STLE Toronto online Technical Meeting Notice - April 23 , 2024 , 10:00 - 11:00 AM EST,Thermal Management - Fluids by Stephen Marshall Technical Service Engineer– Global Fluids , Rechochem

Reducing Tribological Losses and Failures – Part 27 Workshop


2023 Fall and 2024 Spring Program


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.

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

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In this technical presentation, we will delve into the world of automobile coolants, focusing on engine coolant basics, cooling system issues, analytical testing, and coolant types. Engine coolant plays a crucial role in optimizing vehicle performance and longevity, making it essential to understand its fundamentals. By exploring coolant properties, additives, and the factors influencing coolant selection, attendees will gain insights into proper coolant maintenance. We will also address common cooling system issues, such as leaks and overheating, emphasizing the importance of analytical testing for diagnostics. This presentation aims to equip technicians, engineers, and automotive enthusiasts with a comprehensive understanding of automobile coolants, enabling them to make informed decisions for efficient engine cooling and optimal vehicle performance.



Stephen Marshall is a passionate professional specializing in fluid technology. He holds an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alberta and further pursued a master’s degree in industrial automation engineering at the Engineering Institute of Technology. Currently, Stephen serves as a Technical Service Specialist at Recochem, leveraging his expertise and knowledge of fluids to focus on optimizing engine performance and cooling systems. With a specialized focus on automobile coolants, Stephen excels in coolant properties, analytical testing, and maintenance protocols. Through his dedication and commitment, he strives to deliver innovative solutions and exceptional technical support, contributing to advancements in the field and ensuring enhanced vehicle reliability and longevity.

Reducing Tribological Losses and Failures – Part 27

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