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Expert analysis training from the analysis experts

TelLab provides expert training in

  • Water analysis using HACH instrumentation for laboratory technicians and chemists, supporting your company’s  compliance with its Trade Discharge Licence or EPA Integrated Pollution Control Licence (IPC)
  • Machine-care lubrication management and analysis and transformer oil analysis as vital tools in preventative and proactive maintenance, for reliability and maintenance professionals in manufacturing industries, the power generation sector and fleet operations

We can provide customised training

If the training dates or courses we are currently offering don’t suit your training requirements, get in touch. We may be able to organise tailored training to meet your staff’s precise needs.

Training from the analysis experts

At T.E. Laboratories (TelLab), we’re experts in analysis. Our environmental laboratory is INAB accredited to ISO 17025 standards, and we operate Ireland’s only specialist accredited oil analysis laboratory.  In addition, we are leading or partnering in a number of EU and national research projects aimed at developing novel, disruptive analytical technology.

We specialise in

  • Water analysis, including industrial and municipal water and wastewater analysis
  • The development of novel analytical sensors & device for environmental applications
  • Drinking and well water testing for householders and commercial premises
  • Soil analysis
  • Machine-care lubrication oil analysis (MLA), vehicle engine oil analysis and transformer oil analysis for condition monitoring and preventative maintenance
  • Fuel analysis for microbiological contamination in fuel storage tanks
  •  DIY test kits for stretched petrol and laundered diesel

The ideal provider for your analytical staff training needs

At T.E Laboratories, you staff will experience a working laboratory that specialises environmental and oil analysis. Because this is what we do everyday, our training is practical and hands-on, with an immediate pay-back for your company in terms of  improved speed and accuracy in analytic procedures and skills development for your key employees.

To find out more about staff training, contact John McGrath on T +353 (0)59 9152881 or email jmcgrath[@]

Alternatively, submit your details to the signup at the bottom of this page to be informed of upcoming courses.

Next machine lubrication analysis (MLA) Level II training starts in February 2019

Take you MLA capabilities to the next level with our MLA Level II training course.

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

Cost: Book before Friday 21 December to avail of our Super-Early-Bird rate and save €200 on the standard course fee

Download the course brochure here.

As a maintenance, reliability, lubrication or condition monitoring specialist,  you understand the role of regular lubricant analysis as a powerful indicator of plant health and a vital tool in preventative  maintenance. Now, this MLA Level II course, is deigned to take your knowledge and capabilities to the next level. The 3-day 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 (8 February) participants can opt to do the ICML MLA II examinations, but this is purely optional.

The tutor & venue

The course is presented international trainer and machine lubrication experts 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 21 December, we are offering this 3-day course at a Super Early Bird rate of €950. 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, payable directly to ICML. See The examination fee is €300, payable directly to ICML.

Book your place on our next MLA Level II Course now to save €200. Contact John McGrath on +353 (0) 59 91 52881 or email jmcgrath[@] Alternatively, you can book directly on the Eventbrite booking engine here 

Reliability Ireland 2019: Radisson Blu Cork, 26 and 27 March

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 launch special, we are offering a reduced rate for the first 50 delegates who register before 4 January 2019, providing a discount of €150 on the standard ticket price. 

Conference themes & format

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

The venue

The conference venue, 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. 

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 oil analysis and training as a tool in machine care, 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 launch rate:

Visit  the event booking engine 

Call us on +353 (0)59 9152881

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Oil Analysis for Transformer Condition Monitoring:

One-Day Training Course – 22 May 2019

A programme of regular oil sampling and analysis plays a vital role in ongoing transformer condition monitoring and, critically, help to ensures the maximum availability, reliability and lifetime of transformer assets.

Recognising this,  T.E.Laboratories (TelLab) has teamed up with Laborelec in Belgium to provide a one-day Transformer Oil Analysis Training Course that will enable you to:

• Define and implement a programme of oil analysis to monitor the condition of transformers.

• Understand and interpret oil analysis reports and implement maintenance recommendations.

Book and pay for this course by 28 February 2019 to avail of our early-bird fee and save your company €125

Download the course brochure here

Content of the training

The training starts with a half-day theoretical session addressing various aspects of transformer condition assessment:
• Why perform transformer oil analyses?
• What are the main oil and paper degradation mechanisms?
• Which analyses apply to which types of transformers?
• Why perform different kind of analyses at different frequency?
• What is the best frequency for conducting the analyses?
• How should the test results be interpreted: trending, comparison with international standards, etc?
• How can the results be used to create and implement a maintenance action plan?

In the afternoon, there will be a visit to our oil analysis laboratory. In addition, we will work through a number of case studies to highlight the interpretation of results and formulation of recommendations.

About our training partner

Laborelec is a leading power technology research and competence centre. It was established in 1962 to support Belgian electricity companies with research, development and specialised services. Today, it is part of GDF SUEZ, a world leader in energy.

Date & Venue

The one-day training course takes place on Wednesday 22 May, 2019, at our laboratories in Tullow, Co. Carlow, Ireland, allowing participants to visit a real working transformer oil analysis laboratory in action.


€975.00 per person ex VAT.
Early-bird fee: €850.00 if booked and paid in advance of 28 February
Group discounts available: 3 or more attendees 10% discount.

For further information

Contact John McGrath on email jmcgrath[@]

Or call +353 (0)59 9152881

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Download the course brochure here

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