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Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids - Overview

COURSE NO: T04-008
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids - Overview
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes the basic principles, characteristics, properties, and applications of different types of lubricating oils.


This course is intended to be a practical guide to lubrication with enough technical detail to allow personnel to recognize and easily discern differences in performance properties specified in manufacturers' product literature so that the proper lubricant for a particular application is selected.


This 4 PDH online course is applicable to engineers, design and construction personnel, and other technical professionals who are interested in gaining a better understanding of lubricants.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the definition of friction and mechanisms of wear
  • Understanding the basic principles of lubrication
  • Learning about the different types and characteristics of lubricants
  • Familiarizing with the applications of lubricants
  • Learning about the basics of the lubrication oil and the production methods
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapters 2 through 4 of the "Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids" engineering manual, published by the United States Army of Corps of Engineers (USACE), Publication Number EM 1110-2-1424, dated January 29, 2016.

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Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids - Overview (877 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Chapters 2 through 4 of this USACE Publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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