Added to Cart! Click here to view your cart.

Paper Machine Lubrication Systems

SKU: C-760Duration: 23 Minutes Certificate Included

PPV format perfect for individual users.

Get immediate access to this interactive eLearning course online. Must be used within 30 days, expires 48 hours after launch.

Great for in-person classroom training or as an alternative to DVD.

Includes printable documents and Convergence Video Player for Windows systems. Content expires after 1 year.

Ideal for corporate licensing and volume users who also need administrative tracking and reporting on training.

Get this interactive eLearning course into your LMS or learn how you can leverage our LMS to deliver training to your workforce.

Need multiple courses or have lots of users? Just let us know a little more about what you need and we’ll get you some great volume pricing.

 Need help deciding? Compare delivery formats.

Course Details


Training Time: 23 minutes

 Mobile Compatible

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices


  • English

The main function of lubricants is to keep moving metal surfaces separate in order to reduce friction. On paper and board machines, lubricants are used to reduce friction, wear, and heat in bearings, gears, and drive couplings. Common lubrication points include roll bearings, dryer gears, drive gearboxes and couplings, pump bearings, fan and blower bearings, and agitator bearings. This course describes the main functions of lubricants, safety hazards and safety guidelines for lubrication systems, advantages of grease lubricants, components of and flows in circulating lube oil systems, and the importance of lube oil conditioning and monitoring.

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the functions of lubricants on paper and board machines
  • List the safety hazards and safety guidelines associated with lubrication systems
  • Describe sliding, rolling, and fluid friction
  • List the advantages of grease lubricants
  • Identify and describe the main components and flows of a circulating lube oil system, like those used on paper and board machines

The following key questions are answered in this module:

What advantages do grease lubricants have over lubricating oils?
Grease lubricants offer some advantages over oils: they adhere better to metal surfaces, do not easily leak out, protect against corrosion, and provide some sealing action

Are there any disadvantages to using a grease lubricant instead of a lubricating oil?
Greases do not remove heat or debris away from equipment, like the lube oil in a circulating lube oil system can.

What kinds of chemical additives are used in lubricating oils?
Lube oils can contain preservatives and performance-enhancing additives, such as viscosity modifiers, corrosion inhibitors, detergents, and extreme pressure additives, to name a few

What can be determined by the lab analysis of lube oil?
A typical analysis will determine the dirt content, water content, wear metals present, and level of oxidation of lube oil

How can the lube oil flows to a paper or board machine be monitored?
Optical devices like sight glasses and rotameters require regular observation by operations to confirm flows, while digital flow meters can send the flow information to computer control systems

Below is a transcript of the video sample provided for this module:

The two most common types of lubricants are oils and greases. Oils can be mineral oil-based or synthetics. They are classified by their viscosity or how easily they flow, and the selected oil must be matched to the equipment being lubricated. Thicker or higher viscosity oils are used to lubricate slower speed or more heavily loaded applications. While thinner, lower viscosity oils are used to lubricate higher speed, more lightly loaded applications. For example, on a paper or board machine, the oil used in a circulatory lube oil system that supplies drier can bearings and gears would require a higher viscosity than that used on centrifugal pump bearings which are typically more lightly loaded.

Use the additional resources and links below to learn more about this topic:

Customer Q&A

Be the first to ask a question about this product

Enter your question, and one of our Customer Care experts will respond via email and also post the answer here.

Ask a Question

Sorry, we're missing some information