Oil Analysis II Training

Expand your oil analysis skills

Oil Analysis II (OA II) was designed to foster a deeper understanding of oil analysis. Through case studies, oil analysis reports, and group problem-solving exercises, students will explore oil analysis and its use in making lubrication decisions. The course also explores techniques used to detect the additive, thermal and particle factors that degrade oil.

OA II Course Overview

  • Course Duration: 30 hours (over 3 days)
  • Associated ICML Certifications: MLA II
  • Pre-Requisites: ML I (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

Oil Analysis II

What you’ll learn

  • Oil Sampling Best Practices
  • Fluid Properties
  • Contamination Control
  • Wear Particles and Faults
  • Test Results and Oil Report Interpretation

Included with each course

One year of Noria Academy access

You’ll get the OA II Study Pack including digital flash cards (plus Wear Debris 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 Best Oil Sampling Practices, More Effective Condition Monitoring with Inspection 2.0, How to Double the Life of Critical Equipment through Effective Lubrication, Advanced QC Analysis of Lubricants and Biolubricants and more.

Digital Student Handbook

Key takeaways from the course manual for deeper insights and knowledge retention.

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 a 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 MLA II 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 OA II course is aligned with the body of knowledge of the ICML’s MLA II certification.

Learn from expert instructors

Gain valuable knowledge from these industry experts
The Oil Analysis II course is most beneficial for maintenance, reliability and operations professionals who are involved in oil sampling or analysis activities. 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

Lube Tech (Lubrication Technician) Learn best practices for daily tasks
Inspector Uncover more actionable insights
PdM Technician, Reliability Engineer, Maintenance Engineer Improve data-driven decision-making
Reliability Manager, Maintenance Manager Identify program gaps and opportunities

Course content

Oil Analysis II (OA II) provides maintenance professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to properly sample and monitor oil health via in-site tests and lab analysis. OA II is aligned with the body of knowledge of the International Council for Machinery Lubrication’s MLA II certification.
Day 1
Time Section
Morning Introduction and Set Up
Maintenance Philosophies
Optimizing Oil Analysis
Lubrication Fundamentals
Oil Analysis Fundamentals
Lunch Break
Afternoon Fluid Properties Analysis
Day 2
Time Section
Morning Fluid Properties Analysis
Contamination Control and Proactive Maintenance
Lunch Break
Afternoon Contamination Control and Proactive Maintenance
Day 3
Time Section
Morning Fault and Wear Particle Analysis
Alarms, Limts and Test Slate Selection
Anatomy of Oil Analysis Reports
Lunch Break
Afternoon Field Tests and inspections
Case Studies Workshop

Reviews from students

“This training is an extremely important part of any reliability lubrication program. The course was full of valuable information, while the instructor was very friendly and took the time to answer all the questions at every level of expertise.”

“Excellent learning forum. Provided substantial information that will be immediately useful in improving existing oil analysis program.”

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 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.

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