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Course Description

Oil analysis and lubricant performance is your passion, and if you’re ready to be an expert authority for your company and lead a comprehensive, in-house analysis program – Oil Analysis III is the training you need to make this a reality.
Oil Analysis III (OA III) is designed to give managers and reliability professionals the right know-how to develop and implement a strong oil analysis program for their workplace or company. In addition to learning the right metrics for program implementation and evaluation, the OA III student will study the most advanced levels of diagnostics and predictive maintenance to ensure program success. The OA III curriculum is fully aligned with the body of knowledge of the International Council for Machinery Lubrication’s MLA III certification. It also comes with supplemental training materials to ensure knowledge retention.

Online Training Session

Oil Analysis III

Features of the course:

  • Training takes place in a modern, multi-camera broadcast studio for both live and recorded video training courses
  • 32 hours of live online training with integrated, interactive Q&A throughout the course
  • Covers all Ten Sections of the ICML’s MLA 3 Body of Knowledge

Live Online students will also receive the following


  • Color Printed Course Manual**
  • Access to our learning management system, which gives you 30 days of access to a pre-recorded class
  • Digital version of the course manual

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

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Level III Dates and Locations

Location Date
Live Online November 30 – 2, 2021

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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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What You’ll Learn

  • Machine Wear; 31 factors contributing to abnormal engine wear, sensitivities of various wear particle technologies and how to determine particle composition by visual inspection
  • Vibration and Oil Analysis; strengths and weaknesses of both vibration and oil analysis on 13 machine problems, combining the two for bearing failure analysis
  • Fluid properties and Additive Depletion; root causes of oxidation and how to measure it, sludge and varnish formation and detection, 14 ways additives are depleted from oil
  • Contamination; count and size particles yourself, six additives that suffer from water contamination, water effects on machines, elemental analysis for dust and dirt contamination
  • Analysis Technology; Discover the hidden data from your reports and learn the pros/cons of various measurement technologies
  • Oil Analysis Program Design; select candidate machines, best practices for offsite lab cooperation, optimize interval-based oil changes, successfully gauge oil reaching end of its use, cost-benefit analysis of your program

Beyond Just Certification Training

Developed by Jim Fitch, the Oil Analysis Certification Series training courses teach the “best practices” of oil analysis. Jim has worked with hundreds of maintenance professionals, researched countless world-class oil analysis programs, and helped numerous Fortune 500 companies turn oil analysis into centers of excellence and profitability.
Gain the knowledge to transform your current oil analysis program into the envy of your industry.

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.