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Introduction to Automotive Lubricants

3 days LUB/INILA-E
Level
Discovery
Audience
  • Technical and administrative staff, mainly beginners, in the automotive and industrial fields, desiring to acquire the mandatory basic knowledge of lubricants to insure efficient contacts with the concerned clients.
Purpose
  • This course provides a deeper knowledge on the organs and their operation in an automotive vehicle. It gives a better understanding of the roles the role of the lubricant in the operation of the various automotive organs.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • master the architecture of an automotive vehicle and the different organs lubricated,
  • understand the operation of an engine, a gear box, a final drive and the physico-chemical phenomena involved to insure their lubrication,
  • know the different fluids used in an automotive vehicle to insure its correct operation.
Prerequisite
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Interactive exercises of questions-answers between the participants using sets of play cards to synthetize the essential points of the lectures.

The automotive lubricants market distribution & sales channels 0.5 day
Constitution of an automotive vehicle - Technology of the lubricated organs 0.5 day
  • Engine: description, running cycles, critical areas of lubrication, pollution, lubricating circuit.
  • Gear boxes: manual and automatic gear boxes. Succinct description of functioning.
  • Final reduction final: different types and succinct description of functioning.
Study of lubrication & lubricants 0.5 day
  • Friction laws, different lubrication regimes, wear, flow properties.
  • The different types of lubricants: liquid, solid, pasty.
  • Functional properties of lubricants.
  • Constitution of lubricants: base oils and additives.
  • Main characteristics of lubricants.
Engine lubrication 0.5 day
  • SAE, API, ILSAC, ACEA classification and of system specifications.
  • Functional properties of engine oils.
  • Present themes: oil consumption, draining intervals, compatibility with after-treatment systems.
Transmissions lubrication 0.5 day
  • SAE, API classifications systems, manufacturers.
  • Functional properties of manual and automatic transmission gear boxes.
Miscellaneous fluids & greases 0.5 day
  • Greases for bearings and transmissions.
  • Oil shock absorbers. Brake fluids. Cooling liquids and antifreeze.