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STLE Toronto Section 

Dinner Meeting

  Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
Join us for a dinner featuring a talk on

"How to Safely Double your Oil Life
through Antioxidant Replenishment"

Speaker - Greg Livingstone
Executive Vice President
Fluitec International, Bayonne, NJ

Abstract: Sacrificial antioxidants play a critical role in determining the life and performance of turbine oils. The vast majority of the time when these oils are changed, the base stock is still healthy but the fluid is condemned because of low oxidative stability. Simply replacing the antioxidants in an in-service turbine oil instead of dumping and recharging the system with new fluid can provide significant cost savings, risk reduction and performance benefits. However in order to do this safely, the process is far from simple. This paper reviews how to determine if antioxidant replenishment is suitable and if so, how the life of turbine oil can be doubled.
Biography:  Greg has been involved with lubrication contamination control and condition monitoring his entire career. He's a Certified Lubrication Specialist and has held industry leadership roles in several committees, including ASTM's Turbine Oil Analysis and Problem Solving committee and STLE's Power Generation, Conditioning Monitoring and Wind Turbine technical groups. Livingstone has authored more than 50 published papers focused on lubricant management.

 5:30 - 6:00pm  - Hospitality     
6:00- 7:15pm - Dinner    
7:15pm  - Technical Presentation

STLE Members - $45.00    
Non Members - $55.00    
Students - $20.00
Retirees and members between jobs $25.00. 

Price includes meal, refreshments and talk. Subject to change without notice. Add $5.00 if not pre-registered. 
You can still attend the talk and dinner if there are enough meals ready. Otherwise you can eat at the restaurant at your expense and re-join us for the talk.

Please send RSVPs to: 

Ed Milanczak  -

Monday, April 11, 2016:

 "Future Trends in Tribology and Lubrication Engineering" and an update on STLE. To be given by Martin Webster (PhD), P rogram Leader at ExxonMobil's Corporate Strategic Research Laboratory in Clinton, New Jersey and current STLE President. Note the Monday.

Toronto Section 2016 - 2017
We are putting together our program for next year so if your company wants to give a presentation or if you know of a good one please let us know.  We are also looking for tour locations.
Contact Brett Lubbock 

Jeff Marois, Innovator Industrial Services being thanked for his presentation on "Hydraulic Maintenance and Troubleshooting" by Toronto Section Chair, 
Solongo Wilson, Chemtura Canada
Hamilton Section

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
Slewing Ring: Storage, Application and Maintenance

Presented by: Navdeep Swach

Bio: Employed at ArcelorMittal Dofasco since 2011 as a Senior Specialist in Rotating Equipment and Tribology. He is also site's Lubrication Engineering Specialist and is CLS Certified. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Toronto. He is currently completing his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from University of Waterloo and owes a lot of what he knows to his mentor, Rick Schrama.
Abstract: Slewing Rings are thin-section rotational rolling element bearing that are used for heavy, slow-turning and /or oscillating load equipment. Examples of applications include Horizontal Axis Windmill, Steelmaking Caster Turrets and Mobile Cranes. These bearings are often integrated with gear teeth (either on the inner or outer race) and a pinion is used to drive them. This presentation deals with their long-term storage requirements, key parameters that must be inspected when they are installed are and what are some of the preventive and corrective maintenance techniques that can be used to increase their service life.

5:15pm: Hospitality Hour 
6:15pm: Dinner
7:15pm: Speaker Presentation
Meeting Location:

The Scottish Rite

(905) 522-1622
If attending please RSVP 
Chris Webb

Cost:  $40.00 for member, $45.00 for non-member, $25.00 for student, $15.00 speaker only (room cost-no dinner)

STLE Annual Meeting
STLE 2016 Early Bird Registration now thru April 14
Registration has opened for the 2016 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada. This five-day conference showcases technical papers, application-based case studies, best practice reports, and discussion panels on industry trends. In addition the exhibit portion of the meeting highlights the latest products and services available for the lubrication professional. Finally the conference will host 12 education courses to support the professional development needs and prepare individuals for one of STLE's 4 certifications. For conference details and to register, visit .

Reserve your room at Bally's at the STLE discounted rate
STLE has reserved room blocks for guests attending the 2016 Annual Meeting. Special discounted rates have been negotiated at Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Bally's Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
3645 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Tel: (877) 603-4390

Reservations for STLE 2016 are now being accepted. 
For further details on the conference and hotel,

Choose from 13 Technical Education Courses at the 2016 Annual Meeting
13 education courses will be hosted at the 2016 STLE Annual Meeting. Education course are offered on 2 days to provide attendees more flexibility when planning conference activities.


STLE Education Course Pricing
$305 with a full meeting registration (except for NLGI course which is $615)
$495 for STLE Members without a meeting registration
$710 for a Non-member with no meeting registration

If you have any questions or would like to see anything specific in our monthly newsletters, please don't hesitate to contact:

 Ken Brown
Eco Fluid Center Ltd, at 416-466-3144 
or via email at
STLE - Toronto Section
Publicity Chair


STLE Toronto Section 
Executive List 2014-2015

Company & Contact Info
Solongo Wilson

Chemtura Canada Co
P: 416-724-3581
F: 416-284-4316

Brett Lubbock 

Petro Canada Lubricants

P: 416-724-3851
F: 416-284-4316  
Past Chair
Chemtura Canada Co

P:  416-724-3653
F: 416-284-4316
Jim Arner
Pirr Tribology Solutions
P: 647-529-1352
Ed Milanczak
P: 416-702-3107
Beshad Sabah
Fuchs Lubricant Company
P: 519-622-2040
C: 226-747-5928

Brian Zander

Lubrizol Canada

P: 905 264-4648

Education Committee
Lorne Brock
Enrol Inc

P: 705-321-1192  

Ted Austin
Canoil Canada Ltd.

P: 905 878-4404
C: 416-576-1239
O: 905-820-2022

Henry Sapiano
Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc

P: 905 804-4718 

Paul Sampson
Lubrizol Canada

P: 905-264-4648
F: 905-264-4654
C: 647-504-8910

Ken Brown
Eco Fluid Center Ltd.

P: 416- 466-3144
F: 416 466-3807
C: 416-458-4189
James Szeto
Petro Laboratories

P: 905- 361-2388
F: 905-361-2411
Jim Arner
Pirr Tribology Solutions

P:  647- 529-1352
Outreach Programs
Andrew Sit

Ontario Power Generation

P: 905-839-1151 x 2007

Wayne Mackwood
Chemtura Canada Co

P:  416-724-3653
F: 416-284-4316
Student Affairs
George Staniewski
Ret'd from Ontario Power Generation  
C: 416-220-3038

Beshad Sabah

Fuchs Lubricants Company
P: 519-622-2040
C: 226-747-5928
Social Media
Brett Lubbock 

Petro Canada Lubricants

P: 905 804-5548
F: 905 804-4740