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The Importance of LETS When Making Lubricant Recommendations

Patrick Loe | Technical Services Engineer, Lubrication Engineers, Inc.

Webinar Description:
Machinery is used in many aspects of life to perform work and provide the creature comforts we all enjoy. It is imperative for maximum equipment uptime that the machinery operates reliably, which means proper lubricant selection is of utmost importance. In this webinar, find out how a combination of variables are used to optimize lubricant selection. The four-tier “LETS” approach helps to bridge the gap between the OEM recommendation under perfect operating conditions and what is the reality for the end user. Determining load, environment, temperature and speed (LETS) can set up the end user for success as it requires a holistic approach in selecting the correct lubricant. To illustrate this, we will go over a few case studies detailing how lubricant professionals go about making proper lubricant recommendations.

Learning Takeaways:
1. Understand the importance of a holistic approach to successful lubricant selection. This type of approach considers all aspects of equipment – load,
environment, temperature and speed (LETS) – not just the OEM recommendation.
2. Find out why operating conditions and the environment might require you to deviate from an OEM recommendation.
3. Gain a basic understanding of how to select the proper lubricant – oil or grease – by considering proper chemistry and physical properties.
4. Learn how to check equipment manuals, tags and online resources to gain useful insight.

About the Presenter:
Patrick Loe, Technical Services Engineer, Lubrication Engineers, Inc., has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Louisiana Tech University. He holds a CLS certification from STLE, and MLT I and MLA I certifications from ICML. He works closely with the company’s R&D, Lab and Sales teams to help LE customers strengthen their reliability performance and to support them with application and product recommendations.

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Patrick Loe Technical Services Engineer, Lubrication Engineers, Inc.

Patrick Loe, Technical Services Engineer, Lubrication Engineers, Inc., has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Louisiana Tech University. He holds a CLS certification from STLE, and MLT I and MLA I certifications from ICML. He works closely with the company’s R&D, Lab and Sales teams to help LE customers strengthen their reliability performance and to support them with application and product recommendations. Prior to his career at Lubrication Engineers, Patrick worked for Halliburton Energy Services as an engineer in the field of hydraulic fracturing. Patrick also enjoys hunting, fishing, shooting sporting clays, and playing golf in his free time.