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When maintenance is challenged on-site, training of its staff is one of the best investment a company can do to improve efficiency and limit costly errors.


Through LubInstitute, TOTAL Lubricants propose a comprehensive range of trainings that can be tailored to your needs. Depending on the depth of knowledge targeted, we can organise from a short one hour training on basics to 3 full days on all types of applications (hydraulic, gears, rotating equipment…etc). Last year our technical experts have delivered more than 20 sessions to various clients in the UK directly on-site or via e-learning.

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Your challenges - our solutions 

We all need to ensure our equipment works at 100% efficiency to boost productivity while controlling costs. By learning how to choose the appropriate lubricant or how to monitor the health of your equipment, LubInstitute will help you avoid costly failures. It will best train your new employees about maintenance best practices.

The training is highly interactive and activity oriented to maximise results.




Who should attend this course?

• Lubrication or maintenance manager
• Condition monitoring specialists
• Operations managers
• Plant managers
• Anyone involved with:
- purchasing lubricants
- stocking lubricants
- dispensing lubricants
• Anyone involved in any other way with lubricant






Our different modules

The complexity information given in this module is tailored to the level of participant understanding, so this course can take anywhere between one hour and a day. 

Lubricants overview

  • Lubricants, how they reduce friction?
  • Composition of lubricants

how to choose the appropriate lubricant?

  • Viscosity and performance level are key
  • The different failure modes of a lubricant
  • Manufacturer's manual


  • Composition and manufacturing of greases
  • Craterisation of greases, evaluating performance level

Each of these modules lasts between 60 and 90 minutes and can be chosen independently.

Common Machine lubrication

  • Hydraulics
  • Gears
  • Compressors

Turbine lubrication

  • How to improve lubricants life?
  • Common failures

Special applications

  • Food safe lubricants
  • Bio degradable products

ADvanced troubleshooting

  • The different types of wear
  • Example of oil analysis report (chosen from a specific sector)

stocking and handling lubricants

  • Good stocking practice
  • Top-up and drain on piece of machinery
  • Greasing system (manual or automatic)

​Bearing lubrication

  • Lubrication modes
  • How to determine the right viscosity

oil condition monitoring 

  • oil sampling good practices
  • interpretation of an oil analysis report

Metal working

  • Different types of fluids
  • Fluid management

The most worthwhile training I have had since starting in the lubricants industry.

Chris Ralph Sales Representative

Trainer was able to clarify any questions or queries as required

Teresa Cox Managing Director

We thoroughly enjoyed the training and how it was tailored to all level of participant. We would recommend this course to other engineering organisations.

Syed Ali Lead Mechanical Engineer