Webinar Notice Feb 14, 2023 10-11 AM EST, Operational Savings Using Calcium Sulfonate Grease, By: Frank J. Hayes, CLS, CLGS, MLA-I, MLT-I, OMA-I | Product Specialist, Lubricants - CITGO Petroleum Corporation
Reducing Tribological Losses and Failures – Part 19 Workshop
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STLE TORONTO SECTION
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.
We welcome you all to participate in the program and hope that you can attend. Suggestions for webinars are welcome.
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 11 2022: ‘Ageing & Reconditioning Of Oil: The Tribological Perspective’, Sassan Hojabr, SKF RecondOil Technical Manager
Jan 10th, 2023 , Engineered Bearings and Industrial Motion Components, By: Ryan D. Evans, Ph.D. | Director – R&D, TIMKEN USA
Feb 14th, 2023. ‘Operational Savings Using Calcium Sulfonate Grease’ , Frank J. Hayes, CLS, CLGS, MLA-I, MLT-I, OMA-I |CITGO Petroleum Corporation
March 14th 2023. Role of IoT and Machine Learning in Predictive Maintenance
Titles might change, but topic will be the same or very similar. Suggestions for speakers to fill the gaps would be appreciated.
Webinar Notice Feb 14, 2023 10-11 AM EST, Operational Savings Using Calcium Sulfonate Grease, By: Frank J. Hayes, CLS, CLGS, MLA-I, MLT-I, OMA-I | Product Specialist, Lubricants – CITGO Petroleum Corporation
Bearings frequently fail due to accelerated wear or corrosion, resulting in avoidable maintenance costs and increased downtime. In this session, I will share three different case studies on how the use of calcium sulfonate grease can reduce maintenance costs and increase production. This topic demonstrates how advanced technology lubricants can increase profits.
In this session, you will learn:
- What factors affect greased bearing life
- The difference between most greases and calcium sulfonate grease
- How calcium sulfonate greases can increase bearing life in wet applications (food machinery case study)
- How calcium sulfonate greases can increase bearing life in high load operation (wood pellet mill case study)
- How calcium sulfonate greases can increase bearing life in a high heat environment (corrugator case study)
With this information, machinery lubrication professionals will be able to demonstrate to plant maintenance and engineering personnel how to identify the need for and justify the purchase of calcium sulfonate greases.
Frank J. Hayes, CLS, CLGS, MLA-I, MLT-I, OMA-I Product Specialist, Lubricants CITGO Petroleum Corporation
Frank J. Hayes joined CITGO Lubricants in March 2022 as a Product Specialist. In 2021 and 2022, Frank worked as a Hydrotex Division Partner. From 2010 to 2021, he served as a Technical Services Advisor with Petro-Canada Lubricants. From 2007 to 2010, he was a Technical Services Engineer with Plains All-American Pipeline. From 2002 to 2007, he was an Independent Construction Contractor. From 2001 to 2002, Frank worked as a Technical Service and Sales Rep with Polaris Laboratories. Frank’s first petroleum industry employment was as a Refinery and Lubrication Engineer with Conoco from 1990 to 2001. Before Frank entered the Petroleum industry, he worked as a Liquid Fueled Rocket Combustion Analyst with Aerojet General from 1988 to 1990.
Frank earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University in 1987. His Machinery Lubrication industry credentials include Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS), Oil Monitoring Analyst (OMA), Machinery Lubrication Analyst (MLA), Machinery Lubrication Technician (MLT), Certified Lubricating Grease Specialist (CLGS), and CRC Engine Rater.
Frank’s Machinery Lubrication experience cover the industries of Natural Gas Compression, Power Generation, Food Manufacturing, Construction, Oil & Gas, Fleet, Automotive, Metal Working, Pellet Mills, Paper Manufacturing, Sawmills, Mining, Petrochemical, and General Manufacturing