One-Day Course: USD $560.00 (Normally USD $700.00 pp)
Two-Day Course: USD $1,040.00 (Normally USD $1,300.00 pp)
Three-Day Course: USD $1,440.00 (Normally USD $1,800.00 pp)
Four-Day Course: USD $1,760.00 (Normally USD $2,200.00 pp)

Special early bird rate valid to 30 November 2019.

training course OVERVIEW

3 March, 2020: Gasoline
4 March, 2020: Diesel Fuel
5 March, 2020: Marine Fuel
6 March, 2020: Marine Lubricant

Michael D. Holloway
Training & Competency Development Leader
5th Order Industry


Michael D. Holloway has over 30 years' experience in industry. In 2014, Michael D. Holloway started 5th Order Industry as a competency development vehicle for MLE, MLT, MLA, LLA, OMA and CLS certification preparation classes as well as projects ranging from ghostwriting, technical marketing, DIY articles, and developing on-line learning management systems. Hired by ALS Tribology from 2013 to 2019, he provided strategic account leadership for top accounts (branded and direct). His term at ALS also included developing internal training for professional development.

From 1999 to 2013, Michael D. Holloway served as Director of Technical Development and Reliability, for NCH Corporation, focusing on lubricants used in Heavy Industrial Equipment, Government GSA, Mining and Construction applications, trained and conducted Plant Surveys, Reliability Proposals, On-site Seminars, Case Studies and Cost Savings Studies, Spend Analysis and Value Recognition Reports, Reliability Audits. Prior to 1999, he worked as an Applications Engineer OEM specialist for General Electric Plastics, as a Product Engineer for Rohm & Haas Electronic Chemicals, as an Aerospace Materials Product Development Engineering Chemist for WR Grace, and as a Polymer Research Chemist for Olin Chemical. Holloway has served as the North Texas Section Chair for Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers as well as national section chair for condition monitoring and certification examiner for the International Council for Machinery Lubrication and as an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Texas, Department of Engineering. Holloway is the author of numerous publications.


All entry-level or seasoned professionals working with fuel-powered equipment and machinery lubrication in petrochemical, power generation, manufacturing, fleet and off-highway, mining, construction and marine. Laborers, reliability engineers, maintenance managers, lubrication professionals, maintenance professionals, as well as mechanics and technicians, will all benefit from these sessions. 


Fuel quality and performance have a direct relationship to equipment reliability and performance.  More than 70% of all equipment issues can be traced back to fuel-related problems.  The three-day session on fuels examines the performance, storage, and application requirements for the optimal use of fuel.  The fourth day is dedicated to marine lubricants and focuses on the unique challenges as well as solutions focused on lubricants used on-board seafaring vessels. Attendees of these sessions will be provided with the most up-to-date information they need to make an immediate impact on the use of fuel and marine lubricants for increased reliability and profitability with reduced downtime.


Day 1 - Gasoline 

Part A

  • Gasoline Composition, Chemistry, Production, Blending, and Specs

  • Octane Measurements and Enhancers

  • CRC Vehicle Satisfaction Programs

  • Octane Requirement Increase Altitude and Climatic Adjustments Phase Separation and Water Tolerance Importance of Volatility

  • Vapor Pressure and Vapor Liquid Ratio

  • Distillation

  • ASTM Volatility Classes

  • Cold and Hot Starting and Drivability

  • CRC Drivability Programs

  • Evaporative and Exhaust Emissions

  • Impact of Volatility Regulations

Part B

  • Additives and Their Chemistry

  • Oxidation and Corrosion Inhibitors

  • Metal Deactivators

  • Engine Deposit Control Additives

  • Oxygenates

  • Chemistry of Alcohols and Ethers

  • Effects of Ethanol and Other Oxygenates

  • Effects on Volatility and Emissions

  • Water Sensitivity

  • CRC Oxygenate Drivability Programs Materials Compatibility

  • Reformulated Gasoline Requirements

  • Gasoline Distribution

Part C

  • Reformulated Gasoline

  • Testing Requirements

  • Regulatory Issues

  • Ozone Depletion

  • Carbon Monoxide Reduction

  • Maintenance of Quality

Day 2 - Diesel Fuel

Part A

  • Crude oil to petroleum products

  • Diesel fuel specifications

  • Diesel fuel test methods: lubricity, low temperature operability, sulfur

Part B

  • Diesel fuel - additional requirements

  • Chemistry & refining

  • Diesel Fuel Additives

  • On-Highway / Off-highway / locomotive / marine / heating oil

  • Alternative diesel fuels including paraffinic diesel and biodiesel

  • Diesel fuel & diesel engine issues

Part C

  • Key ASTM Guide

  • Static electricity & microbial contamination

  • Storage & handling

  • Sampling practices

  • Quality Assurance / Quality Control / Repeatability / Reproducibility

  • Recent diesel fuel issues 

Day 3 - Marine Fuel  

Part A

  • Brief History of Marine Fuel

  • Marine Fuel Specifications

  • Chemistry Primer

  • Crude Quality/Characteristics

  • Refining (Fuels Manufacture)

  • Refining (Blending Practices)

Part B

  • Quality Parameters, Significance and Testing

  • Sampling

  • Current Marine Fuel Quality

  • IMO Environmental Issues/Low Sulphur/ECA/GHG - Marpol Annex VI

  • Diesel Engines

  • Ignition Quality

Part C

  • Fuel Purchasing

  • Fuel Pre-treatment (Centrifuging)

  • Fuel Handling and Delivery

  • Fuel Contamination

  • Resolution of Conflicts

Day 4 - Marine Lubricant

Part A: Diesel Engines

  • Marine engine lubricated components

    • Slow Speed

    • Medium Speed

    • High Speed

    • Cylinder

    • Crankcase

  • Steam and gas Turbines

  • Marine engine oil associated problems

  • Marine engine oil properties

  • Marine Oil analysis

Part B: Gears and Marine Transmissions

  • Closed and open gear types

  • Gear / Transmission oil associated problems

  • Gear / Transmission oil properties

  • Gear / Transmission Oil analysis

  • Stern Tubes

Part C: Marine Hydraulics

  • Marine hydraulic pump types

  • Marine hydraulic fluid associated problems

  • Marine hydraulic fluid properties

  • Marine hydraulic fluid analysis

Part D: Marine Chain, Wire Rope, and Cable

  • Marine Wire Rope and Cable types

  • Marine Wire Rope and Cable associated problems

  • Marine Wire Rope and Cable oil properties

  • Marine Wire Rope and Cable oil application

  • Marine chain types

  • Marine chain associated problems

  • Marine chain oil properties

  • Marine chain oil application

Part E: Operations

  • Environmental Concerns

  • On-board Blending

  • Vessel General Permit

  • Storage 

  • Sulphur regulations: the road to 2020 and beyond

  • Ocean-going methanol dual-fuel ships

  • ME-LGI methanol dual-fuel two stroke engine vessels

  • The role of used oil analysis

Special early bird rate valid to 30 November 2019.