

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Online Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The training course is conducted online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of your choice location.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction and Background

  • Introduction to the Course
  • Process Plant Equipment Classification
  • Why Equipment do Fail?
  • Effects of Design, Operation and Maintenance on Business
  • Bathtub Interval and Remaining Life Calculations
  • The Role of Lubrication, Types and Factor of Safety
  • Practical Examples

Day Two: The Tribological System

  • Tribology Importance, Surfaces and Wetting of Solid Surfaces
  • Kinetic and Static Friction
  • Coefficient of Friction
  • Sliding and Rolling Friction
  • Friction Regimes: Friction and Lubrication Conditions
  • Solid Friction (Dry Friction) and Fluid Film Friction
  • Practical exercises and case studies

Day Three: Wear and Tribological Materials

  • Materials Fundamental Properties
  • Wear Mechanisms
  • Types of Wear
  • Adhesion Mechanisms
  • Abrasion and Surface Fatigue
  • Factors Affects Wear Severity
  • Practical Case Studies

Day Four: Lubricants and Tribological Materials

  • Lubrication Theory and Fundamentals
  • Lubricants Selection Criteria
  • Lubricant Storage and Management
  • Stress and Strain in Materials
  • Practical Exercises and Case Studies

Day Five: Practical Applications and Recommendations

  • Gear Lubricants for Industrial Gears
  • Lubricants for Rolling and Bearings
  • Machine Tool Lubrication
  • Steam and Gas Turbine Oils
  • Lubrication of Compressors and Pumps
  • Engine Oil Test
  • Course Review and Closure


  • On successful completion of this online training course, a PetroKnowledge E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to

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