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Reducing Tribological Losses and Failures - STLE Toronto Section

Reducing Tribological Losses and Failures

Workshop and Panel Discussion


Wednesday, November 14, 2018


For more information or to register click here: STLE REGISTRATION FORM


Lubricant End Users, Equipment OEM’S, Oil Analysis

Personnel, Consultants, Lubricant Suppliers, and Other

Lubrication Related Suppliers


Today, manufacturing and service sector companies have to become more reliability focused to remain competitive in a global economy. Proper lubrication and reducing tribological failures are the cornerstones of any reliability focused programs.


Industry does not capture full value from the assets due to tribological losses that lead to damaged equipment, energy loss, and premature disposal of the assets and lubricants used in their operation. Billions of dollars are wasted every year, but industry can often do better by implementing simple solutions. All it takes is a little planning, proper maintenance procedures, and most importantly, letting everyone know that doing it the way it was always done before is not the way to progress. 


STLE is a not-for-profit organization with a mission “To advance the science of tribology and the practice of lubrication engineering in order to foster innovation, improve the performance of equipment and products, conserve resources, and protect the environment.”


Our speakers have been selected to provide you a better understanding of the challenges facing industry but more importantly, provide some solutions. These speakers are well established experts in their field with many years of experience and practical know how.

The STLE Toronto Section has a goal to help companies address these problems with a series of workshops on cost savings. This can be accomplished with the better application of existing technologies, by improved condition monitoring and by improved awareness. Do not miss out so come to this great event and learn so that you can return to your respective companies better equipped to make a difference.


Location:Kinectrics Auditorium, 800 Kipling Ave, Toronto, M8Z 6C4



8:00Registration and coffee

8:30‘Welcome and Safety’

Jim Arner, Pirr Tribology Solutions, STLE Toronto Section Chair

8.45‘Tribological Friction and Wear Loses – We Need to do Better’

Ken J. Brown, CLS, P.Eng, STLE Fellow

Eco Fluid Center Ltd.

9:15‘Lubrication Best Practices’

Bill Quesnel, President

WearCheck Canada Inc.


10:15Exploring additive interactions in complex lubricant formulations

Cory MacLeod, Technical Service Manager

Lanxess Solutions US, Inc.

10:45‘Hydraulic Efficiency Improvements’

Lynn Billings, Senior Technical Service Advisor

Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc.

11:15‘Energy Efficiency in Ontario’

Kim Krieber, Business Advisor, Channel Partner Services

Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)

11:45Panel Discussion:

12:00Wrap Up: Jim Arner

Lunch: Buffet in Auditorium

1:00 - 2:30Optional Kinectrics Tour: TDT labs (high voltage and other electrical), the chemistry (petroleum) lab and the EQ labs (nuclear environmental qualification and seismic shaker table labs).



Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Presentations can be downloaded. No payment is required until the Nov 14 check-in but must preregister. Payment can be made in advance by check or calling in credit card number. Payment at the door can be by cash, check or credit card. Credit cards accepted are Visa and MC.


Members of STLE, PEMAC and ASRAE $89.00 before Nov 5

(Also, Kinectrics and OPG employees) $119.00 after Nov 1

Non-members $120.00 before Nov 1

$140.00 after Nov 1

Students and retirees $25 before Nov 1

$45 after Nov 1


A buffet lunch is optional but included in the price.

Presentations will be available from the Toronto Section website for downloading.


In addition, there will also be an optional tour of the Kinectrics. They are a leading testing, inspection, certification and consulting company with over 25 unique laboratory and testing facilities. With an expertise built on over 100 years of experience, their award-winning team of over 400 engineers and technical experts is recognized worldwide. See The STLE Toronto Section uses events like this to help spread the word and also to raise funds. These funds are used to support the section activities and to provide donations and assistance to local universities and colleges. No money raised goes to salaries.


November 14th, 2018 8:00 AM   through   2:30 PM
Kinectrics Auditorium, 800 Kipling Ave, Toronto, M8Z 6C4

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