M301 – Bearing Maintenance & Lubrication

M301 – Bearing Maintenance & Lubrication


Are you involved in, or responsible for, maintaining rotating equipment at your site?  If yes, this course may be for you, or your direct reports.  The course is instructed by an instructional staff that have about 30-years (each) of hands-on experience as well as significant experience in successfully presenting this information.

Ever have a forced outage due to bearing failure?  What a simple device, a bearing!  Help to eliminate this kind of outage by the knowledge of properly selecting, installing, and lubricating bearings.

This course is directed toward personnel who are responsible to purchase, install, maintain, or repair bearings in any mechanical system.  Learn the different type bearing systems, including the bearing function, load tolerance and expected lifespans.  Learn to better anticipate bearing maintenance requirements, reduce unnecessary down time and effectively resolve O&M problems.

(Recommended Prerequisites - None)


At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  1. List the various types of bearings typically found on rotating equipment.
  2. Describe how different types of bearings are used.
  3. Describe assembly/disassembly considerations for the different types of bearings.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge regarding the collection and analysis of clearance data when a bearing is installed.
  5. Describe typical failure modes of the listed bearings.
  6. Describe lubrication principles as they are applied to the different bearing types.
  7. List those lubricants that are considered acceptable for use on the different bearing types.
  8. Describe the different bearing seals.

Course Dates / Location / Fee

See www.hpcnet.com for detail on the course dates / locations / and registration fees.  Course is typically 2-days in length, including exam.

HPC’s 3-4-2 policy applies:  Sign up 3 for the same course/date, pay in advance, and pay for only 2 (the 3rd participant is free)!

HPC Technical Services reserves the right to cancel any course/seminar within 10-working days of the scheduled date.  Fees are 100% refunded or credited to another Seminar (clients' choice) if HPC should cancel any Seminar.  HPC is not responsible for non-refundable airline tickets or other travel expenses under any circumstance.

This 2-day class is immediately followed by, in the same week, a 2-day class on Hydraulic & Pneumatic Principles, M302.  Enroll for both courses and receive a discounted price.

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Selection, installation, maintenance and repair discussions for each bearing type.
  • Rolling Contact Bearings including; Ball, Roller, Tapered Roller, Needle and Linear.
  • Sliding Surface Bearings including: Fixed Bore, Elliptical, Tilting Pad journal bearings
  • Tilting Pad and Tapered Land thrust bearings.

Day 2

  • Selection and application of commonly used lubricants including; Lubricant Types, Lubricating Methods and Systems.

Frequently asked questions

  • Will HPC Technical Services bring this course to our location for our personnel only? YES, call or email Stephen Parker, stparker@hpcnet.com for a price quotation.
  • Will HPC Technical Services customize the presentation at our site to suit our particular needs?
  • Is HPC Technical Services' textbook available for purchase as a reference document? Coming Soon
  • What is the cost for HPC Technical Service to deliver this course at our location? Well, of course that can vary, but generally speaking, if you're planning on having 6+ attend, when considering your T&L, it is to your advantage to perform the course at your plant (office).  You gain from the customization and price.
  • Can HPC Technical Services provide "Technical Assistance" in conducting functional checkouts or troubleshooting problems? Yes we can.  Call or contact Stephen Parker, stparker@hpcnet.com for our rate sheets and any further information required.

What you will receive

  1. 1 copy of HPC Technical Services' textbook, Bearing Maintenance & Lubrication
  2. A "Certificate of Completion"