Introduction to Automotive LubricantsLUB/INILA-E

Who should attend?

  • 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.
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.

Level : Discovery

Course Content

  • The automotive lubricants market distribution & sales channels

  • Constitution of an automotive vehicle - Technology of the lubricated organs

      • 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

      • 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

      • 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

      • SAE, API classifications systems, manufacturers.
      • Functional properties of manual and automatic transmission gear boxes.
  • Miscellaneous fluids & greases

      • Greases for bearings and transmissions.
      • Oil shock absorbers. Brake fluids. Cooling liquids and antifreeze.

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.

Ways & Means

  • Interactive exercises of questions-answers between the participants using sets of play cards to synthetize the essential points of the lectures.