Joint STLE Toronto/Hamilton In-Person/Hybrid Meeting Notice November 21, 2023 4:00 - 6:30PM EST, "Particle Counting Methods and the Impact on ISO Cleanliness Codes" and "What's New in Oil Analysis" by Bill Quesnel the President of WearCheck Canada held at WearCheck Canada Inc. in Burlington

Reducing Tribological Losses and Failures – Part 24 Workshop

Both In-Person and Virtual Attendance is free thanks to our event sponsors WearCheck Canada and Petro-Canada Lubricants


Abstract: Analyzing a fluid’s particle count is essential to confirm your equipment is operating correctly. Bill Quesnel at Wearcheck will present the various methods for measuring particle counts and how the results may affect your maintenance decisions. In addition, a Petro-Canada case study will teach you more about Phantom/Ghost particle interferences when testing fluids with high additive concentrations. As part of this exciting event sponsored by Wearcheck and Petro-Canada Lubricants, you will also have the opportunity to participate in a Technical Lab Tour while learning about the latest trends in the Oil Analysis Industry. 

Event Schedule:

4:00 - 5:00pm - Lab Tour
5:00 - 5:30pm - Dinner and Networking Break

Virtual and In-Person
5:30 - 6:30 - Live Streamed Presentation

Please register here:

Toronto Section Chair’s Welcome

Dear Esteemed Members and Friends,

As we embark on a new chapter with the STLE Toronto Section, we are thrilled to unveil our exciting and innovative program for the 2023-2024 season. This year promises to be exceptional, filled with opportunities for learning, networking, and advancing the field of tribology and lubrication engineering.

Cost Savings Initiatives:
One of our primary objectives for this year is to help our members achieve significant cost savings. We’ve curated programs and initiatives focused on cost-effective tribological solutions. We’re committed to enhancing your bottom line, from optimizing lubrication practices to reducing wear and tear on critical machinery.

In-Person Meetings:
In response to your feedback, we are excited to announce a return to in-person meetings and events whenever possible. These gatherings provide the ideal platform for face-to-face interactions, allowing you to connect with fellow professionals, exchange ideas, and build lasting relationships.

Industry Tours:
Get ready for a behind-the-scenes look at some of our region’s most innovative and influential companies. Our industry tours will provide unparalleled insights into the cutting-edge technologies and best practices employed by industry leaders. Prepare to be inspired!

Education Webinars:
Our commitment to education remains unwavering. We will continue hosting webinars featuring renowned experts, exploring the latest developments in tribology and lubrication. These webinars will keep you up-to-date on industry trends and equip you with the knowledge needed to excel in your field.

Networking Opportunities:
Connect with like-minded professionals who share your passion for tribology and lubrication engineering. Our events are designed to facilitate meaningful connections, foster collaborations, and expand your professional network.

Community Engagement:
At the heart of our section is a strong sense of community. We encourage you to actively engage with our programs, share your expertise, and contribute to the vibrant discussions that drive our industry forward.

We want to thank each of you for participating in the STLE Toronto Section. Your enthusiasm and dedication are what make our community so exceptional.

We look forward to a year of learning, growth, and success.

Stay tuned for more updates,

Warm regards,

Yen Garcia

STLE Toronto Section Chair 2023-2024

Sr. Technical Advisor @ Petro-Canada Lubricants


Bill Quesnel, President of WearCheck Canada Inc.


Bill Quesnel is the president of WearCheck Canada and has Developed his experience in the industry over the last 30 years, helping many large companies establish successful oil analysis programs. Bill graduated from the University of Waterloo in pre-med with minors in Biology, Chemistry and Computer Science. Bill is CLS, OMA II, MLA III, MLT III, MLT II LLA I Certified and a member of the STLE OMA Committee.

In-Person Meeting will be held at WearCheck Canada Inc. located at 1175 Appleby Line, Burlington, ON L7L 5H9

Reducing Tribological Losses and Failures – Part 24

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