Webinar Notice Feb 8, 2022 - 10 to 11 AM EST - By,: HYDAC, Subject: On-line Monitors

Reducing Tribological Losses and Failures – Part 11 Workshop


2021 Fall and 2022 Spring Program

Toronto Section Chair’s Welcome

On behalf of STLE Toronto Section, I would like to welcome you to our 2021-2022 program. Starting last year, STLE Toronto held several education webinars on-line and we will continue until we will have a safe environment for our attendees.

Our focus will be “cost savings” and / or “manufacturing cost reduction” based on better lubrication, better practices, and / or automated data gathering and processing. These helpful webinars will educate and empower attendees to contribute more to the company through these tough times.

I welcome you all on this program and hope to see you all there.

Behshad Sabah P.Eng. CLS, OMAI, II , CAT I,II


Our technical program over the last few years was based on half day in-person workshops featuring 5-6 speakers. This worked well but with the current concerns about the Covid 19, we are adapting. A short survey determined that the most popular was a talk 30-45 minutes long, on one topic, and held mid-morning. We are also going with live video audio webinars which allows our participants to attend from wherever they are working and there is no time lost for travel. Plus, questions can be submitted in advance or during the presentations. As before we are focusing on technologies that can help save your company resources. This can be better as it might help tribological products last longer, save energy, reduce waste, and/or increase productivity. Win, win, win!

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 or expenses.

Sep  9    Wayne Mackwood and Andrew Keane,  Lanxess re their new urea/CaS grease

Oct 12  Ken Bannister, Engtech Industries Re Asset Management

Nov 9    Matt Hobbs, EPT Re lube oil varnish detection and remediation

Jan 11  Bill Quesnel, Wearcheck Re grease testing

Feb 8     Dr. John K. Duchowski, Corporate Director R&D Gruppe , HYDAC Re on-line monitors

Mar 8    Sonia Hevia, Petro-Canada Lubricants Re electric vehicle tribology

Apr 12  Pall Re controlling water contamination or Lubrizol


Titles might change, but topic will be the same or very similar. Suggestions for speakers to fill the gaps would be appreciated.

Feb 8, 2022 – 10 to 11 AM EST – Dr. John K. Duchowski, Corporate Director R&D Gruppe , HYDAC Re On-line monitors



The complex nature of machinery operating in the present day industrial environments requires the adoption of new and sophisticated maintenance practices that evolve to meet application requirements. Because equipment operation is in a large measure dependent on the quality of the hydraulic and lubricating fluids selected for the application, these fluids are becoming increasingly specialized and often tailored to work under very specific conditions. The last few years have witnessed a progressive shift towards more complex fluid chemistries both in terms of the chemical structure of the base stocks as well as additive package components. In response to these conditions, the equipment OEMs and the operators have began to turn increasingly towards more sophisticated condition monitoring tools and techniques that predominantly rely on the employment of on-line condition monitoring sensors.


Dr. John K. Duchowski - FSTLE

Corporate Director R&D Filtration

STLE Certified Lubrication Specialist and Oil Monitoring Analyst I and II. (CLS, OMA I, II)

Dr. Duchowski graduated with a bachelor degree in chemistry from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and obtained a doctorate at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. From 1992 to 2004 he held the positions of Principal Scientist in the Scientific and Laboratory Services Department and Vice President of Technology in the Machinery & Equipment Division at Pall Corporation. In 2005 he moved to HYDAC Technology Corporation where he holds the position of a Corporate Director R&D Filtration. His projects focus on the effects of physical and chemical contaminants on the performance of hydraulic and lubricating systems and the fluids employed in those systems. Dr. Duchowski is a Fellow of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) and an STLE Certified Lubrication Specialist and Oil Monitoring Analyst I and II.

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Reducing Tribological Losses and Failures – Part 11

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  • February 6, 2022 at 2:21 am

    I was working with O and G over 10 years for hydarulic power unit , hot oil flushing , at this moment more my knowledge and meet great people and great chance to hear

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