Bennett Fitch is the director of product development and Lubrication Program Development (LPD) services for Noria Corporation. As a senior technical consultant, Bennett is an animated, 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. Bennett holds Level II Machine Lubrication Technician and Level III Machine Lubricant Analyst certifications through the International Council for Machinery Lubrication.
Bennett Fitch

Fields of Specialization

  • Product Development
  • Engineering
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Manufacturing
  • Simulations
  • Process Improvement
  • Engineering Management
  • Product Design
  • Machinery Lubrication
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Project Engineering
  • Team Building
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Oil Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum
  • Strategic Planning
  • Training Delivery
  • FMEA
  • Process Engineering
  • Testing
  • New Business Development

Certifications

  • Machine 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

  • Bennett Fitch’s Articles at MachineryLubrication.com
  • The Ultra Clean Vacuum Device, OilDoc 2011
  • The Machinery Lubrication Reference Guide, Author and Technical Editor
  • “Applications and Benefits of Magnetic Filtration,” Machinery Lubrication, September-October 2005
  • “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

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