Lubricant Analysis Category 2 aims to equip candidates with the skills and knowledge required to establish, implement and manage a lubrication programme, by having a good understanding of lubrication best practices and the specialised testing required for specific lubricants.

The course is ideal if you are responsible for making informed lubrication decisions at your organisation. As well as covering the fundamentals, candidates will learn advanced diagnostic and troubleshooting techniques, the contamination effects on machinery, the integration of lubrication with other CBM technologies, and much more.

This course is based on the ISO 18436-4 certification program for lubricant analysis category 2. The course runs over four days with an additional half day for review and optional BINDT PCN certification exam.


  • Understand the fundamental aspects of Reliability-centered maintenance (RCM)
  • Aspects of Condition-based maintenance (CBM)
  • Effects of poor lubrication in machinery
  • Contamination effects on machinery
  • Oil sampling techniques and best practices
  • Lubricant health monitoring and diagnostics
  • Laboratory tests
  • Wear debris analysis techniques


  • Maintenance Strategies
  • Lubrication Theory and Fundamentals
  • Lubricant contamination measurement and control
  • Lubricant health monitoring
  • Wear debris monitoring and analysis
  • Report interpretation
  • Oil sampling Procedures


You will undergo a series of formative assessments throughout the duration of the course. Towards the end of the course, there will be an assessment in the form of a written exam. Candidates will be expected to achieve a +70% overall score in order to pass.

The BINDT PCN certification examination can be taken immediately after the successful completion of the course.