Chevron experts leading lubrication workshops at reliable plant 2018

The Reliable Plant Conference and Exhibition is the number-one forum for manufacturing plant operators looking for state-of-the-art ideas and strategies to optimize efficiency, reduce overhead and improve worker safety.


Naturally, proper machinery and equipment lubrication figures prominently in achieving those goals. At this year’s conference, a number of Chevron experts will be leading workshops on best lubrication practices to help attendees get the maximum performance and value. Among the topics we’ll cover:


Identifying Lubricant Requirements – You can’t always rely solely on the OEM maintenance manual to pick out the right product for unique applications, operating conditions, and business objectives. In this session, we will discuss the importance of gathering all necessary information about your equipment to make the best-informed lubricant decision.


Matching Lubricants and Applications – There’s no such thing as an “all-purpose” lubricant for precision plant machinery. And OEMs are always updating their oil specs. Misapplying lubricants can have dire consequences in downtime and repair costs. Learn the basics of selecting the right lubricant for any application to help optimize performance and extend equipment life.


Evaluating Different Lubricants – Once you’ve identified the right lubricant type for a specific application, how do you decide among the many brands on the market? It helps to know how OEMs use performance testing to evaluate lubricants for their equipment. This workshop will help you understand what to look for and the right questions to zero in on the best choice.


How to Get the Most Out of Your Lubricant Supplier – Your supplier relationship should be based on more than price. Learn the right approach for selecting and working with a supplier to be sure you are getting added value and support for the long term.


Machine lubrication is more nuanced than it might seem on the surface. The more you know, the better you’ll be able to make decisions and follow practices that will lead to improved efficiency and lower overall operating costs. We look forward to seeing you at Reliable Plant.



Dan Holdmeyer
About the Author: With over 35 years in the oil and gas industry, Dan Holdmeyer has worked for Chevron the past 14 years, serving in a variety of capacities with the company in addition to his current post as Industrial and Coolants Brand Manager where he works as a lubrication engineer that supports Chevron Delo and other related lubricants brands. He plays an integral role in supporting and managing a variety of programs related to off-highway and on-highway lubrication needs. Dan also works as Chevron’s Training Specialist for their Global Lubricants division since joining the company. Prior to joining Chevron, Dan worked as a Field Engineer at Mobil Oil Corporation for 20 years (1979-99) after graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.

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