Machinery Lubrication I Training

Understand the foundations of lubrication

Machinery Lubrication I (ML I) gives students a foundation in lubrication best practices and product knowledge. Learn proven industry methods for selecting, storing, filtering and applying lubricants to boost reliability and decrease maintenance costs. Students will also gain a better understanding of oil analysis and how it can help us make better lubrication decisions.

ML I Course Overview

  • Course Duration: 24 hours (over 3 days)
  • Associated ICML Certifications: MLT I, MLA I
  • Pre-Requisites: None (Who should attend?)
  • Study Pack: Included with course purchase via the Noria Academy app. Available separately on the Noria Store

$1,495

Per student*

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*Price does not apply to on site or private live online trainings

Machinery Lubrication I

What you’ll learn

  • How lubrication affects machine reliability
  • Lubrication fundamentals
  • Lubricant application best practices
  • Storage and handling considerations
  • Contamination control
  • Essential field inspections
  • Much more!

Included with each course

One-year of Noria Academy access

You’ll get the ML I Study Pack including digital flash cards, a comprehensive practice exam to help you prepare for your certification exam, and other supplemental materials. Access via our Noria Academy app or online at academy.noria.com.

Over 5 hours of supplemental videos

These helpful videos cover electric motor bearing lubrication, how to develop a lubrication program, when to use synthetic lubricants, effective condition monitoring and better inspection techniques.

Digital student handbook

Key takeaways from the course manual for deeper insights and knowledge retention. Students who attend In-Person training or Live Online training in the United States will receive a printed copy of the course manual as well.

Course Manual

Students who attend In-Person training or Live Online training in the United States will receive a printed copy of the course manual.

Recording of the course

If you purchased Live Online training, you will receive a course recording, accessible on-demand for up to 30 days through our online Learning Management System.

Getting Your MLT I or MLA I Certification

Training with Noria can help you prepare for your certification exam, but all students who want to get certified need to apply in advance with the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) to take the exam. The ICML offers certification exams online and at all public Noria training events.

Our ML I course is fully aligned with the body of knowledge of the ICML’s MLT I and MLA I certifications.

The Machinery Lubrication I course is most beneficial for maintenance, reliability and operations professionals who are directly responsible for lubrication tasks. Planners, supervisors and managers and others can also gain valuable insights into lubrication program gaps, cost-saving opportunities and data-driven decision-making from this course.

Job Title or Role

Top Benefit

Millwright, Mechanic, Operator, and Lubrication Technician Learn best practices for daily tasks
Inspector Uncover more actionable insights
PdM Technician, Reliability Engineer and Maintenance Engineer Improve data-driven decision-making
Reliability Manager and Maintenance Manager Identify program gaps and opportunities
Purchasing Manager and Plant Manager Identify cost-saving opportunities

Course content

The ML I course contains 24 hours of material taught over three days. It is fully aligned with the body of knowledge of the International Council for Machinery Lubrication’s MLT I and MLA I certifications, and a sample schedule has been provided below.

Day 1
Time Section
Morning Introduction and Set Up
Maintenance Strategies
Tribology
Base Oil Fundamentals
Lunch Break
Afternoon Viscosity
Additives
Lubricant Fundamentals
Grease
Day 2
Time Section
Morning Review
Lubricant Failure
Lubricating Oil Application Methods
Lubricating Grease Application Methods
Lubricant Selection
Lunch Break
Afternoon Lubricant Selection Cont’d
Contamination
Day 3
Time Section
Morning Review
Contamination Cont’d
Contamination Control
Oil Analysis Basics
Lunch Break
Afternoon Storage and Management of Lubricants
Machinery Modifications
Lubricant Fundamentals
Field Inspections and Basic Machine Care

Reviews from students

“The information from this course could save my company as much as $20,000 in monthly oil costs.”

Increase your confidence for the exam

The Noria Academy app is the best way to prepare for your ICML certification exam. Use our digital flashcards, comprehensive practice exam and supplemental material to increase your confidence level with course material.

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Frequently asked questions

What is check-in time for in-person training?

We ask that students check in on the first day of training (Tuesday) from 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

How long does a day of training last?

A day of training typically begins at 8:00 a.m. and continues until 4:00 p.m. with an hour break for lunch.

Are food and beverages provided at in-person training events?

Complimentary fresh-brewed coffee and light refreshments will be available throughout the day, but students are responsible for their own food and drinks otherwise.

Is audio or video recording allowed during training?

No, please do not record audio or video of training course content.

Is parking included with registration for in-person training events?

No, parking fees are not included.