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CML & Reliability National Forum

The 10th annual Condition Monitoring and Lubrication Forum will be held in Gold Coast (Surfers Paradise), 19th and 20th April 2016. This is the premier conference in Australia for the fields of Reliability Improvement, Condition Monitoring and Lubrication with several streams and with dozens of practitioner presentations.
— Peter Todd, Forum Manager

When and where?

CML 2014 when and where
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Surfers Paradise

19 and 20 April 2016 • Cnr Surfers Paradise Boulevard & Hanlan St Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217 • 22km trip from Gold Coast Airport Coolangatta.

CML forumWhen attending all our National Forums, you will enjoy: Roundtable focus groups • Keynote presentations • Case studies • Post conference workshops and training • Numerous exhibitor / trade booths and displays • Networking drinks • Dinner and live entertainment • And much more.


Great range of speakers, practical and relevant case studies.
— National Forums participant

It was a good couple of days with lots of info and industry contacts.
— National Forums participant

Thanks for putting such a great event with delegates who are keen on many electrical safety subjects.
— National Forums participant

Many thanks again for the exceptional efforts by all with this event.
Once again, very much enjoyed the event and am looking forward to
next year.
— National Forums participant

Forum Program Overview

Forum Theme: Delivering Substantial Benefits Using Reliability
& Improvement Technologies

The main keynote presentation will be by Rick Terpstra from CSR Building Products, who for a number of years has driven a very successful program improving the effectiveness of maintenance and operational business outcomes. There will be 25 other presenter in three stream. A Reliability Stream, a Condition Monitoring Stream and a Lubrication Stream.

FREE Pre Forum Workshops
Mon 18 April   Optional ½ Day Pre Forum Workshop. FREE to Forum Attendees
      8 am Rego → 9 am START → 5 pm Finish
      Choose 1 morning & 1 afternoon workshop:
  Morning   Introduction to Ultrasound CM or Motor Predictive Maintenance
  Afternoon   Introduction to Thermography or Introduction to Vibration Analysis & CM
Forum Day 1
Tue 19 April   8am Registration → 9am Start → 6pm Finish
Forum Day 2
Wed 20 April   8am Arrival → 9am Start → 4pm Forum close
Mon 18 April   Optional Introduction to Lubrication Management Workshop
      7.20 am → Registration → 7.30 am Start → 5 pm Finish
Thu 21 April   Lubrication Management (3 day including Mon Lube Workshop) Certification included Applied Reliability Engineering for Operating Plant (2 days)
Fri 22 April  
      7:30am Arrive → 5pm Finish Thursday (4.15pm Finish Friday)

  1 Introduction to Lubrication Management Workshop (1 day) - 18th April 2016
By Wayne Dearness
    ICML logoGet the essence of the 3 day course (see below) in one day – a great value workshop. Wayne’s Lubrication Management workshop is structured to be a basic but comprehensive introduction the most important issues around lubrication. It will cover lubrication practices, contamination control practices and oil sampling. It is suitable for all levels of people involved with maintenance, reliability, operations and equipment.

  2 Lubrication Management Workshop (3 days) - 18th, 21st and 22nd April 2016.
By Wayne Dearness
    WayneWayne is Australia’s most widely acclaimed lubrication trainer due to his years of hands on practical experience and the technical understanding he has achieved. His workshops are always popular.

Lubrication is such a critical part of maintenance for most businesses and having the right lubrication knowledge and qualifications is an advantage to all people involved with managing the reliability of equipment. His focus is practical application of lubrication management knowledge.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Acquire the knowledge necessary to understand the important lubricant properties and how to select the correct lubricant for each machine application. Learn how to read and understand oil analysis reports, set optimum oil analysis limits, reduce oil consumption and achieve maximum life out of lubricants.

FORUM WORKSHOP DETAILS: The course is challenging and is structured to impart 'industry best practice' lubrication knowledge and skills. The content of the course includes:

Maintenance Strategies: Why machines fail • Company profits • Lubrication & failure avoidance • Lube routes and scheduling • Oil analysis and technologies to assure lubrication effectiveness • Equipment tagging and identification
Lubrication Theory/Fundamentals: Fundamentals of tribology • Functions of a lubricant • Sliding friction • Rolling friction • Mixed-film lubrication • Base-oils • Additives and their functions • Grease lubrication • Thickeners
Lubricant Selection: Viscosity selection • Base-oil type selection • Additive system selection • Machine specific lubricant requirements • Hydraulics • Rolling element bearings • Journal bearings • Reciprocating engines • Gearboxes
Lubricant Application: Basic calculations for required lubricant volume • Basic calculations to determine re-lube frequencies • When to select oil or grease • Delivery techniques • Automatic delivery systems • Automated deliver options • Deciding when to employ automated lubricators • Maintenance of automated lubrication systems
Lube Storage and Management: Lubricant receiving procedures • Proper storage and inventory management - Lube storage containers • Proper storage of lube application devices • Maintenance of automatic grease systems • OH&S
Lube Condition Control: Filtration & separation technologies • Filter rating • Filter system design and filter selection
Preventive & Predictive Maintenance: Routes & schedules • Oil analysis and lube effectiveness • Tagging & identification
Oil Sampling: Objectives • Sampling methods • Interference • Bottle cleanliness • Flushing • Machine conditions
Lubricant health monitoring: Lubricant failure mechanisms • Oxidative degradation • Thermal degradation • Additive depletion/degradation • Testing for wrong or mixed lubricants • Fluid properties test methods

CERTIFICATION EXAM: Those who wish to, can sit for the ICML ISO Cat I Lubrication Analysis Certification Exam at the end of workshop. The exam is held after lunch on Friday, 22nd April 2016.


CML 2014 when and where Hotel Grand Chancellor — A 4-minute walk from Surfers Paradise beach on the Coral Sea, this modern hotel in a tower is also a 5-minute walk from the SkyPoint Observation Deck.  Rooms come with Wi-Fi and TVs, plus room service, tea and coffeemaking facilities, and minifridges. • 22km trip from Gold Coast Airport Coolangatta.


Early bird rates — registrations before 4th March 2016

SIRF and save   General admission SIRF MEMBERS
1 person $1,870 $1,360
2 or more* $1,496 $1,088

Normal registration prices per attendee — for registrations after 4th March 2016

    General admission SIRF MEMBERS
1 person $2,200 $1,600
2 or more* $1,760 $1,280

Forum workshops

  1 day Introduction to Lubrication Mgt $650
2 day Applied Reliability Engineering $1,290
3 day Lubrication Management & Certification $2,100

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* Discount applies only when 2 or more people are booked at the same time.

SIRF members companies enjoy a substantial discount when attending SIRF National Forum. If you are unsure if your company is a SIRF member, call (02) 4271 3585 to find out. Prices exclude GST. * Discount applies only when 2 or more people are booked at the same time. For assistance with registration or for further information contact Peter Todd on T (02) 4271 3585, M 0414 383 350, or email him at

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