Root causes of lubricant degradation and how to prevent it from harming your machines

Oil analysis is a primary way to determine lubrication breakdown, a sign of potential premature failure in critical and other assets. Lubricant degradation occurs in six ways—oxidation, thermal degradation, micro dieseling, electrostatic spark discharge, additive depletion, and contamination. Expert Sanya Mathura, founder of Trinidad-based Strategic Reliability Solutions, Ltd., introduces the basic concepts of lubrication, and discusses how a lubricant can degrade and ways each situation can be handled to avoid asset decline and demise. Mathura’s company has solved lubrication problems and provided training in the automotive, industrial, marine, construction, and transportation sectors.

Sanya Mathura, Founder, Trinidad-based Strategic Reliability Solutions, Ltd.

Sanya Mathura is the founder, managing director, and senior consultant of Strategic Reliability Solutions, Ltd., based in Trinidad. She works with global affiliates in reliability and asset management to serve her clients. For several years, Mathura has solved lubrication problems in the automotive, industrial, marine, construction, and transportation industries, in Trinidad and Tobago, as well as internationally. She recently attained her Machinery Lubrication Engineer certification from the International Council of Machinery Lubrication, becoming the first in her country to secure this certification. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering Asset Management.

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Original session held on January 20, 2021

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