Expert analysis training from the analysis experts

At T.E. Laboratories (TelLab), we’re experts in oil and environmental analysis. 

Check out the listing below for details of courses currently on offer in these areas  Alternatively, get in touch if you would like to organise tailored training to meet your staff’s precise needs.

10 to 12 September, 2019

Machine lubrication analysis course (MLA Level II)

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

Full details of the body of knowledge covered by this course are available here.

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.


The course fee of €1,150 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.

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

20 May 2020

Transformer oil analysis for condition monitoring

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

Recognising this, T.E.Laboratories (TelLab) has teamed up with Laborelec in Belgium to bring world-leading training in this area to Ireland.


Our one-day Transformer Oil Analysis Training Course 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.

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 here at TelLab. In addition, we will work through a number of case studies to highlight the interpretation of results and formulation of recommendations. TelLab is an Engineers Ireland approved training provider, and this course qualifies for over 7 CPD hours.

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 will take place on 20 May, 2020, 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

Group discounts available: Three or more attendees: 10% discount

For further information  or to register interest in the next course

Contact John McGrath on email

Or call +353 (0)59 9152881

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