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Course Description

Machinery Lubrication I (ML I) provides the foundational skillset for applying best lubrication practices and product knowledge. Through ML I, students can move away from the “old school” methods of vague, non-specific lubrication procedures and implement an excellent lubrication program in any industrial workplace. The ML I curriculum is fully aligned with the body of knowledge of the International Council for Machinery Lubrication’s MLT I and MLA I certifications. It also comes with supplemental training materials to ensure knowledge retention.

ML I students gain much more than pointers on lubricating a machine – they learn proven industry methods for selecting, storing, filtering and testing lubricants to boost reliability and generate lasting results in machine efficiency/maintenance. They also gain better understanding of oil analysis, so they can align their efforts with those of maintenance professionals or oil analysis experts.

Online Training Session

Machinery Lubrication I

Features of the course:

  • Training takes place in a modern, multi-camera broadcast studio for both live and recorded video training courses
  • 24 hours of live online training with integrated, interactive Q&A throughout the course
  • Covers all Ten Sections of the ICML’s MLT 1 Body of Knowledge

All students receive the following:

  • Noria Academy (One-year access)
    1. MLT 1/MLA 1 Study Pack (flashcards and 150-question practice exam)
    2. Over 5 Hours of Supplemental, Topic-Specific Videos*
      1. Effective Electric Motor Bearing Lubrication
      2. How to Plan Develop and Implement a Lubrication Program
      3. Synthetic Lubricants: When to Avoid and When to Use
      4. More Effective Condition Monitoring with Inspection 2.0
      5. World-Class Machine and Lubrication Inspection Techniques
    3. Student Handbook – Features key takeaways from the course manual to facilitate active studying for deeper, higher-level learning.

    * iOS users, please update your Noria Academy app to version 1.2.1

  • ManualLive Online students will also receive the following:
    1. Color Printed Course Manual**
    2. Access to our learning management system, including access to an on-demand recording of the MLI class for 30 days.

    ** United States students only. International attendees will receive a digital version of the manual.

  • On-Demand Online students will also receive the following:
    1. Access to our learning management system, which gives you 365 days of access to a pre-recorded class
    2. Digital version of the course manual

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Level I Online

Location Date
Online Always Available

Level I Public Dates and Locations

Location Date
Houston , TX February 15 – 17, 2022
Live Online March 15 – 17, 2022
Live Online April 26 – 28, 2022
Myrtle Beach, SC May 24 – 26, 2022
Live Online June 14 – 16, 2022
Orlando, FL July 26 – 28, 2022
Live Online August 16 – 18, 2022
Live Online September 13 – 15, 2022
Live Online October 11 – 13, 2022
Live Online December 6 – 8, 2022

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Please note: All course registrations will close one week (on the Monday) prior to the first day of the training course.


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You’ll Gain Practical New Skills That You Can Use Right Away

The Secrets Of Lubricant Selection

This course will empower you with the knowledge to understand important lubricant properties and strategies to select the correct lubricant for each machine application.

The Best Practices For Lubricant Storage, Handling And Dispensing

Learn how award-winning maintenance programs design lube storage areas, dispensing stations and transfer carts.

The Four Rs Of Lubrication

Right lubricant, right time, right quantity and right place. If these four basic elements aren’t properly addressed, you could be doing your equipment more harm than good. Learn the newest methods for implementing the best lubrication practices.

Grease Gun Or Lethal Weapon?

In the hands of an untrained operator, a grease gun can deliver pressure up to 15,000 psi. That’s 30 times what a typical bearing seal can handle. Once the bearing seal is broken, the bearing is on its way to early failure. This course will teach you proper grease gun practices.

Effective Oil Analysis With Precision Oil Sampling

Learn how to get data-rich oil samples, exactly where to install oil sampling ports, and what sampling equipment should and shouldn’t be used.

What You’ll Learn

  • How Lubrication Affects Machine Reliability
    • Identify what strategy is being used in your plant and how it affects profitability
  • Lubrication Fundamentals
    • Oil viscosity, film, mineral/synthetic properties, and more
  • Lubricant Application
    • Unique lubrication considerations for machines, work type and speed
    • Application methods and devices
  • Storage and Handling
    • Storage, handling and disposal best practice
    • Bulk do’s and don’ts
  • Contamination Control
    • 10 ways to get more mileage out of filters
    • How dirt, metal particles and soot destroy machine surfaces
  • Essential Field Inspections
    • Get big results from simple, visual inspections

The information from this course could save my company as much as $20,000 in monthly oil costs.Jeff Smith, Maintenance Planner, Mueller Copper Tubes

Until I attended this training, I had no idea how poor our best practices were. Improvements will be easy. Justifications will be easy. Recouping the cost of this class will take about a week!Tim Pendley, Mechanical Engineer, Westlake Chemical

This training set a good foundation of knowledge to make a measurable difference in our lubrication program.David Hull, Reliability Supervisor, Holcim, Inc.

Ways to Register

Additional Information

Please Note

  • Seating is limited and we encourage you to register early.
  • Walk-in registrations will be accepted as space allows.
  • Check-in Time Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
  • Course Duration Tuesday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Attendees are on their own for meals, but fresh brewed coffee is available throughout the day and during breaks. A lunch break will occur from 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
  • Please, no audio or video recording.
  • Parking is not included in registration fees.