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    Would you like to Sponsor a UKLA event in 2017?

    Sponsoring a UKLA event gets your company name and logo seen at a range of high profile events in the UKLA calendar.  Please see below for further details and feel free to contact Deborah Grigg +44 (0)1442 875 922 if you wish to discuss any of the opportunities available.

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    UKLA Golf Day 2017

    15th June 2017

    The increasingly popular UKLA Golf Day will return to The Mere, Knutsford for 2017.

    For more information and a booking form please see below.

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    Introduction to Lubricants Training Day

    22nd June 2017

    A one day foundation course on lubricants, tribology and the lubricant sector.

    If you are looking for an intensive, certificated course that will give you a complete overview of the lubricant sector in a single day, then Introduction to Lubricants is for you. Whether you are already working in the industry or new to the sector, the condensed course will provide you with the fundamentals of lubricants, lubrication and tribology.

    Held at UKLA House, Chesham, HP5 1SD.

    Cost £275 members and £355 non members

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    CLC Module 5 – Automotive Lubricants

    29th June 2017

    An enormous topic covering not only engine oils for both gasoline and diesel engines, but transmission and hydraulic applications in addition.  Following on from the additive module this session will highlight the application of the different additive chemistries, relating both types and treat rates to levels of performance and specifications.
    The history of specifications up to and including the latest ACEA performance levels will be

    The trainer on this module will be Dr. Ted Wright.  Following a period of research at Cambridge, Ted joined the Esso Research Centre and was responsible for electron microscopy and all aspects of elemental analysis. Moving into lubricants his positions within Esso included quality control, marketing and procurement. For a number of years he was on assignment as Technical Manager at Comma Oil. Ted is still very much involved in the lubricants industry especially with training and consults on problem solving. He also serves on the Technical Review Panel of the VLS scheme.

    This module will be held at the Leicester Hilton

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    VLS Ltd Presents: ACEA 2016 Engine Oil Sequences Seminar

    7th July 2017

    Come and hear Ford Motor Company explain the OEM perspective on these new engine oil sequences; what the sequences are intended to do, and how they have been developed.

    BP Castrol will also explain the response from the lubricant sector; what these changes mean for manufacturers, marketers and developers.

    Who Should Attend: Senior Executives, managers, and other staff who are involved in planning, managing and developing lubricants, or marketing finished lubricants.

    Your presenter will be:
    Dr. Suhair Abdelhalim, Senior Lubricant Engineer, Ford Motor Company Ltd.

    Paul Beasley, Technology Manager, Customers and Training, BP Castrol

    VLS and UKLA Members only: £99 plus vat. Non-members £199 plus vat.

    To book email by Friday 23rd June 2017.

    The seminar also qualifies for 6 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) under the Registered Lubricant Professional (RLP) scheme.

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    CLC Module 6 – Industrial Lubricants

    20th July 2017

    A comprehensive look at Hydraulic and Circulatory, Gear Oils, Open Gears, Slideway Oils etc. including particularly the importance of viscosity, and additive selection and relating strongly to both the Tribology and Additive elements. Basic guidance on selection of the correct lubricant and the importance of the Lubrication Survey and Rationalisation are included.

    This module will be prepared and presented by Gautier Perrin, Field Engineer, Total Lubricants UK.

    The course will be held at the Leicester Hilton

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    CLC Module 7 – Greases

    28th September 2017

    A science in itself, the use of grease, its different manufacturing considerations, additive types and the basic terminologies of Consistency, Penetration, Drop Point etc. are covered.

    This module will be prepared and presented by:

    Dr.Tim Hutchings CChem MRSC: Technical Manager, RS Clare Ltd.  Tim has worked in the oil industry, for Castrol, Exxon, Infineum, SKF, petroleum technology and RS Clare, the entire period has been spent in technology. He has predominantly; developed lubricants for industrial, automotive and marine applications, deployed additives for engine oils, and developed and recommended greases for use in bearings.

    The module will be held at the Leicester Hilton

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    UKLA Northern Lunch – in association with Oil Recruitment

    Friday 29th September 2017

    The Northern Lunch in association with Oil Recruitment will be held at the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Manchester.

    Further details to follow




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    CLC Module 8 – Metalworking Fluids

    19th October 2017

    Metalworking Fluids have become an increasingly important part of the product portfolio of most lubricant companies. This element explores the basic differences in chemistry and application between neat and watermix fluids, explains emulsions and emulsifiers at a simplistic level, covers the additive technology and different tribological implications
    when related to the previous modules. It provides a thumbnail sketch of the industries, which form the potential customer base.

    This module will be prepared and presented by Steve Rushton and Ian Harris, Application Specialist – Houghton.

    This module will be held at the Leicester Hilton

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    Lubricants and Lubrication Engineering Introductory Awareness Day for Arkwright Scholars

    24th October 2017

    An event EXCLUSIVELY for Arkwright Scholars who are interested in careers in engineering.

    Engineers address issues concerning tribology on a daily basis. Overcoming complex problems using effective lubrication is the foundation of many careers in engineering. From chemical engineers to those managing large-scale machining  operations, lubrication affects the whole of the industrialised world.

    Event Overview
    Learn about the origins of Lubricants including refining and exploration.
    Assess different types of additives and their role in lubrication.
    Explain the different Viscosity & Viscosity Classifications of lubricants.
    Understand Automotive Lubricant Classifications including ACEA and API.
    Learn about lubrication fundamentals including Tribology and wear mechanisms.
    Explain the regulatory landscape impacting upon the sector.

    Benefits to You
    Learn about issues of tribology, lubricants and lubrication in engineering.
    Gain practical knowledge of engineering issues from the experts.
    Network with other Scholars
    Visit one of the leading national bodies representing the lubricants sector

    Limited Places – apply early to avoid disappointment!
    Deadline for applications is 22nd September 2017.

    To book or for more information contact, call us on 01442 875922

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    UKLA Annual Dinner 2017

    Wednesday 1st November 2017

    The 2017 Annual Dinner will be held on Wednesday 1st November at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower.

    For further information please go to the Annual Dinner 2017 page on our website.

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    Extended Safety Data Sheet Certificate of Competence

    16th November 2017

    Understanding, evaluating and managing exposure scenarios

    What is an extended Safety Data Sheet (SDS)? What are exposure scenarios? How should exposure scenarios (ES) be managed within an extended SDS to ensure regulatory compliance?

    This one-day certificated CLC module aims to cover the basic principles of exposure assessment, dealing with the technical application of the extended SDS whilst ensuring regulatory compliance.

    Your trainer will be Gill Pagliuca, Regulatory Affairs Specialist
    Gill has extensive experience in the delivery of a wide range of chemical regulatory compliance services, including REACH and CLP/GHS consultancy services and training, SDS authoring and the transportation of dangerous goods regulations. She is also Chairman of the Chemical Hazards Communication Society and formerly Principal Consultant with AEA Ricardo.

    This training course is available to UKLA members at £275 (plus VAT). Non members can also attend at £355 (plus VAT).

    The training course is recognised as 7 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) under the Registered Lubricant Professional (RLP) scheme. For more details visit

    To book your place, please email

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    CLC Module 9 – Health, Safety and The Environment

    23rd November 2017

    This module covers the evolution of the Health and Safety of ingredients, risk assessment and a hands-on workshop to practice the technique. Risks from heavy metals, such as lead, together with the associated risks of using certain chemical components in formulations, such as sodium nitrite etc. in various categories of lubricants are addressed. It will also cover other issues such as biocides, middle order metals and discussing environmental legislation and trends.  The DVD on the Safe Handling of Metalworking Fluids produced by the UKLA Metalworking Fluids Products Stewardship Group in conjunction with HSE will also feature in this module.

    This module will be held at the Leicester Hilton

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    UKLA RAF Lunch 2018

    Friday 16th March 2018

    Please contact Debs Grigg  at the UKLA Secretariat for further details.

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