Machine Lubrication Management (MLA) Level I Training this June

Mechanical wear and corrosion account for approximately 70 per cent of industrial machine failures – and, in turn, the majority of mechanical failures can be attributed to poor lubrication practice.

This 3-day course, on June 18 to 20, 2019, is geared to professionals who want to know more about best practice machine lubrication and/or are in the early-stage of rolling out a machine lubrication oil analysis programme for condition monitoring.

What the course covers

  • Maintenance Strategies
  • Lubrication Theory/Fundamentals
  • Lubricant Selection
  • Lubricant Application
  • Lube Storage and Management
  • Lube Condition Control
  • Oil Sampling
  • Lubricant health monitoring
  • Wear Debris Monitoring and Analysis

TelLab is an Engineers Ireland approved trainer and this course provides over 20 CPD hours.

On day four (21 June) participants can opt to do the ICML level I examinations, but this is purely optional.

Download Course Brochure Here

The venue

The course takes place here at T.E. Laboratories (TelLab) in Tullow, County Carlow. TelLab is Ireland’s only specialist accredited machinery lubrication oil analysis laboratory, so our venue gives course participants a unique opportunity to see a real oil analysis laboratory in action.

The tutor

The course is presented by Martin Williamson, Director, KEW Engineering. Martin began his maintenance career in the South African mining industry. Over the past decade, he has been presenting training classes and undertaking consulting projects internationally on behalf of Noria Corp and other key clients such as BP, Dow Corning, Marathon Oil and Cargill as well as working on various related ISO working groups and the International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML).


The standard rate for this three-day course is €1,150, including all course notes, lunches, tea/coffee breaks, etc.

Organising your ICML exam

You can take your purely optional ICML exam at T.E. Laboratories on the fourth day – 21 June 2019. Register online for your MLA Level I exam at The examination fee is €400, payable directly to ICML.

Book your place

Call T.E. Laboratories directly on +353 (0)59 9152881 or email John at to reserve your place, find out more and have any of your questions answered.

Alternatively, you can book directly on the Eventbrite booking engine here 

Machine Lubrication Oil Analysis Training – Level II this September

Take you MLA training to the next level: 

 10 to 12 September  2019, at T.E Laboratories Ltd, Tullow, Co Carlow.

Lubrication oil analysis is a powerful condition monitoring and predictive maintenance technique. By analysing a small sample of your machine’s lubrication oil, it is possible to flag up potential sources of trouble before they lead to break downs.

Designed to take your knowledge and capabilities to the next level, this 3-day MLA Level II course is geared to professionals who have already completed MLA Level I training OR who have acquired equivalent knowledge through practical experience.

What the course covers

Commencing with a brief review of lubricant roles and functions and oil analysis maintenance strategies, the three-day course then moves on to the main focus, as follows:

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

On day four (13 September) participants can opt to do the ICML MLA Level II examinations, but this is purely optional.

Download the course brochure here

The tutor & venue

The course is presented international trainer and machine lubrication expert by Martin Williamson, Director, KEW Engineering. It takes place here at T.E. Laboratories (TelLab) in County Carlow, providing participants a unique opportunity to see a busy oil analysis laboratory in action. TelLab is an Engineers Ireland approved trainer, and this course provides over 20 CPD hours.


If you book before Friday 28 June, we are offering this 3-day course at an Early Bird rate of €1,000. The course fee includes all course notes, lunches, teas/coffees etc. over the three days. The optional ICML exam on the fourth day is an additional cost of €400, payable directly to ICML. See

For further information and to book your place

Contact John McGrath on email

Or call +353 (0)59 9152881

Alternatively, you can book directly on the Eventbrite booking engine here

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