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Take you MLA training to the next level: 

 5 to 7 February 2019, at T.E Laboratories Ltd, Tullow, Co Carlow.

Correct lubrication management and a regular programme of oil sampling and analysis is vital to ensure optimum machine care and condition monitoring, supporting maximum asset lifetime, availability and reliability.

TelLab has designed this MLA Level II training course in partnership with international trainer Martin Williamson of KEW Engineering to enable maintenance and reliability professionals to improve their machine lubrication management and analysis techniques and help their organisations achieve compliance with ISO 9001 or ISO 55000.

What the course covers

This Engineers Ireland approved MLA level II, three-day training course is geared to condition monitoring professionals who have already completed MLA Level I training OR who have acquired equivalent knowledge through practical experience. It takes place at T.E. Laboratories, giving participants the opportunity to visit a real working oil analysis lab.

Commencing with a brief review of lubricant roles and functions and oil analysis maintenance strategies, the course focuses on

  • Oil sampling
  • Lubricant health monitoring
  • Lubricant contamination measurement and control
  • Wear debris monitoring and analysis

On day four (8 February) participants can opt to do the ICML MLA II examination, but this is purely optional.

Cost: Super-early-bird booking discount fee of €950, €1,150 thereafter.

For more information, contact John McGrath on +353 (0) 59 91 52881 or email

Reliability Ireland 2019 launches

Cork venue, new themes, and a special discounted ticket rate


Following Reliability Ireland 2016 and 2017, and Reliability UK in 2018, TelLab is bringing this leading conference to the Radisson Blu, Cork, on March 26 on 27, 2019.

Reliability Ireland is a 2-day learning and networking conference for engineers responsible for maintenance, reliability, continuous improvement, condition monitoring or asset management in the manufacturing, power generation and fleet management sectors.

As a super-early-bird special, we are offering a reduced rate for delegates who register before 1 February 2019, providing a discount of €100 on the standard ticket price. 

The focus of this year’s event

This year’s Reliability Ireland conference is based around three themes designed to respond to the most critical information and knowledge gaps engineers in industry are seeking to address right now.

  • 21st Century Condition Monitoring and Preventative Maintenance
  • Next-Generation Reliability & Asset Management for Industry 4.0
  • Strategy, leadership, training, and culture for reliability project success

With an engaging mix of presentations from world-class subject matter experts, the conference will feature

  • Case studies from practising engineers who have walked the walk
  • How-to sessions from international trainers and subject matter experts
  • Site visits aimed at learning from best practice in relevant industries
  • An exhibition area, with suppliers of reliability-centered products and services, demonstrating new launches and approaches
  • An entertaining social programme to unwind and build your professional network

Conference venue

Following on from previous conference venues – Kilkenny, Dublin, and Manchester – this year we are bringing the event to Cork. With global names such as Apple, Pfizer, and Amazon, the southwest region is home to 158 multinational companies. Cork’s business strengths include life sciences & food, technology and a growing marine and energy cluster, and we plan to integrate these sectoral focuses into the agenda.

The conference hotel, the Radisson Blu, is conveniently located just miles from Cork City.  Cork International Airport is approximately a 15-minute drive away, and Kent Train Station, situated at the outskirts of the city centre, is less than a 15-minute drive or taxi ride from the hotel. 

About the organiser

This is the fourth major reliability-focused conference to be presented by T.E. Laboratories. A multi-divisional Irish SME, driven by a passion for chemistry and innovation, TelLab’s thought-leadership position in the reliability field stems from its status as Ireland’s only specialised oil analysis laboratory, accredited to ISO 9001:2015 standards. We provide machine lubrication and transformer oil analysis services and training as a tool in condition monitoring and predictive maintenance for major clients across industry, power generation and large-scale fleet operations.

For further information and to avail of the discounted rate:


Call us on +353 (0)59 9152881

Or email

T.E. Laboratories in the news

The Irish Times reports on T.E. Laboratories (TelLab) winning funding under the EU LIFE programme and Enterprise Ireland’s IP Plus programme.

Read the article here


EPA reports creches, nursing homes and hotels using their own wells for drinking water could pose a serious health risk

An EPA report focusing on the quality of private water supplies in Ireland has found that the quality of drinking water in private supplies remains poorer than that in public supplies. The report, released today, also shows that monitoring of private supplies remains inadequate.  

Commenting on the findings, Dr Tom Ryan, Director of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Enforcement, said that he was concerned about the continuing poor quality of drinking water in private supplies serving commercial or public activities such as crèches, nursing homes and hotels.

“The consumption of water of unknown quality poses a serious health risk to consumers, particularly vulnerable people such as the young and elderly,” Dr Ryan warned.

The only way to tell if your drinking water is safe is by having it tested at a certified laboratory. Harmful bacteria, parasites and viruses are invisible to the naked eye, so water that looks and tastes good may not necessarily be safe to drink.

TelLab is an INAB Accredited Environmental Laboratory and can perform drinking water analysis  for well grants as well as to assess the general quality of your water. We provide a full service of supplying bottles, carrying out all analysis and providing a full explanation of drinking water results.


To have your drinking water tested:

  • Call us for a quote on 059 91 52881 or email us
  • Call our office or fill out the online contact form for your FREE Sample Bottle test kit (All kits come with instructions and a form to be completed before submitting your samples)
  • Fill the bottles, complete the form and return to TelLab within 6 hours
  • Pay onsite via credit card, cheque or cash
  • Sample results will be issued within 12 working days. Reports are issued in electronic and hard copy format.


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New NSAI ISO 9001:2015 Cert

We are pleased to announce that I.S. EN ISO 9001:2015 has been granted to T.E. Laboratories Ltd. by NSAI. View our certificate here.

TelLab receives new accreditation status!

T.E. Laboratories is delighted to announce that our 17025 scope of accredited testing has been expanded to include Chemical Oxygen Demand, Total Phosphorous, Ammonia and Suspended Solids.

ChemCatcher comes to TelLab

TE Labs have collaborated with the University of Portsmouth for the production and supply of a unique passive sampling device which monitors a wide variety of pollutants in water.

Please visit for more details on this product (or alternatively click here for more info)

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