BINDT Lubrication Analysis Level 1

It’s said that lubricant is the lifeblood of equipment. That’s why it is critical that all personnel involved in any aspect of machinery lubrication are suitably trained. Our 5-day BINDT approved Lubrication Analysis Level 1 course aims to provide candidates with a thorough understanding of lubrication maintenance principles and an internationally recognised qualification.

This course is accredited by BINDT PCN to CM Appendix C and is aligned with ISO 18436-4 certification programme Lubrication Analysis Category 1 syllabus.

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Course Content

  • Maintenance Strategies
  • Lubrication Theory and Fundamentals
  • Lubricant selection
  • Principles of lubricant selection
  • Lubricant storage and management
  • Oil sampling
  • Lubricant health monitoring
  • Wear debris monitoring and analysis
  • Report interpretation
  • Lubricant contamination measurement and control

Course Objectives

  • Basic understanding of lubricants
  • Basic understanding of laboratory tests and why they are performed.
  • Effects of poor lubrication in machinery
  • Lubricant selection
  • Oil sampling techniques
  • Results and report interpretation
  • Correct storage and management of lubricants

BINDT Approved

As an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), registered by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT), our vibration and lubrications courses are based on a third party condition monitoring certification scheme which is aligned with ISO 18436 standards.

BINDT is an accredited certifying body in accordance with ISO/IEC 17024 offering personnel certification against criteria set out in international and European standards through the Personal Certification in Non Destructive Testing (PCN) Certification Scheme.

Course Assessment

The candidate will undergo a series of formative assessments throughout the duration of the course to ensure learning has taken place. Towards the end of the course, there is an internal written exam. Candidates will be expected to achieve a 70% overall score in order to pass the course. The BINDT PCN certification exam can be taken immediately after the successful completion of the course.

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for any personnel that works in industries where rotating and reciprocating machinery is employed or where hydraulic systems are being utilised.

  • Laboratory technicians
  • Reliability engineers
  • Technicians
  • Maintenance engineers
  • Maintenance supervisors
  • Rotating machinery engineers

more information

For more information about this course, please email us at or contact us on 01709 876712.


This course is an introductory level into vibration analysis and will enable the candidate to establish competency in the fundamental key skills and understanding of monitoring plant and process equipment.


This course is aimed at those who have a good understanding of the fundamentals of vibration analysis and want to be confident and capable of performing industrial machinery vibration measurements and basic vibration analysis.