Robert (Bob) Scott has more than 30 years of technical experience with lubricants, lubrication and related machinery, 15 of which include owning and operating his own lubrication consulting and contracting firm. Prior to operating his own business, Bob spent almost 20 years with Shell Canada Products Ltd., where he gained extensive laboratory and field experience in the development of lubricants and direct sales to industrial customers, including pricing and resolving maintenance and administrative issues. He has written and presented technical papers to lubricant technical societies and lubrication conferences, and has developed and presented training sessions for maintenance and lubricant personnel. He has contributed significantly to the STLE Alberta section Basic Handbook of Lubrication published in 2003 and 2011. For the past nine years, Bob has worked for Noria Corporation as an instructor of Machinery Lubrication and Oil Analysis courses throughout the United States and Canada.

Robert Scott

Fields of Specialization

  • Lubricant Analysis
  • Tribology and Wear
  • Compressor Lubrication
  • Motor Oils and Engine Lubrication
  • Maintenance Training
  • Hydraulic Fluids
  • Oil Analysis
  • Filtration and Separation
  • Machinery Lubrication
  • Lubricant Contamination Control


  • Machinery Lubrication Engineer (MLE), International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML)
  • Machine Lubrication Technician (MLT) Level II
  • Machine Lubricant Analyst (MLA) Level III
  • Laboratory Lubricant Analysis (LLA) Level II
  • Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS)
  • Oil Monitoring Analyst (OMA) Level II


  • University of Waterloo, Bachelor’s Degree, Chemistry

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE)
  • International Council for Machinery Lubrication

Conference Presentations

  • Journal Bearing Lubrication and Maintenance Best Practices, Reliable Plant 2004
  • Natural Gas Engine Oils: Applications in Oil and Natural Gas Production, Reliable Plant 2004, 2014
  • Unique Lubrication Applications in Oil and Natural Gas Production, Reliable Plant 2005
  • New Oil Cleanliness: Is Super Clean the Answer? Reliable Plant 2006
  • Automotive Oil Drain Intervals, Reliable Plant 2007
  • Revisit and Update Your Oil Analysis Program, Reliable Plant 2008
  • Grease: Base Oil Viscosity Selection for Rolling-Element Bearings, Reliable Plant 2011
  • Correcting Wear Debris for Oil Leakage and Make-up Oil Volume, Reliable Plant 2012
  • Interpretation of Oil Analysis Reports, Reliable Plant 2012, 2014
  • How to interpret Oil Analysis Reports and Set Effective Limits, Reliable Plant 2013
  • Putting New Life into Your Oil Analysis Program, Reliable Plant 2013
  • Viscosity Selection Using Viscosity-Temperature Charts, Reliable Plant 2013