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Introduction to Fluid

Patch Test Training .

An online course in fluid sampling and patch test procedures.

Studies show that particle contamination is responsible for up to 80% of lubrication-related machinery failures. Patch testing enables technicians to quickly identify abnormal levels of contamination and wear debris so that corrective actions can be scheduled.

Course Duration

Learners complete the course online in their own time. The course should take a learner 3-4 hours to complete and a certificate will be issued upon completion of this course.

Course Framework

The first section details the theory behind fluid sampling procedures and the second section is a practical demonstration of fluid sampling and patch testing.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for learners with basic to intermediate knowledge of fluid sampling and patch test procedures. Complete a quick test to progress to the next section.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

Practical demonstration outcomes:

  • Take a sample that is representative of your system.
  • Set up your patch test apparatus.
  • Determine which patches should be used depending on the sample fluid obtained.
  • Conduct a patch test in accordance with ISO 4407: 2002.
  • Obtain an estimate of the ISO cleanliness of your sample fluid.

After completing this course, you should be able to answer the following questions:

  • What is fluid sampling and why it is an important part of any reliability-centered program.
  • What are the common methods of fluid sampling and what are the preferred methods of obtaining a sample?
  • What factors can impact how accurate the sample you take is?
  • What are the benefits of having a well-defined sampling program in place?
  • What is the patch test and what information can it provide about a system?
  • What are the main data points which can be obtained from conducting a patch test?

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