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Bennett Fitch

Bennett Fitch is the director of product development and Lubrication Program Development (LPD) services for Noria Corporation. Additionally, he serves as a senior technical consultant where he manages LPD projects and instructs Machinery Lubrication (Level I and II) and Oil Analysis (Level II and III) courses. Bennett is an experienced instructor with an interactive, yet relaxed approach to engage his audience. His expertise is established from years within oil analysis and machinery lubrication as the core of his career. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology with a concentration in applied tribology and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Tulsa. Bennett is also certified through the International Council for Machinery Lubrication as a Machinery Lubrication Engineer (MLE), Machinery Lubrication Technician Level II (MLT II) and Machine Lubricant Analyst Level III (MLA III).

Fields of Specialization

  • Machinery Lubrication
  • Oil Analysis Interpretation
  • Product Development
  • Lubrication Engineering
  • Contamination Control
  • Lubricant Selection
  • Lubricant Storage and Handling
  • Mechanical Design
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Process Improvement
  • Engineering Management
  • Project Management
  • Training Development
  • Training Delivery
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Failure Modes & Effects Analysis
  • Lubricant Laboratory Testing

Certifications

  • Machinery Lubrication Engineer, International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML)
  • Machinery Lubrication Technician (MLT) Level II, International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML)
  • Machine Lubricant Analyst (MLA) Level III, International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML)

Education

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Bachelor’s Degree, Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Tulsa, Collins College of Business, Master’s Degree, Business Administration

Awards

  • 2013 Azbee National Silver Award, Technical Article
  • Eagle Scout Award

Publications

  • The Machinery Lubrication Reference Guide, Author and Technical Editor
  • “Applications and Benefits of Magnetic Filtration,” Machinery Lubrication, September-October 2005
  • “The Ultra Clean Vacuum Device”, OilDoc 2011
  • “Optimizing Oil Change Intervals in Heavy-Duty Vehicles,” Machinery Lubrication, September-October 2012
  • “Anatomy of a Grease Gun,” Machinery Lubrication, March-April 2013
  • “Anatomy of an Oil Filter,” Machinery Lubrication, May-June 2013
  • “Anatomy of a Viscometer,” Machinery Lubrication, July-August 2013
  • “Anatomy of Wear Debris,” Machinery Lubrication, September-October 2013
  • “Anatomy of an Oil Analysis Report,” Machinery Lubrication, November-December 2013
  • “Anatomy of a Representative Oil Sample: Part 1 – Sample Bottles,” Machinery Lubrication January-February 2014
  • “Anatomy of a Representative Oil Sample: Part 2 – Sample Extraction Tools,” Machinery Lubrication, March-April 2014
  • “Anatomy of a Representative Oil Sample: Part 3 – Sampling Frequency and Location,” Machinery Lubrication, May-June 2014
  • “Follow the Chain of Success for Oil Analysis Optimization,” Machinery Lubrication, July-August 2014
  • “The Silent Danger of Abrupt Lubricant Failure,” Machinery Lubrication, September-October 2014
  • “Why You Should Be Measuring Air Contamination in Oil,” Machinery Lubrication, November-December 2014
  • “Follow the Trend for Successful Oil Analysis,” Machinery Lubrication, January-February 2015
  • “The Value of Analytical Ferrography as a Critical Exploratory Test,” Machinery Lubrication, March-April 2015
  • “Identifying the Stages of 
Oil Oxidation,” Machinery Lubrication, May-June 2015
  • “How to Equip Lube Techs with Tools for Success,” Machinery Lubrication, Sept-Oct 2015
  • “The Right Way To Lubricate Worm Gears,” Machinery Lubrication, Jan-Feb 2016
  • “Selecting the Right Oil Analysis Lab,” Machinery Lubrication, May-Jun 2016
  • “Engine Oil Analysis Best Practices,” Machinery Lubrication, Sept-Oct 2016
  • “Understanding the Differences Between Base Oil Formulations,” Machinery Lubrication, Jan-Feb 2017
  • “The Importance Of Lubricant Film Strength,” Machinery Lubrication, May-June 2017
  • “Overcoming the Risks of Cold Machine Starts,” Machinery Lubrication, Sept-Oct 2017
  • “8 Lubrication Failure Mechanisms for Rolling-element Bearings,” Machinery Lubrication, Jan-Feb 2018
  • “The Effects of Water Contamination on Oil Filters,” Machinery Lubrication, May-June 2018
  • “When to Use Fire-resistant Hydraulic Fluids,” Machinery Lubrication, Sept-Oct 2018
  • “Advantages of Documented Procedures for Lubrication Tasks,” Machinery Lubrication, Jan-Feb 2019
  • ICML 55.1 “Requirements for the Optimized Lubrication of Mechanical Physical Assets”, Contributing Editor, Mar 2019
  • “How to Design Lubrication Task Routes,” Machinery Lubrication, May-June 2019
  • “Determining the Required Cleanliness Level of Hydraulic Systems,” Machinery Lubrication, Sept-Oct 2019
  • “The Roadmap to Lubrication Sustainability,” Machinery Lubrication, Jan-Feb 2020

Conference Presentations

  • Minimizing Oil Change Intervals in Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Reliable Plant 2012
  • Optimizing Oil Change Intervals, Reliable Plant Asia 2012
  • Simple Ways to Monitor Lubricant Conditions, Reliable Plant 2013
  • When are Mineral Oils Superior to Synthetics, Reliable Plant 2013
  • Friction’s Nemesis: Proper Lubrication, Reliable Plant 2014
  • Best Practice Oil Sampling Locations and Procedures, Reliable Plant 2014
  • Implementing a Best-Practice Lubrication Program, OilDoc 2015
  • Checklist for an Oil Analysis Program, Reliable Plant 2015
  • How to Obtain a Representative Oil Sample, Reliable Plant 2015
  • Practicing Oil Analysis: Obtaining a Representative Oil Sample, Reliable Plant 2017
  • Practicing Oil Analysis: Reading an Oil Analysis Report, Reliable Plant 2017
  • Checklist for an Oil Analysis Program, Reliable Plant 2015
  • How to Obtain a Representative Oil Sample, Reliable Plant 2015
  • Practicing Oil Analysis: Obtaining a Representative Oil Sample, Reliable Plant 2017
  • Practicing Oil Analysis: Reading an Oil Analysis Report, Reliable Plant 2017
  • Turn Your Lube Room into a Cost Savings Machine, MARCON Conference 2018
  • Overcoming the Risks of Cold Machine Starts, Reliable Plant 2018
  • What You Should Know About Lubricant Film Strength and Lubricant Film Thickness, Reliable Plant 2018
  • Workshop: How to Get Lubricant Selection Right Every Time, Reliable Plant 2018
  • Workshop: Turn Your Lube Room into a Cost-Savings Machine, Machinery Lubrication Conference 2018
  • How to Calculate Grease Quantity and Frequency for Bearings, Machinery Lubrication Conference 2018
  • Error-proof Your Lubrication Program with Visual Lubrication Best Practices, Machinery Lubrication Conference 2018
  • Fundamentals for Developing a Successful Lubrication Program, Reliable Plant 2019
  • Oil Sampling from Multiple Locations, Reliable Plant 2019
  • Ultrasonic Bearing Regreasing Principles and Practices, Reliable Plant 2019
  • Today’s Industry with Lubrication, Chevron RMC (Reliability Maintenance Conference) 2019
  • How to Consolidate Your Lubricants Effectively, Machinery Lubrication Conference, 2019
  • Maximizing Your Lubricant Supplier Relationship, Machinery Lubrication Conference, 2019
  • Guidelines for Selecting Lubricant Analysis Test Slates, Machinery Lubrication Conference, 2019
  • How to Get Lubricant Selection Right Every Time, Machinery Lubrication Conference, 2019
  • Building the Core Requirements for Reliable Lubrication, IMC (International Maintenance Conference) 2019