ESTL Space Tribology Course

ESTL Space Tribology Course ESTL Space Tribology Course
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    Simon Griffin
    ESTL - ESR Technology Ltd
    Whittle House 410 The Quadrant Birchwood Park Warrington WA3 6FW UK
    phone: +44 (0)1925 843499
    fax: +44 (0)1925 843497

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    €1000 + VAT

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As with previous years ESTL will be holding their Space Tribology Course (STC) at the same location on the 2 days prior to ESMATS. Delegates will be able to book both events through this web site with a single booking when it opens for registration in March 2013.

Space Tribology Course delegates are encouraged to book early to be sure of a place - registrations in previous years have closed early due to being fully booked several weeks prior to the event - and also to assist the organisers in event arrangements. 

Participants will learn:


  • Techniques of applied design of tribological components including mechanisms, bearings and gears
  • How to define and apply criteria for the selection of designs
  • How to define and apply criteria for the selection of materials
  • How theories of lubrication affect critical design and manufacturing decisions
  • Qualification test procedures including thermal vacuum testing of mechanisms
  • The course includes training in:
  • Solid Lubricants including molybdenum disulphide, thin lead films and self lubricating bearing cages
  • Fluid Lubricants including Pennzane and Fomblin Z25
  • Space qualified materials including structural materials, vacuum compatibility and use of heritage data