Webinar Notice Oct 11, 2022 10-11 AM EST, ‘Food Grade Lubricants - an Overview: By Behshad Sabah P.Eng CLS, OMA I,II - HF Sinclair -Petro Canada Lubricant

Reducing Tribological Losses and Failures – Part 16 Workshop

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2022 Fall and 2023 Spring Program

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Toronto Section Chair’s Welcome

On behalf of STLE Toronto Section, I would like to welcome you to our 2022-2023 program. Starting two years ago, 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

STLE Toronto Section Chair. 2022-2023



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 20, 2022: Rolling Bearing Damage and Failure Analysis: A Snapshot;  By Devan Devalia – SKF Canada

Oct 11, 2022: ‘Food Grade Lubricants – an Overview: By Behshad Sabah P.Eng CLS, OMA I,II – HF Sinclair -Petro Canada Lubricant

Nov 8 2022: ‘Ageing & Reconditioning Of Oil: The Tribological Perspective’, Sassan Hojabr, SKF RecondOil Technical Manager

Feb 14 2023: TBD


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

Webinar Notice Oct 11, 2022  10- 11 AM EST, ‘Food Grade Lubricants – an Overview: By Behshad Sabah P.Eng CLS, OMA I,II – HF Sinclair -Petro Canada Lubricant


This presentation will provide a general overview for the food lubricant regulations, approvals, types, and specifications based on the application.


Behshad Sabah P.Eng - CLS , OMA I, II, CAT I,II


Behshad Sabah is a Mechanical Engineer – licensed in Ontario since 2008- who has been working in tribology and lubrication field since 1996 in different capacities and companies.

He joined Petro Canada in 2017 as Senior Technical Service Advisor covering Mining, Forestry ,and Food industry in GTA and Ontario north.

He is a member of STLE since 2005 and is the Toronto Chair since 2020, holding CLS, OMA I, II plus CAT I and CAT II vibration analysis certifications.

Reducing Tribological Losses and Failures – Part 16

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