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Oil Analysis III Training

Expertise to design a holistic analysis program

Oil Analysis III (OA III) is designed to give managers and reliability professionals the right knowledge to develop and implement a strong oil analysis program. Students will explore the most advanced levels of diagnostics and predictive maintenance and learn the metrics for program implementation and evaluation. This course also comes with supplemental training materials.

OA III Course Overview


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Oil Analysis III

What you’ll learn

  • Machine Wear
  • Vibration and Oil Analysis
  • Fluid Properties and Additive Depletion
  • Contamination
  • Analysis Technology
  • Oil Analysis Program Design

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 over 5 hours of supplemental videos to help you build critical job skills. Access via our Noria Academy app or online at academy.noria.com.

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 can also opt to receive a recording of your course during registration for an additional fee. This recording will be accessible on-demand through our online Learning Management System for 90 days following completion of the course.

Getting Your MLA III 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 III course is aligned with the body of knowledge of the ICML’s MLA III certification.

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When you complete a Noria certification course, we guarantee you will pass the associated ICML exam — or get free resources and ongoing support from Noria experts until you do.

Learn from expert instructors

Gain valuable knowledge from these industry experts

The Oil Analysis III 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

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

Noria’s most advanced analysis course, Oil Analysis III (OA III), teaches you high-level diagnostic, analysis and program design techniques. OA III is aligned with the body of knowledge of the International Council for Machinery Lubrication’s MLA III certification.

Day 1
Time Section
Morning Introductions
Lubrication Fundamentals
Lunch Break
Afternoon Base Oil Fundamentals
Understanding and Analyzing Machine Wear
Day 2
Time Section
Morning Understanding and Analyzing Machine Wear
Lunch Break
Afternoon Fluid Properties Analysis
Additive Depletion
Day 3
Time Section
Morning Contamination, Filtration, Analysis
Soot and Fuel Contamination
Corrosion Control
Lunch Break
Afternoon Water affinity, Demulsibility, and Hydrolysis
Onsite Oil Analysis Option
Day 4
Time Section
Morning Designing an Oil and Oil Analysis Program
Wear Rates and Data
Optimum Reference State and Overall Machine Criticality
Lunch Break
Afternoon Cost Benefit Analysis
Case Studies

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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.